Five on Five: $tarlin
The Cubs are set at shorstop. As for the rest of the team ...
1. How should Starlin Castro celebrate his new contract?
|Brian Moore: Buy himself out of his own contract and go play for a team that can win a title someday.|
|Matt Pais: Blow it all in one epic night. That's not what I would do, but we're not talking about me.|
|Grant Yanney: By diving for a ground ball.|
|Kat Velez: By playing really hard for the first three years, and then slacking for the rest of it.|
|Mike Balzer: Under strict adult supervision.|
2. Jake Peavy's dealing with an eye infection. Any advice for him?
|Brian Moore: Don't ever volunteer to talk to a RedEye reporter. Our cover jinx is legendary.|
|Matt Pais: Stop typing with your eyes. Keyboards are very dirty, and fingers work better.|
|Grant Yanney: He gotta start taking those contacts out at night.|
|Kat Velez: Rub your eye and then touch your teammates' stuff. It'll be fun!|
|Mike Balzer: No. None. I have no advice whatsoever for him.|
3. If Brian Urlacher can return to practice next week ...
|Brian Moore: ... then maybe he'll be able to play by Week 12. Yes, I'm a pessimist.|
|Matt Pais: ... that will prevent him from catching up on his daytime stories, but that's what DVR is for.|
|Grant Yanney: ... then his rating on "Madden 13" better be at least 90!|
|Kat Velez: ... the Bears' inevitable failure can be postponed another week.|
|Mike Balzer: ... Dom DeCicco may become a slight underdog for the Bears' starting ILB spot.|
4. What's your must-have for every fantasy football draft?
|Brian Moore: A Magic 8 Ball. You're basically taking a stab in the dark anyway.|
|Matt Pais: A pen or computer. Very difficult to do it all by memory.|
|Grant Yanney: A timed draft and music. Calez Kid With Raps mixtape. Groove!|
|Kat Velez: A global filter on the words "fantasy football" in TweetDeck.|
|Mike Balzer: Someone willing to draft Devin Hester in the first round.|
5. Make a prediction for college football season.
|Brian Moore: Opposing fans might be pretty hard on Penn State.|
|Matt Pais: I predict I will often say on Saturday afternoons, "I wish the NFL was on."|
|Grant Yanney: Geno Smith will win the Heisman. Side note: The new system still won't stop the booster system.|
|Kat Velez: I will continue not to give a damn.|
|Mike Balzer: Penn State fans will grow more and more insufferable with each passing week.|
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