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Chicago Bullseye 429 – Interview with Chicago Icon David Kaplan

Chicago Legend David Kaplan makes his first appearance on the Chicago Bullseye. See Red Fred asks Kap for his reasons regarding the rampant negativity within the Bulls fan base. He also shares his story about the Scottie Pippen – Shawn Kemp trade of 1994, that David Kaplan imploded with his reporting. This “Pippen trade that didn’t happen” is the most underrated and under-reported story in Chicago Sports History. Kap’s actions had a massive impact on Bulls History.

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Chicago Bullseye 427 – Top Draft Prospect Review Part 1 with Tim Gallagher

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher joins the Chicago Bullseye to offer his thoughts on his top NBA prospects. See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews.

1:00 Tim’s review of the NCAA Tournament
2:50 Thoughts on Chris Beard Texas, Tech Coach
5:22 De’Andre Hunter
6:48 Carsen Edwards of Purdue & Players Outside Tim’s Top 5
10:15 Colby White
11:07 Brandon Clarke
12:30 Cam Johnson
13:19 Zion
15:57 Ja Morant
18:35 RJ Barrett
20:50 Culver
25:00 Finals Thoughts on the Prospects

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 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 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.

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 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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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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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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The Big Red Bus #22 – Our Tires Are Missing Part 1

Bulls Podcasting Legends See Red Fred @cbefred and Doug Thonus @doug_thonus take the Big Red Bus out for a ride after several disastrous losses to the Raptors and Bucks. This show was recorded before the win against the Suns.

Topics Include:
2:25 The Bulls Depth
5:30 Fred Hoiberg’s Offense
7:45 RPM Evisceration from Doug Thonus
16 What’s Up with LaVine?
23 A John Wall Trade
29 Jimmy Butler
35 The Warriors
39 Releasing Parker?
41:30 Parker Trade Destinations

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Chicago Bullseye 403 – Knicked Up!

Bulls Podcasting Legends See Red Fred @cbefred and Keith Frantz @BullScripted discuss the Bulls win in New York against the Knicks. Many topics are broached, including:

• Zach Lavine
• Next season, will the Bulls be better than….
• Wendell Carter Jr.
• Big debate on Valentine vs. Holiday
• Is Parker the Worst Player on the Team?
• Is Holiday Tradeable?

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The Big Red Bus #21 – Driving Home from the Garden Party

The Big Red Bus #21 – Driving Home from the Garden Party
Bulls Podcasting Legends See Red Fred @cbefred and Doug Thonus @doug_thonus take the Big Red Bus out for a ride after the Bulls win in New York against the Knicks. Doug is almost kicked off the Bus with an argument for Holiday and negative Valentine talk. Many topics are broached on the Bus, including:

• Where would the Bulls be if they were fully healthy?
• Will 38 wins be enough for the 8th seed?
• Let’s debate Ryan ArchIMaybeInTheNBA vs. Cam Payne
• Wendell Carter Jr.
• Big debate on Valentine vs. Holiday
• Antonio Blakeney
• What Players are Part of the Future?
• Rose Scores 50 & Jimmy Butler

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Chicago Bullseye 401 – Jars of Klay Filled with Baskets

See Red Fred @cbefred and Keith Frantz @bullscripted search through the wreckage of Monday’s loss to the Warriors.

The measure of a man is determined by his actions in times of trouble. Well, these are times of trouble.

1. We’re missing our best player (Lauri)
2. Our best defender (Green)
3. Our best 3-point shooter (Valentine)
4. Our 6th Man (Portis)

If Golden State was missing 4 of their top 7, they wouldn’t be playing well either.

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Chicago Bullseye 400 – Interview w/ The Venerable Kevin Anderson

The distinguished Kevin Anderson joins the Bullseye to discuss the dilapidated state of the Beloved Bulls. This episode was recorded shortly after the news of the Portis injury.
1:00 The Chosen One Part 1: Ricky O’Donnell @SBN_Ricky
3:15 The Chosen One Part 2: Zach LaVine @ZachLaVine
7:11 Who Won the Butler Trade?
11:40 Are the Bulls a Playoff Caliber Team in 4-6 weeks?
18:30 The Hutchison & Carter Jr. Future
21:30 Jabari Parker
26:00 Cap Breakdown
33:20 The Answer at the Three
35:15 Tolerating Payne
36:57 STAR WARS SECTION
37:26 What order do you recommend viewing the Star Wars Films?
45:00 The Last Jedi Debate
54:43 Bulls Outsiders
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The Big Red Bus #17 – Under Pressure

See Red Fred @cbefred & the Great Doug Thonus @doug_thonus discuss a variety of topics as we approach training camp:

What Bull will have the Most Pressure?

