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Friday, April 20th
Best of McNeil & Parkins: Show trip, Billick/Stark interviews, Pick-A-Player
On Friday's show, the guys discuss a possible show trip with listeners that could revolve around the Bears' 2018 season opener in Green Bay, talk with NFL Network's Brian Billick about prospects for the Bears to consider in the draft, The Athletic's Jayson Stark on Javier Baez's ceiling among other MLB headlines and do another edition of "Pick-A-Player."
McNeil & Parkins: Perception around Ryan Pace, Doug Buffone memories (Hour 5)
In the final hour, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins dissect whether you should have confidence in Bears general manager Ryan Pace heading into the draft. Later on, they discuss some of their favorite memories of the late Doug Buffone and talk with Laurence Holmes about him, too.
McNeil & Parkins: Pick A Player, Jayson Stark interview (Hour 4)
In the fourth hour, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins do another edition of "Pick A Player," which includes Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer. Later on, they're joined by Jayson Stark of the Athletic to dissect Javier Baez's potential and the rest of the top storylines in baseball.
McNeil & Parkins: Billick on NFL Draft, Mac's movie hate (Hour 3)
In the third hour, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins are joined by NFL Network's Brian Billick to break down the Bears' offseason and potential picks for them come the NFL Draft next week. Later on, they discuss the Browns' direction in the draft, as well as why McNeil hates "No Country For Old Men."
McNeil & Parkins: Baez vs. Moncada, previewing Bears' schedule (Hour 2)
In the second hour, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins continue their discussion about a show trip, as well as breaking down whether White Sox fans should be concerned with their poor play thus far. Later on, they debate who'll have the better career between Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and White Sox second baseman Yoan Moncada and talk about the exciting games on the Bears' 2018 slate.
McNeil & Parkins: Movie debate, show trip? (Hour 1)
In the first hour, Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins discuss which is the better movie: Citizen Kane or Super Troopers. Later on, they talk about a possible show trip the weekend of the Bears' season opener in Green Bay.
Wednesday, April 18th
McNeil & Parkins: What could Bears do in draft to upset you? (Hour 5)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins spent much of their final hour discussing the NFL Draft and what the Bears could do that would legit make you upset. After debate on various prospects, the guys then welcome in Laurence Holmes for some cross talk before his full show in the evening.
McNeil & Parkins: Can't Do It, Bears report from Grote (Hour 4)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins spend the fourth hour Wednesday holding the weekly "Can't Do It" segment. Were there any winners this week? Find out what the guys could and couldn't answer in this week's version. The guys then talk Blackhawks' revisionist history before getting a Bears report from Mark Grote at Halas Hall.
McNeil & Parkins: Jeff Passan talks MLB, Aaron Rodgers trouble in paradise? (Hour 3)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins have a chat with MLB columnist Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports and also dive into some possible problems Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has with decisions that the team has made this offseason.
McNeil & Parkins: White Sox offense, Joe Maddon issues, predicting big night for LeBron (Hour 2)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins discuss some of the White Sox's woes early in the season. Plus, the guys spend time discussing an issue they had with Cubs manager Joe Maddon in Tuesday's game and predict a big night for LeBron James in the NBA playoffs.
McNeil & Parkins: Chuck Swirsky in studio (Hour 1)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins kick off the show with a visit from Bulls radio announcer Chuck Swirsky in the studio. Dan and Chuck reminisce a bit, as Dan was Chuck's intern in the 1980s.
Tuesday, April 17th
McNeil & Parkins: Joe Maddon interview replay, White Sox sadness (Hour 5)
Because Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins can't get sad enough, they revisit their talk surrounding the White Sox's inability to score runs. Also, they re-react to Cubs manager Joe Maddon criticizing the decision to play in miserable weather.
McNeil & Parkins: Grote on Bears, Parkins is afraid of flying (Hour 4)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins are joined by The Score's own Mark Grote with hot Bears news fresh off the press. Also, Parkins explains some irrational fears, and we should absolutely make fun of him for them.
McNeil & Parkins: Matt Miller on NFL Draft, Brett Favre fails ESPN audition (Hour 3)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins are joined by Bleacher Report's Matt Miller to preview the ever fluid NFL Draft. Also, Brett Favre is apparently really bad at broadcasting, and pop singer Rachel Platten is even worse at singing the national anthem.
