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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
10/07/2013 - 11:13pm
FOXBORO -- It’s an autumn tradition in New England, like fall foliage or a moving truck getting stuck on Storrow Drive on Sept. 1: No matter how talented the Patriots might appear on paper, they inevitably suffer some sort of letdown over the first half of the season, usually to an opponent who is sitting and watching New England in the playoffs come January.
Christopher Price
10/07/2013 - 12:16am
Hey, Tom Brady: What did we learn on Sunday? "You can’t kick two field goals and expect to win many games in the NFL," Brady said with a sigh after a 13-6 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati.
Christopher Price
10/04/2013 - 12:53am
FOXBORO -- In four short days, Aqib Talib has gone from cornerback to Internet meme.
Christopher Price
10/02/2013 - 11:59pm
It's hard to imagine a team that keeps the same coach, offensive coordinator and quarterback in place could change its offense so dramatically from one season to the next, but the 2013 Patriots are about as far removed as they could be offensively from what they did last year.
Christopher Price
09/30/2013 - 4:36am
If the 2013 Patriots do turn out to be a championship team, we can look back on the Sept. 29 game against the Falcons in the Georgia Dome as the night where they took a sizable step forward. 
Christopher Price
09/27/2013 - 8:50am
Bell cow. Feature back. Lead dog. No matter what you call them, at one time or another over the last 13 years, Antowain Smith, Corey Dillon, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Stevan Ridley all established themselves as the No. 1 running back with the Patriots.
Christopher Price
09/25/2013 - 2:03pm
The Patriots travel to Atlanta Sunday night to face the Falcons, one of the better offenses in the league. Despite their 1-2 mark, Matt Ryan and Atlanta enter the contest ninth in the league in total offense (379 yards per game) and 12th in the league in points per game (23.7 points per game).
Christopher Price
09/24/2013 - 2:36pm
With three games in the books, we’re starting to get a clearer picture of how the 2013 Patriots are coming together -- even without some of the most important faces on the offensive side of the ball. To that end, here are a few numbers that give us a better idea of the identity of this team, and some statistical trends worth watching as they go forward.
Christopher Price
09/23/2013 - 2:03am
FOXBORO -- Kenbrell Thompkins was looking to beat press coverage.
Christopher Price
09/19/2013 - 11:49pm
FOXBORO -- Dismissed for the better part of the last five-plus seasons as a mere sideshow when compared to the Patriots’ high-powered offensive extravaganza, the defense has turned the tables through the early stages of the 2013 regular season and has outplayed an inconsistent offense for most of the first two games. 
Christopher Price
09/19/2013 - 12:05am
FOXBORO -- The return of Rob Gronkowski will mean several things for not just the Patriots passing game, but the offense in general.
Christopher Price
09/17/2013 - 8:59am
Deion Branch isn't walking through that door. Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney aren't walking through that door.
Christopher Price
09/13/2013 - 5:28am
FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins, voice of optimism?
Christopher Price
09/12/2013 - 12:27am
Let’s be honest: Everybody loves sacks.
Christopher Price
09/11/2013 - 12:37am
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady is sticking with Stevan Ridley.
Christopher Price
09/08/2013 - 11:09pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Danny Amendola knows what you think about him. Brittle. Always injured. Will never be as good -- or as durable -- as Wes Welker.
Christopher Price
09/06/2013 - 2:17pm
FOXBORO -- The Buffalo Bills are a blank slate. 
Christopher Price
09/04/2013 - 3:28pm
It’s the start of a new season, and the new year brings fresh challenges for Bill Belichick and the Patriots. In Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Bills in Buffalo, Belichick will be facing someone in Doug Marrone who has zero experience as a head coach in the NFL.
Christopher Price
08/30/2013 - 4:17am
FOXBORO -- Just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, the Patriots’ 2013 preseason came to a close. And it was officially time to start thinking about real football again.
Christopher Price
08/28/2013 - 12:45am
FOXBORO -- In the words of Red: “Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
Christopher Price
08/25/2013 - 11:33pm
Quite simply, this is a week where a lot of dreams will die.
Christopher Price
08/23/2013 - 2:21am
So, are you a glass-is-half-full individual? If so, you’re encouraged by the sight of rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins coming away with eight catches for 116 yards, as well as the sight of the Patriots No. 1 defense -- without Vince Wilfork -- playing very well when it counted.
Christopher Price
08/19/2013 - 12:44am
Even by Tom Brady’s standards, the quarterback has had a tremendous start to his 2013 preseason.
Christopher Price
08/17/2013 - 4:53am
FOXBORO -- If you were a New England skill position player who wasn’t targeted at least once in Friday night against the Bucs, you should probably be concerned.
Christopher Price
08/14/2013 - 12:47am
  FOXBORO -- It appears that Vince Wilfork has himself a new dance partner.


