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A conversation about finishing moves, dating on television and the DNA wrestling shares with MMA, with one of the most interesting humans in the World Wrestling Federation? Yes!

The exciting experience of being in a city that is suddenly very into football. The less-exciting experience of watching two types of brands be argued about on TV. The good news is that four really good teams are playing in two football games on Sunday. It's pretty good news.

For Chicago sports fans, Jay Cutler is a problem. For the Chicago Bears, he's something like a solution to a problem that has lasted for generations. No one seems all that happy about it, Cutler very much included. In every possible way, it's complicated.

To paraphrase the great philosopher Enzo Amore, before last Wednesday, if we had a dime for every time professional wrestling fans universally agreed on something, we would have ZERO DIMES. But then last Wednesday, after more than two years of anticipation and speculation that stretched for months before that, the WWE announced their Network. And the crowd said, "Yes!"

Michael Bradley is one of America's best soccer players, and very much in his prime, which makes it that much more surprising that he's coming home to America's soccer league. But maybe he and Major League Soccer both know what they're doing.

Coatesville, Pa. was a city with problems even before a massive scandal broke involving racism and corruption in its schools. Football was a big part of that scandal. It will also be a big part of Coatesville's healing process.

On the NFL's puzzling resistance to holding games in well-lit, climate-free underground facilities, and a fairly serious discussion of how the Chargers might beat the Broncos, and the dad-ish corporate inspiration of New England and other playoff things.

A tale of a Yugoslavian mule, a very desperate football team coached by Don Knotts, and romantic love. It's a Disney film, naturally.

For their own specific miserable reasons, the Brooklyn Nets and Chicago Bulls have been tough to watch this season under the best of circumstances. Christmas Day basketball is not the best of circumstances.

China is trying to build a golf program that can win the country Olympic gold. It's worked for China in diving and gymnastics, but this time—and this sport—just seem like a different story.