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Former Bears QB Jim McMahon to be the next featured guest on Inside Look

Former Bears QB Jim McMahon to be the next featured guest on Inside Look

“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Chris Boden, featuring Jim McMahon to debut Friday, July 17 at 4:30 PM CT

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

Chicago, IL (July 9, 2015) – 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 Friday, July 17 at 4:30 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Chris Bodenhosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with former Chicago Bears quarterback and Super Bowl XX champion JIM MCMAHON.  McMahon discusses everything from his college days at BYU, the rise and fall of the Bears in the 1980’s, his tense relationship with Mike Ditka, his post-career health issues, his thoughts on Jay Cutler and the current-day Bears, and much more.  

In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s 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 Jim McMahon on the following dates/times: Sun, July 19 at 12 noon - Mon, July 20 at 1:30pm - Sat, July 25 at 5pm - Sun, July 26 at 4pm - Mon, July 27 at 10:30pm - Wed, Aug. 5 at 4:30pm 5pm - Tue, Aug. 11 at 1pm - Thu, Aug. 13 at 7pm - Sun, Aug. 16 at 4:30pm and Fri, Aug. 21 at 7pm.  Schedule subject to change.

Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Jim McMahon presented by Cadillac premiering Friday, July 17 at 4:30 PM on Comcast SportsNet:

McMahon on life as a student/athlete at Brigham Young University

“It just wasn’t what college life was supposed to be like.  I talk to all these other guys, they talk about their schools all the time, how much fun they had, but the only fun we had pretty much was on Saturdays or Friday nights.  That was game day.  Other than that, it was a tough place to go to school.”

McMahon on his tense relationship with former Bears Head Coach Mike Ditka:

“I would've loved to have played with Mike, he was a great football player. And had he ever been in my huddle, he would have understood me, I think.  We would have gotten along a lot better as players.”

McMahon on the ‘85 Bears and their high level of confidence:

“Our expectations were we were going to win it all.   We had that feeling the year before, we felt that we got cheated, or not cheated, they beat us.  But we felt that if we put in the time and just stay healthy, we got a chance to win this thing…and we did.” 

McMahon on why the ‘80’s Bears teams didn’t win more championships:

“I think we just got tired of beating each other up, and that takes its toll after a while.  Then (Washington Redskins Head Coach) Joe Gibbs figured out how to beat us, or beat our defense.  Our offense was so predictable.  Unless I changed the play, everybody knew what we were going to run.  Things just caught up to us.”

McMahon on his post-career health troubles of suffering from dementia and chronic headaches:

“Some days are better than others…as long as I keep my neck in line, keeping the fluid in my head, I can function pretty normally.  When it’s out of whack, it’s just like…I couldn’t do this interview or I couldn’t even get out of bed for a while.”

McMahon on Jay Cutler and the current-day Bears:

“I’ve never played with Jay, I’ve never been in a meeting.  From things I hear from other people, they say he does the right things, says the right things in the meetings, this and that, so I don’t know anything about him.  I’m just perplexed like everybody else around, with the weapons that they have, why they’re not scoring 40 points a game is beyond me.  It’s not like the o-line’s bad.  I’d loved to play in this offense.”

Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

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Hawks Talk Podcast: Thoughts on Corey Crawford's season debut

In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.

Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.

The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

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The Daily Line Podcast: How will Khalil Mack's injury affect the Bears-Pats spread?

On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: