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  • The extended time off between Bears games the next two weeks will give everybody a chance to rediscover the brilliance of Bulls guard Derrick Rose.

      The extended time off between Bears games the next two weeks will give everybody a chance to rediscover the brilliance of Bulls guard Derrick Rose.
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I'm pretty sure Chris Conte just woke up in a cold sweat after dreaming yet again of being the last line of defense with Brandon Jacobs barreling straight at him.

Go back to bed, Chris:

It'll be OK.

I think.

The delay game:

These 10 days in between games is ridiculous, isn't it?

It only gets worse:

After Sunday's game in Washington there will be a full two weeks between games, courtesy of the bye week.

Bottom line:

Better win Sunday.

The silver lining:

The Bears' temporary hibernation does give us a chance to wrap up the baseball season, catch up with the Blackhawks, and rediscover Derrick Rose.

So it ain't all bad.

A tremendous machine:

Joe Posnaski has re-compiled his top 32 calls in sports history.

Such a fun walk back through time.

My two favs are Chic Anderson's call of Secretariat's romp in the Belmont and Jon Miller's absolute incredulity over Ruben Rivera's baserunning.

Classic stuff.

Make it 33:

I'd add Verne Lundquist's "Maybe … yes, sir!" call of Jack Nicklaus' birdie putt on 17 at the 1986 Masters to the list.

Ah, but that's just me.

Random thought:

The best part of going in for emissions testing is that moment when you're escorted out of your car and into the soundproof booth.

It's like you're a contestant on "50 Grand Slam" hosted by Tom Kennedy.

Seriously, what's wrong with me?

Have to admit:

Adidas sure knows how to put together quality commercials for Derrick Rose.

Eh, whatever:

I can't say the prospect of Rick Renteria managing the Cubs excites me, but honestly there aren't many names out there that do.

How about you?

Meanwhile, across town:

Jose Abreu is absolutely the shot in the arm the White Sox need.

Good for them.

Hope they outbid the Red Sox.

Cooler Ron:

Swanson or Burgundy?

The hustlers:

Jimmy Butler, Marcus Kruger and Blake Costanza.

Often overlooked, but never underappreciated … at least in my book.

Not horsin' around:

The Arlington Park newsletter suddenly got a whole lot more interesting.

Take a gander.

Very, very worthwhile.

Scary:

That three more Tampa Bay Buccaneers players have been found to have MRSA.

Ugh.

Question:

Is it just me or does it seem like someone is getting suspended every other week in NASCAR these days?

Not the best pub, but, hey, it's pub.

The calendar:

Only a couple of weeks until we turn our clocks back.

Super.

That rush-hour cloak of darkness will make it so much easier to see people walking in the street for no reason or randomly crossing four-lane roads.

Can't wait!

mspellman@dailyherald.com

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