Obama: Tillman is the Defensive Player of the Year

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Obama: Tillman is the Defensive Player of the Year

President Barack Obama joined the Monday Night Football broadcast at halftime and on the eve of the election, talked some sports with Chris Berman.

Obama discussed the college football playoff system set to take effect in 2014, but Chicagoans were assuredly more interested in the comments that followed the brief NCAA discussion.

When asked if the Bears were good enough to win the Super Bowl, Mr. President didn't even hesitate.

"Yes they are," he said. "Best defense in the league right now. You saw yesterday's game. Charles Tillman may be Defensive Player of the Year the way he's playing."

Political thoughts aside, it's definitely nice having a Chicagoan -- and more importantly, a Chicago sports fan -- in office.

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Here are some of Monday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Cubs show why they are defending champs while Nationals still have something to prove

How Ozzie Guillen's harsh honesty resonated with Avisail Garcia

Panarin’s rep: 'He’ll forever cherish his time in Chicago'

Ways to watch, stream Bulls introductory press conference for Kris Dunn, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen

Last-place White Sox ready to trade, but only if the right offer arises

Kyle Schwarber has rocky start to Triple-A stint

How to watch, stream White Sox vs. Yankees

Jordan Howard wants to lead Bears... and lead the league

If Nationals are playoff preview, what should Cubs do at trade deadline?

Burger Bash: White Sox first-round pick puts on show in BP

Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Riding the Metra with five-time major champion Phil Mickelson

Five time major champion, Phil Mickelson, was in Chicago on Monday to promote the KPMG Women's PGA championship.

Mickelson took a 45-minute Metra train ride from Millennium Station to Olympia Fields CC, demonstrating how hassle free it is to get to the event.

While on the train, CSN's Pat Boyle interviewed Mickelson. They discussed Phil skipping the US Open, Tiger's dash cam video and how difficult the decision was for Mickelson to part with his longtime caddy, Jim "Bones" Mackay.

Lefty also talked about the revolving door of first time winners at the last 7 majors and what is left on his golf "to do" list.