Brian Hanley

Adam Dunn watches from the bench as the 2011 season came to a close. Dunn capped off one of the worst offensive seasons in MLB history. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hanley: Adam Dunn’s Comments Infuriating

Spraying to all fields while wondering whether either Chicago baseball team will win 70 games this season.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

Matt Forte runs the ball against  Brian Rolle.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Hanley: Bears Better Pass On Forte

Here’s a bit of advice for the Bears’ next general manager: Run away from Matt Forte.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Kerry Wood

Hanley: Cubs Shouldn’t Overpay Wood To Stick Around

The Cubs have many needs, and a $4 million set-up guy isn’t one of them, Brian Hanley says.


Pitcher Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs reacts after throwing a pitch that got him ejected from the game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on August 12, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Hanley: Good Luck, Ozzie, Keeping Big Z In Check

Ozzie Guillen has said he can manage anybody. We’ll soon find out, says The Score’s Brian Hanley.


Mike Martz and Lovie Smith

Hanley: Bears’ Shakeup ‘A Refreshing Start’

Actions may speak louder than words, yet without Bears chairman George McCaskey’s mantra that “winning world championships” is the team’s goal, Jerry Angelo would still be general manager.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Ohio State University Athletics Director Gene Smith (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hanley: Ohio State AD Gene Smith ‘Clueless’

Gene Smith, the clueless Ohio State athletic director, shouldn’t be the only one “disappointed with the NCAA’s decision” Tuesday. Smith’s disappointed? How about the players who are still bound to the now non-Bowl-eligible Buckeyes next year?

670 The Score–12/20/2011

Charles Tillman

Hanley: Bears, Boozer, Suh And Cubs

Terry Boers started a spirited Score debate with listeners Tuesday when he said Charles Tillman is the best Bears cornerback ever. That statement probably said more about the team’s mostly nondescript recent history at the position than anything.

670 The Score–11/29/2011

Derek Fisher, President of the National Basketball Players Association speaks at a press conference Monday. (Credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hanley: Bears, NBA, Penn State And More

In honor of the baseball general managers meeting Monday in Milwaukee, time to spray to all fields while waiting to see if Carlos squared (Quentin and Zambrano) are sent packing.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

A van is tipped over on the Penn State campus Wednesday night. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Hanley: Mind Reels At PSU Scandal, And There May Be More Ahead

Here’s hoping the worst of the depravity of the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse allegations has already been brought to light, Brian Hanley says.

670 The Score–11/10/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Hanley: Time Is Running Out On NBA

Wednesday will be the league’s D-Day, according to commissioner David Stern.

670 The Score–11/08/2011

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hanley: Cubs Will Always Be Team Theo

Good to see Chicago’s Theogood hasn’t been lost on Jason McLeod. McLeod was introduced Tuesday along with Jed Hoyer, the team’s new general manager. Yet, it was Epstein who commanded the floor when questions came the trio’s way as to imminent moves to be made.

670 The Score–11/01/2011

Theo Epstein takes a stroll at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hanley: Epstein Ushers In New Cubs Era

Epstein showed intelligence, confidence, humility, and a healthy dose of humor during the grand-slam press session.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Theo Epstein has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Cubs. Epstein won two World Series championships with the Red Sox during his nine-year tenure.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hanley: Theo Epstein Is Not A Savior

While Theo Epstein seems like a Godsend to Cubs’ nation, fans need to understand the team’s new baseball boss shouldn’t be looked upon as a miracle worker.

670 The Score–10/25/2011

Tom Ricketts

Hanley: Careful What You Send To Boston For Epstein

If Boston’s brain trust is willing to pull the plug on the Theo deal, then Tom, you will know the true value of McNutt and quickly get Andrew Friedman on speed dial.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Robin Ventura celebrates with his teammates. (VINCENT LAFORET/AFP/Getty Images)

Hanley: Is Ventura The Next Del Negro?

Will Robin Ventura be a great, or even good, manager? Time will tell.

670 The Score–10/06/2011

Walter Payton. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pearlman Defends Writing Payton Book

Since an excerpt of Jeff Pearlman’s new book, “Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton,” was published in Sports Illustrated Wednesday, the author has come under fire for writing details many believe are no one’s business.

670 The Score–09/30/2011

Let’s Hope Ricketts Reads The Sun-Times

Cub fans, if you didn’t get a chance today to see the Sun-Times column of Gordon Wittenmeyer, Mully and Hanley’s Cubs Insider, it is worth a read. Gordon spent some time talking to a couple […]

670 The Score–08/25/2011

Devin Hester

Aikman Sees Bears In Playoff Hunt

The jury might still be out on the Bears in 2010, but former Dallas Cowboys QB and current FOX NFL Commentator, Troy Aikman feels like there is reason to be optimistic. Aikman joined The Score’s […]

670 The Score–10/12/2010