As Joakim Noah was walking off the court in Game 2 after his ejection, a lovely Miami Heat fan thought it appropriate to flip-the-bird in Jo-No’s face. The game may have been a blow out, but the real talk of the town is the instant classic photo that has been spiraling around the social media realm. The photo is outrageous on it’s own, but the story gets better.
The white-hot-pant wearing mami has been identified as Filomena “Phyllis” Tobias, the widow (after one year of marriage) of hedge-fund millionaire and CNBC personality Seth Tobias. Their marriage was a relationship based on coke, pill-popping, booze and infidelity with a gay stripper named Tiger. It was a dream come true. The best part, Filomena was accused of murdering her fourth hubby after he was found floating dead in their pool and she inherited some serious cash-money. Stephen Rodrick of New York Magazine did an entire spread on Seth Tobias’ questionable death in 2008.
How exactly did this happen? Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has faced more adversity the past year with his battered team than any of the competition, yet, he came in eighth in the rankings for coach of the year. That just can’t be right. I have some bones to pick with the panel of 121 sportswriters and broadcasters that voted this year.
Here are the official results:
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl winning the coach of the year award is fine and dandy. The Nuggets managed the No. 3 seed in the wild Western Conference without a “star” player and rarely lost at home (they went 38-3 at the Pepsi Center). Good work coach Karl you deserve the props.
HOWEVER – the fact that Erik Spoelstra came in second runner up is outrageous. We all know Miami went on a 27-game winning streak, yea yea, but the last time I checked it doesn’t take an amazing coach to come up with the play “give Lebron the ball.”
Don’t get me wrong, the other coaches are straight up guys. Mike Woodson taught the Knicks how to play a little defense, but he still had Carmelo Anthony as a consistent offensive weapon. Gregg Popovich is a very talented coach that seems to just keep getting better no matter how old his Spurs players get. Frank Vogel constructed the top ranked defense in the league that led the Pacers to a No. 3 seed in the East.
Despite the other coaches success, is it crazy of me to think Thibs deserves more credit than 8th place? The Bulls managed the No. 5 seed in the East without Derrick Rose and the majority of their starting lineup. Nate Robinson, the third string point guard, has been running the Bulls offense for the majority of the season. Thibodeau turned a group of misfit bench players into a unified team with the third best defense in the league. Not to mentioned this Bulls team managed to snap Miami’s 27-game winning streak. How can the king of defensive schemes come in 8th? I honestly thought he could pull off another Coach of the Year win.
Sunday Night Football strikes gold again! Just a few weeks ago we said goodbye to the beautiful Faith Hill on SNF, but on Tuesday we give a big HELLO to Miss Carrie Underwood. My “hot girl role model” slot has officially been filled. I definitely called this one!
It seems as though Sunday Night Football has a type; strikingly gorgeous blondes with super fantastic legs – we’ll call it motivation for the rest of us ladies who tune in each week. The six-time Grammy winning country mega-star has come a long way since her American Idol days, but she’s still the hottest girl next door.
“I am thrilled to be a part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and am so honored they asked me,” Underwood said in a press release. “I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!”
Obviously, Carrie was the only option to replace Miss Faith Hill. I can’t wait to hear her new rendition of Waiting All Day for Sunday Night. I hope her hockey hubby doesn’t get too jealous she’s going to be the face of the NFL each Sunday night.
The short-handed Bulls extinguished the Heat and their raging egos on Monday night with their 93-86 Game 1 win, obliterating any ideas of a four-game “Miami Sweep” in the second round. Our favorite South Beach divas were caught off guard and we can’t imagine they were too thrilled about their unexpected loss to their conference foes who were missing three of their starters.
Chicago’s work in the series opener was nothing short of astonishing, but the Heat will be out for blood to defend their reputation as champs in front of their home crowd in Game 2. We can expect bigger and stronger plays from King James and his faithful minions after losing to our fearless Bulls squad. Can Nate Robinson and Joakim Noah lead the Bulls to another emotional win over the Heat?
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After the Bulls unexpected 93-86 Game 1 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Monday, Rose speculators started running their mouths more than usual about “the return.”
Joakim Noah stood up for his brother in red and had some words for the Rose-Haters out there. Noah told the press that what Derrick is going through is so tough and it’s amazing how quickly people jump to judge a player that they admired so deeply just a year ago.
“If you tore your ACL and you have to be the starting point guard and have the expectations that Derrick has, then maybe you can judge, but everybody who hasn’t been in that situation before should really shut up because I feel like it’s just so unfair to him and to this team. We’re fighting, and everybody’s going to just s— on somebody who’s been giving so much to this organization. It’s crazy to me,” he told ESPN Chicago.
Critics have been up and arms about Rose’s return since he was medically cleared in March and has not yet played this season. On Monday Rose told the media that he hasn’t been ruled out completely for the Bulls-Heat series, he said, “still up in the air. I might have a chance.”
Noah has a point though, since when would any of us fans, analysts or other players have any idea what he’s going through. Last time I checked we’re not franchise point guards that are expected to carry our teams on our backs. People expect Derrick Rose to come back in “too big, too fast, too strong” fashion – that’s just a little bit of pressure.
We can just add this to the list of reasons the city of Chicago loves Joakim Noah. Never lose your passion man. Preach Jo-No.
After a two week series with the Brooklyn Nets, a battered roster, and countless injuries, many expected the Bulls to be too tired to get past the Heat’s “big three” in Monday night’s series opener in Miami. But the Bulls stunned us all and continued their incredi-BULL post season run with a 93-86 Game 1 road win against the reigning NBA Champs.
The Roseless, Kirkless, Dengless Chicago Bulls defied the odds and pulled off a huge upset in South Beach Monday night in front of the White Out crowd proving once again just how tough they can play the Heat. Like Coach Thibs always says, as long as the Bulls have five guys on the court, “they have enough to win.”
If you had anticipated a Miami sweep in this Eastern Conference Semifinal series, you can put down your hater-ade and buckle up because the Bulls aren’t going anywhere without a fight.
The battered Bulls defied the odds yet again this weekend when they knocked out the Brooklyn Nets in Game 7 despite their seriously injured lineup. With just one day of rest after a grueling seven game opening series, our men in red are moving right along to the second round of the playoffs where they will matchup against their Eastern Conference foes – the big, bad Miami Heat.
The fifth seeded Chicago Bulls are yet again the underdogs as they are taking their talents to South Beach on Monday to begin their series with the top seeded and defending Champion Miami Heat.
Miami, who spanked the Milwaukee Bucks in four games and has been resting for a week, are the obvious series favorites as BronBron just snagged another MVP title, they had the best record in the NBA during the regular season and they’re stacked with athletic talent.
The depleted Bulls are still without their franchise stud Derrick Rose, key players such as Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng have been plagued with injury and illness and they just played an extremely physical seven-game series with the Nets. But don’t rule the Bulls out completely, it’s the NBA playoffs and anything can happen.
Bulls fans know better than anyone that their team can rise to the occasion no matter the situation and play with heart, hustle and as much muscle as they have. Head Coach Tom Thibodeau always says, “we have enough to win.” If there’s one team who’s not afraid to play Lebron and company, it’s the Chicago Bulls.
Get ready for some intense basketball and some seriously entertaining post game fashion (yes, that’s a palm tree sweater) as the Miami Heat will deliver both throughout this second round series. Let the emotional roller-coaster that has been the Bulls 2013 post-season continue.