Originally written March 25, 2013 on Fox Sports:
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Deep down, Chicagoans don't prefer restaurants with ferns and fancy food as much as joints with sausage and beef, and don't skimp on the peppers. No lightweight palm trees, they are still fighting 20 degrees and snow in spring. And in sports, they prefer winning but accept losing, as long as the other guy goes home with a bloody nose. That's what's giving Chicago a hard time accepting the case of Derrick Rose. This was a Chicago kid who came home to be the next Chicago sports icon. He has spoken out against the epidemic gun violence against kids on the streets. Chicagoans feel he is one of them. Yet, he just will not take the court and play a game for the Chicago Bulls. Rose had surgery nearly 11 months ago for a torn ACL in his knee. It's a normal time frame for reconstructive surgery, but Adrian Peterson returned from the same surgery faster to play dominant football. So now Chicago is asking itself: Is Derrick Rose soft? That's unfair, of course. No o...
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