1. How are you feeling about the Bears' 4-1 start?
Ernest Wilkins: Good! Not great. Actually, kinda cold. Can you turn the heat up?
Julie DiCaro: Angsty. I want a do-over on the Green Bay game.
Soxman: I'm ALMOST ready to go all Dennis Green on Chicago. Crown them!
Brad Zibung: As long as they don't find a way to pick up a loss during the bye week, they should be golden.
Tracy Swartz: Enjoying the 4-play but hoping it's not the climax.
2. What record will the Bears defense set next?
Ernest Wilkins: "Most overhyped," but only because the whole Tebow on the Jets thing isn't interesting anymore.
Julie DiCaro: Most offensive players sent home crying in a half.
Soxman: Um, what decade are you from? There aren't records anymore, only MP3s.
Brad Zibung: They'll tie the record for fewest points surrendered during a bye week.
Tracy Swartz: Making more turnovers than Paula D-een.
3. How should the Bears' Alshon Jeffery deal with his fractured hand?
Ernest Wilkins: He should take drastic Alshon to make sure it's healed ASAP. (Holy crap, that was horrible.)
Julie DiCaro: Embed some steal barbs in the cast and get back out there.
Soxman: What was former Cub Moises Alou's natural remedy for strengthening hands again?
Brad Zibung: Put on a splint with a cask inside it like everyone else does.
Tracy Swartz: Take a break from the team.
4. What's LeBron James' defense for the high price of his new sneakers?
Ernest Wilkins: Man, I don't care. Last pair of gym shoes I bought were the David Robinson Force 5's.
Julie DiCaro: You're going on his "enemies list" just for asking.
Soxman: Given his nickname, perhaps he was hoping they'd fetch a king's ransom?
Brad Zibung: His hair plugs aren't going to pay for themselves.
Tracy Swartz: It's the era of "The Big Three Hundred."
5. A college football coach using smokeless tobacco on the sideline is like ...
Ernest Wilkins: Who cares? Just don't spit put it in a cup so your friend accidentally ends up drinking it.
Julie DiCaro: ... a baseball manager smoking a cigar in the dugout.
Soxman: ... a lame alternative to not chewing out your players. What a dip.
Brad Zibung: ... almost as stupid as people making a big deal about it.
Tracy Swartz: ... letting a Division I team be run by a dip.