The big story this past week was the Tony Stewart accident, and NASCAR's dropping the ball with rules. Pops has a problem with the Little League World Series and all the television cameras being put in front of their faces. Is it too much for kids this young? Also, the Clippers have finally been sold giving the NBA another positive mark for handling problems while all the other leagues continue to drop the ball. Team USA is also up for debate with the Paul George injury and the risk to the stars for the 'World Cup' of basketball.
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This week's episode tackles steroids for the Hall of Fame in baseball, the unwritten MLB rules, trade deadline reactions, the dominoes falling as collegiate players getting paid comes closer and closer, a short Purdue football preview as they can't get much worse. And let's not forget the Duel at High Noon.
We tackle the early Olympic Hockey to start off. The Rooskis and the United States faced off early, but Sweden got an easy pod. Can either beat the Canadians? Pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training. Who is even on the Cubs' roster? Can any kids make an impact right off the bat? Rick Hahn has worked a lot of magic this season with the White Sox and made them a whole lot younger. Will they pan out?
We of course have to start with the Super Bowl. It was billed as being one of the best recently, but it was awful. Seattle dominated, but was it because Peyton choked. Us Chicago fans may surprise you with our thoughts. After bad play the Blackhaws responded with an impressive West Coast trip in the best conference. And they've made a small trade that shakes up the lines a bit. And Tom Ricketts has seemingly gotten frustrated with the rooftop owners and may be threatening to move again. With all this frustration, could Epstein end his contract and just leave?
This week it's the Bulls who have come storming back in the terrible East. As well, the Carmelo Anthony rumors won't go away. Have opinions changed, does the Windy City want him? The NFL Hall of Fame has elected it's next class, but really it isn't that. It's the 'Hall of Very Good' and is up for criticism. As well, some that are already in get criticized as well. What does it mean to be Hall of Fame? And it's time for Fantasy Baseball as we get started with that.
This week we span Chicago. Despite trading Luol Deng, Coach Thibs has the Bulls on a roll towards the 3 seed. Tanaka signed, and not with either Chicago team. And with that, where did the Cubs' management get the money? The Blackhawks are struggling after a red hot start. What do they have left before the Olympics? We of course end with the Super Bowl, talking weather and plenty of criticism for Rodger Goodell.
This week starts off with a Blackhawks update as they showed up against some tough opponents. The Tanaka sweepstakes are getting hotter with rumors now saying both the Cubs and Sox are big time contenders to sign the Japanese hurler. And of course, the big event is the NFC Championship game. Seattle and San Francisco promises to offer a physical and good game of up and comers, opposite of what the AFC promises.
This week it's all about the Bulls and the NFC Playoffs. Chicago management surprised most when they cut salary by shipping Luol Deng out. They're showing foresight that most didn't think they had. There's a quick Blackhawks update as we get closer to the Olympics and Chicago will be sending out it's fair share, but the biggest thing going on is the NFL playoffs. Can anyone match the Seahawks physicality? All roads go through them.
This week it's all Chicago Bears. Matt Slauson and Tim Jennings got 4 year deals, but of course the big one is Jay Cutler. The length and amount surprised people, but it was really a shrewd move on Phil Emery's part. With the team eliminated from the playoffs we take a look at the Bear's free agents, especially on the defense.
This week, really the only good in Chicago is the Blackhawks. The Bears had two chances to close it out the NFC North and blew it. Bear's Questions What are some thoughts on the Packers' game and landscape going forward for the NFC North. Put on your coaching hat as well, which job do you want and not want? And it finishes up with some NFC playoff talk, focusing a lot on wild card weekend.