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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
05/07/2013 - 4:12pm
TORONTO -- Can the Bruins take a 3-1 series lead against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday? In order to do it, they'll need to do something they haven't done in 12 games: win two in a row. 
DJ Bean
05/06/2013 - 10:45pm
TORONTO -- A year ago, people were wondering what happened to Milan Lucic. A month ago, people were wondering if the struggling forward just wasn't the player he'd once been. It's early -- very early -- but the playoffs just might be where Lucic reintroduces himself to the hockey world. 
DJ Bean
05/04/2013 - 10:17pm
Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between the B’s and Maple Leafs was lopsided because the Bruins were playing some of the better hockey they’d played in a long time and the Leafs were thoroughly terrible.
DJ Bean
05/01/2013 - 10:29pm
So everyone knew that “can’t just flip a switch” thing was a load of crap, right?
DJ Bean
04/30/2013 - 9:17pm
The Bruins need big things out of each and every one of their lines in the postseason, but no line figures to face as much scrutiny as the trio of David Krejci between Milan Lucic and
DJ Bean
04/29/2013 - 11:58pm
The Bruins underachieved in the regular season and limped into the playoffs, so what’s their punishment? Perhaps the most ideal first-round matchup they could have asked for. 
DJ Bean
04/28/2013 - 12:39am
Give the Bruins this: they're consistent. 
DJ Bean
04/23/2013 - 10:40am
The postseason hasn't been Milan Lucic's time to shine the last few years, yet the playoffs couldn't come soon enough for the struggling power forward. 
DJ Bean
04/22/2013 - 7:25am
The fast-paced, hectic, bonkers, whatever-you-want-to-call-it 48-game schedule is nearly over as the NHL enters the final week of the regular season.
DJ Bean
04/20/2013 - 4:13pm
The regular season will end a week from Sunday, and right now the Bruins don’t look like they have a long postseason run ahead of them. 
DJ Bean
04/18/2013 - 12:18am
As the Bruins took the ice in darkness prior to the opening faceoff Wednesday night, the Garden felt like an oversized high school rink. As big a city as Boston is, the atmosphere was the perfect picture of a close community. It didn’t feel like the big, way-too-loud production that an NHL game usually is.
DJ Bean
04/16/2013 - 1:58pm
WILMINGTON -- Andrew Ference had gone home after Monday’s morning skate knowing that he was going to be a healthy scratch that night against the Senators.
DJ Bean
04/11/2013 - 11:14pm
Every team wants to hit its stride as the playoffs near. Being the best team in April goes a lot further than being the best team in January, so the final couple of weeks of the regular season count for a lot more than picking up points and determining playoff seeding. 
DJ Bean
04/11/2013 - 1:00am
It appears the rocky road the Bruins have traveled the last month and a half has gotten even worse.
DJ Bean
04/09/2013 - 5:38pm
Close your windows folks, because a big gust of Swedish intrigue appears headed for Boston in the form of forward Carl Soderberg.
DJ Bean
04/08/2013 - 10:46pm
Gregory Campbell was a top-six forward and it worked. It worked against a terrible team that has now lost five games in a row, but it worked. Let’s all acknowledge it.
DJ Bean
04/07/2013 - 1:20am
If that was the last the Bruins have seen of the Canadiens this season, that’s a shame for both the B’s (they should want an opportunity to save face given that their start, finish and a lot of things in between were pretty embarrassing Saturday night) and hockey. 
DJ Bean
04/04/2013 - 11:31pm
If that was the bad Jaromir Jagr, the Bruins got one hell of a deal with the Stars. 
DJ Bean
04/03/2013 - 6:48pm
Wade Redden and Rob Flick probably are very nice people, but Wednesday was way more about who the Bruins lost than who they added. 
DJ Bean
04/02/2013 - 11:50pm
The Bruins wanted to add a goal-scorer, and now they have it in Jaromir Jagr.
DJ Bean
04/02/2013 - 3:18pm
Jaromir Jagr is a Bruin. Or, to put it in terms more appropriate for this season, Jaromir Jagr is a Bruin and he’s actually a Bruin and the Penguins haven’t taken him away from the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
04/01/2013 - 8:54am
Two days until the trade deadline and the biggest names you’re hearing aren’t exactly the biggest names.
DJ Bean
03/30/2013 - 5:11pm
Forget the discussion of who’s to blame between Jarome Iginla, Jay Feaster and Peter Chiarelli. Who’s to blame for what’s actually happening on the ice?
DJ Bean
03/28/2013 - 6:06pm
Peter Chiarelli handled the Jarome Iginla trade situation the best he could. Now he has less than a week to handle trades that will actually happen even better. 
DJ Bean
03/28/2013 - 2:51am
Just past midnight on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, Bruins fans won the Stanley Cup. They jumped up and down, smiled from ear to ear and waited in their pajamas for commissioner-in-this-scenario Jay Feaster to bring the Cup out onto the ice and hand it over to them.


