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Blackhawks, bunting drills … and Lovie finally speaks

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  • CSN's ratings for Bulls games this season have shown a 45 percent increase compared to last season's average at the all-star break.

      CSN's ratings for Bulls games this season have shown a 45 percent increase compared to last season's average at the all-star break.
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Hawk talk:

Got a comment, then a question, and then I'll hang up and listen for my answer.

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First off, thank god Jonathan Toews is OK after his one-car crash Thursday morning.

Now the question: What would the reaction have been had it been Patrick Kane in that car and not Tazer?

Lying down on the job:

Loving the bunting competition the Cubs are holding this week at spring training.

Evidently they're expecting to have some runners on base this season.

BTW:

Other than Opening Day, that'll be the only bunting seen at Wrigley Field.

Don't stop there:

How about a situational hitting contest for all current left fielders still on the roster?

Deciphering Lovie:

It took three code breakers to read between the lines of Lovie Smith's address to the media Thursday, but it sure sounds as if the Bears are going to go after a receiver either via free agency or through the draft … or both.

It also sounds as if the Bears may not draft a safety for the first time in a gazillion years.

That would be a Christmas miracle.

This is not a test:

I'm officially on full weather alert. Follow the scroll at the bottom of the column to see when the alert ends.

Cool moments in sports:

1. John Shurna casually chatting up a group of young kids while patiently signing autographs after his record-breaking performance.

2. That fan rolling down the hill after Phil Mickelson's tournament-tying putt Sunday.

3. Comcast SportsNet's behind-the-scenes coverage of Thursday's Blackhawks game.

Tenuous times:

If every former player with postconcussion syndrome successfully sues the NFL, soon there will be no NFL.

Rose(y) outlook at CSN:

CSN's ratings for Bulls games this season have shown a 45 percent increase compared to last season's average at the all-star break.

Amaze your friends:

Did you know the official name of the NFL Combine is the National Invitational Camp?

Yeah, you probably did.

He said it:

"Doc Rivers shared with me the game plan from last year. He said, 'Those Miami guys like to play a lot of minutes.'"

-- Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau on the "Mully and Hanley Show" discussing this weekend's NBA All-Star Game.

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