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Spellman's Scorecard: Never a shortage of Bears news

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  • Travis Wood sure looks like the real keeper in the Cubs' rotation these days.

    Travis Wood sure looks like the real keeper in the Cubs' rotation these days.
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If you want random, well, you've certainly come to the right place.

I don't know about you:

But I'm more interested in the antics of that bear roaming the DeKalb area then anything our Bears are up to in Lake Forest during OTA's … in the middle of June.

I think eight solid months of round-the-clock Bears coverage is plenty.

Forget Samardzija:

The pitcher I make sure to keep long term is Travis Wood.

That's the guy.

Weird silence:

I caught a little bit of the White Sox-Giants game Wednesday, and it just happened to be a very long half-inning with Stoney doing the play-by-play and Hawk providing the … actually, I don't know what he was providing.

I'm pretty sure if I went over the tape again, Hawk may have said a total of nine words.

Seriously, what's going on with those two?

In other news:

Blackhawks radio guys John Wiedeman and Troy Murray received top honors in the Chicago Market "Best Radio Play-By-Play" category at the 2014 Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Awards.

That's how you do it.

If you're anything like me:

You've had enough of that guy on the radio who's shocked that his body started changing when he hit 50.


Things no one talks about anymore:

Greece's economic woes, Luol Deng, and Ozzie Smith's attempt to make Opening Day a national holiday.


What were they thinking on that national holiday thing?

Romp city:

Man, I really wanted the U.S. Open to be at least borderline intriguing.

No such luck.

C'mon British Open!

Utterly ridiculous:

Item: A cow somehow escaped from a Baltimore slaughterhouse last week only to be shot by police a short time later while roaming the streets of the Mount Vernon neighborhood.

Thought: First of all, kudos to that cow for successfully hatching and following through on her escape plan -- it's rare these days.

And you know she just wanted to head to the beaches of Zihuatanejo to work on her boat, have some suds and then wait for her friend to arrive after finding the hidden money.



Has there been better use of a song in a commercial than the Bryce Harper Gatorade spot?

Eh, probably, but I still think it works -- big time.

C'mon people:

I thought some of the NHL playoffs scheduling was loopy, but waiting until Sunday for the next U.S. World Cup game?

That's just wrong.


I think it's safe to say that a U.S.-Ghana soccer game will never, ever get as much publicity as it did this week.

Those eyes:

Most expressive eyes in sports: Tim Duncan, Mike Singletary or the late Don Zimmer?

First and last chance:

It's so sad to say, but this weekend's Champions Tour event in Glenview is the only professional golf event in the area this summer.

How can that possibly be?

Final thought:

I'm still ticked at Steve Coburn.

Two months of good will down the drain in two minutes.

Just what the industry didn't need.

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