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Running with the Bulls!!

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The Chicago Bulls are back and ready to take the court Christmas day against the Los Angeles Lakers.  I don’t know about anybody else, but I wasn’t too worried about missing the season since I still have fantasy football, and the Blackhawks to watch.  I knew the Players and owners were far apart in negotiations, so I wasn’t giving my hopes up for having a season.  Since the deal is reached I couldn’t be anymore excited for the Basketball season to start, and fantasy basketball to begin.

Derrick Rose won’t have to miss a year of his prime now that the lockout is over, and that only benefits the Bulls.  The Bulls come in the second favorites to win the NBA Championship only below the hated Miami Heat.  Free agency is set to begin soon later this week, and everybody will be watching to see what the Bulls do to address the shooting guard position.  I actually like having the rotation of Kyle Korver, Keith Bogans, and Ronnie Brewer, call me crazy but I actually think it worked to our benefit.  Most of the free agents such as Jamal Crawford, O.J. Mayo, and Aaron Afflalo don’t play defense like Bogans, and Brewer do, where they play both ways.  I say keep it the way it is and let the bench mob play out the year, without bringing in some offensive minded ball hog.

I will be putting up the 2011-12 Fantasy Basketball rankings up soon, and will be talking about whether Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, or Carlos Pena are the better fit for the Cubs at first base.

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NBA-1 Chicago Bulls-0

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Say it isn’t so!! The Chicago Bulls finally get a good team, wait.. Let me rephrase that, GREAT team on the court, and the NBA and NBPA can’t come to an agreement.  I can see why the NFL took so long on their lockouts, because there is more risk for long-term health issues in the NFL than the NBA. Why the Players and the NBA can’t come to an agreement on revenue streams to me is mind-boggling.   If there were to be no season at all, it will be really disappointing for NBA fans, and especially the Chicago Bulls.  This means every player gets a year older, MVP  Derrick Rose will be 23 instead of 22, Kurt “Big Sexy” Thomas will be in his 40’s then, and it just kills any momentum the Bulls had going their way into this season.  The Bulls had a great draft, having traded for the rights of #23 draft pick Small Forward Nikola Mirotic, and getting Jimmy Butler with the 30th pick, a great Small Forward from Marquette.

Having lost to the dreaded Miami Heat in the Conference Finals was a heart breaker to all Bulls fans, that team felt like nothing was going to stop them from winning the NBA Championship.  This team reminds me of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup team, having so much depth, and so many role players,  guys like Kyle Korver, Luol Deng, Omer Asik, Taj Gibson, and of course spark plug Joakim Noah. 

Lets just say if there is no season we all should take a day to reflect what this year could have been, and basically what that means is NBA Finals.  Lets hope David Stern and the NBA find a miracle to get a deal done.  If not I’ll leave you all with something to enjoy!!