Obama does his best Jay Cutler impression

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Obama does his best Jay Cutler impression

The NATO activity in Chicago this weekend has drawn attention from around the world. But while the protesting and political debates have cast something of a negative light on so much of the event, that didn't extend to the fields of Chicago.

There was the nice pregame flag ceremony at Wrigley Field for Game 2 of the BP Crosstown Cup, as well as the first pitch thrown out by General John R. Allen, who is the commander of the International Security Assistance Force stationed in Afghanistan.

Then there's this:

U.S. President and Chicago native Barack Obama got to throw the football around on Soldier Field Sunday night after the NATO working dinner.

So if an injury befalls Jay Cutler again, the Bears now know who to call. Obama's got pretty good form. He may need a quicker release, though. Defensive linemen would be on him in a flash.

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?

Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: