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NOAH RAP by Michael Durr

YO! It's the dream machine Gonna bring Chicago that golden bling Have you ever seen Noah REBOUND? Slammin and Jammin to the new swing sound Yeah, everybody let's move Vanilla is back with da New Block Groove Gonna rock, And roll this place With the power of Joakim Noah's face. Buckets, ya know what I'm layin' Devastate the floor while da Bulls are sayin'

Noah, Noah, RAP! Noah, Noah, RAP! GO GO GO GO! Go Noah, Go Noah, GO: Go Noah, Go Noah, GO! Go Noah, Go Noah, GO: Go Noah, Go Noah, GO! GO GO GO GO!

Fans, fill in da seats Watch da flames when the NOAH gets HEAT Feel it, if you know what I said Give it up, for those heroes in red Just flowin, day after day Kickin' it up, play by play Cause in this life there's only one winner You better aim high so you can be the center In it to win it, That's what this team is for Chicago Bulls that you gotta adore it's the

Noah, Noah, RAP! Noah, Noah, RAP! GO GO GO GO! Go Noah, Go Noah, GO: Go Noah, Go Noah, GO! Go Noah, Go Noah, GO: Go Noah, Go Noah, GO! GO GO GO GO!

Villains you better run and cower Because one day you might meet the tower So choose your path and don't slip Thibs is in control with the voice of the grim rip Rockin' the crowd the way it should be rocked Benny in da house dropin' it like it's hot You know it's hittin, Like Joakin Noah When the ball starts tippin, You better check your level The power of the Noah is strong Fightin' opponents 'til they're all gone

Noah, Noah, RAP! Noah, Noah, RAP! GO GO GO GO! Go Noah, Go Noah, GO: Go Noah, Go Noah, GO! Go Noah, Go Noah, GO: Go Noah, Go Noah, GO! GO GO GO GO!

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The Wedding Day PreGame by Michael Durr

On October 19, 2013 not only did I get to marry a beautiful, smart, strong, fun, perfect girl, (despite being from the same town as the Pacers) but I also had the dream of the A and B team come true. Over the years I have attended, stood up and photographed many weddings. It was no secret I wanted to do something that I had never seen. Being that I have a lot of guy friends and each one is as important to me as the next. I decided not to have the traditional "groomsmen" or "ushers." I decided to create an A-Team and a B-Team. The A-Team aka The Pillars consisted of my best man Jim and a solid group of gentleman that were not only influential in my life but have been apart of my life for many years. The B-Team aka The Band of Misfits is another solid group of gentleman that influenced my life, for better or worse. haha. This was incredibly thought out. All the jersey numbers correspond to real Bulls players. The A-Team corresponding to the 90's Bulls and the B-Team corresponding to the current Bulls.I remember becoming overwhelmed when I got engaged on December 25, 2012, only because the planning started about 30 minutes after the proposal. During that 30 minutes, as I heard Lindsay and her mom talking about locations, photographers, dresses, etc. etc. I thought about this and it came out even better than I imagined.

Photography by Cal Engel

Michael Durr #23

The A-Team (The Pillars) Jim Braniff #33 Mark Baluga #10 Glen Hilton #34 James Hultgren #25 Cal Engel #54 Landon Erwin #7

The B-Team (The Band of Misfits) Matt Mills #1 Cody Jankowski #13 David Starke #5 Steve Fischer #9 Rob Tarpey #21 Matt Bridges #22

Benchwarmers Chris Berry #24 Dustin Wissmiller #91

Thank you Jessica Strickland for helping my dream come true.

Special Thanks to the NBA Store and the Chicago Bulls!

Go Bulls!

The Trifecta by Michael Durr

On January 23, 2012 da Chicago Bulls beat the New Jersey Nets and when da Bulls win big so do the fans! (That's me!)I received three wins on my Chicago Bulls Contest Card Packet, including a free medium coffee from Dunkin' Donuts, a buy one get one free Hinckley Springs gallon of water, and of course the 100+ point Big Mac from McDonald's (ba da ba ba ba). I always love the moment during the game when there's tension throughout the United Center. Da Bulls were up 20 points with 3 minutes left in the fourth quarter, but there was still tension. Why? Because until the Bulls hit that 100th point no one is truly happy. Thank you Rip for putting us over the edge last night. We're all happier and unhealthier. Final score Bulls 110 Nets 95. GO BULLS!