It’s Valentine’s Day here in Chicago (and the in the rest of the world but that rumor is still unconfirmed) and what better way to celebrate than by watching the Bulls take on the Sac-Town Kings with your significant other? (if you’re a dude, I really hope you didn’t do this and call it a romantic display of your unending love — cause that never ends well) If you missed the Bulls game, don’t worry, you didn’t miss much. DRose didn’t play because of those pesky back spasms (but he’s feeling better) and the Bulls played with what you could call “tired legs.” Ultimately, the Bulls pulled out a game that was close but never really felt in doubt.
This was not a pretty game, especially not at the outset.
Neil succinctly described much of the first quarter:
“Goodness, nobody can make a layup”
I’m inclined to agree with him.
Neil and Stacey set their sights on Jason Thompson after bricked a mid-ranger jumper.
“Oh my goodness”
“That’s out of his range.”
“Thompson was about 9-10 feet out and shot that ball about 12 feet. Goodness gracious…”
This whole sequence was pretty entertaining. I’ll agree, Thompson’s shot was not pretty but Neil reacted as though Thompson turned to shot, stopped, and just chucked the ball at the nearest elderly person in the stands. And if 9-10 feet is out of Thompson’s range, shouldn’t he just hang ’em up yesterday and call it career? Because, if below the free throw line is outside of your range, you’re probably not long for the NBA.
“Chuck Hayes is about 6’4” playin the center spot.”
Ouchtown, Population Chuck Hayes. Kind of a low blow to Hayes who has carved out a career in the NBA despite being undersized (6’6″) and not being very good. You’d think King would have a little respect for the
guy… actually you wouldn’t. Nevermind.
“Oh my goodness. Flop flop flop.”
“He’s still Floppin!”
“I’m surprised someone didn’t hit him in the face the way he’s floundering around.”
All of this was after DeMark Cuzzo (Demarcus Cousins) sold some contact. Neil and Stacey HATE when players flop. Also, to them, Bulls players NEVER flop.
As the Kings were trying to make a comeback Neil dropped this gem on us:
“That’s the one guy you don’t want to foul and of course, right away, Tyreke Evans fouls him”
I’m actually surprised Neil didn’t just come out say he thinks Tyreke Evans is an idiot.
Other things of note:
At one point the words “Carlos boozer” and “hustle plays” were used in a sentence for the first time without the words “getting beaten on” appearing in between them. And according to Neil, Francisco Garcia had a couple “sensational” seasons a few years back. Apparently a 12/3/2 season is “sensational.” The only thing sensational about Francisco is his name, Francisco.