Great news: The Heckler’s December issue has hit the streets. In addition to our award-winning unbelievable Chicago sports coverage, this month The Heckler names its first-ever Sportsman of the Year. Here’s a  hint: His nickname should be “Pick Six.”

Football News
CBS adds 10th host to ‘NFL Today’
Bears looking to modernize offense; Might go to Run and Shoot to catch up to 1989

Cutler asks why he has to wear play-calling wristband when team only has 5 plays

Cubs trade Samardzija to Bears for Johnny Knox; Cubs get Bears’ first-round pick in ’11, Knox to play center at Wrigley
Robbie Gould changes name to ‘Mistletoe’ in time for the holidays; Bears’ top offensive weapon inspired by Ocho Cinco

Lovie Smith seen ordering holiday coal in bulk at Menards



Fired coaches Weis and Mangino agree to pay-per-view sumo wrestling match

View of game on CBS disappears under storm of overzealous tele-highligting

NFL considers curbing use of instant replay following 7-hour game; Play stopped 15 times in first half alone

Report from North Pole: Bears are “naughty,” Hawks are “nice”

Blackhawks News
McDonough finally getting the hang of hockey lingo; No longer calls puck ‘that hard black disk thingie’
Kane, Keith, Toews mistaken for orphans in wacky caroling mishap

Campbell deal to wear Air Jordans in game ends in disaster

Ride with chatty kid can’t end fast enough for Zamboni driver

Bulls/NBA News
Del Negro won’t answer phone on Christmas Eve; Fears Skiles-like termination
Bulls fan surprised to learn season began more than a month ago

Memphis has a basketball team for some reason; Apparently Oklahoma City, Sacramento also among cities that still have teams

Cubs News

Cubs 2010 season motto “This is it” determined to be more specific than “It’s Gonna Happen”

Derrek Lee sends text message to Aaron Miles: “JK ABT BNG BFFS”

Woo-Woo in History: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation in 1989

White Sox News
Concessions vendors convince management against trading Jenks
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Thanks to Vizquel, Jones signings, Sox picked to have best defensive team of late ’90s
Omar Vizquel appears in AARP commercial
Real Deal
The 11 worst logos in pro sports & Loco Rob wishes you Happy Holidays


Other News
Nation remains aghast at revelations of infidelity by pro athlete; ‘A rich, good-looking guy who travels often? Who’d have thought?’

Entire team gets lifetime contracts

Bears demoted to CFL

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