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April 18, 2013 | By Bryan Crawford and For RedEye
The Bulls are headed to their fifth consecutive postseason - without Derrick Rose, no less - and it's their eighth appearance in the past nine years. Playoff time has always been exciting in Chicago and this year should be no different. So RedEye asked current Bulls and veteran reporters about their favorite NBA postseason memories, either watching as a kid or playing in the NBA. And as you would expect, Michael Jordan's name came up. A lot. Kirk Hinrich My favorite playoff memory, probably, is Michael Jordan in the finals in Utah.
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May 6, 2014 | By Jake Bressler, @jabressler and For RedEye
This could only happen in the Windy City. The one awful series in this legendary NBA first round involved your Chicago Bulls. Fortunately, the Blackhawks are starting to look like favorites to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. And we're approaching the stage of the playoffs when beards transition from quirky to downright creepy. -Patrick Kane scored two goals Friday night in a Game 1 win against the Minnesota Wild. He's also sporting his annual “Business in the front, party in the back” spring hairstyle.
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December 11, 2013 | By Dan Richman and For RedEye
The playoffs are here, and for many of you congratulations are in order. Now it's decision time. We know you aren't going to play Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, or RG3, but will you play Josh McCown, Rod Streater or Bobby Rainey? If you have any or all of the aforementioned, my answer is you'd better give them a shot. Here is why you should play these super sleepers in the playoffs. Josh McCown, Bears quarterback I am of the mindset that the Bears are going to start Josh McCown against Cleveland on Sunday.
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May 5, 2014 | By Andy Frye and For RedEye
The Bulls' season is history and Chicago baseball isn't exactly lighting it up, so it's a safe bet that the city is ready to raise a glass for the Blackhawks. Generally when hockey fans pull up in front of the TV or at their local arena, their experience is accompanied with a beer. But with tickets so hard to come by, perhaps it's time to class it up and go with a cocktail. Besides, the way the contentious NHL playoffs have gone, fans might want to take refuge in a stiff drink.
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May 8, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
An electronic billboard along the Edens Expressway has been generating a lot of traffic during the Hawks and Bulls' playoff runs. Whether you've driven past them, or seen one of the thousands of shares on Facebook and Twitter, the four-person creative team at Command Transportation--a freight shipping broker based in Skokie--has never gotten this much attention for their creations. “It's absolutely unreal,” said Command Public Relations Director Dana Lenckus. “It's taken off more than any other signs have.” This week, in the midst of a surprising playoff win for the...
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April 3, 2012
Leave your answers in the comment section. You might score an invite to appear in RedEye.   1. What's different about a Stanley Cup playoff game in Phoenix? 2. Thursday night's Blackhawks playoff game ended so late … 3. Why did Patrick Kane decide not to grow a mullet for the 2012 playoffs? 4. What's it like seeing the full Bulls starting lineup on the floor together? 5. What's the best part about a White Sox home opener?
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October 30, 2011 | RedEye
With the Bears (4-3) on their bye week, all Chicago fans had to do was sit back, relax and watch the other NFL action unfold, right? Not exactly. Even at this point in the season there are playoff implications to worry about. So how frightening were some of the results Sunday?   Detroit 45, Denver 10 Fear factor: 4 out of 4 An upset by the Broncos would have pulled the Bears even with the Lions (6-2) in the loss column. Instead, Detroit QB Matthew Stafford proved effective even at less than 100 percent.And the Bears play the Lions again Nov. 13.   St. Louis...
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December 17, 2013 | By Ben Johnson and For RedEye
On the surface, the Bears are having what seems to be another in an unending series of very Bearsy seasons. The team is on top of the NFC North with an 8-6 record by a paper-slim margin with two games to go. This could be anywhere between an 8-8 season in which a depleted roster fought bravely but narrowly missed the playoffs, or a valiant 10-6 run with a brutally cold home playoff victory that eventually, probably in playoff Round 2, ends somewhere...
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September 10, 2013 | RedEye
Bulls fans aren't likely to forget the team's first-round, triple-overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA playoffs anytime soon. Nate Robinson surely won't. The former Bulls guard scored 34 points in that game, including a 12-0 run of his own late in the game to help force the first overtime. On Wednesday, Robinson and Bulls fans can reminisce together when NBA TV re-airs that magical Game 4 and Robinson live-tweets his memories and chats with fans via the @NBATV Twitter account.
