Blackhawks Fan Tells On-Air Reporter Sarah Kustok: “I Love you, You’re so Beautiful”


“Greg from Lemont” is an ex-baseball player, who’s becoming the next sports blog video star.

The Chicago Blackhawks fan was given a chance to play “Shoot The Puck,” a period intermission goal shooting contest during home Hawks games at the United Center. The formula is simple: a kid, really sexy woman, and adult guy (sometimes celebrity). Rinse and repeat. The woman always gets cheered, the kid and the celebrity can get cheered or booed, if there’s a regular adult guy- always booed. But this isn’t about the shooting competition; it’s about Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Sarah Kustok, and what she was told by Greg.

I do enjoy publishing stories on people from my hometown becoming stars.

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Top 5 Chicago Sportscaster moments of 2012 (Video)


It was an extremely eventful year for Chicago sportscasters. Jim Deshaies replaced Bob Brenly in the booth for Cubs broadcasts after Brenly left to take the Arizona Diamondbacks job.

Sarah Kustok left Comcast Sports Net Chicago for Yes Network. She was replaced by Susanna Collins. White Sox colorman Hawk Harrelson continued to be an intolerable abomination to broadcasting.

What follows is a list of 5 memorable moments that involved all these tv personalities.

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White Sox Pierzynski gives Sarah Kustok cream pie sendoff


Chicago White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski gave Sarah Kustok from Comcast Sports Net a proper send-off last night. In the middle of her doing her final interview for the station (Sox outfielder Alex Rios) Kustok got a cream pie to the face from the Sox most controversial player.

It was an exciting follow up to an 8-6 White Sox win over the L.A. Angels in 10 innings. Sarah Kustok got a new job out of market, which has not officially been announced yet.

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Chicago sportscaster Sarah Kustok leaving for another market


(Update: according to the Facebook page of WBEZ reporter Cheryl Rae-Stout, she’s rumored to be heading to New York!)

You’ve seen her on Comcast Sports Net Chicago for three years. And for the last few months, you’ve seen her on NBC 5 Chicago on Friday and Sunday nights. Well, no more- as sportscaster Sarah Kustok is leaving the Chicago market.Word of her new job has not been released at this time, but we do know that her last day at CSN will be August 3rd.

Kustok’s people are mum on the new gig because it appears the ink is still drying. The Orland Park, IL and Carl Sandburg graduate has quite a following. She had a crazed Blackhawks fan tell her “I love you Sarah, you’re so pretty” live during a shoot the puck competition.

And she developed nearly 3,000 Twitter followers literally overnight.

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CSN, NBC’s Sarah Kustok joins Twitter, 3,000 followers in 3 days


It’s not often that an individual joining Twitter is news-worthy, but when that individual obtains about 3,000 followers in just three days, it’s more than worthy of some online media attention. Such is the case with Comcast Sports Net Chicago’s Sarah Kustok (you’ve seen her on NBC 5 Sports Sunday too).

Kustok (@sarahkustok) made her first tweet on NBA Draft night: “Hi everyone! Please be patient…not sure about this whole Twitter thing…” she said and over the weekend Sarah Kustok accrued enough followers to instantly have the Conan O’Brien/Jay Mariotti style following to followers ratio going on.

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Meet Sarah Kustok- CSN’s Beloved Blackhawks Reporter


You may have seen the video of a hockey fan telling the sideline reporter “how pretty she is” and how he loves her“…that’s Sarah Kustok

Paul M. Banks has an exclusive discussion with Comcast Sports Net’s Sarah Kustok.

You’ve undoubtedly seen the DePaul graduate on TV covering the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Bulls. She’s had the opportunity to cover a lot of high profile playoff games in multiple sports, and after the jump she’ll tell us all about her amazing experiences, as well as her own backstory.

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Tuesday’s Three Stars: Kane, Hossa Shine as Hawks Pluck Ducks

It wasn’t the prettiest game in the history of the NHL, but that scarcely mattered as Marian Hossa and Patrick Sharp scored goals and Patrick Kane picked up two assists in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at the United Center. Kane also picked up the winning shootout tally, and Corey Crawford made 29 saves in the win.

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Fan Dies from Fall at Soldier Field, Chicago Sports Autumn of Tragedy Continues


It’s been a very tragic autumn for Chicago Sports and the people who cover them. The second city must now deal with the third highly-publicized death of an individual connected to the local sports scene.

Anita Kustok, mother CSN Chicago reporter Sarah Kustok, and former Northwestern QB Zak Kustok was murdered in late September. A couple days before Halloween, Notre Dame student videographer Declan Sullivan was killed when his hydraulic scissor-lift collapsed in historically high winds. The circumstances surrounding both of those deaths are still being investigated.

And then today, during the Chicago Bears-Philadelphia Eagles, a man in his 20s died from falling out of Soldier Field and landing on a roof-top.

By Paul M. Banks

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Mother of Zak and Sarah Kustok Tragically Shot to death

Orland Park police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the death of an southwest suburban Orland Park woman who was shot in the head Wednesday in the village, police said.

Police did not release the name of the victim, but the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as 58-year-old Anita Kustok.

She is the mother of Comcast SportsNet reporter Sarah Kustok and Zak Kustok, both former star athletes at Sandburg High School. Sarah played basketball at DePaul University, and Zak played quarterback for Northwestern University.

An autopsy was scheduled for today to determine the cause of death, according to the office.

Blackhawks playoff game sets TV ratings record- Mania ensuing


By Paul M. Banks

Without a doubt, Chicago, the greatest sports town in the world, is now a big time hockey town; a Blackhawks town.  When attending the White Sox game last night, a huge number of fans wore their Hawks sweater, just like I did. At the Cell, the public address system set off the goal scoring horn every time the Hawks scored during their game 3 5-2 win at Vancouver. Walking between the El, the northside watering holes and my home, I could hear a few people joyously screaming in their own homes when the Hawks scored their final goal, even though the outcome had already been determined by the fourth one late in the 3rd period.

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Northwestern’s Top Ten Players of the Decade


By Paul M. Banks

For the first time since the 1930s, Northwestern football will have a winning decade. Indeed the program has taken a major step up to gain respectability and more during the 2000s. From about the 1960s up until 1995, going to Ryan Field and watching the home team lose was like walking into a Starbucks and hearing Norah Jones; 19 times out of 20 (Or thereabouts) it happens.

But since Pat Fitzgerald took over the program in 2006, the ‘Cats have nipped, clawed and scratched their way into bowl eligibility in every season but one during his tenure. If they win the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, 2009’s season win total will tie 2008 for second most in school history. It’s clear that Northwestern bowl berths will soon become as much a part of the holidays as that annoying over-synthesized Paul McCartney tune “Wonderful Christmas Time.”

So who are the top ten players who made this Evanston renaissanace possible? I enlisted the help of a man who knows more about NU sports than any other journalist I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting; the Daily Herald’s Lindsey Wilhite. In addition to his reporting duties, check out the blog he currently pens at the Herald site entitled Joe Sports

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