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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
09/05/2011 - 12:09am
The Patriots made it official on Sunday, announcing the acquisition of veteran offensive lineman Brian Waters. The 34-year-old guard, a five-time Pro Bowler, is a 6-foot-3, 320-pounder who was cut loose late last month by the Chiefs after 11 seasons in Kansas City.
Christopher Price
09/03/2011 - 10:13pm
The Patriots settled on their final 53 on Saturday, sticking with 23 offensive players, 27 defensive players and three special teamers. However, it’s almost a guarantee this list of 53 will not be the same roster they roll out for the season opener against the Dolphins in Miami on Sept. 12.
Christopher Price
09/02/2011 - 4:34am
FOXBORO — The NFL opened training camps five weeks ago with an breathless flurry of activity.
Christopher Price
09/01/2011 - 12:24am
When it comes to the Patriots, Jon Gruden has no doubt: The ESPN analyst believes that when it comes to the AFC, it begins with New England.
Christopher Price
08/31/2011 - 9:06pm
Most years, the preseason finale is the exclusive domain of the backups, the second- and third-teamers who are getting one last shot at a spot on the 53-man roster. In the wake of last week’s preseason loss to the Lions, some of the starters are expected to play Thursday night against the Giants.
Christopher Price
08/31/2011 - 1:35am
FOXBORO — You want to beat the Patriots? Beat up Tom Brady.
Christopher Price
08/28/2011 - 11:24pm
If it’s Monday, it must be time for another edition of roster reset. This is the third shot at predicting who will make the Patriots’ 53-man roster.
Christopher Price
08/28/2011 - 3:36am
In the third preseason game of 2010, the Patriots had plenty of issues: New England struggled defensively against a young Rams’ team that was coming off a sub-.500 season the year before, thanks in large part to an impressive performance by young quarterback Sam Bradford.
Christopher Price
08/26/2011 - 11:14pm
And so, here we are. The third game of the preseason is the dress rehearsal. It’s historically the final chance for the starters to show they’re ready for the regular season before the season opener.
Christopher Price
08/25/2011 - 8:54pm
FOXBORO — For all the talk about the Patriots’ renewed commitment to an aggressive pass rush this season, arguably their best and most consistent pass rusher over the last two seasons hasn’t seen action in New England’s first two preseason games.
Christopher Price
08/24/2011 - 9:49pm
FOXBORO — Everyone wants stability. Everyone is striving for permanence.
Christopher Price
08/24/2011 - 12:31am
FOXBORO — It’s not easy being the new kid on the block, especially when you're a wide receiver trying to learn the Patriots’ offense.
Christopher Price
08/23/2011 - 12:09am
FOXBORO — It’s a different defense this season.
Christopher Price
08/22/2011 - 7:08pm
FOXBORO — Even though the calendar says August, the Patriots are starting to move into regular-season mode.
Christopher Price
08/21/2011 - 10:57pm
Here’s a second guess at what the Patriots’ 53-man roster will look like when they take the field three weeks from Monday for their regular-season opener against the Dolphins. There are a few changes from our first roster rundown, including at running back, tight end and on the defensive line.
Christopher Price
08/21/2011 - 11:39am
FOXBORO — Kyle Love’s game prep isn’t complete until he gets a text from his father. The son of a former Army officer, the words of wisdom are the jolt that the defensive tackle needs to get his head into the game. “Something to get me excited, some kind of words of encouragement,” Love said when asked what his Dad tells him.
Christopher Price
08/19/2011 - 2:44am
It had been a long time since Tom Brady had seen real action on a football field.
Christopher Price
08/17/2011 - 8:18pm
FOXBORO — The second NFL preseason game is usually the toughest one to call. There isn’t the getting-to-know-you process that comes with the  opener, and it still doesn’t have the intensity of the third preseason game.
Christopher Price
08/16/2011 - 11:17pm
FOXBORO — No team takes big bodies and turns them into NFL-ready offensive linemen like the Patriots.
Christopher Price
08/16/2011 - 12:15am
FOXBORO — For the Patriots, this training camp has been all about big names: Ochocinco! Albert! Mankins! Brady!
Christopher Price
08/14/2011 - 7:38pm
Four weeks from Monday, the 2011 Patriots will meet the Dolphins in Miami in the regular-season opener. With the understanding that things could change dramatically between now and then, after two-plus weeks of training camp and a preseason game against Jacksonville, here’s our best guess as to what the 53-man roster is going to look like against the Dolphins:
Christopher Price
08/12/2011 - 3:24am
FOXBORO — He stands in the longest shadow in the NFL, but every preseason, Brian Hoyer continues to remind people why he could be one of the most underrated players on the New England roster.
Christopher Price
08/11/2011 - 12:28am
FOXBORO — Football has returned.
Christopher Price
08/10/2011 - 1:00am
FOXBORO — Since he arrived in New England via a trade with Cincinnati on July 28, there have been two distinctly different Chad Ochocincos.
Christopher Price
08/09/2011 - 1:03am
FOXBORO — The Patriots ended the 2010 season with just eight healthy defensive linemen. Now, they have almost three times that many in training camp.


