Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bullseye 434 Part 1: Interview with Michael Walton II of NBC Sports Chicago

In this episode, See Red Fred @cbefred interviews Michael Walton II @ZenMasterMike in a wide-ranging discussion on the Beloved Bulls. They discuss the draft, the free agent signings, and where the Bulls will likely end in the East. Email the show: ChicagoBulleye@gmail.com

Chicago Bullseye – Part 1B Interview with Bulldog Anderson of NBC

“Bulldog” Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago joins the Bullseye to discuss the burgeoning Red Leviathan after their successful offseason.

Topics:
Defense of Kris Dunn
The #8 Seed in the West
Will Chris Paul Be Traded?
Happy 40th Birthday to Mark K

The Big Red Bus #26 – Ranking the Bulls in the East Part 1

Bulls Podcasting Legends See Red Fred @cbefred & the Great One Doug Thonus @doug_thonus discuss the Bulls draft, free agency, and ranking the Bulls in the East.
The Big Red Bus: Ranking the Bulls in the East Part 1
2:40 Doug’s Thoughts on the Draft
6:10 The Disappearance of the Traditional Point Guard
9:14 Free Agency Review
13:00 Let’s Pretend Otto Porter Jr was an Unrestricted Free Agent
19:01 The Injury Problem for the Bulls
21:01 Where Do the Bulls Rank in the East

Chicago Bullseye 431 – Interview with Kevin “Bulldog” Anderson discussing the Bulls Draft

See Red Fred @cbefred interviews the sagacious Kevin Anderson of NBC Sports Chicago regarding the Bulls draft and potential free agent targets.

2:29 See Red Fred’s Mental Breakdown During the Draft
4:30 Zach LaVine is Undervalued & Tampering Galore
7:30 Lonzo Ball doesn’t fit with Zach LaVine
15:50 Coby White Draft Pick
20:20 Daniel Gafford
23:23 Options at the 4
25:00 Beverley and Brogdon Contract Options
32:00 Corey Joseph
36:16 See Red Fred vs. Bulls Outsider Matt Peck

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Chicago Bullseye 430 – Interview with Sean Highkin

See Red Fred interviews the Glorious Wordsmith and NBA expert Sean Highkin. They discuss his time as a beat writer covering the Bulls and his current stop with the Blazers:

1:00 Sean Highkin 411
3:37 Blazer Fans
5:14 Highkin’s First Year in Chicago
6:00 The Fanbase Negativity
10:30 The Fall of Thibs
14:00 The 3 Alphas
21:50 Jimmy Butler
28:05 Wall or Felicio?
37:00 Draft Picks
38:19 Patrick Beverley
43:43 Ed Davis
45:11 Ed Davis or Rolo or Taj?
47:30 Favorite Player to Cover
49:34 Favorite Coach to Cover

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 428 – Lottery Thoughts

See Red Fred provides his post-lottery thoughts and hope for moving forward. In Part 2, See Red Fred interview Paul Conner @paulconner of Bulls Twitter, and they discuss a wide variety of Bulls topics. This is the first segment of “Fixtures of Bulls Twitter”, where SRF interviews shining lights of Bulls Twitter.

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Twitter: @cbefred
Paul’s Twitter: @paulconner33

Chicago Bullseye 427 – Top Draft Prospect Review Part 2 with Keith Frantz

Keith Frantz @BullScripted joins the Chicago Bullseye to make the case for Darius Garland. See Red Fred (@cbefred) interviews.

1:00 Darius Garland
5:40 Ja and LaVine
10:20 Coby White
16:08 Kris Dunn Island

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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 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.

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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 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.

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 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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