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CSN Chicago's Blackhawks Championship Parade/Rally coverage

CSN Chicago's Blackhawks Championship Parade/Rally coverage

COMCAST SPORTSNET TO SHOWCASE OVER EIGHT-STRAIGHT HOURS OF CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATORY COVERAGE BEGINNING TOMORROW MORNING AT 7:00 AM CT!

 7:00 AM – Replay of Comcast SportsNet’s “Blackhawks Postgame Live” Stanley Cup Championship celebratory coverage from Monday night!

 9:00 AM – LIVE COVERAGE of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally – featuring co-host, Chicago native/lifelong Blackhawks fan/pro wrestling superstar, CM Punk!

 12:30 PM (time approx.) – Replay of Monday night’s Game 6 Stanley Cup championship-clinching win over Tampa Bay, which will also feature the post-game Stanley Cup presentation and much more!

 Live Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally coverage to be streamed on CSNChicago.com and also available via the NBC Sports Live Extra app

 Viewers can get interactive throughout the celebration by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #BlackhawksRally

 

Chicago, IL (June 17, 2015)Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and the most comprehensive coverage of the 2015 STANLEY CUP CHAMPION CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS, will be celebrating the team’s third title in just six years with the entire city of Chicago tomorrow (Thu, June 18), as it will present OVER EIGHT-STRAIGHT HOURS of Blackhawks championship-related programming, highlighted by the network’s extensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally LIVE from the streets of Chicago and Soldier Field!  Please note Comcast SportsNet’s coverage line-up below:

THURSDAY, JUNE 18 on COMCAST SPORTSNET – 2015 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION COVERAGE!

7:00 AM – Blackhawks Postgame Live presented Hawk Ford – Encore edition of CSN’s extensive, acclaimed post-game show that followed Monday night’s Game 6 clincher (hosted by Pat Boyle, Steve Konroyd, and Jamal Mayers). Highlights include numerous celebratory United Center on-ice interviews with Blackhawks players, coaches, and front office executives.   

9:00 AM (LIVE) – CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE & RALLY presented by ChevyDrivesChicago.com and Your Chevy Dealers – Comcast SportsNet’s 2015 Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally coverage will be hosted by Pat Boyle (@CSNBoyle), David Kaplan (@thekapman) and -- Chicago native/pro wrestling superstar/lifelong Blackhawks fan, CM Punk (@CMPunk) -- live from the rally’s central location at Soldier Field.  In addition, Steve Konroyd, Chris Boden (@CSNBoden), Luke Stuckmeyer (@LukeStuckmeyer), Jen Lada (@JenLada), and Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) will be providing viewers with live reports from parade’s origination at the United Center, along the parade route, and at Soldier Field for the centerpiece celebration.  CSN’s coverage will also include aerial shots throughout the event, along with lighthearted interviews with many of the rabid fans that will be attending the day’s festivities.  IMPORTANT NOTES: Comcast SportsNet’s Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally coverage will also be streamed live on CSNChicago.com and will be made available for viewing via the NBC Sports Live Extra app…Comcast SportsNet will replay its parade/rally coverage at 11:00 PM.

12:30 PM (time approx.) – Stanley Cup Final, Game 6: Tampa Bay at Blackhawks – Replay of Monday night’s Stanley Cup Final Game 6 “NHL on NBC” Stanley Cup championship-clinching win featuring Mike “Doc” Emrick, Eddie Olczyk, and Pierre McGuire with the game call.  Coverage to also include the presentation of the Stanley Cup and Duncan Keith’s reception of the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

CSNChicago.com’s Blackhawks “Insider” Tracey Myers (@TraMyersCSN) will also provide numerous parade/rally reports throughout the day and CSNChicago.com’s digital production team will have even more coverage on this special day in Chicago sports history with numerous photos and first-hand anecdotes via @CSNBlackhawks. Fans can also get interactive with CSN’s Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade/rally coverage throughout the morning and afternoon by utilizing the Twitter hashtag #BlackhawksRally.

In addition to live streaming the entire Stanley Cup Championship Parade & Rally, CSNChicago.com’s “BlackhawksTalk” section (csnchicago.com/blackhawks) will be a one-stop destination for all Stanley Cup parade/rally-related activities featuring highlight videos, articles, and photo galleries from the big event.  This special digital section already includes numerous Stanley Cup game highlights and exclusive interviews, along with a look back at the team’s amazing playoff journey, round-by-round, with game recaps provided by Myers.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Moral victory for the Bears?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Moral victory for the Bears?

David Schuster, Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley join Kap on the panel.

0:00- Dave Wannstedt joins the panel to discuss the Bears 38-31 loss to the Patriots? Was it a moral victory? Is Matt Nagy crazy to say Mitch Trubisky didn’t play that bad?

13:00- Joe Girardi pulls his name out of the Reds managerial search and Jon Heyman reports that industry sources believe he might wait to see if there’s an opening in Chicago. What are the chances that he replaces Joe Maddon?

14:30- Adam Amin joins Kap to preview the Bulls/Mavericks game and discuss the lack of defense in the NBA.

NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

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NBA Power Rankings: League on pace for best offensive season in decades

The NBA season is off to an explosive start, with offense being the theme so far.

NBA fans have gotten to see great offense from all around the league. Rookie guard Trae Young went off for 35 points, the Pelicans scored 149 points in a (no overtime) game and even well-known downtrodden franchises like the Sacramento Kings have got in on the fun, putting up 131 points in a surprising win over the Thunder. 

If the pace of play keeps up league-wide, the 2018-19 season will end up being an offensive masterpiece, sure to spark change to defensive systems in the ever-evolving NBA.

With the Golden State Warriors still shaking off rust and the Rockets looking weaker, (relatively) new powerhouses like the Raptors and Nuggets have dominated this very early portion of the NBA season.

You can take a look here to see how the new hierarchy is shaping up in this week's NBA Power Rankings.