Next episode of “Bears Life presented by Xfinity,” featuring a look into the private life of Bears safety RYAN MUNDY, premieres Sunday, August 9 at 5:00 PM CT
Chicago, IL (August 5, 2015) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Bears, will provide viewers with a new episode of its half-hour, documentary-style program entitled Bears Life presented by Xfinity, which takes viewers inside the private lives of some of the Bears most beloved players.
The next edition of Bears Life will make its Comcast SportsNet debut on Sunday, August 9 at 5:00 PM CT (or immediately following “Cubs Postgame Live”), featuring a behind-the-scenes look into the personal life of Bears safety RYAN MUNDY. Mundy, who is now entering his eighth NFL season, second with the Bears, has never missed a game in his standout career.
CSN recently spent an entire day following and interviewing Mundy at Wrigley Field, where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Cubs-Reds game on June 14, along his moment in the spotlight singing the 7th inning stretch. CSN also gained exclusive access to capture Mundy’s behind-the-scenes life at home, where he is a proud husband and father to two young daughters. Among the topics of discussion include how the team struggles of last season have fueled him for a career year in 2015, why he feels such a strong connection to the city of Chicago, along with his preparation for life after football as he has already participated in graduate programs at Notre Dame and, more recently, the University of Miami.
Viewers are also urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional Bears Life content never before seen on TV. Plus, fans will also be able to watch Bears Life online after its on-air debut. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Bears Life presented by Xfinity, featuring Ryan Mundy, on the following dates/times: Sun, Aug. 9 at 10:00 PM (on CSN+HD) - Mon, Aug. 17 at 4:30 PM - Tue, Aug. 18 at 8:00 PM - Fri, Aug. 21 at 7:30 PM - Sun, Aug. 23 at 4:30 PM (on CSN+HD) - Thu, Aug. 27 at 1:00 PM - Sat, Aug. 29 at 3:30 PM (on CSN+HD) & Sun, Aug. 30 at 5:00 PM. (Schedule subject to change)
Note the following quotes from the next edition of Bears Life presented by Xfinity, premiering Sunday, August 9 at 5:00 PM on Comcast SportsNet:
MUNDY on the disappointing 2014 Bears season:
“This is a bold statement, but I believe it to be true. Last year was probably my worst cumulative experience in a football season ever. I’ve been playing football since 1992, so that’s a long time. There was so much going on and there was so much that went wrong. I had a great season individually, but it didn’t matter because there was always something going on with our team. We could never just be on the same page. Whether it was offense, whether it was defense giving up 100 points in two games, or offense when we couldn’t score more than 28 points in any game…it was just bad…it was always something. Thankfully, that’s over. We got some good people in the building and I’m really looking forward to that. I’m a big believer in environment and energy and I felt like the environment just wasn’t good last year.”
MUNDY on why he loves Chicago:
“I have a strong connection to the city of Chicago because it reminds me of my hometown of Pittsburgh. They are very similar cities. Blue collar, great people, they care about their teams, family-oriented cities and just hard working cities with a lot of tradition and history. I think that’s really why I embrace the city of Chicago and why I really like it here and I’m going to make it my home.”
MUNDY on life after football:
“One of the first things someone said to me was that the NFL stood for ‘Not For Long.’ Fortunately, I’m going into my eighth year and I’ve had a great career and some great experiences. At some point, the game does come to an end whether I play eight years, nine years, ten years, or an undrafted rookie comes in and plays only one season or somewhere in between. Eventually you’re going to have to stop playing football and move on with life. My plan was to play ten years and that’s only three seasons from now and I’ll only be 32 years old. I looked at it like, ‘What am I going to do with the rest of my life at age 32?...I accomplished my life goal at the age of 22, what’s my next challenge?...How do I take things that I’ve learned from football and the values and characteristics that I’ve built up in this game and make them applicable in the next aspect of my life?’ That’s what really excites me.”
NOTE: New episodes of Bears Life presented by Xfinity will be announced at a later date.