9. I think Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is a victim of medical science. Miraculous recoveries from major injuries for athletes, who are now doing everything but regenerating limbs, have become so commonplace that anyone who doesn’t rush back post-haste is questioned.
Despite being a Chicago native and the resurrector of the Bulls, that is happening to Rose, who is being excoriated by Chicago media for his non-comeback. One newspaper columnist said that the best way the 2011 NBA MVP can help the Bulls now is to say he’s done for the season.
10. I think it’s good to see Mariano Rivera back where he belongs. The Yankees closer emeritus started Monday tied for the AL lead in saves with 11 and sporting a 2.19 earned run average in his return from a torn ACL. Pulling for the Pinstripes is hard. Rooting for the 43-year-old Rivera, the epitome of grace under pressure, in his final season is not.