Chicago Sports HQ Podcast: Trubisky improving, CFB Playoff, NBA, Trading Yu Darvish, more

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Yu Darvish was exceptional in 2020 (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)
Yu Darvish was exceptional in 2020 (Quinn Harris - USA Today Sports)

Today on Chicago Sports HQ Chatter, Cole and I want to send everyone into the Holidays by wishing all of you listeners a safe and Merry Christmas. On today's show, as much as we hate to admit it, the Bears have pulled us back in and are in a great position to make the postseason. Has the recent play of Mitch Trubisky earned him another year under center or will the Bears still look at other options?

Is Bill Lazor the biggest key to the improvement and where would this team be had Trubisky not gotten benched?

Sticking with football, we shift over to college and break down both the ACC and BIG Championship games. Was Notre Dame exposed for who they are or was it a classic case of Clemson getting healthy at the right time? What are their chances against Alabama?

Northwestern nearly shocked OSU, but the Buckeyes did just enough to get by. Do they deserve a spot in the CFB, and what to expect for Northwestern against Auburn next week? Illinois has a new football coach in Bret Bielema, what do we expect from him after his rocky tenure with Arkansas?

With college basketball now in full swing, Northwestern is coming off an impressive win at MSU and has proven they could be a force in the BIG this year.

Despite the struggles of late for Illinois, the Illini remain a quality team and shouldn't be taken lightly. Notre Dame is struggling to find themselves while DePaul gets their season underway.

The NBA starts Tuesday night and the Bulls are in action Wednesday. Cole and I briefly discuss the Bulls preseason and what to look for ahead of this game.

We close out the show by discussing the possibility of NBA expansion, the new NHL alignment for this season, and how that could affect next year with

Seattle coming into the league and what to make of the White Sox going after Josh Hader and now landing Yoelqui Cespedes.

Are the Cubs primed to lose Yu Darvish this season via a blockbuster trade and should Nico Hoerner be given some time in the minors?

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