Thursday thoughts (or a reasonable facsimile): Legendary Chicago disc jockey Larry Lujack died Wednesday in New Mexico. He was 73. Which isn’t exactly a sports story. Uncle Lar’s cohort during much of his reign was Tommy Edwards, who is the public-address announcer for the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. So there is that.
* Speaking of the Bulls, they lost to the host Houston Rockets 109-94 on Wednesday. If it’s any consolation to Bulls fans (and the guess here is that it is not, unless they are hoping the Bulls end up with a high draft pick), the defense seemed to match the offense’s effort. Which is not a compliment, in case anyone thought it might be.
* The Rockets used a 15-1 third-quarter run to break the game open. Not certain that Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau can do much when his team is making turnovers when it is missing field-goal attempts. Well, other than perhaps think about what other coaching opportunities are out there.
* It is too early and too easy to say the players have quit on Thibodeau. But they sure have not played well recently. On the bright side, fans needn’t sit glued to their television sets (or other means of transmission) to capture each possession in a given game.
* The good news for the Bulls is their plane made it to their next destination after the game. The bad news is they play at Oklahoma City on Thursday to face the Thunder. More than Christmas, it’s beginning to look like a long season for the Bulls. OK, so we’re actually past the point of it “beginning” to look like a long season.
If it’s Thursday (and the chances for that being so seem fairly good in that yesterday was Wednesday — provided that today is Dec. 19, 2013, or a subsequent Thursday), then it is time for another edition of “Sports & Torts” co-hosted by David Spada and Elliott Harris on Talkzone.com at noon Central time. The highly acclaimed interview show (well, it’s held in such high regard in the Spada and Harris households for certain as well as reportedly even elsewhere) has two guests on this week’s program. First is actress Jennifer Runyon, who appeared in “Charles in Charge,” “Ghostbusters” and many other roles. She discusses her career and some of the people she worked with — including her days on “Another World,” one of my favorite soap operas of all time. And, yes, some of us have been known to watch soap operas.
Also appearing will be former New Orleans Saints linebacker Rickey Jackson, who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
For those who are unable to tune in at noon or for those who would like to enjoy an encore airing, the show will be available later in the day via podcast at the Talkzone.com web site.
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