“SportsNet Central: Draft Central” preview show to air this Sunday, May 4 at 10:30 PM;
Comprehensive NFL Draft Night coverage from Halas Hall begins Thursday, May 8;
"SportsNet Central: Draft Central” wrap-up show to air Sunday, May 11 at 10:30 PM;
24/7 NFL Draft Coverage via Bears “Insider” John ‘Moon’ Mullin on CSNChicago.com
Chicago, IL (May 2, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for in-depth Chicago Bears coverage all year long, is ready to deliver extensive coverage of the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10) highlighted by a pair of standalone, half-hour SportsNet Central: Draft Central specials, nightly reports on SportsNet Central and 24/7 Draft coverage on CSNChicago.com.
On Sunday, May 4 at 10:30 PM, fans can look forward to SportsNet Central: Draft Central, a half-hour NFL Draft preview show hosted by Chris Boden, along with “Bears Pre/Postgame Live” analysts Jim Miller and Dan Jiggetts. The special will recap the Bears off-season, which included the re-signing of quarterback Jay Cutler & the free agent acquisition veteran defensive end Jared Allen among others. Among the interviews will include a chat with Bears GM Phil Emery to assess his thoughts on what areas the Bears are looking to improve via the upcoming draft. In addition, Miller and Jiggetts will their expert thoughts on which areas the team needs to improve upon and which potentially available players can fill those spots with on-field success.
Beginning Thursday, May 8, SportsNet Central at 6:00 PM & 10:00 PM will have Day One of the NFL Draft covered as Chris Boden, Dan Jiggetts & CSNChicago.com Bears “Insider” John ‘Moon’ Mullin will file multiple reports from Halas Hall with a detailed profile on who the Bears chose with their 14th overall pick. Interviews with the Bears top pick, Emery and other Bears personnel will be featured on SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live starting Thursday and throughout the weekend.
On Sunday, May 11 at 10:30 PM, an NFL Draft wrap-up edition of SportsNet Central: Draft Central will take place featuring Boden, Miller and Jiggetts as they’ll assess the entire draft from both a Bears and overall league perspective. The show will also feature interviews with Bears management with their reflections on the draft.
From a digital standpoint, CSNChicago.com will have the Bears/NFL Draft covered 24/7 featuring the following highlights:
* Bears “Insider” John ‘Moon’ Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) will file daily reports leading up to and throughout the 2014 NFL Draft.
* Fans can chat NFL Draft and potential Bears moves by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #BearsTalk and by going to the “Bears Pulse” page at CSNChicago.com.
* For a deeper look at potential NFL draftees, fans are urged to visit CSNChicago.com’s "Road to the Draft" section.
* CSNChicago.com will work closely with NBC Sports’ “Pro Football Talk” throughout the weekend for additional nationally-based NFL Draft content.