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June 24, 2013 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
His teammates have called him "Mr. Overtime. " Appropriately enough, he earned that nickname after netting the decisive goals in OT in Game 7 against Detroit and in Game 4 in Boston. That makes Seabrook, 28, the fifth defenseman in NHL history to score two overtime goals in one playoff year. Make no mistake: He has made impressive plays this postseason. The defenseman, who has racked up 76 hits in 22 playoff games, is a burly player, listed at 6-foot-3 and 221 pounds. "He's a huge part of our team," teammate Duncan Keith said.
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May 2, 2014 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Oh, it's on, Hawks fans! Mayor Rahm Emanuel placed a friendly bet with Mayor Chris Coleman of St. Paul, Minn., on the Hawks vs. Wild series that starts Friday. "In the unlikely case that things don't go our way, I am prepared to send a six-pack of our hoppy pride and joy: Half Acre Daisy Cutter, a barrel of Chicago's own Garrett's Popcorn, and some of our Chicago-style Giardiniera that can spice up any casserole," Mayor Emanuel said in a news release. What will Chicago get from St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman?
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April 17, 2014 | By Evan F. Moore and For RedEye
When Derrick Rose went down with his latest season-ending injury, many fans wanted the team to get acclimated to another lost season. Some wanted the team to tank, much like Philadelphia seems to be doing (unofficially, of course). "Play sorry for Jabari" and "Riggin' for Wiggins" were common battle cries on social media. I was of the opinion that any season with the team not at full strength was a lost cause. After all, when Rose got hurt and Luol Deng was traded, I thought taking the Heat to six games was no longer a...
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April 16, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
Yawn. The mullet was so 2013.  Yesterday, Patrick Kane was spotted at the barber shop, getting his golden locks chopped into a mullet for the playoffs. Again.  It's not very original, and it occurs to us that a gentleman with such specific taste in hairstyles did not make the mullet decision lightly. Thanks to the Internet - specifically a site called TAZZ Virtual Makeover Hairstyles - we're able to envision what might have been if Kaner got a little bolder with his barber and gone with a celebrity-inspired 'do.  ...
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January 1, 2014 | By Alex Quigley, @alexquigley and For RedEye
This weekend's NFL playoff slate will not include the Bears. That's OK. I still can bring you great insight into pro football games not involving the hometown team. Here are my predictions and analysis for all 11 games this postseason. Wild-card round Kansas City at Indianapolis The Chiefs rested virtually all of their starters in Week 17 yet still almost won in San Diego. Indy beat KC in their own house 23-7 just two weeks ago. It seems like an easy Colts pick, but sometimes things are tougher than they seem.
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December 17, 2013 | By Ben Johnson and For RedEye
On the surface, the Bears are having what seems to be another in an unending series of very Bearsy seasons. The team is on top of the NFC North with an 8-6 record by a paper-slim margin with two games to go. This could be anywhere between an 8-8 season in which a depleted roster fought bravely but narrowly missed the playoffs, or a valiant 10-6 run with a brutally cold home playoff victory that eventually, probably in playoff Round 2, ends somewhere...
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December 11, 2013 | By Dan Richman and For RedEye
The playoffs are here, and for many of you congratulations are in order. Now it's decision time. We know you aren't going to play Ray Rice, Trent Richardson, or RG3, but will you play Josh McCown, Rod Streater or Bobby Rainey? If you have any or all of the aforementioned, my answer is you'd better give them a shot. Here is why you should play these super sleepers in the playoffs. Josh McCown, Bears quarterback I am of the mindset that the Bears are going to start Josh McCown against Cleveland on Sunday.
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December 1, 2013 | RedEye
The Bears needed more Sunday. More offense. More luck. More guys off the street to play for this depleted defense. More of anything that would help them beat Minnesota and keep them tied for first in the NFC North. So much for that. Instead of taking advantage of a lousy Minnesota team, the Bears lost 23-20 in a game that defied belief. The Bears blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, which was bad enough. To make matters worse, the sure-footed Robbie Gould missed a 47-yard field goal that would have ended the game in overtime.
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October 2, 2013 | By Jack M Silverstein and For RedEye
On Oct. 3, 2003, with the Cubs and Atlanta tied at one game apiece in their divisional playoff series, Mark Prior took the mound at Wrigley Field against future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux and produced one of the great pitching performances in Cubs history: 9 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 7 strikeouts. Prior spoke to RedEye about that game. Take us through your performance, Mark. I grew up watching Cubs and Braves games because of WGN and TBS. I'd watched a lot of their games. And there was just an aura around the Braves and the playoffs and their history of being there.
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