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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
01/08/2013 - 1:33am
In 2009, Wes Welker was denied one potential career-defining playoff run when he suffered a devastating injury in the regular-season finale against the Texans. Now, with the Patriots set to face Houston in Sunday’s divisional playoffs, the slot receiver has another opportunity to add to his legacy.
Christopher Price
01/07/2013 - 12:50am
Bill Belichick said Sunday that when it comes to preparing for Sunday’s divisional playoff matchup between the Patriots and Texans, you shouldn’t go looking for hints in the regular-season matchup between the two games.
Christopher Price
01/03/2013 - 9:45pm
  It's the postseason. You've got questions -- some very good ones regarding the Ravens, the Broncos and the rest of the AFC. And we've got answers. With a mix of playoff (and offseason) queries about the Patriots and some of their rivals, let's get to it with a postseason mailbag.
Christopher Price
01/03/2013 - 12:39am
The NFL is a quarterback-driven league, and typically, it is the elite quarterbacks (read: not the Mark Sanchezes of the world) who are playing deep in January.
Christopher Price
01/02/2013 - 1:15am
 
Christopher Price
01/01/2013 - 1:55am
With the new year dawning, the Patriots will face some difficult personnel decisions in 2013. Here are the five that are first on their plate:
Christopher Price
12/31/2012 - 1:39am
FOXBORO -- It took 16 regular-season games and 17 weeks of action, but when the clock struck zero on the regular season Sunday night, there was one very clear thing we learned about the AFC: The Patriots and Broncos are the two best teams in the conference.
Christopher Price
12/27/2012 - 11:58pm
It’s the return of Mythbusters. This week, we take a look at five of the myths surrounding the regular-season finale between the Patriots and Dolphins, set for Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
12/27/2012 - 5:30pm
Acquired in a trade from Tampa Bay on Nov.
Christopher Price
12/26/2012 - 1:23pm
With the 2012 regular season set to come to a close this weekend, we decided to take a look at the quarterback situation for all 32 NFL teams, and here’s what we came up with. We ranked the current starting quarterbacks using a series of metrics, including stats, win-loss record, durability, consistency, potential ceiling, contract situation and intangibles.
Christopher Price
12/21/2012 - 7:55am
It’s the return of Mythbusters. This week, we take a look at five of the myths surrounding the Patriots and Jaguars before their Sunday game in Jacksonville: With the Patriots’ passing game, there’s no room in the offense for a 300-carry rusher.
Christopher Price
12/19/2012 - 5:12pm
No group of first-year players since the Patriots’ 2003 rookie class has delivered more of a collective jolt in their first season in the league than New England’s 2012 rookies.
Christopher Price
12/18/2012 - 2:18pm
Tell Ryan Mallett to loosen up his arm, and get Jake Bequette, James Develin and Mike Rivera ready for some serious snaps. If you’re the Patriots, it’s time to do whatever it takes to create an easier postseason path between now and New Orleans -- and that might include losing.
Christopher Price
12/17/2012 - 6:04am
FOXBORO -- If the Patriots and 49ers are the two teams left standing at the end, then we’ll remember Sunday night’s game as a terrific appetizer to what should be an amazing main course of football down the road in New Orleans.
Christopher Price
12/15/2012 - 1:40am
While the Texans offense was defined in many ways by its reliance on play action, the Niners have their offensive wrinkle that Patriots fans should keep an eye out for this week in the pistol. 
Christopher Price
12/13/2012 - 11:59pm
At the age of 31, he’s carved out a career as one of the best big men in the NFL. He’s been to four Pro Bowls, voted a second-team All-Pro twice and been a Super Bowl winner. He’s also been a part of two other teams that have made it all the way to the big game.
Christopher Price
12/13/2012 - 1:23am
The Randy Moss who will face the Patriots Sunday night at Gillette Stadium isn’t the same guy who left New England two-plus years ago.
Christopher Price
12/12/2012 - 3:33pm
The Patriots meet the Niners Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in a game between two of the league’s elite teams. New England comes into the contest at 10-3, and with an eye on securing one of the top two seeds in the AFC playoff picture.
Christopher Price
12/12/2012 - 1:20am
The idea the Patriots’ success this season has been because they’ve been gifted with a softer schedule than the rest of their AFC counterparts is one of the league’s great misconceptions. The truth of the matter is that by just about every metric, New England has faced the sternest test of any of its conference counterparts. 
Christopher Price
12/11/2012 - 5:46am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have a championship defense.
Christopher Price
12/06/2012 - 4:08pm
Each week going forward, we’re going to look at some of the commonly held misconceptions regarding the upcoming Patriots game. This week, we take a look at the five myths surrounding New England’s Monday night matchup with the Texans at Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
12/05/2012 - 4:41pm
Despite the fact that the Texans lead the AFC with an 11-1 record, they’re not without vulnerabilities. With that in mind, here’s a five-point plan for the Patriots to knock off the Texans Monday night at Gillette:
Christopher Price
12/04/2012 - 10:38pm
The Patriots and the Texans will meet Monday night at Gillette Stadium in what some believe will be a preview of the AFC championship game.
Christopher Price
12/04/2012 - 12:36am
Remember when the regular-season showdown between the Patriots and Colts was simply the first act of a two-part miniseries that everyone thought was ultimately going to be settled down the road? CBS cranked up the hype machine, national writers fell back on the default “good vs.


