Back on the (band) wagon

Rose's return to health a factor in improved play

Updated: January 31, 2010, 9:53 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It is believed P.T. Barnum originated the bandwagon, which was the mode of transportation for his circus bands in the 19th century. Years later, politicians began using them for campaign purposes and soon after, Teddy Roosevelt coined the phrase "jumping aboard the bandwagon."

No record of when people first started jumping off bandwagons, but it's thought to be around the same time "Us against the world" was popularized, which is the mindset Bulls center Joakim Noah said the Bulls ...

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