1. Let's have your World Cup prediction.
Katie Gibson: Vince LiFonti: Germany. Their team nickname is Nationalmannschaft. How could I not go for that?!
Evan F. Moore: GOOOAAAALLLLL!
Phil Thompson: Team USA doesn't make it out of group. When your own coach says winning the Cup's not "realistic" ...
Jimmy Greenfield: Blackhawks in six.
Bag Boy: I like Brazil. Not to win it, just as a country.
2. Why is Phil Mickelson hoping for rain at the U.S. Open?
Katie Gibson: Just preparing an excuse for not winning the U.S. Open. Again.
Evan F. Moore: He wants to get home and watch the season finale of "Game of Thrones." Also, he wants to spare us another Sunday collapse.
Phil Thompson: Maybe to re-enact the kiss from "The Notebook." Or "Dear John." Not that I ever watch Nicholas Sparks movies. (Stop talking!)
Jimmy Greenfield: He just bought a white T-shirt and, well, he's a bit of a show-off.
Bag Boy: As Steve Coburn/Wilford Brimley would say, that's the coward's way out.
3. How should Bears quarterback Jordan Palmer treat his injured pectoral muscle?
Katie Gibson: Forte up the middle. Absolutely no one will see that coming.
Evan F. Moore: Like a boss. Or in his case, a backup.
Phil Thompson: With lots of rest. Which he should get. When he's cut. (I kid, JP, but keep a bag packed anyway.)
Jimmy Greenfield: The same way I treat my little-used objects, with a spritz of WD-40.
Bag Boy: I'd start with a nice deep tissue massage, then some wine, I mean, uh, ice it.
4. El Rey Network has a soccer player/spy show in the works. Thoughts?
Katie Gibson: Nope. Not a single one.
Evan F. Moore: Yo no se. *shakes head*
Phil Thompson: Who's the soccer player/spy? James Boooooooooooooooooond?
Jimmy Greenfield: I read that question 10 times and still have no idea what the hell's going on.
Bag Boy: Yeah, yeah. If the chicks are hot, I'll watch.
5. Why are the Cubs in no rush to promote players from the minor leagues?
Katie Gibson: They want those players to experience wins at some point in their careers.
Evan F. Moore: Because they need them for that stadium in Schaumburg that nobody talks about.
Phil Thompson: Promote them to what?
Jimmy Greenfield: They're still in the process of cloning Kris Bryant and it's not scientifically feasible.
Bag Boy: You have to protect their psyche, because, yeah, it is that bad up here.