January 2010

Bulls left that road winnin

Bulls left that road winning

 

 

 

By:  Kevin Anderson

      Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

Seven days on the road is tough for any person doing any kind of job. 

The Bulls ended their seven game road trip on Friday with a nail biting win over the New Orleans Hornets.  The Bulls finished the road trip 5-2, winning five in a row.

The five wins put the Bulls record above .500 at 23-22. 

The trip did not start so well, with the Bulls loosing two in a row to the Golden State Warriors and the LA Clippers.

Not the best way to start a two week trip.

The OC comes 'Martzin' in

By:  Kevin Anderson

       Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

Why is it so difficult to grasp what the Bears organization is doing with their empty offensive and defensive coordinator openings?

I mean, this is the Bears.  I shouldn’t be surprised by the lack of action to fill these two positions, but for some reason, I can’t put my finger on it.

The last three weeks we have heard six names come and go for the next Bears O.C.  The first was Mike Martz, who was immediately dismissed as a potential candidate.

Now he’s the front runner?

The Chicago Tribune reported that Martz flew to Nashville to meet with Bears QB Jay Cutler to pitch his credentials for the position. 

Bears NFL Mock Draft (Rd. 3 & 4)

By: Kevin Anderson

     Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  With the Super Bowl a week away, the NFL off-season begins.  This is always my favorite time of the year.  This year is going to be an exciting one.

  The NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) and the NFL are going to have an uncapped off season, where any NFL team can spend as much or as little as they want on free agents.  With this comes some drama though.  Unrestricted free agents must have at least six years in the NFL, when they only needed 4 years before.  This means a lot of would be free agents this year become restricted free agents, which means their current team can match any offer from another team, keeping their star player.

Return of Big Jim?

 

 

 

By:  Kevin Anderson

       Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  During the 2009 season, the White Sox always had hope and the belief they were still in the hunt for the playoffs. 

  The end of August of 2009, that all changed when the White Sox traded DH and fan favorite Jim Thome to the the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Thome was a pinch hitter for the rest of the regular season and saw limited action.

  Word is that Thome is open to a return to the South Side, but it sounds like Manager Ozzie Guillen might not be interested in having the left handed power hitter back in the Sox line-up. 

Rose not letting his guard down

 

By:  Kevin Anderson

       Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  It’s hard to believe that it has been only been over a year and a half since the Bulls struck gold in the 2008 NBA draft by selecting home town kid Derrick Rose with the number 1 pick.

  I remember listening to people talk about how the Bulls should take the scoring machine; power forward Michael Beasley out of Kansas State.  They already have a guard in Kirk Hinrich and their luck with point guards in the last ten years has been dismal (see Jay Williams). 

  General Manager John Paxson went with his instinct and selected the 19 year old Rose, who went on to become the 2008 – 09’ NBA Rookie Of the Year. 

Bliss never hurt...until now

      

 

 By:  Kevin Anderson

       Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  The year: 2004

  George W. Bush is re-elected as President.  NASA’s rovers took pictures of Mars alien landscape. The NHL was going in the toilet and held a season long lockout.  “The Curse” was ended for the Boston Red Sox.  The New England Patriots won another Super Bowl.

  With all this, one creation rocked the athletic world and turned fantasy (literally for men) into reality. 

  I’m talking about the creation of the LFL.  The Lingerie Football League. 

Cubs get legend in the office and 'guru' in the dugout

By:  Kevin Anderson

        Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

For those of you who don’t know me, I am a Chicago White Sox fan.  This, however, does not mean I don’t follow the team on the north side.  As a writer, I feel I should finally post some Cubs information.  I owe it to Chicago, Bears fans who are Cubs fans and to my grandma, who pretty much fell over when she found out I was a Sox fan.

So hear it is Cubs fans:

Third String Offense

By:  Kevin Anderson

        Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  Cutler didn’t get his man in Jeremy Bates.

  The Packers refused the Bears permission to interview their quarterbacks coach Tom Clements. 

  Mike Martz is a long shot to land the Offensive Coordinator job with the Bears (deep sigh of relief). 

  Well where does that leave the Bears in their hunt for the ‘savior’ of the Bears offense? 

  Here is an updated list of the past two candidates to interview for the job:

 

 

'Hossa" Da Man

By Kevin Anderson

Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  12 year contract worth $82.6 million for a 29 year old winger.

  At the time, that sounded like a lot of years and money for a hockey player.

  The Chicago Blackhawks personnel didn’t think so and Marian Hossa is proving to be worth every penny.

  After signing the All-Star Right Winger, the Blackhawks were looking like the best team in the NHL on paper.

  Then the fans were given the news that the All-Star Winger had to have major surgery and wouldn’t be on the team for the first month or so of the season.

  Ouch. 

  I remember thinking:  “Wow this is bad.  Waste of money.”

  I was wrong and so was everybody else.

Wishful thinking: Offensive Coordinator candidates for the Bears

By Kevin Anderson

Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  Well, here we are again Bears fans.  Looking for a new offensive coordinator who can turn this Bears offense around.

  After hearing Lovie Smith talk, it seems like he is looking for the same thing he was looking for 5 years ago when he hired Ron Turner to run the Offense:

  A run first offensive mind that runs a similar west-coast offense as Turner.

  How many offenses in this league have a pro-bowl QB and run the ball first?

  Not many is the answer.

  Now, if you have been keeping track of the OC search for the Bears, you have probably heard the names Mike Martz, Charlie Weiss and Jeremy Bates thrown around.

  None of these guys should even be considered to fill this void and here is why:

The Search for a new Offense

By Kevin Anderson

Kandrsn11@yahoo.com

  Well, here we are again Bears fans.  Looking for a new offensive coordinator who can turn this Bears offense around.

  After hearing Lovie Smith talk, it seems like he is looking for the same thing he was looking for 5 years ago when he hired Ron Turner to run the Offense:

  A run first offensive mind that runs a similar west-coast offense as Turner.

  How many offenses in this league have a pro-bowl QB and run the ball first?

  Not many is the answer.

  Now, if you have been keeping track of the OC search for the Bears, you have probably heard the names Mike Martz, Charlie Weiss and Jeremy Bates thrown around.

  None of these guys should even be considered to fill this void and here is why: