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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.

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    • May 20, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Cubs unveil statue of Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins, Bulls/Zach LaVine talk (full show)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 35:51

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel opened the show discussing the Cubs unveiling the statue of Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins outside Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon. Later, they discussed a Sports Illustrated report that says the Bulls re-signing guard Zach LaVine will be "no slam dunk".

    'One Last Thing': Ozzie Guillen's sex talk on White Sox TV pregame show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 11:01

    During the "One Last Thing" segment, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel listened to Ozzie Guillen tell the story of what his pregame ritual was as a player on the White Sox TV pregame show before answering questions from Score listeners.

    30th Anniversary Score Stories with Terry Boers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 29:57

    The most legendary voice in the history of 670 The Score, Terry Boers, joins the show for this week's edition of 30th Anniversary Score Stories. We talk about his hatred for Mike Ditka, his years with Dan Bernstein and the impact Chicago sports radio had on his life.

    The B96 morning show is telling LIES about Shane

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 10:09

    The new B96 morning show has beef with Shane and the Audacy 16” softball team. One of the show's hosts was allegedly denied the chance to play during week one. Let's hear their lies and give Shane a chance at rebuttal. 

    Happy Birthday, Dave Wannstedt

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 26:10

    It's pretty clear that one of our favorite people on the face of the planet is Dave Wannstedt. And it just so happens to be his birthday! We talk boating with Troy Aikman and Jimmy Johnson, Bears sadness and looking forward to our weeklies with Dave starting in August.

    Terry Boers tells Score stories, talks about relationship with Mike Ditka (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 45:22

    The most legendary voice in the history of 670 The Score, Terry Boers, joins the show for this week's edition of 30th Anniversary Score Stories. We talk about his hatred for Mike Ditka, his years with Dan Bernstein, not being able to do his show on September 11, 2001 and the impact Chicago sports radio had on his life. Pittsburgh PIrates Jack Suwinski is a local product who happened to homer off the Cubs last night. His parents, Tim and Ann Suwinski join us to talk about their son's journey. 

    LaVar Ball speaks about his sons & everyone listens (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 42:07

    LaVar Ball went on with David Kaplan and said Lonzo's knee is absolutely fine and there's no chance he won't be ready for the start of the 2022-23 season. And then he slipped in there that there's no way Lonzo will ever win a title without one of his brothers on the team. Hmm. Then, Teddy Greenstein talks about his new book Quarterback Dads, the NIL deals and this weekend's PGA Championship.

    The building here put on a whole-ass seafood boil today (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 34:16

    It's pretty clear that one of our favorite people on the face of the planet is Dave Wannstedt. And it just so happens to be his birthday! We talk boating with Troy Aikman and Jimmy Johnson, Bears sadness and looking forward to our weeklies with Dave starting in August.

    'One Last Thing': How did you meet your wife?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 10:28

    Danny Parkins, Matt Spiegel and the afternoon crew had their "One Last Thing" segment, answering questions from Score listeners. The questions included: How did you meet your wife?

    Tracy McGrady talks failed Bulls recruitment, Michael Jordan memories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 23:21

    Tracy McGrady tells us about both the Bulls' failed recruiting effort for his talents and the time Jerry Reinsdorf vetoed a trade that would've set him up with Michael Jordan. Even a personalized message from Oprah wasn't able to get the job done.

    Lance Lynn lights Gordon Beckham up in the booth

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 21:33

    Lance Lynn joined Jason Benetti and Gordon Beckham in the White Sox television booth Tuesday night. On top of being a lights-out starting pitcher, the guy is hysterical. He gives Beckham a ton of shit. 

    Jed Hoyer expects Cubs to compete in 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 26:31

    Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer joins the show to discuss the team's young call-ups, whether catcher Willson Contreras could be traded, its pursuit of star shortstop Carlos Correa in free agency this past offseason and when fans should expect the club to compete at the highest level again in the near future.

