Whether he knew the Bears full name or not he just referred to Charles Tillman as Tillman the cornerback will happily accept his name being mentioned by the then- and since-re-elected President of the United States.
Barack Obama was interviewed at halftime of last Monday nights Philadelphia-New Orleans game and specifically mentioned Tillman and his play at the level of Defensive Player of the Year.
I think its a huge honor, Tillman said. Im happy he won. I wish congratulations to him and his family. It was a great honor.
If only Tillman had gotten to hear it. Hes, you know, like, this really, really old guy, so he already was in bed and asleep by the time the President mentioned him, so he had to get the news the next day.
I go to bed early -- four kids, Tillman said. I was asleep, but I had a bunch of text messages that morning when I woke up. I definitely thought it was cool to get mentioned from our Commander-in-Chief.
And to the Big Guy: Thanks for the shout-out, Tillman said.
The Cubs continue their series with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night in the nation's capital, and you can catch all the action on CSN and streaming live on CSNChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.
Coverage from the District of Columbia with Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies begins at 6 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the game for reaction and analysis on Cubs Postgame Live.
Tonight's starting pitching matchup: John Lackey (5-8, 4.74 ERA) vs. Stephen Strasburg (8-2, 3.57 ERA)
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Carlos Rodon makes his season debut as the White Sox take on the New York Yankees tonight, and you can catch all the action on CSN Plus and live streaming on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports App.
Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.
Tonight’s starting pitching matchup: Carlos Rodon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA)
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