With less than two weeks until the Bulls’ first preseason game, it’s time to do a little goal setting.
Bulls 2013-2014 Goals
10. Entire team survives Thibs’ training camp and makes it to preseason play.
9. Worst injury anyone sustains can be cured with Aleve.
8. Find a way to win holiday games (Halloween, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Easter, Groundhog Day, etc.) + all games that don’t start at 7 or 7:30 p.m. local time.
7. Three Bulls make the All-Star team.
6. Bulls Organization apologizes to Luol Deng for the way they dealt with his illness and mistreated him during the 2013 playoffs.
5. Win 5 of 6 games on the circus road trip (November 21 to November 30).
4. DRose de-thrones the current League MVP.
3. Re-claim the Central Division.
2. Win the Eastern Conference.
1. Win NBA title #7, de-throning “those other guys.”
Cindy Joy “Cinjo” Olsen, A 5 10 guard from East Bank Club 2013-2014 Goals
10. Get picture taken with Nazr Mohammed.
9. Dazzle the members of the EBC Monday/Friday morning men’s basketball league into asking me to play in one of their pickup games.
8. Make it through the season without spending entire savings account on Bulls tix.
7. Become a great passer like Jo.
6. Attend at least one Bulls charity event.
5. Increase Bulls Banter blog readership from my Dad to more readers than my Dad.
4. Secure an invitation from David Kaplan to be a guest panelist on his show, SportsTalk Live – to provide Bulls analysis, of course.
3. Meet Tom Thibodeau.
2. Attend at least one playoff game
1. Attend Bulls Championship rally.
Confession: While awaiting the start of the Bulls’ championship season, I’ve had a little bit of spare time, and have given this whole NFL football and Bears thing a shot.
It’s like déjà vu, with Henry Melton of the Bears out for 8-12 months with a torn ACL.
“We lost a very good player,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said. “Unfortunately, it’s a next-man-up situation where the next guy has got to come up and be ready to play and help our football team.
“Next man up” are three words we won’t be hearing from Thibs this year.
We’ll just leave it at “Do your job.”