    Breaking down Cubs president Jed Hoyer's plan (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 41:50

    Can Jed Hoyer tell Cubs fans what the plan is? Does he know whether he's in a rebuilding or a retooling process? Let's break down his answer. Then, Andrew Vaughn is once again in the nine-hole Wednesday evening. What the HELL is Tony La Russa doing?!?

    Lance Lynn in the White Sox TV booth, Tracy McGrady on almost joining Bulls (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 45:47

    Lance Lynn joined Jason Benetti and Gordon Beckham in the White Sox television booth Tuesday night. On top of being a lights-out starting pitcher, the guy is hysterical. He gives Beckham a ton of shit. Then, Tracy McGrady tells us about both the Bulls' failed recruiting effort for his talents and the time Jerry Reinsdorf vetoed a trade that would've set him up with Michael Jordan. Even a personalized message from Oprah wasn't able to get the job done.

    Jed Hoyer on Willson Contreras speculation, Cubs' pursuit of Carlos Correa (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 44:46

    Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer joins the show to discuss the team's young call-ups, whether catcher Willson Contreras could be traded, its pursuit of star shortstop Carlos Correa in free agency this past offseason and when fans should expect the club to compete at the highest level again in the near future.

    White Sox's Tim Anderson, Ozzie Guillen get into it on Twitter (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 19:21

    You see Tim Anderson and Ozzie Guillen get into it on Twitter on Tuesday night? Ozzie took the opportunity to proclaim there's no reason that Tim, at 28 years old, shouldn't be playing every single day. Tim didn't like that and told Ozzie to “shut the fuck up." Yikes!

    'One Last Thing': What's your favorite musical?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 8:33

    Danny Parkins, Matt Spiegel and the afternoon crew had their "One Last Thing" segment, answering questions from Score listeners. Today's questions include: What's your favorite musical?

    Matt Eberflus loves a little ‘Bear on Bear' action

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 22:26

    Today is the first available media day at OTAs. Mark Grote was there and brought us all of the best audio of the morning. We heard how new coach Matt Eberflus doesn't care about your schedule release and is all for a little "Bear on Bear action."

    Hub Arkush on Justin Fields, Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 14:32

    Hub Arkush was at Bears OTAs, so he joined us for a big-picture look at the team's rebuild ahead. Does Hub agree with the sentiment that this new Bears regime has completely given up hope with Justin Fields?

    Audacy's 16-inch softball team starts the season with a 16-6 victory

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 8:34

    Laurence Holmes played a solid shortstop, Gabe Ramirez nailed a runner at home from left field and Shane Riordan exploded with a moonshot grand slam. The crew went on a tear.

    White Sox's Dylan Cease continues onslaught of hitters (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 42:28

    The White Sox took the opener of a doubleheader against the Royals in Kansas City. Dylan Cease continued his onslaught of hitters, striking out nine over 5 2/3 innings. Time to start the Cy Young conversation in May? The performance from Cease was trumped only by Johnny Cueto's team debut a victory Monday. And as always, we end the show with your questions in "One Last Thing."

    Matt Eberflus doesn't care about NFL schedule release (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 42:46

    Today is the first available media day at OTAs. Mark Grote was there and brought us all of the best audio of the morning. We heard how coach Matt Eberflus doesn't care about your schedule release and is all for a little "Bear on Bear action." Hub Arkush was also at OTAs. He joins us with more of a big-picture look at the Bears' rebuild that lies ahead. Does Hub agree with the sentiment that this new Bears regime has completely given up hope with Justin Fields? Also, the new morning show at B96 are big fans of Shane's Meat. 

    Conceivable for Cubs to compete by 2023? (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 42:30

    Continuing the Willson Contreras conversation from the previous hour, the larger problem here is the Cubs' lack of any ability to extend their young stars -- and that's why this specific situation stings even more. Then, we extend a challenge to our Parkins & Spiegel MOB. Later, BetQL's ringer extraordinaire Joe Ostrowski joins us to update the NBA playoff lines and the White Sox's win total.

