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Bears Add RB Coach, Could Use Some RBs, Too

February 7, 2015

Offseason moves are difficult to assess. Well, until games actually begin and performance provides some information. * One thing seems certain about the Chicago Bears’ hiring of Stan Drayton as coach of their running backs: Some folks would be happier if the person hired from Ohio State was Ezekiel Elliott, the Bearssophomore standout running back […]

Somber News for Fans of Hawks Great Mikita

January 31, 2015

Growing old has its upside. It means you’re alive. And that’s generally a good thing. Growing old can have its downside. It means you’re susceptible to a variety of life-altering or life-ending circumstances. And so, as Chicago sports fans await Saturday’s memorial service for Cubs icon Ernie Banks, there is news that Blackhawks legend Stan […]

Beckham Back With White Sox, Probably as Backup

January 29, 2015

The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent infielder Gordon Beckham on Wednesday and designated outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Meaning expect Viciedo to be going, going, gone from the organization in the not-too-distant future. Gee, you’d think the Sox would have signed Beckham, a fan favorite (especially with female fans) during his days with the Sox […]

Despite 11 Rose Turnovers, Bulls Win in OT

January 28, 2015

Midweek musings: Derrick Rose made a jumper on the Chicago Bulls’ final possession; Klay Thompson missed a relatively easy shot (for him) on the Golden State Warriors’ final possession. The result: Bulls 113, Warriors 111 in overtime Tuesday in Oakland, Calif. And so ends Golden State’s record home-winning streak at 19 games. Bizarre doesn’t begin […]

Warriors Still Have Shot at Bulls’ 72-10 record

January 27, 2015

Random thoughts (or reasonable facsimiles thereof) while wondering whether Steve Kerr has any second thoughts about deciding to coach the Golden State Warriors rather than reunite with Phil Jackson and coach the New York Knicks (just kidding, folks): * Speaking of former Bulls guard Kerr and his coach Jackson, the former three-point specialist has the […]

Bulls Need to Block Out Defeat by Heat

January 26, 2015

Monday meanderings: If Sunday’s Miami Heat-Chicago Bulls game was a statement game for the Bulls, the statement would have to be something like: “We’ve still got a lot of work to do.” Or possibly: “We miss Mike Dunleavy.” In case anyone was wondering what a 96-84 Bulls loss before embarking on a West Coast trip […]

Ernie’s Autograph Worth Some Contemplation

January 25, 2015

Sunday smorgasbord: The impact of Ernie Banks’ death Friday remains. In the aftermath of the passing of Mr. Cub, yours truly ventured to the vault at ElliottHarris.com corporate headquarters (OK, so it was a room in the basement) to view a poster promoting the 2008 book Hoodoo: Unraveling the 100-Year Mystery of the Chicago Cubs […]

Business Award Almost Moves MJ to Tears

January 22, 2015

Thursday thoughts (or something close to them): Michael Jordan was on the verge of tears. Understandably so. After all, it’s not every day that the Charlotte Business Journal honors you. In the former Chicago Bulls star’s case, it was Wednesday. * Speaking of Jordan, he received the award as the publication’s Business Person of the […]

Don’t Expect New Bears Coach to Outfox Himself

January 20, 2015

Random thoughts (or a reasonable facsimile of such things) while wondering which Chicago team will have more victories in October — the Bears, the Cubs or the White Sox: * Speaking of the Bears, they introduced new coach John Fox to the media on Monday at Halas Hall. Among his remarks: “I’ve always been of […]

Something’s Amiss in Bulls’ Loss to Hawks

January 18, 2015

Sunday smorgasbord: The Chicago Bulls sent a message to the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks in their game Saturday night at the United Center. And the message was something like this: We’re a better team with Joakim Noah and Mike Dunleavy in the lineup. Yeah, not exactly the message any Bulls-affiliated folks were hoping to send. […]

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