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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
12/31/2009 - 1:50am
While so many other Patriots teams of the decade have been easily labeled by the time the playoffs roll around — offensive juggernaut, defensive powerhouse, indefatigable underdog, etc. — the 2009 team has resisted characterizations. And as a result, the ultimate legacy of this year’s team is still yet to be written.
Christopher Price
12/30/2009 - 1:29am
Quarterback Tom Brady led a quartet of Patriots who were named to the AFC Pro Bowl team on Tuesday evening. Brady, left guard Logan Mankins, nose tackle Vince Wilfork and wide receiver Wes Welker will be joining Brady at the Pro Bowl. It is the fifth Pro Bowl selection for Brady, while the other three will all be headed there for the second time. Mankins and Wilfork were named starters, while Brady and Welker were named reserves. Overall, the Patriots are tied for the fourth-most players on the AFC team, behind the Colts (six), Ravens (five) and Chargers (five).
Christopher Price
12/29/2009 - 12:41am
When it comes to deciding who is going to play and who will sit in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Texans in Houston, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is well aware of the reality of the situation. “Down in Foxboro, it’s not like it’s a democracy down there anyway. We don’t sit around and take votes to see what we’re going to do. It’s a one-man show,” Brady said of coach Bill Belichick. “He makes the decisions.”
Christopher Price
12/28/2009 - 1:23am
FOXBORO — The mask first appeared in the second half, and it was an indication of just what kind of day it would be at Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
12/24/2009 - 12:36am
With two games left in the regular season and the playoffs looming just over the horizon, quarterback Tom Brady confessed Wednesday that the Patriots still are searching for an offensive identity. “We’re still trying to find the combinations of things,” Brady said when asked about this year’s offensive identity. “We’re a pretty balanced team, I think. We try to run it; we try to throw it. Last week we ran it more than we threw it. Other weeks we’ve thrown it.”
Christopher Price
12/22/2009 - 10:30pm
Welcome back to the holiday edition of the WEEI.com mailbag. We’ve been powering through the Christmas music the last week or so in a final frantic rush to get geared up for the holiday.
Christopher Price
12/21/2009 - 12:51am
Randy Moss didn’t want to leave any doubt. The wide receiver didn’t take any questions in the wake of Sunday’s 17-10 win over the Bills in Buffalo. (Click here for the complete game recap.) Instead, he simply made a statement and left.
Christopher Price
12/18/2009 - 2:20am
FOXBORO — How will Randy respond? In the wake of Moss' worst statistical game in his two-plus years as a Patriot, it’s a question that was asked a half-million times this past week. The wide receiver left the world wondering where his head was at after not talking Wednesday or Thursday, leaving everyone to ponder what was going on with him.
Christopher Price
12/17/2009 - 9:44pm
FOXBORO — It’s a rare gift the Patriots don’t expect to get again. In the season opener in September, Buffalo’s special teams unit committed a rare mistake that gave the Patriots an opportunity to sneak away with a come-from-behind win. Kick returner Leodis McKelvin fumbled away a late return, opening the door for a late New England touchdown and paving the way for a 25-24 Patriots win.
Christopher Price
12/17/2009 - 12:03am
FOXBORO — Author Henry David Thoreau once implored his readers to, “Simplify, simplify.” Thoreau wasn’t much for football, but the New England native surely would have appreciated what the Patriots’ defense did against Carolina on Sunday. According to many New England defenders, there were fewer intricacies in the defensive game plan for the Panthers. Instead, things were simplified. The move allowed the Patriots to cut down on the communication issues that had dogged them in the losses to Miami and New Orleans over the previous two games.
Christopher Price
12/16/2009 - 1:02am
Welcome back to the bag, and I hope everyone is having a happy and safe holiday season. This week, we’ve got lots of talk about a certain No. 81 and what happened to him on Sunday against the Panthers.
Christopher Price
12/14/2009 - 4:54pm
FOXBORO — A day after Carolina defensive back Chris Gamble accused Randy Moss of checking out during Sunday’s Patriots-Panthers game, Moss’ coach and teammates came to the defense of the wide receiver on Monday, with New England coach Bill Belichick accusing Carolina of sour grapes. “My response would be that’s a lot of conversation coming from a team that just lost another game,” Belichick said of the Panthers, who suffered a 20-10 defeat to the Patriots.
Christopher Price
12/14/2009 - 2:40am
FOXBORO — It was not a masterpiece. One of the quarterbacks had 59 passing yards and an interception at halftime … and his team ended up winning the game. There was a missed field goal, there were more than 100 yards of penalties and the winning team turned the ball over three times.
Christopher Price
12/11/2009 - 2:01am
FOXBORO — These are strange days around Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
12/10/2009 - 11:48pm
FOXBORO — A day after being sent home for coming to work late on Wednesday morning, Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas explained himself to reporters Thursday morning at Gillette Stadium. In an 11-minute session at his locker with the media, Thomas said he was nine minutes late to the 8 a.m. meeting because of the snow, and added he notified the team he was going to be late, which Thomas indicated was team policy.
Christopher Price
12/10/2009 - 2:00am
FOXBORO — Kevin Faulk has played alongside Tom Brady longer anyone else in the Patriots locker room. So when he saw Brady acting differently than he had in the past earlier this season, he decided to confront the quarterback.
Christopher Price
12/08/2009 - 10:52pm
Back for another edition of the mailbag, and this week it gets ugly. Maybe the ugliest since we started this weekly exercise. We’re talking Tony Siragusa in a hot-tub kinda ugly.
Christopher Price
12/08/2009 - 1:31am
Christopher Price
12/07/2009 - 1:47am
MIAMI — For the Patriots, the most damning indictment of their play Sunday afternoon didn’t come on the field. It came during Miami coach Tony Sparano’s postgame press conference.
Christopher Price
12/04/2009 - 1:19am
It’s not a hat and T-shirt game, but it’s awful close. The phrase was a favorite of former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi. It was a game, explained Bruschi, where the stakes were so high that, after the winners came back to their locker room, they found a new hat and T-shirt hanging in their lockers that commemorated a milestone — division championship, conference title or Super Bowl win — because of the victory.
Christopher Price
12/03/2009 - 2:02am
I never heard a building as consistently loud as it was at the Superdome on Monday night during the Saints-Patriots game.
Christopher Price
12/02/2009 - 1:32am
Ousted at Notre Dame earlier this week, Charlie Weis likely won’t be out of football for long. For the most part, over the years, Bill Belichick’s former assistants have been an extremely tight-knit group that has always gone out of its way to support one another. If one is fired, the rest of the group leaps to his defense.
Christopher Price
12/01/2009 - 5:58am
NEW ORLEANS — With just over a minute to go in the first quarter on Monday night, the Patriots were feeling good about themselves.
Christopher Price
11/29/2009 - 5:28pm
Christopher Price
11/25/2009 - 5:35pm
FOXBORO — Momentum is a fleeting thing. Over the last few weeks, the Patriots have had plenty of first-half momentum, rolling to early leads over Miami, Indianapolis and the New York Jets. Against the Dolphins, New England held a 16-10 halftime lead. Against the Colts, they were up 24-7 in the second quarter. And against the Jets, they held a 24-7 advantage at the half.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Bi…

