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Wednesday May 8, 2013 A LeBron-Joakim billboard, more on Wuerffel, Embree's run, plus more tidbits

Updated: 8:45am, May 8

Joakim Noah

This electronic billboard overlooking the Edens Expressway in Chicago entertains Bulls fans.

The NBA Playoffs are in full bloom and one of the more entertaining series of the second round is defending champion Miami facing an undermanned Bulls team featuring former Gators star Joakim Noah.

No one is giving the Bulls much of a chance but they pulled off a surprise with a Game 1 victory, inspired by the play of Noah.

Meanwhile, as you can see above, Commander Signs in Chicago is having a little fun with the matchup. The sign company's building overlooks the Edens Expressway and often features sports-related themes to entertain Chicago drivers as they commute to work.

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Meanwhile, here are some other Gator-related links from around the Internet this morning, topped by some reaction to former Gators quarterback Danny Wuerffel's election to College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday:

--Danny Wuerffel reflects on some lessons he learned from former coach Steve Spurriers writes David Jones of USA Today. college football columnist Tony Barnhart with his thoughts on Wuerffel's HOF induction.'s Michael DiRocco takes a look at how UF quarterbacks have fared in their second season in his latest blog.

--Gators assistant Joker Phillips was in Palm Beach on Tuesday night along with a real gator during a speaking engagement writes Jeff Greer of the Palm Beach Post.

--Meanwhile, Gators head coach Will Muschamp was in Polk County on the latest stop in his speaking tour writes Ray Beasock of The Lakeland Ledger.

--The Gators check in at No. 9 in his Post-Spring Top 25 writes Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated.

--Sometimes, all it takes is one look is the lead to this story on Gators tennis standout Lauren Embree in The Orlando Sentinel by Edgar Thompson.

--Former Gators standout Joakim Noah helped the Bulls surprise Miami in Game 1 and then passionately defended teammate Derrick Rose writes

--The Gators baseball team won its second in a row Tuesday night, defeating FAU 7-1 writes Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun.

--ICYMI, Gators softball coach Tim Walton was named SEC Coach of the Year and Hannah Rogers was a first-team All-SEC pitcher.

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