Hester looking to get back on the edge


Hester looking to get back on the edge

Throughout his distinguished career, Devin Hester has been a coachs best and worst pupil. His play has defined greatness at times, and at others, his decisions have been suspect and he has sometimes lived so close the edge that he has fallen off.

Against the Detroit Lions, however, a different Devin Hester was in action and neither he nor the Bears liked the result. He fair-caught two of three Lions punts, one when he had open ground in front of him. Matters were to the point that Earl Bennett was inserted as the punt returner.

That Devin Hester is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. The old Devin Hester is planning a return, the one who was at his best with his hair on fire but tempered by years of experience.

When youve got the opportunity, youve got to be aggressive and go make those plays, and maybe steal one, Hester said. Thats something Ive got to start doing, just the returns that Im capable of and being more aggressive.

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

Fire fans swarm O'Hare to greet Bastian Schweinsteiger

In the age of social media you can track something like Bastian Schweinsteiger's flight to Chicago in almost real-time.

The Chicago Fire publicized Schweinsteiger's Tuesday arrival in Chicago, giving fans details of when his plane was expected to arrive and at what terminal.

First, Schweinsteiger and his former tennis player wife, Ana Ivanovic, both tweeted photos to their millions of followers about their trip.

Once they arrived, the mob scene at O'Hare was on. Schweinsteiger was greeted by hundreds of fans.

Check out the video above for some footage of Schweinsteiger's arrival.

He will be introduced formally with a press conference on Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Fire Pitch in Chicago. The press conference will air on CSN+ and be streamed live on CSNChicago.com.

Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?


Hawks Talk Podcast: What's the cause of recent struggles?

On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle and Steve Konroyd discuss the latest slump and how much does Artem Anisimov's injury play a role in their struggles?

Konroyd tells us he was surprised by Ryan Hartman's benching in Tampa.

The guys play the game, playoff minutes or press box minutes?  They run through the players who are on the bubble when it comes to postseason play.

They also discuss the Hawks chances of overtaking Washington for the President's trophy.

Plus, Konroyd breaks down possible first round opponents: St Louis, Calgary and Nashville.