With Derrick Rose Regaining Form, Bulls Poised To Be Beasts of East

With Derrick Rose Regaining Form, Bulls Poised To Be Beasts of East
When Derrick Rose sat out a couple of games last week with an illness, someone came up to me at my health club and essentially said that the Bulls were lying and Rose actually had suffered another leg injury. No, I said, he was legitimately sick as far as I knew and there was no... Read more »

Benching Cutler A Desperate Move That Doesn't Make Sense

Benching Cutler A Desperate Move That Doesn't Make Sense
I have no doubt that hundreds of thousands — heck, maybe even millions — of Jay Cutler haters across the region rejoiced at the news late Wednesday afternoon that the struggling Bears quarterback will be benched for the final two games of the regular season. Cutler wasn’t very popular before the season began and he’s... Read more »

December Haul Sets Up White Sox For Success In 2015

December Haul Sets Up White Sox For Success In 2015
The Cubs grabbed the local headlines last week with the head-turning signing of free-agent left-hander Jon Lester, but the White Sox also have been making major moves — and improvements — this offseason. The Sox completed a busy two-week period early Sunday morning with the reported signing of free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. That follows the... Read more »
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Despite Considerable Risks, Signing Lester A Great Move For Cubs

Despite Considerable Risks, Signing Lester A Great Move For Cubs
In the long run, big-money, long-term free agent contracts almost never work out in Major League Baseball. When you agree to pay a player superstar money into their mid-30s and beyond, it’s virtually impossible to get your money’s worth. Most players can’t maintain that superstar level of production as they age, others get injured (especially... Read more »

Whatever The Reason, Bulls Benefited From Carmelo Anthony Staying In New York

Whatever The Reason, Bulls Benefited From Carmelo Anthony Staying In New York
In a new documentary detailing Carmelo Anthony’s free agency that aired Tuesday night on the MSG Network in New York, Anthony said that at one point he had decided to sign with the Bulls over the summer. “It was one part of time where I was just like, ‘Yo, I’m going,’” he said in the... Read more »

Why Ray Rice Winning Appeal Of Indefinite Suspension Shouldn't Be A Surprise

Why Ray Rice Winning Appeal Of Indefinite Suspension Shouldn't Be A Surprise
In my role as a journalist and sports commentator, I take great pride in the ability to look at a situation objectively and reach a conclusion based solely on the facts. Sadly, that’s not the approach all (or perhaps even most) sports journalists take these days. They often let emotion and public opinion sway their... Read more »
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How Black Friday Became A Symbol Of American Greed And Selfishness

How Black Friday Became A Symbol Of American Greed And Selfishness
Black Friday started innocently enough. The Friday after Thanksgiving, when most offices are closed, evolved into one of the busiest shopping days of the year over time and came to be known as “Black Friday” because it supposedly was the day when most retail stores finally showed a profit for the year. Then about a... Read more »

Rose Sitting Out May Be Frustrating, But Probably Is Right Call Now

Rose Sitting Out May Be Frustrating, But Probably Is Right Call Now
Derrick Rose sat out again Saturday night against the Boston Celtics with two sprained ankles despite probably being healthy enough to play. As you might suspect, Bulls fans are frustrated and more than a few have called the former NBA most valuable player soft. I understand why the fans are getting impatient, but that’s a... Read more »

A Little Advice For Fantasy Football Players: Nobody Cares About Your Team Except You

A Little Advice For Fantasy Football Players: Nobody Cares About Your Team Except You
An open letter to all fantasy football players: Nobody, and I mean nobody, gives a crap about your team other than you. So in case that isn’t clear enough, let me lay it out in simple terms: I don’t want a recap about how you won/loss this weekend, don’t complain to me about how you... Read more »
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Renteria Situation Messy, But Hiring Maddon A No-Brainer For Cubs

Renteria Situation Messy, But Hiring Maddon A No-Brainer For Cubs
Cubs management didn’t make things easy for first-year manager Rick Renteria last season. He began the year with an underwhelming roster, his top two starting pitchers (Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel) were traded at midseason for prospects and he had to bat two struggling rookies (Arismendy Alcantara and Javier Baez) in the top two spots... Read more »