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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.”

 
COLUMNS
Christopher Price
01/08/2014 - 11:42pm
FOXBORO -- This past offseason, Aqib Talib bet on himself. But while he’s had an impressive regular season, he knows that a big playoff performance could mean a big payoff sooner rather than later.
Christopher Price
01/06/2014 - 11:50pm
For the last 20 years or so, the formula for a championship offense was simple: elite quarterback, standout skill position players at wide receiver and/or tight end, and singular feature back who was capable of 250 to 300 carries a year to help carry the load on the ground. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Christopher Price
01/02/2014 - 12:17am
FOXBORO -- No team in the AFC will rely more on its rookies to get it through the postseason than the Patriots.
Christopher Price
12/30/2013 - 2:40am
FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib couldn’t stop smiling. 
Christopher Price
12/23/2013 - 1:57am
BALTIMORE -- The roar told you everything you needed to know.
Christopher Price
12/19/2013 - 4:08pm
FOXBORO -- “Friggin’ Baltimore,” said Tom Brady with a sigh.
Christopher Price
12/18/2013 - 11:29pm
FOXBORO -- The last two years, the Patriots offense has been the football equivalent of high-speed DSL. This year, it’s been more like old-school dial-up.
Christopher Price
12/17/2013 - 12:08am
For a Patriots team that had played well in the clutch and embraced big moments over most of the first 13 games, seeing breakdowns in all three phases of the game down the stretch Sunday was a surprise. Even for them.
Christopher Price
12/15/2013 - 11:53pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- For the Patriots, opportunity wasn’t just knocking. It was beating the door off the hinges.
Christopher Price
12/13/2013 - 1:00am
FOXBORO -- No skill position player on the Patriots roster this season has done a better job of taking advantage of the opportunity presented to him than Julian Edelman.
Christopher Price
12/12/2013 - 1:03am
FOXBORO -- There is almost always a disarming sense of practicality to the way the Patriots have done business over the years, and that was evident again Wednesday as they began preparing in earnest for the remainder of the 2013 season -- a slate of games that will not involve Rob Gronkowski.
Christopher Price
12/10/2013 - 10:43pm
It’s a split-second decision: High or low?
Christopher Price
12/09/2013 - 12:41pm
Moving on from Rob Gronkowski will be difficult, but it’s not like the Patriots don’t have experience in this area.
Christopher Price
12/09/2013 - 12:35am
FOXBORO -- For a Patriots team that has had to deal with wave after wave of challenges through the first 13 games, what happened Sunday afternoon might very well be the breaking point.
Christopher Price
12/05/2013 - 10:10pm
FOXBORO -- One of the constant themes preached by Bill Belichick is “Ignore the noise.” But if the Patriots are able to stay on a roll throughout the rest of the regular season, he’ll find it harder and harder to tune out the buzz that will build around him when it comes to his Coach of t
Christopher Price
12/04/2013 - 8:32pm
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick was in a good mood Wednesday morning, tossing out zingers at a reporter who pressed him repeatedly over the course of the summer and fall about the health of Rob Gronkowski, as well as a jab at the Jets
Christopher Price
12/03/2013 - 4:22pm
With the final quarter of the season looming, the Patriots sit at 9-3, in possession of the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoff picture. However, there are still a few things that need to be answered between now and the start of the postseason.
Christopher Price
12/02/2013 - 4:48pm
Since Vince Wilfork went down against the Falcons, the Patriots run defense has struggled to maintain order in the middle of the field. 
Christopher Price
12/01/2013 - 10:29pm
The Patriots’ 34-31 tractor pull of a win over the Texans Sunday afternoon in Houston was a late-season, grind-it-out victory that does nothing for New England’s BCS chances, but allows the Patriots to tear another day off the calendar while staying entrenched in that No. 2 spot in the AFC playoff picture.
Christopher Price
11/28/2013 - 12:47am
FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski probably wasn’t interested in marking the anniversary.
Christopher Price
11/27/2013 - 12:09am
Much has been made of Stevan Ridley’s ball security issues over the last year-plus, as the running back has come under fire for his four lost fumbles this season -- three of which have come in the last three games.
Christopher Price
11/25/2013 - 2:43pm
It’s a tough mix.
Christopher Price
11/25/2013 - 5:57am
FOXBORO -- As late Sunday night gave way to early Monday morning in a raucous Patriots locker room, Devin McCourty had a simple explanation as to how the Patriots pulled off the most ridiculous comeback win in recent franchise history.
Christopher Price
11/22/2013 - 6:12pm
This week’s Patriots-Broncos contest sets up to be one of the premiere regular-season games of the year, and not just because of the showdown between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Christopher Price
11/22/2013 - 12:28am
FOXBORO -- It’s still odd to see.


Audio On Demand

NFL Sunday - "Deflategate…

NFL Sunday - "Deflategate" ... Is this about Roger Goodell vs Bill Belichick? 1-25-15

The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.

NFL Sunday - Tom E. Curran, CSN and CSNNE.com, calls the boys to discuss all things Super Bowl including "Deflategate" 1-25-15

Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.

NFL Sunday - More reaction to "Deflategate" 1-25-15

Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.

We Love Anthony Daivs - N…

We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks about the Rondo trade 12-19-14

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process

We Hate Dwayne Wade - Marcus Smart injury 11-12-14

How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...

John Farrell with Mut and…

John Farrell with Mut and Bradford, 1-24-15

The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.

Joe Kelly and Pablo Sandoval make predictions for 2015, 1-24-15

Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.

Hot Stove Show 01-15-15

Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.

Pierre McGuire discusses …

Pierre McGuire discusses Rule-Breaking in the NHL 1-22-15

Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports: "Bruins are an unbelievably team to play against" 1-15-15

Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.

Tim Hasselbeck says Tom B…

Tim Hasselbeck says Tom Brady had to know about deflated balls 1-23-15

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines:GlowZell 1-23-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Who is lying Tom Brady or Bill Belichick? 1-23-15

The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.

Former Carolina Panthers …

Former Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney Says Patriots have 'Culture of Cheating' 1-23-15

The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney

Do You Believe Tom Brady 1-23-15

After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.

Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate 1-23-15

Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday

Michael Irvin on Tom Brad…

Michael Irvin on Tom Brady character assassination - "I find that sickening"

We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

Trying to move past Deflategate and talk football with CSNNE's Tom E Curran

We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE

How much more balls take can we possibly take?

Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.

The other what if...

The other what if...

A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?

The day footballs lost air pressure and the game lost integrity?

Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.

Mut and Lenny don't know what to make of deflategate

Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.

WrestleCast - Royal Rumbl…

WrestleCast - Royal Rumble Preview Part 2

Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Are sports better in the stadium or on TV?

Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.

We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.

Michael Irvin on Tom Brad…

Michael Irvin on Tom Brady character assassination - "I find that sickening"

We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.

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Tim Hasselbeck says Tom B…

Tim Hasselbeck says Tom Brady had to know about deflated balls 1-23-15

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.

More from this show

The other what if...

The other what if...

A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?

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Mark Brunell, ESPN, talks…

Mark Brunell, ESPN, talks about Deflate Gate 1-23-15

After his emotional reaction on NFL Live following Tom Brady's press conference yesterday, Mark Brunell joins Lou, Christian and Tim about all things Deflate Gate

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Former Carolina Panthers …

Former Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney Says Patriots have 'Culture of Cheating' 1-23-15

The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney

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