Audio On Demand

Tedy Bruschi with Dale an…

Tedy Bruschi with Dale and Holley

We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince after the Patriots secured their first win of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.

Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We check in with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday for his thoughts on the Patriots win over Minnesota, and what the Pats will face in the home-opener against the Raiders. Bill also declined to comment on the 'league-matters' including the Adrian Peterson case.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

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.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Xander Bogaerts with Joe …

Xander Bogaerts with Joe & Dave after the last game of the series in Kansas City

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: The Red Sox need another bat. 9-12-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Red Sox offseason, Dustin Pedroia's injury, and Giancarlo Stanton

Will Middlebrooks Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Dave talk with Will Middlebrooks after he helps the Red Sox get back into the win column earning the victory over the Kansas City Royals.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

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

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

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

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

D&C Breaking Balls- Episo…

D&C Breaking Balls- Episode 1

John, Gerry and Kirk's first ever post show podcast. Enjoy.

Tom Brady on the week two win 9-15-14

Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the week two win.

Tim Hasselbeck on Adrian Peterson 9-15-14

Tim Hasselbeck on week two in the NFL and the Adrian Peterson mess.

BC Eagles Head Football C…

BC Eagles Head Football Coach Steve Addazio joins MFB, 9-15-14

After Saturday nights big win at home against USC, Coach Addazio joined the show to discuss how BC imposed their will on their will on USC, and how important it is for the region to care about college football.

Three For All - Kanye West is an idiot, 9-15-14

At a concert this weekend, Kanye West ordered that the whole crowd stand up, and that the show would not continue until EVERYBODY was standing. He didn't realize the venue was wheelchair accessible, and that he was yelling at 2 disabled fans. Also Christian and Joey set the table for a karaoke showdown.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman joins MFB, 9-15-14

Julian Edelman had 6 catches and a TD to help the Pats even their record at 1-1. He spoke with Lou, Christian, and Tim to talk about Chandler Jones' lightning speed on the FG block return.

Bill Belichick: Couldn't …

Bill Belichick: Couldn't get 200 wins without many great players along the way

We check in with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday for his thoughts on the Patriots win over Minnesota, and what the Pats will face in the home-opener against the Raiders. Bill also declined to comment on the 'league-matters' including the Adrian Peterson case.

Vince Wilfork: Back on the Right Track, but it wasn’t perfect

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday after win one of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.

Vikings waste no time in reinstating Adrian Peterson for Week 3

An impassioned Dale Arnold and Michael Holley discuss the child abuse case of Adrian Peterson, and how the Vikings wasted little time in reinstating him to active duty after sitting him for one week vs the Patriots.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

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.

D&C Breaking Balls- Episo…

D&C Breaking Balls- Episode 1

John, Gerry and Kirk's first ever post show podcast. Enjoy.

Minor Details Ep. 100: A minor centennial with Rob Bradford, Mike Hazen and Jim Callis

The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.

The Bradfo Show: Everything you need to know about Dustin Pedroia's surgery

Rob Bradford is joined by Dr. Evan Schumer of Newton Wellesley Orthopaediac Associates to discuss exactly what kind of surgery was performed on Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the recovery time that accompanies such a procedure and why the operation might be just what the doctored ordered.

Tom Brady on the week two…

Tom Brady on the week two win 9-15-14

Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the week two win.

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Tim Hasselbeck on Adrian …

Tim Hasselbeck on Adrian Peterson 9-15-14

Tim Hasselbeck on week two in the NFL and the Adrian Peterson mess.

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The Patriots win big in M…

The Patriots win big in Minnesota to improve to 1-1, 9-15-14

The Pats looked much better than they did against Miami. Chandler Jones had a huge game with a blocked FG that he returned for a TD. But how much of this victory was a result of how BAD Matt Cassel played, or the fact that Adrian Peterson was inactive?

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D&C Breaking Balls- Episo…

D&C Breaking Balls- Episode 1

John, Gerry and Kirk's first ever post show podcast. Enjoy.

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Patriots WR Julian Edelma…

Patriots WR Julian Edelman joins MFB, 9-15-14

Julian Edelman had 6 catches and a TD to help the Pats even their record at 1-1. He spoke with Lou, Christian, and Tim to talk about Chandler Jones' lightning speed on the FG block return.

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