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Odd season for Bears safety Chris Harris

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  • At least the just-cut Chris Harris got to go to London.

      At least the just-cut Chris Harris got to go to London.
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Safety dance:

He starts.

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He's benched.

He demands a trade.

He starts again.

He's released.

Well, at least Chris Harris got a free trip to London out of the deal.

Just asking:

Do you feel better about what the Bears have back there now that Harris is gone?

I guess I should but I don't.

A Sori state of affairs:

Theo Epstein said this week that he thinks Alfonso Soriano has "more in him" and that "there's room for improvement" in the left fielder's overall game.

Question:

Really?

It's OK, though:

Everyone gets a mulligan.

Always learning:

From the I-never-would-have-guessed-it file comes this: Bobby Hull's favorite TV show is "Murder She Wrote."

No word on what ranked next on his list, but I'm guessing it's some combination of "Petrocelli," "Get Christie Love" and "Banacek."

The equation:

Jerry Angelo/safeties = Jim Hendry/left-handed power hitters

The guy just gets it:

Epstein told the Channel 9 morning news team that yes, he heard Ronnie Woo Woo wooing him the other day at Wrigley Field and he tried to walk away.

Sure, he eventually found himself enveloped in a hug, but give Theo huge bonus points for his attempted escape.

Meanwhile:

It's day 7,649 of the NBA lockout.

Hey! Over here!

The whole Theo lovefest has to be as annoying to Kenny Williams as that commercial with the bragging twin grandmas is to the rest of us.

And by the rest of us, I mean me.

Bears bye week MVP voting:

Not quite at the halfway point of the season, but here's my top three:

1. Matt Forte

2. Dave Toub

3. Mike Tice

Woof, cough, woof:

If you take a look at the noon NFL games Sunday you'll discover that you have until 3:15 p.m. to get outside and do something.

Dreadful noon matchups.

You make the call:

Beginning Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet will debut "a landmark, four-part, behind-the scenes documentary entitled 'The Making of the Luvabulls,' chronicling the personal dreams, joy and heartbreak taken by over 200 Chicago area women vying for just 25 spots on one of the NBA's most prestigious dance teams."

Who woulda thought:

Tom Ricketts, corporate raider.

Under the radar:

He's won the money title on the American tour. He's a virtual lock to do the same on the European Tour, which would make him the first player to ever accomplish that feat.

He's pretty much a shoo-in to be chosen as Player of the year by his peers.

So why isn't Luke Donald feeling more love?

Because the former Northwestern standout still is 0-fer in major championships.

Win that major and it will come.

Stay healthy:

Marian Hossa.

No Rush:

Kudos to the Chicago Rush for getting some pub by offering T.O. an Arena League contract.

Not gonna happen, though. Not sure his head could fit inside the Allstate Arena.

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