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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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