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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
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.
Christopher Price
11/19/2010 - 1:54am
FOXBORO — The game of pro football changes in mid-November. Around Thanksgiving in the NFL, there’s a sudden sense of urgency that permeates the action on a weekly basis, an energy that wasn’t there through the first two months of the season. The games get bigger, the stakes get higher and the game of separation begins in earnest.
Christopher Price
11/18/2010 - 12:53am
FOXBORO — Coaches, players and executives have come and gone, but since 2000, the two constants to the Patriots-Colts rivalry have been Patriots coach Bill Belichick and Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning.
Christopher Price
11/15/2010 - 5:56am
PITTSBURGH — You heard him before you saw him.
Christopher Price
11/13/2010 - 3:31pm
Here are 10 things to watch for in Sunday night’s Patriots-Steelers game:
Christopher Price
11/12/2010 - 2:17am
FOXBORO — It has been the most eventful year of Wes Welker’s professional life.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Gr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

Peter King of MMQB with Dale and Holley

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

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.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

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

Rob Bradford on the lates…

Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Joe Torre forgets The Boss 7-28-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

Three For All: Easy College Classes 7-28-14

The guys discuss their easiest college classes.

With Revis and Browner, should the Patriots Defense be more aggressive? 7-28-14

After comments by Nick Caserio, the guys discuss if the Patriots should adjust their defensive approach after the additions of Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis

Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Red Sox Mistakes - 7-28-14

We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

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.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 wi…

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Ian Browne reflects on 10th anniversary of Red Sox-Yankees brawl

A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.

Kirk Minihane on what mot…

Kirk Minihane on what motivates the media 7-25-14

Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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Rob Bradford on the lates…

Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

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Minor Details Ep. 94.2 wi…

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

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David Ortiz offends the R…

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

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Gronk being Gronk: Althou…

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

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