'Rudy' excited by Notre Dame's success


'Rudy' excited by Notre Dame's success

Notre Dame's 13-6 win over Michigan last week has earned it plenty of recognition, from a top-10 AP ranking to plenty of laudatory comments about how the Irish are "back."

Add Notre Dame's most famous walk-on to the list of those who have taken notice of the Irish's 4-0 start.

"Im excited for them," Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger told CSN Chicago at Monday's White Sox game, where he threw out the first pitch. "Im excited for the fact they found that rhythm, the confidence. Its the first time in a long time we feel passion, which is very important."

Notre Dame is 4-0 for the first time since 2002, when the Irish wound up going 10-3 under first-year coach Tyrone Willingham. They're in the top 10 for the first time since 2006, which was also the last year the team earned a BCS berth.

And Ruettiger sees that success as the product of the team's coach.

"Im happy for Brian Kelly that he brings the passion to the table, which is good," Ruettiger explained. "I'm just excited. He gets it. When you get it, you can get it done."

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.