Chicago Sports HQ Podcast: Cubs positional battles, Wilson or Watson, March Madness, NBA


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Hoerner plays a gold glove caliber defense at 2B (Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports)
Hoerner plays a gold glove caliber defense at 2B (Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports)

Today on Chicago Sports HQ chatter, it is tournament time as the NCAA has reached the conference tournament season.

With Notre Dame and Northwestern out, teams like De Paul and Illinois still survive.

What are the chances De Paul makes a historic run, and where does Illinois land on selection Sunday? We would also like to congratulate the Loyola Ramblers on their conference championship as they have punched a ticket to the big dance.

The NBA returned Wednesday night, and the Bulls are set to take the floor against the East-leading Philadelphia Sixers on Thursday.

Cole and I discuss how things have for this team and what we expect from them going forward. Do they have a move in mind at the trade deadline, and should they be focused solely on making the postseason this year?

The city of Chicago has not one but two teams battling for postseason spots as the Chicago Blackhawks continue to put together a strong season. Despite some recent setbacks in the past week, the Blackhawks still hold a six-point lead in their division and occupy the 7th overall seed.

Will seeing the top three teams 24 times this season help the Blackhawks in terms of seeing the best of the best-come post-season?

With the NFL new year about to kick in, the Bears are still figuring out their QB options.

It appears that their focus has shifted to Russell Wilson as it is him or bust at this point. What do the Bears need to do to pick him up, and would they become the NFC North favorites with the move. Who is better suited for this franchise? Is it Wilson or Deshaun Watson?

Cole and I close up the show by talking briefly about spring training and some of the position battles going on in camp. Has Nico Hoerner proved enough to become the starting second baseman, and will Rafael Ortega’s great start to the spring land him the final bench spot on opening day.

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