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Guest post: Earl Campbell and Derrick Rose

There are more than a few observers — myself included — who believe that Earl Campbell was the most powerful and dominant fullback to play in the NFL during the past 40 years. Having won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 while playing for Texas, he was drafted number one by the Houston Oilers in 1978. […]

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“Loving” it Live

Ugh. Double ugh. Triple ugh. Etc. The Bulls have lost a season-worst five games in a row. Joakim Noah is out (plantar fasciitis). Luol Deng is expected to miss at least the next two games with a Grade 1 or 2 calf strain. Brad Miller (thumb) and Taj Gibson (plantar fasciitis) both missed practice yesterday, and Taj […]

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The Bulls should retire Norm Van Lier’s number

Here’s a list of the former Chicago Bulls players, coaches and general managers whose “numbers” have been retired: Bob Love Jerry Krause Jerry Sloan Michael Jordan Phil Jackson Scottie Pippen Jackson and (cough, cough) Krause didn’t have numbers, obviously, but there are two banners in their honor hanging in the United Center rafters. That’s a fairly complete group, even if Jordan and […]

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The shooting quandaries of the Chicago Bulls

As the Bulls prepare for their game against the Los Angeles Clippers — the second stop on their current seven-game Western Conference road trip — Vinny Del Negro has some very real concerns to deal with. Forget the fact that his team could be without John Salmons, who spent Monday night in an Oakland hospital […]

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Do the Bulls suffer when Thomas and Noah play together?

As part of the TrueHoop Network 2009-10 Season Preview, Henry Abbott published a post about shooting. How does this affect the Bulls? Well, as Henry explains, stat guru Wayne Winston theorizes that “a consistent theme of many bad NBA lineups is that they include two or more players who can’t shoot.” Can you think of any starting […]

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I believe in John Salmons

There are several things that worry me about the 2009-10 Bulls season. The first-half schedule. Vinny Del Negro’s coaching. Luol Deng’s ability to return from injury and regain his 2006-07 form. Tyrus Thomas’ maturity, decision-making and proclivity for jump-shooting. The continuing lack of an inside scoring threat. Defensive rebounding. Team defense in general. One thing […]

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Meet the Bulls’ new GM

According to, the Bulls have scheduled a press conference for Thursday at 11 a.m. CT to name Gar Forman General Manager. John Paxson will remain with the Bulls as EVP of Basketball Operations. John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: “In a move that had been expected since the All-Star break, the Bulls on Wednesday […]

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Derrick Rose’s Top 10 Games in 2008-09

Derrick Rose was the 2008-09 NBA Rookie of the Year. That means he was great for the entire 82-game season…not to mention the playoffs. So choosing his 10 best games is like trying to pick the best movie in the Police Academy series: In the end, they’re all winners. (Although the ones with Steve Guttenberg were probably […]

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Derrick wants to be like ‘Bron

From RealGM: “I had a good year. I wasn’t scared or anything. I just had to get used to it, making mistakes and learning from the mistakes. I watched LeBron [James] early in his career, and his biggest thing was he got used to making mistakes so he could move on and not think about […]

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