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Pacers party has Rose seeing red

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Indy .500:

Ok, you can cross off the Indiana Pacers as a potential worry come playoff time.


Because Derrick Rose is ticked at them for acting like their victory over the Bulls on Wednesday was a Game 7 clincher.

"I'll never forget how they celebrated just from winning this game," Rose said. "I can't wait to play them again."

In other words, the Pacers are toast.

One giant leap for Bearkind:

Offensive coordinator Mike Tice is actually going to allow Jay Cutler to audible at the line of scrimmage?

Three words: Thank. You. Oakland.

Dunn? Rios? Bring it on:

Regardless of how restless or agitated the fan base is this weekend at SoxFest, it'll be nothing compared to what GM Kenny Williams and his family have had to endure since Sunday.

Oh, OK, now it's worth it:

Item: The NFL will allow players to tweet during the Pro Bowl.

Reaction: Crickets.

Still running with the devil?

Probably should be more excited about the Van Halen reunion tour, featuring three-fourths of the original lineup, but it's hard to get into it when lead singer David Lee Roth is sporting a haircut that makes him look like a young John Byner instead of the lead singer of Van Halen.

Delay of game:

Geez, Lovie must be one tough interviewer.

Seeing red:

Loving the idea of the White Sox wearing their vintage red and white uniforms for Sunday home games this season.

Retro rocks.

Ain't gonna happen:

I know I'm in the minority on this, but I still want the Super Bowl moved to Saturday.

I know the arguments against: tradition, ratings, captive audience ... blah, blah. Don't care, think it would be great on Saturday -- on what is traditionally the more festive of your weekend days.

The equation:

Carlos Pena = class act.

Perfect timing:

The all-star break couldn't have come at a better time for the Blackhawks.

Heal up Tazer and Sharpie and eventually add a couple of missing pieces via trades and ... Voila!

Ahh, if only it were that simple.

From the sidelines in Hawaii:

"Why u guys watching #Pro Bowl? Family Guy not a rerun!!"


I've got the AFC and the under.


Split decision:

I want to like Jim Harbaugh, I really do. I think the guy did a fantastic job this season with the 49ers and should be coach of the year.

But then you see that brushoff handshake with Tom Coughlin after losing to the Giants, and ...


Why do I think of actor Richard Kiel every time I see a pic of Alex Ovechkin?

The list:

Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady top the Bloomberg Businessweek 2012 Power 100 ranking of the most powerful professional athletes in the U.S.

There were some local notables on the list as well: Luke Donald (11), Derrick Rose (30), Jonathan Toews (69) and my man, Steve Stricker (100).

(Some) pets allowed:

Because of a ban on pit bulls in Dade County, Fla., home of the Miami Marlins, Mark Buehrle, his wife Jamie and their kids along with their dog Slater -- who falls under the pit bull ban -- have opted to live in Broward County instead.

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