Word on the Street: Professor Korver?

Word on the Street: Professor Korver?

Monday, April 25, 2011
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Korver: new Bulls shooting teacher?

Is Kyle Korver putting in hours as a Bulls shooting coach?
According to Fred Mitchell of Chicago Breaking Sports, and several players, yes.

Hes a phenomenal shooter. He helps some of us work on our jump-shooting, Bulls forward Taj Gibson said. He works with us, even after practice."

Korver is willing to share his knowledge of the proper shooting techniques and mechanics with his teammates. Gibson went on to say that Korver gives critiques on how to adjust his teammate's shots and help them go in. (Chicago Breaking Sports)

Lakers' Caracter shoved cashier

Los Angeles Lakers forward Derrick Caracter was arrested in New Oreans on Sunday for public drunkenness. The 22-year-old was also booked for shoving a cashier at a pancake restaurant and resisting arrest.

According to police, Caracter grabbed and shoved the cashier at an International House of Pancakes after he was refused service and became beliigerent. The cahsier was not injured.

Caracter was freed later Sunday morning on 1,000 bond. (Chicago Breaking Sports)
DeAngelo Hall calls Cutler a 'clown'

DeAngelo Hall joined 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. for an interview to comment on last year's Albert Haynesworth vs. Mike Shanahan saga, and Jay Cutler came up in the course of the conversation. Hall happily recalled picking off Cutler four times during last season's Week 7 win over the Bears.

"Man, Ive never had more than two interceptions in a game, so to go out and get four in a half, I was like man, this is unreal! Im on the sideline like wow, this is pretty amazing!

Hall also had choice words for Cutler saying, "Jay is definitely a clown." (SportsRadioInterviews.com)

Wrigley Field named one of the happiest places in the world by CNN

Wrigley Field named one of the happiest places in the world by CNN

In terms of overall satisfaction for a fanbase in total, it'd be hard for any team could beat the Cubs' faithful right now.

Ending a 108-year drought will make even the most pessimistic of fans ecstatic.

So it's no surprise Wrigley Field would be considered one of the happiest places on Earth.

To counteract "Blue Monday," CNN discussed 15 of the world's happiest places and Wrigley was included.

But the kicker is — CNN doesn't even mention the World Series championship.

Here's the rationale:


"Wrigley Field, on a warm summer night when the breeze off Lake Michigan makes the flags flutter and your cheeks flush with relief from the damp heat.

"No matter where you sit, you are close to the field, which makes you feel both the intimacy of the game and the immensity of it.

"The players, standing just feet away from you, feel like giants. And the vendors in the stands hawking hot dogs and beers and Italian ice really are a study in that particular species of Chicago native."


Don't know many people who would argue with that.

The only other American location on the list was Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Other worldwide locations include Bangkok, Japan, New Zealand and Copenhagen.

Report: Bears set to hire Curtis Modkins as running backs coach

Report: Bears set to hire Curtis Modkins as running backs coach

Bears Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard will have a new positional coach in 2017.

According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Bears are expected to hire former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins as their running backs coach.

Before joining the 49ers in 2016, Modkins served as the Detroit Lions running backs coach from 2013-15. Modkins broke into the NFL as a running backs coach with Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. After serving one year in Kansas City, Modkins left for the same job with the Arizona Cardinals in 2009. The following season Modkins took a promotion with the Buffalo Bills, becoming the team's offensive coordinator from 2010-12.

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Modkins will be reunited in Chicago with reported new Bears offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn. The duo worked together for three seasons with the Lions from 2013-15.

The Bears were in need of a new running backs coach after Stan Drayton departed to take an associate head coaching job under Tom Herman at the University of Texas.