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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
07/30/2012 - 9:52am
FOXBORO -- Stevan Ridley knows what’s going on, so when you ask him how badly he wants to be the Patriots’ No. 1 running back, he smiles. “Oh, man -- I think that’s every little kid’s dream, you know what I mean? I’m going to say pretty bad,” he said after practice on Sunday.
Christopher Price
07/29/2012 - 12:51am
FOXBORO -- Good news for Patriots fans: Even after three days of training camp, it’s easy to see that once you get beyond the number, there’s no comparison between Brandon Lloyd and Chad Ochocinco.
Christopher Price
07/27/2012 - 11:54pm
FOXBORO -- When it comes to rookie linebacker Dont’a Hightower, there’s the temptation to throw as much at him as quickly as possible.
Christopher Price
07/27/2012 - 1:14am
FOXBORO -- With apologies to George Costanza, the last few months have been the Summer of Gronk.
Christopher Price
07/20/2012 - 1:02am
It wasn’t a great day for the Patriots’ rookie class.
Christopher Price
06/28/2012 - 12:21am
No former Patriot-turned-analyst has been more inclined to put his old team on blast than Rodney Harrison.
Christopher Price
06/24/2012 - 3:15pm
For a team that went 13-3 and made a fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons, the Patriots will enter training camp in 2012 with a surprising number of options at several positions.
Christopher Price
06/19/2012 - 11:58pm
Last week, we presented 10 things we learned about the Patriots this spring. Consider this -- an absurdly early look at what the 53-man roster might looks like -- a companion piece is based on notes from the spring sessions.
Christopher Price
06/18/2012 - 12:03am
With the spring sessions now complete, a clearer picture of the 2012 Patriots is starting to materialize. With that in mind, here are 10 things we learned about the Patriots over the last month, a stretch that has included rookie minicamp, organized team activities and mandatory, full-squad minicamp.
Christopher Price
06/13/2012 - 11:44pm
FOXBORO -- Since he took over as the starting quarterback for the Patriots in 2001, Tom Brady has thrown passes to more than a hundred different wide receivers.
Christopher Price
06/05/2012 - 12:34am
One of our favorite exercises last season was our regular series with NFL scouts where we would get their take on the Patriots.
Christopher Price
05/29/2012 - 12:02am
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick will head into the 2012 season with the most schematically diverse secondary of his coaching career.
Christopher Price
05/24/2012 - 5:13pm
FOXBORO -- In his nearly six minutes with the media on Thursday afternoon, new Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd was pleasant and engaging, opening up on a number of topics involving his new team, his past connection with offensive coordinator
Christopher Price
05/23/2012 - 2:18pm
We are just past the midway point of the NFL offseason, and with the major team-building events (the draft, free agency) already come and gone, the Patriots still have questions to deal with between now and the start of the 2012 regular season.
Christopher Price
05/20/2012 - 12:39am
PEABODY -- And on the fifth day, Wes Welker returned to square one.
Christopher Price
05/07/2012 - 11:15pm
FOXBORO -- Cross another one off the list.
Christopher Price
05/06/2012 - 11:35pm
If you’re a left tackle, the more anonymous you are, the better. If you’re doing your job, you never want anyone to say anything. Usually, the only time a left tackle's name is mentioned is when he gets his quarterback demolished. Like a baseball umpire, if no one mentions your name, you’re probably doing your job correctly.
Christopher Price
05/06/2012 - 4:08pm
The Patriots have a history of looking past the combine and going after some unheralded college talent.
Christopher Price
05/02/2012 - 12:11am
How valuable was Nate Ebner when he was a collegian at Ohio State? Paul Haynes is going to bottom-line it for you, Patriots fans.
Christopher Price
04/29/2012 - 11:50pm
With the 2012 NFL draft in the books, here’s a look at all seven of the Patriots’ picks, as well as some comparable skill sets and how they might be utilized as rookies. Chandler Jones Measurables: 6-foot-5, 265 pounds
Christopher Price
04/28/2012 - 12:27am
FOXBORO -- When it comes to versatility, the phrase around Gillette Stadium is, “The more you can do, the more you can do for us.” To that end, while the Patriots have spent the first two days of the 2012 draft aggressively going after defense, they’ve also placed a premium on
Christopher Price
04/27/2012 - 1:10am
FOXBORO -- In a year that featured more first-round trades than any draft in NFL history, Bill Belichick and the Patriots certainly did their part on Thursday night, moving up twice and picking up a pair of defenders in
Christopher Price
04/25/2012 - 11:57pm
As they say around Foxboro, the hay is in the barn.
Christopher Price
04/25/2012 - 12:02am
While coaches will tell you the status of every member of their current roster dictates their approach in the NFL draft, no player will have a greater impact on how the Patriots operate this week than defensive back Devin McCou
Christopher Price
04/23/2012 - 11:46pm
While some of the branches have been pruned from the Bill Belichick coaching tree the last few seasons, there’s still a sizable collection of former assistants and other comrades at the college level who the Patriots’ coach has leaned on for advice throughout the pre-draft process.


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NFL Sunday - Hour 2 - Arc…

NFL Sunday - Hour 2 - Arcand and Price discuss Tom Brady and the QB situation and if the Patriots should take a look at new free agent RB Karlos Williams -- 8-21-16

Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.

