Shawn Muller

Alabama celebrates its national championship. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Muller: Conference Titles Should Determine Playoff Teams

I have said it once and I will say it again: If a team doesn’t win their conference championship, they SHOULD NOT be allowed to play for the national championship. I don’t care if Alabama did beat LSU in last seasons’ BCS National Championship game, I still don’t believe that they deserved to be there in the first place.


Joakim Noah, John Lucas, Taj Gibson, Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Muller: Once The Bulls Are Eliminated, What’s Next? Cubs Baseball?

Prior to the start of the NBA Playoffs, I thought–and quite confidently too, I might add—that I had until the Eastern Conference Finals (at the very least) before I even had to consider the possibility of the Bulls being eliminated from the playoffs.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2012

Bo Ryan. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Muller: Vilifying Bo Ryan Was Just Plain Wrong

After seeing—and hearing—University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan being tarred and feathered while being dragged through town square on his way to the gallows for the way he “mishandled” the Jared Uthoff transfer request last week by members of the media, all I could do was sit back and shake my head in disgust.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Dwyane Wade celebrates winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Muller: Should NBA Olympians Be Paid? Dwyane Wade Seems To Think So

I never thought I would say this, but maybe Mr. Wade and Mr. Allen should listen to LeBron James to see what it means to be a member of Team USA.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Bobby Petrino. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Muller: Winning Shouldn’t Save Bobby Petrino’s Job

Does no one care that the man is an adulterer, a liar, and a cheat? Shouldn’t support be going out to Petrino’s wife and kids? Shouldn’t people be relieved that Ms. Dorrell wasn’t seriously injured in the crash instead of treating her like she is the problem?

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Dale Sveum takes Carlos Marmol out of Saturday's game after he gave up the lead. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Muller: Don’t Let Poor Start Spoil Entire Season Cubs Fans

Is this new found “calmness” a result of Cubs fans all of a sudden finding a moment of Zen and a new grasp on reality?

CBS Chicago–04/07/2012

Gregg Williams. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Muller: Gregg Williams Should Be Banned From The NFL

​Former New Orleans Saints–and current St. Louis Rams–defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is a punk

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

John Calipari

Muller: It’s Time For One-And-Done Rule To Go Away

There was a time–not too long ago–that my favorite sporting event to watch every year was the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Dwight Howard (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Muller: Dwight Howard Trade Saga Has Been A Joke

Unfortunately for the Magic, the only person seemingly in charge down in “the happiest place on Earth” is Dwight Howard

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose #1 receives a KIA Motors NBA MVP Trophy in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Muller: A ‘Thank You’ Letter To The Men Of 790 The Ticket In Miami

I would personally like to take the time to thank you two idiots for your idiotic statements regarding reigning NBA MVP– and Chicago’s favorite son — Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Muller: Conference Tournaments Should Not Determine Auto Bids

If conference tournaments are all that matter for mid-major schools, why even bother playing a regular season?


Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Muller: Illini Players Need To Be Held Accountable

While he may likely lose his job after this season, Weber is not the only problem at Assembly Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony

Muller: NBA All-Star Game Snubs, Surprises

Some players get named to the All-Star roster based on name recognition alone, while others—even when they are putting up “career numbers”—won’t even sniff the game.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Greg Schiano. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Muller: Greg Schiano’s Exit From Rutgers Continues A Disturbing Trend

Football coaches always preach to their players about the importance of living their lives with character, honor, and integrity.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

David West and the Indiana Pacers. (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Muller: Even With Win, Indiana Still Subordinate To Chicago

The Pacers will not—and cannot–keep pace (no pun intended) with the Bulls or the Miami Heat as the season wears on.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Muller: Is It A Sin To Root Against Tebow?

Are you planning on cheering for the New England Patriots tomorrow night when they square off against the Denver Broncos in their AFC Divisional Playoff game?


Brian Kelly

Muller: Contract Extension For Brian Kelly Doesn’t Make Sense

If you signed a five year contract with a company, would you expect to be given a two-year extension after your first two years produced average results?

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

Odell Beckham (left) and Morris Claiborne kneel on the sideline towards the end of Monday's game. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Muller: Game of the Century II? Not Even Close

I suppose I should congratulate the Crimson Tide for beating the Tigers 21-0 to win their second “national championship” in the last three seasons, but I am having a really hard time doing so.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Carlos Zambrano

Muller: Goodbye And Good Riddance, Mr. Zambrano

Cubs fans can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they won’t have to wonder when number 38 is going to “lose it” any longer.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Chicago Bulls v Golden State Warriors

Muller: After Shaky Start, Bulls Look To Regroup

To say that the Bulls have looked good in the teams’ first two games of the 2011-12 NBA season would be a lie.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011