Chicago Inside Slant for Breaking Sports
November 21, 2016 View email in browser

Geez, where to start?

The Bears blew a 10-point lead in Sunday’s 22-16 loss to the Giants and lost four starters to injury. Then today, they lost their best tackler to a four-game PED suspension. So much bad with these 2-8 Bears. Zach Miller, Josh Sitton, Cre’Von LeBlanc and Leonard Floyd didn’t finish the game yesterday – add in an upcoming surgery for Kyle Long and wow. And today, Jerrell Freeman joined Alshon Jeffery on the suspended list for a PED violation. “Much like Alshon, I’m very disappointed,” coach John Fox said. “These guys understand all the parameters of the drug testing involved in our league. But much like Alshon, we move on and we’ll move on without Jerrell.” So, that’s the latest from Halas Hall. How many more days until the NFL draft? This just in: Jay Cutler might be done for the season. Bears, so much bad.

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Late show

Jimmy Butler put up a 40-spot on the Lakers as the Bulls improved to 3-1 on their circus trip. And Fred Hoiberg didn’t get ejected, unlike Saturday night. Are these Bulls for real?

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Sharing is caring

For the first six weeks of the season, it was all about the vets. But on the circus trip, the rookies have started scoring goals. Welcome to the party. Tonight: at the Oilers (8 p.m., CSN).

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All about the bling

Does “Try Not to Suck” belong on a piece of jewelry that could exceed $30,000? Perhaps, when it’s a Cubs World Series ring. Renovations (again) at Wrigley, and Ben Zobrist loves a parade.

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Schadenfreude Bowl

Michigan vs. Ohio State. For “all the marbles.” Loser gets chopped from the College Football Playoff. That’s the cold reality, and we aren’t just talking about snow angels.

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Major problem

Notre Dame saw a 17-point lead disappear, and their bowl hopes. But there’s a bigger problem: Another hit to the head for QB DeShone Kizer. Fix those rules, writes Paul Skrbina.

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