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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 - 4/17/14

    April 17, 2014

    In the 4th hour of the show today the guys talked to Hub Arkush about some of the strongest NFL Draft classes of all time. They also talk to Mark Lazarus about the start of the NHL Playoffs and preview the Blackhawks/Blues matchup.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3- 4/17/14

    April 17, 2014

    In the 3rd hour of the show today the guys talked to Len Kasper about the woes and lack of offense from the Cubs. STL Blues, Bernie Federko calls in and previews the playoff matchup between the Blackhawks/Blues.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 4/17/14

    April 17, 2014

    In the 2nd hour of the show today the guys talked about NFL Drafts of the past and Bears draft picks of the past. Talks the difference between the NFL draft in the 70's and now.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 4/17/14

    April 17, 2014

    In the 1st hour of the show today the guys revisited the Red Sox/White Sox game. Eddie Olczyk comes on and previews the Blues/Blackhawks playoff matchup.
  • 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.

Recent Articles & Blog Posts

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Random Thoughts As Blackhawks Hit The Road

With the Blackhawks embarking on a five-game road trip ahead of the Olympic break, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2014

Bryan Bickell reacts to his third period goal in Game 6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Blackhawks Catching Up With An Old Rival

Remember the Detroit Red Wings?

CBS Chicago–01/22/2014

Krys Barch of the Florida Panthers fights Brandon Bollig.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Bollig Becoming More Than A Fighter

Saturday night, the hockey world was abuzz in the wake of an all-out, slapshot style line-brawl between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks.

670 The Score–01/21/2014

Dustin Byfuglien holds the Stanley Cup in 2010. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Zawaski’s Blackhawks Mailbag: The Return Of Byfuglien?

Jay Zawaski answers your Blackhawks questions in his debut mailbag.

670 The Score–01/17/2014

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

Bryan Bickell. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Bickell Can’t Improve If He Doesn’t Play

Bryan Bickell can’t get better if he’s not on the ice.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2014

Jim Harbaugh. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Harbaugh, Belichick Join Elite Company

Both Belichick’s Patriots and Harbaugh’s 49ers will be playing on Championship Weekend for the third straight year.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2014

Head coach Mike Ditka talks with quarterback Jim Harbaugh.  Do we see Harbaugh shown in a Bears uniform during Panthers/Niners? (Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport)

Over/Unders for NFL Divisional Round

Chargers at Broncos – 3:25 Kickoff on Sunday – Nantz and Simms
Phillip Rivers and his bolo tie
He wears them to his post game press conferences, been noted a lot by different media outlets this week
Offices are having “Bolo Tie Friday” this week in honor of it
O/U for different Bolo Ties we See: 3.5

670 The Score–01/10/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Who Do You Love – NFL Divisonal Round

McNeil and Spiegel Show is back at it again, trying to invest money and end up going on a show trip to somewhere warm. Here are their picks for the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round:

Matt Spiegel:
The Chargers are responsible for holding the Broncos to two of their three lowest yardage outputs this year. They do that again and we’ll have a competitive game late into Sunday

670 The Score–01/10/2014

Marian Hossa. (Credit: Getty Images)

Zawaski: Putting The Blackhawks’ Explosive Offense In Perspective

The Blackhawks’ explosive offense is no secret to those who watch them play on a regular basis. Chicago fills the net more than any team in the NHL.

670 The Score–01/09/2014

Patrick Kane, left; Antti Raanta (Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images)

Blackhawks Stacking Regular Season Awards

Friday, the National Hockey League announced a pair of honors for two members of the Chicago Blackhawks.

670 The Score–01/03/2014

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Spiegel: A Football Marriage, Consummated

Jay Cutler and the Bears have cemented their bond, for years to come.

670 The Score–01/03/2014

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

Kane Named to USA Olympic Hockey Team

Patrick Kane is the lone Blackhawk representative on the squad.  

670 The Score–01/01/2014

How many Philly Cheesesteaks will we be shown?  credit: Getty Images

Bears at Eagles — Over/Unders

(WSCR) – Here are your weekly over/under’s for the Sunday Night game between the Bears and Eagles.  Print them out and play along. OVER/UNDERS — FOR BEARS AT PHILLY: Unseasonably warm in Philadelphia this weekend [...]

670 The Score–12/20/2013

Aaron Volpatti and Daniel Carcillo drop the gloves. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Zawaski: Is the Blackhawks-Canucks Rivalry Losing Steam?

In the NHL (and most other sports), rivalries are grown and cultivated by playoff series.

670 The Score–12/20/2013

Bryan Bickell

Blackhawks Activate Bickell; Send Morin To Rockford

On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks announced they had activated winger Bryan Bickell from injured reserve.

670 The Score–12/16/2013

Marc Trestman talks with Josh McCown and jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Over/Unders for Bears vs. Browns

The Browns choked away a 12 point lead at the two minute warning last week in New England
Was biggest blown lead at two minute warning since:
Bears vs. Browns in 2001. The James Allen hail mary followed by the Mike Brown pick-6.
Does this game get mentioned or referenced. O/u for 2001 references: 0.5
Spiegs – Over Laurence – Under

670 The Score–12/13/2013

Jon Gruden

Over/Unders For Bears-Cowboys

Who stops the run?
Bears have allowed 1231 rush yards over last 6 games (205.1 per)
DeMarco Murray 3 rush TD last week – Cowboys average just 85.1 per game though
O/U for Cowboys Rush Yards: 150.5
Spiegs – Under Laurence – Over

670 The Score–12/09/2013

Howie Long, (Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

Over/Unders for Bears-Rams

Here are your weekly Over/Unders for Bears vs. Rams:

11/22/2013

All five members of the show expect Peyton Manning to get the best of Tom Brady in Sunday's showdown.  (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images)

Confidence Picks – Week 12

Find out who Spiegs, Laurence, Zawaski, Finfer and Shep all picked in this week’s confidence picks.

670 The Score–11/21/2013