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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.

 
 
COLUMNS
DJ Bean
03/19/2012 - 11:21pm
It seems there is finally a solution to the Bruins’ issue of needing points while also needing to rest Tim Thomas: Play the Maple Leafs.  
DJ Bean
03/17/2012 - 5:43pm
Losing creates desperation, but a team needs more than desperation to turn things around. The Bruins swung the right balance between desperation and determination Saturday as they turned in a much stronger effort and broke their four-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over the Flyers. 
DJ Bean
03/16/2012 - 1:59am
When the Bruins fall into seventh place in the Eastern conference (it should happen sometime around 9:30 p.m. Friday as long as the Senators can win a home game against the cellar-dwelling Canadiens), the collapse of the 2011-12 Bruins will reach a new low.  Collapse. 
DJ Bean
03/14/2012 - 12:50am
Well, Bruins fans, it looks like it just might happen. I’ll even venture a guess that it will: The Ottawa Senators will be the Northeast Division champions. 
DJ Bean
03/10/2012 - 6:48pm
Claude Julien isn’t afraid to say that he’s doing the best he can when it comes to putting together a solid top-six with the injuries the Bruins have up front.
DJ Bean
03/09/2012 - 8:00pm
Peyton Manning was destined to rule the offseason. He has, and will continue to, in more ways than one.
DJ Bean
03/09/2012 - 2:09am
It’s funny what a difference a few days -- and a few guys a team doesn’t normally count on -- can make. 
DJ Bean
03/07/2012 - 1:01am
There was a time when Jordan Caron could have been considered the Ross Ventrone of the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
03/03/2012 - 6:15pm
Might Tuukka Rask's injury be the one that really cripples the 2011-12 Bruins? 
DJ Bean
03/02/2012 - 2:52am
After the Bruins were shut out for the fifth time in February on Tuesday night, Claude Julien was asked whether he was concerned about his offense given all the blankings. His answer was brief.  “No,” the coach responded. 
DJ Bean
02/29/2012 - 3:54pm
WILMINGTON -- The trade deadline had passed on Monday, and Wild defenseman Greg Zanon was in his basement playing Wii with his daughter. He thought earlier in the season that he might have been traded, but that clearly wasn't to be. He would ride out the end of his contract as a member of the Wild. Then, at 2:15 p.m. CST, his wife came running down the stairs.
DJ Bean
02/29/2012 - 2:41am
The good news about this leap year is that Bruins don’t have to play on Feb. 29. 
DJ Bean
02/27/2012 - 10:36pm
When it comes to the trade deadline, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli isn't been afraid of looking to the past. Just over a year ago, the former Senators GM swung a deal with Ottawa to bring Chris Kelly, a center from Chiarelli and Zdeno Chara's days, to Boston. 
DJ Bean
02/18/2012 - 2:27am
The Bruins don’t have “it” right now, and they probably can’t get it in a trade. Given all the B’s have going on, fans have every right to be at the edge of their seats waiting to hear who’s coming to save the team. All the pieces are there.
DJ Bean
02/16/2012 - 1:51am
The Bruins are already playing without a key forward in Nathan Horton, and after Wednesday night's win over the Canadiens, they could be down one or two more.
DJ Bean
02/15/2012 - 2:22am
The Bruins gave Johnny Boychuk a contract that pays him like the Bruins' second-best defenseman. That makes the expectations on him over the course of this deal pretty clear.
DJ Bean
02/13/2012 - 6:28pm
Chris Kelly is a pretty humble guy. Personable but self-described as "grumpy," the veteran center doesn’t ask to be praised, nor does he necessarily care for being in the spotlight. When you ask him why he’s having a career year, he talks about his teammates.
DJ Bean
02/11/2012 - 6:16pm
This time of the season, it goes without saying, victories are hard to come by. The Bruins turned in an effort Saturday that probably would have earned them a blowout victory two months ago, but instead got a hard-fought shootout win that they came 67 seconds away from losing in regulation. 
DJ Bean
02/09/2012 - 1:39am
Before the Bruins got their rear ends handed to them in their worst loss of the season Wednesday, the spotlight was already on Tim Thomas. 
DJ Bean
02/04/2012 - 6:27pm
The Bruins are still struggling, and they’re still losing.  That’s why, in some crazy way, they didn’t seem so upset after losing their second game in a row Saturday at TD Garden.  The reason they were more upbeat in the dressing room after Saturday’s game is simple: They were more upbeat on the ice. 
DJ Bean
02/03/2012 - 1:35am
Way back on Jan. 18, some hack writer said that the Bruins’ stretch at the time (they were 5-4-0 over their previous nine games and were winning some games they easily could have lost) was as close to a slump as a team that good would get.
DJ Bean
02/01/2012 - 1:06am
While everyone probably is sick to death of all the Tim Thomas White House talk, there was one final voice that needed to be heard before the book could finally be closed, and that was the voice of the Garden crowd. 
DJ Bean
01/30/2012 - 1:05am
Here’s a prediction: After the Bruins practice Monday on their first day back from the All-Star break, Claude Julien will address the media and declare the Tim Thomas White House fiasco old news. 
DJ Bean
01/25/2012 - 1:25am
When children misbehave, a common tactic for parents and teachers is to put them in a "timeout" so they can think about what they did. 
DJ Bean
01/21/2012 - 6:46pm
“Well it’s one of the most dangerous hits I’ve seen in a while. Nothing has to be said, as far as what should be done. I’m not going to play that, but it’s a pretty easy call as far as I’m concerned.”


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NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- How does the deal that Josh Norman signed effect the Patriots? -- 4-24-16

Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.

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Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Previewing the NFL Draft and how the Patriots may approach things sans a first round pick -- 4-24-16

With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?

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WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/28/16

It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 4 Recap/Game 5 Preview with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/25/16

The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.

Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald, joins Christian Arcand to preview Game 4 between the Celtics and Hawks and the rest of the series -- 4-24-16

Celts beat writer Steve Bulpett is on his way to the Garden and gives Arcand a call to give his thoughts on what he expects tonight from the Green team in what is sure to be a raucous atmosphere.

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Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves

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We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.

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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.

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Kirk wanted to go to Cleveland 4-27-16

Kirk rants on the company's decision not to send the show to Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

Curt Schilling opens up about his firing from ESPN 4-28-16

Schill joins the guys a week after he was dismissed by ESPN.

Arguing with Tanguay- The Definition of Insanity 4-28-16

The guys go at with Gary over deflategate and Tom Brady.

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Glenn, Lou and Christian get into a fight after the morning show claims they never fight, 2-28-16

On yesterday's "Breaking Balls" podcast, John, Gerry and Kirk opined that the Midday show never fights with each other. Upon hearing the audio of those opinions, Glenn, Lou and Christian immediately get in a fight about what was said on Thursday morning's conference call.

Mike Kensil has been re-assigned, 4-28-16

Suspected Deflategate whistle-blower, Mike Kensil, has been re-assigned to "VP of Operations - International" which means he'll be less and less visible in the U.S.

Roger Goodell is enjoying his victory tour, 4-28-16

Roger Goodell is doing the media rounds touting his success over Tom Brady and NFLPA to anyone that will listen.

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Roger Goodell's Deflategate Victory Lap and Award Tour Continues...

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We look at the NFL draft and how the Patriots should handle their first round snub, as well as look at the Celtics-Hawks tonight and more on Deflategate and Roger's victory tour.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 4-28-16

We end the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.

Planet Mikey Podcast - Ho…

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 4, 4-21-16

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