By Doug Halberstadt
Recently, I had it pointed out to me that I haven’t written anything about the Chicago Bulls in a long time. I’m guilty as charged. It’s not because I haven’t been paying attention to them. I know Derrick Rose is back in a limited role and slowly trying to get back up to full speed. I know so far this season they’ve played much better on the road (10-3) than they have at the United Center (2-5).
This morning when I opened my email, it was like a glaring sign that I needed to write about the Bulls today. The email was from Chili’s. What does the restaurant Chili’s have to do with the Chicago Bulls, you may ask? Allow me to explain.
They are currently promoting a sweepstakes in their participating stores in the Chicagoland and central Illinois area (the Rockford and Loves Park locations included) called “Capture the Bull.” The contest gives fans the opportunity to win the “Ultimate Bulls VIP Experience.”
To enter the drawing for dinner for two at Chili’s, two 100-level tickets to a selected Bulls game, round-trip VIP transportation, two pre-game passes and your photo displayed on the main scoreboard, all you have to do is snap a picture with the Benny the Bull cutout in the restaurant and then post that picture on Twitter using #Chilis.Mention@ChicagoBulls.
There is no purchase necessary, and you must be 18 years or older to enter. One grand-prize winner will be chosen by the Chicago Bulls at the end of December 2014.
In addition to the Chili’s contest, you might be interested in the fact that the Bulls have two home games this week. Tonight (Wednesday, Dec.10) they play the Brooklyn Nets, and on Friday, Dec. 12, they welcome the Portland Trail Blazers to town.
I hope this helps quench the thirst for a Bulls column. If you do enter the sweepstakes, I’d love to see your photos.
Doug Halberstadt can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
From the Dec. 10-16, 2014, issue