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  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/30/2014

Do professional athletes need more time off?

LeBron James is pushing for the NBA to give players a week off at the mid-season All Star Break, but don't they get enough time off already?

  Should Rose skip playing for U.S. basketball team

So many NBA players who are worried about getting hurt are sitting out of playing for the U.S. basketball team, Mike North wonders if Derrick Rose should too.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/29/2014

Is it time for NFL owners to sell high?

Professional sports franchises are selling for billions of dollars and the bubble may be about to burst. NFL owners may want to consider selling now before it does.

  Daily Herald Column - 7/29/2014

The Hall of Fame hit a home run this year
Mike North would gladly take new Hall of Famers Tony La Russa, from left, Joe Torre or Bobby Cox to manage his team.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/28/2014

Congrats, Hall of Famers

Mike North runs through the impressive resumes of the 2014 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  Bears' defense needs to keep step with offense

Since the teams in the NFC North this year are all capable of putting up some numbers, Mike North thinks it will be more about which defense can stop the high scoring offenses the best.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/25/2014

Soccer is a fringe sport

After the World Cup ended, America went right back to not caring about soccer

  Daily Herald Column - 7/25/2014

Is it right move to trade for Kevin Love?
Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, scoring past the Bulls' Jimmy Butler, continues to be involved in trade talks.

  Wrong about Rizzo and Castro

Mike North admits he was wrong about Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo and says Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein might have been right to sign them to 6 year deals.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/24/2014

Where will Kevin Love land?

Is the Bulls' offer for Kevin Love too much? Maybe, but who has the pieces to pry Love from Minnesota?

  Guess who stopped by Pappy land? My man Mancow

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/23/2014

Why doesn't L.A. want the NFL?

The NFL is pushing hard to get two teams moved to Los Angeles, but the fans there don't want a team.

  Gaming Today Article - 7/23/2014

  Bulls look like contenders in East

As Mike North reviews the Bulls roster, he ranks them as the best team in the Eastern Conference.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/22/2014

Tiger Woods is done

Now that the golf world has turned it's attention to Rory McIlroy, it's time to admit that Tiger Woods will never be the golfer he once was.

  Daily Herald Column - 7/22/2014

ESPN's Tirico at the top of his game
ESPN broadcaster Mike Tirico is well versed in a variety of sports as he anchors coverage for the NFL, World Cup soccer, and golf.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/21/2014

Tirico is the best in the business

Mike North wants to give credit to Mike Tirico, who is probably the best commentator in the business right now.

  $300,000 won on Mcllroy bet

Rory Mcllroy's father and his friends placed bets on the phenom when he was 15 to win the British open and now they are getting to cash in after yesterday's victory

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/18/2014

Golf needs Tiger Woods

The British Open is more exciting than anything golf has done in months, and that's because Tiger Woods has returned.

  Daily Herald Column - 7/18/2014

Don't expect Ozzie Guillen to get his wish
Ozzie Guillen could be a better manager the second time around in Chicago, but Mike North doesn't believe he'll ever get the chance to prove it.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/17/2014

All-Star break is missed opportunity

While all of the other professional sports in their off season, now would be an ideal time for the MLB to be playing games instead of taking a break.

  Second half baseball preview

It's good we have some individuals to watch in baseball like the White Sox' Chris Sale and Jose Abreu and the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro, but Mike North doesn't think their respective teams have very good futures.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/16/2014

MLB 2nd Half Preview

Mike North previews the second half of the MLB season and give you his World Series predictions.

  Gaming Today Article - 7/16/2014

  Hinrich a good signing for Bulls

Mike North sees the Kirk Hinrich signing with the Bulls as an excellent move, and if Derrick Rose can return at even 80 percent, expect good things from this team this year.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/15/2014

The All-Star Game is Boring

The Home Run Derby was boring, the All-Star Game is boring, but Mike North is still going to watch.

  Daily Herald Column - 7/15/2014

Except for Cleveland, Bulls put together best off-season
Pau Gasol (16), who signed with the Chicago Bulls, averaged 17.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game last season for the Los Angeles Lakers.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/14/2014

Free Agency Winners & Losers

NBA Free Agency has been exciting. Now that most of the big names have signed, Mike North is ready to declare winners and losers for this offseason.

  Chicago baseball all stars

Mike North is pleasantly surprised the Cubs and White Sox have a total of five players making the all-star team this year.

  Tasty Trade Minute - 7/11/2014

The HR Derby is BORING

The MLB Home Run Derby is past its prime and boring to boot, but Mike North will still be watching.