It's just a wonderful spring we're having.
First off, I never complain about the weather. Unless it's awful, and it is. Freezing around here.
The same goes for sports, and it's equally awful, so I'll go ahead and complain.
So, huge shoutout to the Bulls. Oh, yes, I am guilty. Oh, I sold myself a bill of goods on these guys.
I actually convinced myself that:
1) We can win without major stars.
2) Tom Thibodeau's coaching would see us through.
3) Selfless basketball and tough defense would carry the day.
I realize those are the same things, but man, what a slap in the face to realize: We don't have any stars. Yeah, Joakim Noah but come on. It's the playoffs and we have … nobody. Washington's guards ran circles around us. So, thanks for a great regular season, guys. Go get Carmelo Anthony, get Derrick Rose back and come see us next year.
And speaking of Washington, I have no idea who this "Nene" is but I have to ask, is there any way he can be shipped off to soccer camp before this series is over? The young Brazilian is killing us!
Also killing us, and by "us" I mean the Blackhawks, is … the Blackhawks.
Look, I'm not even recovered from last year's run.
I rarely make this request but if you're going to lose to the Blues, do me a favor and make it quick and painless. Seriously, the NFL draft is here in a few weeks and I need to get ready! Show some consideration!
Speaking of consideration, let's pause here and reflect on Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary.
It's a great time to reflect on all of those wonderful titles—won by the Bears. Thanks to Butkus, Sayers, Ditka, Halas and others for making it such a special place. I'm leaving someone out …
Oh yeah, the Cubs. Um, yeah, um, thanks guys for all of, yeah, um, all of those wonderful …
I want to say "memories" but upon close inspection, the experience of being there trumps any possible outcome, which I guess is good.
OK, how about this: Thanks for 100 years of great atmosphere.
Man, we aim low around here.
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