1. What are the keys to being Matt Forte's backup?
|Sean Ely: Tying his shoes, strapping his helmet and washing his jersey after games.|
|Pete McMurray: Strong forearms to lift those water bottles.|
|Ernest Wilkins: Patience while sitting on the bench -- maybe a skill like knitting?|
|Elliott Serrano: Know to block the blitzing corner. And what everyone likes in their coffee.|
|Emily Brown: Be ready to play if he gets hurt. Otherwise, don't expect to play, like, ever.|
2. When a rookie gets reps with the first team at Bears training camp ...
|Sean Ely: He burns the starters, because, let's be honest with ourselves, they aren't great.|
|Pete McMurray: Usually means a starter most likely had to take a potty break. Can I say potty break in RedEye?|
|Ernest Wilkins: Then it's good! We don't want to draft crappy rookies, right?|
|Elliott Serrano: He's one step closer to becoming a real Monster of the Midway.|
|Emily Brown: He's one step closer to becoming a real Monster of the Midway.|
3. 109,000 people watching an English Premier League match in the U.S. is like...
|Sean Ely: 109,000 Europeans watching a Cubs game. Or anyone watching a Cubs game. Unlikely.|
|Pete McMurray: A free donut stampede at the Donut Hut in Burr Ridge ...|
|Ernest Wilkins: Normal overseas. Stop sleeping on soccer, y'all!|
|Elliott Serrano: ... something I'd rather do than spend a day surrounded by drunk Lolla-goers in sweaty tees and too-short cutoff jeans.|
|Emily Brown: 109,000 people watching a NFL game in England.|
4. What can Chicago sports teams learn from Lollapalooza?
|Sean Ely: Endurance. And I even heard AAA pitcher John Domanico raged at Lolla then pitched a 1-hitter the next day.|
|Pete McMurray: Even mediocre talent sells tickets.|
|Ernest Wilkins: Wear a raincoat! Oh, and comfortable shoes.|
|Elliott Serrano: If you build an overpriced event that crams too many people in, they will come?|
|Emily Brown: Traffic control.|
5. If Derrick Rose and the Bulls really are on the same page, what page is that?
|Sean Ely: Last place -- err, I mean, the last page. Or something.|
|Pete McMurray: Page 1 of the New England Journal of Medicine.|
|Ernest Wilkins: "Focus on basketball so we can win a title," I hope.|
|Elliott Serrano: The appendix.|
|Emily Brown:Page 1, of course. Hello, it's Rose's number!|