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Word on the Street: Ozzie's Sox 'painful' to watch

Word on the Street: Ozzie's Sox 'painful' to watch

Bears No. 1 draft pick Gabe Carimi throws out the first pitch at the White Sox game Sunday afternoon. (AP)
Sunday, May 1, 2011
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Ozzie didn't enjoy watching Sox on TV

While serving the first game of his suspension Friday night, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen admitted he tried watching the game on TV, but had to turn it off.

Guillen told the Chicago Tribune that, "I watched the first few innings, but that was enough. It was painful to watch, as a fan. "On TV, you see everything. They showed the replay a few times and you don't want to see it. At least when you manage, you just see it once. On TV, they always want to run it one more time." (ChicagoTribune.com)Scalabrine does a wicked Thibodeau impression, but...his wife, Kristen, won't let him show it off in public. The veteran Bulls forward knows his head coach extremely well after playing for him for three years in Boston and this year in Chicago. He has showed off a good impression of the head coach at home for his wife and two children before."Tom has these short busts of yells," Scalabrine said. "And he yells at me, but it's not like yelling. That's just how he talks.

"So I came home and my kids were on the couch. And I was like, 'C'mon, get off the couch! Let's go! We're not going to do this now!' I did that for like 10 straight minutes. And my wife was like, 'Yo, you need to relax. You're not at work anymore. You're home. And you're not the coach and the kids aren't your players.' (ChicagoSports.com)Former Bear shot, not seriously hurtFormer Bears defensive back R.W. McQuarters was shot early Saturday as he left a friend's Tulsa residence, but injuries were not life threatening according to police. McQuarters was in his car when he heard several shots and felt himself get shot. The shot went through the driver's window and police do not have a description of the shooter. (TulsaWorld.com)
Ravens still upset with Bears over draft trade fiascoAfter Chicago refused to give up a draft pick to Baltimore to make up for their trade snafu, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh decided it was time to speak up."I can't imagine why they would be so opposed to doing this," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Saturday. "I thought Steve said it well. You're talking about your reputation. You're talking about how you do business. The McCaskeys are the McCaskeys. They are the NFL. I really think if they were making the decision, I'm pretty sure their fourth-round pick wouldn't be worth the history of their reputation." (NationalFootballPost.com)
White Sox can't be this bad, right?
Following Sunday's loss to the Orioles, Chicago fell to 10-19 having won only three times in their last 18 games. Is the team that many picked to win the A.L. Central division really this bad or just in an awful stretch of baseball right now? (SunTimes.com)

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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