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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
01/30/2013 - 11:19pm
With the 2012 season done, we’ve decided to take a look back the 10 best plays of the year for the Patriots. Not every one of the plays ended in a touchdown, sack or interception, but the combination of execution, results and situation led us to name it one of the best of the year.
Christopher Price
01/30/2013 - 1:07am
“I don’t really live on numbers. I really live on impact, and what you’re able to do out on that field.
Christopher Price
01/29/2013 - 1:43am
  Ed Reed is a Hall of Famer, a rare talent who can get away with being out of position, but still managing to come away with the right play at the right time. And if the Patriots can get the impending free agent on their terms this offseason -- that is to say one, or maybe two years tops, on short money -- they should jump at the chance.
Christopher Price
01/27/2013 - 8:21pm
It’s always a pleasure to get some additional insight into the game from a scout -- they offer a perspective on life in the NFL that we rarely see. With that in mind, we asked an NFC scout who watched plenty of Patriots’ games this year about three points of emphasis for New England heading into the offseason.
Christopher Price
01/26/2013 - 7:57pm
In the continuing search to help shore up their pass rush, the Patriots have reached agreements with a pair of CFL pass rushers over the last week, agreeing to deals with Armond Armstead and
Christopher Price
01/24/2013 - 11:18pm
  Throughout the offseason, we’ll check in on New England’s free agent class. Here’s the first look at the group of players who were with the Patriots in 2012 but aren’t under contract to the team going forward, as well as a thumbnail sketch about their respective situations and their chances of returning.
Christopher Price
01/24/2013 - 2:05am
We know that some people think stats are for losers. But we believe that, when given some context and deconstructed with the help of some film breakdown, they can be very illustrative, and help give a clearer picture of where a team succeeds or fails.
Christopher Price
01/21/2013 - 2:29pm
FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib is going to get paid this offseason. It won’t be by the Patriots, but he’ll get paid.
Christopher Price
01/21/2013 - 5:13am
FOXBORO -- When it came to the Patriots, it was a total team breakdown the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time.
Christopher Price
01/18/2013 - 2:14am
FOXBORO -- Time for the Patriots to put their foot on the gas.
Christopher Price
01/16/2013 - 4:16pm
Last week, it was clear Tom Brady was going against someone who had struggled to contain him in the past. This time around, Brady knows he’s in for more of a battle.
Christopher Price
01/16/2013 - 12:59am
  If there was any doubt as to the overall value of Aaron Hernandez to the Patriots offense -- specifically, the passing game -- that should be put to rest for the remainder of the postseason.
Christopher Price
01/15/2013 - 10:20pm
For the second straight season, the Patriots and Ravens will meet at Gillette Stadium in the AFC title game.
Christopher Price
01/15/2013 - 8:48am
 
Christopher Price
01/14/2013 - 3:26am
FOXBORO -- And now, 358 days after Billy Cundiff went wide left -- touching off Mardi Gras at Gillette Stadium -- we are all back here once again.
Christopher Price
01/11/2013 - 12:58am
Houston’s Wade Phillips has built a rep as one of the best defensive coordinators in the game -- he’s widely credited as being the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to the Texans and their maturation into a playoff team -- but he’s always had some issues when it comes to stopping
Christopher Price
01/10/2013 - 1:55am
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked Wednesday morning when he looks at the video of him celebrating the win over the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI, if he sees himself or some kid.
Christopher Price
01/09/2013 - 1:07am
  If history is any guide, the fact that the Patriots hold an advantage when it comes to playoff experience as well as the fact that they have an older roster means they’ll beat the Texans Sunday in their playoff clash at Gillette Stadium.
Christopher Price
01/08/2013 - 2:33am
In 2009, Wes Welker was denied one potential career-defining playoff run when he suffered a devastating injury in the regular-season finale against the Texans. Now, with the Patriots set to face Houston in Sunday’s divisional playoffs, the slot receiver has another opportunity to add to his legacy.
Christopher Price
01/07/2013 - 1:50am
Bill Belichick said Sunday that when it comes to preparing for Sunday’s divisional playoff matchup between the Patriots and Texans, you shouldn’t go looking for hints in the regular-season matchup between the two games.
Christopher Price
01/03/2013 - 10:45pm
  It's the postseason. You've got questions -- some very good ones regarding the Ravens, the Broncos and the rest of the AFC. And we've got answers. With a mix of playoff (and offseason) queries about the Patriots and some of their rivals, let's get to it with a postseason mailbag.
Christopher Price
01/03/2013 - 1:39am
The NFL is a quarterback-driven league, and typically, it is the elite quarterbacks (read: not the Mark Sanchezes of the world) who are playing deep in January.
Christopher Price
01/02/2013 - 2:15am
 
