February 29, 2012
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye. 1. What grade would you give Johnny Oduya's Blackhawks debut? 2. What's the punishment for Derrick Rose costing fans Big Macs on Tuesday night? 3. Why did it take the Miami Marlins to get Ozzie Guillen on SI's cover? 4. How could Danica Patrick's second week in NACAR be worst than her first? 5. Make a sports prediction for March. Follow @redeyesportsguy on twitter for information on print openings.
February 12, 2013 |
There has to be some good news in there somewhere, right? Speaking extensively for the first time since the season began, Derrick Rose told USA Today: "I don't have a set date," Rose told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt. "I'm not coming back until I'm 110 percent. Who knows when that can be? It can be within a couple of weeks. It could be next year. It could be any day. It could be any time. It's just that I'm not coming back until I'm ready. "Right now, probably in the high 80s. Far away.
April 11, 2012
Whether you're fighting off an Easter candy coma or just wish you didn't have to wear a winter coat in April, this should cheer you up: It's playoff season! The Blackhawks begin their chase for the Stanley Cup on Thursday, and the Bulls begin their quest for the NBA title in a few weeks. So which is more exciting: the NBA playoffs or the Stanley Cup playoffs? NBA The NBA playoffs mean the Bulls, Derrick Rose and the forces of Good vs. the Heat, LeBron James and the forces of Evil.
June 27, 2012 |
There hasn't been much to say about how Derrick Rose's knee has been healing lately, so Bulls fans will have to settle for … well, not much, even with the NBA draft taking place Thursday. Barring a last-minute trade, the Bulls have only one pick in the draft: No. 29 in the first round. And team management has closed workouts to reporters and canceled its customary pre-draft news conference with the general manager. On the other hand, it's no secret the Bulls are looking to supply Rose with better backcourt running mates.
February 18, 2014 |
Well, Bulls fans, we've made it past the All-Star break. You know what that means: We're halfway through the second season without Derrick Rose and without much hope of the playoffs. Last week's confirmation that Rose won't be back on the court this season made us wonder just what the team has been up to while we were distracted with Olympics, hockey and Olympic hockey. Here's a look at the Bulls' season so far. The standings Overall record: 27-25. With Thursday's win over Brooklyn, the Bulls improved to two games over .500 for the first time since Nov. 21. Indiana has a 13-game advantage on the Bulls, the second-best team in the Central Division.
January 17, 2012 |
The NBA does this thing every year in which the league's general managers answer questions about the season at hand. It's called, drumroll please, the GM Survey. The results of the 2011-12 version were released Tuesday, and they probably won't please Bulls fans - or players. Although Derrick Rose (best point guard) and the Bulls D (best in the league) got some love from the GMs, the Miami Heat was the team most GMs (74.1 percent) think will win the NBA title. Ouch. Maybe the Bulls can use the results of the survey to inspire them.
January 22, 2012
Rip Hamilton. C.J. Watson. Luol Deng. Derrick Rose. Taj Gibson. Joakim Noah. John Lucas III. That'd be a pretty good starting five and sixth and seventh men for an NBA team. But, unfortunately, it's the list of Bulls players who've lost playing time to injures 18 games into the lockout-shortened 66-game season. Saturday night alone, the Bulls played without four players. "Injuries are a part of the game," coach Tom Thibodeau said Saturday. "There's a reason you carry 13 or 14 players.
January 23, 2012 |
Enough is enough. Enough of the hand-wringing over Luol Deng's wrist injury. Enough of the worrying about what's wrong with Joakim Noah. Enough complaining about Carlos Boozer's defense. Enough fretting about Derrick Rose's big toe. Bulls fans have done a lot of focusing on the negative recently - and with all those doom-and-gloom headlines, they can't be blamed. But, looking at the big picture, there's a lot to be extremely happy about in Bulls nation. Take Monday night's huge 110-95 win over the New Jersey Nets, for example.
March 28, 2012 |
Derrick Rose and Greg Oden have a lot in common. Both played for college basketball teams that lost in the national championship game. Both left college after one year to enter the NBA draft. And both were selected with the No. 1 pick: Greg Oden by Portland in 2007 and Rose, praise the pingpong balls, by the Bulls in 2008. It might have worked out differently, but the NBA's 2006 collective bargaining agreement declared that high school seniors could no longer enter the draft.