• If you're curious as to what exactly happened with Jiri Fischer, all you need to know is right here. [Off Wing Opinion]
• Are the Chicago sports columnists just copying each other now? [Chicago Sports Blog]
• It's time for Bears fans to start growing beards in support of their team. Yeah, like they didn't have them already. [Mr. Irrelevant]
• Naw, seriously, Shawn Kemp really does want to come back to the NBA. Hey, why isn't that phone ringing? [TrueHoop]
• Our beloved Illini prepare themselves for their first real test. [Mark Tupper]
• Honestly, Jon Heyman scoops everyone anymore. [Baseball Musings]