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Bears Reportedly Set to Deal Marshall to Jets

March 7, 2015

The Brandon Marshall era appears over with the Chicago Bears. Reports have the Bears jettisoning the wide receiver to the Jets in a New York minute (OK, Tuesday afternoon after free agency opens) for a fifth-round draft choice. So much for the theory of Marshall being quarterback Jay Cutler’s security blanket and/or vice versa. Then […]

Bulls Hoping to Stop Thunder’s Westbrook

March 5, 2015

One of the Chicago Bulls’ goals Thursday night against visiting Oklahoma City is to limit guard Russell Westbrook — to a double-double. He had 49 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in the Thunder’s 123-118 home victory against Philadelphia on Wednesday night. Yeah, but he needed overtime to achieve his fourth consecutive triple-double. Sp that […]

Bright Side for Bulls to Butler’s Injury?

March 3, 2015

Random thoughts (or as close as we come to such things around here) while wondering whether the Chicago Bulls medical staff receives time-and-a-half for overtime: * Bulls guard Jimmy Butler is expected to be out 3-6 weeks because of a sprained left elbow. He sustained the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. […]

Minoso Will Live On for Fans of White Sox, Baseball

March 2, 2015

Minnie Minoso may not have reached Cooperstown, but he reached our hearts — for those of us who had the good fortune of being in his company. Minnie died Sunday. Obituary style is to refer to a deceased male as “Mr.” The formality doesn’t seem to be an appropriate style for Minnie, a man who […]

Sale Joins List of Chicago’s Top Sidelined Athletes

March 1, 2015

Sunday smorgasbord: Injuries to Chicago sports stars continue. There’s Derrick Rose of the Bulls, Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks and the latest being Chris Sale of the White Sox. Once again, the Cubs are lagging. For a change, gladly so. Give them time. * Speaking of injuries, when was the last time anyone had a […]

How About Oscars? Yes, It Was a Slow Sports Day

February 23, 2015

Monday meanderings: So Sunday was Oscar night. Like many others, I tuned in and was disappointed. No Oscar Robertson. No Oscar Charleston. No Oscar Gamble. No Oscar De La Hoya. Not even Oscar Bonavena. Or Oscar Schmidt. Thankfully, no Oscar Pistorius. Oh, this was the Academy Awards? Well, that explains that. About the closest that […]

Combine Football and Swimsuits — Not Half Bad

February 20, 2015

Is there anything more exciting than the NFL Combine? Quite frankly, yes. Some football fans (OK, the more die-hard and/or without much else going on in their lives) might disagree. The gathering of football flesh is yet another wonderful way the NFL keeps itself in the news. And keeps NFL media (actually not really employed […]

Snell Plays Well (Career-High 24 Points) in Bulls’ WIn

February 11, 2015

Midweek musings: OK, so what was more mind-boggling in the Chicago Bulls 104-86 victory vs. the visiting Sacramento Kings Tuesday night — Tony Snell scoring a career-high 24 points or leading the team in minutes played (41)? Or the fact that Derrick Rose posted a big, fat zero? Nada, zilch, nothing — in turnovers. Yeah, […]

California Dreaming: Shields Set to Sign With Padres

February 10, 2015

Random thoughts while wondering which Cubs and White Sox player will be late reporting to spring training because of visa problems (not to be confused with MasterCard problems): * Free-agent pitcher James Shields reportedly has agreed to a four-year deal with the San Diego Padres for about $75 million. Meaning he won’t be part of […]

Anthony Davis and Pelicans Fall Hard to Bulls

February 8, 2015

Sunday smorgasbord: Well, what do you know? The Chicago Bulls can handle the New Orleans Pelicans. Especially when Pelicans star Anthony Davis sits out the second half because of shoulder injury (suffered on a second-quarter dunk). But, hey, at this point the Bulls will take what they can get. Which Saturday night was a 107-72 […]

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