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The McNeil And Spiegel Show

The McNeil and Spiegel Show on 670 The Score is made up of co-hosts Dan McNeil (@DanMcNeil670) and Matt Spiegel (@MattSpiegel670). Both McNeil and Spiegel have had accomplished careers of their own, but teamed up to take mid-day sports talk to a whole new level. Behind the glass, Jay Zawaski (@JayZawaski670), Ben Finfer (@benfinfer), and Nick Shepkowski (@shep670) are the executive and associate producers for The McNeil and Spiegel Show!

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The McNeil and Spiegel Show

The McNeil and Spiegel Show


  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 4-16-14

    April 16, 2014

    The 4th hour of Mac & Abbatacola had discussions about lots of topics, including a chat with Les Grobstein about historic Blues/Blackhawks playoff matchups.
  • Mark Schanowski with McNeil and Spiegel - 4-16-14

    April 16, 2014

    CSN Chicago's Mark Schanowski joined McNeil and Abbatacola to talk about the Bulls and Eastern conference playoff scenarios.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 4-16-14

    April 16, 2014

    Matt Abbatacola sits in for Spiegel, and in the 3rd hour the guys talked some Bulls with Mark Schanowski from CSN Chicago. They also talked about the Blackhawks/Blues playoff series.
  • Mike Florio with McNeil and Spiegel - 4-16-14

    April 16, 2014

    Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio joins McNeil and Abbatacola for a chat on the NFL draft and what the 49ers might do with Aldon Smith.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 4-16-14

    April 16, 2014

    The 2nd hour of the McNeil and Spiegel show (with Matt Abbatacola in for Spiegel) featured more White Sox talk and a conversation with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk on Aldon Smith's legal troubles and latest on the NFL draft.
  • Darren Pang with McNeil and Spiegel - 4-16-14

    April 16, 2014

    St. Louis Blues TV analyst Darren Pang joined McNeil and Abbatacola to preview the Blues/Blackhawks playoff series.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 4-16-14

    April 16, 2014

    With Matt Abbatacola sitting in for Spiegel, the guys talked about the White Sox win last night, and they previewed the Blues/Blackhawks playoff series with Darren Pang.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 4 - 4/15/14

    April 15, 2014

    In the final hour of the show the guys listed who in the sports world they would like to slap for their faces.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 3 - 4/15/14

    April 15, 2014

    In the third hour of the show today the guys talked briefly on the NHL playoff matchups and discussed the Masters tournament with Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 2 - 4/15/14

    April 15, 2014

    In the second hour of the show today the guys talked with Bill Melton about the White Sox season so far and what to expect from the upcoming game later tonight. They also discussed round 1 of the NHL playoff series between the Blackhawks and the Blues with Steve Konroyd from Comcast SportsNet.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 1- 4/15/14

    April 15, 2014

    In the first hour of the show today the guys talked about the lack of fan attendance at US Cellular Field and possible reasons fans don't go.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 4 - 4/14/14

    April 14, 2014

    In the final hour of the show today the guys talked about a prank on Jeff Francoeur, asked which athletes you'd want to slap, and had conversations with Bruce Levine and Hawks LW Bryan Bickell.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 3 - 4/14/14

    April 14, 2014

    In the 3rd hour of the show today the guys talked about getting a new temporary announcer for Hawk, record holders for Cubs steals, and changing Starlin Castro.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 2 - 4/14/14

    April 14, 2014

    In the 2nd hour of the show today the guys talked to David Dusek of Golf Week about the Masters and had a conversation with Brad Lee of St. Louis Game Time about the Blues.
  • McNeil and Abbatacola - Hour 1 - 4/14/14

    April 14, 2014

    Matt Abbatacola sat in for Spiegel and in the first hour of the show the guys talked about Bubba Watson's 2nd Master victory, the play and wardrobe of Jordan Spieth, fighting Matt Kuchar, and missing out on Tiger.
  • Spiegel and Schanowski - Hour 4 - 4/11/14

    April 11, 2014

    In the final hour of the show today the guys talked to Bruce Levine about the Cubs and Sox, went over the Roger Clemens MVP baseball lineups, and got to know Mark Schanowski a little better.
  • Spiegel and Schanowski - Hour 2 - 4/11/14

    April 11, 2014

    In the 2nd hour of the show today the guys talked about old school video games like RBI Baseball and had a conversation with Will Perdue about the Bulls.
  • Spiegel and Schanowski - Hour 1 - 4/11/14

    April 11, 2014

    Mark Schanowski of Comcast Sportsnet sat in for Mac and in the 1st hour of the show the guys talked about how the Blues recent collapse will affect the Hawks, offseason options for the Bulls, Jose Abreu's 2nd multi-HR game, and how Shep was right about Avisail Garcia's season-ending injury.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 4/10/14

    April 10, 2014

    In the 4th hour of the show today the guys talked to Chicago Bulls guard, Jimmy Butler. The guys also talked about the Bulls playoff chances.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 4/10/14

    April 10, 2014

    In the 3rd hour of the show today the guys talked to Len Kasper about the Cubs farm system; talked to Steve Konroyd about Blackhawks and upcoming playoffs.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2- 4/10/14

    April 10, 2014

    In the 2nd hour of the show today the guys talked to Blackhawks owner, Rocky Wirtz and SI columnist, Richard Deitsch.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1- 4/10/14

