Chicago, IL (November 25, 2019) -- NBC Sports Chicago - THE NEW EXCLUSIVE HOME of the Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox - will provide its viewers with special Thanksgiving Day programming line-up beginning this Thursday, November 28 at 10:00 AM CT.
Among the highlights from NBC Sports Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day content offerings includes three, thrilling White Sox “Classic” games from this past season, including the wildly-entertaining “Bill Walton Game,” along with in-depth, live Bears postgame programming on Football Aftershow presented by Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 281, immediately following the team’s nationally-televised Turkey Day battle against the rival Detroit Lions.
NBC Sports Chicago will also live stream Football Aftershow and all three the “White Sox Classics” to authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers on NBCSportsChicago.com/WatchLive. In addition, Football Aftershow will also stream live via the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app. NOTE: Fans located anywhere in the U.S. can download MyTeams for free on iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Note NBC Sports Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day marathon line-up below (all times Central Time):
THANKSGIVING DAY - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
10:00 AM – “White Sox Classics”: White Sox vs. Detroit, Game 2 of DH (from July 3) – The future most certainly looked bright on the southside in this mid-season match-up as the White Sox defeated the AL Central rival Tigers 9-6, thanks in part to a pair of HR’s from team cornerstone Yoan Moncada, which included his game-tying homer in the bottom of the 10th inning, along with a walk-off solo shot in the 12th via White Sox superstar slugger/2019 AL RBI champion Jose Abreu.
2:30 PM (time approx.) – Football Aftershow presented by Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 281 (L) – Immediately following the nationally-televised Bears-Lions game, Football Aftershow will be THE destination for fans to hear from the experts who played the game, along with their always-entertaining, no-holds-barred take on the day’s events. This 90-minute post-game show hosted by Laurence Holmes, featuring detailed post-game analysis from the show’s all-star line-up of former Bears favorites – Lance Briggs, Alex Brown, Matt Forte and Olin Kreutz - will also feature post-game press conferences with Bears head coach Matt Nagy, along with podium/locker room interviews featuring a number of Bears players and much more.
4:00 PM – “White Sox Classics”: White Sox vs. Detroit (from April 26) – Down 8-1 in the 4th inning, the White Sox wound up pounding out 21 hits in this wild, early season battle against the Tigers and featured the heroics of eventual American League (and MLB) batting title champion Tim Anderson, highlighted by his game-winning solo shot in the bottom of the ninth, which propelled the southsiders to a thrilling 12-11 win at Guaranteed Rate Field.
8:00 PM – “White Sox Classics: White Sox at LA Angels (from August 16) – For what will forever be known as “The Bill Walton Game,” the collegiate and professional basketball legend joined White Sox play-by-play broadcaster Jason Benetti to provide some unforgettable “analysis” in this 7-2 White Sox victory that featured an 8th grand slam via All-Star catcher James McCann.
- In addition to NBC Sports Chicago’s Thanksgiving Day content offerings, fans can also look forward to the following live events throughout the weekend…
- * Friday, November 29: Blackhawks vs. Colorado (live coverage begins at 2:30 PM) and Bulls at Portland (live coverage begins at 8:30 PM)
- * Saturday, November 30: Blackhawks at Colorado (live coverage begins at 7:30 PM), along with a special IHSA Football Championships recap edition of High School Lites (11:30 PM, time approx.)
- * For the most complete 24/7 coverage of the entire Chicago sports scene, fans are urged to visit NBCSportsChicago.com and the “MyTeams by NBC Sports” app.
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