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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 - 7/29/14

    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.
  • 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.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 3 - 7/22/14

    July 22, 2014

    In the third hour of the show, the guys continue Chicago Bears talk with beat reporter Dan Wiederer from the Chicago Tribune.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 2 - 7/22/14

    July 22, 2014

    In the second hour of the show, the guys talked to former Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher about various topics regarding his relationship with Jay Cutler and if he misses the game of football since retiring.
  • The McNeil and Spiegel Show - Hour 1 - 7/22/14

    July 22, 2014

    In the first hour of the show, the guys talked White Sox baseball with Bill Melton and delved into football; asking listeners is Jay Cutler really worth all of the money the Bears gave him for seven years?

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670 The Score–01/10/2014

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Matt Spiegel:
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670 The Score–01/10/2014

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Zawaski: Putting The Blackhawks’ Explosive Offense In Perspective

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670 The Score–01/09/2014

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670 The Score–01/03/2014

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670 The Score–01/03/2014

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670 The Score–01/01/2014

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670 The Score–12/16/2013

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670 The Score–12/13/2013

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O/U for Cowboys Rush Yards: 150.5
Spiegs – Under Laurence – Over

670 The Score–12/09/2013

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670 The Score–11/21/2013

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