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Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley to be next featured guest on CSN's Inside Look

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley to be next featured guest on CSN's Inside Look

FORMER CHICAGO MAYOR RICHARD M. DALEY
TO BE THE NEXT FEATURED GUEST ON COMCAST SPORTSNETS MONTHLY INTERVIEW SERIES, INSIDE LOOK

Inside Look presented by Cadillac, hosted by Comcast SportsNets David Kaplan, featuring Mayor Daley to debut Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 PM

CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of Inside Look, including extended video clips

Chicago, IL (October 10, 2012) Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.

Debuting Sunday, October 14 at 7:30 PM, Comcast SportsNets David Kaplan hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with the former Mayor of the city of Chicago RICHARD M. DALEY. Daley discusses everything from his belief that Chicago should be awarded a second NFL franchise, losing the 2016 Olympic bid for Chicago, his unending love for the White Sox, to life after running the city for 22 years and much more.

In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNets website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Mayor Daley on the following datestimes: Mon, Oct. 15 at 9:30pm - Sat, Oct. 20 at 6pm - Thu, Oct. 25 at 1pm - Sun, Oct. 28 at 4:30pm - Wed, Nov. 7 at 7:30pm & Sun, Nov. 11 at 5pm.

Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Mayor Daley presented by Cadillac premiering Sunday, October 14 on Comcast SportsNet:

DALEY on his belief that the NFL should award Chicago with a second franchise:

Why is it New York has two (NFL teams), Florida has three, San Francisco has two? When you think of that, Chicago loves sports too. We get a second team in here, you could build a new stadium, you could have a huge international soccer teams coming in, you could do the Final Four, you could do anything you want with a brand new stadium. Itd be privately funded, government can help a little bit, but Ive always believed we could take a second team and, every Sunday, we would have a team playing in the National Football League.

DALEY on losing the 2016 Olympic bid for Chicago:

We got great coverage worldwide about Chicago, so I was back there and met a lot of the delegates...I was nice to em (laughs), and I have a lot of good memories about it, but like anything else, it became a political issue and thats what it is.

DALEY on keeping a low profile at White Sox games and other sporting events:

Ive never been recognized at sporting events because I want to be there as a fan. Fans want to see the players; they dont want to hear about any of us.

Can Cairo Santos be the kicker the Bears need?

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Can Cairo Santos be the kicker the Bears need?

Since the Bears inserted Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback, they've had 12 drives end with a field goal — an average of two per game. Connor Barth hit nine of those dozen kicks, which had an average distance of 38.4 yards, but all three of Barth’s misses came from 45 yards or longer. 

Barth’s missed game-tying 46-yarder in the final seconds Sunday against the Detroit Lions was the last straw for someone who hadn’t been consistent in his one and a half years in Chicago. So enter Cairo Santos, who made 89 of 105 field goals (85 percent) from 2014-2017 with the Kansas City Chiefs. More importantly: Santos has made 73 percent of his career field goals from 40 or more yards; Barth made 52 percent of his kicks from the same distance with the Bears. 

(73 percent from long range isn’t bad, but it’s not great, either: Philadelphia Eagles kicker and Lyons Township High School alum Jake Elliott has made 88 percent of his 40-plus-yard kicks; Harrison Butker, who replaced Santos in Kansas City, has made 90 percent of his kicks from that distance. Both players are rookies who were drafted and cut prior to the season.)

Santos was released by the Chiefs in late September after a groin injury landed him on injured reserve (he played in three games prior to being released). The injury wasn’t expected to be season-ending, and Santos said he’s felt 100 percent for about two weeks before joining the Bears on Monday. 

“It was a long and difficult battle, but I was confident that it wasn’t going to be a serious injury, I just needed time,” Santos said. “I dealt with it in training camp, I was kicking really well, I was the only kicker in KC, and I didn’t have the appropriate time to heal. I tried to play the first three games and it got worse, so my main goal was to get 100 percent. I’ve been kicking for about a month now and finally the last week been able to come here and visit with the Bears. The muscle is in good shape to come and take a full load of a week’s practice and games, so thankful the opportunity worked out.”

For Santos, these next six weeks can be an audition for him to stick in Chicago next year. If the Bears can look optimistically at the improvements made by the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams with second-year top-drafted quarterbacks, they’ll need to figure out their kicking situation sooner rather than later. Bringing in Santos provides a good opportunity for that down the stretch. 

“He’s kicked in Kansas City, which is a similar climate,” special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers said. “Their field is similar to Soldier Field. He’s played in some big games, played in some important situations and he’s, by and large, been successful in those situations.”

Another wild twist in the Derrick Rose saga

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Another wild twist in the Derrick Rose saga

We may have seen the last of Derrick Rose on a basketball court. 

According to ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Adrian Wojnarowski, the point guard, who's currently recovering from ankle injury, is away from the Cavaliers organization and contemplating his future in basketball: 

The news may come as a shock considering Rose is still only 29 years old, but the Chicago native has experienced triumphant highs and depressing lows like few others in league history. Undoubtedly, that's taken a toll. 

From youngest MVP in league history to injury-prone backup, the former No. 1 pick of the Bulls has seen it all in his nine-year career. And just last season in New York, his passion for the game was called into question after missing a game without informing coaches, players or staff to attend to a family issue. 

He decided to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland last offseason -- a move that nobody could have predicted five years ago -- on a veteran's minimum contract, and averaged 14.3 points before, you guessed it, being forced to sit with injury. 

Fred Hoiberg, who coached Rose for one season in Chicago, weighed in before Friday's Bulls-Warriors game: 

If Rose ultimately decides to step away for good, eerie parallels can be drawn to Doug Collins' NBA stint. Collins didn't have quite the upside Rose had, but he was a three-time All-Star before foot and knee injuries cut his career short at, yes, also 29. 

It's another sad twist in the Derrick Rose Story. He may be the greatest 'What if' in NBA history.