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Word on the Street: Bull vs bullfighter

Word on the Street: Bull vs bullfighter

Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011
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Bull vs bullfighter

Bulls MVP Derrick Rose has commercial for his new Adidas shoes, AdiZeroRose 2. The commercial is set in Madrid in a bullfighting arena and Roseis the Bull. He dribbles in between two bullfighters that are trying totake him down. Then, he puts some And1 moves on a few more bullfighters rightbefore driving in for the dunk on a hoop. It's another classic Rose Adidas ad. The shoe will beavailable Oct 6. (Chicago Tribune)
Ben Wallace arrested for drunk driving and weapon charges

Former Bulls center Ben Wallace was arrested over the weekend for erratic driving. Wallace lives in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit and was pulled over around 3 a.m. Saturday while driving a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. When township police searched his car an unloaded pistol was found in a backpack without permit. Wallace was also given a breathalyzer test which showed a blood alcohol count above .08. Wallace's bond is set at 5,000.(ProBasketball Talk)

Marlins offered Morrison for Ozzie?

Chicago White Sox initially offered a deal to the Marlins which consisted of Logan Morrison for Ozzie Guillen. But, the White Sox don't have much leverage in this trading situation. Thanks to general manager Ken Williams the Sox still ended up with potential successors for Guillen. (Hardball Talk)

Strike 3 for Quade

Cubsmanager Mike Quade has been comfortable saying that he knows he is goingto be back next season, but not anymore. The stubborn optimist finally cameto terms with the likeliness that he will not with the Cubs for the2012 season. If Quade leaves then so may his staff. (Bleacher Nation)

Smith is better

BlackhawksMarian Hossa and Patrick Kane did a great job Wednesday at the UnitedCenter against the Red Wings. That was their first game in thepreseason and they each scored a goal. It was phenomenal win, but therewere terrible losses. Viktor Stalberg left during the first period due to a leginjury and Ben Smith was out with a head injury in the third. Stalberg could be out for three weeks.(Chicago Tribune)
Urlacher still respects Payton

FormerChicago Bears superstar Walter Payton's recent exposure of his personallife in Jeff Pearlman's new book "Sweetness", left Brian Urlacher andLance Briggs with comments. Urlacher said people are trying to getattention. He continues to say, "Its not going to change my view onwhat Walter Payton was or is." And Briggs said Walter Payton is theface of the NFL, "to think that people are without flaws is wrong. Hewas human," said Briggs. (Chicago Tribune)

Kill is still in

Former Northern Illinois University football coach Jerry Kill was hospitalized for seizures for the second time in two weeks. However, three days later he was coaching his Minnesota Golden Gophers. After practice Kill said he fully intends to be on the sidelines this weekend. Kill said his situation is complicated but he doesn't plan on resting anytime soon. (CollegeFootball Talk)

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Who deserves the blame in the Bears loss to Miami?

David Haugh, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel. The Bears lose a rough one in Miami as Matt Nagy goes conservative at the end zone. Does the rookie coach deserve all of the blame? Dave Wannstedt joins the guys to discuss.

Plus the guys discuss the Cubs’ newest hitting coach/scapegoat, Brandon Saad’s upcoming healthy scratch and Bobby Portis betting on himself this season. 

Listen here or in the embedded player below!

Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

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Cubs executive Jason McLeod reportedly linked to Giants' GM opening

Is this the offseason that Cubs executive Jason McLeod finally becomes an MLB general manager?

According to Bruce Levine, the Giants are reportedly interested in McLeod, the Cubs senior vice president of scouting and player development, for their vacant general manager position.

McLeod joined the Cubs' front office in 2011 alongside Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Before the Cubs, he spent six years in the Red Sox front office and two in the Padres' (with Hoyer, who was San Diego's general manager from 2010-2011). 

Of course, the Giants' reported interest in McLeod doesn't necessarily mean that he will interview for the job. However, it's worth noting that McLeod interviewed for the Twins' general manager job in 2016; he also withdrew his name from consideration for the Padres' general manager job in 2014. 

In addition to the Giants, McLeod's name has been linked to the Mets' general manager vacancy. This is more speculation, but the point is that it seems to be only a matter of time before McLeod is hired as general manager elsewhere.

For what it's worth, though, McLeod is under contract through 2021 and has previously said that he is grateful to be with the Cubs. 

“I’m exceptionally grateful,” McLeod said. “All of us are. Look at where we are at this moment in time with this team," McLeod said in 2016. "I can’t imagine a better environment, a better culture to work at in baseball.

"We’ve been together a long time. We’re friends. We’re good. We embrace the fact that we are good. And we challenge ourselves to be even better.”