Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville

The Blackhawks are all Chicago sports fans have going for them right now. (US Presswire / January 29, 2014)

Oh, I've noticed them.

I haven't mentioned them too much because, you know, everybody loves them. Plus, hey, we're still in that honeymoon phase, post-Stanley Cup. Doesn't seem like much can go wrong, except for this little skid they were on. This little four game skid until they won at Vancouver, the one where they weren't winning games in overtime like they used to, this one where goalie Antti Raanta doesn't inspire much confidence.

Guys, I'll put it to you this way. There is no one else. Look around you. The Bulls are going nowhere, without Derrick Rose and maybe with him. Football season is over, and you know how bad baseball can be. So please, whatever you can do to turn the dial to "magical 2013 season," please do that.

Because all the Bulls are floating is hope. The latest? Carmelo Anthony. Yes, keep dreaming. You may be thinking of him, but I'll bet he's not thinking of us. And why would he? We already know where we fall in head-to-head Chicago-New York comparison tests (hint: It's second).

We're also waiting for this player, Nikola Mirotic, from Spain, to come over here. Well, I've already nicknamed him "Neurotic" Mirotic for the "will he or won't he" game he'll be playing.

Hey, I went through this with Toni Kukoc. I'm not sitting around waiting anymore.

As for all the draft picks, forget it. Not high enough for a difference maker.

And of course, Rose won't recruit. He's just not that guy.

So we move on.

Hey, it's Super Bowl week. What a tremendous opportunity to listen to a bunch of guys stand around and talk about nothing. Maybe Marshawn Lynch is on to something.

No, wait, there's Brian Urlacher, offering the tremendous insight he never bothered to as a player, because now he's getting paid to!

Brian, here's how this goes. It's rough now, but in a couple years, emotions die down, and you and the Bears are going to make up. You'll get honored on a frigid Monday night, and everyone will forget the Bears didn't pay you because you were 35 years old and couldn't run.

Yeah, it was that simple.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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