What move has the biggest risk:

  • Drafting Dennis Smith Jr.?
  • Signing Parker?
  • Signing Zach LaVine

What should the Bulls have done in the summer of 2016?

Who are the Top 10 NBA Players in the NBA?

How many wins will it take for Fred to keep his job?

 

 

Chicago Bullseye 397 Part 2 – What Bull Will Have The Most Pressure?

See Red Fred @cbefred and Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher answer the question,  “What Bull will have the Most Pressure?”

Bulls Over-Under Win Total / Tim’s 1-8 Eastern Conference Teams / Are 40 Wins Realistic? / NBA Over-Unders / NBA Legends who Have Passed Away this Summer

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Chicago Bullseye 397 Part 1 – Post-Locked On Bulls Questions

See Red Fred @cbefred answers email-twitter questions regarding his visit w/ the Locked On Bulls podcast.  Keith Frantz @BullScripted provides his commentary and insight to most of the queries.   Some questions include:

  • Is SRF guilty of overrating Bulls players?
  • Can the Bulls win 40?
  • What are your issues with Advanced Analytics?
  • Do you feel less-more teams will be tanking?
  • Please explain the 2012 Rose minutes issue that Matt Peck did not want to discuss?

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Chicago Bullseye 396 – Interview w/ Darnell Mayberry of the Athletic

Chicago Bullseye 396 –  Interview w/ Darnell Mayberry of the Athletic

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews legendary Athletic Bulls Beat writer Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry.   He provides details on path to covering sports & the Beloved Bulls.  He discusses his time covering the Thunder, his current job covering the Bulls, and the differences between both organizations.   We also discuss the “cloud of pessimism” in our fan base, and the reasons behind it.  The Parker Trade is also explored in detail. Darnell also gives his favorite and least favorite athletes to cover.

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Chicago Bullseye 394 – The Jabari Parker Debate

See Red Fred @cbefred and Keith Frantz @bullscripted debate the pros and cons of the Jabari Parker signing.

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The Big Red Bus #15 – The Zach LaVine Contract & the Wendell Carter Jr Show

See Red Fred @cbefred & Doug Thonus @doug_thonus take the Big Red Bus out for a wide-ranging discussion.  Topics include:

The Zach LaVine Contract * LaVine Recruiting * Bulls Cap Situation Going Forward * The Expiring Robin Lopez Contract * The Bulls Free Agent History * The Bulls Inaction in Free Agency * The 2011-12 Team Title Chances * Boogie Cousins * Wendell Carter Jr. & Chandler Hutchison * Doug Makes a Jerian Grant / Kirk Hinrich Comparison

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The Big Red Bus #14 – The Draft Review

See Red Fred @cbefred and the great one Doug Thonus @Doug_Thonus review the draft, the trades, and the “Promise” Controversy.

Review of the Draft Party at the Thonus Manor * Wendell Carter Jr’s Ceiling * The Unique Aspects of the Bulls Roster * The Promise Controversy * Character vs. Talent * The Hawks – Dallas Trade * Sixers – Suns Trade

Chicago Bullseye 393 – Twas the Night Before the Draft

Basketball Historian Tim Gallagher and @BullScripted Keith Frantz join the Bullseye to discuss the draft rumors and provide their top 7.   See Red Fred moderates.

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Chicago Bullseye 391 – Kevin “Bulldog” Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago Part 1

The Indomitable Kevin “Bulldog” Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago joins the Bullseye for a wide-ranging interview on the NBA and the Beloved Bulls.

Kendall Gill’s Fountain of Youth / The 411 on Bulldog Kevin Anderson / The Bulls Front Office / Draymond Green /  The Myth of Thibs’ Player Development / Does Thibs Regret the Trade? / The T-Wolves Future / Mo Bamba’s Bust Potential / Mikal Bridges /

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