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Aka Cody Clang. Plus: Local TV Misses Worse Than Cody Parkey; Money League Baseball; We All Owe Bob Nightengale An Apology; Don't Rewrite History; Cutting Robbie Gould Was The Right Thing To Do; The Kris Bryant Trade Scenario Isn't Hard To Figure Out; Blackhawks Hunk Gets First Win; NHL In Chintzy Tentative Concussion Settlement: Not Our Fault; Fire Thibs; Wild ATS; and Sister Jean Is So Last Year.
:23: Local TV Misses Worse Than Cody "Clang" Parkey.
God bless Ch. 7 for sending a chopper to watch Cody Parkey practice field goals. The Bears are officially back.— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) November 15, 2018
"This is Chopper7 HD first over the scene at Soldier Field watching Cody Parkey practice..OH! HE JUST HIT OUR LANDING SKIDS!!— MARK GIANGRECO (@MarkGiangreco7) November 15, 2018
How is it legal for the NFL to ban TV stations from using this footage? It's public airspace over a public facility - owned by the Chicago Park District. Isn't that prior restraint? Of a kicker?
* Rosenthal, Tribune: Bears Censor TV Helicopter Coverage Of Kicker Cody Parkey Practicing At Soldier Field.
"WGN managed to air a live shot of Parkey working on the turf with a long snapper and holder as part of a prime-time special featuring its morning news team before the Bears intervened.
"Invoking its restrictions on practice video, the team effectively prohibited the stations from sharing their aerial coverage on the air or online, including via social media."
But team policy isn't the law. There's no good reason why TV outlets had to go along with the Bears' request.
* Parkey blames Jesus.
Parkey: "Who's more frustrated than myself? This is my job, this is what I'm supposed to do & I'm missing out there. I just gotta trust in what I'm doing & trust that my lord & savior Jesus Christ makes no mistakes and for whatever reason, that was the day I was supposed to have"— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) November 11, 2018
* Coffman: SportsMonday: Sunday's Real Bears Goat.
* Coffman: SportsMonday: Catching Bears Fever.
* Bernstein: Pass Or Run, It's About Points For Bears.
* Nagy > Fox.
Gotta appreciate Matt Nagy's transparency. Said he was late throwing the challenge flag because he was looking at his play sheet. Said that's a drawback of the head coach calling plays. Also said he called "the three worst plays" he's ever called before one of the missed FGs.— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) November 11, 2018
41:34: Money League Baseball.
55:41: Don't Rewrite History; Cutting Robbie Gould Was The Right Thing To Do.
* 'In 2015 Gould converted 33 of 39 field goals for an 84.6 percentage, 19th in the league. He struggled during the later portion of the season, missing two field goals against the 49ers and a potential game-tying kick against the Redskins, with a combined two of five field goals converted in those two games.'
He looked shitty at the end of that season. Then, the following exhibition season, he missed two extra points in the finale, as well as a field goal in another. It was hard to stick with him. If anything, the Bears' big mistake was bringing him to camp the next year and not cutting him until the final week of the preseason in favor of Connor Barth, who had just been released by the Saints.
57:20: The Kris Bryant Trade Scenario Isn't Hard To Figure Out.
* Olney: Cubs Open To Trading Bryant.
1:03:50: Blackhawks Hunk Gets First Win.
1:11:58: Fire Thibs.
"No, Minnesota didn't get equal return for its All-Star, but it does get a solid return while avoiding a much worse deal."
1:16:10: Wild ATS.
No #CFB line has moved more this week than Northwestern at Minnesota. The Wildcats opened at -3, but the spread has jumped five points in the Golden Gophers' direction. Minnesota hasn't covered in a road game, but is 5-1 ATS at home.— SportsLine (@SportsLine) November 16, 2018
1:17:58: Sister Jean Is So Last Year.
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