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Dan Bernstein

dan bernstein2 Dan BernsteinDan Bernstein has been the co-host of “Boers and Bernstein” since 1999. He joined the station as a reporter/anchor in 1995.

Named “Best Sports Talker” by Chicago Magazine, he is the city’s only three-category winner of the Achievement in Radio Award (Best Reporter, Best Play-by-Play and Best Talk Show).

His play-by-play experience includes five years calling DePaul basketball, and both radio and TV work for the Arena Football League’s Chicago Rush. He has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, CNN and other national television networks.

Before joining WSCR, he broadcast games for minor-league affiliates of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs, as well as the Raleigh Bullfrogs of the Global Basketball Association and the Rockford Lightning of the Continental Basketball Association.

Bernstein interned in the news department at WBBM-TV in Chicago and in the sports department of WTVD-TV in Raleigh/Durham, NC.

He is a Deerfield native and an honors graduate of Duke University, where he did four years of play-by-play for basketball and football and anchored “Duke SportsCenter” on Cable 13 TV.

He lives on the northwest side of Chicago with his wife and two children, and is actively involved in fundraising for such charities as Children’s Oncology Services, The Michael Rolfe Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Blind Services Association and others.

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: White Sox Sending Dual Message

It’s not an easy presentation, trying to get fans excited for both change and the lack thereof.

670 The Score–01/25/2014

Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould kicks for an extra point alongside teammate Adam Podlesh. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Bernstein: One Last Point…

The extra point is football, but not really. More than anything, it’s punctuation. It’s a superfluous activity providing little more than a familiar, habitual marking point in the rhythm of the game, soon to be kicked to the curb.

670 The Score–01/22/2014

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

LeSean McCoy  carries the ball with pressure from David Bass. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears A Total Buzz-Kill

Delusions of grandeur danced in the back of your mind like so many sugarplum fairies. Admit it.

670 The Score–12/22/2013

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

Alshon Jeffery. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel)

Bernstein: Jeffery Making His Name

It’s Alshon, and Jeffery. Not that hard, really.

670 The Score–12/09/2013

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

Alshon Jeffery  advances the ball while Andrew Sendejo of the Minnesota Vikings. (Credit: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Dumb Loss Spoils Jeffery’s Day

Nothing like a lethal cocktail of bad and stupid to turn a record into a footnote.

670 The Score–12/01/2013

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

Benny Cunningham of the St. Louis Rams rushes against the Chicago Bears . (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Defensive Meltdown Hard To Watch

Hoping the other team fumbles is not a strategy.

670 The Score–11/24/2013

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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

Matt Forte. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel, Getty)

Bernstein: Bad Run Game Costs Bears

Anybody involved in the Bears’ efforts to run the ball can wear this one.

670 The Score–11/10/2013

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