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NFL Sunday with Danny Pic…

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -- Previewing the Broncos and Panthers meeting in Super Bowl 50 -- 1-31-16

Picard and Price take a look at next week's Super Bowl match-up with the Broncos and Panthers, what they see going down in Santa Clara and if the Broncos top-ranked D can slow down the mission that Cam Newton is on.

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -- Making an attempt to move forward and look at the future of the Patriots -- 1-31-16

While continuing the postmortems on the Patriots after their loss last week, the boys attempt to move on and discuss what the team will look like next year, potential free agent signings and their chances to get back to another Super Bowl.

NFL Sunday with Danny Picard and Chris Price -- Lamenting the Patriots loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship -- 1-31-16

We're one week removed from the AFC Championship that saw the Patriots fall to the Broncos in Denver, and Danny and Chris discuss what went wrong from Brady's play to Belichick's decision to not kick a FG with six minutes to go to Gostkowski missing an extra point to the clear number one issue in the play of the offensive line. How can the Pats improve? The guys discuss it all.

Danny Leroux of Real GM o…

Danny Leroux of Real GM on Celtics Trade Targets and Crazy NBA Playoffs Reforms – 2/4/16 – WEEI Celtics Podcast

Danny Leroux of Real GM and Sporting News joins WEEI’s Sam Packard and CLNS Radio’s Jared Weiss to dive into the Celtics trade potential and the reemergence of the three guard lineup. They answered your Twitter questions and Danny proposed his idea for drastic reforms to the NBA Playoffs system. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!

Cavs fire David Blatt, Blake Griffin KO and Sharpshooter Kelly Olynyk - WEEI Celtics Podcast 1/27/16

Sam Packard and Jared Weiss soak in the craziness in Cleveland after the Cavs fired David Blatt and Tyronn Lue is calling out LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. They also discuss Blake Griffin punching out his homies, Kelly Manbun Olynyk becoming a vital part of the Celtics' recent success, and more potential Celtics trades. Subscribe to the WEEI Celtics podcast on iTunes and Stitcher today!

Chris Forsberg – Boston Celtics #HypeTrain Conductor Returns – 1/19/16

Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston makes his glorious return to the WEEI Celtics Podcast to discuss small-ball, Jae Crowder’s candidacy for Most Improved Player, Kelly Olynk’s sweet #ManBun, and Isaiah Thomas…the All-Star? The WEEI Celtics podcast is hosted by Sam Packard and Jared Weiss.

#RedSox Farm Report Podca…

#RedSox Farm Report Podcast - WEEI's Top Ten Sox Prospects List

Ken Laird & Ryan Hannable debate who should be on WEEI's Top Ten Red Sox prospects' list, with only Yoan Moncada grabbing consensus as the number one talent in the pipeline

Hot Stove Show 02-02-16

Mut and Tomase are holding things down in the studio tonight, Bradford is on assignment in Fort Myers. They talk about Rick Porcello, who is already down in Fort Myers and the strength of the pitching staff.

Bradfo Show: Rick Porcello, one year later

Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, one of the first arrivals to this year's camp at JetBlue Park, joins Rob Bradford in Fort Myers to talk how things have changed since first arriving with the Sox a year ago. Porcello explains how his contract negotiations played out last spring training, what went wrong last season, and an amazement Fenway Park's car parking situation.

