COMCAST SPORTSNETS BEARS POST GAME LIVE TO STREAM LIVE ON CSNChicago.com & ChicagoBears.com THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 23
Former Bears LB Hunter Hillenmeyer to make his Bears PGL debut
CHICAGO, IL (September 21, 2012) In conjunction with the Chicago Bears, Comcast SportsNet, the television home of Bears Post Game Live presented by Illinois Back Institute, will be providing fans with a LIVE STREAM of the popular Bears post-game show on BOTH ChicagoBears.com & CSNChicago.com immediately following the Bears-Rams game this Sunday, September 23 (approx. 3:00 PM). The show will air in its entirety on Comcast SportsNet immediately following White Sox Post Game Live at approx. 6:00 PM.
Bears Post Game Live is a 90-minute post-game show hosted by SportsNet Centrals Chris Boden (@CSNBoden) featuring a team of expert analysts including former Bears quarterback Jim Miller (@15Miller), former Bears offensive linemanveteran Chicago sports media personality Dan Jiggetts and -- a new addition to Bears PGL starting this Sunday -- former Bears standout linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer (@hthill).
In addition to the lively and spirited banter from the stars of the show, Bears Post Game Live also features live post-game press conferences with coaches and players from both teams with SportsNet Centrals Bears beat reporter Kip Lewis (@CSNKipLewis) and CSNChicago.com Bears Insider John Moon Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) providing immediate post-game interviews with Bears players inside & outside the locker room.
Plus there will a special Bears PGL Interactive segment within the show hosted by Nicole Darin (@NicoleDarin). Fans can interact with the show by following CSNChicago.coms live Bears blog during the game and post-game by sending in their questionscomments to the Bears PGL team via Twitter by utilizing the BearsTalk hashtag. Select comments will be featured on the show and on CSNs lower third on-screen ticker.
In terms of overall satisfaction for a fanbase in total, it'd be hard for any team could beat the Cubs' faithful right now.
Ending a 108-year drought will make even the most pessimistic of fans ecstatic.
So it's no surprise Wrigley Field would be considered one of the happiest places on Earth.
To counteract "Blue Monday," CNN discussed 15 of the world's happiest places and Wrigley was included.
But the kicker is — CNN doesn't even mention the World Series championship.
Here's the rationale:
"Wrigley Field, on a warm summer night when the breeze off Lake Michigan makes the flags flutter and your cheeks flush with relief from the damp heat.
"No matter where you sit, you are close to the field, which makes you feel both the intimacy of the game and the immensity of it.
"The players, standing just feet away from you, feel like giants. And the vendors in the stands hawking hot dogs and beers and Italian ice really are a study in that particular species of Chicago native."
Don't know many people who would argue with that.
The only other American location on the list was Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Other worldwide locations include Bangkok, Japan, New Zealand and Copenhagen.
Bears Pro Bowl running back Jordan Howard will have a new positional coach in 2017.
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, the Bears are expected to hire former San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins as their running backs coach.
Before joining the 49ers in 2016, Modkins served as the Detroit Lions running backs coach from 2013-15. Modkins broke into the NFL as a running backs coach with Kansas City Chiefs in 2008. After serving one year in Kansas City, Modkins left for the same job with the Arizona Cardinals in 2009. The following season Modkins took a promotion with the Buffalo Bills, becoming the team's offensive coordinator from 2010-12.
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Modkins will be reunited in Chicago with reported new Bears offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn. The duo worked together for three seasons with the Lions from 2013-15.
The Bears were in need of a new running backs coach after Stan Drayton departed to take an associate head coaching job under Tom Herman at the University of Texas.