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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.

Gavin Floyd

Spiegel’s Docket: Twins Own Floyd… Again

The baseball question of the day is: Why do the Twins own Gavin Floyd? Seriously, this is amazing and awful.

670 The Score–05/23/2012

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

Spiegel: Ventura Is The Rookie We Expected

It’s been interesting to look at the two fresh fish thrown into this baseball city, to slowly try to get a picture of who and what they will be.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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

Spiegel’s Docket: Sale Saga Continues

The Chris Sale saga continues, with more mixed messages somehow, even as tangential clarity is achieved.

670 The Score–05/10/2012

Derrick Rose lays on the floor after tearing his ACL. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel’s Docket: Rose’s Loneliness Said It All

The filmic, stark moment that will stick with me from last night’s game?

670 The Score–05/02/2012

Joe Maddon. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Baseball’s One Forgotten Rule

Joe Maddon has one rule for his position players, just one. And in his mind it’s the only one he needs.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Hector Santiago. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Spiegel’s Docket: White Sox Closer Swap Needed

This is not the time to stand by your rookie project, when you have a better, obvious option off to a dominant start.

670 The Score–04/26/2012

Jake Peavy. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Peavy Emblematic Of Surprising White Sox

The White Sox are rolling, in first place this morning, in part because of Peavy and that young intriguing bullpen, but also because of the wide awake big money hitters who slumbered for all of 2011.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Brendan Shanahan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Shanahan’s Reactionary Chaos Takes Its Toll

NHL punishment czar Brendan Shanahan caught so much flack for his soft, inexplicable non-suspension of Shea Weber, that I was worried he would overcompensate and hammer Andrew Shaw far worse than deserved.

670 The Score–04/18/2012

Jeremy Lin on Taipei local newspapers. (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Tebow-Lin Comparison Needs To Stop Immediately

Lin and Tebow have dominated professional sports media at times within the last six months and they share an obvious faith in God. And that’ll do it folks. Goodnight everybody.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Eli Manning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Super Bowl XLVI Living Room Over/Under Results

Official results are here for this year’s Living Room Over/Unders and we hope your party was enriched by playing along.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Your Super Bowl XLVI Living Room Over/Unders

For you perhaps, or for the casual fans and/or guests, we offer further levels of couch enjoyment.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Robin Ventura and Ozzie Guillen. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Seven Thoughts I Have To Get Out

It’s been an eventful two weeks of paternity leave. I give you seven thoughts I wish I’d had a microphone to express in the last two weeks.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Carlos Zambrano. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Zambrano’s Exit Is Fans’ Opportunity

After innumerable other moments in recent years when you’d think, and perhaps you openly hoped, an exit for the most confounding ballplayer in town was forthcoming, it finally goes down like this.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Don Cooper and Jake Peavy

Spiegel: Cowley Stirs The Pot Again

The GM got off the wire, helped the manager load up the canon for one final shot down to Florida, and tried his best to take down the big top once and for all.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

Starting pitcher Jake Peavy #44 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on August 26, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The Dockett; McNeil & Spiegel 12/14/11

Today, we’re packed with goodness. 10 AM, Mike Florio from http://www.profootballtalk.com 10:40, Greg Anthony from TNT and Turner Sports on NBA free agency and Bulls’ issues. 11 AM, Ben “Softy” Maller, Seattle’s best talk show [...]

670 The Score–12/14/2011

Kenny Williams

Spiegel: Simultaneous 3-Sport Deal Making

Ugly Lockouts have yielded some beautiful gifts.

670 The Score–12/06/2011

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

The Docket: Cutler Angles Today On McNeil And Spiegel

Gonna need a lot of Spitka for that thumb. Nightly treatments seems appropriate.

670 The Score–11/21/2011

John Surma announces that Penn State president Graham Spanier and football head coach Joe Paterno have been fired during the Penn State Board of Trustees Press Conference. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Penn State’s Impossibly Slow Culture Change

The Penn State Board of Trustees did what they had to do, and deserve kudos for their first act of decisive power. But they did not do enough.

670 The Score–11/10/2011

Penn State (Getty Images)

The Docket: McNeil And Spiegel, 11/9/11

Spiegs read the entire grand jury testimony, just to check and make sure there was no misguided rage. There isn’t. The questions that demand answers are obvious there, and latest reports have the victim total rising to the 20’s.

670 The Score–11/09/2011

Jed Hoyer (Photo  by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Hoyer’s Day and the Cubs’ New Way

There were a ton of excellent signs about the new Cubs regime on Wednesday, starting with this: Theo Epstein was front and center at the baseball table, with Tom Ricketts towards the back of the [...]

670 The Score–11/02/2011

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