There has been a smorgasbord of sports news on and off the playing field/court, some more appetizing than others. Here are some of the morsels:
First an appetizer:
- My quote of the week came on Wednesday from the Bears media sessions at the practice facility. No, it wasn't Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall opened up his session, "May I ask you for a moment of silenceâ€¦for last week's game?" Yes, we will put that game to rest--permanently. (Unless they play like that again.)
- No Rose-no problem for the Bulls Opener; it was just one game and it was Sacramento. It was rough watching the opening video of the team just before the intros and seeing flashes of Rose, a painful reminder to the fans and his teammates.
Off the court, the team and Taj Gibson did get a deal done just before the 11pm deadline on Halloween. Gibson signed a four year deal worth $38 million. As Gibson was talking about it in the locker room, his teammates were yelling at him that the big contract meant he was buying dinner.