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  1. DVXPrime Says:

    Don’t get me wrong…I love Dennis Rodman. “Bad as I Wanna Be” needs to be required reading for any basketball player who wants an serious NBA career. He was a big part of the last three Bulls titles. Hall-of-Famer, no doubt.

    But Goddammit, WTF was he doing in North Korea? And what the hell was up with him going on ABC’s This Week? He’s gonna try and play negotiator with some 20-yr old Commie nutjob? Fuck, man, can we NOT have any former Chicago atheletes losing their damn minds?

    Oh, and the Fire got their asses blown out in LA, so I guess soccer’s of the table for awhile.

    //off soapbox…

  2. chucky Says:

    Fro….I’m going with 45-48 minutes. Just seems the most logical.

    DVX….Rodman is a freak. I have no idea why anybody would want to go to North Korea. No doubt the place is a shithole. And the government is run by fucking whackjobs. Did you see pictures of the funeral for Kim Jong Il? There was a parade with a gigantic picture of him on the roof of a 1976 Lincoln limousine. Seriously. But I must say this. Our own government is not above killing people. Obamas lawyers have said it’s OK to even kill Americans. And they’ve been doing it for years. To sit around and condemn other leaders of doing the same thing is hypocritical to me. And before anybody decides to paint me as a left-wing loon democrat, remember this: I hate both sides equally. I’m neither republican or democrat. I’m just a pissed off American, and I can think for myself. I have no problem bashing this the shit out of both sides.

  3. Fro Dog Says:

    DVX,

    I told you, we do not discuss Fire soccer on here until they rename their team “The Chicago Fire and Passion”.

    Chucky,

    I bought a ticket for TNA next Thursday in Hoffman Estates. It’s my second TNA event (I won tickets for Bound For Glory 2008 off The Score). I paid $25 for a decent seat. Not bad. There are these VIP tickets you could get for $125 which include a buffet, meet and greet with some of the wrestlers and a seat in a suite. If the Hulkster isn’t too busy watching staring at his daughter, I’ll let him know you said hello.

    I want to announce to all of you that with the success of me getting this poll up started, I have something very exciting that I am working on for this site in the next week or two. Stay tuned.

  4. chucky Says:

    Have fun Fro. If you see Hogan, ask him if he’s making a new sex tape, then kick him in the nuts when you say hello. And while your at it, kick Dixie Carter in the nuts too!

  5. chucky Says:

    Fro….did you make a suggestion yet for the B and B Tournament of Bad? I just made my suggestion. I think you mayt like it.

  6. Fro Dog Says:

    I have not. I haven’t listened much lately either. I will be checking on the Tournament of Bad though when it gets going. I remember one selection two years ago called “Hiking near the Iranian Border” that I felt should have won. If I am not mistaken, the Kardashians won which was fulfilling. We shall see.

  7. chucky Says:

    Yeah, I remember that. I think last years winner (The State of Pennsylvania) has a chance to repeat.

    I suggested “Bears Monday callers”. After this past season, I think it may have a shot at getting in.

  8. genrebuster Says:

    I’m staying tuned…

  9. MadCityMac Says:

    Guys, I put in a few nominations for the Tournament of Bad, among them Bret Bielema’s liver, people who say SOLDIER’S Field, guest singers for the 7th inning stretch, Skip Bayless, and Howie Mandel. I’d love to punch those two twatwaffles in the throat along with fat ass Bielema. So much bad out there to even remember it all!

  10. Fro Dog Says:

    Bears fans calling Doug and O.B. after games should be a strong candidate along with callers on Monday. This is shaping up to be an exciting tournament for sure!

  11. chucky Says:

    Fro….I remember one guy a few years ago calling in to Doug and OB after the first game of the year. You know what he wanted to talk about? About whether or not the White Sox should re-sign Aaron Rowand. As Doug said, what the hell, is this guy drunk or something?

    By the way, did you hear that Bill Moody, aka Paul Bearer, aka Percy Pringle, passed away last night? He was 58. He was one of the few guys in the back that was genuinely a real nice guy too.

  12. chucky Says:

    Who in the fuck is voting for less than 40 minutes? Is it you Yeti?

  13. Fro Dog Says:

    Chucky,

    It’s a sad day for wrestling. It was strange how it happened after Undertaker made his return the other night. Sometimes, you still imagine Paul walking along side with the urn. One of the best managers in pro wrestling history.

    I remember that call you are talking about. It was when I was delivering food and I had to listen to the last half of the game on the radio when the Bears played the Chargers in the 2007 opener.