NFL Sunday - Hour 1 - Arcand and Price discuss the second preseason game against the Bears -- 8-21-16

Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.

Dale, Holley, and Thornton with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, 8-15-16

We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

Aly Raisman joins the bro…

Aly Raisman joins the broadcast

Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.

Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1

8-22-16 Red Sox Review w/ Christian Arcand

David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.

ESPN hockey writer Joe Mc…

ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

K&C - Tom Brady's suspens…

K&C - Tom Brady's suspension drawing near 8-31-16

Kirk and Callahan start the 9am discussing the soon-to-come Tom Brady four game suspension and what will happen during that stretch for TB12 and the Pats. The guys then dig back into the Kaepernick discussion in this 9am hour podcast.

Kirk & Callahan's 'Headlines' - Anthony Weiner's chick magnet 8-31-16

Kirk Minihane reads the Wednesday news & gossip headlines, much to the chagrin of the auditioning Gary Tanguay who had prepared to take the lead.

Kirk and Callahan with Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo 8-31-16

Kirk, Gerry and Gary Tanguay welcome Pats QB Jimmy G to the program, and then discuss the Pats' QB situation in this upload of the entire 8am hour of Wednesday's show.

Dont'a Hightower talks wi…

Dont'a Hightower talks with OMF about stepping up as a defensive leader 8-31-16

Dont'a Hightower calls in to talk to Lou and Christian about stepping up in the Patriots locker room, how his new locker means he's following the footsteps of some big names, and how the Patriots defense is shaping up heading into the season.

LaGarrette Blount talks with OMF about the end of preseason 8-31-16

LaGarrette Blount calls in to talk to Lou and Christian about the end of the preseason, what the locker room is like during these cut-periods, and the overall feel of the Patriots offense heading into the season.

Angry Lou erupts at the setup of the Red Sox bullpen 8-31-16

Angry Lou is back, and he's pissed off at how John Farrell has set up his bullpen. Who pitches the 8th? What's everyone's role? No one knows!

What is Barkevious Mingo'…

What is Barkevious Mingo's role on this Patriots defense?

We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.

Where are these 'Brady is being a baby' hot takes coming from?

We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Pats and Panthers History 08-26-16

In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

Ep: 28 - Chris Curtis

Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.

Ep. 27: Gary Tanguay

Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.

Back To School - Football…

Back To School - Football is finally back!

College football is back, so Anthony and Austin talk about what they're looking forward to as the season starts up. Also, they ask a very, very important question -- is the Alabama dynasty finally dead?

The Fantasy Football Podcast, Week 3 of the Pre-Season, August 26th Edition:

The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!

SoccerCast - David Amoyal

We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.

D&C – Tom Brady, New En…

D&C – Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady calls in to join John, Gerry and Kirk during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon and talks to Liz and Kristen Hoenshell. Help #KCANCER. Call 877-738-1234 to donate now!

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Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

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D&C - Brady vs. Jimmy G P…

D&C - Brady vs. Jimmy G PT in Preseason Game 3 8-26-16

The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.

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D&C - Liz Hoenshell, moth…

D&C - Liz Hoenshell, mother of Kristen, rhabdomyosarcoma. In March, Liz's husband, Frank died of cancer at the age of 47. Including a call from Tom Brady

Liz and Kristen are surprised by Tom Brady, who calls in to help #KCANCER. Liz Hoenshell (Littleton) and her family appeared on WEEI in 2008 and 2009. Her daughter Kristen was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma when she was 9-months old. It is a soft tissue cancer, which in her case, was located in the eye. She underwent immediate surgery and had to follow it with 43 weeks of chemotherapy and 7 weeks of radiation. She finished her treatments in March 2009 and has been in remission as of March 2010. Francis “Frank” Hoenshell, 47, of Littleton died at his home in March 2016. He battled bile duct cancer. Liz also lost both parents to cancer. Liz and Frank's children are Cathryn (13), Hannah (11), Kristen (8) and Thomas (6).

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OMF - Mike Mottola, 27, B…

OMF - Mike Mottola, 27, B-cell lymphoma, with Dr. Ann LaCasce, director, Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare Hematology-Medical Oncology

Mike (Methuen) was diagnosed in October 2014 after having severe back pain during a golf tournament. He began treatment at another hospital until February 2015. He then was in remission, but before long it was clear he was having some complications. By July his cancer was back and he started treatment at Dana-Farber, and began a new chemotherapy regimen. By mid-July he was in a coma because of a bad reaction to the chemotherapy and when he woke up he could not move his right arm or left leg and as a result he couldn't walk. Mike rehabbed and at the end of August was finally able to head home. He spent every couple weeks in the hospital for more chemo and spent the time in between doing more physical therapy. Early December, Mike was moving around and he started the stem cell transplant process. He spent his birthday, Christmas and New Years and TWO fantasy football championships in the hospital and by early January was allowed to go home. He spent the next few months recovering under his parents’ watchful eye. All he ate for 2 months was frozen pizza and chicken fingers. He began a clinical trial in February this year, forgoing a 2nd stem cell transplant and instead opting to spend his summer golfing, hanging with friends and family, and getting healthy. After treatment he is still a 4 handicap and had a hole in 1 on May 28. Dr. LaCasce treats patients in Dana-Farber's adult lymphoma program. Lymphomas are blood cancers. Dr. LaCasce can speak about the clinical advances made in treating lymphoma over the past 10+ years.

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