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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 - 7/30/14

    July 30, 2014

    he two Matts close this Wednesday edition with discussion of the upcoming baseball trade deadline. Who is going from the Cubs and Sox? Danks? James Russell? Also, the SCORE’s Zach Zaidman reports live from Bourbonnais with a Kyle Long update as well as news of the competitions at safety and linebacker.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 7/30/14

    July 30, 2014

    Spiegel and Abbatacola visit with SCORE baseball insider Steve Stone to gain his perspective on the historic night at Wrigley as well as the sizzling Jose Abreu. Also, the guys hold another delicious taste test on a good flavor combination snack. And, CSN’s Mark Schanowski checks in to talk D-Rose.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 7/30/14

    July 30, 2014

    Spiegel and Abbatacola turn to plenty of NFL chatter. The guys check in with Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk to hear his take on the NFL’s light punishment on Ray Rice. They also reveal the new NFL rule changes and have an interesting debate on the field goal post dilemmas. And, they break the news of the injury to Bears o-lineman Eben Britton during today’s
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 7/30/14

    July 30, 2014

    Two Matts one show continues this week on SCORE Middays. During the first hour, Spiegel and Abbatacola react to what was the longest game in Cubs history last night. They also convene a meeting of the Jose Abreu Appreciation Society. And, the guys discuss the disturbing story of the Browns fan who relieved himself on Art Modell’s grave.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 7/29/14

    July 29, 2014

    In the final hour of the show, focus shifted to basketball as Chicago Bulls beat reporter Aggrey Sam talked about Derrick Rose’s impressive first practice for the USA basketball team and potentially returning back to his old form.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 7/29/14

    July 29, 2014

    In the third hour of the show the guys talked to the Bleacher Report’s NFL writer, Matt Bowen about Bears camp and what player is most likely going to be Jay Cutler’s backup.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 7/29/14

    July 29, 2014

    In the second hour of the show the guys talked White Sox baseball with Bill Melton, and also gave a list of the top nine homer announcers in sports from SI.com. Listen to find out who made the list.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 7/29/14

    July 29, 2014

    In the opening hour of the show Big Ten Network’s lead studio host Dave Revsine came in on the set to talk to the Matt’s about the early years of college football, and if it’s starting to decline over the years.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 7/28/14

    July 28, 2014

    To close what has been a wonderful morning down in Bourbonnais, Spiegel and Patrick Mannelly check in with the SCORE’s Zach Zaidman. They also are joined by Bears General Manager Phil Emery who answers a wide range of questions on his organization. He touches on the improvement of the o-line, talks at length on the competition on defense, and even comments o
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 7/28/14

    July 28, 2014

    Spiegs and Patrick Mannelly are live from Bears camp in Bourbonnais and chat all things Bears and football. They talk about the latest injuries for the Bears as well as Jay Cutler’s hot conversion van that is starting a trend in the NFL among quarterbacks. And, later, Bears wideout Marquess Wilson visits the guys.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 7/28/14

    July 28, 2014

    Spiegel and Mannelly, live from Bearbonnais, continue to dissect the first few days of training camp. They discuss the punter competition as well as the eagerness that the players have with putting on the pads for the first time. Also ,the SCORE’s Dan Durkin stops by to chat about the battle in the trenches.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 7/28/14

    July 28, 2014

    The SCORE’s midday show hits the road once again and is live from Bears training camp in Bourbonnais. Spiegel and former Bear now SCORE analyst Patrick Mannelly begin the show with conversation regarding the culture of training camp. Pat shares a few interesting stories of the hazing that went on when he was a rookie. Also, the SCORE’s Barry Rozner checks in
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 7/25/14

    July 25, 2014

    To wrap up the Bears training camp broadcast, Spiegel and Arkush visit with two new Bears. First, QB Jimmy Clausen stops by the tent to comment on the backup QB battle. Then , first round pick, corner back Kyle Fuller visits the guys. Kyle shares his initial experiences of practicing with the Bears as well as what it is like to have a brother also in the NFL
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 FULL - 7/25/14

    July 25, 2014

    Inclueds Mark Schanowski interview. During the second hour, Spiegel and Arkush are joined by Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune for report on the first practice of training camp. Rich offers some practice notes as well as what the expectations are for Jay Cutler. Also, the guys turn to hoops and visit with CSN’s Mark Schanowski.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 7/21/14

    July 25, 2014

    During the second hour, Spiegel and Arkush are joined by Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune for report on the first practice of training camp. Rich offers some practice notes as well as what the expectations are for Jay Cutler. Also, the guys turn to hoops and visit with CSN’s Mark Schanowski.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 7/25/14

    July 25, 2014

    The SCORE’S midday program hits the road, as Spiegel and Hub Arkush are live from the first day of Bears training camp in Bourbonnais. The guys talk of optimism for the Bears and their new look defense during the first segment. And later, the guys check in with the SCORE’s Bruce Levine, who is live on assignment in Cooperstown covering this weekend’s Hall of
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 7/24/14

    July 24, 2014

    In the final hour of the show the guys continued Bears talk with Kevin Fishbain of Chicagofootball.com, as well as the breaking news of the day regarding Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens two-game suspension
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 7/24/14

    July 24, 2014

    In the third hour of the show, the guys transitioned to baseball with Chicago Cubs announcer Len Kasper. Kasper talked about the team’s recent struggles since the Jeff Samardzija trade.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 7/24/14

    July 24, 2014

    In the second hour of the show, the guys talked Chicago Bears opening training camp day with the host of Bears All-Access Zach Zaidman.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 7/24/14

    July 24, 2014

    In the first hour of the show, Hub Arkush fills in for Spiegs as the guys talk Kevin Love rumors surrounding the Chicago Bulls with Steve Aschburner of NBA.com.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 7/23/14

    July 23, 2014

    For the condensed final hour, the boys visit with former NFL front office executive Bill Polian who has a longtime friendship and working relationship with Tony Dungy. Bill backs up his former colleague and explains that Tony’s opinion has nothing to do with Michael Sam the person, it has to do with the inordinate amount of media attention that Sam brings to
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 7/23/14

    July 23, 2014

    Spiegel and Jim chat baseball with the SCORE’s Steve Stone regarding the Sox’s possible trade deadline moves as well as the future of the Cubs’ prized prospects. Then, Jim reveals his personal top ten NFL teams list. And finally, they check in with the SCORE’s David Schuster who is live at Taj Gibson’s basketball camp.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 7/23/14

    July 23, 2014

    During the second hour, Matt and Jim check in with Mike Florio, editor of ProFootball Talk and have a deep discussion regarding Tony Dungy’s comments about Michael Sam as well as the topic of NFL teams being open to having an openly gay player on their roster. Also, the guys turn to basketball and address the latest report on the Bulls pursuit of Kevin Love
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 7/23/14

    July 23, 2014

    To begin the Hump Day edition of the SCORE’S midday program, Spiegel and former Bears QB Jim Miller discuss the minor league promotions of two of the Cubs’ top prospects, Soler and Almora. They also visit with Bears Chairman George McCaskey who preview’s training camp as well as fills the guys in on how they handle Soldier Field.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 4 - 7/22/14

    July 22, 2014

    In the final hour of the show, Spiegs and Miller replays the interview earlier with former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher.

Recent Articles & Blog Posts

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

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