    I remember a call in 2009 I believe when someone suggested that the Bears fire Lovie (I agreed) and hire Ditka (I disagreed). Along with that, the guy suggested that Doug should be the defensive coordinator and O’Bradovich as the offensive coordinator because they have the “FIRE AND PASSION”. Another caller said after the Bears played well the game following Urlacher’s wrist injury that the Bears were better off without him and that Lovie will find someone to replace him. True story.

  14. chucky Says:

    Fro….the funny thing is that those calls get more retarded the next day. I’m really surprised Boers and Bernstein (especially Bernstein) haven’t committed suicide because of it. Bears Monday is a real trip. It’s gotten to the point that I’m stunned they haven’t done anything at all to shut it down.

    Paul Bearer is getting a ton of respect from a lot of wrestlers. It’s a sad day indeed. Even Dingbat Dixie Carter paid tribute to him. I have to wonder though, would she say anything if if he hadn’t been in the ring on the night that Tony Schiavone went batshit crazy on Mike Tenay about ten years ago.

  15. Yeti Says:

    Looks like the 7 that voted for less than 40 were right

  16. chucky Says:

    And you just couldn’t wait to tell us that, could you? I’ll venture to bet that you voted on that one after the fucking game ended.

  17. Fro Dog Says:

    Well, not let’s not forget the most important “stat”: The Bulls had a 14-point lead and ended up losing by 18. They shot 90 times and made only 33 of them. See? The Spurs are everything the Bulls want to be. Greg Popovich coaches smarter, not better. And he has four rings to prove it.

  18. chucky Says:

    Sounds like they ran out of gas. Like they were, I don’t know, maybe tired? Maybe too tired from playing too goddamn many minutes in previous games? Thibodeau will never get a ring, let alone four of them. By the time the playoffs arrive, his teams will be run into the fucking ground.

  19. Yeti Says:

    Or, maybe some nights teams shoot poor. I’m sure that’s never happened to any other NBA teams. Just the ThomASS teams

  20. Yeti Says:

    You know Miami blew a lead last night, right? I thought only shitty teams coached by ThomASS blows leads. I don’t get why you don’t see that the NBA is filled with runs. Teams will go up by 10, then lose that lead, or they will come back from a 15 point deficit. That’s happening constantly, but when it happens to the Bulls It’s somehow worse in your head

    Also, they’re in fucking playoff contention without Rose. That’s an accomplishment in of its own. Sure, you blame Thibs for his injury, but the fact that they are were they are is pretty amazing. Noah, Boozer, and Deng are nice players, but they only have one superstar and he hasnt played a single minute. Tell me a team that is missing their lone superstar and does the same thing

  21. chucky Says:

    “I thought only shitty teams coached by ThomASS blows leads.”

    Don’t think Yeti. You haven’t had enough practice.

  22. Fro Dog Says:

    The Bulls blow more of their leads than others. You brought up the Heat. Guess what? They won that game that they blew. When the Bulls piss away their leads, the chances of them coming back to win are slim to none. If I wrote about everything that goes wrong with this team because of the coach, I’d be writing something every day.

    If you didn’t hear, Joakim Noah made this comment to reporters a week or two ago: “Coach Thibs has never heard of the word, rest.”

  23. DVXPrime Says:

    Meanwhile, the Worldwide Leader hath shat the bed:

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2013/03/the-end-of-sportscenter-espns-flagship-show-hits-bottom/

  24. DVXPrime Says:

    …and now, for something completely different…

    BTW: Carly Rae Jepsen. 400 mil downloads on iTunes last year. Let me catch the male owning up to doing so…

  25. Fro Dog Says:

    Hey Chucky,

    Boers and Bernstein, as I type, are a mile down the road from me at Fatty’s. I am kind of sad because it’s been a while since I had a burger from there (best ones in town) and I am stuck at work with no help today. I met them along with others about five years ago at Blues Bar in Mount Prospect.

  26. chucky Says:

    Fro….fate is a bitch sometimes. The closest I ever came to meeting any of them was at last years Chicago Auto Show. I walked past the stand where they were broadcasting, and the only one I recognized was Laurence Holmes. I had no desire to go up and talk to him. In fact, I walked away from there as fast as I could because I can’t stand the sight of that smarmy fuck. I’d love to meet Boers and Bernstein someday. Especially Terry. You know, one of the biggest and dumbest mistakes The Score has made has been hanging on to Holmes, and letting a real good guy like Jason Goff go. I’ll listen to him on occasion on his Atlanta station.