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ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss …

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss with Dale and Holley

We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins Butch Stearns to talk franchise tags and NFL free agency 3-1-15

Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.

Jim Quirk, NFLRA Executive Director, talks with Mut about the NFLRA's statement, 2-18-15

Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement

SB Nation's Paul Flannery…

SB Nation's Paul Flannery joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-19-15

Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline

SI's Chris Mannix with Dale and Holley

We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.

We Love Anthony Davis - Jessica Camerato joins us to talk Marcus Smart

Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford (…

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford (@Bradfo) joins Butch Stearns from sunny Fort Myers on "Picture Day" 3-1-15

The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.

David Ortiz says remove instant replay to increase pace of baseball

David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.

Hot Stove Show 02-26-15

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game

Sunday Skate with WEEI's …

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald - Hour #2 3-1-15

In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald - Hour #1 3-1-15

Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.

Scott Burnside, ESPN, joins DJ Bean and Joey Mac on Sunday Skate 3-1-15

Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.

Tom Curran on the departu…

Tom Curran on the departure of Vince Wilfork 3-5-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Size does matter 3-5-15

All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

Michele McPhee takes us inside the courtroom 3-5-15

McPhee joined Dennis, Callahan and Minihane to give a first hand account of the proceedings inside the courtroom during the trial of the Boston bomber.

Andy Brickley, NESN, talk…

Andy Brickley, NESN, talks about the Bruins trade deadline moves. 3-4-15

Brick joined the show to talk about the couple players that the B's added. He noted that the lack of subtractions means that the front office trusts the core group.

Three For All - Red Sox honor Pete Frates with #3 jerseys, 3-4-15

The Red Sox entire team wore the number 3 to honor Pete Frates. The HS team that was suspended for trying to bring awareness to breast cancer have been allowed to play. Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley are bad at karaoke, but not as bad as Joey and Christian.

Should the Pats focus on Devin McCourty or Brandon Browner? 3-4-15

With the Patriots focusing on CB Darrelle Revis, it's likely that the team will lose safety Devin McCourty or Brandon Browner. Or both.

Jack Edwards: Talbot only…

Jack Edwards: Talbot only a grit guy, will do anything to help the Bruins win

We talk Boston Bruins with NESN's Jack Edwards, our first talk since the NHL trade deadline.

Jerry Thornton's impromptu Patriots Super Bowl DVD review

Jerry discusses the plus and minus' of the Patriots first (of many) Super Bowl DVD's

Marathon bombing trial begins: Defense attorneys open with a confession

Dale and Michael briefly discuss the opening of the Marathon Bombing Trial, and how the 'Free Dhzokar' crowd will have to get a new hobby.

The Rev Girls come in stu…

The Rev Girls come in studio to talk MLS

Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.

Bill "Spaceman" Lee talks Red Sox spring training andCuban baseball players

Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.

Kirk Minihane calls to clear the air with Mikey

Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.

We Love Anthony Davis - A…

We Love Anthony Davis - Adam Himmelsbach from the Boston Globe, 3-4-15

Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.

Wrestlecast 3/03

Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.

College Puckcast – Hockey East opening round preview with Mike McMahon and Northeastern coach Jim Madigan

WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.

Curt Schilling takes on t…

Curt Schilling takes on the Twitter trolls 3-2-15

Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.

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Curt Schilling talks abou…

Curt Schilling talks about taking on the Twitter trolls 3-3-15

Schilling chatted about his decision to fight back against the Twitter trolls that targeted his daughter. Curt talks about what he would like to see happen to the most vicious trolls.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Bill O'Reilly lied 3-3-15

All the latest stories brought you by Kirk Minihane.

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Curt Schilling shines lig…

Curt Schilling shines light on internet trolls and greater societal problem in the process

We discuss Curt Schilling's outing of the internet trolls who thought rape jokes were appropriate to direct at his daughter, and we discuss it with you, on how this isn't just a sports issue, it's a societal issue.

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Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, tal…

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, talks franchise tag & Darrelle Revis, 3-3-15

Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England talks about the Patriots placing the franchise tag on Stephen Gostkowski and what is going on with Darrelle Revis' contract situation

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