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November 16, 2016 View email in browser
 

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The Bears have had a week. And it’s only Wednesday. Let’s review. Sunday: A 36-10 faceplant against the Bucs, which subsequently dropped them in the NFL power rankings (don’t worry, they have good company with the rest of the NFC North). Monday: Receiver Alshon Jeffery was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s PED policy (don’t worry, it won’t stop him from getting a huge payday). Tuesday: Kyle Long, a three-time Pro Bowl, was placed on the IR with a season-ending ankle injury (don’t worry, oh, go ahead and worry). Wednesday: We’re too scared to look at the news. Ok, fine it isn’t all bad – Leonard Floyd and Jordan Howard, two of Ryan Pace’s draft picks, are paying off. And … that’s all we got. But let’s end this on a positive note: Here are the Bears’ 10 worst losses of the decade. Oh sorry, that was the opposite.

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Most Valuable Kris?

Award-poolza continues, with Kris Bryant up for MVP. Today: Jon Lester vs. Kyle Hendricks (and someone else) for Cy Young. Yesterday: Joe Maddon was 2nd in the NL manager vote.

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D’oh Cubs D’oh

Before the Cubs’ World Series title made his 32-year-old “Go Cubs Go” a chart-topper, Steve Goodman’s family reportedly sold away the publishing rights to his songs. That’s so Cub.

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Off to a good start

The Bulls began their six-game trip impressively: A 113-88 win in Portland, where they had lost 11 of 14. Jerian Grant tallied 18 points in his start for Rajon Rondo. Today: An off day.

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Off to en ‘eh’ start

You knew it couldn’t last forever. The Blackhawks’ 11-game point streak ended last night in Winnipeg, with a 4-0 loss to the Jets. Today: An off day.

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You look familiar

Ex-Cub Mark Grudzielanek is the White Sox’s new Triple-A manager. Ex-Sox Willie Harris will make his managerial debut in Class A. Maybe they’ll manage these players one day.

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