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Chicago Bullseye 426 – The 2009 Bulls-Celtics Playoff Series Part 2

See Red Fred @cbefred, Big Dave @BawlSports, C-Dub @BawlSports1, and Jack Silverstein @readjack reminisce about the iconic 2009 Bulls-Celtics Playoff Series as we approach the 10-year anniversary. This episode is Part 2. Part 1 can be found in Chicago Bullseye Episode 423.

Chicago Bullseye 425 – Interview with Mark K of Bulls HQ

See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews quasi-legendary Australian Mark K( @mkhoops) from BullsHQ! Topics of Discussion:

2:06 No Love for Ja?
7:19 Mark K as VP of Basketball Operations
10:17 What to do with Dunn
15:21 Selden or Arch?
19:00 The Plan with Zion
25:04 WCJ
29:00 Hunter vs. Culver, Etc.

Email the show: ChicagoBullsEye@gmail.com
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Chicago Bullseye 424 – Interview with Jason Patt of the Cash Considerations Podcast Part 2

Recorded last Sunday, See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the Bulls Twitter celebrity Jay Patt @Bulls_Jay, co-host of Bulls Podcast sensation “Cash Considerations”. Timeless topics include:
1:00 See Red Jay?
2:30 Do you believe the Bulls need to land Zion for a Title?
4:40 Ja Morant
6:10 The Bulls with Zion
10:15 RJ Barrett
14:40 Does Lauri Markkanen have Top 10 Potential?
19:00 Zach LaVine
24:05 The Otto Porter Trade
27:00 Departure from Kris Dunn Island
35:05 The Jim Boylen Roller Coaster
40:45 The Disastrous State of our Illini

Chicago Bullseye 424 – Interview with Jason Patt of the Cash Considerations Podcast Part 1

Recorded last Sunday, See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the Bulls Twitter & Podcast celebrity Jay Patt @Bulls_Jay, co-host of the Bulls Podcast sensation “Cash Considerations”. Timeless topics include:
1:00 See Red Jay?
2:30 Do you believe the Bulls need to land Zion for a Title?
4:40 Ja Morant
6:10 The Bulls with Zion
10:15 RJ Barrett
14:40 Does Lauri Markkanen have Top 10 Potential?
19:00 Zach LaVine
24:05 The Otto Porter Trade
27:00 Departure from Kris Dunn Island
35:05 The Jim Boylen Roller Coaster
40:45 The Disastrous State of our Illini

Chicago Bullseye 423 – The 2009 Bulls-Celtics Playoff Series Part 1

See Red Fred @cbefred, Big Dave @BawlSports, C-Dub @BawlSports1, and Jack Silverstein @readjack reminisce about the iconic 2009 Bulls-Celtics Playoff Series as we approach the 10-year anniversary. Part 1 includes:

1:00 Background on the Season
5:56 What led up to 08-09
9:30 Beasley vs. Rose
17:30 The Trade for Miller-Salmons
21:00 Noah’s Importance
25:00 Vinny Del Negro & Ben Gordon
27:27 Ray Allen
29:00 Game 3

Part 2 will be posted later this week.

Chicago Bullseye 422 – Interview with Bulldog Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Bulldog Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago @Kevin_NBCS

1:15 Bulls Outsiders Meet Jim Boylen
3:09 Changing Opinions of Jim Boylen
5:07 Should Jim Coach the Team Next Year?
6:45 Who are the top 3 Players on the Bulls?
10:15 Will the Bulls make the playoffs next year without a contributing rookie?
14:00 What 2 Free Agents would you add?
17:00 Who would you take at 2?
20:45 A 55-win Team
24:31 News for NBC Sports Chicago

Chicago Bullseye 421: Wyse_Black & Marcus Couch of Bulls Podcast

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Wyse_Black @radical_Creator & Marcus Couch @marcuscouch of BullsPodcast.com:

1:39 Can the Bulls Make the Playoffs without a contributing rookie?
4:57 The Injuries
9:00 Who should we draft outside of Zion?
15:00 Would you trade next year’s #1 to move up to #2?
20:45 The Top 4 Teams in the East

Chicago Bullseye 420 – Interview with the Mysterious RaMEANa

See Red Fred @cbefred and Keith Frantz @bullscripted interview the iconic heroine of Bulls Twitter, the Mysterious RaMEANa @Ramina1690
1:05 Why so positive?
2:29 Bulls Secret Chat Line
3:31 The Mysterious Rameana
4:00 Comments after the Atlanta Loss
8:15 Pax Moves of the Rebuild
10:30 The Jabari Parker Signing
13:30 Is Dunn Done?
18:30 What is the Your Favorite Part of Bulls Twitter?
20:11 The Evil of Bulls Twitter
30:00 The Resurrection of Jim Boylen
34:10 The Future of the Beloved Bull

