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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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    Wieners Circle hires Shane for this weekend (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 37:34

    In the final hour, Danny Parkins, Matt Spiegel and the crew revealed how executive producer Shane Riordan has been bestowed with a prestigious honor. He's going to be behind the Wieners Circle counter hurling insults at customers Saturday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Olin Kreutz is as excited about the Bears as you are

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 23:31

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Score analyst Olin Kreutz to discuss what the Bears offense should look like with Andy Dalton as opposed to Justin Fields starting at quarterback Sunday. And, how should the Bears use rookie offensive tackle Tevin Jenkins in his first game back?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    ONCE AGAIN, Danny wants someone to do his work for him

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 21:37

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel discussed how Parkins has another homeowner problem he'd like our help with. It's Dec. 3, his wife wants outdoor Christmas lights and he's YET TO EVEN BUY THEM.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How will Alyssa Bergamini deal with a loss of baseball?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 8:47

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by White Sox in-game host Alyssa Bergamini to give us our first MLB lockout update. What the hell are baseball people supposed to do without baseball? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Get Minnie Minoso in the fricken Hall of Fame (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 23:31

    In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Score analyst Olin Kreutz to discuss what the Bears offense should look like with Andy Dalton as opposed to Justin Fields starting at quarterback Sunday. And, how should the Bears use rookie offensive tackle Tevin Jenkins in his first game back? Also, Dick Allen, Minnie Minoso and Billy Pierce are among those up for the MLB Hall of Fame via the Golden Days Era vote this Sunday. In this show's opinion, all three should be in ASAP. Then, soundman Chris Tannehill and co-host Herb Lawrence are walking away from their Locked on White Sox podcast, but it's staying in the Score family. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Spiegs' son reigns supreme with some more football picks (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 40:23

    In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel discussed how Parkins has another homeowner problem he'd like our help with. It's Dec. 3, his wife wants outdoor Christmas lights and he's YET TO EVEN BUY THEM. Also, Spiegs has another problem with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. And honestly, we're running out of space to log those issues. Then, we had another Parkins vs. Parkins vs. Spiegel vs. Spiegel segment. Rubin Spiegel is just lengthening his lead, and it's kind of sad. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BING BONG! Bulls over Knicks, BYRON (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 18:20

    BING BONG! Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel opened their show by discussing how the Bulls impressed in a win against the Knicks on Thursday evening. Could you see them as a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the playoffs? Later, White Sox in-game host Alyssa Bergamini joined the show to give us our first MLB lockout update. What the hell are baseball people supposed to do without baseball? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    BING BONG! Bulls are at the Garden tonight (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 39:46

    In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel discussed a variety of topics and previewed the Bulls-Knicks game Thursday evening at Madison Square Garden. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Haugh can't wait to talk to your mom (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 43:06

    In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by good friend Dave Wannstedt in the studio and guess what? We've got a new beer from Hop Butcher for him to try. Frango Mint Imperial Stout! Frango?!? Also Wanny is in favor of the Bears hiring a president of football operations. Would his good buddy and former Bears defensive lineman Trace Armstrong be interested? Wanny thinks he'd be a great fit. Then, the Mully & Haugh Show took phone calls this morning from what seemed to be an entire family, back to back. Let's hear that. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wanny drinks Hop Butcher's Frango Mint beer ... uh oh

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 37:17

    Dave Wannstedt is in the studio and guess what? We've got a new beer from Hop Butcher for him to try. Frango Mint Imperial Stout! Frango?!? Also Wanny is in favor of the Bears hiring a president of football operations. Would his good buddy and former Bears defensive lineman Trace Armstrong be interested? Wanny thinks he'd be a great fit.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Charch shares piping hot fantasy football info

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 20:03

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Paul Charchian of GuillotineLeagues.com to share the best fantasy football plays for this weekend. Also, Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards were suspended three games for manipulating the NFL's vaccination rules. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers only received a small fine. What the hell? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Marcus Stroman introduced to Chicago (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 39:16

