- I stand by my stance about standing by the Bulls after this shaky start. Panic has hit many fans as the Bulls look like a dirty bum corpse of their former selves… after two f’n preseason games and two bleepin’ road games to open the regular season. I refuse to be my father (i.e. typical Chicago write-off-the-season dad) and instead, I feel that the Bulls will channel their inner Stormin’ Norman funk and be jiving their way to wins in no time. With that said…
- It took Derrick Rose all of those four previously mentioned games to decide on switching it up. The reigning MVP wants to be more aggressive, especially early on. I am more than fine with this, as I thought many times when the Bulls got off to slow starts last season, Da Rose began with passive play. (Look at that, analysis born from 82 regular season games and a post season!) Be more aggressive = quicker starts. Cool.
- Or we can blow the whole thing up to get Dwight Howard! Maniacs! Have we learned nothing from the end of Planet of the Apes*? I can picture it now, Norm Van Lier travels into the future from the 70s. As he rides horseback along a strange coast, he comes upon the top portion of the Jordan statue sticking out of the surf. Do not get future Norm angry, Gar Paxman!
- Luol Deng’s brush with injury does not seem to be anything serious. This is good news as he is the only player looking like he has a clue. In fact the more I think about it, the Bulls are totally screwed. Expect them to finish sixth in the five-team Central, the franchise to collapse, and Jordan to move the Bobbycats into the UC in the Bulls stead. Its over, y’all.
*I promise that this will be the last Planet of the Apes reference this season**.
**I know I cannot keep that promise.