The NBA lockout prevented the start of the 2011-2012 season but the Chicago Bulls’ got started on their schedule as planned--well, sort of. TheChicago Tribune’s RedEye reported on a virtual season, courtesy of the videogame NBA 2K12.
London’s Wembley Stadium is the home field for England’s national football team; but Sunday American football was the draw. The Chicago Bears met, and beat, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18. The Bears' record improved to 4-3 as they headed home for a bye week.
Jim Hendry was fired from his post as Chicago Cubs general manager on Friday. His long tenure with the franchise was marked by some rather long-term contracts--some stand to affect the club for years to come. Of course the Cubs don’t have a lock on bad contracts.
As NFL labor negotiations continue, sports fans ponder another lockout. The NBA’s collective bargaining agreement expired Thursday night. That means no contract negotiations, no trades and no basketball practice.
Some Chicago Bulls fans may have been looking for a rough-and-tumble bruiser to support point guard Derrick Rose, to beat off Miami’s Big Three, and take the Bulls to the promised land of the NBA Finals.With their first-round Draft pick, the Bulls selected shooting guard/forward Jimmy Butler out of
Chicago Cub fans got some satisfaction out of the Cell last night. The lovable losers beat the White Sox 6-3 in round one of the annual Crosstown Classic. Meanwhile Chicago is Ground Zero for the NFL Lockout, as team owners meet here to plot their next move.
I wanted the headline of this post to be "Kurt Thomas takes his talents to South Beach." But that will have to wait until, um, never. The Bulls season is over. And the hated Miami Heat move on to the NBA Finals.Last night, I attended Game 5 at the United Center.