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Dan Bernstein and Connor McKnight bring you fun, smart and compelling Chicago sports talk with great listener interaction. Jay Zawaski is the executive producer of the show, while Rick Camp is the associate producer. Follow the show on Twitter @Bernstein_McK.

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    • Jan 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Mike Florio on Bears' hiring of Ryan Poles as new GM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 19:43

    Dan Bernstein was joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss the Bears' hiring of Chiefs executive Ryan Poles as their new general manager and the team's coaching search. They also discussed the other hiring processes around the NFL and previewed conference championship Sunday. 

    How Bears should proceed after hiring Ryan Poles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 12:39

    Dan Bernstein discussed the Bears' hiring of Chiefs executive Ryan Poles as their new general manager. How will that change their coaching hiring process? 

    Transition: How Ryan Poles changes Bears' structure

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 16:41

    Dan Bernstein welcomed on Laurence Holmes for transition, where they discuss how the Bears' hiring of Chiefs executive Ryan Poles as their new general manager should change the structure and process of the team's upcoming hirings.

    Hub Arkush on Bears' hiring of Ryan Poles/coaching search (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 37:47

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Score football expert Hub Arkush to discuss the Bears' hiring of Chiefs executive Ryan Poles as their new general manager and what it means for the team's coaching search. Arkush also took calls form listeners.

    Mike Florio on Bears' hiring process/NFL news, Cody Decker on Hall of Fame voting (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 43:23

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein was joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk to discuss the Bears' hiring of Chiefs executive Ryan Poles as their new general manager and the team's coaching search. They also discussed the other hiring processes around the NFL and previewed conference championship Sunday. After that, Audacy Sports analyst Cody Decker joined the show to discuss the Baseball Hall of Fame voting and the progress in labor negotiations.

    Bears hire Ryan Poles as new GM (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 24:48

    Flying solo, Dan Bernstein opened his show by discussing the process that led to the Bears hiring Chiefs executive Ryan Poles as their new general manager. Bernstein then wondered who's truly in charge of the Bears' upcoming head coach hiring.

    Falling iguanas, RIP Louie Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 13:02

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi discussed how cold the studio was and the effect that would have on them if they were iguanas. They also laughed at Score afternoon host Danny Parkins' "RIP Louie Anderson" drop again.

    Kevin Fishbain on Bears' search process, Ryan Poles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 13:47

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Kevin Fishbain of the Athletic to discuss the likelihood that the Bears hire Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles as their new general manager. And what would that mean for their coaching search?

    Transition: Bears hire Ryan Poles as new GM

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 17:57

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Laurence Holmes for transition, where they reacted to the breaking news that the Bears have tabbed Chiefs executive Ryan Poles to be their new general manager.

    Rob Schaefer on Bulls squeaking out a win, falling iguanas (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 40:36

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Rob Schaefer of NBC Sports Chicago to discuss the Bulls hanging on for a 111-110 win against the Thunder on Monday after nearly blowing a 28-point lead. What should we expect out of the Bulls moving forward? Later, Bernstein and Rahimi touched on the studio being cold enough that iguanas would fall out of trees.

    Kevin Fishbain on Bears' search process, monkeys on the loose (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 44:40

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Kevin Fishbain of the Athletic to discuss the likelihood that the Bears hire Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles as their new general manager. And what would that mean for their coaching search? Later, Bernstein and Rahimi conducted the Midday Midway, where wayward monkeys were a topic of conversation.

    George McCaskey, the chauffeur (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 26:39

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi opened their show by reacting to the video of Bears chairman George McCaskey picking up general manager candidate Ryan Poles from O'Hare on Monday night. They wanted to know all the details of the ride. After that, Bernstein and Rahimi broke down the Bulls' 111-110 win against the Thunder.

    Having fun at the Packers' expense

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 5:05

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi reacted to the Packers radio call of a game-winning field goal made by former Bears and current 49ers kicker Robbie Gould in San Francisco's upset of Green Bay on Saturday night.

    Danny Parkins says RIP to Louie Anderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 10:47

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi had fun with an on-air blunder made by Score afternoon show Danny Parkins.

    Transition: Fun with Danny Parkins and the NFL playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 14:03

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi welcomed on Laurence Holmes for transition, where they had fun with an on-air blunder made by Score afternoon host Danny Parkins. They later discussed the standout performances during a historic weekend of NFL playoff action.

    We aren't happy with the Milwaukee Bucks, RIP Louie Anderson (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 40:20

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi reacted to Bucks guard Grayson Allen's flagrant-2 foul that seriously injured Bulls guard Alex Caruso on Friday evening. Allen was suspended one game for the incident, while Caruso will miss at least six to eight weeks with a fractured wrist. Later, the show had fun with a on-air blunder made by a fellow Score talent.

    Eric Edholm on NFL playoffs, Bears' 'rolley coaster' ride, Midday Midway (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 45:17

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi welcomed on Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports to break down a wild weekend of playoff action in the NFL divisional round. After that, Bernstein and Rahimi provided an update on the Bears' search for a new general manager and head coach. Later, they conducted the Midday Midway, taking a look at the wackiest headlines from around the world.

