Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins bring you in-your-face Chicago sports talk with great opinions, guests and fun. Nick Shepkowski is the executive producer of the show, while Chris Tannehill is the associate producer. Follow the show on Twitter @McNeil_Parkins.
In the second hour, Danny Parkins was joined by Bulls television play-by-play man Adam Amin to discuss the team's injuries and their All-Stars. And has Amin gotten to know Bulls top executive Arturas Karnisovas at all? Bulls fans are dying to have the layers of that onion peeled back a little bit more. Then, which Score employee would be best in a very long car ride with program director Mitch Rosen? Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi thought of Shane Riordan and Danny immediately.
Danny Parkins and the crew opened the show by explaining how they still can't get over how much White Sox great Paul Konerko loves the Lee Elia rant recorded by the late Les Grobstein. Also, it's being reported that the Chicago Bears have serious interest in Jim Caldwell for their vacant head coaching position -- and that absolutely REEKS of zero creativity and originality.
In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Kevin Fishbain of the Athletic to help illuminate the details in his insightful longform article on Matt Nagy's time as Bears head coach. Parkins and Spiegel also shared their takeaways about Nagy from the piece. Later, we shared a goodbye to Spiegs (as he goes to Mexico for a week).
In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel previewed the five NFL wild-card matchups that will be played Saturday and Sunday by going around to the 10 cities and talking to 10 experts. They covered the following matchups in order: LVR/CIN -- Kenny King Jr. (LVR) and Tony Pike (CIN) PHI/TB -- Aaron Jacobson (TB) and Joe Giglio (PHI) NE/BUF -- Sam Panayotovich (NE) and Sal Capaccio (BUF) SF/DAL -- Mark Willard (SF) and RJ Choppy (DAL) PIT/KC -- Andrew Fillipponi (PIT) and Carrington Harrison (KC)
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel got insight on Bears offensive tackle Teven Jenkins by listening back to Score teammate Mark Grote's recent interview with Jenkins. What book did former Bears general manager Ryan Pace give Jenkins? You'll find out. Also, is executive producer Shane Riordan a better cook than Jenkins? Find out on Tuesday.
In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel get insight into Bears Tackle, Teven Jenkins by listening to the highlights of Jenkin's interview with Mark Grote. What book started the Teven Jenkins' Book Club? Then, Danny and Matt discuss Roquan Smith being named to the NFL All-Pro Second Team. After, it is the Wild Card Weekend edition of Parkins v. Parkins v. Spiegel v. Spiegel.
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel opened their show by reacting to the Athletic article by Kevin Fishbain and Adam Jahns that detailed Matt Nagy's time as Bears head coach. Did Nagy initially lie about liking young quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to land the job? And how do the Bears escape their endless cycle of losing?
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by former Bears offensive lineman and nine-time Pro Bowler Ruben Brown to share the story of his run-in with chairman George McCaskey back during his playing days. He also discussed his relationship with Olin Kreutz, shared training camp memories with Patrick Mannelly and explained why he can never eat Steak ‘n Shake again.
In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel rounded back on a Bears conversation from earlier, reacting to what Dave Wannstedt had to say about Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. Does it make sense for Harbaugh to leave a top-tier quarterback recruit fresh off an appearance in the College Football Playoff to join the Chicago Bears? Also, Shane had a run-in with a deli worker about his beard earlier in the day. Another reminder he's lonely!
In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by good friend Dave Wannstedt, who's back in Naples -- and he's got his buddy Whitey with him! We ran through the possible Bears head coach and general manager candidates with Dave, but he's stuck on one specific dude – Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. It's starting to sound a little … peculiar. Then, White Sox infielder Jake Burger joined the show to discuss his new media conglomerate centered around mental health, baseball and life in general.
In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by former Bears offensive lineman and nine-time Pro Bowler Ruben Brown to share the story of his run-in with chairman George McCaskey back during his playing days. He also discussed his relationship with Olin Kreutz, shared training camp memories with Patrick Mannelly and explained why he can never eat Steak ‘n Shake again. Also, the boss Mitch Rosen is making Danny work an extra show on Sunday, and Spiegs learned something new about McCaskey. So he had to share. Then, let's look back at when the Bears decided to hire Ryan Pace over Chris Ballard as their general manager. In hindsight, it wasn't a great call.
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel opened their show by asking, so, what's the verdict? Was Spiegs able to stay up for the entire Bulls game the night before? Then, comedian Nicky Smigs joined the show to fire Bears coach Matt Nagy the only way he can – with a cast of celebrity impressions.
In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel turned their focus to the Bulls, who host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in what should be their toughest game of the season thus far. We expect the United Center to be absolutely rocking. In postgame Tuesday, coach Billy Donovan lauded star guard Zach LaVine's ability to score, defend and be a wonderful teammate.
Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by former Bears tight end and friend of the show Zach Miller to tell us about director of player engagement Lamar "Soup" Campbell, who's part of the team's search committee for a new general manager and head coach. Who are his top candidates to replace Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy?
In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel turned their attention back to the Bears. So, what's going on with the Bill Polian involvement in these searches? Seems like there's a growing list of candidates for the head coach and general manager jobs from both the Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills – two organizations that Polian was a part of. Later, former Bears tight end and friend of the show Zach Miller joined the program to tell us about director of player engagement Lamar "Soup" Campbell, who's part of the team's search committee.
In the second hour, Danny Parkins were joined by Jim Rooney – of the Pittsburgh Steelers-famed Rooney family – to break down the Bears' hiring process for both a head coach and general manager. Also, birthdays back-to-back with holidays are tough. Danny wants to just swap his friends' kids' used toys for Owen's. How big of a bad guy move is that? Later, Nets play-by-play man Ian Eagle joined the show to preview the showdown between Brooklyn and the Chicago Bulls at the United Center this evening.
It's not every day you get to start your show off talking to Jon Lester, but that's what Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel did. The man regarded as the best free-agent signing in the history of Chicago sports, Lester joined the show to reminisce about his 16-year MLB career and Cubs tenure after announcing his retirement. He also discussed what the Hall of Fame would mean to him and what's next in life.
In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel asked this about Bears fans: 24 hours removed from that abomination of a George McCaskey press conference, do you feel any better today? You've got about 10 head coaching interview requests and five or six general manager interview requests right there in front of your face. Are you in a good place? Then, the Bulls host the Pistons on Tuesday evening to open a stretch of playing four games in five days.
In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Score insider Hub Arkush to discuss the Bears' firing of general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy on Monday. After that, the guys reacted to the Giants firing head coach Joe Judge, opening another attractive destination for top choice Brian Flores. Then, Spiegs quizzes Danny on an aggregated list of NFL All-Pro teams. How deep does his roster run?