Well, the Chicago Bulls will not be going 82-0 this season. But there still is hope that the team will finish the season 81-1. If anything is to be taken away from the Bulls loss against the Heat to open the season on Tuesday, it’s that the team did bring their deficit down to 8 from 25 at one point in the fourth quarter. The Bulls are off on Wednesday before playing their home opener on Thursday against the New York Knicks.
On Wednesday, game 6 of the World Series will be played. With a win by the Boston Red Sox, the Sox will have clinched the World Series title. That would also mean that the Chicago Cubs will finally be able to interview Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. That is where we begin the morning links.
The Cubs have been waiting to interview Lovullo for their managerial vacancy, and the current Red Sox bench coach appears to be worth the wait. (FanGraphs)
Former Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge made his pitch to the Cubs front office on Tuesday to be the team’s next manager. (CSN Chicago)
The only thing that is certain with Jay Cutler’s recovery from a muscle tear is that the quarterback is recovering quicker than anticipated. (Chicago Tribune)
The Chicago Bears defense may be closer to a 3-4 system than many may believe. (Bear Goggles On)
Notes that should be taken away from Jose Abreu’s introductory press conference with the Chicago White Sox. (Southside Showdown)
White Sox general manager Rick Hahn admits that the signing of Abreu was a calculated risk. (ESPN Chicago)
After another poor performance by Nikolai Khabibulin on Tuesday night, the future plan of the Chicago Blackhawks goaltending has been placed in a state of uncertainty. (ESPN Chicago)
Teuvo Teravainen may be the secret weapon for the Blackhawks this season. (Blackhawk Up)
Despite the Bulls loss on Tuesday, power forward Carlos Boozer did get off to an impressive start by leading the game with 31 points scored. (Pippen Ain’t Easy)
No surprise. LeBron James ranked #1 on a list of the top 50 players in the NBA. (Saving the Skyhook)