THEO EPSTEIN TO APPEAR LIVE, IN STUDIO ON TONIGHTS EDITION OF CHICAGO TRIBUNE LIVE
CHICAGO, IL - Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Cubs, will have a very special guest on tonights edition of Chicago Tribune Live presented by Captain Morgan (5:30 PM CT) as new Cubs President of Baseball Operations THEO EPSTEIN will join host David Kaplan to discuss Day One on the job, along with his short-term goals and long-term vision of bringing a World Series title to the northside.
NOTE: Comcast SportsNet will re-air the Epstein introductory press conference today at 4:30 PM CT and Chicago Tribune Live will be replayed at 11:00 PM CT.
In addition, CSNChicago.com will provide additional Epstein content including extended video clips from todays press conference, new blogs from Kaplan and Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney, and much more.
In this Thanksgiving-themed episode of the Cubs Talk Podcast, Luke Stuckmeyer, David Kaplan, and Tony Andracki discuss what they're most thankful for relating to the Cubs (1:00), with responses ranging from the upgrades at Wrigley Field to the hiring of Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon.
Then, in a nod to Black Friday, our panel debates the best deals the Cubs have ever made (7:10), including trades for Sammy Sosa, Ryne Sandberg, Jake Arrieta and more. Plus, Kap tells us how Harry Caray came to be the Cubs announcer after many years with the White Sox (15:00).
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:
The short week has Las Vegas oddsmakers less optimistic about the Bears as they head to Detroit to take on the Lions.
Even after an impressive win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, Chicago still opened as only three-point favorites for their Thanksgiving matchup, according to Vegas Insider.
This comes only two weeks after the Bears were favored by nearly a touchdown over the Lions back on Nov. 11.
Playing on the road instead of at Soldier Field may be a factor in the betting line, but the tighter spread is still surprising considering Chicago’s last few results.
Perhaps even more surprising is that the number hasn’t moved even with the unknowns surrounding Mitchell Trubisky’s shoulder injury.
Either Las Vegas doesn’t think he’s going to miss the game, or they don’t think there will be much of a dropoff with backup Chase Daniel in his place.
The over/under of 44 points is also a little bit on the low side compared to other lines in Week 12, especially since these two teams combined for 56 points just two weeks ago.
The short week of preparation will have both teams scrambling, likely with neither at their best, so maybe the matchup does have potential to be a little more close with a little less scoring.
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