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  • Mike North video: Will the NFL be overexposed?Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    If the NFL adds more games during the week, Mike North thinks Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban might be right in saying the NFL will implode in 10 years because of overexposure.

     
  • Tiger Woods, here chipping to the 13th green at Augusta National last spring, may have to skip the Masters due to a sore back.

    Letting Hester go didn’t make the Bears betterMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Atlanta Falcon fans are thrilled to have former Chicago Bears kick returner Devin Hester on their NFL roster, and Mike North knows why they are so excited. Losing Hester, he says, didn't make the Bears better.

     
  • Mike North video: CBS takes NCAA tourney television coverage to new levelMar 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    CBS has elevated its game and made the NCAA tournament a must watch as opposed to the days when a viewer would miss a last second shot because the network switched to another game.

     
  • Will Phil Jackson, now in charge of the New York Knicks as team president, be able to convince Carmelo Anthony, left, to stay with the franchise?

    Jackson has arrow pointing up for struggling KnicksMar 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Phil Jackson’s new deal as the President of the New York Knicks is a well deserved opportunity and Mike North believes he will succeed.

     
  • Mike North Video: No Illinois College BB in TourneyMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    With all the Illinois college basketball teams we have from DePaul to Northwestern to Bradley to Illinois, it’s disappointing none of them can make the NCAA tournament. Mike North thinks NU will be the first to get there.

     
  • One of Mike North’s favorite college basketball players this season is Creighton’s Doug McDermott, who is coached by his father, Greg McDermott.

    NCAA Tournament begins a perfect sports trifectaMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mike North picks his winners for the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament, and he explains why he believes we're heading into the best time of year in sports.

     
  • Mike North Video: Losing Peppers is Bears gainMar 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    As the Green Bay Packers acquire Julius Peppers from the Chicago Bears, Mike North isn’t too worried since his better days are behind him especially at $17 million a year.

     
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith was able to convinced Josh McCown to leave the Bears and join his offense.

    For Bears and McCown, it’s a lose-lose dealMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    As Josh McCown leaves to go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike North thinks it’s a lose-lose for the Bucs and the Chicago Bears because Josh won’t have the success there he had here, and the Bears lost a solid backup QB.

     
  • Mike North video: Jeter, Woods and ManningMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The media loves to pound a topic and Mike North thinks by the end of the year, we will be tired of three stories- Derek Jeter's retirement, Tiger Woods' injuries, and Peyton Manning being the greatest quarterback of all time.

     
  • Mike North video: Jackson should pass on Knicks jobMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Phil Jackson would give the New York Knicks some much needed credibility, but Mike North thinks he should pass on the job because his strength is coaching superstars, not rebuilding a franchise.

     
  • Bulls forward Carlos Boozer (5) is averaging 14.2 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game this season, just down slightly from his career averages of 16.7 ppg and 9.8 rpg.

    Overpaid Boozer adds a lot of value to the BullsMar 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Carlos Boozer might seem overpaid at $15 million a year, but Mike North still sees his presence as invaluable to the Chicago Bulls and is satisfied with what Boozer does bring to the table.

     
  • Mike North video: Bulls can get past PacersMar 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Bulls seem to be playing better basketball without the injured Derrick Rose and the recently traded Luol Deng, and Mike North sees them easily getting past the Indians Pacers and maybe even the Miami Heat.

     
  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick reportedly believe he should be paid as much as Jay Cutler.

    Bears let Hester go, but what about Tillman?Mar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    With Chicago Bears kickoff return specialist Devin Hester gone, will the Bears be able to sign star cornerback Charles Tillman? Mike North sure hopes so.

     
  • Mike North video: Thibs best Bulls coach everMar 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The way the Tom Thibodeau-led Chicago Bulls are playing right now, Mike North believes they could beat the Indiana Pacers and take a run at the Miami Heat in the playoffs.

     
  • 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.

     
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