#Bruins Postgame Podcast …

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - Filthy goals from Brad Marchand, Ryan Spooner carry B's to shootout win

DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - B's blow 3-1 third-period lead & lose to Leafs in OT

Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss a frustrating loss by the Bruins against division cellar-dweller Toronto as the B's blow a 3-1, third-period lead and lose in OT in the first game after the All-Star break

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean, ESPN's Joe McDonald and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- 1-31-16

DJ, Joe and Pete are in the house for the NHL All-Star weekend edition of Sunday Skate. They discuss a little bit about the skills competition last night, the John Scott situation and the events of the weekend before taking a step back and looking at the state of the Bruins a little over the halfway point of the season. They talk about the B's needs going forward, Chara's decline and how the Bruins are still hanging around while quietly rebuilding in Don Sweeney's first season at the helm.

Mark Leibovich on Tom Bra…

Mark Leibovich on Tom Brady vs. Goodell 2-5-16

Legendary author Mark Leibovich joined us to discuss Brady and Goodell.

Rob Gronkowski gave a lap dance 2-5-16

You cant hate Gronk for the lap dance.

Super Bowl Props 2-5-16

The guys gave their Super Bowl prop picks.

Charlie Sly recanted his …

Charlie Sly recanted his statements the day AFTER being visited by Peyton Manning's private investigators, 2-5-16

The story of Peyton Manning getting HGH shipped to his house took another turn when the Washington Post revealed on Thursday that Peyton Manning and his people hired private investigators to go to the home of Charlie Sly's parents.

Tom Brady Sr. admits his son is handling Deflategate differently than he is, 2-5-16

Tom Brady's father, Tom Sr, spoke with CSNNE's Tom E. Curran regarding some of the comments made by Roger Goodell over the past few weeks.

Christian's Comedy Minute falls flat and the callers let him have it, 2-5-16

Christian is resisting the return the of the Whiner Line and is suggesting some new segments. The inaugural "Christian's Comedy Minute" did not perform as well as he hoped, but we got some good phone calls out of it.

Michael Irvin previews Su…

Michael Irvin previews Super Bowl 50 with Dale and Holley

We check in one last time this season with the great 88, hall of famer Michael Irvin from the NFL Network.

CSNNE's Tom E Curran discusses his Deflategate question for Roger Goodell

We talk with the man causing all the trouble in San Fran, Tom E Curran from Comcast, the man who tried to put Goodell's feet to the fire during his state of the NFL press conference.

Roger Goodell's state of the NFL press conference comes off as 50% scripted

We discuss the Roger Goodell state of the NFL presser, and play the bits of pertinent and non-pertinent audio and break it down.

The phrase of the day is …

The phrase of the day is "Integrity of the Game"

Roger Goodell made sure to defend the shield and his intense pursuit of Tom Brady and the Patriots regarding deflate gate, and here we are over a year later and he is still speaking out of both sides of his mouth on the matter.

The Patriots are already making staffing changes

Mikey, Mut, Lenny and our textress Cassie are on the air as Ian Rappoport reports the Patriots parted ways with their offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo

Breaking down the AFC Championship game and hindsight is 20-18

Mikey and Mut are of course talking about the Patriots loss to the Broncos that ended their season.

The Fantasy Guys Podcast …

The Fantasy Guys Podcast Super Bowl Week

Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson weigh in on the Super Bowl, breaking down the game in a spirited debate on how it will fall. Newton, Manning, Stewart, Olsen, Norman, Kuechly Kubiak and the Denver Defense fuel the conversation. A quick look back to the Patriots vs. Broncos AFC Title game sews the seeds for what we will see on Sunday and in the off-season ahead. The League, Concussions, The Super Bowl and the Fantasy Football Off-season positional groups and scouting are covered in a comprehensive edition of “The Fantasy Guys Podcast.”

#Bruins Postgame Podcast - Filthy goals from Brad Marchand, Ryan Spooner carry B's to shootout win

DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss Thursday's 3-2 comeback, shootout win in Buffalo as the Bruins take hold of 3rd place in the Atlantic Division

Back To School -- We're falling in love with Virginia 2-4-16

After another solid week of college hoops, Anthony and Austin are hoping on the Virginia band wagon, and take a deeper look into Texas A&M's win over Iowa State and debate whether UNC's lack of shooting will prevent them from being a title contender.

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Michael McCann - NFL might hurt it's own case against Brady if they released PSI numbers

Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with our favorite legal expert on our least favorite topic, deflategate. Michael McCann of UNH Law and Sports Illustrated helps us understand why the NFL didn't reveal any PSI numbers that it claimed it was gathering.

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