Chicago Inside Slant for Breaking Sports


December 20, 2016 View email in browser

Quick question

Hey Bears, shouldn’t you know how to tackle at this point in the season/in your career/in the NFL? Asking for Steve Rosenbloom, because it seems as if John Fox’s team can’t or won’t execute one of the most basic techniques in football. Example 162: That’s the amount of yardage the Packers’ Ty Montgomery ate up on only 16 carries in Sunday’s loss. Example 60: The yardage on the Packers’ completion that set up the game-winning field goal. Fix that secondary, dudes. With two weeks remaining in the season (hashtag blessed), the 3-11 Bears currently hold the No. 4 spot in the 2017 draft. You’ll never guess who owns the top spot. OK, you guessed correctly. It’s the 0-14 Browns. You guys are smart.

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Sit now, get paid later

Call it the Jaylon Smith effect: Christian McCaffrey is the latest college star/future NFL draft pick to opt out of his team’s bowl game. Why? Rhymes with money.

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Nice win

A season-high 69 points in the 1st half — en route to a 31-point laugher over the Pistons— matched the Bulls’ entire output from Friday. Just think if they made their 3-pointers

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Dough for the Bread Man

If Artemi Panarin keeps this up (this = points), he’s fixing to get paid. If Ryan Hartman keeps this up (this = no penalties), he’ll get ice time. Tonight: Senators (7:30 p.m., CSN).

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How many resold tickets is too many on the secondary market? Just keep that in mind, Cubs season-ticket holders. Because the team is always watching – they’ve got bills to pay too.

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2016 in review

Brian Urlacher got hair. The Cubs won the World Series. Both of these things: Important and in 2016. More: Best sports photos and top national stories. Take a stroll down memory lane.

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