| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:21 AM
Lovie Smith has to say he likes his group of offensive linemen. Just like we have to slam our palms to our foreheads.
Lovie Smith also has to say he’s “comfortable’’ with a left tackle who gave up the most sacks and committed...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 7:41 AM
ACC basketball’s talent drain continues at a record pace. With the expected news that Duke’s Austin Rivers and North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes and John Henson are entering the NBA draft, the conference next season will return no first-...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 9:00 AM
A report Friday not only painted coach Tom Thibodeau as “dismayed” over not having been offered a lucrative contract extension, it alleged that “his displeasure with the situation is an open secret in team circles.”
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Tom Thibodeau said his players quit. Ka-boom.
The Bulls coach didn’t use the word “quit.’’ After a loss to Houston at home, he said his players “let go of the rope.’’
But that’s the same thing. That&...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:43 PM
The last time the Bulls lost three straight regular-season games, Vinny Del Negro coached them and Tom Thibodeau prowled the sidelines as Doc Rivers' right-hand man in Boston.
How fitting, then, that Rivers brought his Celtics to the United Center...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 6:45 AM
How did the Cubs’ Kerry Wood spend the night before his team’s season opener against the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field?
By decorating cupcakes.
Wood — all 6-foot-5 of him — squeezed the cream cheese frosting out of a...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 1:45 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:26 AM
Richard Hamilton just made everybody better.
I can’t stand exhibition games. They stink in all sports. So, maybe my level of expectation Tuesday night was below even Caleb Hanie’s quarterback rating, but omigod, what an exhibition game...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Many observers feared sloppy play early in a lockout-shortened NBA season, and they got it in Bulls-Lakers.
Thing is, the Bulls weren’t supposed to be one of those teams. They had almost everybody returning, from the MVP to the “Coach of...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 1:05 AM
He has always had a knack for scoring points, but so far this season he has taken it to another level.
McLaughlin senior guard Hank Taken Alive Jr. is averaging 27.9 points through the first seven games of the season. He recently went off for a career-...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Lots of stuff to cover from both the Orlando Magic’s and Chicago Bulls’ shootarounds this morning, though no volcanic breaking news.
First, and most importantly, reigning MVP Derrick Rose and his coach, Tom Thibodeau, say Rose will play...