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Hey, loyal readers. Just making sure all the technological stuff is working well. Make a habit of checking this address and not the old one ...

News? It looks like former Bulls basketball star Marlyn Bryant will be a part of the new ABA pro basketball team, the Tampa Bay Strong Dawgs, who will play at the University of Tampa and practice in Wesley Chapel. The team has tryouts on Aug. 19, but I can't imagine them getting a talent level where Bryant can't make the roster. He played professionally in Mexico this past year and is back in town for the summer ...

I'm trying to track down a photo of Andre Hall in a Bears uniform. The transaction barely registered a blip on the Chicago sports radar -- a single line in the Chicago Tribune, and the Rockford Register Star reported that Hall was "signed for depth purposes," with Tony Hollings recently released and Thomas Jones nursing a sore hammy.

The most love for Hall came from the Courier News Online, a suburban Chicago paper. And for all you folks who got Hall's autograph as "Andre Hall #36" from his Buc days, that rare signing's value should soar skyward -- Hall will wear jersey No. 25 with the Bears, according to the official site's roster.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:14am]


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