Christopher Price
01/01/2013 - 2:55am
With the new year dawning, the Patriots will face some difficult personnel decisions in 2013. Here are the five that are first on their plate:
Christopher Price
12/31/2012 - 2:39am
FOXBORO -- It took 16 regular-season games and 17 weeks of action, but when the clock struck zero on the regular season Sunday night, there was one very clear thing we learned about the AFC: The Patriots and Broncos are the two best teams in the conference.


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Peter King with Dale and …

Peter King with Dale and Holley

We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We sit down with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and get his take on a nail-biting win over the Jets, as well as his feelings on Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record for touchdowns.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - Kir…

We Hate Dwyane Wade - Kirk Minihane Previews the Celtics

Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.

NWOA Injury Report - Rajon Rondo

Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-1-14

The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.

Joe Castiglione wraps up …

Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2014 Red Sox Season with a Poem

Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.

Mut and Bradford on the disappointing season for Jackie Bradley, Jr and Xander Bogaerts 9-28-14

Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.

Tony Marinaro from TSN 69…

Tony Marinaro from TSN 690 in Montreal yells about Bruins-Habs 10-17-14

The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.

Pierre McGuire, NBC: Bruins have had horrible early schedule. 10-16-14

Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.

The revenge of the produc…

The revenge of the producers 10-22-14

D&C react to Sausage and Curtis's podcast.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Gubernatorial debate 10-22-14

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

Gay players in the NFL 10-22-14

A heated debate on how hard it will be for a gay person in the NFL.

Rodney Harrison, NBC Spor…

Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, "Bears have a sense of urgency," 10-21-14

Rodney talked about the Patriots difficult schedule ahead, Brandon Marshall being a leader for the Chicago Bears, Brandon Browner needing to get more playing time, and throws in his two cents about Peyton Manning being considered a "choke artist" if he doesn't win another ring.

Patriots have tough 6 game stretch ahead, 10-21-14

The heart of the schedule is afoot, and Christian thinks the Pats could go 2-4 over this stretch or possibly even 1-5.

Christian's Top 5 Coaches in the NFL, 10-20-14

Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.

MMQB's Peter King: Jets a…

MMQB's Peter King: Jets ability to gash the Patriots on the ground should be concerning

We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.

Contrarian Patriot analysts will never admit when they've been wrong

Michael and Dale talk Patriots, and Michael has some strong words for those who are ignoring history and what they've seen in favor of continuing a pessimistic and fatalistic view/agenda of the Patriots.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Brady vs Manning Definitive Answer Edition 10-21-14

We tackle four topics that will decide once and for all who the best is between Brady and Manning.

10 Years since the Red So…

10 Years since the Red Sox began their comeback and eventual World Series Championship

Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.

The Patriots record during the regular season and Super Bowl

Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots Draft History

Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.

Sausage and Curtis fight …

Sausage and Curtis fight back 10-21-14

The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.

D&C's Breaking Balls: The Proust Questionnaire and our producers suck 10-21-14

On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.

The Fantasy Football Hour with Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson - Week 7, 10-19-14

This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.

Tom Brady on Peyton Manni…

Tom Brady on Peyton Manning's touchdown record 10-20-14

Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.

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Tedy Bruschi: I recognize…

Tedy Bruschi: I recognize the greatest of Manning, but I'm still going with Tom

Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.

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D&C's Breaking Balls: The…

D&C's Breaking Balls: The Proust Questionnaire and our producers suck 10-21-14

On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.

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Bill Belichick (wryly): I…

Bill Belichick (wryly): It's comforting to know Manning has thrown more TD's against us than anyone

We sit down with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and get his take on a nail-biting win over the Jets, as well as his feelings on Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record for touchdowns.

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