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You knew it would end badly for these Bulls

Glad it's over.

It was fun while it lasted, but the Bulls season got tiring. Namely, I was tired of reading this before every game: "Rose, Hinrich, Deng out."

In the end, the Heat were too much, and yeah, maybe heart can't beat talent in the NBA. I keep thinking of those great Hollywood endings where you know what's coming, and the guys you like are so badly outnumbered, it can only end badly. "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid," "The Wild Bunch," "Bonnie and Clyde," "Heat."

It's for the best, because between that, the Blackhawks, Bears rookie camp and the usual baseball slop, I was starting to suffer from Sports Attention Deficit Disorder, more commonly known as SADD.

So we move on to the good stuff. Oh, Blackhawks and Red Wings.

Here's a refreshing headline: Red Wings hope for a grind fest against Hawks.

Hey! This is good! It's code for "We're not nearly as talented as they are, let's just slow this down and muck this up!"

I know this for a fact because for years the greatest practitioners of this were … the Chicago Blackhawks!

And guess what? It never worked. So yeah, it's strange to have someone do it to us.

However, the Red Wings deserve a proper send-off. The next time we see them in the playoffs, if we see them, will be in the Stanley Cup finals, as they will be in the Eastern Conference.

Won't you miss all those Detroit people walking around our city? Grasping at some form of pride to cling to? I won't.

I won't miss the octopus throwing in our stadium, and I won't miss us having to go to Detroit.

But I do hope we see them down the road, during a Stanley Cup finals. That would be … unbelievable.

Too much to think about now. Let's downshift to Gabe Carimi for a moment, or Mr. Kotter as he's known to me. Mr. Carimi wants a fresh start somewhere else it seems, so he's skipping a chance to get a fresh start here with new coaches.

Keep it up, and you'll get one.

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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