Lions behaving like losers three-time losers


Lions behaving like losers three-time losers

Nothing is ever really won during the offseason and the flag-football of minicamps, which never reveal meaningful things about linemen or about performance under some semblance of pressure.But things can be lost in offseasons and no team this year is doing a better job of that than the Detroit Lions, which holds more than a little significance for the Bears and the rest of the NFC.The Lions have followed their undisciplined and self-destructive conduct on the field last year (Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh vs. the Bears) with an offseason of which the Cincinnati Bengals could be proud.Four of Detroits five picks in the 2011 draft have had issues with the law already, including wide receiver Titus Young, who has been bounced from OTAs for reportedly sucker-punching safety (and teammate) Louis Delmas.Dave Birkett over at the Detroit Free Press does a thorough and pointed roundup of the issues happening under the general auspices of coach and enabler Jim Schwartz.
Without going into the specific incidents (Dave does that), two main points to consider:One is that the Lions could well be without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (two arrests) or running back Mikel Leshoure because of suspensions by the league for conduct-unbecoming.And the other is that at a time when serious teams are about the business of football, the Lions are clearly focused on matters other than football.The Lions were sliding backwards and down last season about the time Jay Cutler was fracturing his wrist, and Detroit only was a wild-card playoff qualifier because of the Bears injuries and Dallas stumbling in the final weeks.For point of reference: In the nine years under Marvin Lewis, the Bengals have raised off-field misconduct to an art form and hold the unofficial record for most players arrested under one head coach.They also have reached the postseason just three times and never won a playoff game.Same as Schwartzs Lions.

Could the Bulls go after Chris Bosh for next season?

Could the Bulls go after Chris Bosh for next season?

The basketball world woke up Friday morning to a report from ESPN senior writer Marc Stein saying the Bulls may go after Chris Bosh for the 2017-18 NBA season.

It's surprising and intriguing for multiple reasons: 

1) Bosh was believed to have played his last days in the NBA due to blod clot issues.

2) The Bulls are at something of a franchise crossroads, sitting as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference following Thursday's games and still determining what the right step is for the near future and the long term. 

3) Bosh will be 33 in March and hasn't played in an NBA game in nearly a year (last appeared with the Heat Feb. 9, 2016).

But Stein said the Heat are not planning on waiving Bosh before March 1, so he wouldn't be eligible to join the roster of a playoff contender.

Stein then says: If Bosh does return to the hardwood, "word is that the Chicago Bulls are already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him."

Bosh is an 11-time All-Star who has averaged 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game throughout his career. He helped the Heat win several titles as part of the Big Three with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.

Bosh was also just in Chicago visiting Wade earlier this month:

Could he form another Big Three with Wade and Jimmy Butler, this time in Chicago?

It's worth noting Wade just turned 35 earlier this week and will be in his 14th NBA season next year.

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