With one NFL Sunday left in the month of October, the Chicago Bears hold sole possession of first place in the NFC North.
Which GMs aced the free-agency frenzy? We identify the best (and most questionable) move for each club, pinpoint key remaining needs and dole out overall grades.
- Blackhawks GM: Can't compete with top teams
- Four more N'western players opt out of season
- Source: White Sox get OK to talk to La Russa
- Bulls' Donovan cleans house, firing 4 assistants
Mina talks to Sam Monson and Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus about the weaknesses of the top 10 teams in the league (according to 538's expected playoff percentage)- Chiefs, Steelers, Titans, Seahawks, Ravens, Bears, Packers, Bucs, Bills, and Saints.
Jason Fitz is solo and gets to talk to Chicago Bears Safety Tashaun Gipson about the Bears hot start. He also talks about how Jerry Jones knows the words he says have a lot of power.
Emily and Greg wrap up the 2019-20 Season by discussing the most important stories in Hockey. Taylor Hall shocks everyone and signs with the Buffalo Sabres (5:56). ESPN's John Buccigross talks about the retirement of Mike 'Doc' Emrick (14:32). Plus, this year we learned about the new name of the NHL's newest franchise... the Seattle Kraken (35:15). Thank you to all who listened this season!
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman acknowledges that his roster is not good enough to compete with top teams yet, but he says he has a plan to fix that.
Wisconsin has advanced to the Big Ten title game six of the past nine years, and although the Badgers are the favorites to make it this season, might there be a dark-horse candidate looking to end their run?
College football is a sport governed by tradition and coached by those adverse to change. But in 2020, it is operating on the fly, and all of us -- coaches, players, officials and fans -- are living at the mercy of a long nasal swab.
Notre Dame's star Running Back Kyren Williams joins the show to talk about the good start for the Irish and the impressive play from his offensive line. Plus the guys give their ACC power rankings in this week's "ACCounting" and we look back at Pack's birthday.
The CFB Pod: The guys look back at Alabama-Georgia and all of the Week 7 action. Plus, what to expect in the Big Ten's opening weekend
Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing Alabama’s win over Georgia, Mac Jones flying under the radar, Steve Sarkisian changing up the Tide’s offense, why defense no longer wins championship, if Stetson Bennett IV should remain the starter in Athens, Clemson dropping 73 against Georgia Tech, and what to expect from Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan in the Big Ten’s opening weekend.
What's next for each AP Top 25 team? Well, for starters, the Big Ten, led by No. 5 Ohio State, will finally take the field. Here's what to expect for each ranked team.
How would you rank each team in the three Power 5 conferences that have already begun play? Let's have a look.
FiveThirtyEight: Aaron Rodgers Has A Bad Day, The Titans' Offense Keeps On Chugging, And The Bears Continue To Confound
(Sara Ziegler, sports editor): Week 6 is in the books save for two games to be played today: the regularly scheduled Monday Night Football matchup...
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss an exciting game seven between the Dodgers and the Braves, Mookie Betts’ brilliant defense, Dave Roberts leaving Julio Urías in for the 9th inning, the bright future for the Braves, Charlie Morton’s dominance in game seven against the Astros, Randy Arozarena winning the ALCS MVP, if the off days in the World Series advantages either team and the 2021 class of free agent shortstops (14:56). Plus, Sarah Langs plays The Numbers Game and talks about the best World Series player of all time (33:28).
Alabama and Oregon are still in the top three, but their conference rivals are moving up the recruiting class rankings.
Jason thinks we have to change the way we judge success and failure in the NFL this year due to the Covid pandemic. He also explains why the Jets should keep Adam Gase.
From Ohio State's high expectations to the conference's COVID-19 protocols, there is plenty to pay attention to when the Big Ten kicks off this week.
College football's midseason-ish awards: Top players and unbelievable moments in a season like no other
Only in 2020 can we be celebrating the midway point before the Big Ten or Pac-12 has taken the field. But with seven weeks down and eight to go until conference title weekend, let's look back on the best of the year so far.
Several college basketball programs' fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope.
Despite all of Chicago's numerous flaws, especially on offense, the team takes care of a Week 6 road win at Carolina to challenge for a playoff berth.
The Allstate Playoff Predictor breaks down which conference has the best chance to send two teams to this season's College Football Playoff.
Alabama beat rival Georgia on Saturday night to strengthen its hold atop the SEC and College Football Playoff race. Where does the loss leave the Bulldogs come bowl season? Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura unveil their latest lists.
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Bears veteran nose tackle John Jenkins (thumb) came off of injured reserve this week and is active for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. Special teams ace Sherrick McManis also returns after missing the last two weeks due to injury.
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Chicago Bears inactives vs. Carolina: CB Duke Shelley, S Deon Bush, LG Arlington Hambright, WR Riley Ridley and OLB Trevis Gipson.