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Born and raised in and around Boston, Ben Rohrbach finished third in WEEI’s Next Great Sports Blogger contest, but they hired him anyway. He’s covered Celtics basketball and the NBA for WEEI.com since 2010. A 10-year veteran of sports journalism, his work has appeared on/in ESPN.com, SI.com, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and The MetroWest Daily News, where he was honored among the New England Press Association’s best daily sports column honorees.

 
COLUMNS
Ben Rohrbach
07/24/2014 - 6:23pm
In memory of Danny Ainge’s pursuit of Kevin Love, let’s have a moment of silence. The only question now is just how long this mourning period will last in Boston.
Ben Rohrbach
07/17/2014 - 1:38pm
The fireworks Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck promised are nowhere to be seen and no showy display appears on the horizon, so Danny Ainge has come under some fire.
Ben Rohrbach
06/27/2014 - 2:46am
It’s almost as if the Celtics had their 2014-15 marketing campaign in mind upon selecting players named Smart and Young with their two first-round picks.
Ben Rohrbach
06/19/2014 - 9:04pm
The more the Kevin Love sweepstakes change, the more they stay the same.
Ben Rohrbach
05/21/2014 - 12:18am
Ben Rohrbach
04/17/2014 - 2:15am
Before the season started, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge offered this caveat: "I guess just realistic expectations is what I preach to the fans." And, realistically, the C's weren't all that good. In fact, by most statistical measures, they were terrible.
Ben Rohrbach
04/08/2014 - 10:41am
When even the coach is admitting some Celtics may be mailing in the remaining five games, it’s hard to ask a serious question without receiving quips like, “Is it possible for them to go 0-6?” or “Can they sign Walter McCarty to a 10-day contract?”
Ben Rohrbach
03/06/2014 - 3:28am
PREGAME
Ben Rohrbach
02/27/2014 - 3:50am
Ben Rohrbach
01/27/2014 - 4:00am
Basketball’s greatest franchise resurrected in Crenshaw on a Sunday.
Ben Rohrbach
01/24/2014 - 2:14pm
Ben Rohrbach
01/16/2014 - 12:43pm
Rajon Rondo has done everything right. In the 29,233,380 seconds he’s spent rehabbing from his Feb. 14 ACL surgery, he’s attended just about every game, remaining vocal in practice and quiet in public.
Ben Rohrbach
01/04/2014 - 3:07am
Gerald Wallace said what was on everyone’s mind: This week will make or break the Celtics.
Ben Rohrbach
12/18/2013 - 6:16pm
Just before the season, Danny Ainge and the Celtics brass invited a dozen or so reporters to the team’s practice facility for the purpose of educating the media about the complicated NBA salary cap and its ramifications on roster moves.
Ben Rohrbach
12/12/2013 - 9:45am
It's time to move on.
Ben Rohrbach
12/10/2013 - 2:29pm
As his Celtics prepare for a back-to-back against Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers for the first time since he shipped them to Brooklyn and Los Angeles this summer, not even Danny Ainge could have imagined he’d be resting this comfortably on his perch atop the organization.
Ben Rohrbach
11/23/2013 - 2:37am
When he turned down a three-year, $29 million offer from the Celtics in favor of a two-year, $20 million deal with the Pacers in December 2011, David West took a long look at Boston's roster and saw this coming.
Ben Rohrbach
11/19/2013 - 2:00pm
Perhaps you’ve forgotten exactly what Rajon Rondo is capable of. Any time the current game’s two greatest players openly drool over your point guard, it’s probably not the best idea to trade him away.
Ben Rohrbach
11/12/2013 - 2:33am
Everything’s coming up Even (Brad) Stevens.
Ben Rohrbach
11/07/2013 - 1:31pm
Ben Rohrbach
10/16/2013 - 6:11pm
It’s about that time of year when leaves change colors, chili stews on stoves every Sunday and fans of mediocre NBA teams convince themselves there’s a chance.
Ben Rohrbach
10/08/2013 - 5:15pm
Kris Humphries scored the first Celtics basket of the preseason, and that thought seemed almost inconceivable, even repulsive, at this time last year.
Ben Rohrbach
08/21/2013 - 1:33pm
Predictions for the 2013-14 NBA season are rolling in, and the prognosis for the Celtics isn’t good, but any forecast of this year’s team is simply an effort in futility.
Ben Rohrbach
07/15/2013 - 8:05am


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Adam Schefter, ESPN: Goodell has to be more accountable 9-19-14

Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.

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Week 3: Around the AFC East 9-18-14

MFB talks to Sal Cappaccio of WGR in Buffalo, Ryan Ruocco of ESPN NY, and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Ben Cherington on Rusney …

Ben Cherington on Rusney Castillo 9-18-14

Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks Orioles, Red Sox offense, and David Ortiz, 9-17-14

The Orioles seemed to have a lot of fun last night clinching the AL East. Buster said the biggest problem for Boston this year was the offense production dropping so dramatically in one year. Bogaerts, Pierzynski, and Bradley Jr. are the most obvious culprits. Also, Buster surmises that the Red Sox front office has to be a little uneasy with the fact that their best offensive player, David Ortiz, is in this LATE 30's.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Rodney Harrison on Adrian…

Rodney Harrison on Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice 9-19-14

Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: The first lady hates fattening foods 9-19-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

D&C respond to MFB's MFK 9-19-14

The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.

Jerod Mayo previews Pats-…

Jerod Mayo previews Pats-Raiders 9-19-14

Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.

Three For All: Christian chooses his karaoke song. 9-19-14

Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.

Adam Schefter, ESPN: Goodell has to be more accountable 9-19-14

Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.

Michael Irvin with Dale a…

Michael Irvin with Dale and Holley: I'm sweating FOR Roger Goodell

We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.

Roger Goodell finally breaks his silence... did it do him or the NFL any good? Response and Reaction

Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - Reliving the greatest Patriots-Raiders game of all time

For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

Producers Podcast: Sausag…

Producers Podcast: Sausage and Beans 9-18-14

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Dennis & Callahan's Breaking Balls Podcast: The NFL's hot mess, Jenny Dell and who has bad breath.

Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.

Minor Details Ep. 100: A minor centennial with Rob Bradford, Mike Hazen and Jim Callis

The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.

Rodney Harrison on Adrian…

Rodney Harrison on Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice 9-19-14

Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.

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Jim Souhan on Adrian Peterson 9-17-14

Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Adrian Peterson.

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The guys react to the Adrian Peterson news.

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