Matt Spiegel

spiegs Matt SpiegelFor the last decade, Matt Spiegel has been a nationally syndicated talk show host on Sporting News Radio Network, hosting The Matt Spiegel Show. The show, a platform for his immense knowledge of sports history, as well as his uniquely entertaining perspective, was heard on more than 100 affiliates and on XM satellite radio.

Some of the highlights of his time at Sporting News:

•Hosting pre-game coverage for every NFL Sunday in 2007 and 2008.
•Hosting the pre-game and post-game coverage for Super Bowl XLII
•Broadcasting live from radio row all week in Phoenix for the Super Bowl between the Giants and Patriots in 2008.
•Anchoring the network’s live coverage of Baseball’s steroids hearings in Congress.
•Reporting live from The 2005 World Series at Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field.
•Writing and voicing The Year in Review, a much heralded annual feature.
•Writing columns for Sporting News magazine, and for http://www.sportingnews.com.

For 7 years before joining Sporting News Radio, Matt was a host, producer, and reporter for WSCR-The Score, in Chicago. While there, he had a chance to cover Mike Ditka’s final days with the Bears, and the entire second three-peat for Michael Jordan’s great Chicago Bulls teams.

Matt’s first job in sports media was as an intern for Major League Baseball Productions, where he worked on This Week in Baseball for Mel Allen’s final 2 years with the show. Matt fetched Mel coffee and lunch every Thursday for 2 summers. While matriculating at Emerson College in Boston, Matt won several sportscasting awards, and went to Fenway 30 times a season.

Through the years, Matt has interviewed the biggest names in the business, including Joe Torre, Manny Ramirez, David Stern, Charles Barkley, Bob Costas, Wayne Gretzky, and countless more. NFL stars and coaches Matt has interviewed live include Joe Montana, Deion Sanders, Mike Ditka, Marshall Faulk, Warren Sapp, Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, Jeff Fisher, Michael Irvin, Emmit Smith, Dick Vermeil, Eric Dickerson, Warren Moon, and Tony Dungy.

Matt was the founding producer of Sound Opinions, the world’s only Rock and Roll talk show, hosted by Jim DeRogatis of the Sun Times and Greg Kot of the Tribune. He produced their 2 years of television on WTTW-11 as well. Matt also was a DJ at WXRT-FM.

Matt is the founder and lead singer of Tributosaurus, one of Chicago’s hottest musical acts, becoming a different band every month at Martyrs’ on the north side since 2002. His singing talents have been heard on numerous commercial jingles through the years, including Feldco, several car dealerships & casinos.

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Mac & Spiegs Agenda 5/21: Van Horne, Sox Win, Cubs Win, Hawks Game 2

There’s also talk on the Bulls, the NBA lottery and the Eastern Conference Finals.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2014

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Mac & Spiegs Agenda 5/5: Blackhawks, Bickell, Cubs-Sox And NFL Draft Week (Finally!)

The guys talk about the Blackhawks’ 2-0 series lead, Bryan Bickell, the Cubs-White Sox showdown and the NFL Draft.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2014

Jose Abreu. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Transformative Power of Jose Abreu

Let’s say it all together: The White Sox are fun to watch again.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2014

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Mac & Spiegs Agenda: Playoffs? Playoffs!?!? And More

Bill Wennington, Mark Lazerus and Bruce Levine are among the guests today.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

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Mac & Spiegs Agenda: A Goalie Win, Sale Aches And Bulls Do Or Die

Corey Crawford stepped up last night, now the Bulls need to tonight.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

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Spiegel: Even Combined, Cubs And White Sox Might Not Contend

A starting rotation of Sale-Samardzija-Quintana-Wood-Danks is solid.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2014

Jared Allen. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Phil Emery Has Blown Bears Fans Away

By signing Jared Allen, the Bears have options all over the defensive line.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

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Mac & Spiegs Agenda: Bulls Smack Pacers, Teuvo Arrives, NFL Rules & More

Bill Melton and Brad Biggs join the show today.

670 The Score–03/25/2014

Cubs Park in Mesa, Ariz. (Getty Images)

Spiegel: Your Glorious Day At Cubs Park In Mesa

Cubs Park is a glimpse of the bigger dream for Theo Epstein and Co.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2014

Joakim Noah. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Death Of Tank Dreams Isn’t Too Painful

The Bulls leave you conflicted, given their fight and their limitations.

670 The Score–02/14/2014

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: A Football Marriage, Consummated

Jay Cutler and the Bears have cemented their bond, for years to come.

670 The Score–01/03/2014

Members of the Chicago Blackhawks mob teammate Brent Seabrook after Seabrook scored the game-winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals. (Credit: Johnathan Daniel, Getty)

Spiegel: Over/Under Results From Blackhawks-Red Wings Game 7

Here are the over/under results from last night’s Blackhawks-Red Wings Game 7.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2013

Bryan Bickell

Spiegel: Game 7 Preparations & Over/Unders

The Red Wings and Blackhawks meet tonight for a Game 7, for just the third time ever and the first since 1965.

670 The Score–05/29/2013

Dayan Viciedo

Spiegel: 10 Reasons Mac Will Lose Our Cubs-Sox Bet

Here are 10 reasons the White Sox will finish with more wins than the Cubs. (And cover that 4 and ½ win spread)

670 The Score–05/15/2013

Joakim Noah yells at the referees from the Bulls bench.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Playoff Brutality Overwhelms Refs, Then Bulls

If you have any recollection of the Miami Heat against the New York Knicks in a violent best-of-five, then last night’s Bulls game looked awfully familiar.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2013

Joakim Noah drives on Brook Lopez. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Noah And The Bulls Remind Us Who They Are

Last night’s Game 2 in Brooklyn was just the kind of bounce back Jekyl follows Hyde game the Bulls have delivered all season long.

CBS Chicago–04/23/2013

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

Spiegel: Cubs May Need Some Deals To Win

The Cubs embarked on the long haul of a true rebuild, and the image in mind always has been this: Restock that farm system, prepare great prospects to hit the big leagues together en masse, and then pounce on well-chosen free agents to finalize a winning mix.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2013

Gavin Floyd. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Spiegel: White Sox Overpaying For Mediocrity With Floyd

It comes up just about every time Gavin Floyd pitches.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2013

Anthony Rizzo slides into Brandon Phillips.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Spiegel: WBC Gets The Baseball Juices Flowing Early

When the USA takes on Puerto Rico on Tuesday night in Miami to kick off round two of the World Baseball Classic, I’ll be locked and loaded.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2013

Marian Hossa slips home the game-winner in overtime against the Oilers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: In The Midst Of Excellence

Everyone knows what the big picture is. But we’ve all been through enough sports badness to deserve enjoyment when a team is this good.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2013

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