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Nick Shepkowski

Nick Shepkowski is the associate producer of McNeil and Spiegel on 670 The Score (weekdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m) and 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.

Nick Shepkowski

Nick Shepkowski

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

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Brady vs. Manning – The Other Stars Of The Series

Who are the other stars in the Brady-Manning rivalry?

CBS Chicago–01/16/2014

Derrick Rose . (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Hoping Rose Isn’t New Penny

By now you’ve heard the names people are comparing  Derrick Rose to.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Samardzija Worth More To Someone Else

Many believe/hope the Cubs compete for a playoff spot in 2015. With that actually being pretty unrealistic it’s the wrong time not to shop a soon to be 29 year old starting pitcher.

670 The Score–11/14/2013

The Mac and Spiegs Show unanimously has the Broncos beating Jacksonville for the maximum amount of points.

2013 NFL McNeil & Spiegel Show Predictions

Who wins the Super Bowl? Which coach gets canned first? Who walks out with the MVP? All that and much more is explored here by The McNeil and Spiegel Show!

670 The Score–09/06/2013

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Catch-22 For Cubs First Round Pick

With baseball’s 49th annual first-year player draft beginning on Thursday night and the Cubs picking second overall, much hope on the North Side has gone to the Cubs drafting their future ace. Before you start to get too excited, Cubs fans, let me just give you a refresher that Major League Baseball has seen this before.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

Carlos Boozer. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Boozer Goes Bust Again

As I sit and type this out it feels like I’m back in the fall dissecting numbers to quantify Jay Cutler putting up a clunker of a performance in an important game. Except it’s not fall and the game isn’t being played outdoors.

670 The Score–05/13/2013

Joakim Noah grabs Andray Blatche as Nate Robinson hits the floor. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Shorthanded Bulls Not Looking For Excuses

Nate Robinson, who was battling the flu and seen vomiting on the Bulls bench finished with 18 points while playing 42 minutes. After a draining game for him, Robinson sat quietly at his locker before addressing the media:

“You just have got to muster up enough energy,” Robinson said, “no excuses”.

670 The Score–05/03/2013

LeBron sits on the floor after getting fouled. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: LeBron Tired of Hard Fouls

Ask two different locker rooms about the abuse and hard fouls the soon-to-be four time NBA MVP received on Wednesday night and you were bound to get two different responses.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2013

Jimmy Butler dunks on Chris Bosh. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Bulls End Historic Heat Run

Forget respectable, on a unseasonably cool evening in Chicago the Bulls cooled the Heat off and snapped the second longest winning streak the NBA has ever seen, in an environment that hasn’t been seen lately during home Bulls games.

“The atmosphere – the crowd was crazy into it and it was a competitive environment” Luol Deng said of Wednesday night’s setting at United Center.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2013

Joakim Noah makes a layup against the 76ers.(Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Noah’s All-Time Night Leads Bulls

Joakim Noah had an all-time performance for the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night. Find out what motivated him to do so and why both head coaches in Thursday’s game feel he was able to have so much success in every asset of the game.

02/28/2013

LeBron James. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: LeBron Misses Rivalry With Rose

If you’re a Bulls fan and feel the two games to date with Miami haven’t been the same with Rose out, you’re not alone.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Derrick Rose.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Bulls Downplay Reggie Rose’s Cryptic Comments About Derrick

Reggie Rose indicated the Bulls aren’t doing enough to put together a championship team around his brother, Derrick.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

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