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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zen Master Stirring the Pot Between the Bulls and Knicks for Opening Night!

Phil Jackson, the Zen Master, is at it again with the subliminal messages.

Read about it here: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/10/phil-jackson-stirs-great-nba-rivalry/

A Defintive Depth Chart of the Chicago Bulls All-Time Greats

You may not know this, but there have been some great Hall of Fame players to wear Bulls uniforms outside of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

See the ultimate Chicago Bulls fantasy depth chart here: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/10/bulls-time-roster/

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Pics Prove Celebrities Love Chicago Sports Too

If you thought it was impossible for anyone else to love Chicago as much as you, then you're wrong. These celebs love Chicago sports too.

Click here to view at Sports Mockery: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/10/pics-prove-celebrities-love-chicago-sports/

10 CRAZY Chicago Sports Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

I personally guarantee you will not know at least half of the facts on this list and if you do I'll give you 2 minutes of your life back. Promise.....

Sports Mockery, a new brand of Chicago sports news! click here to view the list: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/10/10-crazy-chicago-sports-facts-will-blow-mind/

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Best Chicago Sports Magazine Cover Appearances

Derrick Rose is on the latest cover of ESPN the Magazine so we thought it would be prudent to revisit the past and give you the best Chicago themed Sports Illustrated and ESPN covers from the past.

Enjoy!

Click here to view at sportsmockery.com: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/10/chicagos-best-magazine-cover-appearances/

Chicago Bulls Preseason Player Rankings

Where do Joakim Noah, Pau Gasol, and Derrick Rose rank at the midway point of the preseason? Here's a hint...

None of them are first.

click here to see at sportsmockery.com: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/10/chicago-bulls-preseason-player-rankings/

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

EVERETT GOLSON FOR HEISMAN!

Through three games Everett Golson and Heisman favorite Marcus Mariota's numbers were eerily similar yet no one is talking about the former. This could be a good thing. If you're Golson, I'm sure he is more than happy to let the pressure stay in Eugene.

Read more at cfbroundtable.com: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/everett-golson-golden/

UPDATE: MRI RESULTS ARE IN AND KYLE RUDOLPH IS OUT

The already shorthanded Minnesota Vikings took another blow to the depth chart earlier today.
SportsMockery.com: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/update-mri-results-kyle-rudolph/

Should The Ducks Really Be #2 In The Nation?

After the upset that almost happened is anyone else scratching their heads over these Ducks and how they will fare the rest of the way? Read more at cfbroundtable.com: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/ducks-might-thought/

90's Bulls: Where Are They Now? Pt. 2

Part 2 of SportsMockery's look at what the members of Chicago's favorite basketball sons are up to now: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/90s-bulls-where-are-they-now/

90's Bulls: Where Are They Now? Pt.1

Here you will find the most in depth look at the lives of the beloved 90's Bulls to be found anywhere on the internet. Read more at SportsMockery.com: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/90s-bulls-where-are-they-now/

CRAZIEST CHICAGO SPORTS RUMORS OF ALL TIME

Did you know the 1944 Chicago Bears are the only team in NFL history to not attempt a single field goal in a season? you'll learn about all that and more at SportsMockery.com-- Chicago's number one source for all things CHICAGO sports: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/craziest-chicago-sports-records-time/

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

YOU KNOW D.ROSE DON'T DANCE!

Or do you?

Not too long ago a video of "Derrick Rose" showing off his footwork in high school was circulating around the interweb.

Was it really him? Nahhh those people were reaching and tricked you. Here's the response from the Rose lookalike and the best images of how D. Rose Dances at sportsmockery.com:http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/best-derrick-rose-dont-dance/

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Derrick Rose Turns It Up Against Slovenia

Derrick Rose promised that his shot would look better against Slovenia.

Well... he delivered.

sportsmockery.com has you covered on the details: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/derrick-rose-turns-slovenia/

Monday, September 8, 2014

Touchdown Jesus Delivers In South Bend

In a thrilling BLOWOUT the Fighting Irish sent Michigan packing with a bang!

