Chicago Sports Holiday Wish List
In honor of the Christmas holiday, here are my holiday wish lists for Santa from various people and teams in Chicago sports. Enjoy!
Chicago Bulls: Someone who can shoot over 30% from the field, a new coach, and a big 2010 free agent (i.e. Wade, James, Bosh, Johnson, etc.).
Vinny Del Negro: Competence and a miracle.
Joakim Noah: An all-star bid and a blunt
Derrick Rose: A killer instinct.
Tyrus Thomas: Higher basketball IQ.
Chicago Bears: An offensive line, a #1 wide receiver (whatever that means), draft picks, a secondary.
Lovie Smith: To buy that billboard back, a new defensive scheme.
Matt Forte: The 2008 season.
Orlando Pace: The 1998 season.
Greg Olsen: A haircut.
Jay Cutler: Help.
Brian Urlacher: Youth.
Bears Defense: A real defensive coordinator with a scheme and the personnel to execute that scheme.
Ron Turner: A clue.
Chicago Blackhawks: A Stanley Cup.
Patrick Kane: A fake ID.
Buff: A personality.
Adam Burish: Birth control and an STD test.
Jonathan Toews: A spot on Team Canada.
Joel Quenneville: NOT a razor.
Chicago Cubs: A power-hitting outfielder that isn’t lazy (Soriano) obnoxious (Bradley) or an underachiever (Fukudome), a bullpen, a hitting coach, a World Series.
Jim Hendry: For one of his big contracts to actually earn their money.
Lou Piniella: To make it one more year without a heart attack.
Ryan Theriot: Learn how to run bases.
Carlos Marmol: Command of the strike zone.
Carlos Zambrano: Command of his emotions.
Illinois Football: A better game-coach.
Ron Zook: A better game-coach.
Illinois Basketball: Consistency.
Demetri McCamey: A brain.
Mike Davis: Heart.
Mike Tisdale: Courage.
Chicago White Sox: A new GM and coach, a fifth starter, undo the Rios deal, and get Aaron Rowand back.
Ozzie Guillen: Anger management.
Alexis Rios and Andruw Jones: Bat at least a combined .300.
We can only hope that these wonderful Christmas wishes all come true. Have any other Chicago sports holiday wishes? Add them in the comments. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to NQTC readers everywhere.