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DJ Bean grew up in Section 127 of Fenway Park thanks to his grandfather's season ticket package and has immersed himself in the Boston sports scene ever since. In addition to co-founding multi-sport draft site DraftEmpire.com, DJ has written for the Boston Metro and 890 ESPN, among other outlets. He has been writing for WEEI.com since the summer of 2009 and continues to spread the Byron Leftwich gospel on Guest Street.

 
 
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DJ Bean
08/12/2014 - 12:32am
Loui Eriksson’s final five seasons with the Dallas Stars, were, from an individual standpoint, very good. He played as a top liner, scored a lot of goals, and played in all but three games in that span. He was beloved, albeit by a smaller fan base. 
DJ Bean
08/07/2014 - 9:18am
Folks have been saying it since Game 7 against the Canadiens, and Gregory Campbell’s been hearing it since Game 7 against the Canadiens: The Merlot Line model is no longer the way to build a fourth line in the NHL. 
DJ Bean
07/24/2014 - 4:45pm
The Bruins were the only NHL team to take a serious look at Joe Sacco after the veteran coach was let go by the Sabres at the end of the season.
DJ Bean
07/14/2014 - 7:28am
Here’s a semi-far-fetched theory: What if the Bruins had next season in mind when they made their first-round pick last month?
DJ Bean
07/13/2014 - 7:44am
It’s been a while since the Bruins had three forward spots in their lineup up for grabs. The offseason is far from over and those spots may be filled one way or another, but if cap limitations require them to be filled internally, the B’s have enough candidates to create a wide-open competition. 
DJ Bean
07/11/2014 - 9:24am
Zane Gothberg caught himself using a cliche when describing his development this week at Bruins development camp.  "Good things take time," the 21-year-old goalie said.  That might summarize the Bruins' organizational goaltending depth perfectly. 
DJ Bean
07/07/2014 - 2:06am
It's bad enough for Bruins fans that the offseason came as early as it did. Now they're realizing with each passing day that it might be a pretty boring one. 
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 10:40pm
At the end of the day, Peter Chiarelli determined that Jarome Iginla wasn’t worth the roster shakeup it would have taken to sign him.
DJ Bean
07/01/2014 - 1:55am
With mere hours to go before the start of free agency, nothing has changed since breakup day.
DJ Bean
06/28/2014 - 1:56am
The start of the NHL draft is all about optimism. If you have a first-round pick, the day is filled with ideas of hope and what wonderful things may be ahead for your team.  The Bruins had a bad day. 
DJ Bean
06/25/2014 - 1:40am
Tuesday night’s NHL Awards had to be tough to watch for Bruins fans. 
DJ Bean
06/23/2014 - 7:07pm
When Peter Chiarelli said Monday that he didn’t plan on using compliance buyouts this offseason -- his last chance at wiping as many as two contracts off the Bruins’ books with no cap penalty -- the social media response looked like Season 1 American Idol voting. Kelly. Kelly.  Kelly. 
DJ Bean
06/17/2014 - 2:37am
Shawn Thornton’s departure represents a change for the Bruins, but it’s far from an admission that they need to change. 
DJ Bean
06/16/2014 - 11:03am
The salary cap has not yet been determined for next season, but that doesn’t mean the Bruins’ plan of attack shouldn’t be set for this summer.
DJ Bean
06/13/2014 - 11:45am
Peter Chiarelli’s words Friday morning were a little more interesting than simply squashing a rumor that was picking up steam amongst rightfully bored Bruins fans. He didn’t say he wasn’t trading Brad Marchand for Patrick Marleau; he said he wasn’t trading him for anyone. 
DJ Bean
05/22/2014 - 12:20am
The Bruins could have saved themselves a headache if they just did what they were supposed to do and won.  If the Bruins got to the net more, buried their chances against the Canadiens and treated Game 7 like, you know, a Game 7, they’d be in the Eastern Conference finals right now -- maybe with a series lead, maybe not -- as the series progressed in New York. 
DJ Bean
05/18/2014 - 12:02pm
Milan Lucic’s season didn’t end the way he wanted it to, but even the Stanley Cup wouldn’t have changed what was a reputation-tarnishing season for Boston’s bruising forward. 
DJ Bean
05/17/2014 - 12:57am
The Zdeno Chara problem isn’t what you think it is. 
DJ Bean
05/15/2014 - 12:46am
Whatever you want to call the unceremonious ending to the Bruins' season, know that the safest bet is to call it a shame. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- The time for missed chances is over. For the Bruins, it's win or stay home, do what's been expected of you all season or choke, advance or waste an opportunity to go for the Cup with one of your best players nearing a return. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:29pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 8:24pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 7:27pm
For a guy who used to be accused of not playing the young guys enough, Claude Julien sure seems to trust his young players.
DJ Bean
05/11/2014 - 12:40am
The Bruins do not have the Canadiens right where they want them. If they did, the Habs wouldn’t have even been in Boston Saturday night for the Bruins’ Game 5 win, but rather still in Montreal prepping for their breakup day after being swept. 
DJ Bean
05/09/2014 - 12:29am
MONTREAL -- There must be no cooler feeling than to do what Matt Fraser did Thursday night.


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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.

Danny Ainge, Celtics Gene…

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

NBA Draft Show with Mut and Minihane Pt. 3

Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics

NBA Draft Show with Mut and Minihane Pt. 2

Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.

Red Sox Review with Chris…

Red Sox Review with Christian Arcand, 6-26-16

Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.

Xander Bogaerts Player of the Game Interview

Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.

Red Sox Review with Mut, 6-22-16

Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.

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 - Gary vs. Mut 6-24-1…

D&C - Gary vs. Mut 6-24-16

Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?

D&C - O.J. Simpson 6-24-16

The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines - Gary talks erotica, Sinead O'Connor, UK vote on EU 6-24-16

On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.

Danny Ainge, Celtics Gene…

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball operations joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN joins OMF to dissect the Celtics Draft, 6-24-16

Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.

C's Draft Fireworks seem more like candles, 6-24-16

Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics

Post-draft: What is the C…

Post-draft: What is the Celtics grand plan for the future of this team?

Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 06-24-16

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 06-24-16

Laroy Streat's Freestyle Friday via the Dale & Holley Show

Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.

Ep. 20: Jan Volk

Ep. 20: Jan Volk

Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.

Ep. 19: John Tomase

Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.

Ep. 18: Artie Lange

Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.

SoccerCast - Messi puts a…

SoccerCast - Messi puts an end to U.S. fun & EURO 2016 update, 6-23-16

Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.

Enough About Me - Ep. 20: Jan Volk

Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.

Teeing Off With Ben and Nick US OPEN RECAP

This week we look back at the US Open.

D&C - Celtics draft Jayle…

D&C - Celtics draft Jaylen Brown 6-24-16

Boston Celtics select Jaylen Brown with No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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D&C - Gary vs. Mut 6-24-16

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