CSN to present 'SportsNet Central at the Ryder Cup' coverage starting Tuesday

CSN to present 'SportsNet Central at the Ryder Cup' coverage starting Tuesday

Chicago, IL (September 24, 2012) Beginning tomorrow (Tue, Sept. 25), Comcast SportsNet Chicago will provide extensive, live, regional coverage reports from the 39th Ryder Cup (from Medinah C.C. in Medinah, IL) on its signature nightly sports news programs, SportsNet Central presented by AT&T U-Verse at 6:30 PM (6:00 PM on Thu, Sept. 27) and GMC SportsNet Central at 10:00 PM & 10:30 PM.

Hosted by Pat Boyle (@CSNBoyle) and a variety of Golf Channel analysts (including GolfChannel.com senior writer Rex Hoggard), plus - continuous tourney reports from Gail Fischer (@GailFisch), SportsNet Central at the Ryder Cup segments will feature a comprehensive breakdown of the days key moments, including highlights, interviews and detailed tournament analysis. In addition, CSN Chicagos nightly sports roundtable talk show, Chicago Tribune Live presented by Smirnoff featuring host David Kaplan, will have live interviews featuring Golf Channel analysts throughout the week nightly at 5:30 PM.

SportsNet Central at the Ryder Cup segments will also showcase numerous feature stories produced by Golf Channel throughout the week, including:

- Michael Jordan 1-on-1: Jordan talks about his love of golf, the Ryder Cup, his love for Chicago and Chicago as a sports town. Golf Channels Mark Rolfing conducts the interview. (Airdates: Tuesday September 25th and Thursday September 27th).

- David Feherty 1-on-1: CSN Chicagos Pat Boyle goes 1-on-1 with the former PGA Tour membercurrent Golf Channel analyst. (NOTE: The Feherty interview will also air on The Pat Boyle Podcast on Thu, Sept. 27 at 11:00 PM.)

- Profile of Medinah Country Club and the history of the Ryder Cup: Viewers will be provided with an in-depth, hole-by-hole analysis of the course (to also be made available for viewing on CSNChicago.com), along with history of the tournament filled with highlights.

SportsNet Central at the Ryder Cup also will have complete highlights and interviews from The Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble Golf Event (Tue, Sept. 25) featuring numerous celebrity participants, including Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps and George Lopez.

Fans are also urged to visit Comcast SportsNets website, CSNChicago.com, for additional tournament coverage highlights, interviews and much more throughout the week.

Edgy Tim goes one-on-one with Mount Carmel's Terrance Taylor

Edgy Tim goes one-on-one with Mount Carmel's Terrance Taylor

Mount Carmel junior defensive end/outside linebacker Terrance Taylor (6-foot-4, 204 pounds) was simply one of the most impressive overall performers at the EDGYTIM Underclassmen Showcase, powered by EFT Football Academy.

Taylor, who worked out as a linebacker at the showcase, also plays defensive end for Hall of Fame head coach Frank Lenti's Caravan. Taylor, who has two early verbal scholarship offers from Central Michigan and Toledo, has the look, tools, overall physical upside and potential to become a highly sought after recruit in the Class of 2018.

Take a few minutes to meet Taylor in the video above.

Fire showing patience with emotional Dax McCarty

Fire showing patience with emotional Dax McCarty

The Chicago Fire opened its preseason on Monday, but much of the focus was on a player that wasn’t there: Dax McCarty.

The Fire traded for the midfielder from the New York Red Bulls last week and he is in camp with the U.S. national team.

Leaving New York hasn’t been easy for McCarty. He tweeted a lengthy thank you note to Red Bull fans on Sunday and still hasn’t mentioned anything about the Fire publically.

Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez and coach Veljko Paunovic visited McCarty at national team camp last week to make introductions.

“We obviously knew that this had to come as a surprise to him,” Rodriguez said on Monday. “A captain of another team, he had just gotten married. There’s never a good time to have unexpected change hit you.”

Getting McCarty on board with what the club is building is going to be key for the team’s success in 2017. Integrating McCarty and the other high-profile offseason additions, fellow midfielder Juninho and striker Nemanja Nikolic, into what Paunovic wants to implement will play a big role in how the Fire start the season. In order to do so effectively means making McCarty happy with his new team.

“For sure he’s a very, very emotional guy,” Paunovic said. “I like the way he expressed how he feels at this point. We all have to empathize with that and respect his time and the situation that he is going through.”

As poor as the timing of McCarty being traded two days after getting married was, it could be to the Fire’s benefit that McCarty is with the national team now and can have some time to process the change before arriving in preseason camp with the Fire in Florida in February.

“We are waiting for him here with open arms and waiting for him to come back, to handle all this situation, to go through that, then come here clear with desire that he played so far, with the same passion, with the same effort on and off the field and for sure with leadership that he will bring to our locker room,” Paunovic said.

For now, both Rodriguez and Paunovic are preaching patience. Rodriguez said McCarty was the top target of the Fire and said the move was six months in the making.

“We respected his need to breathe and to have time to go through his emotions, to spend time with his wife,” Rodriguez said. “I think everything will come in its due course and when his time with the national team camp ends we’ll give him a little time that he might need to recover from that camp and to attend to some personal matters and we’ll embrace him when he comes.

“For those of us that are married we know that happy wife equals happy life so we have work to do with Dax and his wife and his family and having them feel comfortable about Chicago. They were looking to put down roots in New York. Whether it’s unexpected like that or it’s someone like Nemanja Nikolic who chose us and chose to come here, we still have to work with him and his family and acclimating them. Our approach and our attitude is the same, although the circumstances are different. We have to be empathetic to the sensitivity that Dax and his wife are going through.”