Posted on: April 29, 2009 2:11 pm

The NBA Fix Continues

The Rondo foul on Brad Miller was a flagrant foul no matter what point in the game, regular season or playoffs.  Rondo did not even attempt to go for the ball unless he thought the ball was Brad Miller's head.  I can see how he might of been confused someone head and a basketball are both round.  This play, has not just highlighted what has happened in the game, but in the series as a whole.  The refs calls have heavily favored the Celtics and the Bulls have not been able buy a foul.  I know that the NBA needs the Celtics to win and I know that the refs calls will always favor the team the NBA feels needs to win for ratings, but these calls have been ludacris!!  Throughout the series there has been obvious bias towards the Bulls in the form of ticky tack fouls and no calls. If the NBA and David Stern want to get away from the image of refs fixing games it might be a good idea to make clear to all refs to call fair and even games for both teams no matter who is playing.  You might be suprised to see when people do not try to influence the outcome the games are still very exciting.    

Category: NBA
Tags: Chicago
Posted on: April 15, 2009 10:44 am

What A Time To Be A Chicago Sports Fan!

It started out with the Chicago Bears trading for Jay Cutler, wow!  The Blackhawks make the playoffs for the first time in over seven years and they have home ice for the first round.  The Bulls and number one overall draft pick Derrick Rose, are heading to the playoffs after a terrible start to the season.  They might even get the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.  The Cubs look like they should win the National League Central again and they may even win a game in the playoffs this year.  The Sox even look okay. I cannot forget about the Chicago Fire MLS team, which is a consistent contender for the MLS Cup every year.  I know I am not discussing championships for each team, but for the first time in a long time all Chicago teams are more than respectable.    


Category: General
Tags: Chicago
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