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CSN Chicago broadcasting 3 Games in 1 Night; also how to be on "Beer Money"

CSN Chicago broadcasting 3 Games in 1 Night; also how to be on "Beer Money"
Comcast SportsNet Chicago, or CSN Chicago has a very rare scenario on Friday, April 25. The network will be airing three live professional events simultaneously at 7:00 PM on three separate channels…with games being produced in three separate cities. “Friday night will most definitely be a unique experience for both our network and our viewers with three live games airing simultaneously on three separate channel locations, but we are certainly ready for this exciting challenge,” said Phil Bedella, VP/GM of Comcast SportsNet Chicago. “I’d also like to thank our sister station NBC 5 and their President/General Manager David Doebler for their assistance in making their digital channel, ‘Cozi TV,’ available for our CSN+2 Cubs telecast.”...

Joakim Noah articulates winning the NBA Defensive Award in French

Joakim Noah articulates winning the NBA Defensive Award in French
Bulls Center Joakim Noah has come a very long way since NBA Draft night 2007. Who would have thought the loud guy in the louder almost cartoon like suit and bow tie would one day develop into a star, some would say superstar. Noah has two All-Star appearances and today added an NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award to his credit. Joakin Noah was presented the award at a press conference in the Grand Ballroom of Marriott Resort Lincolnshire. Noah’s parents, former tennis legend and French pop music star Yannick Noah and former Swedish runway model Cecilia Rodhe, were on hand with other friends and family. “all the beautiful little hippies,” Joakim Noah said of his sisters who made the trip to the north Chicago suburbs...

Gang Related Shooting and Basketball: that's what people associate with Chicago

Gang Related Shooting and Basketball: that's what people associate with Chicago
Before Michael Jordan won the first of his many NBA MVPs and the Chicago Bulls their first of many Championships, an interesting thing happened when you told people around the world that you were from Chicago. “Al Capone! Bang bang!” people said to us when traveling in Europe in the early ’90s; quite a bit... Read more »
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Derrick Rose can end Bulls Soap Opera and Cold War

Derrick Rose can end Bulls Soap Opera and Cold War
Derrick Rose returns in a couple hours, and with his play he can go back to being the local-kid-done-good-story that everyone in Chicago loves. All those negative feelings in Chicago will be erased if Rose plays as dominant as he has in the preseason. You won’t have to hear “I hate THIS Derrick Rose,” but don’t hate Derrick Rose anymore. You can put to bed the question of “why didn’t you just tell us Derrick Rose?” Either way, you could have just told us. It certainly took a very long time for us to get a true straight answer regarding why he didn’t return after being medically cleared to do so. Tonight is a night for healing. It’s all about his play, and putting all these bad feelings to bed. It’s Derrick Rose being Derrick Rose; not Derrick Rose secretly having the strings pulled behind the curtain by Reggie Rose. Or Adidas. Or the combined secret cabal of the Mafia, Hip-hop industry, Skull and Bones, Free-Masons, Stone-Cutters, League of Women Voters, U.S. Naval Reserve, BlogHer Convention, NAMBLA and Crab People that joined forces to keep Derrick Rose from playing NBA basketball after being cleared by team doctors in March. ESPN Analyst and former Chicago Bulls Coach Doug Collins answered my questions about how long it will take Chicago and Derrick Rose to come together...

Former Bulls Coach Doug Collins joins ESPN NBA Countdown

Former Chicago Bulls head coach Doug Collins has signed on as a full time NBA Analyst for ESPN. Doug Collins will serve on NBA Countdown – ABC and ESPN’s NBA pre-game show – with Hall of Famer and Michigan State legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Former Fab 5 member Jalen Rose and Elvis Presley of sports journalists Bill Simmons. In addition, he will serve as a game analyst for select telecasts on ESPN...