Read all about the game and the history behind the rivalry below at cfbroundtable.com: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/touchdown-jesus-delivers-south-bend/?utm_campaign=wp-twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

Michigan State v. Oregon

Did you miss the college football non conference game of the year?

If so read all about it here at cfbroundtable.com: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/never-rains-autzen-stadium/?utm_campaign=wp-twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

Ray Allen to the Bulls?

How sweet would it be for DA Bulls to land Jesus Shuttlesworth??

Read all about the possibilities here at sportsmockery.com: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/ray-allen-option-bulls/

Week 1 Review of The Pac 12 Conference

News and highlights from the premier source for opinion based college football analysis at cfbroundtable.com.

Click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/pac-12-week-review/?utm_campaign=wp-twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitter

Chicago Bulls Are After Another Free Agent

Find out who it is below at sportsmockery.com, Chicago's number one source for breaking sports news & rumors.
Click here: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/chicago-bulls-hunt-another-free-agent/

ATTENTION CHICAGO BULLS FANS! Have You Been Watching The FIBA World Cup?

Thus far in the tournament, Pau Gasol is without a doubt the MVP of basketball's World Cup.
Read more about it here at sportsmockery.com: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/09/watching-fiba-2014-looking-like-chicago-struck-gold/

Friday, August 29, 2014

Best NBA Front Courts

A full list of the NBA's best front courts heading into the 2014-15 season. Did your team make the cut? This list may surprise you.
View the list here at sportsmockery.com: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/08/best-nba-front-courts/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's Gone Viral! Best Chicago Bulls Rumors of All-Time

Michael Jordan to the Clippers? Magic Johnson's draft rights lost on a coin flip? All that and more at Sportsmockery.com! To view the full list of "what could have been" click below.
Sportsmockery.com click here: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/08/best-chicago-bulls-rumors-time/

Oregon Ducks: Opening Day Preview Pt. 2

The implications concerning the Oregon Ducks week 1 match up run deeper than a blow out. Pt. 2 below.
To view at cfbroundtable.com click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/oregon-ducks-opening-day-preview-pt-2/

Oregon Ducks: Opening Day Preview Pt. 1

The Ducks week 1 walkover game against South Dakota is more important than you think. Pt. 1 below.
To see at cfbroundtable.com click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/oregon-ducks-opening-day-preview-pt-1/

Thursday, August 14, 2014

10 Must Watch Bulls Games in 2014-15

Are you a die-hard Bulls fan that hasn't had time to see the full 2014-15 schedule? If so, don't bother! Just check out this list and circle the dates on your calender!

via sportsmockery.com-- click here: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/08/10-chicago-bulls-games-watch-2014-15/

Monday, August 11, 2014

If The Ducks Fall Short of Their Goals Again in 2014 Will Mark Helfrich Be Safe or Sorry?

Follow the link below to cfbroundtable.com. The best College Football opinion based site on the interweb!

Click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/disappointing-end-2014-mean-mark-helfrich/

Visit the Trenches of the Oregon Ducks

The Ducks may have the best offensive line in the Pac-12 if not the country. Click the link below to see what I have to say at cfbroundtable.com

Click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/visit-trenches-ducks-offensive-line/

Even With Kevin Love, Can the Cavs Beat the Bench Mob 2.0?

Check out what I have to say on sportsmockery.com. Click the link below.

Click here: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/08/even-kevin-love-will-cleveland-fare-bench-mob-2-0/

3 Key Differences Between This Year and the 2010-11 Bulls

These Bulls are better than the 2010-11 team that went to the Conference Finals. Here's why. Click the link below to view the article at sportsmockery.com.

Click here: http://sportsmockery.com/2014/08/3-major-differences-2010-11-2014-15-bulls-keep-mind/


Thursday, July 31, 2014

USC Going Back to The Top?

