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Emery, Trestman certain have a meeting of the minds

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Wonder twin powers ... shape of management:

When Phil Emery was interviewing Marc Trestman, I'm wondering if he didn't feel like he was looking into a mirror.

Not necessarily of body, but definitely of mind.

Talk about two guys who appear to be on the exact same wave length when it comes to all things football.

And that's not all:

They both like "Criminal Minds" and their birthdays are only a day apart!

Quick quiz:

Who was the most giddy at Thursday's news conference, Emery or Trestman?

Trick question.

They both were equally giddy.


Actually I like the enthusiasm. To some it may seem a little much, but to me it seems like two guys who simply can't wait to get to work.

But what about Jay?

None of that enthusiasm means much, however, unless Jay Cutler is fully on board with the new guy.

And after a lunch with his coach-to-be, it sure sounds like Cutler is officially on the Trestman Train.

"It's going to be exciting," Cutler told the "Waddle and Silvy" show. "He's an impressive, impressive guy."

Catfish hunters:

That's exactly what you'll be seeing a lot of in the next few weeks and months as the T'eo saga continues to unfold.

All I know is that it's gonna be sad regardless how it ends.


Who knew?

Guess I would have:

Had I been watching MTV on any sort of regular basis, but when Nina Blackwood left, so did I.

In other Hawaiian-centric news:

Aloha almost meant goodbye for Tom Skilling, who nearly drowned while swimming off the islands during a recent vacation.

There aren't enough numbers on the Fujita scale to register the grief that would have caused.

Next stop, Comedy Shack:

Marc Trestman on why he wrote the book "Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork":

"I was working six months as a coach and then I had six months off. I had to find something to do."

Lovin' it:

The idea of Dave Bolland as a second-line center.

The guy's got skills with the puck. ... and that defense-first mentality isn't going anywhere.

Major intrigue:

Tiger Woods reportedly wants his ex, Elin, back and is willing to put his money where his heart is by offering her an anti-cheating prenup worth a ton of dough.


Did you know?

Woods' last major victory was the 2008 U.S. Open.

Sounds suite:

Item: The Cubs are talking about building a hotel in the space currently occupied by the McDonald's just across the street from Wrigley Field.

Thought: Knowing these Cubs, the hotel's certain to feature mainly singles and doubles.



Can you say money maker?

Wait, what:

I stopped counting, but Marc Trestman must have said "great question" at least a half-dozen times Thursday.

That's at least a half-dozen more than Lovie Smith doled out in nine full years.

Sterling performance:

Kudos to Wolves left wing Brett Sterling, who will be going to the AHL All-Star Game for the fourth time in his career.

Not too shabby.

The (optimistic) final word:

"I think Bears fans in general have to be excited with the direction we're going."

-- Jay Cutler.

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