Chicago Sports HQ Podcast: Yu Darvish trade talk, Trubisky vs. Packers, CFB Playoff, more

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Darvish is now a member of the Padres (Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports)
Darvish is now a member of the Padres (Rick Scuteri - USA Today Sports)

Today on Chicago Sports HQ Chatter, Cole and I wanted to thank the listeners for tuning in the past few months and want to wish all of you a safe and happy new year with hopes of a much better 2021.

We kick off the show by discussing the Chicago Cubs and what they are actually doing right now as a franchise. Looking back at the Darvish trade, does it make any sense? And there is a real possibility that this team is getting much worse before they get better.

The Bears continue their winning ways as they push for the postseason, but things get tougher this weekend with Green Bay. Chicago needs to win to clinch, as do the Packers for home field. Cole and I break down the matchup with Green Bay and look at how things could be different this time.

Has Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky done enough to earn at worst a one year deal beyond this season given his play?

Sticking with football, we are on the verge of the College Football Playoffs, and Northwestern (vs. Auburn) and Notre Dame (vs. Alabama in CFB playoff) are set to play.

What are the chances that each program walks away with a win?

College basketball continues to take center stage as the Northwestern Wildcats have been a big surprise this season. Can they keep it up, and where do they stack up against Illinois and the rest of the BIG 10?

Notre Dame is coming off a nice win and is looking for more consistency as a program. We discuss DePaul finally getting going as well as Chicago St. deciding to cancel their season and what it could mean for their players.

The Bulls greeted us with three straight losses to open the season but bounced back with a nice win at Washington. Was that win a sign of things to come, and has Donovan found the right rotation to lead to more wins.

We close up the show by briefly touching on the concerns around the Chicago Blackhawks as their season is set to begin in two weeks and the MLS and the potential for a termination of the CBA.

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