The Cubs got some unexpected time off and cooled off the red hot Astros. I did like the fact that they took two of three from the Cardinals before the Astros but cannot say they looked great doing it. they definitely looked good in the two games with the Astros albeit Houston was displaced to Milwaukee, they still only got one hit in the two games. What a great set of games by the Cubs.
The Packers start 1-0 as does Brett Favre and the Jets. The Packers go to 2-0 over the Lions in Detroit this weekend so that looks good. They get the Cowboys next who just might fail in Green Bay based on their Monday night performance defensively.
The Blackhawks are getting set for the season with a reasonable though still young team that will hopefully end their playoff drought.
The Illini look decent. Not ready for the championship yet I would hazard a guess but deserving of being a top team.