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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
12/14/2011 - 12:51am
Traditionally, the Patriots have always been pretty good when it comes to staying on message. From coach Bill Belichick on down, they’ll hammer home a couple of consistent points every week.
Christopher Price
12/13/2011 - 1:03am
On Sunday night, hours after the Patriots allowed another 250-plus yard passing performance from a quarterback (the 11th time this season an opposing quarterback threw for at least 250 yards on New England), former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison called out the New England secondary.
Christopher Price
12/12/2011 - 2:02am
Throughout September and October, various members of the Patriots defense would talk optimistically about the progress they were making as a unit, the fact that they were coming together and starting to jell.
Christopher Price
12/10/2011 - 3:09pm
Here are 10 matchups we’ll be looking for in Sunday’s Patriots-Redskins game:
Christopher Price
12/09/2011 - 2:03am
FOXBORO -- For an NFL team, choosing between Clay Matthews or Rob Gronkowski might be the ultimate win-win scenario.
Christopher Price
12/07/2011 - 11:48pm
FOXBORO -- With three-quarters of the regular-season in the books, there’s little debate as to who the most impactful Patriots’ rookie of 2011 has been: offensive lineman Nate Solder wins the honor almost by default.
Christopher Price
12/07/2011 - 4:15pm
FOXBORO -- Call it the Curse of Jabar Gaffney.
Christopher Price
12/07/2011 - 12:47am
In New England, it’s as dependable as Sagamore Bridge traffic on a Friday afternoon in the summer or corruption on Beacon Hill: If the Patriots are in the red zone and quarterback Tom Brady looks for tight end
Christopher Price
12/06/2011 - 12:49am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots' regular-season journey through the NFC East comes to an end this Sunday when they travel to face the Redskins.
Christopher Price
12/05/2011 - 2:21am
FOXBORO -- Brian Waters is smart. He’s also been around the league for a few years. So even though he’s only been in New England since the summer, when Sunday’s game between the Patriots and the Colts ended, he knew what his team was in for.
Christopher Price
12/03/2011 - 2:37am
Here are the 10 matchups we’ll be looking for in Sunday’s Patriots-Colts game at Gillette Stadium: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
11/30/2011 - 9:46pm
FOXBORO -- There are two ways you can look at the improved statistics for the Patriots’ defense. One, since the ugly loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Oct. 30, the group has started to come together as a collective unit. Since that defeat, the numbers have improved in several defensive areas, and continue to trend in a positive direction.
Christopher Price
11/30/2011 - 12:44am
Julian Edelman’s recent two-way ability sparked a lot of conversation about how the Patriots occasionally utilize players at unique positions.
Christopher Price
11/29/2011 - 1:32am
FOXBORO -- Here come the Colts. The 0-11 Indianapolis Colts.
Christopher Price
11/28/2011 - 3:25am
You can’t fake the relationship between Tom Brady and Deion Branch.
Christopher Price
11/26/2011 - 1:32pm
Here are 10 matchups we’ll be looking for in Sunday’s Patriots-Eagles game in Philadelphia: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
11/25/2011 - 1:53am
FOXBORO -- Andre Carter has seen firsthand the sort of damage Michael Vick can do.
Christopher Price
11/22/2011 - 10:37pm
It won’t be the matchup of the superpowers that some envisioned when the season began, but Sunday’s game between the Patriots and Eagles should be one of the most compelling matchups of the week.
Christopher Price
11/22/2011 - 7:10am
FOXBORO -- Now, there should be no doubt. No more talk of Jason Witten or Antonio Gates or Dallas Clark.
Christopher Price
11/19/2011 - 3:28pm
Here are 10 matchups we’ll be looking for in Monday night’s Patriots-Chiefs game at Gillette Stadium: WHEN THE PATRIOTS HAVE THE BALL
Christopher Price
11/18/2011 - 1:11am
FOXBORO -- If the Patriots are going to lean on the no-huddle offense Monday night against the Chiefs as much as they have over the course of the first nine games of the season, they’ll meet a Kansas City defense that has almost no experience when it comes to facing a no-huddle this season.
Christopher Price
11/16/2011 - 1:52am
In a curious scheduling quirk, Monday night’s game against the Chiefs at Gillette Stadium will mark just the second time in six years (and the first time since the season opener in 2008) that the Patriots will face Kansas City.
Christopher Price
11/15/2011 - 10:50pm
The performance of tight end Rob Gronkowski over the last year-plus has been nothing short of impressive.
Christopher Price
11/15/2011 - 1:47am
Early Monday morning, Jets coach Rex Ryan was asked about New York’s chances of winning the division. He sounded like a beaten man.
Christopher Price
11/14/2011 - 6:23am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The screaming was long and loud and steady.