Lane Kiffin is out and Steve Sarkisian is in. Will USC reclaim their spot atop the Pac-12 throne?
See what I have to say about it at cfbroundtable.com

Click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/oregon-football-will-fare-trojan-horse-rises/

Ducks' Marshall And Tyner Fly Together

 Marcus Mariota may get all the national hype. But in order for the Ducks to make the 4 team playoff this year, it's the backfield people should pay attention to. See what i have to say below at cfbroundtable.com

 Click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/ducks-marshall-tyner-fly-together/

Friday, July 18, 2014

BCS In Review: The Bush Push And I

Here, I'm taking a look back at the most memorable game of my life as a college football fan. In fact, it's more so on the day I fell in love with, yes, college football. Enjoy...

 Click here: http://cfbroundtable.com/2014/bcs-review-bush-push/

Friday, June 6, 2014

Can we finally stop with all the "Lebron is greater than or equal to" Jordan talk!?

Did you see the game last night?

Yeah.

Has Lebron ever lost a finals..

Yeah.

How many?

Two.

Did Jordan ever lose in the finals?

No.

Even if he was hot, sick, tired, hungry, cramping or possibly dying did Jordan ever sit the last 4 minutes of a finals game?

No.

Is that why he never lost?

No. 4 minutes is hardly the whole story.

A lot of people seem to have forgotten all the things that were once common knowledge. Almost none of this is truly original or mind-blowing. But due to the epidemic of long-term memory loss that has apparently swept the nation, I will do everyone the service of a little refresher.

The reason he never lost is because regardless of the score.. Regardless of his own physical condition... Regardless of odds, reason, expectation or air conditioning he refused to lose. Anyone who saw or even merely heard of Jordan knows that. But somehow as we ride high on the fresher accomplishments of Lebron many have forgotten that no one could will Jordan to do anything but Michael Jordan, and that is because his will is better than yours. No one had to coax Michael. No one had to fix Michael or motivate Michael. He never danced, paraded, or had a "Decision" moment because he knew everything he needed to long before you did. He was simply better than you, that's it. He knew he was better than you because he worked harder than you. Thought quicker than you. And didn't listen to you or anyone, not even his body when it told him to quit. That's because quitting is never an option when you're the best. He was and always will be, the ultimate champion, the essence of spirit in competition... And, of course the greatest athlete any of us have ever seen.

When Michael kept losing to the Pistons he didn't decide he could never win in Chicago. He didn't say "hey! I'll join... Barkley, Magic, or Bird." He just kept fighting. He was determined to do it on his own. Yeah, of course the addition of Scottie Pippen helped. But did he or anyone in the world for that matter know what Scottie Pippen was? Lebron knew what Wade and Bosh were. He knew they were great players. He knew that he would win championships if he played with two of (arguably) the top ten current players in the game. Bosh has been reduced to a REALLY good role player with the Heat but don't you remember what his stats were with the Raptors? On any other team he's the number one guy, the cornerstone. Michael didn't need the satisfaction of having a sure thing because the surest thing for him was his OWN talent, drive and ambition.

He wanted the satisfaction of having more rings than you. In his mind could he REALLY be the best if say he joined Magic who already had rings? If Lebron never wins another title Wade will always have one more ring. Being the competitor he was, and still is, do you think he could have ever put himself in a position to possibly always have "one less ring"? And if he did, the NBA would have to ban him from arenas because he'd be 86 rolling into stadiums on a wheel-chair yelling "PUT ME IN COACH!"

If there's one major difference separating Jordan from James it's not talent. By all means Lebron may actually be more talented than Michael ever was. He's certainly more physically gifted. Michael simply has more guts than Lebron, and finally last night he proved it to the world for the first and probably not the last time.. That he is no Jordan. 


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Where Do All the Pacers Go?

While I don't have a definitive response to the question everyone and their mother has been asking, here's my attempt to answer it.

Paul George goes to a table to play the blame game.
Roy Hibbert goes to the 8th wonder of the world where apparently even 7-footers can hide.
Lance Stephenson saves his appetite in Indy so he can eat his words in Miami.
And, Frank Vogel, he just goes home and cries.

