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Podcast: Jon Greenberg
On the Cubs, Bears, Otis Spunkmeyer, Mike North, Marquee and more
The Athletic's Jon Greenberg is back again and there's plenty to discuss. Did new Bears’ president Kevin Warren really botch the Big Ten's TV contracts or is it just impossible to try to work for 14 university presidents at the same time? And what does it mean when a guy would voluntarily decide he wants to work for the McCaskeys?
Are the Bears as good as the NFL is counting on them to be given the TV schedule they gave them? Why did George vote against allowing Amazon to flex Thursday Night Football games, and why wasn't he savvy enough to trade what could have been the pivotal vote for something he (not we) really wants?
What does Otis Spunkmeyer have to do with the Soldier(s) Field press box? And why do the Bears insist on making it so weird with the media all the time? And there's an impeccable Mike North impression.
Then, there's a 27 second in-depth discussion of the White Sox before a much longer chat about the Cubs.
What would it take for David Ross to ever actually be on the "hot seat?"
Why are games on Marquee even weirder than normal this season, even if you (like we) kind of like the occasional Joe Girardi third man in stuff? Is there any good reason to ever have a dugout reporter? Why is Boog talking so much? And has anybody ever seen the postgame show?
Then they talk about what it would take for the Cubs to actually be a seller at the trade deadline.
All that, and more.
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