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Ferrell, Galifianakis take a Zamboni ride to Hall of Fame

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Ferrell, Galifianakis take a Zamboni ride to Hall of Fame

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are days away from the opening of their new movie, "The Campaign", set to hit theaters on Aug. 10. So they're spending their time, well, campaigning for their upcoming film. And this week they did so with our neighbors in Canada and the Stanley Cup.

Both actors took advantage of an opportunity to pose for photos with the Stanley Cup on Monday, and today the two rode into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in, well, a Zamboni. Ferrell was behind the wheel of the resurfacing machine where he was greeted by fans and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

That is, until he began praising the Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings.

"(It was a) hard-fought battle. Los Angeles is the best team in the NHL. But you know what? Toronto's a great city too and one day you will hoist that magnificent cup above your head."

Ferrell and Galifianakis spent time talking to players and fans who came to meet the duo, and they continued to address the crowd in a comical, let political manner. Ferrell thanked the city of Toronto before handing the microphone to Galifianakis.

The "Hangover" star added, "It was a real excitement to ride on the Stromboli here today."

Under Center Podcast: What will we learn about the Bears against the Patriots?

Under Center Podcast: What will we learn about the Bears against the Patriots?

On this week's Under Center podcast, JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin look at how Bill Belichick and New England will attack Matt Nagy and the Bears on Sunday, and if Mitch Trubisky can get to the point where he can reliably lead a late-game scoring drive like Tom Brady is so good at doing.

You can listen to the whole thing here, or in the embedded player below: 

 

Kris Dunn thinks Zach LaVine could be 'a good defender in this league'

Kris Dunn thinks Zach LaVine could be 'a good defender in this league'

We all know what Zach LaVine is capable of doing on the offensive side of things. But what about his defense?

It's no secret that LaVine has had his fair share of struggles on defense, but Kris Dunn thinks highly of his 23-year-old teammate and what his potential is at the other end.

"On the defensive end I just told him, 'You're as fast as me. You're more athletic than me. There's no way you shouldn't be a good defender in this league. You could be one of those guys who could be dynamic in the passing lanes because you're so athletic and fast.'" Dunn said of LaVine. "And personally, I like to score. If you get in a passing lane, that's a dunk for yourself and because you've got so much bounce that's when you get the crowd on their feet — maybe do a windmill, a 360, something.

"But I think he's been going a good job on the defensive end. It's not going to be easy. We all got to learn and I think we're all trying."

Improving his defense would obviously be a big step forward for LaVine (and the Bulls), and he knows it. 

“I think I had a lot better focus on the defensive end,” LaVine said when assessing his preseason. “I had some mistakes too, but I wanted to go out there and just really hone in on being more focused down there. I felt like I did OK with that. Still some areas I want to get better at, definitely off-the-ball I think I did a lot better than I had before.’’

LaVine and the Bulls travel to Philadelphia to face the 76ers on Thursday night in their season opener. You can watch Bulls Pre- and Postgame Live on NBC Sports Chicago before and after the game for highlights and analysis.