Tonight I am interviewing legendary Bulls beat writer Sam Smith, author of the explosive 1991 best-seller The Jordan Rules, and incredibly, I am actually reading the book for the first time. It is, as expected, simply delicious, and has me savagely scouring youtube for full Bulls game broadcasts from the 1990-91 season.
After spending a few hours at the library this afternoon running through Smith's '91 Trib microfilm archives, I returned home and hopped on youtube to pull up a few regular season games I'd just read about when, behold, I was blessed with a video that nearly every Bulls fan will enjoy: youtube user MatthewHeung11 has compiled 3 minutes and 8 seconds of Bulls highlights from 1989 to 1998, all under the traditional form of the NCAA tournament's One Shining Moment.
And dude didn't just puke these clips out of his face. This is a well-edited video with up-close footage and classic moments, organized chronologically (after an introduction) from The Shot in '89 straight through to The Last Shot in '98. Seriously, how the F does this only have 4000 views?
I'll keep my eyes peeled for more great Bulls vids. In the meantime, Merry Christmas Bulls fans!
The Smith interview is for my ongoing oral history interview series with Chicago journalists. Haven't been following it? Here are the last two, both sports-related, with my Chuck Swirsky interview coming next week:
ESPN personality Sarah Spain
ESPN columnist Jon Greenberg