Right about now, the disbelief has faded, anger has subsided and were all wondering… why? Why. Why. Why Derrick, again? Derrick is more than an MVP to our team. He’s our friend, our brother he inspires us to be the very best we can be, just by who he is and how hard he plays. That he has spent so much time this year hurt, was frustrating. Now that he is out for the rest of the season, well its just plain sad. No one is to blame; what happened, did. We send him our prayers, our love, our good wishes that he heals and comes back stronger, better, healthier than ever before.

Bulls fans. Now is not the time to ask why or to get bitter. Now is the time to refocus and ask “How are we going to win this Championship?” We have the best Team in the league. This season has proven, we are a TEAM and it has taken us ALL to have the best record. Lets focus on whats ahead. This is an incredible opportunity for All of Us to step up and make it happen. We’re all gonna have to work harder and smarter. We are all gonna have to believe in ourselves. That we are more than the sum of our parts. We need YOU to believe with Us. We need You to believe for Us. We are going to keep going strong. One quarter, one game, one round at a time. Until its over. That’s how we’re gonna do it.

— Kyle Korver of the Chicago Bulls

go-bulls:

It’s that time again, should be a good game tonight. Hope Rip shows up. 

(via the-bulls)

gotemcoach:

CLICK TO ANIMATE JOAKIM NOAH
If you only listen to me once, let it be now.
@gotem_coach gotemcoach:

CLICK TO ANIMATE JOAKIM NOAH
If you only listen to me once, let it be now.
@gotem_coach gotemcoach:

CLICK TO ANIMATE JOAKIM NOAH
If you only listen to me once, let it be now.
@gotem_coach

gotemcoach:

CLICK TO ANIMATE JOAKIM NOAH

If you only listen to me once, let it be now.

@gotem_coach

gotemcoach:

I’m tired of calling him “D.Rose.”  Fact of the matter is, every time I watch the guy slice through the line, twist and contort his body, then spin up what appears to be a wild layup, only to see it fall gently through the net, I end up saying “Derrick Rose, you magnificent bastard.” So, I’m just going to go with that.

Derrick “You Magnificent Bastard” Rose.

@gotem_coach

gotemcoach:

QUIT PLAYING, CHICAGO.
Not like, “Quit playing basketball, Chicago Bulls.”  More like, “Quit playing around, Chicago Bulls Management.”  This team can’t win a title without help.  There are some names floating around (O.J. Mayo, among others), and some guys coming back from China.  Pick up the phone, open up your wallet, and get Derrick Rose some help.
Basketball isn’t brain surgery.  You can make this determination on paper.  Look at the roster and ask yourself, “Has there ever been an NBA Champion with a guy like Luol Deng as the second best player on the team?”  No.  There hasn’t.
Look at the long list of NBA Champion #2’s:  Oscar Robertson, Kevin McHale, Dr. J, Scottie Pippen, James Worthy, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Manu Ginobili, Ray Allen, Pau Gasol.  Sure, there might be an Otis Thorpe or Vernon Maxwell in that list, but why risk it?
The same can be said for Carlos Boozer.  Not only is he a liability defensively in the post against larger power forwards, but he habitually disappears in the Spring. Plus, Rip Hamilton is a dinosaur, Kyle Korver has that haircut, and this patently greedy schedule (thanks David Stern) is going to eat everyone alive.  You need help.
Look at it this way: the #2 on the team that just beat the Bulls, and is favored to win the title this season, is either LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.  I understood stockpiling bigs like Noah, Boozer, Asik, and Gibson.  That size and flexibility made you unique last year.  But it didn’t work. 
You lost.  And those players aren’t going to get that much better.
You need to make a move.
The Chicago Bulls management is idling.  They’re too comfortable.  They’re assuming, because the team is young, and because they have Derrick Rose, the Bulls will be good for a while into the future.  But window’s close.  Sometimes they slam shut.  Ask the Portland Trail Blazers, or the Sacramento Kings.  Ask the Cleveland Cavaliers, or the Orlando Magic.
The time is now, Chicago.  Don’t waste this.  Quit playing.
@gotem_coach

Yes. gotemcoach:

