1.Blackhawks. Blues. Playoffs. Discuss.
Clark Jones: St. Louis! Chicago! An epic battle for the title of "Monsters of the Megabus."
Aly Bockler: Hope my playoff beard comes in before Thursday! Let's go boys!
Scott Bolohan: Should be a good series between "arch" rivals. Get it? St. Louis has an arch.
Bear Jordan: I don't acknowledge any blues unless "Chicago" comes before them.
Angi Taylor: Finally hockey season starts!
2. What should the Cubs get Derek Jeter for his farewell tour?
Clark Jones: A trip to a South Side Harold's Chicken. He'll miss the whole series by the time his order's ready.
Aly Bockler: Joe Girardi's approval.
Scott Bolohan: Like, a really cool pen. I don't know, seems like something he'd be into.
Bear Jordan: A 1908 World Series ring.
Angi Taylor: A pen and pad of paper so he can write down advice on winning.
3. What in Chicago sports would you describe as "grossly inappropriate"?
Clark Jones: How does U.S. Cellular still sponsor a stadium when no one still owns a U.S. Cellular phone?
Aly Bockler: Beer prices at Wrigley. Come on, I'm gonna need at least four of these to make the Cubs watchable.
Scott Bolohan: I'm gonna go ahead and say the team with the culturally insensitive symbol.
Bear Jordan: Derrick Rose's knees, pre-surgery.
Angi Taylor: The fact that troughs still exist at Wrigley. 100 years is still too soon for an upgrade?
4. What's the secret to Alexei Ramirez's hot start at the plate?
Clark Jones: A sense of relief, knowing there's only one team playing actual baseball this season in Chicago.
Aly Bockler: Ventura promised his skinny butt a sandwich with every run he scores!
Scott Bolohan: He's been experimenting with eating.
d Bear Jordan: Bacon on a stick. Duh.
Angi Taylor: His new nickname "Sexi Alexei" gave him some extra swag.
5. How will the White Sox greet Jake Peavy when they play the Red Sox this week?
Clark Jones: Something from 2003, commemorating the last time his arm worked for a full season.
Aly Bockler: With a "wink wink" ... we all know you didn't do much to get that World Series ring with Boston! #ridingcoattails
Scott Bolohan: Quietly during visiting hours. He's hurt, right?
Bear Jordan: See previous answer.
Angi Taylor: With a wicked-awesome grand slam from "Sexi Alexei."