Joel Quenneville to be next featured guest on CSN's monthly interview series 'Inside Look'

Joel Quenneville to be next featured guest on CSN's monthly interview series 'Inside Look'


Inside Look presented by Cadillac, hosted by Comcast SportsNets Pat Boyle & featuring Joel Quenneville to debut Wednesday, January 16 at 9:00 PM to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of Inside Look, including extended video clips

Chicago, IL (January 14, 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 Wednesday, January 16 at 9:00 PM, Comcast SportsNets Pat Boyle hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Chicago Blackhawks head coach JOEL QUENNEVILLE. Coach Q, who led the Blackhawks to their first Stanley Cup title after 49 years in 2010, discusses everything from how he went from being an NHL player to the coaching ranks, the excitement of being a part of the teams rebuilding plans, the love and support of his family and much more.

In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNets website,, 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 Joel Quenneville on the following datestimes: Thu, Jan. 17 at 9:30pm - Mon, Jan. 21 at 9pm - Wed, Jan. 23 at 12:30pm - Sun, Jan. 27 at 4pm - Tue, Jan. 29 at 11:30pm & Thu, Jan. 31 at 11pm. (Schedule subject to change)

Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Joel Quenneville presented by Cadillac premiering Wednesday, January 16 on Comcast SportsNet:

QUENNEVILLE on when he decided to become a coach:

I look at all of my former teammates, and theyd say 'the least likely guy to be a coach!' I was probably a character back in the day. There were several guys when we were in Hartford that turned out they're coaching in today's game and are in the NHL todayyou can go down the list of almost every roster and see a former Whaler on a coaching staff and organization at the NHL level. In my last year (as a player), I was sent down from Washington to play most of that year in Baltimore, and realized that I'm going to have to get a real job next year and did some work in the off-season preparing for life after hockey, but in the summer, I went to Roger's (Neilson) coaching clinic in Windsor and began looking around. Cliff Leture game me a job as a playerassistant coach on a new farm team in Toronto, St. John'sNewfoundland. I got a chance to work with Marc Crawford, and been fortunate along the way.

QUENNEVILLE on being a major factor in the Blackhawks renaissance:

Both (Blackhawks President & CEO) John (McDonough) and (Blackhawks Chairman) Rocky (Wirtz) did an amazing job right from the outset. They put a lot of things in placethe staffing, the right peopleand the enthusiasm seems to be contagious throughout not just the organization, but the entire city on what's coming is going to be excitingthe enthusiasm was real. I think the one thing is Rocky and John initially were like 'do your thing' and it was fun to be walking right off that bat, knowing there's a lot of great people around here, but at the end of the day, you trust your instincts and do what you do. But the support was always therethere are a lot of nice things about playing & being a Blackhawk.

QUENNEVILLE on his familys adjustment to life in Chicago:

Weve always been together. A lot of coaches knowing the transition and disruptions in the middle of the years, they sometimes stay apart, but weve always hung together and its always been helpful.

Bears Talk Podcast: What's next for Bears at QB after Brian Hoyer suffers broken arm?


Bears Talk Podcast: What's next for Bears at QB after Brian Hoyer suffers broken arm?

Lance Briggs, Alex Brown and Jim Miller break down where the Bears go at QB following Brian Hoyer’s injury and evaluate the defense’s gutsy performance on Thursday night against the Packers despite numerous injuries. Plus, a look at the big picture and who can help the Bears down the road.

Check out the latest edition of the Bears Talk Podcast here:

Anthony Rizzo/Javier Baez antics show how this Cubs team doesn’t feel the same weight of history

Anthony Rizzo/Javier Baez antics show how this Cubs team doesn’t feel the same weight of history

LOS ANGELES – Within minutes of the last out on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium, ESPN’s @SportsCenter account sent out a photo of Moises Alou at the Wrigley Field wall to more than 30 million Twitter followers: “The last time the Cubs were up 3-2 in an NLCS was Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS vs. the Marlins. Most remember it as ‘the Bartman Game.’”

As Kerry Wood once said: “Irrelevant, dude.”
Look, the Cubs still need to find a way to beat either Clayton Kershaw or Rich Hill this weekend, with Kenley Jansen resting and waiting for the multiple-inning saves. The obligatory description for Kershaw is “the best pitcher on the planet.” Hill’s lefty curveball – and “the perceptual velocity” of his fastball – freezes hitters. Jansen has a mystical cutter reminiscent of the great Mariano Rivera. The top-heavy part of this Los Angeles playoff pitching staff has held the Cubs to zero runs in 16.1 innings.

But until proven otherwise, forget about this idea of a Cubs team weighed down by the history of a franchise that hasn’t played in the World Series since 1945.

Just look at Javier Baez getting in Anthony Rizzo’s airspace during Game 5, the human-highlight-film second baseman standing right next to the All-Star first baseman as he caught a Kike Hernandez pop-up for the second out of the third inning.

It didn’t matter that this was a 1-0 game and MVP-ballot players Justin Turner and Corey Seager were coming up. This is what the 2016 Cubs do. Rizzo caught the ball, quickly flipped it underhand and it bounced off Baez’s chest – in front of a sellout crowd of 54,449 and a national Fox Sports 1 audience.

“We always mess around,” Rizzo said at his locker inside a tight clubhouse jammed with media after an 8-4 win. “So I’m screaming: ‘Javy! Javy! I got it! I got it, Javy, I got it!’

“And usually he’ll yell at me: ‘Don’t miss it!’ Or I’ll yell at him: ‘Don’t miss it!’

“We do that a lot. If it’s a pop-up to him, I’ll go right behind him. It’s just little ways of slowing the game down and having fun, too.”

Rizzo is a Gold Glove-caliber first baseman for a team that led the majors in defensive efficiency this year. As a super-utility guy, Baez got credit for 11 defensive runs saved in 383 innings at second base, or one less than co-leaders Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler, who each did it in almost 1,300 innings.

“Sometimes when I call (Rizzo) off to get a fly ball, he starts talking to me,” Baez said. “I tell him: ‘Hey, you can do whatever you want. Just don’t move my head. You can touch me if you want. Just don’t move my head.’

“And I told him to be ready for it, because I was going to do the same thing. You just got to be focused on the fly ball. No matter what’s happening around you, you just got to catch it.”

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This isn’t about Bartman. It’s about a group of young, confident players who are growing up together and absolutely expect to be in this position. It’s manager Joe Maddon designing “Embrace The Target” T-shirts and telling them to show up to the ballpark whenever they want and then blow off batting practice.

“For sure, we’re relaxed,” said Baez, who’s gone viral during these playoffs, the rest of the country witnessing his amazing instincts and flashy personality. “I’m relaxed when I play defense.”

The thing is, Rizzo and Baez could be playing next to each other for the next five years, the same way Kris Bryant and Addison Russell will be anchoring the left side of the infield.

This is how Rizzo introduced Russell to The Show when a natural shortstop tried to learn second base on the fly last year and track pop-ups in front of 40,000 people: “Hey, watch out for that skateboard behind you! Don’t trip!”

“Oh yeah, we yell at each other all the time,” Rizzo said. “It’s just one of those things where you got to stay loose.”