With baseball’s 49th annual first-year player draft beginning on Thursday night and the Cubs picking second overall, much hope on the North Side has gone to the Cubs drafting their future ace. Before you start to get too excited, Cubs fans, let me just give you a refresher that Major League Baseball has seen this before.
Nick Shepkowski isn’t happy with Jonathan Toews after the captain took three penalties in less than six minutes last night and failed to score in the Blackhawks’ 2-0 loss to the Red Wings.
And with the 94-91 Game 5 loss in Miami, the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are nothing more than a memory.
As I sit and type this out it feels like I’m back in the fall dissecting numbers to quantify Jay Cutler putting up a clunker of a performance in an important game. Except it’s not fall and the game isn’t being played outdoors.
Ask two different locker rooms about the abuse and hard fouls the soon-to-be four time NBA MVP received on Wednesday night and you were bound to get two different responses.
As the Bulls near the halfway point of the season, their most important piece is getting close to a major step forward in his comeback.
It’s Day 4 of The McNeil and Spiegel Show’s run of Bears themed Christmas Carols and today Nick Shepkowski got away from whatever research project he was doing and sang about Lovie Smith’s ever-aging defense.
Jay Cutler has never beaten a team that finished the season above .500 on the road while wearing a Chicago Bears uniform.
It was by no means a thing of beauty, but likely nothing about the 2012-13 campaign will be for the Bulls.
Regardless, the real season begins on Halloween night at the United Center and expectations very possibly have never been so wide spread with a team.
Is the Bears offense better with Brandon Marshall?
With Week 2 in the NFL looming, here a few of my picks against the spread.
Listen, I love the Madden video game and will be playing it for a good number of hours when I get home tonight, I just don’t care whatsoever what they have to say about the coming NFL season.
Now, unless there is an unforeseen performance from Webb, Williams or a scrapheap left tackle that doesn’t appear to actually exist, chances seem slim that the Bears’ 26-year championship drought will end this fall.
With LeBron James finally getting the championship he’s sought for so long and plenty of people still unwilling to give him their respect, it’s a good time to look back at how he and Chris Bosh wound up joining Dwayne Wade in Miami.
Epstein cited “philosophical differences” that led to the firing of Rudy Jaramillo on Tuesday, and it’s obvious the lack of taking pitches and working counts was a major part of those differences.
For the seemingly endless holes the Cubs have right now and the lapses he’s had, there’s no reason to think Starlin Castro is untouchable when it comes to building for the teams future.
Despite rushing for more yards per game last year than Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch and Chris Johnson, the Bears are right in their hesitance to sign Forte to a massive contract.
The Bulls currently hold a two game lead in the standings over the Heat, but two games left against Miami could easily make up that differential. Here’s a deeper look at what remains before the playoffs for both teams:
Final Four picks from a number of 670 The Score personalities, including their pick to win it all.