1. When Derrick Rose says he's "keeping it open," what does he really mean?
Clark Jones: The idea of sending "some people" over to see Adidas.
Erin McElroy: He's talking about his suit jacket on the bench. Not coming back this season.
Scott Bolohan: He's open to doing his job this year, but doesn't really feel like it.
John Dooley: He's keeping the option open to kicking our hopes in the nuts.
Angi Taylor: Apparently he means his schedule on game nights.
2. How will we know if the Blackhawks have a goalie controversy on their hands?
Clark Jones: When the gloves come off. #rimshot
Erin McElroy: When Crawford and Emery start doing Doublemint gum commercials together.
Scott Bolohan: A palm reading should do it.
John Dooley: Emery and Crawford's hands tied in a parking lot knife fight with "Beat It" playing in the background.
Angi Taylor: Wayne Gretzky (that's my answer to every hockey question).
3. Give Kyuji Fujikawa advice on how to succeed as the Cubs' closer.
Clark Jones: Whatever Marmol says to do, do the opposite.
Erin McElroy: See what Carlos Marmol did so far? Do the opposite.
Scott Bolohan: Whatever you do, don't block the rooftops.
John Dooley: Pray ... hard.
Angi Taylor: Hope and pray that the Cubs can carry a lead into the ninth inning.
4. Interleague games in baseball season start even earlier now. Thoughts?
Clark Jones: Designated hitting is not real baseball.
Erin McElroy: The sooner Derek Jeter, Josh Hamilton and Evan Longoria get here the better! Am I right, ladies?
Scott Bolohan: Interleague? More like Winterleague, am I right?!
John Dooley: These leagues these days! Jumping into bed with each other before saying "hi!"
Angi Taylor: We can get to that long awaited Cubs-Astros interleague series sooner.
5. The Bulls shuffle their lineups so often lately ...
Clark Jones: ... whoa, whoa, whoa. Rip Hamilton makes how much?
Erin McElroy: ... Nate's getting tired from "jump-celebrating" with the guys subbing out.
Scott Bolohan: ... I'm nostalgic for the Keith Bogans starting era.
John Dooley: ... that my eyes get jumbled. So much in fact, that I start thinking VladRad is good at basketball.
Angi Taylor: ... Jack Haley might even get some minutes.