Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011
No doubt about Bears defense
The Falcons offense was no match for the Bears defense. Matt Ryan experienced the Bears defense first hand. With a forced fumble by Charles Tillman and pressure from the defensive line left and right, it's no wonder the Bears had a good game. (Chicago Tribune)
Silver and Wasserman hang out
NBA deputy Adam Silver attended Thursday's US open with Casey Wasserman, head of Wasserman Media Group. This wouldn't be a big deal except Wasserman Group Media represents athletes. And the NBA has a policy that prohibits employees, and NBA team employees from having contact with anyone connect with a player. This is the same thing Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris dealt with during the NFL lockout. (ProBasketball Talk)
The Lions beat the Buccaneers 27-20 Sunday and are now tied with the Bears and Packers atop the NFC North. (ProFootball Talk)
Laurence Holmes, JJ Stankevitz and Mark Grote join Kap on the panel.
0:00 - The pressure continues to mount on Rob Manfred as the Astros scandal lingers. He apologized on Tuesday but should that be enough for him to keep his job?
17:00 - Drew Brees is heading back to New Orleans, so Teddy Bridgewater will be looking for a new home. The guys discuss if he'll be too expensive for the Bears. if he is, who could come to Chicago to join Mitch in the QB room at Halas Hall?
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In case you forgot, Jim Boylen once worked for Rudy Tomjanovich. In fact, the former Rockets coach gave Boylen his NBA start, hiring him as an assistant coach and video coordinator way back in 1992.
Boylen saw first-hand the coaching chops and commitment Tomjanovich displayed as the Rockets won back-to-back NBA titles while Michael Jordan was playing baseball in the mid-1990s. So it's beyond loyalty when Boylen says he believes, like many others, that Tomjanovich belongs in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The organization named Tomjanovich a finalist over All-Star weekend in Chicago.
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"He's deserving," Boylen said. "I don't know why he's not in there yet. It doesn't make sense to me. Two championships, a gold medal."
That's a reference to Tomjanovich coaching USA Basketball's gold-medal winning team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Tomjanovich is an occasional visitor to the Advocate Center to watch Boylen.
"What he did with those Rockets teams and his playoff games — sixth seed in '95 — nobody's duplicated that. To win it from the sixth seed, play on the road like we did," Boylen said. "He has an unbelievable record in elimination games, which I think is a true test of your coaching and being able to communicate your message. I think he's getting in."
Does Boylen possess inside information?
"No," Boylen said, smiling. "He's due."
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