Brad Thompson

Roger Goodell

Thompson: Thanks For The Update Goodell

If it hasn’t dawned on you yet, the NFL lockout is impacting fans. How do I know this? Commissioner Roger Goodell said so on Wednesday in Indianapolis. Thanks for keeping us in the loop Roger.

670 The Score–05/26/2011

Luol Deng

Thompson: Bulls Facing Pivotal Game 4

With the Heat holding a 2-1 advantage in the Eastern Conference finals it feels like Miami has the confidence and momentum to win the series, but if the Bulls are victorious in Game 4, the series will shift in their favor heading back to Chicago.

670 The Score–05/24/2011

Dan Persa

Thompson: Pay Student-Athletes? Sure, But How?

Last week, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney said that conference officials discussed the possibility of paying their student-athletes.

670 The Score–05/22/2011

Derrick Rose and Luol Deng

Thompson: Bulls Can’t Overcome Poor Shooting

Chicago had a dreadful shooting night in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. It led to an 85-75 Heat victory on Wednesday night at the United Center.

670 The Score–05/19/2011

Chris Bosh and Carlos Boozer

Thompson: Bulls Expecting Heat’s Best Shot

The Heat are going to come out swinging in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami was embarrassed in Game 1. Chicago dominated the boards, shot well from 3-point land and Taj Gibson posterized Dwyane Wade.

670 The Score–05/17/2011

Joakim Noah

Thompson: Bulls Bury Heat’s Small Lineup

Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra’s plan for Game 1 of the Bulls-Heat Eastern Conference Finals was to play a small lineup. It didn’t work.

670 The Score–05/16/2011

Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose

Thompson: Bulls vs. Heat – Position Breakdown

The Bulls-Heat Eastern Conference Finals schedule is set. Here’s how I see the positional advantages and breakdowns for the series.

670 The Score–05/15/2011

LeBron James

Thompson: What To Make Of LeBron’s Apology?

Hats off to LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Miami disposed of Boston 97-87 in Game 5 to close out the second-round playoff series on Wednesday night.

670 The Score–05/13/2011

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

Thompson: Celtics Beat By Their Own Formula

The Miami Heat made quick work of the reigning Eastern Conference champions by defeating Boston 4-1 in a second-round playoff series. Although the series lasted only five games, it was grueling from start to finish.

670 The Score–05/12/2011

Julius Peppers and Aaron Rodgers

Thompson: Helmet Study Should Evoke Change

On Tuesday, researchers at Virginia Tech University released the results of a study that determined the safety ratings of helmets worn by NFL players. The results were shocking.

670 The Score–05/11/2011

Grady Sizemore

Thompson: Can Surprise Indians Continue Hot Start?

On Thursday night, the Cleveland Indians won for the seventh time this season in their final at-bat, defeating Oakland 4-3 in twelve innings.


Kobe Bryant

Thompson: Lakers, Celtics Facing Must-Win Game 3s

No one could have predicted that the defending conference champions would be in such deep holes so early in the playoffs. The Lakers and Celtics are both down two games to none and find themselves in must-win situations.


Luol Deng and Joe Johnson

Thompson: Bulls Give Hawks Confidence, Game 1

The Hawks 103-95 victory at the United Center in Game 1 had to be an anomaly right? Since when do the Bulls play lackluster basketball and get outrebounded while Derrick Rose plays poorly?

670 The Score–05/03/2011

Gabe Carimi

Thompson: Carimi Makes Sense For Bears

With Wisconsin’s Gabe Carimi still on the board when the Bears were on the clock with the 29th overall pick, it seemed like an enormous opportunity (literally) and a natural fit.

670 The Score–04/29/2011

2010 NFL Draft

Thompson: Draft Lacking Excitement With No CBA

The 2011 NFL Draft is finally here. All the measuring, timing, testing and workouts are done. It’s time to usher in a fresh, new crop of NFL superstars to a football stadium near you.

670 The Score–04/28/2011

Roberto Luongo

Thompson: ‘Hawks Feasting On Shaky Goaltending

The wild Western Conference quarterfinal series between Chicago and Vancouver has storylines aplenty, the most significant one deals with the Canucks’ goaltending.

670 The Score–04/26/2011

Kyle Korver

Thompson: Korver Showing His Value

Even though the Bulls are up 3-0 in their first-round series against the Indiana Pacers, it hasn’t been easy. Each game has come down to the wire. Luckily for Chicago, Derrick Rose has responded, and so has Kyle Korver.

670 The Score–04/22/2011

Cam Newton

Thompson: QB Question Marks Mean Unpredictable Draft

With the NFL Draft being less than a week away and new mock drafts popping up daily, the only sure thing about this draft is that it will be unique.


Jay Cutler

Thompson: The Bears Schedule At First Glance

The NFL released the complete schedule for the 2011-2012 regular season on Tuesday. If there is a NFL season this year, and right now that’s a big if, the Bears know whom, when and where they will play.


Tom Thibodeau

Thompson: Tough Series Providing Bulls Valuable Experience

The Bulls are doing what they are supposed to do – winning. What’s concerning is the way the Bulls are winning. They aren’t dominating teams like they did throughout the second half of the regular season.

670 The Score–04/19/2011