Bulls HQ

Ep. 55: What Are You Doing, Jim?

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) reacts to all the news surrounding the latest off court controversy between new head coach Jim Boylen and his players following the Bulls’ historic 56-point loss to the Boston Celtics. 

Ep. 54: The Hoiberg Era Is Over

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) reacts to all the news surrounding the firing of head coach Fred Hoiberg, John Paxson’s press conference (10:41), and answers all your questions relating to the end of the Hoiberg era (18:02). Later in show, friend of the show Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) calls in to give his perspective of Hoiberg’s departure (34:41).

Ep. 53: Welcome Back, Lauri

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred), host of the Chicago Bullseye and Big Red Bus podcasts, to discuss the return of Lauri Markkanen against the Houston Rockets. Topics discussed include: Markkanen’s play in his first game back (3:26), the decision to bring Markkanen off the bench (5:02), how Markkanen and LaVine will work together (15:20), the lack of depth at point guard hurting the young bigs (25:34), Wendell Carter’s huge night against the Detroit Pistons (33:30), and much more.

Ep. 52: Another Moral Victory

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by The Athletic Chicago writer Stephen Noh (@StephNoh) to discuss the Bulls’ latest loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.   Topics discussed include: The continued great play from Ryan Arcidiacono (3:35), Zach LaVine’s bounce back game (7:20), Wendell Carter Jr’s struggles (15:04), expectations for Lauri Markkanen when he returns next week (28:30), what the Kyle Korver trade may mean for Justin Holiday (37:51), and much more.

Ep. 51: Always A Quarter Short

On a new episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to discuss the Bulls’ most recent losses to the Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. Topics discussed include: The referees targeting Wendell Carter Jr (5:22), another very nice game from Jabari Parker (12:47), the dependence on Zach LaVine (20:33), Derrick Rose’s resurgence in Minnesota (29:24), back-to-back double-doubles for Justin Holiday (37:30), why Fred decided to name his band ‘Tight Pants Jimmy’, and much more.

Ep. 50: Tanksgiving

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Will Gottlieb (@wontgottlieb) to review Chicago’s impressive win over the Phoenix Suns. Topics discussed include: Jabari Parker’s best game as a Bull (4:18), Zach LaVine’s impressive return from illness (8:12), Ryan Arcidiacono hustling all over the United Center (10:55), and the battle in the middle between Wendell Carter Jr. and DeAndre Ayton (14:22).  Later in the show, attention turns to if the Bulls are bad (good?) enough to tank (18:40), Denzel Valentine’s season-ending injury (27:30), where the Bulls player figured in ESPN’s Real Plus-Minus release (32:41), and much more. 

Announcement: BullsHQ moving away from SoundCloud

Hello Bulls fans. Just a quick programming note letting you all know that BullsHQ has transitioned away from SoundCloud as its podcasting host to Libsyn. This news is more for those listeners who are used to following and downloading the show via SoundCloud. Going forward, unfortunately new episodes will not be available via SoundCloud. You will be able to go over the back catalogue here on SoundCloud, however all episodes, including all new shows will now be hosted over at Libsyn. In light of this, I’m hoping this doesn’t cause too much drama for those listeners who have supported and downloaded the show via SoundCloud. You can now get BullsHQ over at Libsyn, in addition to iTunes and Stitcher — which should be unaffected by this change — and now Spotify too.

Ep. 49: The Jabari Parker Experiment Has Failed

Back again this week for another instalment of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to discuss the embarrassing loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.  Topics discussed include: Zach LaVine’s struggles over the last 10 games (1:30), Fred finally gives Justin Holiday some praise (11:08), debating the point of Jabari Parker on this team (16:46), and much more.  Later in the show, Morten Jensen stops by to argue why the Parker experiment hasn’t been worth the time (38:25), and why Wendell Carter Jr. is the real deal (45:03). 

Ep. 48: Talking Bulls w/ Marc ‘Silvy’ Silverman

On the latest episode of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) and Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) are joined by a very special guest. Along with his broadcasting partner, Tom Waddle, hosting the ever popular Waddle and Silvy show on ESPN 1000, the BullsHQ boys had the great pleasure of talking Bulls with Marc ‘Silvy’ Silverman.  Topics discussed include: How Silvy became a Bulls fan (4:46), general impressions of coach Fred Hoiberg (9:43), how the Jabari Parker experiment has unfolded (18:21), management’s decision-making during the rebuild (24:29), and much more.  Later on the show, Mark and Fred revise and set the terms for their season-long bet, and Fred shares an epic tale from years gone by.

Ep. 47: Two Wins In One Week!

Back again this week for another instalment of BullsHQ, host Mark Karantzoulis (@mkhoops) is joined by Fred Pfeiffer (@cbefred) to discuss the changes to the starting unit post the Bobby Portis injury, the state of the team over the coming weeks without four key players, if the Bulls can recover from so many injuries, and much more.