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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
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.
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:


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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.

Sox Manager John Farrell …

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

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.

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

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Hillary Clinton wants to change the Redskins mascot 7-30-14

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

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on th…

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

John Farrell with Dale an…

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Making sense of all the trade talk with WEEI.com's Alex Speier

We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.

Waving goodbye to the ol' Lefty? Jon Lester appears headed out of Boston

We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.

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

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

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.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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Jon Lester scratched 7-30…

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

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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?

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How does Tom Brady's lead…

How does Tom Brady's leadership help the Patriots? 7-29-14

John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker

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Have we seen the last of …

Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in a Red Sox uniform?

The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.

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