    Yep, time to trade Willson Contreras ASAP (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 21:03

    Let's make the case for Willson Contreras to be traded as soon as humanly possible. This is a Cubs teams that will likely win fewer than 75 games. It's only a matter of time before Contreras is mashing for a contender.

    'One Last Thing': If you threw out first pitch, would the ball make it to the plate?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 9:22

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel had their "One Last Thing" segment, answering questions from Score listeners. Questions included this: If you threw out the first pitch at a baseball game, would the ball make it to the plate?

    David Haugh on his induction into Indiana Sports Hall of Fame

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 7:44

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Score morning host David Haugh to discuss his recent induction into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.

    Shane Riordan went drinking with Patrick Mannelly, denies hangover

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 11:33

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by executive producer Shane Riordan, who talked about drinking with former Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly on Sunday and denied being hungover.

    Jason Goff talks NBA playoffs & Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 26:46

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Jason Goff of NBC Sports Chicago to discuss the NBA Eastern and Western conference finals and what the Bulls need to change next season.

    Both Amber Heard & the White Sox pooped the bed (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 43:32

    Let's take the temperature on the White Sox, as the show was at three of the four games against the Yankees at Guaranteed Rate Field this weekend. Then, we got into the latest from the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial.

    National pundit believes Bears abandoned Justin Fields (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 41:22

    In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel shared their reactions to an article from FootballOutsiders.com titled "The Reckless Abandonment of Justin Fields." The guys then made fun of themselves with some ridiculous audio from the weekend. Later, Score morning host David Haugh joined the guys to discuss his induction into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame.

    Jason Goff talks NBA Playoffs, Bulls (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 43:33

    In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Jason Goff -- Bulls pregame and postgame host on NBC Sports Chicago -- to discuss the NBA Eastern and Western conference finals and what the Bulls need to change next season. Executive producer Shane Riordan then talked about drinking with former Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly and denied being hungover. Later, Spiegel shared the piece of White Sox memorabilia he got for Shane and Senior Audio Producer Chris Tannehill.

    White Sox's Dallas Keuchel sounds off on Tony La Russa pulling him after 5 innings (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 22:34

    Tony La Russa actually had a pretty good managerial weekend. Dallas Keuchel doesn't really agree, though. Let's hear how the two sounded in postgame comments as they were likely speaking to each other through the media. 

    'One Last Thing': Who's one person you can sit with & discuss anything?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 6:17

    Danny Parkins, Matt Spiegel and the afternoon crew had their "One Last Thing" segment, answering questions from Score listeners. The guys were asked which person they can sit down with and discuss anything and more.

    Cliff Floyd talks Apple TV+ broadcast, Chicago nightlife

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 22:10

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Marquee Sports and Apple TV+ analyst Cliff Floyd to share stories from his days as a Cubs left fielder and to discuss what it was like playing for some of baseball's big-name managers. He also weighed in on Chicago nightlife.

    Jon Morosi on White Sox sloppiness, return for Cubs if they trade Willson Contreras

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 12:31

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Jon Morosi of MLB Network to discuss the White Sox's 15-7 loss to the Yankees on Thursday, their sloppiness on defense, whether manager Tony La Russa could be fired midseason and what the return could be if the Cubs trade catcher Willson Contreras.

    George Wendt of SNL 'Superfans' and 'Cheers' fame

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 16:41

    Chicagoan and absolute legend George Wendt joins us to tell "Saturday Night Live" and "Cheers" stories. Did he really flunk out of Notre Dame with a 0.0 GPA?

    White Sox failing to execute the small things (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 46:34

    The White Sox are letting small things slip in loss after loss, and the problem seems to be at the hands of manager Tony La Russa. It's a frustrating team that isn't being put in the best position to succeed. Later, the guys held their "One Last Thing" segment, answering questions from Score listeners.

