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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...

Chicago Bulls media tweet about NBA Draft Night

Chicago Bulls media tweet about NBA Draft Night
The Chicago Bulls selected Tony Snell out of New Mexico tonight with the 20th pick in the NBA Draft. The Bulls pick again in the second round, #49. I'll be back later with reaction to that pick. I'll also be doing an in-depth profile of both Snell and the #49 pick later. Will link them here. Also, I'll have reaction/statements from Gar Forman and John Paxson on both picks too. Fun fact: newly minted Chicago Bulls guard Tony Snell was actually born in 1991, the same year as the first Bulls NBA Championship. He also has 4.9% body fat...

Chicago Bulls 2013 NBA mock draft composite

Chicago Bulls 2013 NBA mock draft composite
Happy NBA Draft Day! For all you Chicago Bulls fans, get ready to see what the team does with the #20 and #49 picks in 2013 Draft. Here’s a NBA mock draft composite for your favorite team. You know what "The GarPax" always likes to do. GarPax is a combination of GM Gar Forman and VP John Paxson. When the Chicago Bulls approach the draft, it's all about taking a player from a big name school who has a lot of experience. Look for the Bulls to stay in character this draft and take yet another junior or senior from a high major program. Can you believe it's been five years already since the lottery gods smiled upon the Bulls and gave them the #1 pick, despite a 1.4% chance, and brought home Derrick Rose? With D Rose returning, and a couple good moves this summer, the Bulls could be right back at the top of the Eastern Conference heap next season. And here’s our latest 2013 NBA Mock Draft. The most ACCURATE on the whole wide web the last two years!!! David Kay was #1; ...
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Fox, CBS Host Mateen Cleaves talks Derrick Rose, Bulls (Exclusive)

Fox, CBS Host Mateen Cleaves talks Derrick Rose, Bulls (Exclusive)
Mateen Cleaves, a first round NBA draft pick is presently a sports commentator for CBS Sports Network’s “Inside College Basketball” and Fox Sports “Detroit’s Pistons Live.” Additionally, the former Pistons lottery pick hosts SiriusXM Radio’s sports talk shows “College Sports Today” and “NBA Off the Dribble.” Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in... Read more »

Bulls New Practice Facility: free agent recruiting boost?

Bulls New Practice Facility: free agent recruiting boost?
Today, the Chicago Bulls held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the team’s brand new practice facility. The new Chicago Bulls practice home is being built in the United Center’s Parking Lot J; east of the arena across from South Wood Street. Hopefully, this new facility and its convenient location will be a boon to the Bulls' recruiting of high profile NBA free agents. Chicago Bulls representatives and local community leaders were on hand for the historic event. The current Chicago Bulls practice facility, the 35,000-square-foot Berto Center, is located in upscale suburban Deerfield. They are selling the building, so if you have $5 million burning a whole in your pocket, it could be yours. The new $25 million, 60,000-square-foot practice facility construction project is expected to be completed in time for the 2014-15 season. It will be a tremendous upgrade; offering state of the art amenities. (for artistic renderings of the building) “The Bulls have been good neighbors for many years, and I know this new practice facility is going to be a great addition to our community,” said Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.  “The Bulls’ leadership has worked closely with us on this process, and I commend their efforts to further economic development on the West Side of Chicago.”...

Derrick Rose comeback HYPE needs to settle down!

Derrick Rose comeback HYPE needs to settle down!
It's Lent, the season preparing us for the coming resurrection; of Derrick Rose on ??? Jesus Christ on Easter, March 31st. I'm not sure which figure is bigger in Chicago right now, but I'd guess the former. I'm not trying to rip off John Lennon, I'm only trying to help us all in the Second City obtain/maintain some perspective. Now "let he who is without sin cast the first stone," though I have sinned. And this is my confession. Late Friday night, early Saturday morning I posted this article on the site I own/manage:

Chicago Bulls fans, it seems the 2011 league MVP, Derrick Rose, will be playing on Monday night versus the Denver Nuggets. You can see Derrick Rose on the court, not just on pizza boxes. The Bulls moved the telecast of their game with Denver from Comcast SportsNet+ Chicago to Comcast SportsNet Chicago. The Bulls are switching places with the Blackhawks, and when you consider that the Blackhawks have been breaking television ratings records left and right, you know something big has to be happening to bump them down. The news began with Daily Herald Bulls beat reporter Mike McGraw tweeting the broadcast news

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Chicago Bulls Media Day Highlights

Chicago Bulls Media Day Highlights
With former MVP Derrick Rose set to miss at least half the season as he rehabs his ACL, the Chicago Bulls will have a completely different look this season. Kirk Hinrich takes over at starting point guard, and the bench has been completely reshuffled, giving the Bulls basically a whole new team. Which makes this media day and start of training camp basically a very new beginning. A season that will look quite different from the past couple years. Here’s some of the highlights of what was said at media day...
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