The Big Red Bus #25 – Risking the Lottery Spot

In this latest episode of the Big Red Bus, See Red Fred @cbefred and the Podfather Doug Thonus @doug_thonus discuss the improving Bulls, the risk of losing a better lottery spot, and Doug’s reaction to Fred’s Visions. Recorded before last Friday’s Atlanta game. Email the show: ChicagoBullseye@gmail.com

Chicago Bullseye 419 – Interview with KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the inimitable KC Johnson @kcjhoop of the Chicago Tribune. The Hemingway of Bulls Beat Writers addresses a variety of topics and questions:

1:30 I thought the handling of Parker during Boylen’s first month was catastrophic for the Bulls. Was Boylen or the Front office the impetus behind that decision?
4:30 What did more damage to the reputation of the Bulls org: The handling of Parker or Boylen’s first week (wind sprints, near mutiny, practice after the Boston loss)?
8:40 What was your reaction to the Otto Porter trade? What has impressed you the most about Otto Porter Jr?
11:45 Is Dunn done? I hear whispers there are off court issues. I think it’s highly suspicious that he had a migraine after the Boston game when he spent the 4th quarter glued to the bench. I feel the Bulls must sign a FA Point guard in the offseason (Rubio-Beverley-Collison) a. Do you feel it’s more likely the trade him, or sign a FA to challenge him? b. What FA Point guards do you like?
18:50 There is a palpable anger with the fan base. Is the anger within the fanbase at the highest level you’ve seen in the years since you’ve been covering the team?
26:00 Should the Bulls Buyout Lopez
29:00 Most Underrated Bull for KC Johnson in the Jordan Era

Chicago Bullseye 418 – The Prophetic Visions of See Red Fred

THE BAND IS BACK TOGETHER! See Red Fred @cbefred, Mark Lewinthal @bullseyemark23, and Keith Frantz @bullscripted discuss the sudden progression towards greatness of the Budding Big Red Leviathan.

1:30 2 Biggest Reasons that the Team has been playing so well
5:00 Is Kris Dunn Done?
9:55 Bring Derrick Rose Back
12:45 The Face of the Team
14:00 What do you feel is more likely…Lauri becoming a top-10 player, or the Bulls wining the 10-14% Zion lottery, and he then will become a top-10 player?
17:50 Do we have the Eastern Conference Contender Core here already?
21:00 The Prophetic Visions of See Red Fred

Chicago Bullseye 417 – Are you done with Dunn?

See Red Fred interviews the Great Bulldog Kevin Anderson @Kevin_NBCS of NBC Sports Chicago. The topics addressed include:

1:50 Are you done with Dunn?
7:30 Bulldog’s 1-2-3 Point Guard Free-Agent options?
17:17 The Otto Porter Jr. Trade
25:00 Bulls vs Knicks
34:00 If the Lakers Win the Lottery

Chicago Bullseye 416 – Porter Trade & Collegiate Prospects to Watch

See Red Fred @cbefred, Keith Franz @BullScripted, and Buzz @SMBuzzWeed discuss the loss to Milwaukee, the Otto Porter Jr acquisition, the Portis-Parker departure, the best team in the East, and the best collegiate prospects.

The Big Red Bus #24 – Turmoil on the Bus!

In a contentious episode, See Red Fred @cbefred and the Great One, Doug Thonus @Doug_thonus, argue about the Porter-Portis-Parker trade. Topics include:

1:00 Pitchforks and Torches
2:00 The Otto Porter Jr. – Bobby Portis Trade
16:00 Hoiberg vs Boylen
21:00 Is this guy a keeper?

