Walter Payton

A disappointed Patrick Kane leaves the ice after a season-ending Game 7 loss to the Kings. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bad-Bounce Loss Tough To Take

Hockey can be a strange sport, which is why losses can be so painful.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2014

Cam Fowler #3 of the United States celebrates after scoring a goal with James van Riemsdyk #21 and Phil Kessel #81 against Russia.   (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Bernstein: USA vs. Russia Stirs Memories, Marks Time

A family on a couch, watching the US hockey team against the Russians.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

Marc Trestman and Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Bears Moves A Year Too Late?

Time-travel stories never really work, upon inspection.

670 The Score–10/17/2013

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Urlacher Rooting Against The Bears & Paterno’s Legacy

Remember when some people were so worried that former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher would sign with the Minnesota Vikings, not because he would improve a division rival (he wouldn’t have) but that it would perceivably taint his legacy?

670 The Score–07/19/2013

Alyne Payton. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images for The Sports Network)

Mother Of Walter Payton Dies

Alyne Payton, 87, passed away Sunday night following an extended illness.


Jason Witten. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Witten Named 2012 Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been awarded the 2012 Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2013

Charles Tillman

Tillman Nominated By Bears For NFL’s ‘Man Of The Year’ Award

After earning his second Pro Bowl honor this week, the Bears have named cornerback Charles Tillman the team’s nominee for the 2012 Walter Payton NFL “Man of the Year” award.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2012

Walter Payton

Video: Walter Payton Highlight Reel

Exactly 13 years ago today, the world lost one of the greatest football players to ever put on shoulders pads.

670 The Score–11/01/2012

Mike Ditka

Author Calls Ditka ‘A Dolt, A Bully, A Thug, A Moron, An Ass & A Fool’

In his blog, Pearlman posted a response to Ditka’s message.

670 The Score–10/02/2012

Connie Payton wife of former Chicago Bears great Walter Payton, and her children Brittney and Jarrett look on during the Walter Payton Man of the Year Press Conference. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jarret Payton Holds No Grudge Against Pearlman

Jarret Payton, the son of Chicago Bears great, Walter Payton, just wants his dad to be remember for who he really was.


Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McMichael Not Happy About New Payton Book

Add Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael to the list of people who aren’t exactly thrilled with author Jeff Pearlman’s new book detailing the not-so-glamorous details of Walter Payton’s life.

CBS 2–10/05/2011

Running back Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Mike Powell-Allsport)

Connie Payton: Walter ‘Never Put Other Women In My Face’

Walter Payton’s widow is reacting to the new tell-all book about the Bears legend, including a story about how she and Payton’s extramarital girlfriend were both at his Hall of Fame induction.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Running back Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears looks on during a game against the Los Angeles Raiders at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Mike Powell-Allsport)

Longtime Agent Of Payton Threatens Legal Action Over New Book

The backlash of Jeff Pearlman’s soon-to-be published book entitled “Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton,” continued after Payton’s longtime agent, Bud Holmes threatened legal action against Pearlman.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2011

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

Walter Payton

Bernstein: Don’t Fear Facts Of Payton’s Life

It’s not a biographer’s job to make you feel good. Apparently, author Jeff Pearlman has succeeded in angering a sizable number of naïve Chicagoans and Bears fans, based on early response to his new book.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Walter Payton. (Getty Images)

New Book Alleges Walter Payton Was Suicidal, Used Drugs

A revealing new book accuses former Bears running back Walter Payton of using drugs, cheating on his wife and being suicidal.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Bernstein: FOX, Bears Take The High Road

I was steeling myself for an afternoon of mawkish sentimentality, with Fox Sports presenting a football game through the prism of death – cameras tracking Brian Urlacher all afternoon, announcers consumed with his feelings after he buried his mother just the day before. Thanks to the tone set by Urlacher himself and reflected by Lovie Smith, however, it turned out I was wrong.

670 The Score–09/18/2011

Israel Idonije

Idonije Following In Sweetness’ Footsteps

On Friday, the Chicago Bears’ Israel Idonije was introduced as one of the three finals for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.


Chicago Bears Fan

Bernstein: A Memo To Those Craving Only Bears Homerism

Any time a Chicago sports team is in contention for a title, new eyes and ears are brought to computer screens, papers and airwaves.

670 The Score–01/20/2011

Mike Ditka

1985: The Bears-Packers Rivalry Gets Ugly

The Bears and Packers played a memorable and infamous game on Nov. 3, 1985.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011