Thompson: Thanks For The Update GoodellIf 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.
Thompson: Bulls Facing Pivotal Game 4With 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.
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.
Thompson: Bulls Can't Overcome Poor ShootingChicago 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.
Thompson: Bulls Expecting Heat's Best ShotThe 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.
Thompson: Bulls Bury Heat's Small LineupHeat 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.
Thompson: Bulls vs. Heat - Position BreakdownThe Bulls-Heat Eastern Conference Finals schedule is set. Here’s how I see the positional advantages and breakdowns for the series.
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.
Thompson: Celtics Beat By Their Own FormulaThe 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.
Thompson: Helmet Study Should Evoke ChangeOn 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.
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.
Thompson: Lakers, Celtics Facing Must-Win Game 3sNo 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.
Thompson: Bulls Give Hawks Confidence, Game 1The 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?
Thompson: Carimi Makes Sense For BearsWith 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.
Thompson: Draft Lacking Excitement With No CBAThe 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.