Nick Shepkowski

Nick Shepkowski

Nick Shepkowski

Nick Shepkowski is the associate producer of “The Spiegel and Goff Show” on 670 The Score weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and he heads the “research and development” part of the show. A fan of all four major sports, Nick follows the NFL, MLB, and college football closest and enjoys sharing his thoughts and research on all. You can follow him on Twitter @Shep670.

Rays manager Joe Maddon after his team clinched a wild-card berth on Sept. 28, 2011. (Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Best Night In Baseball History Aided The Cubs

The crazy events of Sept. 28, 2011, helped push Theo Epstein to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2015

Ravens coach John Harbaugh. (Getty Images)

Shepkowski: My Favorite 2015 NFL Prop Bets

Need some extra cash? Believe in the Ravens and expect the Titans to be supremely awful.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2015

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Jon Lester’s Been What The Cubs Have Needed Him To Be

Jon Lester’s isn’t always throwing like a $155-million man, but he’s a huge reason the Cubs are in contention.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2015

White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Explaining Jeff Samardzija’s Struggles

Samardzija’s fastball has regressed, and his slider is no longer a reliable weapon.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2015

Bulls general manager Gar Forman. (Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Bulls’ Front Office Must Be Held Accountable

The tenures of John Paxson and Gar Forman have constantly ended in disappointment.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2015

Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, left, and Joakim Noah celebrate. (Getty Images)

Listen: Shepkowski’s Tribute To Cleveland Tourism

Does anyone like going to Cleveland?

CBS Chicago–05/04/2015

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. (David Welker/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Why Rush Starlin Castro Out Of Town?

Just because Addison Russell’s in the pipeline doesn’t mean Castro doesn’t have a role in the long term.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2015

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu, center. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Chicago Baseball Over/Unders

How many homers is Jose Abreu hitting this season?

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 4: Aramis Ramirez #16 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning of the game on June 4, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 6-4.

Shepkowski: 2015 Is A Farewell to Underappreciated Cub

Aramis Ramirez was a key part of some Cubs teams that found success.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2015

John Fox, left. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Bears, Please Be The Fox-Catcher

Each argument against hiring John Fox is dumber than the last.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2015

Former Bears coach Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: History Is Against Marc Trestman

If you’re hoping to compete for a Super Bowl, we can learn a lot from a coach’s first two years.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2014

Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks stomped all over the Bears last Friday. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Shepkowski: How Much Does The 3rd Preseason Game Matter?

Some really good teams in the last decade have gotten stomped in Week 3 of the preseason.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 01: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim singles in the top of the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 01, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Shepkowski: MLB’s First Half Awards

The Brewers surprise, Trout dominates and there’s a Tanaka/Abreu battle for best AL rookie.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2014

Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Nationals’ Roark Living Out His Dream

A Wilmington native, Tanner Roark took the long road to the majors.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: History Says There’s More Than One Way To Handle Kris Bryant

Triple-A has worked wonders for some big prospects, but others prosper straight from Double-A.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2014

Cubs righty Mark Prior in 2004. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Drafting Pitchers in Top 5 Anything But Sure Thing

Only four of the past 37 pitchers drafted in the top five have made the All-Star Game.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: An Early All-Star Game Rant

So long as home-field advantage is on the line, there should be nothing honorary about the game.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2014

Earl Thomas and Byron Maxwell. (Getty Images)

Shepkowski’s Super Bowl Matchups: Breaking Down Seattle’s Pass Defense

Seattle’s pass defense is no doubt stout, but can the Broncos find space?

CBS Chicago–01/29/2014

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Shepkowski’s Super Bowl Matchups: Pressuring Manning Easier Said Than Done

Nick Shepkowski continues his week-long look at Super Bowl XLVIII.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Marshawn Lynch. (Getty Images)

Super Bowl Matchup: Beast Mode Meets Pot Roast

By Nick Shepkowski- (CBS) With Super Bowl XLVIII now less than a week away, the McNeil and Spiegel Show will look at different stats throughout the week at that could be the difference in Sunday’s contest.  Today […]

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014