Chicago news: Patrick Mannelly replaces McNeil on WSCR; Spiegel’s new partner

It didn’t take long for Patrick Mannelly to find a new job.

The recently retired Bears long-snapper will be Matt Spiegel’s new partner on the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. show on WSCR-AM 670, beginning Tuesday. He replaces Dan McNeil, who departed after failing to agree to a new contract with the station.

Mannelly was among several potential candidates who filled in for McNeil during his absence. With the Bears driving ratings on sports talk radio in Chicago, the idea of hiring a former player with close connections to the current team was a natural choice for WSCR.

“We feel the timing is great for Patrick and the Bears,” said Mitch Rosen, WSCR program director. “He’s only been out of the locker room for a short time. Patrick will give us fresh insights and thoughts on the Bears and NFL.”

“To be able to share my perception of what is taking place both on and off the field is a very exciting move for me,” Mannelly said.

3 thoughts on “Chicago news: Patrick Mannelly replaces McNeil on WSCR; Spiegel’s new partner

  1. Sorry to hear this. Too much Bears talk already on the Score. Hope he will make an attempt to learn and discuss other sports/teams.

  2. Best of luck to Patrick. However I’m guessing this is a short term thing through the football season. Previous with x-bears pairings haven’t been overly successful (Hamp and Homes, “The wise guys” Buffone and North). Would love to have Buffone back full time though.

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