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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

  • Spiegel and Rozner - hour 4 8-19-14

    August 19, 2014

    Zach Zaidman reports from camp to cover Holmes, the excitement behind Chris Williams, and the new era of special teams under Joe DeCamillis. Find out "What's in the box?!" and the guys share a camp story, which hits close to home.
  • Spiegel and Rozner - hour 3 8-19-14

    August 19, 2014

    Orioles great, Jim Palmer joins the guys in the studio to talk Sox vs. O's, his impressive career, and how he found his way to the broadcast booth; Steve Stone calls in to join the trio. Then the guys are in awe over Cubs' youngster, Javier Baez and preview the Bears' offensive line.
  • Jim Palmer with Spiegel and Rozner - 8-19-14

    August 19, 2014

    The Oriole great, Jim Palmer joins the guys to talk Sox vs. O's, his impressive career with Baltimore, and how he found his way to the broadcast booth. Steve Stone calls in alongside Palmer and the guys.
  • Spiegel and Rozner - 8-19-14 - Hour 2

    August 19, 2014

    Bill Melton analyzes the White Sox dropping the opener to the Orioles and what the future holds for the South-siders. Dave Revsine provides 'plan B' for the Buckeyes following the Braxton Miller injury, and Marc Trestman accepts the ALS challenge
  • Spiegel and Rozner - Hour 1 - 8-19-14

    August 19, 2014

    The guys shed a satirical light on Trestman's justification of the Holmes signing. Johnny football gives the finger, the guys reminisce iconic bird-flips, and explain Kyle Hendricks' deceptive pitching style.
  • Spiegel and Rozner - Hour 1 - 8-18-14

    August 19, 2014

    In the first hour, the guys talked Bears and the signing of Santonio Holmes. They also discussed Starlin Castro's future and were joined by CSN Chicago's Aggrey Sam to talk about Derrick Rose.
  • Spiegel and Rozner - Hour 4 - 8/18/14

    August 18, 2014

    Spiegel and Rozner closeout the Monday program with a comprehensive preseason analysis of the Bears, as Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune pays a visit. Dan believes that the Bears could keep four safeties, which includes Danny McCray, especially with his special teams value. And later, the guys address that a disappointing White Sox slugger might soon be o
  • Spiegel and Rozner - Hour 3 - 8/18/14

    August 18, 2014

    Matt and Barry emphasis DA BEARS during the third hour and check in with the SCORE’S Zach Zaidman live from Halas Hall. The guys also examine the academic fiasco occurring in South Bend. And, finally, with the addition of Santonio Holmes, the guys reminisce about last minute victories in Super Bowls.
  • Spiegel and Rozner - Hour 2 - 8/18/14

    August 18, 2014

    Spiegs and Rozner talk White Sox at the top of the hour with SCORE insider Bruce Levine, who was on hand at the CELL this weekend for Buehrle’s return. Speaking of the lefty, the guys share highlights of Rozner and Levine’s Sunday morning interview with the prodigal son.
  • Spiegel and Rozner- Hour 1 - 8/18/14

    August 18, 2014

    Spiegel is joined by his old Hit and Run partner Barry Rozner of the Daily Herald on this Midday Monday. The boys begin the program with conversations on a variety of topics. They discuss the Bears signing of Santonio Holmes as well as the Cubs and Mets possibly working out a Starlin Castro trade. And, they catch up with Aggrey Sam of CSN to hear his take on
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 8/15/14

    August 15, 2014

    With Matty off to the special Boers and Bernstein 15th anniversary show, Spiegel steers the midday ship solo. He chats with SCORE contributor Jim Miller regarding what he saw from the Bears last night. Then, Spiegs helps Jay shop for his SCORE 10 years of service gift. And finally, Spiegs makes an important announcement about the future of the SCORE midday s
  • Spiegel and Abbatacola - Hour 3 - 8/15/14

