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Word on the Street: Savvy Pizza

Word on the Street: Savvy Pizza

Sunday, March 19, 2011
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Savvy Pizza

Denis Savard has entered the pizza business.

Savy's Pizza hits the market Sunday. The pizzas are available in cheese, sausage and pepperoni and can be bought at Chicago-area Jewel stores and Centrella independent grocery stores.

Do the frozen pizzas taste like a puck?

''Ahhh, no,'' the former Hawks star and coach told Quick Hits. ''Actually, they taste very, very good. It's quality pizza.''

So what does a French Canadian know about pizza?

''Well, I've had pizza all my life,'' Savard said. ''It's one of my favorite things, so I've had a lot of practice.''

Availability is expected to expand - possibly even to the Hawks locker room.

''We will eventually,'' Savard said. ''They've got other things to worry about other than Savy's Pizza.'' (suntimes.com)

Bosh defends crying in the locker room

After Miami's tough 87-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls on March 6, thecountry was abuzz with the news that several Heat players were cryingin the locker room. But Chris Bosh defends his teammates and refused todeny the claims.

"Any player who says they haven't cried over basketball, they're lying. ... It's emotions," Bosh said. "Thatdon't make you weak. It doesn't make you weak as a man or as a player.That just shows how bad you want to win. It really doesn't matter atthe end of the day." (Chicago Breaking Sports)

D-Rose is "all in"

In a new Adidas ad campaign entitled "all in," Derrick Rose joins several sports icons and celebrities in promoting the brand. David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Notre Dame football and singer Katy Perry are some of the icons selected for the commercial.

Kurt Helin of Pro Basketball Talk notes that it is interesting to see that Adidas realized where Rose is headed in terms of stardom. (Pro Basketball Talk)

Cardinals splitting from Wainwright?

Adam Wainwright arm injury could keep him from being a Cardinal next season. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Cardinals have an escape clause built into Wainwright's contract. If the pitcher finishes 2011 on the disabled list, (which he ultimately will because of elbow surgery), they can decline the 21 million option for 2012 and allow him to become a free agent.

"I'm not thinking about setbacks," Wainwright said. "I'm thinking about getting ready. I'm thinking about helping this team next year."

After a brief pause, he said, "helping some team next year." (St. Louis Dispatch)

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Robin Lehner calls out team defense plus Mike Gapski on his 2500 games with the Blackhawks

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: Robin Lehner calls out team defense plus Mike Gapski on his 2500 games with the Blackhawks

Another night and another awful showing by the Blackhawks team defense, and this time, Robin Lehner let the team hear about it. Pat Boyle, Adam Burish and Scott King discuss the Blackhawks' ugly loss to the Coyotes and whether there should be some more line mixing happening soon. Plus, head athletic trainer Mike Gapski took part in his 2500th game with the Blackhawks and he sat down with Pat Foley 1-on-1 to re-live his 33 years with the organization.

1:13 - The odd-man rushes are piling up against this defense

5:54 - Is the power play getting going kinda maybe a little bit?

7:43 - Should Jeremy Colliton mix up the lines once again?

9:20 - The Kirby Dach playing-time dilemma

13:45 - Celebrating Mike Gapski's 2500 games with the Blackhawks

17:00 - Pat Foley's 1-on-1 interview with Mike Gapski

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Chris Simms says Bears are a dangerous team entering Week 15

Chris Simms says Bears are a dangerous team entering Week 15

The Bears have completely flipped the narrative of their 2019 season over the last three weeks, thanks in large part to Matt Nagy's offense finally resembling the 202-level that was promised last summer.

It may have taken quarterback Mitch Trubisky a little longer than expected to arrive this year, but if his last two games are an indication of his development in his second season under Nagy's tutelage, the Bears have a bonafide quarterback. And it's been a while since that could be said.

"Mitchell Trubisky is hot, there's no doubt about it," NBC Sports NFL analyst Chris Simms said Thursday. "He seems so much more comfortable. Decisive. He's accurate with the football. Running around at the proper time. I don't think it was all Mitchell Trubisky's fault with the struggles of the offense, either."

Those struggles spanned the first half of 2019 when Chicago seemed incapable of sustaining drives or scoring points. It began with Week 1's three-point output against the Packers and continued through Thanksgiving Day when Trubisky finally got his mojo back, throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions.

With Trubisky clicking, and the running game receiving a jolt from rookie David Montgomery's productive back-to-back weeks (in which he's averaged more than four yards per carry in successive games for the first time all year), the Bears appear capable of beating just about anyone. 

They'll need to. If Chicago wants to keep their weak playoff pulse going, they have to win out. And that includes games against the Packers, Chiefs and Vikings. 

The odds seem stacked against them, and it's their own fault. It took way too long to get the offense going, but it's better late than never. 

According to Simms, the Bears are that team no one wants to play.

"They're a dangerous team right now. They really are."

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