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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.

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Spiegel: On Rose’s Knee, Ignore The Noise

What matters is his knee. Everything else? It’s just noise.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2013

Jim and John Harbaugh. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Your Super Bowl XLVII Living Room Prop Bets

For you perhaps, or for the casual fan, or for your guests at a rousing chaotic gathering, I offer further levels of couch enjoyment.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2013

Manti Te'o. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Manti, Catfishing And A Plausible Theory

It can happen. What Manti Te’o is saying happened to him can, and does, happen.

670 The Score–01/17/2013

Anibal Sanchez. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Cubs Seemingly Just A Pawn In Anibal Sanchez’s Game

The near misses for Theo Epstein’s Cubs are piling up.

670 The Score–12/14/2012

Mark Buehrle. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Marlins’ Despicable Swindle And Buehrle’s Mistake

Jeffrey Loria is the worst, most relentlessly wicked owner in sports.

670 The Score–11/14/2012

Starting pitcher Jake Peavy. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Spiegel’s Thoughts: Peavy Returns, Youk Doesn’t & Gold Gloves Are A Sham

Jake Peavy locked himself in to the South Side yesterday, quickly and decisively.

670 The Score–10/31/2012

The grounds crew gets ready for the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Spiegel: A Chicago Fan’s Guide to the World Series

Game on, folks, it’s the fall classic. I know some of us are locked and loaded, but you might be distracted by something shiny in the corner of the room.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2012

Alex Rodriguez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Spiegel: A-Rod’s Lost Arrogance

The Yankees are dead.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2012

Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina celebrate after their Game 2 win over the Nationals. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Spiegel’s Postseason Bloop Hits: Tired Of The Cardinals

Assuming the Bears are not involved, I choose October baseball over October football every time. It’s about games of consequence.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2012

Starting pitcher Jake Peavy. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Spiegel’s Thoughts: Peavy’s Final Emblem; Miggy Needs To Play

Jake Peavy’s final appearance stands as an emblem of his time on the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2012

Alex Rios takes out Omar Infante and breaks up a routine double play, leading to White Sox runs in their 5-4 win over the Tigers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: After Big Win, White Sox Poised To Win Division

What a weird, enormous win for the first-place White Sox on Monday.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Chicago White Sox left fielder Alex Gordon dives in to score a run in the 6th inning as A.J. Pierzynski turns with the ball at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: White Sox Fending Off Doom

The White Sox are fighting for your interest. They’re a first place team that can’t seem to draw consistent crowds, and with the onslaught of coverage for the NFL behemoth, the Sox will struggle to draw airtime and newsprint inches.

670 The Score–09/07/2012

Notre Dame helmet. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Allen Pinkett Refused Help

Golden dome acolytes have surfaced since Allen Pinkett’s appearance, and angrily accused us of destroying a guest who offered time and opinions.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2012

A Cubs fan holds up a "W" sign. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Cubs Fans Still Struggling With Patience

Provided here is a snapshot of Cubs fan culture, with a side benefit of Rozner getting beaten over the head with a purse.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

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

Spiegel: Trade Deadline Reveals A Smarter Cubs Fan

What’s been fascinating, at the most compelling local trade deadline in years, is the rising knowledge and interest of the faithful.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Cody Ross celebrates his walk-off home run against the White Sox. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Ventura Has A Rough Night as Detroit Looms

Matt Thornton was a disaster, well before Addison Reed finally arrived to allow the final blast. Thornton’s pitch selection was odd, and he’s been mediocre all season long.

670 The Score–07/20/2012

Kevin Youkilis. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Spiegel: How Youkilis Fits The Reinsdorf Profile

We know what kind of player Jerry Reinsdorf wants. We know this because we’ve seen the same kind of acquisition time and time again.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2012

Anthony Rizzo. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Spiegel: A Night to Remember Amidst a Season To Forget

There’s a difference between being excited to watch a shiny new thing arrive on the scene, and being irrationally, blindly optimistic about what the results will be.

670 The Score–06/27/2012

Chris Sale. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Abusers And Protectors Of Chris Sale

In one of the developing, most interesting stories of the 2012 local baseball season, people are picking their sides.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Robin Ventura. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Spiegel’s Docket: Ventura, LBJ And Much More

So much to jam in to our four-hour bag on a glorious Friday in the city.

670 The Score–06/08/2012

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