Dan Bernstein


The Bernstein Brief: Those At The Game Deserved Better Ending

Learning of your fate on Twitter displays a lack of leadership, Dan Bernstein writes.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Bears general manager Phil Emery. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Remember Emery’s Last Words On Lovie?

Phil Emery gave the Bears a mission statement when he fired Lovie Smith.

CBS Chicago–11/20/2014

Rockets center Dwight Howard. (Cameron Browne/NBAE/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Peterson, Howard Abuse Cases Painfully Similar

Now a high-profile child-abuse case begs for the NBA to take action.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls Have A New Look

A dangerous offense has added a new element to Tom Thibodeau’s squad.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2014

Bears tight end Martellus Bennett runs after making a catch Sunday in Chicago's 21-13 win against Minnesota at Soldier Field. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Still Hard To Enjoy

Dinner will taste a little better, but we still have to digest a lost Bears season.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2014

Charles Barkley. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Barkley Unloads On Rose

“We got the best life in the world,” Charles Barkley says of basketball players.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2014

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Now I Understand Briggs

Everyone is phasing out these Bears coaches when they talk.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2014

Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Making Sense Of Derrick Rose

Rose is still fighting to overcome an upbringing that valued the future over any current moment.


Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Trestman Wants Popcorn

The Bears don’t view themselves as everyone else does, which is part of the problem.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Trestman, Bears Bottom Out

If this isn’t enough, what does enough look like?

CBS Chicago–11/09/2014

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs looks on against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Popovich Still Knows Best

A look at the past eight MVP winners is revealing.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2014

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Briggs’ Admission Unfortunate, Revealing

It would be nice for a veteran leader to be engaged, even if he’s injured.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2014

Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: No Crying For Replaced Coaches

Any improvement within league rules shouldn’t warrant criticism.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: ‘We’ll Always Have Pensacola’

There’s a story behind a comment from Theo Epstein on Monday.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2014

Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bears’ Open Secret Revealed

It’s a “toxic environment” in the Chicago locker room, CBSSports.com reports.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2014

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Thibodeau Already Pushing Too Hard

So much for the agreement forged between Tom Thibodeau and his bosses.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2014

Joe Maddon.  (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Let Maddon Pick His Staff

This is no time to worry about feelings.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2014

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Bernstein: Massive UNC Scandal Fails To Shock

The more we learn of schools and the NCAA, the more sympathetic we are for the athletes taking advantage of a corrupt system.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2014

New England's Tim Wright reacts after scoring a touchdown Sunday. The Patriots beat the Bears, 51-23. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Outclassed, Exposed

There’s no accountability on a Bears squad that’s now an also-ran at 3-5.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2014

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and MLB commissioner-elect Rob Manfred. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: MLB, NBA Share ‘Regular’ Problem

For different reasons, the MLB and NBA regular seasons need to be reduced.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014