McNeil & Parkins: Albert Almora Jr., Bill Melton interviews (Hour 2)
Dan McNeil and Danny Parkins are joined by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. for his weekly hit. He discusses his recent struggles with an undiagnosed illness and whether players would be open to a shorter season. Later in the hour, White Sox pregame and postgame host Bill Melton of NBC Sports Chicago breaks down Yoan Moncada.
McNeil & Parkins: Will White Sox offense get going again? (Hour 1)
Dan McNeil is pretty much the only one watching the White Sox struggle through seemingly never scoring any runs. And that's OK with us. He and Danny Parkins discuss that and more.
Monday, April 16th
McNeil & Parkins -NBA Superstar Changing Perception? (Hour 5)
In Hour number 5 of the show we recap part of the Cubs ugly-weather win from Saturday and get into the discussion of baseball's rivalry with the poor weather early on this season. As the hour goes on however we discuss an NBA superstar and his coaches comments about him this weekend, how it may be hurting the player and how the Bulls might somehow be distantly connected.
McNeil & Parkins - Draft Quickly Approaching (Hour 4)
In hour number four of the show we welcome in Charles Davis from NFL Network and from Fox Sports. He breaks down the draft and the outlook for the 2018 Chicago Bears versus the rest of the NFC and NFC North. We also discuss the most overpaid media member in each city, based on current events.
McNeil & Parkins - Cubs Cold and Len Kasper (Hour 3)
The Cubs discussion continues in hour number three with Len Kasper joining us. Was Saturday the coldest game he has ever broadcasted? He discusses that and breaks down the strange start to 2018 we have seen. Also - should Dez Bryant be a Chicago Bear? OK, probably not. But where should he land? We discuss in hour 3.
McNeil & Parkins - Cubs Comeback, Should It Have Been Played? (Hour 2)
The Cubs had one of the most memorable comebacks you'll ever see in a regular season game this Saturday. Should the game have even been played though? We discuss in hour number two on Monday and discuss some of the banner games you have attended as fans in terms of braving the most extreme elements.
McNeil & Parkins - When Does Baseball Start? (Hour 1)
When does baseball actually start? And if the White Sox gave away free tickets to an April weeknight game, would they sell out? These are the first things discussed to start out the week with Dan McNeil back on April 16th.
Wednesday, April 11th
Parkins & Grote: Can't Do It, Bears talk (Hour 4)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote, along with Chris Tannehill and Nick Shepkowski, play "Can't Do It." They also break down more Cubs baseball along with the Bears letting Cam Meredith go.
Parkins & Grote: Rich Campbell on Cam Meredit/Ryan Pace (Hour 5)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote are joined by Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune to dicuss what's going on in Halas Hall with the decision to not match the offer sheet to Cam Meredith from the Saints and get feedback on how general manager Ryan Pace's tenure is going.
Parkins & Grote: Jeff Passan, Grote raps! (Hour 3)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote are joined by Yahoo Sports baseball columnist Jeff Passan, who discusses the top storylines in MLB. They also discuss the ramificaitons of the Bears not matching the offer to Cameron Meredith, and Grote also raps to Wu Tang Clan amid much more.
Parkins & Grote: Albert Almora, Bears say goodbye to Cam Meredith (Hour 2)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote are joined by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. to discuss the team's play in the early going. The guys also react to the breaking news that the Bears have declined to match the offer sheet that Cameron Meredith received from the Saints.
Parkins & Grote : Will Purdue in studio (Hour 1)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote are joined by former Bulls center and NBC Sports Chicago analyst Will Purdue, who shares Michael Jordan stories, discusses Jordan-vs.-LeBron James and talks about the Bulls' direction.
Tuesday, April 10th
Parkins: Cubs drop home opener (full show)
Danny Parkins is on for a short time after the Cubs dropped their home opener against the first-place Pittsburgh Pirates. What did Tyler Chatwood do well, at least according to Joe Maddon? Why did Wrigley Field not feel like a normal home opener?
Monday, April 9th
Parkins & Grote : 1984 Bears memory -- why? (Hour 5)
What happened this weekend that took Mark Grote back to 1984? He and Danny Parkins discuss that and break down the Cubs and Brewers a bit more before welcoming in Laurence Holmes for transition to finish off Monday's show.
