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Four Stars of the Week - 9/4/2023

Highlighting the best performances and top performances from your favorite Chicago Sports teams every week.

Justin Steele - Cubs Pitcher

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In a week where the Cubs probably should’ve capitalized more, Justin Steele continued to make his NL Cy Young case. In his past 2 starts Steele has thrown 15 IP of 1 run ball and 18 total strikeouts against the Giants and D-Backs (HIs 12 against the Giants were a career high). I don’t know if Justin is going to win the Cy Young award since this isn’t 2005 anymore, but he’s without a doubt, the ace of this club, and the pride of Lucedale, Mississippi.

-Teige Mullin

Roschon Johnson - Bears Runningback

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 While the rest of the team seemingly looked like they were putting forth zero effort in a 38-20 thwacking at the hands of our fiercest rivals (shoutout Chase Claypool), Roschon Johnson entered the game in garbage time and made the most of it.  He toted the rock five times for 20 yards and a touchdown and had six receptions for 35 yards, bowling over Packer defenders in the process.  If he keeps this up, I could easily see him replacing D’Onta Foreman on the depth chart and becoming a focal point of the offense before season’s end.

Darnell Mooney - Bears Wide Reciever

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While there weren’t many positives in the Bears passing game on Sunday, Mooney had a solid performance to start the season. Mooney led the team in receiving with four receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown. Like the last two seasons, Mooney seemed to be the only thing that the Bears could rely upon from a passing game standpoint. With him in the final year of his rookie contract, this will be a big opportunity for him to prove that he has a spot on this roster long-term as the Bears’ wide receiver two. So far, Mooney has passed the tes

Chris Chelios - Blackhawks Defenseman

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The Hall of Famer had himself a night on Thursday. The former Blackhawks defenseman was enjoying his night at the United Center at the Pearl Jam concert when part way through, his friend Eddie Vedder pulled him on stage for a surprise. He revealed that on February 25th, 2024, the Blackhawks will retire Chelios’s #7 jersey in a pregame ceremony before the Blackhawks face off against the Red Wings. Congrats Chris, you deserve it.