Noah: "Leave my guy alone"

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Noah: "Leave my guy alone"

Joakim Noah showed he isn't afraid to stand up and defend his friend and fellow Chicago athlete.

In an interview with ESPN's Michele Steele, Noah talked about his personal life, from his favorite vacation spots, to his hair, to the number of languages he speaks. And he didn't hesitate to share his thoughts on Patrick Kane's issues with the media after a trip to Madison, Wisc. that revealed some questionable photos.

"I gotta show my guy some love -- Pat Kane," Noah said. "That's my dude. You gotta show him love. You guys are on him -- leave my guy alone.

"He's a young guy and he made you guys happy when he won the championship... and now you guys see a couple pictures on the Internet and you guys are all over him.

"What happens in the club stays in the club, Chicago. Stop taking pictures, trying to criminalize your players and stuff like that. Pat Kane, you my guy -- shout out to Patrick Kane."

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?

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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.