What is it about this Indiana team that makes them so dysfunctional?  Well first off, it doesn't help that Paul George may be the most mercurial "superstar" in the NBA. Also, Larry the man (boss), the myth (great executive), the legend (this is true) decided it was wise to sacrifice team chemistry for..... What exactly did he trade Danny Granger for again? Frank Vogel hasn't had control of his team since the rumors started flying that the aforementioned Mr. Bird would grab a seat with the players again. Indy thought they were ready for the spotlight, in regards to which I had a wait and see mentality. And now I'm done waiting, the verdict is in and they aren't who we thought they were!!

 Since Miami's big 3 came to be, two teams from the Central division have been seen as potential Heat stoppers. Chicago and Indy. Chicago's hopes of dethroning King James have been floating around in D. Rose's knee for two years. Indianapolis, well their hopes have gone wherever the Pacers go. Can they get it together? This year, probably not. But hey, how does that cliche phrase go? There's always.... well that you do know.

Sorry guys, maybe next year.

Monday, May 26, 2014

(Drumroll Please) It's the Return of the Chitown Hitmen

Thank you Rick Hahn, thank you so damn much for making the ChiSox exciting again. Some time last month, after Jose Abreu hit his (at the time) league leading 10th homer, I laid in bed and I wept. I don't know why (I'm lying) but I just laid there, smiled, and wept.

Why? Because for the first time since 2005 I have a legitimate reason to watch baseball! It's so surreal I don't remember if it was a dream or not. All I know is, I wept.

 I've wept because the Sox were terrible. I've wept because they won the World Series. And, I wept when The Big Hurt left and had a few solid years left in the tank while we floundered in post title Hell. But never have I produced tears of excitement over the future. This guy Hahn that replaced Kenny Williams (and in all honesty should have taken a job elsewhere before Kenny got promoted) is my new favorite person. He's my new favorite person because he stayed in Chicago and also because he had the foresight to outbid the opposition and pull the trigger on Abreu. He forced his hand and convinced Reinsdorf to sign off on a team record $68 mil. dollar deal. And, for that all of Chicago should thank him.

Despite actual contenders like the Red Sox, Rangers, and Yankees vying for the Cuban defectors services, somehow, someway, Ricky Hahn pulled off the impossible. He signed the best hitter Cuba has ever produced. Yeah, I said it. He's better than Yoenis Cespedes and even Yasiel (ManBear)Puig (Thank you Mykel Leon for the amazing moniker). This has turned out to be THE year of amazing "rookies", if you even want to call them that. Yes, they're new to the MLB but can Tanaka or Abreu REALLY be considered rookies? I mean come on... it's not even fair. This race was over before toes hit the starting line. Given that Abreu has missed even a day of action has all but guaranteed Tanaka the AL "rookie" of the year. But, this could go down as the best race in recent memory. And, at the very least, the most fun to watch.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

End of a Young Era? The World of Post BCS Football and the Inevitable Resurrection of the Trojan

Has anyone in Eugene given any thought to how terrible it would be to lose a golden era that was gone before we realized what we had? I doubt very many Oregon Duck football fans have even considered the notion of their team falling back to "good.. but not good enough." This new generation of UO football is just too young, too promising and the Ducks have just been too damn FAST!

We've come a long way, baby... And the finish line is right there. Just a few years ago everyone could "smell the roses" and sure as the promise that some dared not whisper, the roses were in our mouths. A nation of Ducks fans young and old couldn't believe and cherished the final seconds that promised the Rose Bowl championship would finally come back to Eugene for the first time since 1917.

 Belotti built a culture that Kelly mastered and drove all the way to perennial title talk in Track Town. Staying true to the nickname of our beautiful city, Duck football has ignited a frenzy of coaches switching to the ultra fast hurry up spread offense that even (not surprisingly) the NFL has adopted, now making the position of half back almost obsolete. Coaches want versatile weapons, players who can line up in the slot, the backfield and even as the first option wideout all within just a single three-down stretch. It's fast, exciting, and damn does it put points on the board. The system that was once taboo is now proven and no one has done it better than the Mighty Ducks over the past 5 years, that we are sure of.

But, what about the uncertain? It seems as though everyone has already forgotten the Mighty Trojans as if they were as played out and old as the tiring moth ridden annual Notre Dame hype (this coming from a former Chicagoan that grew up cheering and still does for his beloved Fighting Irish). It seems we forget that all of this great success has come during one of the worst stretches (by their University of Spoiled Children standards) of USC football in decades. The days of fearing the Trojans vanished so suddenly since the demise of Pete Carroll's dynasty when the NCAA hammer came falling down hard.

The sanctions came and BCS dreams for Barkely, Reggie's Heisman, and fear of the Trojan Horse all disappeared. What will happen when all those sanctions are lifted and their scholarships reinstated? Will Oregon still be able to recruit the De'Anthony Thomas's of the world? How about the Kenjon Barner's or even the Kiko Alonso's? All three stars of the Rose Bowl team, all three from the sunshine of Californ-I-A. I'm not sure how many Eugene natives realize this, it could be a lot, could be a little. But coming from someone who has spent 3 years in Southern California and with all the history, former success, sunshine, women and stardom that come along with playing for the best thing LA has had in terms of football since... well, ever; I have seen first hand it is pretty much every young California football player's dream to play for USC. Yes LA once had the Raiders (twice actually) and also the Rams. But after LA ran Al Davis out of town and the Rams skipped town for St. Louis people finally realized they only had one true team in LA, one that hardly ever disappointed and definitely never truly broke their hearts.

And, those would be the Trojans.

I've been to my share of frat parties, keggers and all manner of suares on the lovely USC campus all in the name of research of course (insert wink face here) and believe me those guys are treated like royalty. Even walk on's get attention that is unheard of up here in the Emerald state. They have entourages, they're recognized everywhere, they get free meals everywhere they go and they live the most lavish college lifestyle imaginable. And why? BECAUSE IT'S LA! Now yes, Oregon took the bull by the horns and did one hell of a job of capitalizing on the opportunity to finally rule the Pac-10 and now 12. Despite some poor luck against Stanford, in the absence of USC, UO firmly seated themselves atop the Pac-12 throne. That was evident after Chip (who is an amazing coach but also an incredible recruiter) left for the riches of the NFL Oregon was still ranked in the pre-season top 5. I can't think of one other program aside from MAYBE Alabama who could have done the same. Don't get me wrong and don't take this out of context, Mark Helfrich is a great coach. Before being given the reigns to the hyper-speed Ducks he was the longest tenured assistant in the country who grew under the tutelage of Belotti (who was offered the USC job before Carroll) and Kelly who is possibly the most brilliant mind in all of football.

 Let me state this clear, Helfrich was indeed the right hire. But after that mind boggling and embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Wildcats last year wasn't the writing if not in bold font, parhaps maybe even scribbled on the wall? Stanford didn't miss a beat after Jim Harbaugh departed for the NFL, in fact they have performed arguably even better. Winning the Rose Bowl in 2013 and just barely losing an upset to Michigan State last year. But, here we are in the midst of pre-season hype and speculation once again. Football hype no matter how silly and how unrealistic it can be is ALWAYS fun. And last I checked Oregon was once again ranked in the top 5 after spring game polls. Absolutely amazing, especially after last year in which we missed a BCS game for just the first time in 5 years.

One thing the Ducks do have in their corner and it's not just a trump card it's a pair of pocket aces, is returning Heisman favorite Marcus Mariota. And another thing that may not be as celebrated as Mariota but certainly just as, if not more important is one year of head coaching experience and recruiting under Coach Helfrich's belt. That is experience that truly is priceless and more than anything else will lead Oregon to the new four team Championship playoff in it's first year of existence, giving them a shot at their first National Title. Something that even his great predecessors could not accomplish. And with that I say this in confidence, this could finally be our year to bring it home. Hell, I'll just say it, this IS our year. So everyone stay tuned, if nothing else this year is gonna be fun, it's gonna get ugly, and we all know.. it's gonna be FAST. GO DUCKS!