Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010
Should the Cubs and Sox make a trade?
Chicago Tribune writer Phil Rogers believes both the Cubs and the Sox need a major change to shake things up after just one championship in the city of Chicago since 1917. His proposal? To swap GMs, sending Kenny Williams to the North Side and Jim Hendry to the Sox.
Rogers even went on to suggest the teams swap players as well, including the Cubs sending Carlos Zambrano, Kosuke Fukudome, Jeff Samardzija, Geovany Soto, Randy Wells and Chris Archer to the Sox for Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Mark Teahen, Scott Linebrink and Tyler Flowers.
As Rogers says, "this plan is crazy, for sure, but no crazier than letting either Chicago team continue on its current path." (Chicago Tribune)
Bears-Dolphins draw best Thursday night crowd
The Bears' 16-0 shutout of the Miami Dolphins was the most watched show on cable, drawing an average of 5.4 million viewers. The game was better than all entertainment and sports competition, including UCLA-Washington NCAA football on ESPN, which netted 2.1 million viewers, Suns-Magic from the NBA (1.2 million viewers), and Nuggets-Trail Blazers (1.1 million viewers) on TNT. (FootballReportersOnline.com)
Marshall remorseful after Thursday night antics
Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall had quite the connection when both were teammates with the Denver Broncos, but both have since moved on to different teams. Their paths crossed again Thursday night in Miami, with Marshall's Dolphins squaring off against Cutler's Bears.
Both players play offense, so they were never on the field at the same time, but that didn't stop Marshall from taunting Cutler after making a catch near the sideline.
The day after the incident, Marshall called it a "boneheaded move" and regretted his actions. (NFL.com)
Cubs looking to fill Rothschild's position in house?
According to Carrie Muskat, Cubs beat writer for Cubs.com, the team is looking to promote someone from within the organization to fill the hole at pitching coach left by Larry Rothschild who jetted off to take a job with the New York Yankees Friday.
Muskat mentions names such as Mark Riggins, Lester Strode, Dennis Lawallyn and Mike Mason as potential replacements. (MLBlogs)
Vikings' Rice activated
Minnesota Vikings receiver Sidney Rice was activated by the team for the first time this season and will suit up for Sunday's matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Rice had 83 catches for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns last year with Minnesota, but has been inactive the entire 2010 season with a hip injury. (Chicago Tribune)