Parkins & Grote : Blackhawks' future, Sandlot hot takes! (Hour 4)
In the fourth hour, Danny Parkins and Mark Grote welcome in Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune to discuss the future of the Blackhawks after the end of their season. How do they return to being a Stanley Cup contender? Later, Mark Grote shares deep thoughts and hot takes on "The Sandlot" as the conversation returns to movies.
Parkins & Grote : Did Bears GM Ryan Pace mess up? (Hour 3)
Did Bears general manager Ryan Pace mess it up in allowing Cam Meredith to sign an offer sheet with the Saints? Danny Parkins and Mark Grote are joined by Evan Silva of Rotoworld to discuss that question. Teaser: Parkins didn't exactly agree with him.
Parkins & Grote : Cubs take 3 of 4 from Brewers (Hour 2)
The Cubs spent the weekend taking three of four from the Milwaukee Brewers. What were the main takeaways from the weekend? Danny Parkins and Mark Grote discuss that and what might have been giving Jason Heyward issues in right field.
Parkins & Grote: Cubs snowed out, White Sox play ... how? (Hour 1)
It wasn't supposed to be this way, but here we are. The Cubs were snowed out of their home opener while the White Sox manged to play Monday. How did this happen? Danny Parkins and Mark Grote get an answer on that to open the show.
Friday, April 6th
Parkins & Grote : Mitchell Trubisky expectations, Javier Baez talk (Hour 5)
Mark Grote is in with Danny Parkins, live at Howell’s & Hood. In the final hour, they go over expectations for Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky provide an update on host Danny Mac. They also go over what Cubs second baseman Javier Baez can do this season.
Parkins & Grote : Pick a Player, Teddy Greenstein (Hour 4)
Mark Grote is in with Danny Parkins, live at Howell’s & Hood. In the fourth hour, they have a lively Pick a Player segment in which somebody had to be dumped. Later on, Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune joins live from Augusta for a Masters update. The guys also discuss the possibilities of Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky being good to great this year and in the future.
Parkins & Grote: Conor McGregor throws a tantrum (Hour 3)
Mark Grote is in with Danny Parkins, live at Howell’s & Hood. In the third hour of the show, they discuss Cam Meredith signing a offer sheet from the Saints, then Joe Zenzola of 105.7 The Fan joins to talk about the Brewers. Also, Sirius XM host and former UFC fighter Sean O’Connell joins the program to talk the arrest of Conor McGregor.
Parkins & Grote : Jon Lester bounce throw, Cubs-Brewers (Hour 2)
Mark Grote is in with Danny Parkins, live at Howell’s & Hood. In the second hour of the show, they talk about the execution of Jon Lester’s bounce pass-like throws to bases and look into the Brewers trying to snub Cubs fans. They also have a deep dive into the actions of UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who has been recently arrested.
Parkins & Grote : Tiger gets lost in the Woods (Hour 1)
Mark Grote is in for the sick Danny Mac again, and he and Danny Parkins are live at Howell's & Hood. They start off the show discussing the Masters, as Tiger Woods doesn’t look too great, and they also get deeper into Grote’s personal life and talk about the Cubs-Brewers rivalry.
Thursday, April 5th
Parkins & Grote: Teddy Greenstein from the Masters (Hour 5)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote chat with the Teddy Greenstein, who's covering the Masters for the Chicago Tribune. Parkins and Grote also transition with Laurence Holmes.
Parkins & Grote: Behind curtain, live report from snowy Sox Park (Hour 4)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote go behind the curtain and reveal what led to Dan McNeil taking another rest day. They also get a live report from Kevin Dziepak from Guarenteed Rate Field, where it was snowing for White Sox's home opener.
Parkins & Grote: Jayson Stark talks Cubs (Hour 3)
Jayson Stark of The Athletic joins Danny Parkins and Mark Grote to talk MLB. Stark believes the Cubs-Brewes series that starts Thursday evenng will be the best matchup so far this season. On the national front, he believes Scott Boras will ask for a $500 million-$600 million contract for Bryce Harper next offseason.
Parkins & Grote: How to define success for White Sox (Hour 2)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote discuss how White Sox fans should feel about the 2018 season and how they should define success. Also, Grote doesn't know what a koozie is and prefers to watch the leaderboard rather than live golf itself.
