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