“The Bulls are scheduled to open [the preseason] against the Michael Jordan-owned Charlotte Bobcats on Oct. 10 at the United Center. Other home games are Oct. 14 against the Timberwolves, Oct. 21 against the Pacers and Oct. 27 against Scott Skiles and the Bucks. The Bulls’ road schedule calls for them to travel to an undetermined location to play the Pacers on Oct. 13, Sioux Falls, S.D., to play the Timberwolves on Oct. 19 and Oct. 25 to conclude their schedule in Charlotte against the Bobcats.”
You know, when I was seven years old, my mom planned a family trip to Chicago. The big event was to see a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, mom made my sister — who was 11 years old — the primary navigator.
Handing an 11-year-old a giant map of Chicago and telling her to “get us to Wrigley” went about as well as you’d expect. We got horrifically lost and never made it to the game. On the bright side, we ate at the Ground Round in Elmhurst, and they had a very cool magician going from table to table doing the disappearing sponge ball trick. It was some solace.
Anyway, for years and years, my mom kept the Cubs tickets from the game we never made it to in the family photo album. It was kind of a sad relic of what might have been. That’s already how I feel about this preseason schedule. Maybe I’m being overly pessimistic, but I don’t think there will be a preseason. I’m not very hopeful for a regular season. So take this list of potential games for what it’s worth.
A grain of salt.