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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
11/13/2013 - 5:16pm
It doesn’t have the breathless “will-he-or-won’t-he” drama of Gronk Watch that occupied the first six weeks of the regular season, but the return of running back Shane Vereen -- and the impact he can have on the Patriots offense -- is just as important to the success of New England over the second half of the season as the return of
Christopher Price
11/13/2013 - 1:24am
FOXBORO -- Say what you will about the 2013 Patriots -- they certainly haven’t been boring.
Christopher Price
11/07/2013 - 12:40pm
With nine games in the books, the Patriots will have the weekend off as they head into their bye week. Considering the offseason changes and the early season injuries, the 7-2 record is a sign they have outperformed some of the expectations that were placed on them at the start of the year.
Christopher Price
11/06/2013 - 1:42am
FOXBORO -- There’s no way of really knowing, but you get the distinct impression that if they ever crossed paths, Matthew Slater and Richie Incognito wouldn’t exactly see eye to eye.
Christopher Price
11/04/2013 - 6:32pm
The Patriots offense put together an offensive explosion Sunday against the Steelers, the likes of which haven't been seen at Gillette Stadium for many years. The 55 points marked the most ever given up by the Steelers, Tom Brady's 432 passing yards represented the third-highest output for his career, and it was the first time the Patriots ever had three pass catchers top 100 yards in one game.
Christopher Price
11/04/2013 - 3:41am
FOXBORO -- The days become shorter, the temperature starts to drop, and the game starts to change. Football in November and December changes dramatically -- the intensity starts to ramp up, and the sense of urgency begins to increase.
Christopher Price
11/01/2013 - 12:12am
FOXBORO -- Rob Ninkovich is many things to many people: Jets-killer. Under-the-radar playmaker.
Christopher Price
10/30/2013 - 6:05pm
FOXBORO -- Devin McCourty could be on the verge of making history.
Christopher Price
10/27/2013 - 11:22pm
FOXBORO -- Good things happen when the Patriots run the football.
Christopher Price
10/25/2013 - 1:13am
The issues the Patriots passing game had in 2006 led to the eventual acquisition of Randy Moss and Wes Welker and the complete overhaul of the offense. Will the early struggles of the passing game in 2013 lead to a similar makeover?
Christopher Price
10/23/2013 - 12:18am
The Patriots’ third-quarter offensive struggles are so bad, they make the Buccaneers feel better about themselves.
Christopher Price
10/21/2013 - 3:23am
EAST RUTHERFORD -- The pass was flipped into the air by Tom Brady, a floater headed in the direction of Rob Gronkowski.
Christopher Price
10/17/2013 - 10:58am
FOXBORO -- For the Patriots, the challenges keep on coming.
Christopher Price
10/14/2013 - 5:22pm
FOXBORO -- Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce are done with school, but there’s still plenty of classwork to worry about. They’re enrolled in NFL Offense 101, taught by Professor Tom Brady. Classes meet every Tuesday at Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
10/14/2013 - 2:32am
FOXBORO -- It has been a trying season for Tom Brady.
Christopher Price
10/11/2013 - 11:47pm
FOXBORO -- For the Patriots, decision day is looming when it comes to Brandon Spikes. The linebacker, who is in the fourth and final year of his contract, has evolved into one of the best run-stopping linebackers in the league, and his value to the team figures to increase over the course of the 2013 season as New England tries to put together a run defense without defensive lineman Vince Wilfork.
Christopher Price
10/10/2013 - 3:40pm
FOXBORO -- If it’s not one Ryan, it’s the other. While Rex gets more than his share of headlines in New England, brother Rob -- a linebackers coach for the Patriots from 2000 through 2003 who now is the defensive coordinator for the unbeaten Saints -- also has made life difficult for Tom Brady and the Patriots offense in the past.
Christopher Price
10/09/2013 - 8:44pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots return to Foxboro to meet the Saints Sunday afternoon, a game that presents a serious challenge to a New England team looking to get back on track after suffering its first loss of the season.
Christopher Price
10/07/2013 - 11:13pm
FOXBORO -- It’s an autumn tradition in New England, like fall foliage or a moving truck getting stuck on Storrow Drive on Sept. 1: No matter how talented the Patriots might appear on paper, they inevitably suffer some sort of letdown over the first half of the season, usually to an opponent who is sitting and watching New England in the playoffs come January.
Christopher Price
10/07/2013 - 12:16am
Hey, Tom Brady: What did we learn on Sunday?
Christopher Price
10/04/2013 - 12:53am
FOXBORO -- In four short days, Aqib Talib has gone from cornerback to Internet meme.
Christopher Price
10/02/2013 - 11:59pm
It's hard to imagine a team that keeps the same coach, offensive coordinator and quarterback in place could change its offense so dramatically from one season to the next, but the 2013 Patriots are about as far removed as they could be offensively from what they did last year.
Christopher Price
09/30/2013 - 4:36am
If the 2013 Patriots do turn out to be a championship team, we can look back on the Sept. 29 game against the Falcons in the Georgia Dome as the night where they took a sizable step forward. 
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). It's the first major test of the season for New England, which begins a three-game stretch against Atlanta, Cincinnati and New Orleans, three teams who enter this weekend's action with a combined record of 6-3.


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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 th…

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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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

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