Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season from all of at at Windy City Gridiron!
Since we have football the next four days in a row, we’re giving you guys an open thread to talk about all the gridiron fun in between your holiday festivities. We’ll be revisiting this thread each day, so enjoy the football and keep in mind that open threads are rated WCG-MA.
The best path to the playoffs for the Chicago Bears is to win out and hope Arizona loses one of their next two, but there’s actually a path for the Bears to get as high as the 5th seed.
Here’s the line up of games for week 16.
(All times Central)
Friday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
Saturday, December 26
(Bears’ fans, root for the 49ers)
Sunday, December 27
Chicago Bears at Jacksonville Jaguars, 12:00 p.m. on CBS
Monday, December 28
And here’s some info from SB Nation about the updates that they made to our Coral commentating system.
- We’ve removed ‘Read more of this conversation’! Yeah, we know. It wasn’t great. From Friday, no longer will ongoing conversations be pushed to another page. Instead, when they hit a certain depth, the view stays flat, and you can see who is replying to whom. This was developed in conjunction with our Feedback Group. Like everything we do, it’s a work in progress. We’ll be watching to see how it’s used, and how we can make it better. Let us know what you think.
- You can now see who’s Rec’ing your comments. Inside the ‘My Profile’ tab (where your comment history and notifications are), all your comments with Recs will now have a small arrow - click that to see who’s appreciating what you’re putting down.
- There’s a keyboard shortcut to quickly post a comment. We know what it’s like when you’re typing fast on Game Day and you just want to say it without moving the mouse. Hitting CONTROL-ENTER now posts your comment quick-smart without having to click ‘submit’.
- Better navigation. When you hit the bottom of the comments, you can now jump to the Discussions or Profile tab via a couple of easy links right there.
- Plus a bunch of small fixes and improvements.
And here’s what they’re prioritizing for early next year:
- Unread comments / Z Key. We hear you on this one, loud and clear. We’re working on it.
- A bunch of other improvements and features.
- Something else on your wish list? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
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