Monday, November 15, 2010

Chitown Sports Update

  • No news, really, from either major league baseball team. We're starting to hear a name here and there that the teams might be interested in, like Jon Garland and Adam LaRoche on the north side, and of course Adam Dunn on the south side, if Paul Konerko decides to go to Arizona to finish his career. But nothing concrete.

  • The Bulls appear to be improving, beating the Golden State Warriors soundly at home, then handling the Washington Wizards, also at home. Now they go on their circus trip, 7 road games in a row. Three will be in Texas, then it's on to Los Angeles and other west coast teams. This trip has been the downfall of many Bulls' teams, and was even hard for the team back in the Jordan days. But this is a new team. It will be interesting to see how they handle it. I heard one beat reporter say that he thought if they came back 2-5, they'd have to consider it a decent trip.

  • The Black Hawks have looked like anything but defending Stanley Cup champs, but I think they're finally getting healthy. Dave Boland gets back soon (maybe he has already returned!) and Marion Hossa should be back soon. They too depart on their own extended road trip while the circus is in town.

  • The Bears are 6-3 after beating the Vikings at home yesterday. That isn't at all bad. Certainly better than most expected. They're 3-0 in the division, tied by record for the top spot, but owning the tie breaker with Green Bay. Currently that puts them in first place in the NFC North.

  • Earlier in the year I read that the Bears' offensive line would need about half the season to really get comfortable with the new scheme and with each other. They've played better the last couple weeks in victories over the Buffalo Bills and now the Vikings. And they go to Miami, on a short week, with Miami down to their third string QB, and their right tackle and their leading rusher listed as doubtful for Thursday night's game.

That's it for today, I think.


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