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Mike Reiss with Dale, Hol…

Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins…

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins Giardi and Bradford to preview the NBA Draft and the future of the Celtics - "They're looking to get a starter this year, a starter in next year's draft and possibly a free agent starter...Kevin Durant is not coming here." ...

Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.

Head Coach Brad Stevens with Dale and Holley

Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

Mookie Betts Player of th…

Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder and home run machine, Mookie Betts, after Mookie's three home run game propels the Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 6-2.

Red Sox Review with Danny Picard, 5-30-16

Danny recaps the Red Sox 7-2 win over the Orioles

Red Sox Review with Danny Picard, 5-29-16

Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean…

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.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

D&C - Is Xander Bogaerts …

D&C - Is Xander Bogaerts baseball's best hitter? 5-31-16

John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox win over Baltimore on Memorial Day Monday and the team's surge to a two game lead in the AL East

D&C - ESPN's Howard Bryant chilled by patriotism at ballparks

Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?

D&C - Harambe the gorilla, citizen of Cincinnati, killed 5-31-16

John, Gerry and Kirk discuss the killing of Harambe the gorilla to save a four-year old boy. Was there another option besides shooting? Should the boy's parents be held accountable?

Eduardo Rodriguez starts …

Eduardo Rodriguez starts for the first time in 2016 5-31-16

ERod is back on the mound for the Sox tonight, and the guys break down what the expectations should be for the young pitcher's first major league start after his injury.

Ordway, Merloni and Fauria give their NBA finals predictions 5-31-16

The guys talk about Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, and also give you their thoughts on the upcoming NBA Finals rematch between the Warriors and the Cavs.

Howard Bryant is upset with sports teams honoring veterans and police 5-31-16

ESPN's Howard Bryant is release a feature story about sports teams honoring the military and police at their games and he thinks those ceremonies do not belong in sports. Glenn, Lou and Christian go at Bryant and talk about why he's wrong.

JBJ out on 3-day paternit…

JBJ out on 3-day paternity leave... and a debate broke out

We discuss Jackie Bradley's leave of absence to be with his wife for the birth of his first child, and that drums up the old caveman debate about whether men should miss work while their wives give birth.

Can the bullpen help Clay Buchholz get himself right?

We discuss the frustration of Clay Buchholz in moving to the pen, and whether or not this is the right move not only for him but for the Sox as a whole.

Choklahoma City? Epic comeback or epic collapse in the NBA Western Finals?

We discuss the ending of the Western Conference finals, and also look ahead to KD's plans and the NBA Finals match-up.

Red Sox Review with Danny…

Red Sox Review with Danny Picard, 5-29-16

Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-26-16

Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-25-16

Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.

Unsportsmanlike Podcast -…

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Graig Murphy 2

Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.

SoccerCast - Champions League Final Preview

Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.

Enough About Me - Ep. 16: Pete Sheppard

The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

D&C w/ Mut, Butch & Meter…

D&C w/ Mut, Butch & Meter - Do Kevin Durant's struggles in Games 5 & 6 change your opinion of him? 5-30-16

Mike Mutnansky, Jon Meterparel and Butch Stearns discuss the Celtics and their level of interest in Kevin Durant after Oklahoma City's losses in games five and six; also what should the Celtics do with the third pick in the draft coming up in June?

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The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

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No one is safe from OMF's Whiner Line.

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D&C - ESPN's Howard Bryan…

D&C - ESPN's Howard Bryant chilled by patriotism at ballparks

Gerry, John and Kirk are astounded at Howard Bryant's latest effort in ESPN the Magazine. Are patriotic displays at ballparks stifling athletes? What?

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Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.

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