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No NBA season rekindles memories of Rose, Boozer, King

By Matt Hopkinson | October 31, 2011

Without the NBA, I am lost in a stupor of televised Tim Tebow games and watching Nelson Cruz look lost at a position he played all year.The only saving grace has been a successful Chicago Blackhawks team to this point, but even this cannot compare to...

Pretty Lights to shine tonight

By Alex Fiore | October 5, 2011

Turn up the lights in here, baby. Extra bright, I want y'all to see this. That's the motto at 8 p.m. tonight when performer Pretty Lights hits the Convocation Center with MacBook and headphones in tow. Fort Collins, Col.-based DJ and producer Pretty Lights...

The Rant: Too much Woozy, not enough Boozy

By Chris Dertz | May 8, 2011

Chicago Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau was named the NBA's Coach of the Year. There's one move that he's not making that's making him look like the dunce of the decade, though. Consider this a public plea, Thibs: Start. Taj. Gibson. It should be abundantly...

Bulls plates available now

By Northern Star Staff | May 3, 2011

Northern Star Staff According to a press release from the Secretary of State's office, the public can now order Chicago Bulls Illinois license plates.The plate features strips of black and red and the Bulls logo. Random number, personalized or vanity...

The Rant: The best around

By Jimmy Johnson | April 14, 2011

I won't throw down some wallops on the drum for Derrick Rose to be the NBA's MVP, since it's a forgone conclusion he's had the award wrapped up for months. But Rose shouldn't be the only Chicago Bull to take home some hardware for this season. In his...

The Rant: Heat pass on butterball big man Curry for good reason

By Jimmy Johnson | April 13, 2011

The Miami Heat told Eddy Curry what the former Chicago Bulls center couldn't say to all those cheeseburgers he's devoured: no. After seven workouts, Heat president Pat Riley passed on adding the butterball big man to the playoff roster. Seven workouts?...

Faceoff: Who should the Bulls face?

By Jimmy Johnson and Brian Thomas | April 11, 2011

Brian Thomas: The NBA playoffs are right around the corner, and the Chicago Bulls have the No. 1 seed in the East locked up. Assuming that they make it through their first two matchups, taking care of the Indiana Pacers in the first round and then presumably...

The Rant: Don’t panic Bulls’ fans

By Jimmy Johnson | March 29, 2011

You fart in a lecture hall. You forget to do your taxes. You said something absurdly embarrassing last night at a party. Slip-ups, mistakes, whatever you want to call them; they happen to us all. Including the invincible Chicago Bulls. The currently top-seeded...

The Rant: Give it to D-Rose

By Andrew Singer | March 27, 2011

They liked Derrick Rose before you did. Now that you like him, though, they suddenly aren't so interested in the Chicago Bulls' point guard getting that coveted MVP award. "They" are the hipster members of the media. The people that refuse to vote for...

Blog: Omer Asik naysayers, eat your words

March 23, 2011

Many Chicago Bulls fans scoffed at the notion that a 2008 second-round draft pick could contribute this season. After all, Omer Asik appeared to be the latest NBA-European flavor of the month. But those naysayers are eating their words. Asik has asserted...

“Didn’t you get the memo?”

By Chris Dertz | March 7, 2011

Derrick Rose doesn't want anyone to think the Bulls can make a playoff run. He wants the league to forget about them. He wants them to forget that Chicago is second in the East. Sorry, Derrick; you just swept the most publicized team in the history of...

The Rant: So sorry, Luol

By Jimmy Johnson | March 7, 2011

Luol Deng, oh how I thought I knew thee. I chastised the Chicago Bulls for signing you to a six-year, $71 million extension in summer of 2008. I questioned the severity of your "injury" in 2009 and thought it was just another example of you being a human...