Every November, when things get a little chilly in Chicago, the hometown Bulls take off to warmer parts of the continental United States. Typically, the team heads out West to compete against a series of Western Conference opponents.
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Typically, in spite of some good-to-great NBA teams in Chicago over the last few decades, the Bulls lose a healthy portion of the games scheduled. Typically, the team and its fans dread the trip.
And, every year, the trip is forced upon the club and its Chicago Blackhawks co-tenant in the United Center by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, who take over the 22-year old stadium for a fortnight. The resulting turn around the league, for the Bulls, is called “The Circus Trip,” and they’ve gone 23-78 on it since Michael Jordan retired from the team in Feb.Read More »from The Chicago Bulls won't be forced on their dreaded 'Circus Trip' anymore