Chicago Inside Slant for Breaking Sports


November 7, 2016 View email in browser

Writing’s on the wall

Head over to Wrigley Field, specifically the outer brick wall at Waveland and Sheffield, for all the feels. There’s nary an inch of space left where fans have left well-wishes and thanks to the World Series champs, as well as names of relatives. And you don’t even have to BYOC (bring your own chalk). Fan Rob Simmons: “This means a lot, just how cool it is to be alive to see everything. Even today, when nothing is going on, people want to be here.” Yup, everyone wants a piece of the Cubs these days, from SNL to Disney World to late-night TV. Want more? 120 Sports is replaying key Cubs’ playoff games this week. Want more still? Take a look back at Friday’s massive parade and rally downtown, and how photographer Brian Cassella captured all the picture perfect moments during the postseason run. So, cough cough repeat cough cough? Here’s what the 2017 roster is likely to look like, possibly with Kyle Schwarber taking Dexter Fowler’s spot?

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Let’s go streaking

3 wins, then 3 losses. What’s up? “Those wins … they all had something in common, a defensive mindset out of the gate,” Fred Hoiberg said. Tonight: Magic (7 p.m., WGN).

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A beauty

Scott Darling: “It took every inch of me to get that one.” Actually, every inch plus his skate blade. That save gave the Blackhawks a 4-3 win in OT, with a few special guests in attendance.

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Remember football?

The Bears are back, and so is Marquess Wilson. The receiver has been on the PUP list (fractured left foot). At the midway point, a review of the offense, defense and rookies.

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B1G playoff

Could the Big Ten get two teams in the four-team College Football Playoff? Teddy Greenstein says absolutely. Looking at you, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin.

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