Tribune's David Haugh talks Cutler, D. Rose, ND and more

Tribune's David Haugh talks Cutler, D. Rose, ND and more
David Haugh signed on with the Chicago Tribune in 2003 after spending 10 years as sports columnist at the South Bend Tribune. He became the Chicago Bears beat writer when joining the Tribune before becoming the Bears columnist from 2006-08. Before the 2009 season, David Haugh became the Tribune’s 17th “In the Wake of the News,” columnist. In this exclusive interview, Haugh and I cover a lot of ground, and get “controversial” at times. Well, you may find some of these topics controversial. And if so, be sure voice your opinion in the comment threads below. Follow David Haugh on Twitter (@DavidHaugh)...
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Meet the new Chicago Bears and Bulls Expert for 95.7 The Fan

Meet the new Chicago Bears and Bulls Expert for 95.7 The Fan
I don’t do much personal “blogging” here. It’s just not what this specific website is about. I’ve only had three previous posts of that nature in the 15 months I’ve been doing this. The first was an announcement I was going to be on the History Channel, the second was a shout-out to everyone from Chicago Now who sent me get well soon cards when I was hospitalized for a month, and the third was my victory lap with all the links to all the national media outlets that followed my lead when I broke the Susannah Collins story. Hey, it's not everyday you get to blow up a journalism DeathStar. When you have the top secret location of the nuclear reactor and the firepower for a direct hit- you can't be trigger-shy. Anyway, here’s the fourth post...

Chicago Bulls radio announcer Chuck Swirsky (exclusive)

Chicago Bulls radio announcer Chuck Swirsky (exclusive)
Chuck Swirsky is the radio play-by-play man for the Chicago Bulls. You can hear him on WMVP AM 1000. Swirsky came to Chicago in 1979, where he was a sportscaster on WCFL. He then joined WGN radio AM 720 in late 1981.  He stayed there until 1994. Swirsky then left WGN for Detroit WJR, where he became Sports Director. Swirsky left there in 1998 to become the play-by-play guy on tv and radio for the Toronto Raptors. He was with the Raptors for ten years, and has been with the Bulls for five. While he was with WGN he also did play-by-play for DePaul. Swirsky also did Chicago Bears, and Cubs pre and post, as well as Northwestern football for the old SportsChannel television station. He also did morning drive talk radio with Bob Collins and Wally Phillips. While he worked in Detroit, he covered the Tigers, Red Wings and University of Michigan basketball and football...

Kendall Gill "The Return" Full NBA Summer League Coverage Team Announced

Kendall Gill "The Return" Full NBA Summer League Coverage Team Announced
We never did get Derrick Rose “The Return” this past Chicago Bulls season. And for obvious reasons, we never saw Kendall Gill “The Return” to Comcast SportsNet Chicago. However NBA Summer League starts up in a matter of days and you can see Kendall Gill “The Return” on NBA TV. It’s hard to remain employed somewhere when you’ve punched another media member. As much as Illini fans everywhere would love to see Kendall Gill return to Chicago airwaves, you just can’t physically assault another media member and still keep your job. Especially if you commit that assault at a time when you are publicly representing your tv station’s brand...
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Chicago Bulls Dominant! Ranking Local Sports Team Twitter Presence

Chicago Bulls Dominant! Ranking Local Sports Team Twitter Presence
I don’t have a lot of Twitter followers, but there are two professional sports teams among my group. And with that designation, they get to enjoy my substantial stream of funny Patrick Kane pictures and hilarious Jay Cutler memes. These two teams are the Chicago Bulls, and their arch-rival the Detroit Pistons. (Keep your enemies close, right?) Coincidentally, the Chicago Bulls have a dominant advantage in Twitter presence among local sports franchises. I listed and ranked them all by number of Twitter followers; as of June 29th, 2013, late afternoon. The Bulls lead the Blackhawks by an overwhelming margin. And then there’s a big drop-off to the Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Fire and Wolves. Therefore, other local sports teams, maybe you should take a lesson from the Bulls and follow me? (@paulmbanks) "I’m just Kidding like Jason. Unless you're gonna do it." CC Nelly. There are just two major college athletic programs that follows me. Marquette and Illinois. Coincidentally, the alma maters of myself and David Kmiecik, The Sports Bank's second major writer. Northwestern? Hello, where are you guys? Well, maybe there really isn’t any rhyme or reason to the follow/defollow/unfollow/follow back world is there? That’s arbitrary and up for debate. However, numbers don’t lie. And I parsed the numbers for you, with all official accounts linked (so you can easily find each team account). I also show you how each Chicago team stacks up against the biggest franchise names in their respective leagues...
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