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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.”

 
COLUMNS
Christopher Price
01/03/2011 - 2:32am
FOXBORO — It’s a regular-season resume that’s every bit as impressive as their predecessors.
Christopher Price
01/01/2011 - 4:32pm
Here are ten things worth keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Patriots-Dolphins game: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
12/30/2010 - 11:32pm
FOXBORO — This weekend, BenJarvus Green-Ellis could become the unlikeliest 1,000-yard running back in the 50-year history of the Patriots.
Christopher Price
12/28/2010 - 8:55pm
Six Patriots were named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster on Tuesday night, as quarterback Tom Brady, offensive lineman Logan Mankins and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork were named starters, while inside linebacker Jerod Mayo, rookie cornerback Devin McCourty and safety Brandon Meriweather got the nod as backups.
Christopher Price
12/27/2010 - 10:59pm
Rest versus rust. It’s an age-old debate that’s been faced by every NFL team that’s locked into a playoff spot before the end of the regular season. Do you give your starters the week off, resting them ostensibly to keep them healthy for the postseason?
Christopher Price
12/27/2010 - 1:10am
The free hat and T-shirt are great.
Christopher Price
12/26/2010 - 1:00am
Here are 10 things worth keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Patriots-Bills game: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
12/23/2010 - 12:52am
FOXBORO — For the Patriots, their Nov. 7 defeat to the Browns in Cleveland has become a cautionary tale — ample evidence that no matter what your record might be and who’s on the opposing sideline, you simply can’t roll out there with a subpar effort and expect to win.
Christopher Price
12/20/2010 - 6:39am
FOXBORO — For a team that had turned in standout performances over the better part of the last month, it was not the Patriots' finest hour.
Christopher Price
12/18/2010 - 8:27pm
Here are ten things worth keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Patriots-Packers game: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
12/17/2010 - 12:49am
FOXBORO — It’s difficult to measure the impact of a single offensive lineman — there are no easy go-to stats. But since Logan Mankins returned to the Patriots last month, there’s an undeniable edge to the New England offensive line, and a large portion of that has been provided by the Pro Bowl left guard.
Christopher Price
12/16/2010 - 12:09am
FOXBORO — The Packers are taking no chances with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Rodgers didn’t practice on Wednesday, probably wouldn’t practice on Thursday and added there was a “slim chance” for him to practice on Friday.
Christopher Price
12/13/2010 - 2:41am
The warning shot went out shortly after the game.
Christopher Price
12/11/2010 - 1:18pm
Here are 10 things worth keeping an eye on in Sunday’s Patriots-Bears game: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
12/10/2010 - 12:43am
FOXBORO — Through 12 games, this year’s Patriots have 18 interceptions. That bodes well for New England: Dating back to the start of the decade, any Patriots team that has finished with at least 19 interceptions has gotten at least as far as the AFC Championship Game, and three of those teams have come away with Super Bowl titles.
Christopher Price
12/08/2010 - 9:38pm
FOXBORO — When free agency rolled around last spring, defensive end Julius Peppers was at the top of just about everyone’s wish list. He had just finished up eight seasons with the Panthers where he had 81 sacks, including 14.5 in 2008.
Christopher Price
12/08/2010 - 12:30am
In a year when the Patriots have needed Tom Brady to be a difference-maker, the quarterback has more than lived up to his responsibilities.
Christopher Price
12/07/2010 - 6:57am
FOXBORO — Simply put, they have now earned the right to put up their own pictures.
Christopher Price
12/05/2010 - 7:55pm
Here are 10 things worth keeping an eye on in Monday’s Patriots-Jets game: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
12/01/2010 - 12:39am
Since 1990, the Patriots have drafted 23 cornerbacks. Some of them are surefire Hall of Famers, like Ty Law. Some of them, like the immortal Chris Canty, are not. (Cue the music.) But none of the corners that have been taken over the last 20 years has had a rookie season like Devin McCourty.
Christopher Price
11/29/2010 - 12:44pm
Danny Woodhead has faced doubt his whole life. Even when he first joined the Patriots, there was some initial skepticism the 5-foot-9, 195-pound running back could be a contributor — when talking about him in interviews, a couple of veterans couldn’t even get his name right, calling him “Goodhead.”
Christopher Price
11/27/2010 - 2:24am
Over the last two months, few teams have changed as much as the Patriots.
Christopher Price
11/26/2010 - 1:30am
Watch Devin McCourty this year, and more and more, you get the feeling you’re getting in on the ground floor of something great. One day, you as a sports fan will be able to brag that you saw him play when the cornerback was a rookie.
Christopher Price
11/23/2010 - 9:56pm
Here are 10 things worth keeping an eye on in Thursday’s Patriots-Lions game: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE FOOTBALL
Christopher Price
11/22/2010 - 3:30am
FOXBORO — The ball was hanging in the air over Gillette Stadium, and it seemed like it was taking an awful long time to come down.


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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.

John Lackey with Joe and …

John Lackey with Joe and Dave after he pitches a great game to beat the Yankees

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start 4-23-14

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Shawn Thornton on the gam…

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox ha…

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox haven't been able to replace Ellsbury, 4-23-14

Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN: Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Dale and Holley's Four at…

Dale and Holley's Four at Four Milestone Editon - 4/23/14

We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley: Pierzynski just needs more familiarity with this pitching staff 4-23-14

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Holy Diver? Bruins win but focus switches to Brad Marchand's instigating tactics 4-23-14

We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.

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

Fantasy Football Off-Seas…

Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

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.

Boston Marathon director …

Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: David Gregory is tanking 4-22-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.

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A great Marathon Monday 4…

A great Marathon Monday 4-22-14

The guys opened the show by discussing yesterday's Boston Marathon and Kirk's run.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

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Patrice Bergeron with Dale & Holley: Expect it to be tight-fought, back and forth all series with the Red Wings

Dale and Michael speak with Patrice Bergeron on the phone from Detroit on Marathon Monday fresh off a Bruins optional skate. Patrice talks about the B's slow start in game one, putting it all together for the team in game two, how the rest of this series might play out, and what this anniversary of the Boston Marathon means to him.

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