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That’s All She Wrote: Struggling Bulls All But Out

Derrick Rose continues to sit on the bench. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Derrick Rose continues to sit on the bench. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

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By George Ofman-

(CBS) OK. The first person who dares compare Luol Deng’s serious illness to Scottie Pippen’s migraine will be asked to leave this column immediately.

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Deng out. Kirk Hinrich out. Derrick Rose revealed he still doesn’t have muscle memory. Nate Robinson is puking in a trash can and Taj Gibson looks three sheets to the wind. And it took until the final seconds to knock this team out.

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In the “This is not a very good sign” category, the Bulls are 0-6 in Game 7s on the road.

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How come Rose tells CNN’s Rachel Nichols about his muscle memory issue while the rest of the staunch, hard-working beat guys get stiffed? Not good Derrick, not good at all.

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If  the renovations plans, including the signage are not approved, Tom Ricketts threatened to move his Cubs from Wrigley Field. I would have absolutely no problem with this. You?

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And you know it won’t happen so the previous paragraph is really moot, as is Rosemont.

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This is not moot: The Cubs finished the month of April 10-16. The White Sox went 10-15. And you were expecting what? And how about Theo Epstein’s rebuilding process? He sent Tyler Colvin to the Rockies for Ian Stewart. He couldn’t get what he wanted for Ryan Dempster, can’t get anything for Matt Garza because the guy can’t pitch and then signs Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal. Jackson is 0-4 and was booed by the Wrigley Field faithful. This is not a rebuilding process, it’s a restoration and thus far, it needs more bricks.

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Try flashing Jackson’s picture on that 6,000 square-foot jumbotron. Better yet, how about Carlos Marmol’s? Can you trade Soriano for a jumbotron and a better press box to be named later?

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The Sox said so long to A.J. Pierzynski. It was about time. But they entrusted the catcher’s role to Tyler Flowers and he’s proving to the Sox what the Braves knew when they dealt him here: he can’t hit and he can’t throw out base runners. His game-winning, three-run homer at Texas will wind up being a mirage. At least Addison Reed knows how to throw at Pierzynski. Nicely played.

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Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, Doug Fister, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder, Tori Hunter, etc… Yes, the Sox will contend only not this season – and maybe not next.

Lyle Overbay, Travis Hafner, Brennan Boesch, Jayson Nix, Eduardo Nunez. They were recently in the Yankees starting lineup. Funny how the Yanks keep winning but the Sox don’t. Mercy!

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Could Bryan Bickell be these playoffs’ Dustin Byfuglien? And here’s a thought: instead of playoff beards and mullets, how about mustaches like Coach Q’s? And every player has to dye it gray.

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And for Hawks’ fans who insist sitting on the ledge, please remember this: They win close games. They win just about every game, so relax.

Jason Collins equals courage and the future, which is very bright.

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Kelvyn Sampson is interviewing for the Rocket’s head coaching job. Proves you can be a cheater, liar and stinker and still be wanted.

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Phil Jackson… in Toronto?

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My Kentucky Derby pick is whoever Eddie Olczyk picks. And the exacta. And the trifecta. Won’t dare do pick-6.

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And that’s all she wrote.

George Ofman is a sports anchor and reporter for WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM. Look for him on Facebook and find him on Twitter at @georgeofman.