Fed-Up Bulls Fans Unveil 'Fire GarPax' Billboard In West Loop
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 19, 2017 10:16PM
Never let it be said that Bulls fans lack passion—or don't get things done.
A string of questionable front-office moves—capped off by the heartbreaking, low-return trade of Jimmy Butler last month—propelled a group of Bulls fans to really let know management know how they felt.
Not long after the Butler fiasco, lifelong Bulls fan Brendon Henderson helmed up a crowdfunding campaign to launch a billboard, publicly calling for the firing of Bulls GM Gar Forman and VP of basketball operations John Paxson—unaffectionately known as GarPax.
Not surprisingly given some Bulls' fans current state of mind, the campaign snowballed, tapping out at over $8,000 raised. And now their fundraising efforts have actualized. Behold the "Fire GarPax"—in a much improved design over the preliminary look, if we might add.
"This message was made possible by the donations of Bulls fans worldwide," it reads along the bottom.
The billboard went up Wednesday, on the corner of Lake and Racine, in the West Loop. That's a scant mile from the United Center. Wonder if they pass it on their way to work?