John Oliver struck gold again last night. Before we get to him, we need to remind the reader of the origination of this segment. The Chicago Bulls were THE FIRST NBA team to dim their lights and play loud pump-up music during the introduction of the starting lineup at home games. Other teams around the league soon followed suit. Then it spilled over into other sports. During … [Read more...] about VIDEO: John Oliver parodies Chicago Bulls pregame intros
For all intents and purposes, the 'experts' have handed the Eastern Conference crown to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Why wouldn't they after an off-season in which they landed LeBron James and Kevin Love among others? That's just the way the Chicago Bulls like it as they thrive on going under the radar and developing into one of the best teams in the NBA almost covertly. There's … [Read more...] about 5 reasons the Chicago Bulls could beat the Cavs in the East
Thing about television is that it only shows you the unpleasant and the uncomfortable when it makes for better theater. Rarely is such the case in viewing sports. Besides the actual game action, a national broadcast is going to feed you shots of local peculiarities and regional foodstuffs during timeouts. Going in and out of commercials you get the blimp views of the stadia … [Read more...] about More Money For Sports In Brazil And Chicago, More Problems
He did it. It wasn’t easy. It took a lot of pandering, false parallels, unfair doling out of responsibilities, and a pinch of dog whistle, but Rick Telander managed to connect this city’s position in NBA free agency to the plague of gun violence here. It’s brilliant in its absurdity, magnificent in how dually counterproductive it is to both the topic of sports contracts … [Read more...] about Rick Telander Tied Chicago Violence To NBA Free Agency For Some Reason
Nikola Mirotic and his Real Madrid teammates were upset by Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 98-86 Sunday in what was the first overtime championship game in Euroleague Final Four history. Was it his last Euroleague game in a Real Madrid uniform? … [Read more...] about Has Nikola Mirotic played his last Euroleage game for Real Madrid?