Posts Tagged ‘Benny The Bull’

Rajon Rondo debuts as TV analyst

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — As Celtics guard Rajon Rondo continues his comeback from last season’s knee injury, he still is building up his strength and endurance, so he still sits out the occasional second game of back-to-back games. Last night the Celtics had the second game of a back-to-back against Chicago. But instead of staying home, Rondo decided to try watching from the TV broadcast booth, as he spent the first half of the game working as a color analyst. (Benny the Bull was thrilled to see him.) Pretty cool to hear him explain plays and the thought behind the play design…


VIDEO: Rondo as analyst

(via SLAM)

Man Proposes To Bulls Dancer During Time Out


VIDEO: Bulls Proposal

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERBenny The Bull, the mascot in Chicago, has historically been one of the NBA’s best mascots. So during last night’s TNT game, when Benny sat a Bulls dancer in a chair at halfcourt, she appeared to have no idea what was happening but she went with it because, well, what else are you going to do?

What she obviously didn’t expect? For her boyfriend to pop out of the Inflatable Benny costume and propose at midcourt. She said yes, by the way, despite (as Reggie Miller points out) her fiance putting the ring on the wrong hand.

From everyone at NBA.com, congrats!

Benny The Bull Gets Jumped By Brooklyn Nets

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER – One of the NBA’s most venerable mascots is Benny the Bull, Chicago’s longtime fuzzy cheerleader. And as part of being an NBA mascot, it is important to have no fear of the opposition, as saw earlier this season with Denver’s Rocky and Russell Westbrook.

Just because we’re in the postseason, the mascot’s responsibilities don’t change. With the Brooklyn Nets in Chicago over the weekend for Game 4 of the Playoffs, Benny the Bull wandered onto the Nets’ end of the floor during pregame warmups. We’re not sure what Benny was doing out there, but if he was looking for a rumble, he found one at the hands of Brook Lopez and several of his teammates…
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