The Bulls haven’t done a very good job of explaining some of the lingo to players. Joakim Noah had no idea why the Bulls’ annual November road swing is called the circus trip.
Answer: Because the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus moves into the United Center for about two weeks, forcing the Bulls and Blackhawks to hit the road.
"That’s why they call it the circus trip?" Noah said. "I was like, ‘Why do they always call it the circus trip? What’s so circus about it?’ I didn’t even know that."
Though to be fair, one could've made an alternate definition of the Bulls' circus trip as to mean they usually put on a clown show.