Bulls are on a win streak!

In sports news this week, the Bulls won two games in a row, versus the Pelicans on Saturday and surprisingly, they beat the Grizzlies on Sunday.

It’s come to that – having to applaud two wins, and their latest record of 21-21. They’re at .500! Let’s celebrate.

And in more significant sports news, the UConn women won their 91st straight game. It’s almost inconceivable to think that it’s possible, let alone doable.

And to Cubs fans in Chicago and around the world, most significant was their ascent to become World Series Champions this year, celebrated by President Obama at the White House yesterday.

So the now Un-Stop-A-Bulls won two, and the UConn women won 91, and the Cubs won the World Series. All seemingly impossible accomplishments.

But it’s about more than win streaks and breaking curses and winning the flu game when it comes to the significance of sports. POTUS described it profoundly with his remarks during the Cubs’ celebration at the White House yesterday.

“And to being able to come together and work together in one spirit … ,” Obama said. “I was in my hometown of Chicago on Tuesday, and in my farewell address I said sometimes it’s not enough just to change laws. You’ve got to change hearts. And sports has a way sometimes of changing hearts in a way that politics or business doesn’t.

“Sometimes it’s just a matter of us being able to escape and relax from the difficulties of our day, but sometimes it also speaks to something better in us. And when you see this group of folks of different shades and different backgrounds, and coming from different communities and neighborhoods all across the country, and then playing as one team and playing the right way, and celebrating each other and being joyous in that, that tells us a little something about what America is and what America can be.”

That about sums it up, except to point out that it was critical to get this blog posted before one of the aforementioned win streaks ended. And it’s unlikely to be the win streak of a team coached by a guy name Geno.

Let’s get three, when the Bulls face the Dallas Mavericks tonight. After all, in sports, anything is possible.

See Red!

Go Bulls!

Beat the Mavs

Notes:

1.) Thanks to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune for the transcript of President Obama’s remarks.

2.) Check this out – UConn’s record win streak by the numbers

 

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Nazr!!!

So the Wizards cast their spell on our Bulls and they lose by 4 points.

Ah, I’m sure it must be part of some Coach Thibs’ strategy to help the Bulls get a better (not necessarily higher) seed in the Eastern Conference.

But how about Nazr! A double double, with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Vintage moves. I love this guy. Complemented, of course, by Boozer with another double double, and since LeBron seems to be resting until the playoffs, it looks like Boozer has surpassed him in the rankings.

So another two players lost to the cause. Taj with a knee injury and Captain Kirk. Well, he wasn’t a happy camper. Hit the road Jack…yup, he got tossed. At least he had a lot of pals to hang with in the locker room, since half the team seems to have taken up permanent residence there.

I think the guys spent too much time sightseeing, or maybe they were star-struck hanging with Obama all day. And given the regular start time and all, you woulda thought the Bulls could pull this one off. They were supposed to win all 10 of their final games.

It’s not Easter or Easter Monday any more, so no holiday excuses.

Not sure if it’s more difficult to believe in the existence of wizards, or come to terms with the fact that the Bulls lost to them. Not once, but twice this year.

Life sure is strange. But back to equilibrium with a victory in my hometown, Brooklyn on Thursday. Remember? What you think you become.

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