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What is the most outlandish thing you've done for your love of the Bulls? (or basketball in general).

I admit I haven't done anything too crazy but I faked like I was sick so I could go to a friend's house and watch Rose and Best's first game in Chicago. The game started at 5:30 LA time and I work until 6:00. I stumbled into my bosses office around 4:30 clutching my stomach insisting I had to leave. Then I jogged to my car, blasted the stereo and watched the Bulls beat the Knicks.

What have you all done?
 

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I was living and working in London during most of the second three-peat. Most games were not televised even the playoffs. I would get up early before work and pull down the archived Bulls radio broadcast the morning after the games. The hard part was trying to avoid the score while I pulled up the broadcast.

This was the craziest - I fly into Israel one night after midnight and got up at 3am to watch the Bulls live. It was worth it as it was the last game that MJ suited up for the Bulls.
 

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I went to a Bulls game the year the dynasty broke up :dead:
But hey, at least they won...
 

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Ahhhh the memories....

Probably watching every single televised Bulls game the past 4 seasons (I missed a handful of course). Painful to watch, but as a fan, I still got excited. I really thought Kornel David had a future... seriously. Eh.

Second to that, in 1999 I had an 'inside tip' that Jerry Krause was taking prospective draft picks out to a certain Chinese restaurant near the Berto Center. Me and a colleague (who worked there) proceeded to frequent that restaurant and even follow those stars into the bathroom to talk/get autographs. Francis, Davis and Odom were spotted w/ Jerry K that summer. Ah, that was fun! <b>side note:</b> Jerry K doesn't tip well.

Lastly, can't tell you how many times I've been 'escorted' out of the Berto Center parking lot. I had a temp job across the street the summer MJ made his first comeback. Never saw MJ, but got to know the security guy really well.

Go Bulls.


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Originally posted by <b>Vin Diesel</b>!
Ahhhh the memories....

Probably watching every single televised Bulls game the past 4 seasons (I missed a handful of course). Painful to watch, but as a fan, I still got excited. I really thought Kornel David had a future... seriously. Eh.
Me too. Except for the Kornel David part.
:laugh:

I am a lawyer. I can't say its "crazy" like zany, or anything, but in whe championship years, I had an office that had a view of Grant Park and the bandshell (from the rear). Every year we would watch the championship celebrations from portable tv's in our offices and watch the crowds in Grant Park and the team bus and player cars being escorted up Columbus Drive to the bandshell. The last year, I rescheduled the deposition of a surgeon (surgeons are hard to schedule in the first place) so that I could follow the routine and watch the celebration. Like Lizzy, I had to make up a phony illness in order to avoid the doc charging me $1,500 for the time he had put aside. As I said, its not exactly "whacky" but its the best I could think of, other than acting like a fool while watching games in various Lincoln Park drinking establishments back when I was in school, and I'd just as soon forget most of those stories.
 

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I try to watch as many games as possible on TV. I am not living in Chicago so I can only depend on WGN, TNT, etc. to bring me the games. One thing that I do is that reading everything about them. I have like a list of 10 websites that I visit daily just to see the Bulls News. Sometimes i miss work and late to class because of it. But it's all worth it. However, I was not a big fan of Kornel. Sorry! :)
 

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I had to travel to Europe during Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Bulls and Sonics. That was the game where they led by 25 points by half. I was literally taking off when the game tipped. After takeoff, I asked the pilot if he could tune in a national radio station and he was able to pick up ESPN.

He announced to the whole plane that the game was available on radio on the airplane . I think he turned off one of the music channels to replace it with the game. I got to listen to the whole thing and it was awesome.

Also, I spent a lot of time in Asia during the very same series. So I was getting up at like 4:00 AM in India and 7:00 AM in China to watch the Bulls. When they finally beat the Sonics in Game 6, I remember heading down to breakfast and feelilng very alone that there was no one with whom to share my pure joy.
 

