"Ask any fan and they'll tell you we have all the money in the world," said Epstein. "Plus, signing stars is so easy because other teams typically don't get involved in the bidding, and we know there will always be money left over to lock in our current players when their contracts are up."
"Hey, at least most of the country will be passed out by 6 or 7 in a turkey-induced food coma," said Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. "They might not even notice the game. Did we get beat by three touchdowns or was it a close ballgame? Most people probably won't even know until after the weekend."
While acknowledging the lack of a loss came primarily because the team did not get a chance to play a game, Franklin told reporters that "it's a step in the right direction" and that the team is going to "really give it their all next week, I can feel it."
Cubs manager Joe Maddon applauded his team's effort, saying, "I tell you what, I'm proud of these boys, they played hard and didn't let anything faze them. Even when we were heading home, there were three instances of balls just appearing out of nowhere, and these guys didn't even miss a beat. They hit them straight out of the park."
1 – Oakland Raiders: There’s a little Black Hole in my heart today after the Raider rally fell short Sunday but the Men of Black remain #1 based on strength of schedule, RPI, FPI and PSI (think about that, Pats!). Matt McGloin & Marcel Rece hook up for two TD combos vs. Cincy after Derek Carr suffers a first half TKO.
Carl Weathers, master thespian and former Oakland Raider, watches every NFL game from his man cave to compile his weekly Power Rankings exclusively for Heckler readers. Mr. Weathers, despite playing only eight NFL games, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980.
"I never even heard of this guy, but what he's doing for the mustache apparel industry is unheralded," said O'Leary. "And when I saw a pitcher of Arrieta, he doesn't even have a mustache!"