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About Christopher Price

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
09/27/2013 - 8:50am
Bell cow. Feature back. Lead dog. No matter what you call them, at one time or another over the last 13 years, Antowain Smith, Corey Dillon, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Stevan Ridley all established themselves as the No. 1 running back with the Patriots.
Christopher Price
09/25/2013 - 2:03pm
The Patriots travel to Atlanta Sunday night to face the Falcons, one of the better offenses in the league. Despite their 1-2 mark, Matt Ryan and Atlanta enter the contest ninth in the league in total offense (379 yards per game) and 12th in the league in points per game (23.7 points per game).
Christopher Price
09/24/2013 - 2:36pm
With three games in the books, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of how the 2013 Patriots are coming together -- even without some of the most important faces on the offensive side of the ball. To that end, here are a few numbers that give us a better idea of the identity of this team, and some statistical trends worth watching as they go forward.
Christopher Price
09/23/2013 - 2:03am
FOXBORO -- Kenbrell Thompkins was looking to beat press coverage.
Christopher Price
09/19/2013 - 11:49pm
FOXBORO -- Dismissed for the better part of the last five-plus seasons as a mere sideshow when compared to the Patriots’ high-powered offensive extravaganza, the defense has turned the tables through the early stages of the 2013 regular season and has outplayed an inconsistent offense for most of the first two games. 
Christopher Price
09/19/2013 - 12:05am
FOXBORO -- The return of Rob Gronkowski will mean several things for not just the Patriots passing game, but the offense in general.
Christopher Price
09/17/2013 - 8:59am
Deion Branch isn't walking through that door. Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney aren't walking through that door.
Christopher Price
09/13/2013 - 5:28am
FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins, voice of optimism?
Christopher Price
09/12/2013 - 12:27am
Let’s be honest: Everybody loves sacks.
Christopher Price
09/11/2013 - 12:37am
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady is sticking with Stevan Ridley.
Christopher Price
09/08/2013 - 11:09pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Danny Amendola knows what you think about him. Brittle. Always injured. Will never be as good -- or as durable -- as Wes Welker.
Christopher Price
09/06/2013 - 2:17pm
FOXBORO -- The Buffalo Bills are a blank slate. 
Christopher Price
09/04/2013 - 3:28pm
It’s the start of a new season, and the new year brings fresh challenges for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. In Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Bills in Buffalo, Belichick will be facing someone in Doug Marrone who has zero experience as a head coach in the NFL.
Christopher Price
08/30/2013 - 4:17am
FOXBORO -- Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, the Patriots’ 2013 preseason came to a close. And it was officially time to start thinking about real football again.
Christopher Price
08/28/2013 - 12:45am
FOXBORO -- In the words of Red: “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
Christopher Price
08/25/2013 - 11:33pm
Quite simply, this is a week where a lot of dreams will die.
Christopher Price
08/23/2013 - 2:21am
So, are you a glass-is-half-full individual? If so, you’re encouraged by the sight of rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins coming away with eight catches for 116 yards, as well as the sight of the Patriots No. 1 defense -- without Vince Wilfork -- playing very well when it counted.
Christopher Price
08/19/2013 - 12:44am
Even by Tom Brady’s standards, the quarterback has had a tremendous start to his 2013 preseason.
Christopher Price
08/17/2013 - 4:53am
FOXBORO -- If you were a New England skill position player who wasn’t targeted at least once in Friday night against the Bucs, you should probably be concerned.
Christopher Price
08/14/2013 - 12:47am
  FOXBORO -- It appears that Vince Wilfork has himself a new dance partner.
Christopher Price
08/12/2013 - 12:37am
Zach Sudfeld has given the Patriots a rather pleasant problem.
Christopher Price
08/10/2013 - 1:54am
After an offseason where roughly 8,435,117 stories were written about the impending downfall of the Patriots (and the passing game in particular), quarterback Tom Brady went out Friday night and put the NFL on notice: if you want to write off the New England passing game, well, you’ll do so at your own pe
Christopher Price
08/06/2013 - 12:23am
FOXBORO -- The defining characteristic of the Patriots offense the last two seasons has been its uptempo, no-huddle approach. In 2011 and 2012, the Patriots went no-huddle on 25 percent of their snaps, an astounding total that allowed them to push the pace and keep opposing defenses off guard.
Christopher Price
08/05/2013 - 9:02am
Tom Brady turned 36 Saturday, and while there has been some question as to whether or not the Patriots are putting too much on his shoulders this season with such dramatic turnover at the wide receiver spot, history tells us that no matter the personnel, some of the best quarterbacks in the history of the game have saved
Christopher Price
08/01/2013 - 9:52pm
  FOXBORO -- At the start of the offseason, he was a free agent afterthought.


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Mike Reiss with Dale, Hol…

Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins…

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins Giardi and Bradford to preview the NBA Draft and the future of the Celtics - "They're looking to get a starter this year, a starter in next year's draft and possibly a free agent starter...Kevin Durant is not coming here." ...

Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.

Head Coach Brad Stevens with Dale and Holley

Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

Red Sox Review with Mut, …

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-25-16

Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies

Roger Clemens with Joe and Tim

Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean…

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

D&C - Gerry takes on a Wo…

D&C - Gerry takes on a Worcester lawyer who calls to defend Judge Andrew Mandell's role in the death of an Auburn policeman 5-26-16

The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.

D&C - A TurtleBoySports.com expose raises serious questions about the Massachusetts legal system, Zambrano case 5-26-16

Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano

D&C - Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Was American hero Chris Kyle a liar? 5-26-16

A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?

Cavaliers make the Raptor…

Cavaliers make the Raptors look like "mannequins", 5-26-16

The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.

Ted Olson, Brady's attorney, joins OMF, 5-26-16

Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.

Red Sox to retire Wade Boggs' number, Patriots file brief, 5-26-16

Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.

John Farrell - JBJ is a p…

John Farrell - JBJ is a pro, taking it all in stride

We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.

Patriots go on the offensive against the NFL in their latest court filing

We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Roger Dodger Edition 05-25-16

We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.

Red Sox Review with Mut, …

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-25-16

Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.

5-24-16 Red Sox Review with Mut

Carson Smith needs Tommy John and Jackie Bradley Jr. reaches 28 game hitting streak

Planet Mikey Show Hour 4 5-23-16

Hour 4 of The Planet Mikey Show w/ Christian Arcand.

Enough About Me - Ep. 15:…

Enough About Me - Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

It Is What It Is Cast - Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup QB Jim Miller about Tom Brady & Deflategate 5-25-16

In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.

Teeing Off With Ben and Nick. The Olympics

This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.

Jim Polito hangs up on us…

Jim Polito hangs up on us, 5-24-16

Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.

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Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

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D&C - Lucy bows out of th…

D&C - Lucy bows out of the producer race, Ken and Paul are in (by default)

Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.

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Ted Olson, Brady's attorn…

Ted Olson, Brady's attorney, joins OMF, 5-26-16

Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.

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Turtleboy on Auburn cop k…

Turtleboy on Auburn cop killer case, 5-24-16

Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.

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