Terry Boers

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Terry Boers is the co-host of “The Boers and Bernstein Show” from 1-6 p.m. on weekday afternoons on 670 The Score.

For two decades, Boers has been displaying his creative, inquisitive skills on the sports pages in newspapers throughout the Midwest and on the airwaves of The Score.

While Boers prides himself on his sense of humor, the flip side to his funny bone is his unabashed directness.

“I am bizarre, twisted and perfectly willing to hit even the most sacred of cows upside the head,” he says.

A Northern Illinois University alum, Boers began his career as sports editor for the Sun Journal Newspapers in Lansing, Ill. From 1973 to 1978, he was assistant sports editor for Star Publications, based in Chicago Heights. He then worked as a copy editor for the Detroit Free Press from 1978 to 1980.

Boers left Detroit in 1980 to join the Chicago Sun-Times sports staff, where he covered the Chicago Bulls from 1982-’85, was a featured columnist from 1988-’90 and then covered a variety sports until August 1992 when he joined The Score. Boers has also appeared on several television programs, including “The Sportswriters on TV” and “Sportsfire,” both airing on SportsChannel Chicago.

Boers has won several awards for outstanding journalistic coverage, including the Peter Lisagor Award, considered among Chicago print journalists as the local equivalent to the Pulitzer Prize, and AP awards for column and feature writing.

Given all that he has done, Boers says he loves covering sports in Chicago.

“There’s no city in the country with a greater fan passion and so little reward,” he says. “The bumbling by so many makes my life easy. To be a sports fan in Chicago, you need a great sense of humor. If you don’t have one, call me. I will surgically implant one for little or no charge.”

Boers lives in the southwest suburbs with his wife, and he has four sons.


Boers: It’s Time To Say Goodbye

It’s been a fun, wild ride, but after 25 years, it’s time to retire from The Score.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2016

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Boers: Grasping The True Meaning Of Fatherhood

Terry Boers’ legacy? It will always be his sons.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2016

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Boers: My Appreciation For Muhammad Ali

People who make difficult decisions aren’t ever going to be loved all, but Ali was a man of principle.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2016

A Grateful Dead fan stands in front of a bus at a concert in Santa Clara, Calif. (Getty Images)

Boers: Finally, The Grateful Dead Are Gone

The end of this musical massacre delights Terry Boers.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2015


Boers: Father’s Day Reminds Of The Value Of A Lesson Learned

No one has a way of teaching a son life lessons quite like his father.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2015

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Boers: Leaving Home Produces Rush Of Vivid Memories

Leaving a home of 25 years behind is difficult, Terry Boers writes.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2014

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Boers: The Joyless Era Of Marc Trestman

We used to think Abe Gibron was the worst Bears’ coach on record. Not anymore.

CBS Chicago–12/11/2014


Boers: Remembering The Great Bryan Burwell

Burwell always find the right nuance and had a big heart.

CBS Chicago–12/10/2014

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Boers: In Celebration Of The True American Heroes

We all have connections to those who serve our country, and we should never forget them.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014


Boers: In Celebration Of Mother-In-Law Day

Terry Boers reflects on his early experiences with his mother-in-law.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014


Boers: In Celebration Of Dads

Through the good times and the bad, John E. Meyers was always there for Terry Boers.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2014


Boers: In Celebration Of Mothers, The Most Unselfish Of All

Only in later years can you begin to realize all that your mother does for you.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2014

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Boers: Remembering Letterman’s Late Night Run

David Letterman has withstood the test of time like few others.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

Boers: Grandkids Help Painful Memories Pass

Terry Boers reflects as his oldest grandchild turns 11.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2014

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Boers: The Ballad Of Teenage Girls Screaming At The Beatles

The week long tribute to the Beatles was terrific, but it reminded Terry Boers of the screamers in the old days.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2014

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Boers: Remember What’s Truly Important On Christmas

When I was the typical wide-eyed kid on Christmas morning in the 1950s, I remember my mom, and I’m not sure which year it was exactly, said to me, “Never worry about what someone else has, be thankful for what you’ve got.”

670 The Score–12/25/2013

President John F. Kennedy. (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

Boers: 50 Years Later, Remembering The Assassination Of JFK

I was 13 years old and had myself strategically placed in the back of my 8th grade Art class at Steger Central Junior high.

670 The Score–11/22/2013

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Boers: Life Is Too Short To Play Games, Especially On Father’s Day

The year was 1970. I can vividly recall it as a sticky, sultry midsummer’s day and I was sweating like Robert Hays would later do in “Airplane.” I was in trouble.

670 The Score–06/16/2013

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