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August 30, 2016 View email in browser
 

Decisions, decisions

The Bears cut their roster to the league-mandated 75 today. But the next round (from 75 to 53) on Saturday could prove more difficult. What to do about Pernell McPhee, the team’s highest-paid defensive player who is still rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee? The Bears’ Super Bowl odds are trending down (which is no surprise given the 0-3 preseason record). Should you draft Jeremy Langford on your fantasy football team? Alshon Jeffery? This and much more is covered on the our Bears podcast.

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Numbers game

A 14-pitch at-bat for Jake Arrieta, and a 13-inning win for the Cubs last night. Joe Maddon has a lot (too many?) outfielders – how to choose between Jason Heyward and Jorge Soler?

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Man with the plan

Theo Epstein isn’t looking too far ahead. After all, his 2011 Red Sox blew a nine-game lead in September. But then again, that team didn’t have a Bryzzo.

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Central problems

Last night = White Sox’s 27th loss in their last 38 division games. Let’s check the calendar, and oh dear … 21 straight Central games on the horizon.

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More opinions

From coaches to Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, everyone has an opinion about Colin Kaepernick’s opinion. The whole situation also highlights the NFL’s complex history with patriotism.

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On campus

Brian Kelly says if left up to him, four of the six Notre Dame players arrested would play in Sunday’s season opener. As for Wisconsin and LSU, they just want to take the leap.

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Full count

Vote now for the greatest Cubs and White Sox starting pitcher, and Cubs and White Sox relief pitcher.

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