FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 23rd, 2015
COMCAST SPORTSNET TO AIR THANKSGIVING DAY MARATHON OF GREAT CHICAGO SPORTS PROGRAMMING
“Classic” Cubs and White Sox games from the 2015 season, LIVE Bears pre/postgame programming, and much more beginning at 7:30 AM!
Chicago, IL (November 23, 2015) — Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, will provide its viewers with a marathon of special Thanksgiving Day programming beginning this Thursday, November 26 at 7:30 AM CT.
Among the highlights from Comcast SportsNet’s Thanksgiving Day programming line-up includes four, thrilling “Classic” games from this past Cubs & White Sox season, along with in-depth surrounding live programming for the Bears’ huge nationally-televised battle against the rival Packers and much more.
Note Comcast SportsNet’s Thanksgiving Day programming line-up below:
7:30 AM – “White Sox/Cubs Classic”: Cubs at White Sox (from August 16) – White Sox ace Chris Sale throws a dominant performance against the Cubs in a stellar 15-strikeout gem that featured home runs from sluggers Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera.
10:30 AM – “Cubs Classic”: Cubs vs. Colorado (from July 27) – Down 9-8 heading into the bottom of the ninth, the heroics of NL “Rookie of the Year” Kris Bryant took center stage with a two-run, walk-off home run lifting the Cubs to yet another key victory.
2:00 PM – “Cubs Classic”: Cubs at Cincinnati (from July 21) – In his first major league game, Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber proved the hype was worth the wait as he went 4-7 with two HR’s, which included a two-run game-tying shot in the 9th inning, along with an extra-inning, game-winning solo shot in the 13th inning, lifting the Cubs to a 5-4 win.
6:30 PM – Bears Pregame Live presented by Meijer (L) – Prior to the Bears big game against the Packers, fans are urged to tune in to the ONLY live, local Bears pre-game show on Chicago television –with the very latest game day news, player updates, a detailed X’s and O’s game preview breakdown and analysis, along with numerous on-field pre-game reports live from Lambeau Field. Bears Pregame Live is hosted by Chris Boden featuring expert analysis from former Bears linebacker/seven-time Pro Bowler Lance Briggs, former Bears quarterback Jim Miller, former Bears offensive lineman/veteran Chicago sports personality Dan Jiggetts and CSNChicago.com Bears “Insider” John “Moon” Mullin. Plus, SportsNet Central’s Bears beat reporter Kip Lewis will provide additional pre-game coverage from Lambeau Field with up-to-the-minute game day information.
7:30 PM – “White Sox Classic”: White Sox vs. Toronto (from July 6) – In a standout pitching duel featuring two of the greatest White Sox pitchers against one another (Chris Sale vs. Mark Buehrle – both of whom pitched complete games in this one), it was the current White Sox ace Sale that earned the win thanks to clutch RBIs, once again, from Jose Abreu and Melky Cabrera.
10:00 PM – GMC SportsNet Central (L) – The latest news, interviews & highlights from the day in sports.
10:30 PM (time approx.) – Bears Postgame Live presented by NISSAN (L) – Immediately following the Bears-Packers game, Bears Postgame Live presented by Nissan 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 evening’s events. This 90-minute post-game show hosted by Boden, featuring detailed post-game analysis from Briggs, Miller & Jiggetts, will also showcase the live post-game press conferences with coaches and players from both teams. Lewis & Mullin will also provide immediate post-game interviews with Bears players inside & outside the locker room.
12:00 AM – SportsNet Central presented by CLR (L) – The latest news, interviews & highlights from the day in sports.
REMINDER: Comcast SportsNet/CSNChicago.com/NBC Sports Live Extra app will carry live coverage of all eight IHSA Football Championship games this weekend (all in HD); beginning with the Class 1A title game Friday morning (Nov. 27) at 10:00 AM all the way through the Class 8A battle between Loyola Academy and Marist on Saturday night (Nov. 28) at 7:00 PM. Fans are urged to visit CSNChicago.com for channel location details.
Comcast SportsNet Chicago, a partnership between the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Chicago Cubs (MLB), Chicago White Sox (MLB) and the NBC Sports Group, features over 275 live pro games in high definition each year. In addition, CSN delivers extensive pre/post-game coverage for its core pro team partners, as well as the Chicago Bears, along with Emmy Award-winning regional sports news and analysis via SportsNet Central and SportsTalk Live. Through the network’s growing digital platform, CSNChicago.com, Chicago sports fans tap into the most comprehensive and dedicated 24/7 online destination for breaking news, up-to-the-minute game previews/recaps, highlights, multimedia video clips, blogs and standout coverage from CSNChicago.com’s team of “Insiders.” Follow the network on Twitter via @CSNChicago.
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