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

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

Bernstein: Bulls Won’t Know Much Until Postseason

Only 82 games and at least one best-of-seven playoff series to go before this season starts for real.

670 The Score–10/28/2013

Lance Briggs and Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Enough With ‘Next Man Up’

Far more often than not, the next man up sucks. And everybody knows it.

670 The Score–10/23/2013

Roy Helu #29 of the Washington Redskins scores the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears during an NFL game at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Bad Dream

Figuring out what was meaningful from a game like that requires an unusual approach.

670 The Score–10/20/2013

Marc Trestman and Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Moves A Year Too Late?

Time-travel stories never really work, upon inspection.

670 The Score–10/17/2013

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Rose Has Work To Do

Delaying a phase of rehab does not obviate it. In some ways, putting off the inevitable only increases some uncertainties.

670 The Score–10/14/2013

Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball against the New York Giants during a game at Soldier Field on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Better Than Bad

The Giants are the equivalent of 500 milligrams of Aleve – if you can get past what they might do to your stomach, you end up feeling somewhat better for a little while.

670 The Score–10/10/2013

Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Um…Marc? We’re Waiting…

Let’s pop open that “toolbox of concepts” you describe, and pull out the magic wrench that tightens this thing up.

10/06/2013

Tom Thibodeau

Bernstein: Thibodeau’s Bulls Will Be Challenged By Health, Depth

Tom Thibodeau apparently turned into Gregg Popovich when we weren’t looking.

670 The Score–10/02/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears tries to escape the fourth quarter tackle of Willie Young #79 of the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 29, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 40-32. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Ugly Loss Tough To Digest

That sour taste is back. The Bears just refluxed.

670 The Score–09/29/2013

Duke University Chapel. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Bernstein: My College Sports Reality

We are weary and dubious of college sports scandal. We know, we know.

670 The Score–09/18/2013

Jay Cutler celebrates the game-winning touchdown with Brandon Marshall and Steve Maneri. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: That Was Insane

So that was fun. I think.

670 The Score–09/15/2013

Luol Deng.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: No Reason For Bulls To Extend Deng

Luol Deng is tremendously important to the Bulls, which is why they should avoid signing him to another long-term extension.

670 The Score–09/11/2013

Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears is hit by Leon Hall #29 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Put To Test, Trestman Responds

Marc Trestman had waited his entire professional life for the chance to make that kind of call.

670 The Score–09/08/2013

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Time To Appreciate Paul Konerko

He may be finishing in Chicago as unassumingly as he arrived.

670 The Score–09/04/2013