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That’s All She Wrote: The Bears Will Finish 8-8, Right?

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The Bears' offense huddles around Jay Cutler. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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By George Ofman-

(CBS) Think about this for a moment. Let’s say the Cubs get a 5,000 square foot scoreboard. And let’s say its 170 feet long. That means is will be about 30 feet high. High enough to block some of those roof tops. But two of the three rooftops in left field are owned by the same guy and he’s in Rickett’s camp.


Speaking of which, why didn’t Mike Lufrano, the Cubs attorney, disclose more information about the proposed jumbotron when Ricketts trumpeted his deal with the city? Because the team really doesn’t have a concrete plan yet, that’s why.


Why do I get the feeling when the Bulls open the playoffs against the Nets, Derrick Rose will be coming off the bench? OK, wishful thinking. Bulls in six, so long as Noah is healthy. Bulls in six if Rose magically appears.


The strength of the Bears schedule is 16th. That translates into 8-8, right?


Marc Trestman looked like the Eveready bunny during mini-camp. But will the Bears be able to learn his play book as fast as the new head coach traverses the field?


The more I see the Blackhawks, the better I like them. They went nine games without a power play goal and won eight of them.


Anyone who tells you the rooftop owners don’t have a leg to stand on if they want to sue the Cubs doesn’t know what they’re talking about. It would cost them too much to take the Cubs to court but they could easily gum things up if they wanted to. That’s why Ricketts described the 2004 contract signed with the rooftops as “awkward.”


Adam Dunn or Adam Done? How long do you bat a guy hitting .105? Robin Vetnura moved him out of the clean up spot, but when do you decide to move him out of the lineup for a few days? He’s has one hit in his last 33 at-bats. The Big Donkey is a big bust, so far.


Devin Hester, you are… a kickoff and punt returner – and nothing more. Now get ridiculous again.


This is what Will Leach, a writer for, just penned. “Wrigley Field feels like what a baseball game is supposed to feel like. And I better get out there and experience it while I can, because it’s about to change.  Monday, Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts announced his “demands” for a renovated Wrigley Field. And I have to say, I’m proud that the Chicago Tribune used the word “demands.” The Cubs ownership is basically treating Wrigley and the fan base like The Joker threatening Gotham with peril unless Batman reveals his identity.” Nowhere did Leach mention Ricketts is spending a half billion dollars of his own money and that it’s the neighborhood making demands on him. Leach is from Brooklyn. Here’s a thought, Will: Why don’t you help rebuild Ebbets Field while also checking your facts.


Cheers and boos to Lance Berkman. The veteran from the Texas Rangers hates Wrigley Field so much he exclaimed, “If they’re looking for a guy to push the button when they blow the place up, I’ll do it.” Many with that sentiment. Ever seen the visiting clubhouse? You have closets that are bigger. Please come back in a few years, Lance, when the place is a palace. But then Berkman said something really, really dumb. “Chicago’s one of the worst places in baseball… really for anything. Say Lance, I’ll take my town over Dallas, St. Louis, Houston and where ever you call home any day or chilly night of the year. Thanks for your call.


And that’s all she wrote.

George Ofman is a sports anchor and reporter for WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM. Look for him on Facebook and find him on Twitter at @georgeofman.

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