Members of the St. Louis Blues celebrate after beating the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Blackhawks Party Could End Early

Instead of another long burn to a Stanley Cup that could cement their teams of the 2010s in league history, this could be remembered instead for the coach’s $25,000 crotch-grab and the game-misconduct headhunting.

670 The Score–04/20/2014

Pat Fitzgerald. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images

Bernstein: Let’s See Northwestern Lead

This is time for the kind of innovation and pioneering of which they speak.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2014

Ray Rice. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ravens Excuse Rice’s Violence

One NFL team cuts a player for merely keeping unsavory company, while another goes out of its way to make excuses for a guy who knocked his fiancée out cold in an elevator.

670 The Score–03/29/2014

MetLife Stadium will host Super Bowl XLVIII. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Bernstein: How To Watch Super Bowl XLVIII

Dan Bernstein presents his annual guide for watching the Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2014

Richard Sherman forces the game-clinching interception in the NFC Championship Game. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Seahawks, 49ers Save Hyped Up Sunday

The wait ended up being worth it, after all.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2014

Children hug new Cubs mascot, Clark, at Advocate Illinois Masonic’s Pediatric Developmental Center in Chicago on January 13, 2014. (Credit: Steve Green/Chicago Cubs)

Bernstein: Cubs Overreact To Mascot Silliness

The Cubs didn’t need to publicly defend their mascot.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2014

Wide receiver Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks is helped off the field late in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Concussion Policy Is Ridiculous

NFL doctors need to have their heads examined.

670 The Score–01/11/2014

Bill O'Brien. (Credit: Scott Halleran, Getty images)

Bernstein: Escape From Crazytown

He got out safely, and he’s not looking back. As if anyone would want to.

670 The Score–01/04/2014

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Bernstein: Bears-Packers Big, But Don’t Get Crazy

It’s not a movie, it’s a football game. And it’s one between two mediocre teams.

670 The Score–12/26/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Rose No Longer Humble, Hometown Kid

Derrick Rose needs to grow up, wise up, and seize control of his image and career.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

Jay Cutler. (Credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images

Bernstein: Cutler Survives Public Opinion Whipsaw

It was over, all of it. Twitter said so.

670 The Score–12/15/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Dramatically Mediocre

The Bears are a mere middling football team, making stories.

670 The Score–12/11/2013

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Why Is Beckman Not Fired?

The Tim Beckman hire was a mistake and everybody has known it since his first press conference.

670 The Score–12/04/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: ‘Derrick Rose Rule’ Bites Bulls

Thirty percent of the Bulls salary-cap space is useless, again.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

Credit: Blackhawks.com

Bernstein: Some Practical Uses For Blackhawks’ Melted Championship Ice

All it will take is one order, perhaps from somewhere far north, and John McDonough will have found truth in idiom.

670 The Score–11/20/2013

Julius Peppers  sacks Joe Flacco.  (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Hit ‘Reset Button’ After Weather Delay

Josh McCown credited the unseen hand of divine power.

670 The Score–11/17/2013

A silhouette of a college football team. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Football Horror Story Deserves Attention

A college football player is dead, and not because of an accident.

670 The Score–11/13/2013

Derrick Rose, left. (Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bulls Can’t Get Outworked

No Thibodeau-coached team is allowed to be beaten at its own game.

670 The Score–11/07/2013

Corey Wootton sacks Seneca Wallace #9 of the Green Bay Packers. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Make Their Break

At least the Bears defense can say that it made its own luck.

670 The Score–11/04/2013

Pop Warner Pee Wee football. (Credit: Scott Halleran /Allsport)

Bernstein: Dangerous Football Lies Exposed

Fancy, new, expensive, high-tech football helmets do absolutely nothing to prevent old-fashioned brain injury.

670 The Score–10/31/2013