    In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Paul Charchian of GuillotineLeagues.com to share the best fantasy football plays for this weekend. Then, Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards were suspended three games for manipulating the NFL's vaccination rules. But Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers only received a small fine. What the hell? Also, right-hander Marcus Stroman is officially a Chicago Cub after signing a three-year contract Wednesday. Mets radio play-by-play man Wayne Randazzo joined the Bernstein & Rahimi Show this morning with some insight on both the player and the person that Stroman is. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    MLB losing its already dwindling fan base (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 23:44

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel opened their show by discussing the MLB lockout that has begun. Baseball has a huge problem on its hands when it comes to alienating an already dwindling fan base. Then, Tribune reporter Brad Biggs told the Mully & Haugh Show this morning that rumors how been swirling for a year now about the Bears promoting general manager Ryan Pace. Does that make any sense? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Spiegs' reports on Marcus Stroman validated by the national boys (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 41:36

    In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel continued to follow the developing story of the Cubs seriously pursuing right-hander Marcus Stroman in free agency. Before the show began, Spiegs reported the sides were "hot and heavy" in their discussions. Well, now the big boy national reporters like Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal are starting to confirm that. They're even crediting Spiegs! Then, Score teammate Mark Grote stopped by with the hottest Bears audio from Halas Hall. And, as the show is ending, Stroman himself tweeted about signing with the Cubs. What a day! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gary Fencik believes Bears are doing it all wrong

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 23:19

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by 1985 Bears safety and Super Bowl champion Gary Fencik, who came out firing by saying the organization is flat out not doing it right these days. It's time to put football higher-ups out there to speak publicly to alleviate rumors and whispers like coach Matt Nagy's alleged firing. General manager Ryan Pace needs to be talking much more often in Fencik's mind. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Nothing's worse than a passive-aggressive neighbor

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 7:00

    There's drama in executive producer Shane Riordan's apartment building regarding a dog waste bin on the front porch. Don't be passive-aggressive. Have a problem? Confront it in person. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hub Arkush believes Matt Nagy & Ryan Pace are NOT a package deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 6:44

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel reacted to Score football expert Hub Arkush reporting on the Bernstein & Rahimi Show that sources have told him Bears coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace aren't necessarily "joined at the hip" when it comes to potentially being relieved of their duties. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Catching Danny up on everything he missed (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 45:51

    In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by 1985 Bears safety and Super Bowl champion Gary Fencik, who came out firing by saying the organization is flat out not doing it right. It's time to put football higher-ups out there to speak publicly to alleviate rumors and whispers like coach Matt Nagy's alleged firing. General manager Ryan Pace needs to be talking much more often in Fencik's mind. Then, Parkins was out Monday and Tuesday. Let's hear his opinions on all the stories that went down while he didn't have a microphone in front of his face. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    ‘We need more football people' (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 43:26

    In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel debated whether Bears general manager Ryan Pace has shown enough to prove he's worthy of being "bumped up" in the organization to president of football operations. Opinions on this show differ. Also, White Sox general manager Rick Hahn spoke earlier in the day after the signings of reliever Kendall Graveman and utilityman Leury Garcia became official. Spiegs got another question in on Hahn's Zoom call, and of course Parkins found a way to accidentally involve himself. Also, there's drama in executive producer Shane Riordan's apartment building regarding a dog waste bin on the front porch. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Danny wanted to answer some of the ‘Ask a Jew' questions (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 21:39

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel opened their show by discussing how Parkins is upset that he missed out on the "Ask a Jew" segment Tuesday. But can a Jewish guy who got Christmas presents as a child really be considered fully Jewish? And who's your favorite candidate to replace Bears coach Matt Nagy? Let's talk about an offensive coordinator who isn't getting enough hype. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    All six Bulls cylinders: engage (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 45:02

    The Bulls are on an absolute roll with all cylinders operating in unison. Let's hear from head coach Billy Donovan on how impressed he is with Vuc and his squad. Then, we revisit the Cubs and White Sox conversation of the day, centered around the return of Leury Garcia and Javy's Baez's contract with the Detroit Tigers. Also, transition with Anthony Herron.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hub Arkush: George McCaskey 'hasn't made up his mind' about Matt Nagy

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 20:47

    Matt Spiegel was joined by Score football expert Hub Arkush, who shared that he has a trusted source who told him that Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey still hasn't made up his mind on the future of coach Matt Nagy and his staff. We also discussed Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields' health as he deals with broken ribs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Matt Spiegel answers your questions about being Jewish

