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  • Greg Maddux, right, has decided to go into the Hall of Fame without a Cubs or Braves logo on his plaque. Frank Thomas, center, will go in with a White Sox logo.

      Greg Maddux, right, has decided to go into the Hall of Fame without a Cubs or Braves logo on his plaque. Frank Thomas, center, will go in with a White Sox logo.
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Love, love, love that Greg Maddux is going into the Hall of Fame with no logo on his plaque -- saying it's impossible for him to choose between the Braves and the Cubs.

Classy.

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BTW:

Never even knew that was an option.

Just asking:

Did Andre Dawson have that same choice when he entered the Hall?

Bet he wishes he did.

Planes, buses and ... shuttle buses:

If you tuned in to Saturday night's Chicago Wolves game against Rockford at Allstate Arena, you noticed that the first 20 minutes or so of the broadcast was hockey's version of rain delay theater.

The inside scoop:

Turns out that on their way to Rosemont, the IceHogs' bus blew a tire on I-90 at Arlington Heights Road and an O'Hare shuttle bus had to come pick them up.

Here's the part I enjoy picturing the most:

There were already about 10-12 passengers on the shuttle, so the IceHogs had to sit patiently as the bus dropped each one off at their respective terminals before finally heading over to the Allstate.

Can you imagine?

Just FYI:

Tiger Woods is 38.

I'll admit it:

My one overriding thought while watching that 49ers-Seahawks game Sunday was simple: there's no way in the world you could pay me enough money to get out on that field.

Good Lord, were they hitting out there or what?

Thibs in search of self:

Maybe eventually with the Lakers?

Off-week nuttiness:

If you absolutely had to read one more story on either of the following NFL-related topics, which would you choose?

Richard Sherman.

Doing away with PATs.

The Pro Bowl.

I'm going with:

The end of PATs because I doubt it's gonna happen, yet it's still fun to contemplate.

Seriously, though:

Isn't the Sherman debacle just further proof that sideline reporters could easily be done away with and not harm the broadcast one bit?

Just wondering:

How come you rarely hear about steroids in hockey and basketball?

Hey Buddy!

Talk about a well-deserved honor.

Chicago Wolves vice chairman Buddy Meyers, the man who has been shoulder to shoulder with Don Levin since the inception of the franchise, will be inducted into Illinois Hockey Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Kudos.

Chilling Olympics headline:

"U.S. military to be on standby."

I don't remember anything close to this heading into an Olympics.

Ever.

Remember warmth?

The forecast high for L.A. on Saturday is 77 degrees, but it should cool down a bit by puck drop that evening.

How in the world is ice guru Dan Craig and Co. gonna keep a playable sheet of ice in those temps?

The answer to that question alone will make the "Stadium Series" game at Dodgers Stadium totally worth watching.

BTW:

The folks at StubHub report tickets for that Ducks-Kings showdown Saturday are the hottest in L.A. since the Lakers-Heat battled on Christmas Day.

How the brain works:

Every time I hear the name of stud EIU quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, I immediately think of former Cubs trainer Tony Garofalo.

Can't help it.

That Cat:

Is gonna make one NFL general manager look very, very smart.

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