    Reacting to one of the greatest weekends of football ever (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 22:49

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi opened their show by sharing the latest updates in the Bears' search for a new general manager and head coach. After that, they celebrated an excellent NFL divisional round playoff weekend by revisiting the wild finishes -- and having some fun at the Packers' expense too.

    Matt Miller on Bears' search for a new GM/coach

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 4:37

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Matt Miller of TheDraftScout.com to discuss what he's hearing about the Bears' search for the team's next general manager and coach. Are they interviewing too many candidates?

    Kalyn Kahler on impact of nepotism on pipeline for diverse coaching hires

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 21:40

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Kalyn Kahler of Defector to discuss how nepotism is clogging the pipeline for diverse coaching hires in the NFL. 

    Transition: Bears GM & coach talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 26:10

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Mark Grote for the daily transition segment, where they discussed the Bears' search for a new general manager and coach.

    Are Bears interviewing too many GM candidates? (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 38:22

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Matt Miller of TheDraftScout.com to discuss what he's hearing about the Bears' search for the team's next general manager and coach. Are they interviewing too many candidates? Later, BetQL Daily host Joe Ostrowski joined the show to break down the odds for the NFL matchups in the divisional round this weekend.

    NFL hiring processes have been more like the Nepotism Football League (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 40:46

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Kalyn Kahler of Defector to discuss how nepotism is clogging the pipeline for diverse coaching hires in the NFL. After that, Bernstein and Rahimi discussed a player on the Bulls' roster who could be trade bait. Later, they conducted the Midday Midway, taking a look at the wackiest headlines from around the world.

    Jim Caldwell reportedly a favorite for Bears' head coach job (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 24:52

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi opened their show by discussing the ESPN report that former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined interviews with the Raiders and Vikings as he's in the mix for both the Bears' and Jaguars' coaching openings. They also discussed the news that Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will undergo surgery on his left knee and will be out for the next six to eight weeks.

    Sneezing protocols & cheese

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 7:02

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi had an odd and wide-ranging conversation about the proper way to sneeze in public, eating cheese and what foods are in their cars.

    Jason Goff on Bulls persevering, Ball family's success

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 26:07

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Jason Goff of NBC Sports Chicago and the Ringer to discuss the Bulls fighting through a spate of injuries to stay atop the East. They also discussed the success of the Ball family in building a basketball business.

    Transition: Walking in the cold, Bulls win

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 12:51

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Anthony Herron for transition, where they discussed walking in the cold, makeup and the Bulls' win against the Cavaliers on Wednesday.

    Adam Jahns on Bears' missteps (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 39:59

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi lamented how the New York Giants seem to have the right organizational plan in their search for a new general manager while the Bears don't. They also got off on a tangent discussing cheese and food that's in your car. Later, Adam Jahns of the Athletic joined the show to discuss what we can learn about the Bears' search process by reading one of Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian's books. Polian is helping lead the Bears' search process.

    Jason Goff on Bulls sustaining, Midday Midway randomness (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 41:51

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Jason Goff of NBC Sports Chicago and the Ringer to discuss the Bulls fighting through a spate of injuries to stay atop the East. Later, Bernstein and Rahimi conducted the Midday Midway, where they took a look at the wackiest headlines from around the world.

    Bulls win, metal reigns & the Bears don't (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 40:20

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi opened their show by breaking down the Bulls' impressive 117-104 win against the Cavaliers on Wednesday, which snapped Chicago's four-game losing streak. They then began discussing random players on the Grizzlies and Thunder and the topic of Mastadons came up, so they listened to the metal band Mastadons. Later, they reacted to Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds withdrawing his name from consideration for the Bears' general manager opening.

    Bucs Coordinator Report with Greg Auman

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 13:25

    Dan and Leila had a conversation with the Athletic's Bucs beat writer Greg Auman. They spoke about Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles, the Bucs coordinators that the Bears will interview in the coming days. 

    Who's Running the Bears' Search with Mike Florio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 18:45

    Dan and Leila had a conversation with Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio about the Bears' hiring process, hiring processes around the league, the upcoming divisional round and more. 

    Transition: NFL Playoffs and the Bears Searches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 19:24

    Dan and Leila had their daily transition with Anthony Herron. They spoke about wild card weekend observations, road trip food and the Bears hiring processes. 

    Bears' Hiring Latest and Your Calls with Hub Arkush (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 36:36

    In the final hour of the show, Dan and Leila spoke with Senior Score Football Expert Hub Arkush about the latest news surrounding the Bears' hiring processes. Hub also took your calls on the Bears and the NFL playoffs. 

    NFL Hiring Cycle with Mike Florio and a Bucs Coordinator Summary (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 41:05

    In the second hour of the show, Dan and Leila started by having a conversation about the flaws in the NFL's interviewing processes with Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. They also discussed who the Bears are looking at and the first experience with a Super Wild Card Weekend. Then they spoke to Bucs beat reporter for the Athletic, Greg Auman about Byron Leftwich and Todd Bowles, who the Bears are interviewing in the coming days.