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 9:36

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    Adam Amin hypes the rolling Bulls

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 19:45

    Matt Spiegel was joined by NBC Sports Chicago play-by-play man Adam Amin to discuss the Bulls' win against the Hornets on Monday, the matchup of the Ball brothers, Nikola Vucevic finding his shot from 3-point land and mid-range, Zach LaVine's nagging wrist injury and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    No chance Justin Fields can play with broken ribs (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 44:13

    Hub Arkush tells Matt Spiegel he has a trusted source who says Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey still hasn't made up his mind of either Matt Nagy nor his coaching staff. Also, speculation around Justin Fields availability in regards to his broken ribs. From Bleacher Report, Adam Kramer joins Spiegs to talk Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame, the state of college football and where the hell all of this MONEY is coming from.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Well, ONE Ball brother sat higher than the other (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 43:44

    The Chicago Bulls' big three found their groove last night against the Charlotte Hornets in the Ball Bowl. Adam Amin is the voice on the television broadcast and he joins Matt Spiegel in the second hour. Zach LaVine's nagging wrist injury and Nikoka Vucevic finding both the three-point shot and the mid-range.  The Cubs have made another free agent splash, this time adding outfielder Clint Frazier. What? Brain Kelly is leaving Notre Dame for LSU. Spiegs reminds you why Kelly is such a bad guy.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Leury Garcia might be your Opening Day second baseman... (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 27:03

    Flying solo with Danny Parkins out, Matt Spiegel opened his show by reacting to what some in the crew found to be absolutely horrible news -- Leury Garcia is returning to the White Sox on a three-year deal. Yikes! There's no way that Garcia should play the most innings at second base for the team in 2022. Also, reliever Kendall Graveman was introduced to White Sox fans and media earlier in the day. What can the South Siders learn from a postseason loss? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Boomer Esiason believes Bears will NEVER fire a head coach in-season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 20:52

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    Jon Morosi assesses an absolutely wild MLB free agency

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 14:11

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    Remember to pay attention to the Balls

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 7:13

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    Spiegs' son solves the great Jewish mystery with the oil & candles (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 42:27

    In the third hour, Matt Spiegel and Chris Rongey were joined by NFL on CBS analyst and WFAN host Boomer Esiason to discuss the state of the Bears and the latest headlines from around the league. Later, Spiegel revealed how his son solved a great mystery. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Is Lucas Giolito questioning the White Sox's preparation? (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 42:58

    In the second hour, Matt Spiegel and Chris Rongey listened and reacted to White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito's recent comment that the team needs to improve its preparation to take the next step. Later, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports and MLB Network joined the show to discuss the latest Hot Stove news and rumors. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Is Matt Nagy the next Dave Wannstedt? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 20:30

    Matt Spiegel and Chris Rongey, who was sitting in for Danny Parkins, opened their show by discussing the Bears' tumultuous past week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Lucas Giolito eats chicken for Thanksgiving

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 28:42

    Chris Rongey and Cody Decker were joined by White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito to discuss what he has been up to this offseason and what he's doing for Thanksgiving. Giolito also explained why he doesn't eat turkey on Thanksgiving. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Wanny doesn't think Matt Nagy can save his job

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 18:05

    Chris Rongey and Cody Decker were joined by football analyst and former Bears coach Dave Wannstedt to discuss the latest news coming out of Halas Hall. Will coach Matt Nagy be fired soon? Wanny doesn't think Nagy can do anything to save his job now. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Olin Kreutz offers insight on latest Bears stupidity

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 19:26

    Chris Rongey and Cody Decker were joined by Score analyst Olin Kreutz to discuss Bears coach Matt Nagy's job status and the latest silliness coming out of Halas Hall. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What's Lucas Giolito up to this offseason? (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 42:39

    In the final hour, Chris Rongey and Cody Decker were joined by White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito to discuss everything from what he's doing for Thanksgiving to what his favorite fruit is. Oh, and some baseball. The guys finished off the show by discussing Decker flying all over the country in the last week. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Rongey tells us about red eye gravy (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 39:12

