April 18, 2013 |
Dude, what the hell? This week has officially been a double ass-burger with extra cheese. We've got stuff blowing up in Texas, jag bags harming innocent civilians in Boston, Chicago is half underwater, the Senate is apparently half in the bag when they vote now, Derrick Rose officially didn't play a single minute of the NBA season and Drake dropped the most sensitive rap song since “I need love.” I'm not the most religious person in the...
April 15, 2013 |
Derrick Rose and Jay Cutler are so different that it's actually funny to me to imagine them together. I imagine their conversation as follows: Derrick: "Hi. " Jay: "Sup. " (Jay makes uncomfortable sad faces while Derrick stares at the ceiling eating Skittles). End of conversation. But their knee injuries have given them something in common. While Cutler's decision to not re-enter the NFC championship game wasn't up to him, Rose has been reportedly cleared to return a month ago and faces no greater risk for re-injury than at any point in his career.
April 2, 2013 |
As hard as we try, we can't always control how we - collectively and as individuals - are perceived or what our path through the world will be. Those twists and turns form the through-line of The Second City's 101st mainstage revue, "Let Them Eat Chaos," which journeys across time on cruise ships, in dive bars, at violin lessons and all over Chicago to shed some light - and some humor - on the confusion. To see how the cast brought order to the chaos inherent in creating a new sketch comedy revue from scratch, we asked each to share a chaotic incident from his or her personal past that proved inspirational when creating the show.
March 28, 2013 |
If you can't beat him, sign him. That's what we're down to in Chicago. There is no way, healthy or not, Derrick Rose or not, that the Bulls can play with the Miami Heat. So, it gets real simple: At the end of 2013-14, LeBron James can opt out of his deal with the Heat. That's when the Bulls come knocking with a) Healthy Derrick Rose b) Tons of cash and cap space c) Maybe another stud. Who that other guy is, I don't know, but they'll have the room to add someone. Hey, I'm not the minutia guy; I'm the big picture dreamer.
March 26, 2013 |
Waiting for Derrick Rose to come back to the basketball court is the ultimate test of patience for Bulls fans. The end of the 2012-13 regular season is almost here, and the closest anyone has gotten to seeing D-Rose play has been in practice and during pregame shootarounds. Everyone wants to know: When is Rose is coming back? Sportswriters get that question from friends and family a few times a day, if they're lucky. On most days, it's more. So you might think for Rose's teammates, the questions about when he's coming back would be a huge distraction.
March 26, 2013 |
If there's any athlete in Chicago who understands Derrick Rose's situation, it's might be Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. The 24-year-old center missed the final two months of the 2011-12 regular season with a concussion and spent the final two weeks of it trying to decide when was the best time for a return to game action. Toews ultimately returned for a first-round playoff series against Phoenix, but not before some frustrating decisions in the final week to remain out of the last few games.
March 25, 2013 |
Ten months ago, every Bulls fan's worst nightmare came true when Derrick Rose suffered a career-threatening knee injury. Since then, his progress has been well-documented as he's resumed practicing and was medically cleared to play a few weeks ago. Despite these developments, some fans are in an uproar over the fact No. 1 has not returned to the lineup. This is understandable. But I am sending this message to the Bulls faithful. For starters, calm down! Yes, Rose may be ready physically, but perhaps his mental readiness is not up to par. D-Rose said last week, "Nobody knows but God" when he'll be back.
March 11, 2013 |
The narrative of Derrick Rose's return from injury has intensified from a simple comeback to a saga, and we're one Reggie Rose impromptu press conference away from a full-blown soap opera. He needs to return, and soon. And whether that's fair or not no longer matters. Regardless of whether it was Bulls team doctor Brian Cole's intention to pressure Rose into returning, it's not a given he would do so on Jerry Reinsdorf's orders against his own medical opinion. Do you think Cole would publicly clear Rose if he thought a catastrophic re-injury would occur?
February 14, 2013 |
Nice all-star break for the Bulls. I need it, too. I need a break from the silliness that is the NBA. If I were an NBA coach and someone asked me what I did for a living, I'd just say, "I work with children. " The latest: Jay Williams, throwing allegations around that the Bulls smoked pot during the 2002-03 season. OK, look at that team, he's probably right. Eddy Curry, Tyson Chandler, Donyell Marshall, Jamal Crawford, Jalen Rose. Coached by Bill Cartwright. My god, people may have needed a puff or two just looking at that lineup!
February 12, 2013 |
April 28, 2012: Rose tears his ACL versus the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the playoffs. June 26: Rose is announced as one of three players who will be on the cover of "NBA 2k13. " Aug. 13: Rose joins Twitter under the handle @drose. Aug. 15: The first of adidas' "The Return" videos launches online. Sept. 5: Rose announces he has become an equity partner with Giordano's pizza in Chicago and will also serve as its new national spokesperson.