    Top Gun 2 is SO close (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 42:38

    In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Marquee Sports and Apple TV+ analyst Cliff Floyd to share stories from his days as a Cubs left fielder and to discuss what it was like playing for some of baseball's big-name managers. The guys then discussed the movie "Top Gun: Maverick" finally hitting theaters on May 27. Later, executive producer Shane Riordan shared the story of meeting a fan of the show at the White Sox-Yankees game Thursday night.

    George Wendt tells SNL 'Superfans' & 'Cheers' stories, Jon Morosi on White Sox 'sloppiness' (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 40:35

    In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Chicagoan and absolute legend George Wendt to tell "Saturday Night Live" and "Cheers" stories. Did he really flunk out of Notre Dame with a 0.0 GPA? Later, Jon Morosi of MLB Network joined the show to discuss the White Sox's 15-7 loss to the Yankees on Thursday, their sloppiness on defense, whether manager Tony La Russa could be fired midseason and what the return could be if the Cubs trade catcher Willson Contreras.

    Will someone please keep an eye on Tony La Russa? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 19:21

    Tony La Russa is absolutely off his rocker, completely mismanaging the bullpen in an incredibly pivotal May series against the New York Yankees. 

    Former Bulls announcer Tom Dore on lessons he learned from Harry Caray

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 13:40

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. Former Bulls announcer Tom Dore joined the show to share the lessons he learned from Caray.

    White Sox legend Ron Kittle on his relationship with Harry Caray

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 18:47

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. The guys were joined by White Sox legend Ron Kittle to discuss his relationship with Caray, the way he brought fun to the broadcast booth and more.

    Grant DePorter shares the Score's history with Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 8:57

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. Harry Caray Restaurant Group CEO Grant DePorter joined the show to discuss the origin of the toast to Caray and how the Score is a part of its history.

    Steve Stone tells Harry Caray stories

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 22:05

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. In the first hour, White Sox television analyst Steve Stone joined the show to share stories about his days in the Cubs television booth with the broadcasting legend.

    The official 24th Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 43:20

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. In the final hour, the guys were joined the First Lady of Chicago Baseball, Dutchie Caray -- wife of the legendary broadcaster -- as well as  former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and Chicago radio legend Roe Conn. Later, Dempster led the official Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray!

    Mark Grote on Harry Caray impressions, Zach LaVine talk (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 41:02

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. In the third hour, Mark Grote joined the show to judge impressions of the legendary broadcaster from celebrities, baseball players and more. Later, Parkins and Spiegel discussed reporting that Bulls star guard Zach LaVine will undergo a scope procedure on his left knee in the coming weeks.

    Ron Kittle, Tom Dore on impact of Harry Caray (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 44:10

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. In the second hour, the guys were joined by White Sox legend Ron Kittle to discuss his relationship with Caray, the way he brought fun to the broadcast booth and more. Later, former Bulls announcer Tom Dore joined Parkins and Spiegel to share the lessons he learned from Caray.

    Steve Stone on the legacy of Harry Caray (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 42:28

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel hosted a special broadcast at Harry Caray's Tavern at Navy Pier for the 24th annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray. In the first hour, White Sox television analyst Steve Stone joined the show to share stories about his days in the Cubs television booth with the broadcasting legend. Later, Harry Caray Restaurant Group CEO Grant DePorter joined Parkins and Spiegel to discuss the origin of the toast to Caray and how the Score is a part of its history.

    White Sox-Guardians postponed due to COVID-19 issues in Cleveland organization (full show)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 15:07

    In a short show before a Cubs broadcast, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel discussed the White Sox's 4-1 win against the Guardians on Tuesday and the teams' game Wednesday being postponed due to COVID-19 issues in Cleveland's organization.

    'One Last Thing'

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 4:04

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel answered questions from Score listeners during their "One Last Thing" segment.

    Bears rookie wideout Velus Jones Jr. tells us he's READY

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 20:32

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by new Bears receiver Velus Jones Jr. to discuss being a 25-year-old NFL rookie, why he likes wearing a suit, why he brought his own whiteboard to rookie minicamp and more.

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