Nick Shepkowski

Greg Maddux.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Gimmick Keeps Maddux From Being Unanimous

Congratulations, Ken Gurnick. I now know your name. It’s only because of your asinine Hall of Fame ballot, but at least now I know who you are.

670 The Score–01/07/2014

Derrick Rose . (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Hoping Rose Isn’t New Penny

By now you’ve heard the names people are comparing  Derrick Rose to.

670 The Score–11/26/2013

Mark Prior sits in the dugout after he was pulled out of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2005. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Catch-22 For Cubs First Round Pick

With baseball’s 49th annual first-year player draft beginning on Thursday night and the Cubs picking second overall, much hope on the North Side has gone to the Cubs drafting their future ace. Before you start to get too excited, Cubs fans, let me just give you a refresher that Major League Baseball has seen this before.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2013

Nick Shepkowski wearing a Detroit Red Wings' Steve Yzerman jersey. (Courtesy Jay Zawaski/670 The Score)

Photo: Shepkowski Wearing A Red Wings Jersey Today

Nick Shepkowski isn’t happy with Jonathan Toews after the captain took three penalties in less than six minutes last night and failed to score in the Blackhawks’ 2-0 loss to the Red Wings.


The Bulls listen to the National Anthem before Game 5. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shepkowski: A Farewell To The 2012-13 Bulls

And with the 94-91 Game 5 loss in Miami, the 2012-13 Chicago Bulls are nothing more than a memory.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2013

Carlos Boozer. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: Boozer Goes Bust Again

As I sit and type this out it feels like I’m back in the fall dissecting numbers to quantify Jay Cutler putting up a clunker of a performance in an important game. Except it’s not fall and the game isn’t being played outdoors.

670 The Score–05/13/2013

LeBron sits on the floor after getting fouled. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: LeBron Tired of Hard Fouls

Ask two different locker rooms about the abuse and hard fouls the soon-to-be four time NBA MVP received on Wednesday night and you were bound to get two different responses.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2013

Derrick Rose.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski’s Bulls Notebook: Rose Close To Full-Contact Work

As the Bulls near the halfway point of the season, their most important piece is getting close to a major step forward in his comeback.


Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Listen: The ‘D’ Is Old

It’s Day 4 of The McNeil and Spiegel Show’s run of Bears themed Christmas Carols and today Nick Shepkowski got away from whatever research project he was doing and sang about Lovie Smith’s ever-aging defense.

670 The Score–12/06/2012

Jay Cutler

Shepkowski: Bears, Cutler Must Get Home Field Advantage

Jay Cutler has never beaten a team that finished the season above .500 on the road while wearing a Chicago Bears uniform.

670 The Score–11/16/2012

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.


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