Dan Bernstein

The White Sox and Royals engage in a brawl. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Fighting In Baseball Is Just Plain Dumb

Why are we bound by some code of ancient machismo?

CBS Chicago–04/24/2015

Anthony Rizzo, center, celebrates with Cubs teammates. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Cubs May Be Ahead Of Schedule

The concept is no longer abstract. It’s at work.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2015

Tim Tebow. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Tim Tebow Fatigue Is A Good Thing

For the most part, Tebow’s return to the NFL has been met with shrugs.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2015

Bulls big man Joakim Noah, center, battles for a loose ball. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Bulls-Bucks Series Is Empty Calories

This is over, so let’s just hope the Bulls get through it healthy.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2015

Blackhawks goalies Corey Crawford, left, and Scott Darling. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Scott Darling’s Rise Could Be A Big Deal For Blackhawks

This Blackhawks regime hasn’t let money affect goalie decisions before.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2015

Kris Bryant. (Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Celebrate Kris Bryant, Then Settle In

The experts believe Bryant will be a difference-maker, if not a star, immediately.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2015

Joakim Noah, right. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Joakim Noah’s Knee Is A Lingering Concern

Noah hasn’t been his old self since offseason surgery on his left knee.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2015

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Bernstein: High School Football Facing Legal Pressure

A class-action lawsuit in Illinois about the dangers of football could be a game-changer.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2015

Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler. (David Banks/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Jorge Soler Overshadowed By Kris Bryant Hoopla

Something good is already happening in front of our eyes.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2015

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews. (Harry How/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Silly Beard Season Is Back

Growing a playoff beard has become about fitting in, not standing out.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2015

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: A Nice Win For The Cubs

Despite the rooftop owners’ legal complaints, all Wrigley Field renovations can continue.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Derrick Rose, Bulls Need Work

It will be no small task to reintegrate Rose back into Chicago’s offense.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2015

Lucas Oil Stadiumn. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: A Final Four With NBA Appeal

This weekend features college basketball at its best.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2015

Kris Bryant. (Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: Finally, We Can Move On From Kris Bryant’s Service Time Debate

Let’s create a structure that incentivizes teams playing young talent earlier.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2015

Dave Leitao. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: The Sad State Of DePaul Basketball

DePaul settled in rehiring Dave Leitao as coach.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

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

The Bernstein Brief: Theo Epstein Drops The Mic On Scott Boras

Epstein eloquently defended the decision to start Kris Bryant in the minors.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2015

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Already Shaking Off Its Bad Year

So much for all those worries we had weeks ago about the NFL.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2015

Fans at the 2013 NFL Draft. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bernstein: What Am I Missing About The NFL Draft?

Seeing the NFL Draft sounds like a lot of work, and it’s unclear what the prize even is.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: The Bulls’ Playoff Dilemma

How important it nabbing the third seed for the Bulls?

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

The Bernstein Brief: No Rooting Interest Means Easygoing NCAA Viewing

It’s quite nice not caring who wins and loses during March Madness.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2015