CHICAGO BEARS CORNERBACK CHARLES “PEANUT” TILLMAN TO BE THE NEXT FEATURED GUEST ON
COMCAST SPORTSNET’S MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES, “INSIDE LOOK”
“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Chris Boden & featuring ‘Peanut’ Tillman to debut Saturday, August 3 at 9:30 PM
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (July 29, 2013) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.
Debuting Saturday, August 3 at 9:30 PM, Comcast SportsNet’s Chris Boden hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with veteran Bears starting cornerback CHARLES “PEANUT” TILLMAN. Tillman, a two-time Pro Bowl CB (2011-12), who was honored with a First-Team All-Pro selection last season, discusses everything including being drafted by the Bears ten years ago, his uncanny ability to create fumbles by punching the ball out of opponents’ hands, the experience of the Bears falling short in Super Bowl XLI, the origin of his nickname, the heart condition of his daughter Tiana, which led to the creation of the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation (charlestillman.org) and much more.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with “Peanut” Tillman on the following dates/times: Tue, Aug 6 at 10am - Thu, Aug 8 at 3:30pm - Wed, Aug 14 at 4:30pm - Sat, Aug 17 at 7:30pm - Sun, Aug 18 at 7pm - Sun, Aug 25 at 4:30pm & Sat, Aug 31 at 9:30pm. (Schedule subject to change)
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with “Peanut” Tillman presented by Cadillac premiering Saturday, August 3 on Comcast SportsNet:
TILLMAN on the difficulty of concentrating on football during the health ordeal of his daughter Tiana:
"You've got to do a good job of hitting the reset button. Whether it's something good or something bad, you always have to hit the reset button, and have the ability to be at your best at command…that was something that I had to focus on."
TILLMAN on his keen ability to create turnovers by punching the ball out of his opponents’ hands:
"I don't know, I'm just thinking outside the box. I don't hit hard, I'm not a hard hitter, I try, and as much as I try, I just don't hit hard…so I just figured I'd just punch the ball out to make it go out. I can't separate the man from the ball, that's not my forte."
TILLMAN on his biggest regret of the Bears falling short in Super Bowl XLI:
"I think the mindset for me was 'hey we got go to a Super Bowl'...instead of 'we need to win the Super Bowl.’ And I spoke that into existence, we went to one, but we lost, so I blame myself as far as instead of saying 'champions' versus 'hey we need to get to the Super Bowl."
TILLMAN on watching the Blackhawks celebrate another title and his desire to help the 2013 Bears do the same:
"I never experienced (winning a championship), and I yearn for that same feeling…to enjoy it, celebrate it, share it with my teammates…that’s what I want. I mean nobody wants to run around in Bourbonnais in the heat and be out all day in the sun, but if you do, let’s make it count. Let’s make it count for a purpose, and that purpose is to have a parade."
TILLMAN on the reality of playing football with no guarantees:
"At some point and time, the Chicago Bears probably won’t re-sign me. I won’t take that personally, it’s just that they can probably go out and find someone cheaper and get him…it’s a business."