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

Tim Tebow . (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Here’s To The End Of Tebow Stupidity

It’s not joy, just relief.

670 The Score–08/31/2013

Brandon Marshall.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Needy Marshall Makes Himself The Story

Regardless of any possible clinical reason for Marshall’s diva turn, it does raise concerns.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2013

Roger Goodell. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Should Settle Lawsuit, ASAP

It no longer matters which side is correct, because both sides have already lost.

670 The Score–08/25/2013

Jon Bostic and Kyle Long. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Hey Look…Bears Rookies!

Seeing the names of rookie Bears this time of year is usually not a good thing.

670 The Score–08/21/2013

Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears calls the signals against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on August 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The bears defeated the Chargers 33-28. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Run The Play, Jay

Don’t do this whole thing again. Not in your fourth offense in Chicago.

670 The Score–08/17/2013

The White Sox celebrate after a win.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: A Reason For White Sox Optimism

Something good is happening, and it’s visible in the hard numbers.

670 The Score–08/07/2013

Photo Of Crime Scene Tape (John Li/Getty Images)

Bernstein: BREAKING NEWS! NFL Scandal!

Stay with us as more information emerges…

670 The Score–08/03/2013