Word on the Street: Savvy Pizza

Word on the Street: Savvy Pizza
March 18, 2011, 7:27 pm
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Savvy Pizza

Denis Savard has entered the pizza business.

Savy's Pizza hits the market Sunday. The pizzas are available in cheese, sausage and pepperoni and can be bought at Chicago-area Jewel stores and Centrella independent grocery stores.

Do the frozen pizzas taste like a puck?

''Ahhh, no,'' the former Hawks star and coach told Quick Hits. ''Actually, they taste very, very good. It's quality pizza.''

So what does a French Canadian know about pizza?

''Well, I've had pizza all my life,'' Savard said. ''It's one of my favorite things, so I've had a lot of practice.''

Availability is expected to expand - possibly even to the Hawks locker room.

''We will eventually,'' Savard said. ''They've got other things to worry about other than Savy's Pizza.'' (suntimes.com)

Bosh defends crying in the locker room

After Miami's tough 87-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls on March 6, thecountry was abuzz with the news that several Heat players were cryingin the locker room. But Chris Bosh defends his teammates and refused todeny the claims.

"Any player who says they haven't cried over basketball, they're lying. ... It's emotions," Bosh said. "Thatdon't make you weak. It doesn't make you weak as a man or as a player.That just shows how bad you want to win. It really doesn't matter atthe end of the day." (Chicago Breaking Sports)

D-Rose is "all in"

In a new Adidas ad campaign entitled "all in," Derrick Rose joins several sports icons and celebrities in promoting the brand. David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Notre Dame football and singer Katy Perry are some of the icons selected for the commercial.

Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk notes that it is interesting to see that Adidas realized where Rose is headed in terms of stardom. (Pro Basketball Talk)

Cardinals splitting from Wainwright?

Adam Wainwright arm injury could keep him from being a Cardinal next season. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals have an escape clause built into Wainwright's contract. If the pitcher finishes 2011 on the disabled list, (which he ultimately will because of elbow surgery), they can decline the 21 million option for 2012 and allow him to become a free agent.

"I'm not thinking about setbacks," Wainwright said. "I'm thinking about getting ready. I'm thinking about helping this team next year."

After a brief pause, he said, "helping some team next year." (St. Louis Dispatch)