    April 10, 2014

    In the 1st hour of the show today the guys talked about The White Sox game from last night and Avisail García injury: Also talked Cubs prospect and future
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4- 4/9/14

    April 9, 2014

    In the 4th hour of the show today the guys talked about why Barry loves the Masters, Javier Baez getting thrown out of a game, and then getting in an altercation with Eli Whiteside, and the effects of the MLB new replay rules so far.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 4/9/14

    April 9, 2014

    In the 3rd hour of the show today the guys talked about Tom Thibodeau's ability to take a guy off the street, and turn him inot a viable option. They also talk about the accomplishments of Derek Jeter, Yu Darvish's record, and are joined by, musician, Jason Narducy.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 4/9/14

    April 9, 2014

    In the 2nd hour of the show today the guys are joined by Mike Florio from Profootbaltalk.com to talk about the upcoming NFL Draft. They also take a look at the Raiders 1st round draft picks from 2004-2010, and are joined by Mark Schanowski to talk some Bulls and the NBA.

Recent Articles & Blog Posts

Duncan Keith. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: With Stage Set, Blackhawks Turn Sights Toward Playoffs

By Jay Zawaski- (CBS) As exciting as the Olympic tournament was, I think I speak for most of the hockey community when I say, “Welcome back, NHL.” As the playoffs approach, everything the Blackhawks do [...]

670 The Score–02/27/2014

McNeil and Spiegel Show

Mac And Spiegs Agenda: Bulls Win, Cubs Kids, Florio, Schanowski

Are the Bulls interested in any players who are being bought out?

670 The Score–02/26/2014

Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Zawaski: My 6 Players To Start An NHL Franchise With

Jonathan Toews doesn’t have the top offensive game, but his defensive commitment and leadership is unmatched.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

Jonathan Toews  celebrates after scoring a first-period goal against Henrik Lundqvist of Sweden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts From Canada’s Gold Medal Victory

Canada was impressive from start to finish, dispatching Team Sweden 3-0.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

Olli Maatta  of Finland celebrates his goal in the third period with Jussi Jokinen #36, Jori Lehtera and Sami Vatanen #45 against Jonathan Quick  of the United States during the Men's Ice Hockey Bronze Medal (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Finns Crush Team USA 5-0, No Medal for Americans

When it was all said and done, Teemu Selanne and the Finns destroyed the Americans 5-0, capturing their second consecutive Olympic bronze medal.

670 The Score–02/22/2014

Canada's Jamie Benn, left, battles with Team USA's Phil Kessel. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Canada Dominates USA, Blackhawks Style

So this is what it feels like to be a fan of the Blackhawks’ foes, isn’t it?

CBS Chicago–02/21/2014

Jonathan Quick. (Getty Images)

Zawaski: Canada’s Better, But Team USA Has The Quick Advantage

Team USA will have to be close to perfect to beat Canada in an Olympic hockey semifinal.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

T.J. Oshie  of the United States scores on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Zawaski: USA Defeats Russia in Shootout Thriller: What We Learned

It is impossible to argue that Team USA’s 3-2 shootout win over Russia wasn’t a fantastic sporting event, let alone hockey game.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

Joakim Noah. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Spiegel: The Death Of Tank Dreams Isn’t Too Painful

The Bulls leave you conflicted, given their fight and their limitations.

670 The Score–02/14/2014

Patrick Kane. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

Fantasy Olympic Hockey Draft

As you’re aware the Winter Olympics are here and the Men’s Ice Hockey competition begins at 11 AM on Wednesday. If you’re a regular listener to The McNeil and Spiegel Show, you’re well aware of how often they like to do drafts. Well, combine the two and what do you get? Fantasy Olympic Hockey.

670 The Score–02/12/2014

Brandon Pirri. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski Blackhawks Mailbag: Of Pirri, Deadline Deals And Sochi Fatigue

Jay Zawaski answers your questions on Brandon Pirri and weighs what the Blackhawks need moving forward.

670 The Score–02/11/2014

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Blackhawks Acquire Regin, Bouchard From Islanders

The Blackhawks have acquired two forwards from the New York Islanders in exchange for a draft pick in 2014. 670 The Score’s Jay Zawaski looks at the deal.

670 The Score–02/06/2014

Corey Crawford. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Crawford Finally Finding His Stride

Corey Crawford is playing the best he has all season, justifying his big contract.

670 The Score–02/06/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Samardzija: Talking Contract With Cubs ‘All The Time’

Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs are still working on getting a deal done to avoid arbitration.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2014

Joe Buck and Erin Andrews. (Getty Images)

McNeil & Spiegel’s Super Bowl Living Room Prop Bets

This year, we’re allowing you download and print the prop bets so you can follow along.

01/31/2014

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Does Zawaski Look Like The Guy Who Once Had A 94-Yard Punt?

The guys are piling on producer Jay Zawaski, the hockey savant who they say looks like a legendary NFL punter who once booted the ball 94 yards. Take a look for yourself. Here’s a link [...]

670 The Score–01/29/2014

Patrick Kane. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: With Terror Threats Looming, NHL Should Withdraw From Sochi Games

With safety at risk, NHL players don’t need to go to Sochi.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

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

Brandon Pirri. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Recall Pirri From Rockford

By Jay Zawaski- (CBS) Fresh off their first three-game losing streak, the Blackhawks have recalled center Brandon Pirri from Rockford. It’s a move that the Hawks likely would have liked to make sooner, but Pirri [...]

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014