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

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.

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

Kenny Williams. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Ken Williams’ Shock And Awe

By Matt Spiegel- (CBS) Kenny Williams thinks he’s smarter than you. My first thought upon hearing the news that Robin Ventura was the surprise hire as White Sox manager was of A.J. Hinch. Diamondbacks GM […]

670 The Score–10/07/2011

Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein pauses before he addresses the media during a press conference.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Cubs Fans’ Theo Freakout Is Warranted

Remember when I told Cubs fans that they should be rooting hard for a Red Sox collapse? They got their wish.

670 The Score–10/03/2011

McNeil and Spiegel 9/30/11: The Docket

Friday, game on. It’s a great day in baseball, and we’ll preview some playoffs, reflect on Wednesday’s awesomeness, and see whop we, and you, are might be choosing to root for this month. Terry Francona […]

670 The Score–09/30/2011

Ozzie Guillen walks to his farewell press conference. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Ozzie’s Final Night

Stepping into U.S. Cellular Field in the fourth inning or so, on the night news broke that a man was managing his final game, was downright creepy.

670 The Score–09/27/2011

McNeil & Spiegel, 9/26. The Worst Bears Monday Ever.

God, that sucked. A 10 point loss that felt like a 30 point blowout. Now it’s rainy and dreary. People are grumpy around here. There is no Church’s Victory Chicken on the horizon. We’ll dissect […]

670 The Score–09/26/2011

McNeil & Spiegel 9/22/11: The Docket

Thursday of Bears-Packers week, and we react to a lot of coach speak from Halas Hall yesterday. Daryl Drake is morphing into Ed Farmer. We’ll explain. Guests: Packers PBP man Wayne Larrivee @ 9:40. CSN […]

670 The Score–09/22/2011

McNeil & Spiegel today: The Docket, 9/21/11

Wednesday; we Turn The Page at 9:30, setting up the weekend’s football games that enter our minds as last week fades tot he background. Transition with Hub and Hanley at 9: Matt Hasselbeck’s Bears-Pack decision […]

670 The Score–09/21/2011

Tom Ricketts

Spiegel: State Of The Cubs Search

The Red Sox model, as cited by Tom Ricketts himself on the very day he stood beside the podium addressing the fans for the first time, is not being followed.

670 The Score–09/15/2011

McNeil & Spiegel: The Docket, 8/24

The White Sox are baseball sadists. That was painful for anyone who stayed up late to take it in; invested hours of attention and emotions only to feel violated. If you had any doubts, they’re […]

670 The Score–08/24/2011

Mac & Spiegs: Over/Unders 8/12

-Matt Spiegel (WSCR) We’ll post weekly on Fridays, and post results Mondays. Nick Shepkowski is the man. (@shep670 on Twitter) Over/Unders for the Chicago Sports Weekend: Bears vs. Bills: 7 PM on Saturday at Soldier […]

670 The Score–08/12/2011

Cubs fans celebrate at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Cubs Fans, Wish I Could Join You

What Tom Ricketts told his papa to convince him of the viability of the business model at Clark & Addison is being proven true, yet again.

670 The Score–08/11/2011

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

McNeil & Spiegel Today At Rookies In Elgin: The Docket

Guests: Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk will join us, plus Jay Hilgenberg on the O line, Laurence Holmes live from Bears camp, and of course that hour with Stoney.

670 The Score–08/03/2011

Roy Williams

Spiegel & Rozner Today: The Docket

Mac is in with Boers in the afternoon, so I get that charmingly surly bastard Rozner. We’ll have some fun.

670 The Score–07/29/2011

Jay Cutler

The Docket: McNeil & Spiegel, Tuesday July 26th

Here’s what’s coming up on Mac & Spiegs at 9, which is also the hour when NFL teams can officially sign their draft picks, and the undrafted guys they’ve already agreed to terms with

670 The Score–07/26/2011

Charles Tillman

The Docket: Spiegel and LoHo, Thursday, July 21

Guests: Charles Tillman joins us at 9:40 (offseason, ready for camp, HOF game, etc), PED expert Dr. Gary Wadler joins us at 11 (what’s Bautista on, if anything), and Brad Biggs talks Bears plans at noon.

670 The Score–07/21/2011

Jose Bautista at the Home Run Derby in Phoenix Monday. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Spiegel: Searching For The Musical Bautista

There’s been a lot of discussion about Jose Bautista on the station of late, as I’ve countered what I perceive to be bitter, often lazy skepticism about his turnaround.

670 The Score–07/12/2011

Chicago Bulls

Spiegel: Game 1 Dominance From The 300 Level

Hot damn game 1 was fun. Here are some impressions from the 300 level, where I’m undefeated on the season (5-0). I love the view up there…2nd row center, you can watch everything develop.

670 The Score–05/16/2011

Miami Heat

Spiegel: The NBA’s Death Star Must Be Defeated

I have said it all season, beginning with the free agent signings of last summer; the Miami Heat are the NBA’s Death Star. They are impressive, powerful, shiny and imposing.

670 The Score–05/13/2011

Marvin Austin

Spiegel: Bears Mock Drafts Compendium

Leading up to every NFL Draft, there are countless analysts who publish multiple editions of their predictions as to how the first round, and the entire draft will shape up. Here’s a look at who the Bears are predicted to pick at No. 29.

670 The Score–04/28/2011