QUIT PLAYING, CHICAGO.
Not like, “Quit playing basketball, Chicago Bulls.”  More like, “Quit playing around, Chicago Bulls Management.”  This team can’t win a title without help.  There are some names floating around (O.J. Mayo, among others), and some guys coming back from China.  Pick up the phone, open up your wallet, and get Derrick Rose some help.
Basketball isn’t brain surgery.  You can make this determination on paper.  Look at the roster and ask yourself, “Has there ever been an NBA Champion with a guy like Luol Deng as the second best player on the team?”  No.  There hasn’t.
Look at the long list of NBA Champion #2’s:  Oscar Robertson, Kevin McHale, Dr. J, Scottie Pippen, James Worthy, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Manu Ginobili, Ray Allen, Pau Gasol.  Sure, there might be an Otis Thorpe or Vernon Maxwell in that list, but why risk it?
The same can be said for Carlos Boozer.  Not only is he a liability defensively in the post against larger power forwards, but he habitually disappears in the Spring. Plus, Rip Hamilton is a dinosaur, Kyle Korver has that haircut, and this patently greedy schedule (thanks David Stern) is going to eat everyone alive.  You need help.
Look at it this way: the #2 on the team that just beat the Bulls, and is favored to win the title this season, is either LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.  I understood stockpiling bigs like Noah, Boozer, Asik, and Gibson.  That size and flexibility made you unique last year.  But it didn’t work. 
You lost.  And those players aren’t going to get that much better.
You need to make a move.
The Chicago Bulls management is idling.  They’re too comfortable.  They’re assuming, because the team is young, and because they have Derrick Rose, the Bulls will be good for a while into the future.  But window’s close.  Sometimes they slam shut.  Ask the Portland Trail Blazers, or the Sacramento Kings.  Ask the Cleveland Cavaliers, or the Orlando Magic.
The time is now, Chicago.  Don’t waste this.  Quit playing.
@gotem_coach

Yes. gotemcoach:

QUIT PLAYING, CHICAGO.
Not like, “Quit playing basketball, Chicago Bulls.”  More like, “Quit playing around, Chicago Bulls Management.”  This team can’t win a title without help.  There are some names floating around (O.J. Mayo, among others), and some guys coming back from China.  Pick up the phone, open up your wallet, and get Derrick Rose some help.
Basketball isn’t brain surgery.  You can make this determination on paper.  Look at the roster and ask yourself, “Has there ever been an NBA Champion with a guy like Luol Deng as the second best player on the team?”  No.  There hasn’t.
Look at the long list of NBA Champion #2’s:  Oscar Robertson, Kevin McHale, Dr. J, Scottie Pippen, James Worthy, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Manu Ginobili, Ray Allen, Pau Gasol.  Sure, there might be an Otis Thorpe or Vernon Maxwell in that list, but why risk it?
The same can be said for Carlos Boozer.  Not only is he a liability defensively in the post against larger power forwards, but he habitually disappears in the Spring. Plus, Rip Hamilton is a dinosaur, Kyle Korver has that haircut, and this patently greedy schedule (thanks David Stern) is going to eat everyone alive.  You need help.
Look at it this way: the #2 on the team that just beat the Bulls, and is favored to win the title this season, is either LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.  I understood stockpiling bigs like Noah, Boozer, Asik, and Gibson.  That size and flexibility made you unique last year.  But it didn’t work. 
You lost.  And those players aren’t going to get that much better.
You need to make a move.
The Chicago Bulls management is idling.  They’re too comfortable.  They’re assuming, because the team is young, and because they have Derrick Rose, the Bulls will be good for a while into the future.  But window’s close.  Sometimes they slam shut.  Ask the Portland Trail Blazers, or the Sacramento Kings.  Ask the Cleveland Cavaliers, or the Orlando Magic.
The time is now, Chicago.  Don’t waste this.  Quit playing.
@gotem_coach

Yes. gotemcoach:

QUIT PLAYING, CHICAGO.
Not like, “Quit playing basketball, Chicago Bulls.”  More like, “Quit playing around, Chicago Bulls Management.”  This team can’t win a title without help.  There are some names floating around (O.J. Mayo, among others), and some guys coming back from China.  Pick up the phone, open up your wallet, and get Derrick Rose some help.
Basketball isn’t brain surgery.  You can make this determination on paper.  Look at the roster and ask yourself, “Has there ever been an NBA Champion with a guy like Luol Deng as the second best player on the team?”  No.  There hasn’t.
Look at the long list of NBA Champion #2’s:  Oscar Robertson, Kevin McHale, Dr. J, Scottie Pippen, James Worthy, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Manu Ginobili, Ray Allen, Pau Gasol.  Sure, there might be an Otis Thorpe or Vernon Maxwell in that list, but why risk it?
The same can be said for Carlos Boozer.  Not only is he a liability defensively in the post against larger power forwards, but he habitually disappears in the Spring. Plus, Rip Hamilton is a dinosaur, Kyle Korver has that haircut, and this patently greedy schedule (thanks David Stern) is going to eat everyone alive.  You need help.
Look at it this way: the #2 on the team that just beat the Bulls, and is favored to win the title this season, is either LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.  I understood stockpiling bigs like Noah, Boozer, Asik, and Gibson.  That size and flexibility made you unique last year.  But it didn’t work. 
You lost.  And those players aren’t going to get that much better.
You need to make a move.
The Chicago Bulls management is idling.  They’re too comfortable.  They’re assuming, because the team is young, and because they have Derrick Rose, the Bulls will be good for a while into the future.  But window’s close.  Sometimes they slam shut.  Ask the Portland Trail Blazers, or the Sacramento Kings.  Ask the Cleveland Cavaliers, or the Orlando Magic.
The time is now, Chicago.  Don’t waste this.  Quit playing.
@gotem_coach

Yes.

gotemcoach:

QUIT PLAYING, CHICAGO.

Not like, “Quit playing basketball, Chicago Bulls.”  More like, “Quit playing around, Chicago Bulls Management.”  This team can’t win a title without help.  There are some names floating around (O.J. Mayo, among others), and some guys coming back from China.  Pick up the phone, open up your wallet, and get Derrick Rose some help.

Basketball isn’t brain surgery.  You can make this determination on paper.  Look at the roster and ask yourself, “Has there ever been an NBA Champion with a guy like Luol Deng as the second best player on the team?”  No.  There hasn’t.

Look at the long list of NBA Champion #2’s:  Oscar Robertson, Kevin McHale, Dr. J, Scottie Pippen, James Worthy, Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Manu Ginobili, Ray Allen, Pau Gasol.  Sure, there might be an Otis Thorpe or Vernon Maxwell in that list, but why risk it?

The same can be said for Carlos Boozer.  Not only is he a liability defensively in the post against larger power forwards, but he habitually disappears in the Spring. Plus, Rip Hamilton is a dinosaur, Kyle Korver has that haircut, and this patently greedy schedule (thanks David Stern) is going to eat everyone alive.  You need help.

Look at it this way: the #2 on the team that just beat the Bulls, and is favored to win the title this season, is either LeBron James or Dwyane Wade.  I understood stockpiling bigs like Noah, Boozer, Asik, and Gibson.  That size and flexibility made you unique last year.  But it didn’t work. 

You lost.  And those players aren’t going to get that much better.

You need to make a move.

The Chicago Bulls management is idling.  They’re too comfortable.  They’re assuming, because the team is young, and because they have Derrick Rose, the Bulls will be good for a while into the future.  But window’s close.  Sometimes they slam shut.  Ask the Portland Trail Blazers, or the Sacramento Kings.  Ask the Cleveland Cavaliers, or the Orlando Magic.

The time is now, Chicago.  Don’t waste this.  Quit playing.

@gotem_coach

Yes.

I never thought I would ever see a highlight of “The White Mamba”, Brian Scalabrine.

Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors. Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors.

Val and I went on a date today to the Chicago Botanic Garden. This place is beautiful, everywhere you look there’s gonna be something that catches your eye. I could take pictures in this place for days.

*Tumblr made my photos look weird, they look really desaturated =[. Check out my Flickr to see them with better colors.

calpeepee:

Vu & Calpe Chicago Food Chronicles

Part 5 - Mr Beef. This place has been a staple for Vu and I, and it’s because it’s the best Italian beef in Chicago.

Now I want to try that place, take me.

After being reminded about Kids These Days by a post that popped up on my dash, I tried to find more of their music and I came across this. “Be” by Common x “A Night In Tunisia” By Dizzie Gillespie. I love both songs and I could listen to this song for hours on end. Dude on the tenor sax WENT IN on that solo, damn. I wish I was going to Lolla to see these guys live. I need to find a link to download their EP.

Snowtorious B.I.G.

That is by far my most favorite nickname of the blizzard. Snowpacolypse and Snowmageddon pale in comparison.

Ugly Bulls’ Season Opener

We looked good in the first half, but crumbled late in the 4th.

Stat of the night: The Thunder had 47 free-throw attempts while the Bulls had just 22.” - Nick Friedell, ESPN Chicago

read the rest here.