Any Given Sunday: Chicago Bears pep talk from Carl Kasell?

January 21, 2011

As the media hype surrounding Sunday's NFC Championship between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers hits fever pitch, we here at WBEZ have been having a hard time figuring out how to get in the mix. Sure we can talk to fans, preview the game, give historical context, but what could we do to stand out in the chorus? Well, worry no more.

This download isn't for you. It's for the Bears players. It's a motivational piece of audio for them to load up on their iPods pre-game. Each player has their pump-up music or motivational speech to get them in the right football mindset. But maybe they need something more. Something bigger for the biggest game of their lives.

Enter Carl Kasell. The Hall of Fame NPR broadcaster and scorekeeper for

(Photo of Coach Kasell by Chion Wolf)