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Barcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

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.

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.

Dave O'Brien with Dale an…

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley - 4-17-14

Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.

Joe and Dave Postgame with Grady Sizemore 04-11-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.

Jack Edwards with Dale an…

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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.

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

Sam Kennedy on the state …

Sam Kennedy on the state of the Red Sox 4-17-14

Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.

Jeff Bauman on his recovery 4-17-14

Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.

Sox win in extra innings 4-17-14

The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.

Ty Law, Patriots legend: …

Ty Law, Patriots legend: On being a finalist for Hall of Fame, 4-17-14

Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.

Fauria's Facts: Do you sleep naked? With Socks on? 4-17-14

Christian Fauria tells us the percentage of Americans that sleep naked and those that sleep with their socks on.

DJ Bean, WEEI.com: Reports from Bruins morning skate, 4-17-14

DJ Bean joins Mut and Christian Fauria from the Garden to report the latest news regarding the Bruins before they get set to take on the Red Wings in Game 1.

Jack Edwards previews Red…

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Red Sox PbP Broadcaster Dave O'Brien joins Dale and Holley 4-17-14

Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - '14 Celtics Wrap-Up Edition - 4-17-14

We tackle four topics that relate around the (merciful) end of the Celtics 2014 season.

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

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

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.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Crystel the Tsnarnaev def…

Crystel the Tsnarnaev defender 4-16-14

Crystel called in to defend the terrorists.

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Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Buster Olney, ESPN: Sox clubhouse unhappy with Lester offer, 4-16-14

Buster Olney joined Mut and Merloni to discuss the Lester contract offer and the trickle-down effect in the clubhouse, the defense of Xander Bogaerts, and the slow start

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Headlines Headlines Headlines: Aaron Hernandez in more trouble 4-15-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.

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Sam Kennedy on the state of the Red Sox 4-17-14

Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.

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