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About Ben Rohrbach

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
07/08/2013 - 5:51pm
Even Rajon Rondo admits he’s no coach’s dream, but all this business that began with some variation of, “He drove Doc Rivers out of town,” is getting out of hand.
Ben Rohrbach
06/28/2013 - 1:33pm
If Paul Pierce is “cold-blooded,” then Danny Ainge is the iceberg that sunk the Titanic.
Ben Rohrbach
06/28/2013 - 12:49am
Ben Rohrbach
06/24/2013 - 3:26pm
The man who brought Ubuntu to Boston just drove a stake through its heart. In a way, Doc Rivers still epitomizes the philosophy -- "I am what I am because of who we all are" -- since the Celtics shaped him into a coach worthy of an unprotected Clippers first-round draft pick just as much as he molded them on the way to their most recent NBA title.
Ben Rohrbach
06/19/2013 - 1:46pm
In the end, Danny Ainge holds all the cards, and the Clippers folded. After all, that other Los Angeles team is the side in desperate need of the coach with a championship pedigree and the big man who makes anything possible if the Clips ever hope to hoist their first Larry O’Brien trophy.
Ben Rohrbach
04/28/2013 - 7:49pm
Ben Rohrbach
04/16/2013 - 2:03pm
For me, Marathon Monday has always been the day I was born. Now, it’s the day Martin Richard, two others and probably more died. 
Ben Rohrbach
04/01/2013 - 3:42pm
"There's no evidence he's actually any good." -- John Hollinger on Jeff Green, October 2012
Ben Rohrbach
03/19/2013 - 10:17am
Ben Rohrbach
02/28/2013 - 7:17pm
WALTHAM -- When Celtics coach Doc Rivers watched Warriors guard Stephen Curry’s 54-point performance, including all 11 triples against the Knicks on Wednesday night, he rooted for every shot to fall.
Ben Rohrbach
02/27/2013 - 2:06pm
With 25 games remaining, the Celtics are closer to the No. 2 seed than the ninth seed. After their overwhelming underachievement in the first half of the season, the C’s undermanned overachievement for the past 14 games has all but clinched a playoff spot.
Ben Rohrbach
02/20/2013 - 8:53pm
"There aren't a lot of teams that are trying to pursue players of KG and Paul's age, and I just think we value them more than other teams value them." -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, on Feb. 7
Ben Rohrbach
02/05/2013 - 2:52pm
We can debate whether or not the Celtics are better without Rajon Rondo until the sun sets on the careers of Paul Pierce and
Ben Rohrbach
01/30/2013 - 10:52am
In the days since Rajon Rondo's season-ending ACL injury, Celtics coach Doc Rivers hasn't locked his staff in a room, hoping to recreate the wheel, and he hasn't called players into his office, complicating anyone's role.
Ben Rohrbach
01/27/2013 - 11:18pm
After his postgame press conference, upon first learning of Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo’s season-ending ACL injury, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra pulled a reporter aside to ask, “Really?”
Ben Rohrbach
01/25/2013 - 1:49pm
After a fifth straight Celtics loss, his team searching for answers on offense that he hasn't supplied, Jason Terry left swiftly, straight-faced, pushing his way through a sea of reporters waiting to enter the victorious
Ben Rohrbach
01/22/2013 - 2:29pm
Ben Rohrbach
01/15/2013 - 1:16pm
The Celtics got their swagger back. They discovered their identity. However you want to describe it, this is what Danny Ainge had in mind when he built what everybody back in training camp, including coach Doc Rivers, called "the deepest team" of this Celtics era.
Ben Rohrbach
12/17/2012 - 10:32pm
Not 10 seconds after Paul Pierce sat at the podium for his annual Media Day interview, someone told the Celtics captain, “It looks like you’ve lost weight.”


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Patriots LB Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 8-21-14

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It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon LaFell, Darrelle Revis and end of training camp

WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the performances of Brandon LaFell and Darrelle Revis, among others, as Patriots training camp comes to a close.

Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

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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.

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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: Thoughts on MLB Commissioner decision 8-15-14

Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the new commissioner in the MLB, as well as his thoughts on ways to speed up the game

Larry Luchhino on the inductees to the Red Sox Hall of Fame 8-15-14

Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.

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

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

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Another great Jimmy Fund event 8-21-14

The guys opened the show by discussing the great support shown by our listeners supporting the Jimmy Fund.

Tom Brady on the progress of Jimmy Garoppolo 8-18-14

Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Patriots LB Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 8-21-14

With the Pats game on Friday night, MFB does a version of Patriots Friday a day early with Jerod Mayo. He talks about the Carolina Panthers.

Three For All: Bryan Cox

Bryan Cox told his team about ability with the ladies at a young age. The guys talk about white pants, and also... tapeworm!

Curt Schilling reveals the source of his cancer, 8-21-14

Speaking at the WEEI NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon with Dennis and Callahan, Curt Schilling revealed that he had mouth cancer, a form called squamous cell carcinoma. He blames his use of smokeless tobacco and says it is his biggest regret in life. This revelation has sparked debate about whether MLB should ban the use of all tobacco.

Bill Belichick: Every pre…

Bill Belichick: Every pre-season play is an opportunity for a player to show what they can do

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork: Communication makes this defense special

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

Sox send Jackie Bradley JR back to the minors, should Xander Bogearts be next?

Dale and Jackie MacMullan discuss the demotion of JBJ, and whether or not the same path should be followed for Xander Bogearts.

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.

Little League World Serie…

Little League World Series Podcast 8-21-14

Sam Packard and Zach Geld provide a thrilling and dynamic recap of the LLWS so far and prepare you for this weekend's games.

Minor Details Ep. 97: The enormous gap between Triple-A and the big leagues

The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.

LLWS Recap on the Producer's Podcast 8-18-14

Sam Packard and Zach Geld recap the the first four days of the Little League World Series. Mo'Ne Davis dominates and we get you ready for Japan-South Korea and Pennsylvania-Nevada.

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D&C - Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling

Former Pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and World Series Champion Curt Schilling joined the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon to talk about his experiences with cancer. Curt was joined by Dr. Haddad. He revealed that, in February, he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a cancer of the mouth. He attributes his mouth cancer to his use of chewing tobacco throughout his playing career.

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