    In the third hour, Chris Rongey and Cody Decker were joined by football analyst Dave Wannstedt to discuss the latest Bears news coming out of Halas Hall. What's in store for coach Matt Nagy's future? Also, Rongey introduced the gang to something called "red eye gravy." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A former player chimes in on Bears' mess, Nikola Vucevic is back (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 44:23

    In the second hour, Chris Rongey and Cody Decker were joined by Score analyst Olin Kreutz to discuss Bears coach Matt Nagy's job status and future and the mess the organization finds itself in this week. Later, Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times joined the show to discuss what it will mean for the Bulls to get center Nikola Vucevic back against the Rockets on Wednesday evening. He had previously been in COVID-19 health and safety protocols. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Let's talk about more Bears dysfunction! (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 19:41

    Sitting in for Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel, Chris Rongey and Cody Decker opened their show by reacting to the revelation that Bears chairman George McCaskey instructed the team to start rookie quarterback Justin Fields earlier in the season. After that, the guys also reacted to the breaking news that McCaskey told the team a report that claimed coach Matt Nagy would be fired after Chicago's game at Detroit on Thursday was false. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Sebastian Maniscalco talks Bears, Chicago food joints

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 14:12


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    Hub Arkush still thinks the Bears would be better off with Andy Dalton

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 1:09

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    Mark Potash was at Halas Hall for that fiasco

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 16:59

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    What's your perfect Thanksgiving 'bite'? (Hour 4)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 44:11


    In the final hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Sebastian Maniscalco, one of the biggest comedians in the industry and an Arlington Heights native. He discussed growing up in Chicago, the Bears and the best food spots in town. Turns out he was a major Scorehead! Also, we shared the best combination of Thanksgiving food to get on a fork and had a conversation with Bears reporter Mark Grote. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    How old is too old to black out on Blackout Wednesday? (Hour 3)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 38:21


    In the third hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Score football expert Hub Arkush to explain why he thought Patch writer Mark Konkol's report was "silly" in claiming Bears coach Matt Nagy has been informed he'll be fired later in the week. That being said, if the Bears lose to the Lions on Thursday, Arkush understands it's absolutely on the table that Nagy could be fired Thanksgiving evening. Also, how old is too old to black out on Blackout Wednesday? And then, the White Sox added Kendall Graveman to their bullpen. Is it a lock that Craig Kimbrel's departure will follow? Later, the guys discussed how former NFL coach Bill Parcells was excellent on the "Manningcast" on Monday night. But was there any reason to have Kevin Hart? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    Replacing the 'Succession' family with the McCaskeys (Hour 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 42:00

    In the second hour, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel discussed if you were to replace the family members in "Succession" with members of the McCaskey family, who plays what role? No chance they even have a Logan Roy. Also, Bears coach Matt Nagy came off like a very normal human earlier in the day. Is that because he knows it's over? Has there been a moment of clarity or a weight removed from his shoulders? That might be it. Later, Mark Potash of the Sun-Times joined the show. He was at Halas Hall for Nagy's media session and described the feeling in the room. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Will the Bears ACTUALLY fire a coach midseason? (Hour 1)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 16:35

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel opened their show by debating whether there's any chance the report that Bears coach Matt Nagy has been informed he'll be fired later this week is accurate. This is an organization that has never fired a coach during a season, but now it's going to fire one on THANKSGIVING?!? Not a chance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Jordan Schultz tells us majority of Bears locker room wants Matt Nagy fired

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 16:48

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by sports talk host Jordan Schultz to explain his reporting that the majority of Bears players have lost faith in coach Matt Nagy as the team struggles amid a five-game losing streak. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Derailing Danny's sports thoughts with pretzel puns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 7:54

    The crew takes great joy in derailing Danny Parkins' really important sports thoughts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Patrick Mannelly's football sensibilities have been insulted

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 20:47

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by Score analyst Patrick Mannelly to break down the Bears' 16-13 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. To no one's surprise, Mannelly's football sensibilities were offended by the Bears' decisions and performance. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Boomer Esiason: Ravens defense too tall a task for Justin Fields

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 20:49

    Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel were joined by NFL on CBS analyst and WFAN host Boomer Esiason to break down the Bears' 16-13 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also explained why Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields struggled before getting injured. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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