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Chicago Bullseye Special Edition: The Bulls Dynasty of the Nineties Part 1

In this special episode of the Chicago Bullseye, See Red Fred @cbefred, Big Dave @BawlSports, C-Dub @BawlSports1, and Jack Silverstein @readjack reminisce about the Bulls first three-peat (91-93). Topics discussed:

1. Would the Bulls have won in ’94 if MJ didn’t retire, and was an 8-peat in play?
2. What was the best team of the 1st three-peat, and what was your favorite team of the 1st three-peat?
3. Has John Paxson, the Executive, sullied the reputation of John Paxson, the player?
4. Favorite team of the 1st three-peat
5. Best team of the 1st three-peat
6. Most nervous playoff series

Part 2 will be up later this week. Please email your questions to chicagobullseye@gmail.com

Chicago Bullseye 415 – Interview with the Athletic Founder Jon Greenberg

In this latest Chicago Bullseye, See Red Fred interviews the legendary Founding editor-in-chief/columnist of @theathleticchi Jon Greenberg @jon_greenberg. We broach a wide variety of timeless topics regarding the Beloved Bulls:

0:29 Jon Greenburg 411 & the Founding of the Athletic
3:52 The Athletic Goals
4:30 The Current State of the Beloved Bulls & Why they are so despised
10:04 The Path Forward
12:24 The 3 Biggest Issues with the Team
13:39 Fair Offer for Portis
14:18 The Free Agent Targets
16:53 Greatest Memory as a Bulls Fan
21:00 Predictions on the Future of the Front Office & Coach

Chicago Bullseye 414 – Arguments Galore

This interview was recorded shortly after the Tuesday loss to the Nets. See Red Fred moderates a contentious conversation with Buzz @SMBuzzWeed & Keith Frantz @BullScripted on all things Beloved Bulls.

1:02 The Weather Is Awful
1:52 The Loss vs. the Nets & Jabari Parker
6:27 Negative Ramifications of the Handling of Parker
11:11 Who is taking Stan Van Gundy seriously?
13:00 Were the Bulls Trying to Tank Before the Holiday Trade?
22:00 Will Portis or Parker be traded?
27:00 The Math Doesn’t Add up for Boston
33:00 Front Office Competence Argument
43:10 Lonzo or Dunn
49:02 Who is the most talented Young Laker?
50:20 Potential Anthony Davis Trade
1:01 SoxFest

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Chicago Bullseye 413 – Bulldog Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Bulls Twitter Luminary and Noted Capologist Kevin Anderson @Kevin_NBCs of NBC Sports Chicago.

0:00 Some Announcements about the Bullseye
2:45 Bullseye Intro from 2012
4:40 What are the primary issues with this team?
6:40 The Jabari Parker Benching Decision
9:30 The Future of Bobby Portis
14:15 Take on Salary for Picks or Sign Free Agents
18:45 Potential Free-Agent Targets for the Bulls
29:00 Ranking the Duke Prospects and Ja Morant
35:00 The Downside of Lottery Reform

Chicago Bullseye 412 – West Coast Roast

See Red Fred @cbefred & Keith Frantz @BullScripted discuss a wide-variety of Bulls topics, including the disastrous West Coast trip, the Melo trade, and the no-win situation for the Beloved Bulls:

0:30 Intro and Addendum on the Melo Trade
5:49 Sign a 2nd Tier FA or Bring on Salary for a #1
End of part 1
Part 2 recorded after the end of the Bulls West Coast Trip:
10:50 West Coast Trip Overview
11:40 Parker Benching in Retrospect
15:30 Parker or Portis
18:28 Zach LaVine State of Mind
19:42 Is Kris Dunn Done?
21:30 Potential Free Agents Next Year
26:00 Top Prospects for the 2019 NBA Draft

Chicago Bullseye 411 – The Talented Stephen Noh of the Athletic

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Stephen Noh of the Athletic to discuss a variety of topics surrounding the Beloved Bulls.

1;00 Steph Noh Critique of See Red Fred’s Bulls Outsiders Performance
3:10 Biggest Problem with the Team
8:25 The Jabari Parker Benching
14:15 The Kris Dunn Conundrum
15:35 Bobby Portis
19:15 Other Big Issues with the Team
22:30 What If We Get Zion…
26:20 The Handling of Wendell Carter Jr.
29:30 The Backup Point Guard Position
30:50 Free Agent Potential Targets
33:25 Anthony Davis

Chicago Bullseye 410 – The Eminent Darnell Mayberry of the Athletic

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the The Eminent Darnell Mayberry of the Athletic:

0:18 Feedback from the Article on the 2011 Team
2:30 Similarities Between 2008-ish Thunder and the current Bulls Team
3:45 What Current Bulls Players have Top-10 NBA Potential?
6:30 The Improvement of Harden
9:43 Who were the leaders on those early OKC teams? Who are the leaders on this Bulls team?
11:45 Has Boylen Hurt the Progress of WCJ?
14:20 Chandler Hutchison Review
18:00 Kevin Durant’s Impending Free Agency and the Possibility for Chicago
20:40 Will Durant Leave Golden State?
23:00 Will the Overwhelming Negativity hurt the Free Agency Effort?
25:40 The Jabari Parker Situation
31:20 The Fred Hoiberg Era
33:45 Does the Team Respect Jim Boylen?
36:00 Wind Sprints
38:40 LaVine’s Status in the League

