Dan McNeil

Notre Dame helmet. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McNeil: Pinkett Was Wrong About ‘Criminals’

Allen Pinkett didn’t get into any trouble when he was wearing that fabled gold helmet in South Bend, Ind., in the mid-1980s. He waited until he was 48 to take a seat in the Dean of Discipline’s office.

670 The Score–08/31/2012

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McNeil: 3 Reasons Bears-Giants Is A Must-Watch

For the Bears, however, this glorified scrimmage is the biggest day since training camp opened. And I have three reasons any self-respecting Bears fan needs to set the DVR for it.

670 The Score–08/24/2012

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

McNeil: Injuries Plaguing Chicago Sports

I didn’t think much of it Tuesday night when Paul Konerko got bumped by the Royals’ Jarrod Dyson on a bang-bang play at first base.

670 The Score–08/10/2012

Dan McNeil

Video: Terry Boers Explains The Meaning Behind ‘DaMaNaaa’

Check out the video below as Terry Boers explains why he refers to Dan McNeil as DaMaNaaaa.

670 The Score–06/25/2012

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

McNeil: Bears Media Enthusiasm Premature

This Bears minicamp media blitz, however, is maddening. It’s got me worried about those in my fraternity.

670 The Score–06/15/2012

Robin Ventura. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

McNeil: Reasons To Question White Sox

There’s no reason to think Robin Ventura’s White Sox can’t keep things interesting. On the other hand, there’s no reason to believe Sox fans aren’t sitting on a heaping pile of fools’ gold.

670 The Score–06/08/2012

(credit: Chicago Park District)

McNeil: An Exhilarating Walleye hunt

I didn’t gain much fishing knowledge from my father, Roy McNeil, who used to wake up his chubby son before sunrise to drown minnows and insects.

670 The Score–06/01/2012

Jeff Samardzija

McNeil: Cubs’ Season Not All Bad

Not everybody grasps the concept of “fun bad.” You know, when your team is so dreadful you just throw your hands in the air and embrace the train wreck with laughter.

670 The Score–05/25/2012


Teddy Greenstein’s 18 Holes With Mac & Spiegs

Dan McNeil looked the part. He appeared to have come from the practice range, not the radio booth.

670 The Score–05/22/2012

Where have the days of Michael Barrett and A.J. Pierzynski exchanging blows gone? (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McNeil: Cubs-Sox War Is Over

The apathy on display for this weekend’s Civil War in Wrigleyville is a refreshing departure from the usual attendant nonsense.

670 The Score–05/18/2012

Jay Cutler runs for a first down as Quentin Jammer.(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

McNeil: No Help For Cutler Is Just Offensive

There’s no reason to barbecue Phil Emery after the new GM’s first few hours in the Bears’ war room. I have no interest, however, in standing in line with anybody desirous of tossing rose petals at his feet.

670 The Score–04/27/2012

Mike Smith is attended to by trainers after getting hit by Andrew Shaw. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

McNeil In Tribune: Coyotes’ Mike Smith Is ‘Undeniable MVP’

670 The Score’s Dan McNeil says in the Chicago Tribune that the Blackhawks’ playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes will go seven games, “if the Hawks can rally.”

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Mike Ditka. (VINCENT LAFORET/AFP/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Score Callers React To Ditka’s Firing In 1993

CBS 2’s John Drummond went to the old Belmont studios when The Score was on AM 820 to film the reaction after Mike Ditka was fired.

670 The Score–01/11/2012

Tim Tebow walks off the field after a game against the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Tebow Bashing Misguided

Tim Tebow doesn’t make my list. His detractors, on the other hand, are contending for the medals stand in the Annoyance Olympics.

670 The Score–12/09/2011

Philip Rivers. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

McNeil: Rivers Gambles, Loses

The Bears are going to beat San Diego on Sunday. That will extend the win streak to five, my friend.

670 The Score–11/18/2011

Mike Quade and Ozzie Guillen

2011 Danny Mac Show / Cubs (Spiegel) vs White Sox (McNeil) Wagers

Danny Mac and Spiegs go on the record for their 2011 Cubs vs White Sox bets, check them out here.

670 The Score–03/31/2011

Jonathan Toews

Wirtz: ‘It’s Showtime And We Gotta Put Up’

Last season will live in the hearts and minds of Blackhawks fans forever. The team broke a 49 year Stanley Cup drought and rejuvenated a long suffering fan base. No one knows this more than […]

670 The Score–10/08/2010