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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

 
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Christopher Price
03/27/2014 - 7:37pm
While it’s not officially a free agent signing, Thursday’s announcement that Vince Wilfork and the Patriots have agreed to a new deal brings an eventful two-plus weeks to a close for the franchise, and wraps an impressive free-agent period for New England that saw the Patriots address some serious deficiencies.
Christopher Price
03/24/2014 - 11:02pm
ORLANDO -- In the words of Lloyd Christmas, “So you’re telling me there’s a chance.”
Christopher Price
03/20/2014 - 11:36pm
Are the Patriots better now than they were at the start of free agency? As the first wave of this portion of the team-building comes to a close, they've certainly shown improvement -- particularly when it comes to their secondary -- but at the same time, it’s important to remember that the process of crafting the final 2014 roster is far from finished.
Christopher Price
03/12/2014 - 11:53pm
The acquisition of Darrelle Revis gives the Patriots a transformative defensive presence -- a shutdown corner who is capable of singlehandedly changing a game.
Christopher Price
03/11/2014 - 12:27am
When 4 p.m. hits on Tuesday and NFL free agency begins, it’s important to remember the words of John Wooden: Don’t mistake activity for achievement.
Christopher Price
02/21/2014 - 11:48pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- Like worshippers on a religious pilgrimage, young quarterbacks continue to seek out Tom Brady in hopes of finding out the secret to success in the NFL.
Christopher Price
02/19/2014 - 3:11pm
The NFL’s best and the brightest will descend on Indy this weekend in hopes of finding the next great prospect at the annual scouting combine. When it comes to the Patriots and how they navigate the Underwear Olympics, you’ve got questions. Luckily for you, we have answers. WHAT DRILLS SHOULD PATRIOTS FANS PAY ATTENTION TO?
Christopher Price
02/10/2014 - 12:59am
So, what really changed Sunday night? Prior to Sunday, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was thought of as a relatively highly regarded prospect. The reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year, the 6-foot-2, 255-pounder finished the 2013 season with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, and he attained All-America status as a result. Now he has the chance to become the first openly gay player in the NFL and challenge some of the conventional narratives that surround the league.
Christopher Price
02/03/2014 - 1:16am
Jimmy Johnson. Barry Switzer. Pete Carroll? With apologies to Sesame Street, one of these things is not like the other. 
Christopher Price
01/31/2014 - 3:49pm
By the time the Seahawks and Broncos take the field for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday in North Jersey, it will have been two weeks since the Patriots’ last game of the season, so you can pardon local football fans if they’ve checked out mentally over the last 14 days.
Christopher Price
01/29/2014 - 1:55am
This Sunday, Wes Welker has the chance to forge a unique path.
Christopher Price
01/27/2014 - 11:45pm
The Broncos and Seahawks have reached North Jersey this winter with different management styles, but in their roster construction, they certainly offer some teachable tools for the Patriots to consider -- so many, in fact, that an adjustment in New England’s team-building approach could mean that the Patriots could be the ones celebrating amidst the confetti at the end of
Christopher Price
01/25/2014 - 1:48am
It’s always a pleasure to get some additional insight into the game from a scout -- they offer a perspective on life in the NFL that we rarely see. With that in mind, we asked an NFC scout who watched plenty of Patriots’ games this year about some points of emphasis for New England heading into the offseason. Fundamentally, if they were in charge of running things at Gillette Stadium, what direction would you go?
Christopher Price
01/23/2014 - 12:53am
Throughout the offseason, we’ll check in frequently on New England’s free agent class. Here’s the first look at the group of players who were with the Patriots in 2013 but aren’t under contract to the team going forward, as well as a thumbnail sketch about their respective situations and their chances of returning.
Christopher Price
01/20/2014 - 2:41am
DENVER -- Bill Belichick didn’t want to stop talking.
Christopher Price
01/17/2014 - 1:38am
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady healed up pretty quickly from whatever bug was bothering him over the last week or so -- after being listed on Wednesday’s injury report with “right shoulder/illness,” his name disappeared from Thursday’s report completely. 
Christopher Price
01/16/2014 - 5:16pm
FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib, mentor?
Christopher Price
01/14/2014 - 1:36am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have always been known as a team with some level of offensive flexibility, but regardless of what happens in Sunday’s AFC title game against the Broncos, the 2013 team will ultimately be remembered as an offensive chameleon, able to change from week to week with an amazing dexterity.
Christopher Price
01/12/2014 - 6:46am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots didn’t wear their throwbacks uniforms this year, but Saturday night would have been a good time to bust out a vintage New England jersey from 2001, 2003 or 2004.
Christopher Price
01/09/2014 - 6:47pm
FOXBORO -- If you want to know how to make movies, you ask Steven Spielberg. Got a question about making money, call Bill Gates. And if you have a question about toughness, you go to Logan Mankins.
Christopher Price
01/09/2014 - 12:42am
FOXBORO -- This past offseason, Aqib Talib bet on himself. But while he’s had an impressive regular season, he knows that a big playoff performance could mean a big payoff sooner rather than later.
Christopher Price
01/07/2014 - 12:50am
For the last 20 years or so, the formula for a championship offense was simple: elite quarterback, standout skill position players at wide receiver and/or tight end, and singular feature back who was capable of 250 to 300 carries a year to help carry the load on the ground. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Christopher Price
01/02/2014 - 1:17am
FOXBORO -- No team in the AFC will rely more on its rookies to get it through the postseason than the Patriots.
Christopher Price
12/30/2013 - 3:40am
FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib couldn’t stop smiling.  The cornerback, who helped extricate running back LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay this past spring, was standing at his locker Sunday night in the moments after the Patriots beat the Bills, 34-20, to wrap up the second seed in the AFC. On a cold and soggy afternoon, New England put the game on the shoulders of Blount, and he responded with a career-high 189 yards on 24 carries, as well as two touchdowns.
Christopher Price
12/23/2013 - 2:57am
BALTIMORE -- The roar told you everything you needed to know. Early Sunday night, deep within the bowels of M&T Bank Stadium, the Patriots had just vanquished the Ravens by a 41-7 count, and there was some celebrating going on. As the media stood outside the New England locker room, an audible cheer could be heard inside. The hats and T-shirts had been handed out -- the division title had been clinched -- and the questions as to whether or not the Patriots could go on the road and deliver a signature game against a worthy opponent had been answered.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Lo…

It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

Celtics President Danny A…

Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Joe and Dave postgame wit…

Joe and Dave postgame with David Ross 04-17-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox catcher, David Ross, who had the go-ahead RBI tonight as the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a brilliant pitching performance from Jon Lester.

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley - 4-17-14

Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Scott Stella on his buddy…

Scott Stella on his buddy Mark Fucarile 4-18-14

Scott talked about the fantastic E 60 documentary Dream On and how his friend is doing.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Bruins heavy favorites going into first round Series against the Red Wings

Mut and TC discuss how almost every national hockey writer is picking the Bruins to beat Detroit. Will the Bruins be too confident?

Mut and Merloni Previewing Playoff Hockey 4-18-14

Mut and TC preview the Bruins first round match up against Detroit Red Wings

Dale and Holley with DJ B…

Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Title Town Edition - 4-18-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around the most recent runs to championships in Boston, and misnomers like Title Town for Green Bay or Hockey Town for Detroit.

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Jack Edwards previews Red…

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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Ty Law, Patriots legend: On being a finalist for Hall of Fame, 4-17-14

Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

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The Bruins prepare for the Red Wings 4-18-14

The guys opened the show talking about the Detroit Boston matchup.

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Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

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