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Hot Corner: ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth in the interrogation room

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Updated: March 7, 2012 9:52AM

What makes Cassidy Hubbarth the ‘‘perfect girl’’? Yeah, she’s Chicago, growing up in Evanston and graduating from Northwestern. Yeah, she can sport a baseball cap with the best of them. And, yeah, being an anchor on ESPN3 only adds to her cred. But the real kicker? She’s all for a college football playoff. Too good to be true? Time for the Interrogation Room.

Joe Cowley: I saw you’re a Cubs fan. What was your favorite Cubs World Series moment?

Cassidy Hubbarth: Uhh, that’s a trick question right out of the gate. My diehard team is the Bulls. I grew up in the Jordan era, and I grew up with my mom screaming at the TV during Bulls games. I could hear her six blocks away. Now with D-Rose and the new era, I’m so enthusiastic with the Bulls. I’m turning into my mom. Cubs are third behind Bulls and Bears.

JC: So was it hard to see the White Sox win it in 2005?

CH: No, I’m all about
Chicago pride. I don’t
understand the hate Sox fans and Cubs fans have for each other. I’m a supporter of
Chicago sports.

JC: After covering the SEC, is it hard not to giggle when you’re doing Big Ten

CH: I respect the style of play the Big Ten plays. Look, the SEC, you can’t argue with what they have done the last six years. Experiencing the type of passion those fans have, it’s unreal. The Big Ten has Ohio State-Michigan, but SEC football is a different world. I’m not laughing at the competition. I think Ohio State with Urban Meyer will start changing things. I think it’s a huge year for the Big Ten.

JC: You’ve handled Madden Bowl duties the last few years, guys who play Madden with headphones on, talking trash to 13-year-olds. Their lives have jumped the shark, right?

CH: I had a roommate a
couple of years back play video games all day, headset and all. If you make time to play video games, fine. If that’s all you do, time to
re-evaluate life.

JC: What television show is a guilty pleasure?

CH: ‘‘Real Housewives of Atlanta.’’ I’m only Atlanta. ‘‘American Idol,’’ but can you call that a guilty pleasure? It’s one of the best-produced TV shows out there. I don’t want to admit the third.

JC: Just say it. I won’t tell.

CH: It’s the Kardashians. But I watch it when I’m working out, and I don’t have to think.

JC: Yeah, let’s keep that one from getting out.

CH: Good idea.

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