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Jordan has his annual basketball camp for kids about a block from my house, and after years of unsuccessful attempts to get inside to see MJ scrimmage or get an autograph, I "borrowed" some kids camp shirt and joined a line of campers heading into the gym. I got to see him scrimmage, but didn't get a 'graph. The following year, I worked as a caddy for several months in order to save up the $800 or whatever it was to go to the camp, and I got an authentic pinstripe jersey (which I also saved up for) signed. I'm happy to report it is now valued in the $1500-$2000 range, according to the guy at my local card shop. Other than that, I also watched most of the games in the past few years (and even went to a few)
 

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Well, this is what happen in basketball general:

Back when I use to go to junior high it was in the eight grade I'm in the basketball team and we have this policy that if you don't come to practice your teammates make a vote rather to play or not play the next game.

I never missed a practice then that day I was very, very, very sick just say I have a coughing amona or whatever spell that damn word. I missed practice and missed school that day and the next day was the last game. The next day I still sick with high fever like 100 degrees with coughing amona I wanted to play so I went my fever was still hot but not as bad when I left home but I have that coughing amona still. I wanted to play the coach ask my teamates if they let me play and they all agree they let me play.

So I play even the coach start me. I was playing not bad a d. And of course that time my offensne isn't that good. Man I was keep coughing and coughing remember I have a coughing amona and sick bad too and I still play because I wanted to play never missed a game and wanted to play especially it was the last game especially the last game when its my last time play for junior high before come to high school.

We won and I make one point with the free throw(Back then I suck in free throws like Shaq.) It was the very first time I make a point in real b-ball game then especially how much I being through a year before with my dad pass away and all.

Thats the most crazy thing I do with a coughing amona and high fever playing b-ball.

:D And if I have to I can do it again dammit! :laugh:
 

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Originally posted by <b>LoaKhoet</b>!
I try to watch as many games as possible on TV. I am not living in Chicago so I can only depend on WGN, TNT, etc. to bring me the games. One thing that I do is that reading everything about them. I have like a list of 10 websites that I visit daily just to see the Bulls News. Sometimes i miss work and late to class because of it. But it's all worth it. However, I was not a big fan of Kornel. Sorry! :)

I dont live in chitown bu i could watch the all the games they play on WGN, TNT and against boston,NYC and new jersey because i live in NEW England. So this season the next game will be on YES network, and i have fox sports new england i get to watch the first game in this network, and the knicks on MSG. I wish i live in chitown. Maybe ill moved there when i get older.
 

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Crazy, maybe. Passionate, yes.

More amusing than crazy, but last summer of college at U of Illinois I took a summer field-mapping class in Utah. We had to watch our Bullies playoff game (2nd 3-peat) while camping on the road-trip out there. We watched the Bulls game on a grainy TV at a bar in Devils Junction (or something like that, the turn-off to Devil's Tower). The bar had swinging doors exactly like an old west movie. There were more dogs than people frequenting the bar, walking in and out under the swinging doors.
 

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When the Bulls played the Lakers in Finals, I was on vacation in Hawaii with some of my friends. On my birthday my friend had lined up this big surprise at a bar and told me to meet them there for happy hour. Once I learned that the bar didn't have TVs, I blew them off and watched the game at a sports bar. Surprise or no surprise, I was glad I stayed to watch the game (as it was the game where Jordan went to lay the ball up with his right hand, then at the last minute on the way down he switched hands and made it on the opposite side with his right. That wasn't crazy, but does express my love for the Bulls.

Like Vin, I don't think I've missed a game in the last few years either (thanks to NBA League Pass). If I am out of town or just can't watch the game live, I record the game without fail. It's not uncommon for me to wake up in the middle of the night (when I can't sleep) and pop the tape in and watch the game. It didn't matter if they lost by 20 or by 2. Yes, that's right ...I'm obsessed.

A girl in college pretended that she was a diehard Bulls' fan just to get me to spend the weekend with her (over going to Mexico with my friends).
 

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When we played vs Portland in the Finals I lived in Seattle... I drop to the Rose Garden and was a single Bulls fan in a sea of Blazers fans.

I talked smack the whole game and I was threatened to have my Jordan jersey ripped off of me.

It was fun.
 
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