  27. Fro Dog Says:

    I may be insane, but someone from the Bulls must be reading this site. Noah’s minutes were under 40 the last two games and that’s something we rarely see. So if someone from the Bulls is reading this, let me know say the following: If Jerry Reinsdorf had half of a brain, he would fire Gar Forman, John Paxson and ThomASS Thibodeou all at once.

    I was listening to Steve Rosebloom in the morning and there is the theory that the Bulls are trying to rush Rose back. Well, I am not a doctor, but from everything I have read, it takes a full year to recover from an ACL injury. Rose had the surgery in late May of last year so he is only ten months into this.

  28. chucky Says:

    Fro….I’m really torn on Rose returning now. I heard yesterday afternoon that Rose has been medically cleared to play, and has been for some time. They say he doesn’t feel like he’s mentally ready to come back. He doesn’t want to play until he’s confident of being able to dunk off his left foot. If that’s what is holding him back, and it’s actually true, it makes him sound like a real pussy. But if this isn’t true, what would the Bulls gain from throwing Rose under the bus like this? I know I said before what would the point be in bringing him back now. The Bulls have no hope of winning the NBA title. Why risk him in gameplay with this head coach, who likes to run his players into the ground? Dan Bernstein seems to think it’s part of his rehab to get actual game time. My problem with all of this is trying to figure out which story is true, and what is bullshit. He’s been doing 5 on 5’s for a month now. If he can do that, he needs to get out there and play, and get the mental issues resolved. He’ll never be 100% again. He’ll have some pain. Athletes play in pain every day. If he’s holding out because he can’t dunk off his left foot, then I think he may well be a damned pussy. I hate saying that, but what else can it be?

  29. Michael Jordan Says:

    The only guy that could consistently keep me under 20 points was Dean Smith.

  30. Fro Dog Says:

    I am not really disagreeing with you, I am just asking,like above, isn’t full recovery time for this injury a full year? Meaning, he shouldn’t even be thinking about playing in a game until then which obviously means, they are deep into the playoffs (not going to happen anyway). I am not to question how tough someone is especially after what happened with Cutler. I know it’s a different situation but still.

    Best thing as we both have said, might as well sit him out. There is no chance with him and why risk it? This is all Thibodeou’s fault. He had no business keeping Rose out there when he got hurt and there are many “famous” people who agree with me.

  31. chucky Says:

    I’m no doctor, but I think recovery time depends on the individual. Adrian Petersen had the same type of injury. Look at how fast he came back. I don’t think one year of recovery is carved in stone. If the doctors are saying he should play because it’s a part of his recovery, then he should play. I was actually a little bit afraid that this would happen. I just hope he doesn’t become a damned head case.

  32. jimmy d. Says:

    Fro,

    Like Chucky said, I think it depends on the severity of the injury as well as the mental makeup of the patient. Both A.D. and Rashard Mendenhall had ACL surgery in mid-January of 2012. A.D. was back for the start of the season…winning MVP honors. Mendenhall didn’t carry the ball until about a month into the season. So, I don’t think Rose is necessarily rushing back to things. Actually, it sounds like he’s not mentally ready for a return to the game. Not sure what that’s about.

    Later,
    Jimmy D.

  33. DVXPrime Says:

    Rose or no Rose, this team has no shot in the playoffs. My guess is that Rose is watching how Thibs is running the Bulls into the ground. If he comes back, he’ll be playing 45 min. a night trying to carry a team that will be tired come playoff time. Rose is also hoping and praying that Reinsdorf and GarPax add a key body or two so the Bulls can take a better shot at the Eastern Conference in 2014. If i were Rose, I wouldn’t rush coming back until EVERYBODY on the Bulls is SERIOUS about taking down the heat and winning an NBA title. EVERYBODY meaning…

    …the current roster stops being knuckleheads (Boozer, Robinson)…

    …Thibs starts learning to REST HIS KEY PLAYERS BEFORE THE PLAYOFFS…

    …Reisendorf and GarPax start making some moves for players who can compliment and support Rose…

    …and dammit get rid of those morbidly obese fatasses on the Luv-A-Bulls squad! What the hell is it with this city and the sideline entertainment at major league sports? Non-singing douchebags celebs at the Cubs games, the “drumline” at the Bears games, and ten fatasses masquerading as a dnace squad at the Bulls games. Who the fuck thinks of these things, and when was the last time they had a drug test?

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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