Category Archives: Taking the Bulls by the Numbers

The Martin Johnson Blog Network

I write…a lot. I write about music, mostly jazz. I write about sports, mostly basketball (though drill down deep enough here and you’ll find a late 2014 piece that correctly called the rise of the Chicago Cubs). I write about … Continue reading

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Bullish: Game 2 ECFR Reflections

Bullish is an attempt to parse the narrative of the Chicago Bulls season.  In most seasons, it’s pretty obvious (recently the narrative centered on the health and ability of Derrick Rose), this season is much more complicated.  I used to … Continue reading

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Bullish 04.18.17: Deep

Bullish is an attempt to parse the narrative of the Chicago Bulls season.  In most seasons, it’s pretty obvious (recently the narrative centered on the health and ability of Derrick Rose), this season is much more complicated.  I used to … Continue reading

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Bullish 04.17.17: On Game 1 of the First Round

Bulls 106 Celtics 102 With apologies to Zach Lowe, here are some things I liked and didn’t like. Likes The Bulls gameplan represented an intelligent and thorough understanding of their strengths and the Celtics weaknesses. In a word, it’s rebounding. … Continue reading

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Bullish 04.16.17: Rondo

Bullish 04.09.17:  The Rondo Effect Last summer, the Bull’s signing of point guard Rajon Rondo stuck out as the dumbest personnel move in an offseason fraught with a dozen of them.  Rondo had worn out his welcome on three different teams, the … Continue reading

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Okay, I Didn’t See That Coming

Hmmm, the Bulls minus Derrick Rose presents some interesting quandaries. Well as a fan, of course I think Chicago can still win it all.  The team I root for is a projection of my sense of self, and I think … Continue reading

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Catching Up: So What Happened to This Blog?

The long story short is simple.  I work at a new store, and for a few months we were in what might generous be called Con Edison limbo.  When they finally finished upgrading our power grid, we went into the … Continue reading

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