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The Big Red Bus #23 – Putting the Brakes On

Bulls Podcasting Legends See Red Fred @cbefred and Doug Thonus @Doug_Thonus take out the Big Red Bus for a ride to chat about the Beloved Bulls. Topics include:

The Slower Offense of the Boylen Era / Hoiberg to Boylen and Trading Parker 6:00 / The Bulls Need to Be Competitive 16:15-ish / Replication of the 2004 Bulls 19:10 / Will this Player Be on the Team to Start Training Camp in 2019 & Trading LaVine 27:00 / Lauri for Simmons? 35

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Follow See Red Fred on Twitter: @cbefred

Chicago Bullseye 409 – We are BAWLing!

Happy Holidays! Bulls Podcasting Legends from BAWL! Big Dave @BawlSports and C-Dub @BawlSports1 join the Bullseye to discuss the latest topics in an unfolding series of disasters for the Beloved Bulls. The opening of the show includes an unfortunate incident that occurred during a holiday gig with my former cover band Gigglewater. Significant similarities drawn to this disastrous Bulls season. Recorded before the Nets loss.

Gigglewater Holiday Story 1-7:47
BAWL! Interview Starts at 8 Minute Mark
Boylen Impressions 8:30
LaVine 10:45
Parker Signing & Benching 20:45
Reading Bulls Twitter Tweets & Ryan ArcIWhatever 35:10
The Path Forward & Kris Dunn 43:42
Will Boylen Be the Coach for the Opening Game 2019 51 min mark
See Red Fred has lost some Faith 58ish
Max for Middelton? 59:30
NBA Championship Predictions 1:02

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Follow Keith Frantz on Twitter: @BullScripted
Email the show: chicagobullseye@gmail.com

Bulls Podcast #18

We’ve got a lot in store for you this episode. Including Post-Game Analysis of Bulls vs Brooklyn Nets, The Boylen Era is not looking great so far – We give our predictions for the rest of the season, Injury Updates – Zach out 2-4 Weeks. How will this impact the team going forward? and Jabari is on the trading block – Who else can we deal out? Come TANK with us!
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from BullsPodcast.com. This is where we bring you the latest news, reviews, rants, rumors and opinions on the players, coaches and front office of the Chicago Bulls.
Now on Spotify!
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Post Game Wrap-up on the Bulls Vs Brooklyn Nets

The Chicago Bulls LOST to the Brooklyn Nets – 96 to 93. With over 25 lead changes, this was a back and forth game with a lot of heart shown by Kris Dunn and the insurgence of Shaq Harrison, who showed a ton of hustle. Wendell Carter Jr displayed a preview of his future role as a star with several blocks and monstrous dunks. At about 2 minutes left in the 4th, we could see Bobby Portis limping into the locker room. Hopefully for Bobby’s sake, this is just a turned ankle and not anything to do with his previously injured knee. The game ended with a controversial call on Kris Dunn combined with some sloppy ball handling leading to a turnover that helped the Nets pull out the win, sealed by 2 free throws from former Bull Spencer Dinwiddie.
Bulls Injury Updates:
As we alluded to before, Zach Lavine will be out for another 2-4 weeks after he sprained his ankle vs Orlando while the Bulls were in Mexico City.  With Zach Lavine out of the lineup, it’s up to the rest of the guys to step up and take charge. Luckily no one else on the club is hurt, with the exception of Denzel Valentine, who is recovering from his own ankle injury and surgery.
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STATE OF THE BULLS
It’s been a few weeks since we were able to get together to do a show, and what a few weeks it’s been! Fred Hoiberg is out and Asst. Coach Jim Boylen has assumed the reins of head coaching duty.
We all know about the drama that ensued since Boylen has assumed control and it showed a lot about this Bulls team and just how SOFT they really are. I know they are professionals, but trying to boycott practice and declare a mutiny is not a good showing in a city like Chicago that is filled with HARD WORKING people that are known for their perseverance and toughness. This is the kind of stunt that we’ve never seen in Chicago at this scale and it’s time to take a long hard look at this roster to see what we can do to get some winners to play for the Bulls. If you’re going to have the worst team in the league, don’t complain about how hard you work. Don’t proclaim how entitled you are as a player when you can’t even win but 25% of your games. I get that some guys were injured, but that’s absolutely no excuse for how the players are acting.
While it’s probably true that Fred Hoiberg was a “soft” coach, that’s not the kind of team we want or deserve as Chicago Bulls Fans. I would not mind if we kept Lauri,

