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Why are Patriots so reluctant to trade Jimmy Garoppolo? Maybe he really will ...

Ryan Hannable  |  04/25/2017 - 10:49pm EST

Ever since last September and his dominant 5.5 quarters as a starter, many pegged this week as when Jimmy Garoppolo would be traded away from New England. The Patriots would no longer have a need for him with Tom Brady playing so well and not showing any sign of retiring, and prior to the draft would be the perfect opportunity for a trade. But, it’s become almost certain Garoppolo will not in fact be traded. It’s worth asking why considering how much the Patriots value roster spots, among other things. Carrying three quarterbacks for a second straight season doesn’t seem like something they would ever do, but maybe there’s a good reason why. The reason could be the Patriots and Garoppolo truly believe he is going to ...

Patriots quietly piecing together perhaps best backfield in Bill Belichick-Tom ...

Ryan Hannable  |  04/24/2017 - 10:54pm EST

While certainly the Patriots haven’t added a star player like Brandin Cooks to their backfield this offseason, they have calmly gone about their business and could have the best running backs group Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have ever had next season. Sure, 2004 was good with Corey Dillon’s 1,635 yards, but there wasn’t much else there. In 2008 Kevin Faulk had one of his best years along with Sammy Morris as the lead back, but that was it. Then in 2012, Stevan Ridley ran for 1,200 yards along with Shane Vereen as the third-down back, but again, not much depth. Last year was arguably the most versatile group with LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis (after missing nine games) and James White, but if everything works out, the 2017 ...

Tom Brady, Best Buddies, the Boston Globe, and why this may not be a big deal, ...

John Tomase  |  04/24/2017 - 12:50am EST

Tom Brady's time doesn't come cheap. When he devotes an annual weekend to the Best Buddies charity to captain a celebrity football team, host VIPs at the Kennedy compound, and pedal in a 100-mile fundraiser, he's raising oodles of cash. The charity credits him with helping bring in $46.5 million since 2001. Hard to argue with those numbers. But this being Brady, and the Patriots being the most polarizing franchise in sports, it's not that simple, unfortunately. The Globe's Bob Hohler on Sunday dropped a front-page expose detailing Brady's financial relationship with Best Buddies, which could kindly be termed symbiotic. While Brady's time has inarguably helped the charity make an impact, it has come at a cost. According to the Globe, Best ...

Bruins overcame a lot, but not the loss of three key defensemen

Ty Anderson  |  04/24/2017 - 12:10am EST

The Bruins almost overcame a thin lineup that got worse when David Krejci was put back on the shelf for the second time in their first-round series against the Senators. The Bruins almost overcame a litany of straight-up dreadful penalties, including six puck over the glass penalties. They even almost overcame a season’s worth of bad calls and unfortunate bounces while they were at it. But at the end of the day, with the Bruins eliminated in Game 6 at TD Garden on Sunday, what the Bruins failed to overcome was the loss of three-quarters of their top four defensemen. Although the Bruins waited, and got some of them back on the ice at various points over the course of their near two-week postseason war with the Senators, this was a six-game ...

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04/12/2017 - 9:51am

It was a conversation that might have altered Steven Wright's fate. The Red Sox pitcher had just gotten demoralizing news, that his attempt to comeback from the shoulder injury that was thrown his way just about a month before had been derailed once again. The outing Wright had attempted in St. Petersburg, Fla. just a few days before hadn't gone well, ... more »

04/24/2017 - 12:50am

Tom Brady's time doesn't come cheap. When he devotes an annual weekend to the Best Buddies charity to captain a celebrity football team, host VIPs at the Kennedy compound, and pedal in a 100-mile fundraiser, he's raising oodles of cash. The charity credits him with helping bring in $46.5 million since 2001. Hard to argue with those numbers. But this ... more »

02/08/2017 - 10:29pm

On Monday, Bill Belichick lamented that the Super Bowl win was nice, but the Patriots are still “five weeks behind” the rest of the NFL when it came to offseason prep work. “If you don’t do a good job with your football team in February, March and April, you’re probably going to see that in January,” Belichick ... more »

12/22/2016 - 12:32pm

Bad news, Claude Julien. You may want to sit down for this. Turns out things aren’t going great for the Bruins and the rumblings may soon come about a coaching change. If they aren’t yet, fans will be restless and radio hosts will be, well, radio hosts. You are going to hear a lot of things about being fired. Fortunately for you, ... more »

03/06/2016 - 11:42pm

Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet who covers the Red Sox, resigned from the network Friday amid questions about the nature of her relationship with the team's manager, John Farrell. "I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so," Moran wrote in a text to ... more »

02/06/2017 - 4:40am

HOUSTON - Dont'a Hightower knew his dreams of another Super Bowl ring were dimming fast. Julio Jones made one of the most incredible catches in Super Bowl history over the outstretched hands of Eric Rowe at the Patriots 22 with just under five minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Patriots trailing, 28-20. It couldn't possibly end like this, could ... more »

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MMQB's Peter King with Da…

MMQB's Peter King with Dale, Holley and Keefe

We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.

Phil Perry, CSNNE on the Patriots and NFL free agency

Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

LaVar Ball with Dale, Hol…

LaVar Ball with Dale, Holley and Keefe

Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.

Kirk and Callahan- Will Isaiah Thomas win a title in Boston? 3-7-17

Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.

Kirk and Callahan- Celtics lose after Thomas mishandles the ball 3-6-17

Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 27: Craig…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 27: Craig Breslow defends Tom Brady

Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.

