1. What should Ryan Dempster demand if he's traded?
Tracy Swartz: A proper breakup that doesn't involve Twitter—or his name isn't Ryan Dumpster.
Julie DiCaro: That he never be requested to do that horrible, awful, depressing Harry Caray impression again.
Soxman: Something he'd never see with the Cubs: a shot at a World Series ring.
Ernest Wilkins: The ability to give Theo one good kick in the shin. It's only fair, I say.
Brad Zibung: Same thing he should have demanded from the Cubs: A minimum of 10 runs per game from his offense.
2. What’s the first thing Kirk HInrich will do now that he's officially back with the Bulls?
Tracy Swartz: The first thing doesn't matter. For Hinrich, it's all about No. 2.
Julie DiCaro: Demand pre-approval of any nickname bestowed on him by Stacey King.
Soxman: Would a Captain Kirk "boldly go where no man has gone before" reference work?
Ernest Wilkins: Drink with the staff of The World's Most Dangerous Daily Commuter Paper? HINT HINT WINK NUDGE
Brad Zibung: Miss a clutch layup against the Celtics.
3. How did the Bears spend the last few days before training camp?
Tracy Swartz: Cutler was preparing to show his child how to thumb suck.
Julie DiCaro: Enjoying the last few days of playing with decent O-line ... on "Madden 12."
Soxman: Like all bears, foraging for the long winter (and Super Bowl run) ahead.
Ernest Wilkins: Doing the same thing I would. Starts with a "B," ends with "oning my wife or girlfriend."
Brad Zibung: Agonizing over every last detail of the pending Cutty Snark baby.
4. Why is LeBron James warning Spain?Tracy Swartz: Ernest Wilkins: Julie DiCaro:Soxman: Brad Zibung:
Tracy Swartz: He's foreshadowing another Spanish-American War. Or it could just be YOLO journalism.
Julie DiCaro: Why does LeBron do anything? Ego.
Soxman: King LeBron is bracing to re-enact the Spanish-American War in the Olympics.
Ernest Wilkins: He just heard about the Spanish-American War. 1898 was a very ratchet year, you know.
Brad Zibung:Because he's planning to vacation there and he's bringing his ego with him.
5. Congratulate ex-Hawk Kris Versteeg on his long-term deal with Florida.
Tracy Swartz: "No arbitration! With the Panthers, 60 percent of the time, it works every time."
Julie DiCaro: "Hey, congrats. Enjoy the humidity and the skunk ape."
Soxman: "As a Florida Panther, enjoy getting hit on by all the Florida cougars."
Ernest Wilkins: "Um ... enjoy that heat, hockey player! Check out the Festival Flea Market!"
Brad Zibung: "Way to sign a deal that will force your GM to trade you and/or gut your team in three years."