Chicago Bullseye 408 – To Practice or Not to Practice

The Enigmatic Bulldog Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago discusses a tumultuous week for the Beloved Bulls. Was it the Coach or players who committed the gravest sins? Follow Kevin: @Kevin_NBCS Follow See Red Fred: @cbefred Email the Chicago Bullseye: chicagobullseye@gmail.com

The Big Red Bus #23 – The Hoiberg Era Ends

The Great One @Doug_Thonus and See Red Fred @cbefred discuss the end of the Hoiberg era. This show was recorded just before the Indiana game.

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Chicago Bullseye 407 – Game 1 for Coach Boylen

See Red Fred @cbefred moderates a discussion with Keith Frantz @bullscripted and Brad Squires aka Buzz @SMBuzzWeed regarding Game 1 for Coach Boylen and the end of the Hoiberg era.

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Bulls Beat #397 – Time to Tank

The tank is back on as the Bulls have fallen to the 3rd worst record in the NBA.  I discuss the firing of Fred Hoiberg and why this doesn’t really impact whether Gar/Pax should be fired.   I also run down every important player on the Bulls roster and give some brief thoughts of where they are including Lauri after one game back.

Chicago Bullseye 406 – Pessimistic Optimism for the Red Leviathan

Part 1: See Red Fred chats with Kap & Company about the budding Leviathan on ESPN 1000.

Part 2: See Red Fred @cbefred & Keith Frantz @bullscripted discuss the budding Leviathan. The Budding Leviathan / Schedule Analysis / The Ramifications of Lauri’s Return / The Parker Resurgence / Boston’s Problems

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Bulls Podcast #17 with Rusty Buckets

We’ve got a lot in store for you this episode. Including the Post Game Wrap-up on the Bulls Vs Phoenix, Injury Update: Denzel out for the Season and a Rusty Roundtable Discussion on the State of The Bulls
Welcome to the Bulls Podcast, coming to you from BullsPodcast.com. This is where we bring you the latest news, reviews, rants, rumors and opinions on the players, coaches and front office of the Chicago Bulls.
Today we’re joined by one of the top Chicago sports YouTubers out there, avid Bulls fan and friend of the show. Mr. Rusty Buckets.
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Post Game Wrap-up on the Bulls Vs Phoenix
The Bulls took on Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns in a Wednesday night matchup. The Bulls WON the game with the score of 124-116.

Zach Lavine led all scorers with 29 points. He’s on a run to get that Most Improved Player award, and it looks like it’s his for the taking. Jabari Parker played a pretty decent game with 20 pts, 13 Rebounds and 8 assists, almost getting him into Triple Double territory.
All in all, a good win for the Bulls who have been on a losing streak lately. Most notable was the presence of DeAndre Ayton, who looks like he’ll grow into a very dominant center in the league after a few years of experience.
Bulls Injury Updates:
It was announced that Denzel Valentine will be out the rest of the season after he gets surgery later next week. He has been scheduled for a full ankle restoration surgery, which Denzel indicated is going to be just what the doctor ordered. He said he’s had ankle issues ever since entering the league, and it will be great to be 100% in the ankle department when he returns next season.
Hopefully Denzel heals up quick and can be back to playing form for the season opener.
Chandler Hutchison missed the Phoenix game due to back spasms, but it looks to be short-term and nothing that will keep him out of any games.
We’ve also got news that both Lauri Markkanen and Kris Dunn have been working out and hitting non-contact portions of practice. It looks like it will be another 2 weeks or so for both of them. There are rumblings that Lauri will be playing with the Windy City Bulls G-League team by late next week to get ready to make his comeback.
We’ll be lucky if Bobby Portis comes back by Christmas, as his injury has not healed as fast as Dunn’s has. I feel bad for Bobby, as it’s a contract year for him and this will mean he’s going to work much harder to get a good deal for next season, which is when you run a huge risk to re-injure yourself, or play in a reserved way so that you don’t injure yourself again. Either way, Bobby has a long uphill climb ahead of him.
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Roundtable Discussion
TANK TIME?

So is it time to tank? I think Gar/Pax have probably been watching Duke basketball, as I have all season so far. In my opinion it’s time to submarine this team and hit the tank button. Once again we are in a post-season fight with the Cavs, but this time it’s to see who can suck the most and get the coveted #…