September 09, 2008
Almost three years ago to the, um, year, Deadspin's William F. Leitch set out to salute the most outstanding blogs for each NBA team. He called it "Blogdom's Best." It was all very cute. But a lot has changed in the last few years — Ballhype, Blog World, RSS feeds! — so we here at Ball Don't Lie have decided to take a second look. If you would like to nominate a specific team blog for selection, let us know right here. Up first: the Chicago Bulls.
They're up, they're down, they're in the middle of the road, and they're in a big city with lots of fans. Not only that, Chicago's dominant turn in the 1990s and worldwide appeal created millions of fans outside of Cook County, voracious in their appetite for news surrounding the Red and the Black. Thankfully, these three have the team covered. On websites.
Blog a Bull — Likely the first NBA blog any of us ever read, and certainly the first to include the word "blog" in its title. Matt was a pioneer, running things all the way back in 2003, when some of us were still working with a 28.8k connection and trying to decide whether or not the Bulls should sign Ira Newble, or Kendall Gill.
Full-court Press — OK, so the title isn't much, but we're just about running out of basketball puns that haven't been used up, and the content is good. K.C. Johnson is one of the better beat writers out there, and as mainstream blogs go, he runs a damn good one.
Thank You Isiah — Thank you, indeed. Thanks for taking on Jamal Crawford, Eddy Curry, and Jerome Williams' contract. Thanks for all those draft picks. Thanks for all that cap space, which the Bulls used to sign, uh, Ben Wallace. Still, we appreciate it, chief. We also appreciate the minds behind Thank You Isiah, an irreverent, wickedly funny, and always spot-on blog that doesn't always limit itself to Bulls-related machinations.