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Martellus Bennett is expected to show up for the start of training camp and the tight end is expected to stay in camp.
But with the Bears fantasist, you never know.
Last year, Bennett was suspended failing to work and play well with others. This year, there is the possibility of a holdout, which seems to have diminished like his chances of getting more money.
I don’t begrudge Bennett and Matt Forte for wanting all the money they can get, but if they didn’t want to be underpaid, then they shouldn’t have signed the contract.
If players don’t like the way contracts work in the NFL, then they can blame themselves and their union, the worst in pro sports.
I mean, football players can’t even get contracts guaranteed for the length of the agreement in a sport that destroys your brain as badly as it destroys your body.
If football players want to see how a union rules the game, look at baseball. Players in that sport are strong enough to kill seasons to get what they want. Football players cave.
Let coach Joel Quenneville simply dress only the eight forwards and four defensemen he trusts to play the way he wants.
If sharpshooter Doug McDermott can make the Summer League first team after making just two of 16 three pointers, then what does that say about the NBA’s young players?
I wanted to describe last week as the worst in sports annually, but then I remembered that Jay Cutler plays the Packers twice a year.
If Hall of Fame voters are going to keep out the likes of Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire for steroid use, real or strongly believed, then Hall voters also have to keep out Bud Selig for leading baseball in ignoring --- and arguably tacitly approving --- performance-enhancing drugs?
Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth --- who gets to Jack Nicklaus’ record for majors first?
If Jimmy Butler believes he and Derrick Rose have games that complement each other, then how does he explain going scoreless while Rose quit in the fourth quarter of Game 6 against the Cavs when they had a chance to show how their games complement each other at the most important time of the season? I’ll hang up and listen for some nonsense.
Is it just me, or does the White Sox’s honoring their 2005 World Series team last weekend argue as much fluke as accomplishment when viewed a decade later?
Ditto, 1985 Bears, times three.
Remember when you always wanted to play golf like Tiger Woods? Turns out, he always wanted to play golf like you.
If the NBA is going to seed the playoffs by conference records, then why bother with divisions? We ought to run conference standings on our agate page starting opening night because the only thing that matters is when the Bulls lose to LeBron James again.
When the Hawks play an outdoor game in Minnesota next season, their alumni will play a team made up of former Wild and North Stars. Please tell me someone’s going to take out Dino Ciccarelli.
So much has changed for the Bears since last season, but yet, nothing has changed for a franchise working on 30 years between Super Bowl titles.
New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said baseball might consider moving the trade deadline back perhaps a week, maybe two, whatever it takes until the Sox finally wake up and realize they’re done.
Manfred also said instant replay will be improved. But he said it would not involve robot umpires behind home plate because Manfred apparently favors strikes called at the shoelaces and in the other batter’s box.
The NBA can change all the free-agent deadlines and rules it wants, but that will do nothing except change the window of cheating.
The NFL wants Los Angeles far more than L.A. wants the NFL. Even if the NFL forces a team or two into the area, you watch, they’ll lose out to other Southern California pursuits such as traffic, SPF 15 and hijacking water.
Toews and Kane will take up 29 percent of the Hawks’ salary cap space next season. Rose will take up 30 percent of the Bulls’ salary cap space. Which team is getting the most value? I’ll hang up and listen for guffawing Hawks fans.
Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O’Neal had a Twitter war over whether an all-time Bulls team could beat an all-time Lakers team. These guys need jobs.
The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective ranked the Bears 21st overall and gave the team that’s completely changing its defense and not changing its starting quarterback a 25 percent chance of making the playoffs. The Harvard group also predicted the Dolphins would go to the Super Bowl. How many of you now want Harvard types in your fantasy league?
Aaron Kromer has gone from Bears offensive coordinator to Bears traitor to fired to jailed for punching a juvenile to suspended. When you consider the cases of Tank Johnson, Lance Briggs, Ricky Manning, Lance Louis, Sam Hurd, Evan Rodriguez, Josh Morgan and Ray McDonald, it appears the Bears’ alumni tradition the last 10 years involves answering the question: “How does the defendant plead?’’
As I understand it, when Miguel Montero is healthy, the Cubs will return Kyle Schwarber to the Fantastic Four.
John Danks finally is pitching well enough to get traded.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and NFL lawyers had agreed in 2013 and 2003 that sports betting is a skill, according to documents discovered by ESPN. Any day now, the NFL will admit that sports betting is the major reason for its success.
The Choice (and remember, death is not an option): Jay Cutler as your starting quarterback directing your offense or Shea McClellin as one of your starting inside linebackers directing your defense?
Former Cubs catcher John Baker tweeting after the “Schwarber Game:’’ “Something special about a #Cubs catcher wearing 12…good thing I left all those homers in that jersey. #Schwarber can flat. Out. HIT.’’
Email from Fr. Phil Danaher, pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Addison: “Thank you for your comments about the Cardinals continuing to have Oscar Taveras’ initial on their uniforms. As a Cardinal fan, I think it’s disgraceful that they honor someone who killed an innocent person when driving while intoxicated. I’m surprised MADD hasn’t made any public statements.
"P.S.: I’m hoping that one day I can incorporate your ‘death is not an option’ phrase in one of my sermons.’’
Feel free to use any phrase you want, Father, and even though we’re not of the same faith,all I’d ask is that you put in a good word for me with the Big Guy.
Oh, and can you confirm whether Schwarber was born in an actual house in Middletown, Ohio, or a manger?