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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.

 
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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
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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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.

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Mut and Bradford on the disappointing season for Jackie Bradley, Jr and Xander Bogaerts 9-28-14

Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

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Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, 9-29-14

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

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

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Tim Hasselbeck on tonight's game at Arrowhead.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Saturday Night Live is not funny 9-29-14`

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Over the top Derek Jeter ceremony 9-29-14

The guys opened the show reacting to the over the top celebration of Jeter at Fenway.

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Kendall Gammon, 101 "The Fox", talks KC Chiefs, 9-29-14

Gammon talks about the 1-2 punch of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali going up against the struggling Patriots offensive line. The line will likely have a tough time dealing with the noise at Arrowhead. Gammon also previews what to expect out of guys like Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.

Three For All - Snoop Dogg hates Todd Haley, 9-29-14

Snoop Dogg takes to Instagram to cuss out Todd Haley's play calling. NBC has a awkward bit of programming. Rob Ryan admits he needs to do more, and throw REX in there too!

Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, 9-29-14

DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.

How does a professional a…

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We discuss the Rajon Rondo injury and conspiracy theories, and whether or not his tale about falling in the shower holds any water. Get it? Shower... water? Nevermind.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 9-29-14

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Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Memorable Goodbyes Edition - 9-29-14

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Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

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Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

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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.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Re…

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.

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Tim Hasselbeck on tonight's game at Arrowhead.

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