Parkins & Grote: White Sox home opener talk (Hour 1)
Mark Grote is sitting in for Dan McNeil, and he joins Danny Parkins in discussing the White Sox's home opener and their expectations. They also get a weather forecast from Mike Caplan of Fox 32 and touch on the latest Masters happenings.
Wednesday, April 4th
Parkins & Grote: All in on Tiger at Masters?(Hour 5)
Danny Parkins and Mark Grote go over whether the public is behind Tiger Woods in the Masters this year and how his story affects the public as Nick Shepkowski jumps in to voice his distain for Woods doing well this year.
Parkins & Grote: Can't Do It (Hour 4)
Mark Grote gets his first taste of "Can't Do It," as Danny Parkins lets the listener questions fly on his infamous segment and regarding what can and can't be said on radio.
Parkins & Grote: Jeff Passan talks MLB (Hour 3)
Jeff Passan joins Danny Parkins and Mark Grote to discuss the latest rumors in baseball, including the future of Bryce Harper, what's going on with the Cubs and much more.
Parkins & Grote: Albert Almora Jr., Ryan Burr (Hour 2)
Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. calls in to talk to Danny Parkins and Mark Grote. Almorea breaks down the feeling of playing in front of and talking to families of shooting survivors, how the Cubs have massive confidence going into this season and much more. Plus, Ryan Burr calls in to give the low down on the Masters and the potential of the this to be one of the greastest yet.
Parkins & Grote: Bulls tank, Cubs still struggling (Hour 1)
Filling in for a sick Dan McNeil, Mark Grote joins Danny Parkins to start off the conversation by talking about the Bulls' struggles with tanking. Then they get into the Cubs' hitting struggles and if they can reverse them.
Tuesday, April 3rd
Joe Maddon Recap and Tolling Josh Donaldson
Josh Donaldson doesnt like wistles and Parkins and Shep hack up a plan to troll him. Then they recap the interview from the afternoon show
Matt Miller and Steve Lavin
Matt Miller joins Parkins to talk about Josh Rosen and why teams are skeptical of him and how it is a ridiculous notion. Then Steve Lavin joins in and talks about the NCAA National Championship game. Plus Parkins checks back in with WIP to see if there is any conversation on Villanova yet.
Philly doesn't even care about Nova's win
Parkins checks in on WIP to see if the city of Philadelphia is talking about the National Championship game and the answer might surprise you. Plus Parkins goes over whether Josh Rosen is serious about football or not
Mac is out sick and Villanova is in big
McNeil is out with laryngitis so its Parkins going solo, so he breaks down the NCAA National Championship game and how Donte DiVincenzo stole the show.
Monday, April 2nd
Len Kasper Talks 2-2 Cubs/McNeil & Parkins
Len Kasper joins the show on Monday to recap a 2-2 weekend in Florida and look ahead to week that sees the Cubs stop for 2 games in Cincinnati before heading up to Milwaukee for 4 this weekend.
Len Kasper on The McNeil and Parkins Show
College Basketball Experts - 4.2.2018
The day the tournament started there was just one show in Chicago correctly predicted who would be playing in the National Championship. LIsten to the guys discuss that, preview tonight's game and discuss the Cubs not so pretty weekend with Len Kasper in a shortened Monday show.
MP - FULL
Friday, March 30th
Can't Do It - Wednesday
If you missed Can't Do It from earlier in the week here it is to enjoy this holiday weekend!
Can't Do It airs on Wednesday's at 4pm all year long on the McNeil and Parkins Show
Sister Jean Speaks
The first pick a player on the show is surrouned by Sister Jean. What do you think about her press conference. Danny tells you what he thinks.
The Unprofessional Show
NIck Shepkowski doesn't like the long ball and Danny wonders why. Sports Director Brendan McCaffrey joins Danny in studio as well.
Former NCAA head coach Steve Lavin joins Danny to discuss the NCAA sanction, the upcoming Final 4, and obviously Loyola. Will you watch if they are losing, find out what Danny will do if Loyola is down at half.
Local Legend Danny Parkins Solo
Dan McNeil is out with a throat issues and Danny Parkins is flying solo. The Blackhawks now have a local legend, Scott Foster, accountant, and Danny wonders how he can become one and much more.
Thursday, March 29th
Hot Start, Cubbies!
Quick hour of content for you following an 8-4 Cubs victory over the Marlins of Miami.
Wednesday, March 28th
The second installment of 'Can't Do It' was... Uncomfortable.