If I don’t start these bullets by talking about the Bears I’m almost positive I could be charged with reckless writing in the Chicagoland area.
The last-minute and a half of yesterday’s game was an emotional rollercoaster. I’m not yet reassured that this Bears team will run away with this division, but winning a game on a 53-yard field goal does make it feel like the Bears can officially move on from the *gulp* double-doink. EDDY MONEY FOR THE WINNNNN!!
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- Thad Young and his wife know what’s up. The rest of the NBA is whipping out their retro looks from the ’90s, and considering the Bulls have one of the more renowned throwbacks, I think it’s worth joining in on the fun. I know the look might not be everyone’s favorite, but I’m all for doing anything that gives these players even an ounce more of excitement heading into the season. And no, they don’t have to be bedazzled (but they could be).
— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) September 13, 2019
- Tomas Satoransky led the Czech Republic to a better finish than Team USA. Of course, that means Satoransky is better than every single player on Team USA and the Bulls have the best point guard in the NBA, duh. Anyway, the Bulls shared some cool photos from Sato’s last game of the tournament, so check them out!
- K.C. Johnson bid farewell to the Tribune, and the feels are real. Read his final column here.
- Like many of us, Wendell Carter Jr. is anxiously waiting for the season. Also, I love how serious he looks high-fiving Benny in this photo.
- The point guard position will draw the most eyes when Training Camp starts on Oct. 1, and rightfully so, but Wendell Carter Jr. might be my main focus. He only played 44 games during his rookie campaign and is coming off a core muscle surgery this offseason. Everything points to him being fully healthy by the time the preseason starts, but I’ll believe it when I see it. Carter Jr. played a relatively mature defensive game last season, but his sheer potential feels through the roof. He may have earned the starting role at the beginning of last season over Robin Lopez, but he’s now challenged with having no veteran presence to help anchor the position. I’ll be curious to watch how comfortable he is after not playing since Jan. 15.
- Once he gets back in the swing of things though, I expect him to be a true difference-maker for this team.
- Blackhawks fans hit up the United Center for Training Camp this weekend and – OH, MAMA! LOOK AT THAT SCOREBOARD!
- D-Rose always making history. I remember how excited I was when I got his first pair (the adiZero Rose) … even if the ankle support was kinda wack.
Derrick Rose officially launched his Adidas DRose 10 sneaker in China this week, becoming just the 8th player in NBA history to have a signature series with more than 10 consecutive models.
His shirt crosses out “DONE DONE DONE” and reads: “NOT DONE YET” pic.twitter.com/tPTitT0UCy
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) September 15, 2019
- ICYMI: The Sky-Aces playoff game last night was bonkers. For starters, here is this nuts one-footed three-pointer that even had Harden shook.
- Then, the Sky were 11 seconds away from heading to the semi-finals and, well, just take a gander:
— espnW (@espnW) September 15, 2019
- I’m super bummed the Sky were knocked out of the playoffs, especially after this impressive season, but you have to give credit where credit is due. Props to the Aces.