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Ofman: Dis and Dat, Dem and Dose

Here's a prediction you won't see anywhere else: The Sox will go 135-27 while the Cubs will finish 144-18. This is what happens when you have a rum and OJ followed by a Nyquil chaser.

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Here's the real prediction: The Cubs will finish 87-75, five games behind the Cardinals. The Sox will wind up 87-75, two games behind the Twins. Hope I'm wrong.

TrackNotes:
  • Roeper Goes To The Dogs.

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    Bear down! Alex Brown is gone. What a class act and a solid player. I'm just wondering whether Jerry Angelo could have gone under the radar the way Kenny Williams does and tried to trade Brown rather than release him.

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    Is it me or is Julius Peppers getting more ink than Barack Obama?

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    I've warned you before about these Blackhawks . . . they won't make it to the conference finals. The goaltending issue is one thing and so is the loss of Brian Campbell, whom fans should miss. His loss is one of the reasons why the Hawks pace has slowed. This is a quick-moving, slick-passing puck control team. Campbell is a quick-moving, slick-passing puck control guy.

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    Remember this when the Bulls miss the playoffs and then enter the lottery; they can't finish 10th or better, otherwise Milwaukee gets the pick thanks to the trade of John Salmons. And if you're checking the box scores, Salmons is averaging 20 points a game since he joined the Bucks.

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    Plantar fasciitis: pass it on.

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    The Sun Times story about the McCaskey family being so private leads me to this: What is it you really want to know about Virginia McCaskey?

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    I had Kansas beating West Virginia. So why not take Butler and enjoy the show? It was 30 years ago I covered my first Final Four, which happened to be in Indianapolis at the old Market Square Arena. And I stayed in a dorm on the Butler campus. Louisville beat UCLA and its vagabond coach . . . Larry Brown!

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    If Tyler Colvin makes the most of his limited time with the Cubs, whose job do you think he'll take? Will he unseat Alfonso Soriano? I've got 90 millions why he won't. How about Kosuke Fukudome? I've got another 26.5 million reasons why he won't. Marlon Byrd? He's the anti-Milton Bradley (shame on me for mentioning his name in this column). Sorry, the Cubs have 15 million reasons why Colvin can't play there. Now, the Cubs have three kids in their bullpen who have about as much major league experience as I do downhill skiing. I'm just asking but would you deal Colvin for a veteran reliever? I'm just asking, nothing more.

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    De Paul will interview Reggie Theus for its head coaching job. I covered Reggie as a Chicago Bull when he played before so few fans at the old Stadium you could count them by halftime. I also covered Isiah Thomas, who wants to be interviewed. Thomas is nothing more than a cheat and scoundrel, but I bet he could recruit a lot better than Theus. My guess is neither will be hired.

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    Comments welcome.

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    George Ofman is now with WGN radio after a 17-year run with The Score. He also blogs for ChicagoNow under the banner That's All She Wrote.

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    You can also follow George on Twitter @georgeofman and on Facebook.

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