Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Granger calls Noah a 'dirty player'
Danny Granger was ready to get into it with Joakim Noah after the Bulls finished off the Pacers on Tuesday night. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau intervened and told Granger to cool off.
Then Granger turned his attention to the media and didn't hold back on his feelings towards Joakim Noah.
"Joakim Noah, he's a dirty player," Granger said. Honestly. He elbowed two of my power forwards. One got kicked out. The other got a tech and nothings called on him. I dont think theres a place in the game for it."
Noah didn't spend too much time worrying about Granger's complaint.
I play dirty? Noah said. OK. Im just trying to win basketball games, man. Its the name of the game." (Daily Herald)
Thrashers heading to Winnipeg?
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz said he believes the Coyotes will end up staying in Glendale. He said because of contractual and financial obligations the Coyotes have to Arizona, the team wouldn't be able to make the move to Manitoba.
But the people of Winnipeg should not have to worry about missing out on an NHL team relocating to their city: the Atlanta Thrashers, who are also for sale, are a possibility to acquire and move to Manitoba.
The clock is ticking on the deal between Winnipeg buyers, the NHL (which currently owns the Coyotes, and the city of Glendale. (Phoenix Business Journal)
Is Tyler Colvin being demoted?
Well, not officially, but it is looking more and more like Tyler Colvin could be demoted to AAA Iowa.
Colvin has struggled (.128.196.319) during his split time with Kosuke Fukudome (.458.552.479) and has been pushed to the back of the bench. The young fielder has only started one of the last ten games.
Could Mike Quade be transitioning Colvin from the majors to the minors? We'll just have to wait and see. (Cubs Billy Goat Blog)
Bulls unveil new license plate
Joining the likes of the Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks, the Chicago Bulls are the latest team to offer fans the opportunity to support their team with an Illinois license plate. Sec. of State Jesse White and the Bulls unveiled the new Bulls permanent plate.
The plate is striped black and red, and features the Bulls logo. Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and team president Michael Reinsdorf joined White in unveiling the plate at the Thompson Center. (My Fox Chicago)
Bears' Dent owes IRS over 1 mil
The IRS has filed a more than 1.1 million tax lien against Chicago Bears great Richard Dent for failing to pay federal taxes. According to public records, DeKalb County Superior Court in Georgia filed a 1,160,056 tax lien against Dent about one month after Dent was elected for Pro Football's Hall of Fame.
Dent is heading to the NFL Draft on Friday as he is scheduled to be the Bears' guest representative for their second-round pick. (Chicago Sun-Times)
Canucks fans fail at burning Blackhawks jersey
After the Blackhawks heartbreaking loss to the Vancouver Canucks in overtime on Tuesday, Canucks fans took to the streets to celebrate the victory. Among the fans, a group decided to torch a Chicago jersey in celebration.
They had a bit of a tough time igniting the Blackhawks sweater, so eventually they decided to just jump on it. Classy celebration, indeed.
You can watch the 'celebration' below: