Paul Sullivan: What did an epic Chicago Bulls loss during a snowstorm in a pandemic sound like? No audible groans — just silence.

A sound effect conspicuously absent at most sporting events during COVID-19 has been the audible groan that occurs during the defining moment of a shocking loss. You may remember it. It’s the sound heard at Soldier Field when Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey double-doinked the game-winning field-goal attempt at the end of the playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in January 2019. Or the one heard at Wrigley Field when Chicago Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel served up back-to-back, ninth-inning home runs to the St. Louis Cardinals in a mind-numbing loss during the final homestand of the 2019 collap…

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