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VCU's Smart on team's surprising Tourney run

VCU's Smart on team's surprising Tourney run

Monday, March 28, 2011
Posted: 10:32 a.m.

CSNChicago.com

VCU coach Shaka Smart joined "The Dan Patrick Show" on Monday to talk about the team's surprising run to the Final Four.

Smart talked about Selection Sunday when the Rams were on the bubble. I did not get the whole team together, because I thought it could go either way, Smart said.

Smart said that he knew all along he had a good chance of reaching the Final Four.

Smart said that being in the play-in against USC helped them get rolling. It gave us confidence, Smart said. It got the NCAA Tournament jitters out.

Smart talked about some of the advantages he has being only 33. I have a lot of energy, Smart said. I have the ability to relate to our guys. It wasnt too long ago I was in college.

Smart, who quoted Major League after beating Kansas, said quotes are his biggest hobby. He said his favorite quote is from his wife: Appreciation is the currency of success. But he also said he really likes to quote Scarface.
Portion of text written by Andrew Perloff of "The Dan Patrick Show".
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Bears Season in Review: Adam Shaheen

Bears Season in Review: Adam Shaheen

The Chicago Bears 2019 season was a lesson in disappointment in almost every way possible, from the quarterback to the offensive line and even the vaunted pass rush. But no position underwhelmed more than tight end, and Adam Shaheen was a big reason why.

The former second-round pick of the 2017 NFL draft failed to make any impact whatsoever. And that's not hyperbole. He appeared in just eight games, registering nine catches for 74 yards and zero touchdowns. Believe it or not, his stat line was an improvement over 2018 when he had just five catches for 48 yards in six games.

Shaheen's career narrative has been defined by injury, and it continued last season. He was placed on injured reserve in late-November with an apparent foot injury, marking the second-straight season that his year came to an early end.

It's been a remarkably disappointing career for Shaheen so far, who was viewed as a Rob Gronkowski-lite coming out of Ashland University. His jump from the small-school ranks to the NFL was expected to include a steep learning curve, but after three forgettable seasons, it's safe to say Shaheen's failed in almost every way possible.

The Bears are expected to bring Shaheen back for 2020 and he'll likely be in a training-camp battle for a roster spot. Chicago is going to add more talent to the position via either free agency or the NFL Draft and it wouldn't be a surprise if Shaheen begins the offseason schedule last on the depth chart.

It's been an unfortunate outcome for a draft pick that seemed so promising in 2017. Instead of growing into a fixture in the Bears' lineup, Shaheen will be left to fight for his NFL future this summer.

Dwyane Wade posts emotional video reacting to Kobe Bryant's death

Dwyane Wade posts emotional video reacting to Kobe Bryant's death

Former Bull and Chicagoland native Dwyane Wade posted an emotional video Sunday reacting to the death of Kobe Bryant.

"I came in the league and I chased him," Wade said. "That's who I chased. I wanted to be respected by him, and once I reached that level, I knew I did something.

"Kobe, thank you, man. Thank you for all the memories — we've got a lot of good ones. These tears that we cry, we're going to miss you. And it's not leaving today, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. We'll forever, forever miss you, man.

"You're a legend, you're an icon, you're a father, you're a husband, you're a son, you're a brother, you're a friend. Thank you for being my friend. I love you, brother."

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