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  • Since Derrick Rose earned the NBA MVP trophy three years ago, he has undergone two knee surgeries. Mike North calls Rose’s $17 million a year contract an albatross around the Bulls’ necks.

    Injuries have reduced D-Rose’s role to a bobblehead promotionMar 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    As I was watching the Bulls game the other night, announcer Neil Funk read a spot for Derrick Rose bobblehead night — scheduled on March 24. The promotional night was brought up on Twitter, with some good-natured joking and ribbing — including tweets like, “Will Rose be wearing a Team USA jersey?” Or, “Will the bobblehead be in street clothes?”

  • Mike North video: Pound for pound Iverson one of the greatest athletesMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Philadelphia 76’er Allan Iverson had his number retired this past weekend and even though he has had plenty of issues, he is beloved by the city of Philadelphia. Mike North considers him pound for pound one of the greatest athletes of all time.

  • Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has a $68 million contract that comes with a lot of pressure for a 27-year-old rookie.

    Sox fans hoping Abreu is worth his contractFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Expectations are high for the first baseman Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox, and Mike North hopes Abreu proves he is deserving of his $68 million contract.

  • Mike North Video: Ready for Cubs/Sox baseball?Feb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    As baseball and spring hopefully approach, are you encouraged by the White Sox with Tyler Flowers, Jose Abreu and the thought of Robin Ventura or the Cubs with Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo?

  • Mike North Video: Heat like Bulls of the 90sFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Look for the Miami Heat to 3-peat because their toughest competitor is the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers remind Mike North of the New York Knicks when they played the Bulls in the 90s — never able to get past them.

  • Plenty of NFL team appear intereted in talking with quarterback Josh McCown (12), who can sign once free agency begins March 1.

    Odds not looking favorable for McCown’s returnFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a good year as a backup quarterback for the Chicago Bears, it looks like there is plenty of interest by other NFL teams in Josh McCown, including Tampa Bay’s new coach, Lovie Smith. Mike North shares his thoughts in today's column.

  • Mike North video: Daytona delay ends in victory for EarnhardtFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daytona 500 , won by Dale Earnhardt Jr., should have been called off till Monday because of the 6 hour rain delay so fans and TV viewers could have seen the end of the race.

  • Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) grabs a rebound in front of Toronto’s Patrick Patterson and Joakim Noah during Wednesday’s NBA game in Toronto.

    With Bulls playing hard, Thibs deserves more accoladesFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau deserves some NBA Coach of the Year votes for what he has done with his team, and Mike North believes they might earn a first-round home series in the playoffs.

  • Mike North Video: Trade Cutler for No. 1 draft pick of Johnny ManzielFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Texas A&M’s former QB Johnny Manziel is speaking out about being a No. 1 pick in the draft. Mike North says the Bears should trade Cutler for that pick and use it to snag this confident QB.

  • Mike North Video: Dempster says family before $13MFeb 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Chicago Cub Ryan Dempster turned down $13 million dollars to play this season with the Boston Red Sox because he wants to spend more time with his family. Here’s one athlete who actually means it.

  • Los Angeles Lakers’ player Steve Blake shows the pain of another loss as the Lakers continue to struggle.

    Chicago sports better than you thinkFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    While Chicago sports fans have the right to moan about their pro teams, Mike North says that when he listens to callers from across the country lament their teams, the situation in Chicago doesn’t look quite as bad.

  • Mike North Video: NBA all-star game didn’t disappointFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    With a combined total of more than 300 points scored, the NBA all-star game was entertaining, and the Cleveland Cavalier's Kyrie Irving just might give ex- Cav LeBron James something to think about.

  • Former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo leveled some harsh criticism at quarterback Jay Cutler, which Mike North believes is justified.

    Angelo’s criticism of Cutler on the money to this observerFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    When former Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo spoke out against Jay Cutler, Mike North wasn't surprised at his evaluation; he just wonders why Angelo took him in the first place.

  • Mike North video: Chicago sports and media landscapeFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mike North talks about the state of Chicago sports landscape and what he is doing right now in the sports media world.

  • Mike North video: Michael Sam will stay if he can playFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Former Mizzou football star Michael Sam, who recently announced he is gay, will be fine in the NFL as long as he can play well. If he can’t compete, he won’t make it for long and it will have nothing to do with his sexual preference.

  • Things have gone from bad to worse for DePaul coach Oliver Purnell and his Blue Demons.

    What has happened to DePaul? Feb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    There was a time in the 70- and 80's when DePaul men's basketball had taken over Chicago led by beloved coach Ray Meyer and all -star Mark Aguirre. Mike North wants to know what happened.

  • Mike North video: Hahn doesn't rule out Sox as a contenderFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sox General manager Rick Hahn thinks we can consider the Chicago White Sox a contender. Mike North doesn't agree and recommends Sox fans stay home.

  •  Bulls center Joakim Noah shouts after getting his second technical foul and was ejected from this game against the Sacramento Kings on Monday. Noah apologized and was later fined $15,000 by league officials.

    NBA brass went easy on Bullsí Noah Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was fined $15,000 for his outburst on the court at NBA referees in Monday's game against Sacramento. Mike North says NBA commissioner Adam Silver went a little too easy on Noah, and he wonders if it will set off a chain of unpleasant behavior by other players.

  • Mike North video: Chris Collins making a difference at NU Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    Northwestern University basketball is doing something different under first-year head coach Chris Collins; they are playing defense, which they never played with Bill Carmody.

  •  Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, here holding up the Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl XLVIII, had 2 touchdown passes and no interceptions in the game.

    Lots of options for Super Bowl MVP choice Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Even though Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcom Smith had a great game, Mike North thinks if Peyton Manning had posted a victory with the same numbers as Russell Wilson, he would have been chosen MVP over a defensive player. Wilson and Percy Harvin deserved strong consideration for the MVP award, North says.

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