Bulls not trying?

Chicago fans are so used to failure that they can tolerate players who aren't good enough.


Brian Cassella, Chicago Tribune / November 10, 2009

Kirk Hinrich reacts to committing a foul with less than a second to play in the fourth quarter.

Lord knows, we've seen enough of them. But standing around and doing nothing is something else altogether different.

Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro blasted his team for not trying hard enough after two straight blow-outs. And Derrick Rose acknowledged the point when he said:

You can definitely tell when we stop moving.  Everybody just stands around, looking at whoever has the ball. Our
whole offense depends on our defense because we have to get out and

For a city full of people who work hard for a weekly paycheck, understanding professional ball players who have made it to the top and who can't figure out how (or the need) to keep moving and to keep trying is intolerable. And that goes not just for the Bulls.


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  • "For a city full of people who work hard for a weekly paycheck ..."

    Now that manufacturing has left, I don't think that's the case any more. CTA union thugs want to shut down the system unless we now agree to a "permanent solution" of a gas tax, notwithstanding that you correctly pointed out in advance that the sales tax and RETT increases enacted in 2008 wouldn't work. The only support Stroger has is from county payrollers, and maybe some users of County Hospital. The Tribune had an editorial today that each alderman has an unaccountable allowance for payrollers. They also had an editorial where the teacher's union president admitted that education wasn't on his agenda.

    I think that the average person listed above says: "Good Derrick (a Chicago street boy) got his. Where's mine?"

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