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Nick Shepkowski

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

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.”


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.


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

Jon McGraw intercepts a pass intended for Roy Williams.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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

A week ago, it was understandable to remain optimistic about the Bears chances going forward, despite obvious issues. This week, it’s impossible.

670 The Score–12/04/2011

Roy Williams of Chicago Bears scores a touchdown despite the efforts of Sean Jones and EJ Biggers of Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Credit: NFL)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Bucs

They haven’t looked truly remarkable since their Week 1 thrashing of Atlanta, but in running the ball better of late and an improved defense, the playoffs don’t seem as far fetched as they did after the Green Bay and New Orleans debacles earlier in the year.

670 The Score–10/23/2011

Jay Cutler. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bears-Vikings

It’s what you need to do against bad teams — beat them badly. Its not a game that anyone really learned a ton about the Bears in their thrashing of the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night; however, the Bears now sit 3-3 and are still very much alive in the race for an NFC Wild Card berth.

670 The Score–10/16/2011

Malcolm Jenkins sacks Jay Cutler. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, Bad and Mostly Ugly of Bears-Saints

After a 30-13 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints, the Bears now sit at 1-1 before the Week 3 showdown at Soldier Field with Green Bay.

670 The Score–09/19/2011

Julius Peppers. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Shepkowski: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Bears/Falcons

A 30-12 win in Week 1 — in a game the Bears entered as a three-point home underdog — means there was a lot of good shown at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon. A look now at who really stuck out and a couple of things that still need work.

670 The Score–09/12/2011

Brandon Jacobs breaks the tackle of Chris Harris and Tim Jennins en route to a touchdown. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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

A quick look back at the good, bad and ugly from last night’s 41-13 loss to the Giants.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Dan Persa

Shepkowski: Persa Push Already Paying Off

What is a small private school with very little football tradition like Northwestern doing spending money on billboards across the country to promote Dan Persa’s Heisman Trophy campaign?

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Ozzie Guillen

Shepkowski: Second Half Run Would Be Uncharacteristic

The all-star break finds the White Sox sitting five games behind division leading Detroit and another 4.5 behind second place Cleveland.

670 The Score–07/12/2011