Andrew Benintendi Player of the Game Interview 04-23-17

Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 26: Merloni, Schilling talk getting revenge

Rob Bradford is joined by both Lou Merloni and Curt Schilling to discuss the recent controversy involving Manny Machado, Dustin Pedroia, Matt Barnes and their respective teams. The two former major leagues offer insight to how baseball handles (and should handle) hitting batters as an act of revenge, with their own stories of involving similar situations as the one that unfolded in Baltimore. They also break down the decision to take Chris Sale out of his last start after eight innings. The former pitcher and batter cover it all from every angle.

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Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

K&C - Tomase gives his bi…

K&C - Tomase gives his biggest A-Hole acceptance speech, 4-25-17

John Tomase gives his acceptance speech for winning the 2017 Kirk and Callahan NC-Double A-hole tournament.

K&C- Crazy Al and one of the worst callers ever; Arkansas death row inmates’ final demands; Tomase accepts his Biggest A-hole award 4-25-17

Hour 4. Crazy Al calls in for the second day in a row. A terrible caller tries to make a point. The Arkansas inmates had interesting last meals. Tomase’s epic acceptance speech.

K&C- Cyd Ziegler joins the show, thinks it’s wrong that McPhee outed Hernandez 4-25-17

Cyd Ziegler, of Outsports, says it isn’t right to talk ab out Hernandez’s sexuality.

OMF - Magic flirts with t…

OMF - Magic flirts with tampering; Crowder for Melo?; Tomase's A-Hole speech, 2-25-17

HOUR 4 - The guys talked about Magic Johnson "tampering" with Paul George on Jimmy Kimmel, a potential Jae Crowder for Carmelo Anthony trade, Isaiah Thomas' growth as a playoff performer, and we ended the show with John Tomase's A-Hole acceptance speech.

OMF – Pedroia goes back on his word, Price Twitter issues continue, and Rondo is coming back. 4-25-17

Hour 3 - The guys review the remarks Dustin Pedroia made about siding with his teammates years ago compared to his lack of having Matt Barnes back. Lou has a stern response to David Price’s “Twitter Press Conference.” News breaks that Rondo may be able to play in game 6.

OMF – Patriots backfield, and Bart Hubbuch Deadspin Article on Kraft. 4-25-17

Hour 2 - Glenn, Lou, and Christian review at the Patriots busy backfield and debate on who will make the team, and why they didn’t value LaGarrette Blount anymore. The guys examine the Bart Hubbuch Deadspin article on Kraft being on the board of directors of private-equity Apollo Global Management, which is linked to Caesars.

Boston Globe's hit-piece …

Boston Globe's hit-piece on Brady's charitable donations has everybody talking

The article didn't actually reveal anything that wasn't already public record, but the Globe "expose" on Brady and his relationship with the Best Buddies charity certainly has everybody around here talking about it.

Sox/Yanks get rained out... final thoughts on Pedroia and David Price is back on Twitter

We spend some time talking Sox as news of the rain cancellation comes down. A few more thoughts on the spat in Baltimore and Dustin Pedroia, plus David Price takes to twitter for his "media session".

Keefer Madness 04-25-17

Dollar beer night in Houston!

Ep. 57: Garry W. Tallent,…

Ep. 57: Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band

Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

Ep. 55: Kirk has a proposal for Callahan and the Producers

Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.

#DORK 11: Alan Moore

#DORK 11: Alan Moore

Rich Keefe & Uncle Buck (Boston Sports 101) talk about the greatest comic book writer of all-time, Alan Moore. They look at his best works including Watchmen, From Hell, V for Vendetta, Batman: The Killing Joke and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Plus they rank the movies he has inspired (and refused to watch).

Ever-Green with Holley and Keefe Ep 3: Celtics pull even with Bulls

Keefe, Holley, and Ben talk about how the Celtics tied their series with the Bulls after a terrible start, why Gerald Green is starting and making an impact, and where is Jaylen Brown?

Sports Check Up - Ep. 11: Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about Baseball season

Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about the beginning of the Baseball season. Why players need as much time as they do to get ready for the season, and what they should be doing in their offseason.

Red Sox Review with Danny…

Red Sox Review with Danny Picard: Did Dustin Pedroia throw Matt Barnes under the bus? 04-23-17

Danny talks about the Red Sox and Orioles game and the fireworks in the 8th inning when Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado. Pedroia was shown talking to Machado saying he wouldn't have thrown at his head and Danny wants to know how bad does this make Pedroia look throwing a teammate under the bus.

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K&C- Crazy Al and one of …

K&C- Crazy Al and one of the worst callers ever; Arkansas death row inmates’ final demands; Tomase accepts his Biggest A-hole award 4-25-17

Hour 4. Crazy Al calls in for the second day in a row. A terrible caller tries to make a point. The Arkansas inmates had interesting last meals. Tomase’s epic acceptance speech.

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K&C- The Herald and Globe…

K&C- The Herald and Globe refuse to cover Hernandez’s sexuality; Bob Hohler’s piece on Tom Brady and Best Buddies 4-24-17

Hour 1. Mut joins Kirk and Gerry. The guys can’t believe neither Boston newspaper covered the Hernandez sexuality story. Over the weekend, the Globe’s Bob Hohler wrote a slanted piece about Tom Brady’s work with charity.

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K&C- The Globe was lookin…

K&C- The Globe was looking for more; Crazy Al calls in twice; Jason La Canfora wants Pedroia to pay 4-24-17

Hour 4. The guys think the Globe was looking for more with Brady, possibly a Trump connection. Crazy Al joins the show multiple times.

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K&C- Aaron Hernandez’s …

K&C- Aaron Hernandez’s alleged lover; Kirk agrees with Tanguay’s take on Best Buddies; Where does the money go from Ortiz’s charity? 4-25-17

Hour 1. Tomase, Gerry, and Kirk discuss the identity of Aaron Hernandez’s gay lover. Tanguay thinks Brady held up Best Buddies and Kirk agrees. Tomase investigated where Ortiz sends his charity’s money.

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