Nick Shepkowski

Joakim Noah. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shep: Noah Leads Bulls With A ‘Monster Night’

It was by no means a thing of beauty, but likely nothing about the 2012-13 campaign will be for the Bulls.

670 The Score–10/31/2012

Taj Gibson.  (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Realistic Expectations For This Year’s Bulls

Regardless, the real season begins on Halloween night at the United Center and expectations very possibly have never been so wide spread with a team.

670 The Score–10/31/2012

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

Shepkowski: Marshall On Pace For 85 Catches, But At What Cost?

Is the Bears offense better with Brandon Marshall?

CBS Chicago–09/24/2012

Matt Forte. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: NFL Week 2 Picks Against The Spread

With Week 2 in the NFL looming, here a few of my picks against the spread.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

Could the Bears be facing the Patriots in this year's Super Bowl? (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: I Love Madden, But Save The Simulations

Listen, I love the Madden video game and will be playing it for a good number of hours when I get home tonight, I just don’t care whatsoever what they have to say about the coming NFL season.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

J'Marcus Webb and Chris Williams. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Without Solid Left Tackle, Bears Can Forget Super Bowl

Now, unless there is an unforeseen performance from Webb, Williams or a scrapheap left tackle that doesn’t appear to actually exist, chances seem slim that the Bears’ 26-year championship drought will end this fall.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

LeBron James. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski: LeBron James Hate Is Hypocritical

With LeBron James finally getting the championship he’s sought for so long and plenty of people still unwilling to give him their respect, it’s a good time to look back at how he and Chris Bosh wound up joining Dwayne Wade in Miami.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Theo Epstein. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Cubs Adopting ‘The Epstein Approach’ At The Plate

Epstein cited “philosophical differences” that led to the firing of Rudy Jaramillo on Tuesday, and it’s obvious the lack of taking pitches and working counts was a major part of those differences.

670 The Score–06/14/2012

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Castro Anything But Untouchable

For the seemingly endless holes the Cubs have right now and the lapses he’s had, there’s no reason to think Starlin Castro is untouchable when it comes to building for the teams future.

06/07/2012

Matt Forte. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Bears Shouldn’t Overpay Forte

Despite rushing for more yards per game last year than Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch and Chris Johnson, the Bears are right in their hesitance to sign Forte to a massive contract.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Derrick Rose and LeBron James. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: A Deeper Look At Bulls-Heat Race For No. 1 Seed

The Bulls currently hold a two game lead in the standings over the Heat, but two games left against Miami could easily make up that differential. Here’s a deeper look at what remains before the playoffs for both teams:

670 The Score–04/10/2012

Draymond Green. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

670 The Score Experts Make Their Final Four Picks

Final Four picks from a number of 670 The Score personalities, including their pick to win it all.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Bill Carmody

Shepkowski: How Northwestern’s Resume Stacks Up

After losing to Ohio State in a heart-breaker Wednesday night, Northwestern is still sitting right on the edge of the NCAA Tournament bubble.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Joakim Noah

Shepkowski: Trade Talks Grow Old In Bulls Locker Room

A big to-do was made about an internet rumor Sunday night that had the Bulls sending Carlos Boozer and potentially C.J. Watson to the Lakers in exchange for Pau Gasol.

670 The Score–02/20/2012

Luol Deng

Shepkowski: A Different Deng Sans Derrick

With Derrick Rose again out it was Deng that was perhaps the most key-cog in getting the Bulls offense going as he had a career-night from beyond the arc, hitting 6/9 three-point attempts in route to matching Carlos Boozer with a game-high 23 points.

670 The Score–02/16/2012

Derrick Rose. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Thibodeau: Derrick Rose ‘Very Close’ To Return

“(Rose) went thru his workout and didn’t have problems” Thibodeau said. “Feeling a lot better but we’re just going to wait and see how he feels tomorrow.”

02/16/2012

Tom Thibodeau

Shepkowski: Bulls Downplay Thibodeau’s All-Star Appearance

The Bulls improved to 24-7 on the season and guaranteed head coach Tom Thibodeau an appearance as the head coach of the Eastern Conference squad in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

John Lucas III. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Lucas Helps Bulls Overcome Rose Injury

We saw how without Jay Cutler the Bears went from being a prime contender in their conference to being amongst the worst teams in the entire NFL.

01/12/2012

Jerry Angelo. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Last Four Games Further Indictment on Angelo

That was as ugly as it gets. It feels like I’ve said that three weeks in a row now but the Seattle Seahawks looked like world-beaters at the hands of the Chicago Bears Sunday.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2011

Tim Tebow runs the ball in overtime against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad And Ugly Of Bears-Broncos

So, that happened. With the Bears leading 10-0 with 4:34 to play and 63 yards of (somewhat) green grass in front of Tim Tebow and the Broncos offense, the “Almighty One” found his magic and wound up a 13-10 overtime winner against the Bears.

670 The Score–12/11/2011

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