Panic is ensuing from Chicago Bulls fans. After the Bulls blew a 20-point lead against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night, many have altered their expectations for the Bulls this season. There is no need to worry. It only has been three games. The Bulls have struggled offensively this season and that is the main reason why the team is 1-2 after the first week of the NBA season.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Tigers will name Brad Ausmus as the their new manager. Ausmus was gaining steam as a candidate to be the Chicago Cubs next manager. With Ausmus no longer in the picture, all signs are pointing to Rick Renteria being the next manager of the Cubs. The Cubs are expected to name their new manager this week.
In the meantime, hit the morning links before the slate of NFL games this Sunday.
The Chicago Bears are optimistic that both quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Lance Briggs will return early from their respective injuries. (ESPN Chicago)
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is not a new challenge for the Chicago Bears defense. (Bear Goggles On)
Former Chicago Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery let his frustrations get the better of him in his start against the Washington Capitals. (Blackhawk Up)
The Blackhawks are still searching for a suitable replacement for Michael Frolik. (Chicago Sun Times)
Stephen A. Smith could not have not been further off when he suggested that Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is looking to leave the Bulls organization. (Chicago Sun Times)
Speaking of Rose, the point guard admits that he is not playing well right now for the Bulls. (ESPN Chicago)
The Chicago Cubs will increase their Major League payroll by $25-$35 million. (Cubs Den)
Simulating the MLB Winter Meetings. ( Bleed Cubbie Blue)
Re-examining the Chicago White Sox trade of Carlos Quentin. (SouthSide Showdown)