    August 15, 2014

    Spiegs and Matty are joined by Hub Arkush of to talk Bears and preseason football. Then, the guys revisit the sprint car accident from earlier in the week and react to the news that NASCAR is prohibiting drivers from leaving their cars during a crash. Also, Bruce Levine checks in to gauge his opinion of the new baseball commissioner.
  • Midday Show Announcement 8/15/14

    August 15, 2014

    Dan McNeil and the SCORE have parted ways. Listen here, as Spiegel provides clarity on the station’s decision as well as shares his fond memories with Danny Mac and optimism for the Midday show going forward.
  • Spiegel and Abbatacola - Hour 2 - 8/15/14

    August 15, 2014

    Matt and Matty continue to analysis last night’s Bears preseason contest and a dig a little deeper by visiting with Matt Bowen of Bleacher Report. Bowen provides plenty of insight into the performances of several key Bears. Also, Spiegs and Matty review their Over/Under bets for last night. And, the Grobber pays the boys a special visit.
  • Spiegel and Abbatacola - Hour 1 - 8/15/14

    August 15, 2014

    Two Matts, one show is on the air this Friday midday. Matt Spiegel and Matt Abbatacola begin to break down last night’s Bears preseason victory. Spiegs offers his take on should get cut and Matty agrees with him. And, Spiegs plays twenty questions with the guys and it goes horribly wrong.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 8/14/14

    August 14, 2014

    In the final hour of the show, the Matt’s talk to Eric Edholm of Yahoo sports about the Chicago Bears containing Aaron Rodgers this year. The last half hour was spent talking to Marcus Leshock of WGN about the Little League World Series. One of the team’s making noise is Chicago’s very own Jackie Robinson West.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 8/14/14

    August 14, 2014

    In the third hour of the show, the crew talked to Chicago Cubs announcer Len Kasper about the financial aspect of the team moving forward.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 8/14/14

    August 14, 2014

    In the second hour of the show, the guys talked to Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks about his adjustment to the majors and touched on the topic of Northwestern’s running back Venric Mark’s two-game suspension.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 8/14/14

    August 14, 2014

    In the first hour of the show, the Matt’s talked about Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura’s ejection during last night’s game against the San Francisco Giants.
  • Spiegel and Abbatacola - Hour 4 - 8/13/14

    August 13, 2014

    Spiegs and Matty finish the program with a chat with Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune regarding the headlines leaving Bearbonnais. The gang also holds a ‘people named Guy’ draft along with a taste test of an interesting snack that Kerry Sayers brought in.
  • Spiegel and Abbatacola - Hour 3 - 8/13/14

    August 13, 2014

    Matt and Matty continue talking baseball at the top of the hour with their visit with SCORE baseball analyst Steve Stone. Steve comments on the brilliant pitching performances from both sides of town. Then, the boys dig deeper into Bears conversation, replaying Mully and Hanley’s visit with Chris Conte and then hearing from the callers regarding the troubled
  • Spiegel and Abbatacola - Hour 2 - 8/13/14

    August 13, 2014

    Spiegel and Abbatacola check in with Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk to gauge his take of the Raiders and Cowboys training camp fight from yesterday as well as the possibility of an NFL franchise in LA. Speaking of the ‘Boys’, the guys knock the Dallas D. And finally, Spiegel shares the finer points of the pitching philosophy called effective velocity.
  • Spiegel and Abbatacola - Hour 1 - 8/13/14

    August 13, 2014

    Two Matts, one show continues on this Hump Day edition of the midday program on the SCORE. Matt Spiegel and Matt Abbatacola begin the show with a discussion regarding the impressive start of Kyle Hendricks Cubs career. Also, the conversation veers off the typical path, as the guys discuss the gypsies in Ireland and being a commissioner in fantasy football le
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 8/12/14

    August 12, 2014

    In the final hour of the show the guys continued to talk football with Hub Arkush of, as he believes that Zach Miller is one of the surprising players emerging from camp.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 8/12/14

    August 12, 2014

    In the third hour of the show, the Matt’s are joined by former Detroit Lion Willie Young, as he talks about his experience as a Chicago Bear so far during training camp.

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