Audio On Demand

Patriot Matthew Slater wi…

Patriot Matthew Slater with Dale and Holley

We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.

Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.

Patriots WR Danny Amendola talks Reggie Wayne and offensive tempo in Game 3, 8-31-15

Danny Amendola joined the show to talk about the addition of Reggie Wayne to the receiving group, the offensive tempo in game 3 of the preseason, and who is the most stylish in the locker room.

We Love Anthony Davis - S…

We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

Manager Torey Lovullo wit…

Manager Torey Lovullo with Dale and Holley

We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.

Jackie Bradley Jr. Player Of The Game Interview 8-31-15

Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.

The Sunday Sports Roundtable with Butch Stearns and John Tomase -- A look at the current Red Sox rotation and possible ways to improve in the offseason as well as John's take on the Don Orsillo situation - 8-30-15

Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Jason Cole on his tweet a…

Christian gives some cold…

Christian gives some cold advice to Tom Brady, 9-2-15

Deflategate news aside, there are some reports that Tom and Giselle are having some trouble in paradise. Lou, Christian and Gary discuss the validity of the reports, and Christian gives some advice to Tom.

Jerod Mayo talks about "cut-down" day, 9-2-15

Jerod Mayo dropped by the studio to talk with Lou, Christian, and Gary about the stress that some guys go through on "cut-down" day. He also made fun of Christian for his focus on fashion, and how exaggerated he thought HBO's "Ballers" was.

What is Judge Berman waiting for? 9-2-15

Lou, Christian and Gary (and the rest of us) are all patiently waiting for Judge Berman to decide Tom Brady's future. The guys wonder.... What is he waiting for?

Bob McNair and other owne…

Bob McNair and other owners ignorance is enabling Roger Goodell to move forward with Deflategate

We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.

Torey Lovullo: We're establishing our outfield for the future

Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo.

Orsillo, the Sox and more... Emptying out Michael's vacation desk drawer

Michael Holley is back and he has thoughts on what he's missed while he was gone... including Don Orsillo and NESN.

Planet Mikey - What shoul…

Planet Mikey - What should the Red Sox outfield be?

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.

Planet Mikey - Has Mikey been too hard on Pablo and Hanley? Nah...

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the state of the Red Sox after a 13-8 loss to the Yankees. Pablo Sandoval and other notable fat ballplayers are discussed, in addition to some of the positives with the team

Chris Mortensen made something up?!?!?!?!

Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?

SoccerCast - Premier Leag…

SoccerCast - Premier League transfer grades, 9-2-15

With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.

#RedSox Farm Report Podcast featuring MLB.com's Jim Callis - what does Dave Dombrowski do with the Farm?

Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.

Fantasy Football Podcast “Draft Strategy”

It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!

Don Orsillo is out at NES…

Don Orsillo is out at NESN 8-25-15

The guys discussed the news surrounding the Sox play by play announcer.

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Chris Mortensen details d…

Chris Mortensen details deflategate tweet saga, claims Kraft family called him to apologize

We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.

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Lester Munson is a fraud!…

Lester Munson is a fraud! 8-21-15

Dale, Thornton and Dickerson discuss and find many problems with Lester Munson and his latest article.

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Sean McDonough on the fir…

Sean McDonough on the firing of Don Orsillo. 8-27-15

Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.

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Chris Mortensen stepped i…

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

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