    Bears Asking the Right Questions? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 19:43

    In the first hour of the show, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi discussed if the Bears are asking the right questions in these interviews to be in a place where they can make the right decisions or for the candidates to trust that the hiring group knows what they are doing.

    JJ Stankevitz on Colts' candidates for Bears' openings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 18:45

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by JJ Stankevitz of Colts.com to discuss Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and assistant general manager Ed Dodds, a pair of candidates whom the Bears are interested in as they continue their search for a new head coach and general manager. 

    Wanny's wardrobe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 4:52

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi listened to Score analyst Dave Wannstedt's comments about Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's (probable) wardrobe. That led to Bernstein comparing and contrasting Wanny's wardrobe as Bears coach to now.

    Transition: Remembering Les

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 19:30

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Zach Zaidman for transition, where they shared their memories of our departed friend Les Grobstein.

    JJ Stankevitz on Colts' candidates whom Bears are interested in, Bears' past missteps (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 41:50

    In the final hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by JJ Stankevitz of Colts.com to discuss Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and assistant general manager Ed Dodds, a pair of candidates whom the Bears are interested in as they continue their search for a new head coach and general manager. Later, Bernstein and Rahimi detailed a few of the Bears' big missteps in recent years.

    Josh Reed on Bills' candidates whom Bears are interested in, Dave Wannstedt sound (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 41:47

    In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Josh Reed of WIVB-TV in Buffalo to discuss Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and assistant general manager Joe Schoen, a pair of candidates whom the Bears are interested in as they continue their search for a new head coach and general manager. After that, Bernstein and Rahimi listened and reacted to former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt's analysis of how Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Daboll would each fit as Bears head coach. Later, they conducted the Midday Midway, taking a look at the wackiest headlines from around the world.

    Remembering Les, NFL wild-card weekend observations (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 25:31

    Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi started their show by remembering our beloved friend and Score teammate Les Grobstein, who passed away Sunday at age 69. After that, they shared their observations from NFL wild-card weekend.

    Dan Bernstein, Hub Arkush & Danny Parkins remember the life of Les Grobstein (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 45:53

    In the final hour, Mark Grote and Rick Camp continued to reflect on the legacy of Chicago sports broadcasting icon Les Grobstein, who passed away Sunday at age 69. They welcomed on Score midday host Dan Bernstein, Score football expert Hub Arkush and Score afternoon host Danny Parkins to share their favorite stories and memories of Grobstein.

    Jon Greenberg, Nick Shepkowski & Larry Mayer remember the life of Les Grobstein (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 41:58

    In the second hour, Mark Grote and Rick Camp were joined by Jon Greenberg of the Athletic to remember the life of legendary Chicago sports broadcaster Les Grobstein, who passed away Sunday at the age of 69. After that, former Score producer Nick Shepkowski joined the show to share his favorite Grobstein memories. Later, Bears.com writer Larry Mayer joined the program to discuss Grobstein's legacy.

    Mark Grote, Rick Camp & David Schuster remember the life of Les Grobstein (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 25:47

    Sitting in for Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi, Mark Grote and Rick Camp opened their show by remembering the life of Score overnight host Les Grobstein, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 69. Later, former Score reporter David Schuster joined the show to share stories of road trips with his lifelong friend.

    Matt Miller on Bears' search for a new GM/coach, NFL wild-card weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 15:56

    Mark Grote and Gabe Ramirez were joined by Matt Miller of TheDraftScout.com to discuss the Bears' search for a new general manager and head coach. Whom would he recommend they hire? Miller also previewed NFL wild-card weekend.

    Adam Hoge on Bears' interview process

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 18:56

    Mark Grote and Gabe Ramirez were joined by Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago to discuss the Bears' search for a new general manager and head coach. Whom would Hoge like to see the team hire?

    Transition: Bulls' tough upcoming stretch & Bears talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 15:40

    Mark Grote and Gabe Ramirez were joined by Laurence Holmes for transition, where they discussed if the Bulls can bounce back against the Warriors on Friday evening as a tough stretch looms. They also discussed the Bears' interview process as they continue to search for a new general manager and head coach.

    Matt Miller on Bears' search, Joe Ostrowski on NFL wild-card weekend (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 40:15

    In the final hour, Mark Grote and Gabe Ramirez were joined by Matt Miller of TheDraftScout.com to discuss the Bears' search for a new general manager and head coach and to preview NFL wild-card weekend. Later, BetQL Daily host Joe Ostrowski joined the show to break down the odds for the NFL matchups this weekend.

    Adam Hoge on Bears' searches, can Bulls bounce back? (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 45:14

    In the second hour, Mark Grote and Gabe Ramirez were joined by Adam Hoge of NBC Sports Chicago to discuss the Bears' search for a new general manager and head coach. Whom would Hoge like to see the team hire? Later, Grote and Ramirez previewed the Bulls-Warriors game Friday evening. Can the Bulls bounce back after an ugly loss to the Nets on Wednesday? 

    Importance of Justin Fields in Bears' search (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 14:12

    Sitting in for Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi, Mark Grote and Gabe Ramirez opened their show by discussing Bears quarterback Justin Fields and how much general manager and coaching candidates liking him should matter in the organization's hiring process.

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