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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...

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...
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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...

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...
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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; ...

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.”...
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Filomena Tobias: Joakim Noah Antagonist and Alleged Murderer

Filomena Tobias: Joakim Noah Antagonist and Alleged Murderer
Filomena Tobias has the most famous middle finger in America right now. Tobias has the most famous middle finger since Jay Cutler. By now you know Filomena Tobias as the supposedly “hot” Miami Heat fan who flipped the bird to Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah. She’s the angry blonde trophy wife who screamed and taunted Noah, as well as Bulls forward Taj Gibson. However, the front row femme fetale is a lot more than just your average spoiled South Florida desperate housewife. She’s a “black widow.”...