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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
05/18/2011 - 3:38am
It was a sight nobody was sure they would ever see — at least not this season, anyway. 
DJ Bean
05/16/2011 - 4:11am
When a big-name player with game-breaking ability is selected with a top choice in the NHL draft, the labels are thrown around liberally. They’ll call him the phenom, the wunderkind, the star. The sky is the limit, so why worry about what’s on the ground?
DJ Bean
05/15/2011 - 3:12am
The Bruins have won games in plenty of different ways this postseason. They’ve gone the 60-minute-effort route, and they’ve done it in overtime (in half of their wins, in fact). As was seen last round vs. the Flyers, they’ve won games in the first period (Game 3), won them in second (Game 1) and won them in the third (Game 4).
DJ Bean
05/13/2011 - 12:44pm
There are some songs that are almost too cliché. They’re on every iPod, but they are generally only saved for sing-alongs or tired messages. 
DJ Bean
05/13/2011 - 2:42am
The Bruins and Lightning both have had a lot of time off since sweeping their semifinal series, but they will finally return to action on Saturday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. 
DJ Bean
05/12/2011 - 4:13pm
And then there were the Bruins. 
DJ Bean
05/11/2011 - 5:56pm
When it comes to the Bruins and special teams this postseason, everyone knows that the power play has been a huge lightning rod for criticism. With only one 5-on-4 goal through the team’s first 11 playoff games, it’s been easy to see the power play has been far from a specialty for the Bruins’ special teams. 
DJ Bean
05/10/2011 - 2:15am
The Bruins are four wins away from something big that just might make the city of Boston crazy.   They are just four victories away from giving Toronto even more for Tomas Kaberle. 
DJ Bean
05/09/2011 - 2:31pm
WILMINGTON — Way back when Tyler Seguin was a hotshot OHL star coming off a disappointing playoff exit against the Taylor Hall-led Windsor Spitfires last May, he knew what was ahead of him. Or at least he could narrow it down. 
DJ Bean
05/09/2011 - 2:08am
Hockey fans in Boston are growing restless. The beards are getting itchy. It has been nearly three days since hockey has been played in this town. 
DJ Bean
05/07/2011 - 3:32pm
The best news the Bruins have been able to deliver the city of Boston in 19 years came with a sizable catch.
DJ Bean
05/07/2011 - 3:34am
As the playoff seeds began taking shape, it seemed destiny that the Bruins would meet the Canadiens in the first round. With the rivalry’s tensions the highest they had been in quite some time, it was only fitting that the two teams would meet in the postseason. 
DJ Bean
05/05/2011 - 2:10am
This is rarely, if ever, a space for black and gold butt-kissing. The power play stinks. The Kaberle trade was a bad deal. See? Now, for a dose of unbiased truth. The Bruins lead the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, three games to none. Big deal, right? Wrong. Huge deal. Mammoth deal.  
DJ Bean
05/03/2011 - 6:42am
PHILADELPHIA – The Bruins know that they have a real opportunity to prove something this postseason. They can prove that last year’s playoffs collapse was a one-time occurrence , that great regular season goaltending does mean something come spring and that they can get past the second round.
DJ Bean
05/01/2011 - 5:54pm
PHILADELPHIA -- In a nutshell, goaltending-wise, the Bruins have it made. They have this season's best goaltender, and just in case anything might happen to Tim Thomas, they have last season's best goaltender in Tuukka Rask.
DJ Bean
04/30/2011 - 8:59pm
PHILADELPHIA – There was a feeling around Boston that if the Bruins wanted to get past the Flyers this time around, they would need to bring more than they brought against the Canadiens in the first round. They couldn’t fall behind early on in games.
DJ Bean
04/29/2011 - 7:49am
What is the word Boston is looking for as the Bruins head to Philadelphia for the Eastern Conference semifinals? Is it “poetic,” or something along those lines? Perhaps it’s “fate.” Maybe it’s just that deep breath that can only say “here we go again.”
DJ Bean
04/28/2011 - 4:56am
Maybe Andrew Ference was right. History is for dorks.
DJ Bean
04/27/2011 - 12:13am
MONTREAL — As the final seconds ticked off the clock at 9:40 p.m. in Montreal Tuesday night, a different countdown began. While the clock at Bell Centre read 00:00, a clock of about 21 hours and 40 minutes started for one team’s last game of the season. 
DJ Bean
04/25/2011 - 12:41pm
You know, the Bruins have won four in a row before. 
DJ Bean
04/24/2011 - 9:42am
So much has been made of big starts for in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals series between the Bruins and Canadiens. In Games 1, 2 and 4, the Habs came out strong, with the Bruins not matching the early effort and falling behind. In Game 3, it was the Bruins who stepped it up while the Canadiens weren't up to speed.  
DJ Bean
04/22/2011 - 7:48am
MONTREAL -- It was 3-1, and boy, did it sure seem like it would become 3-1.
DJ Bean
04/19/2011 - 1:14am
MONTREAL -- Go crazy, folks, as you can now take your pens to your schedules and emphatically cross out that "if necessary" next to Game 5.
DJ Bean
04/17/2011 - 11:19pm
MONTREAL — Through the first two games of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the goals clearly have not come in bulk for the Bruins.
DJ Bean
04/17/2011 - 2:13am
If the Bruins weren’t worried before, they should be now.  The bigger, tougher, higher-scoring team with the best goalie in the world is two losses away from the backlash and disappointment that we all know will eventually just turn into hype for the No. 9 pick in June. 


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NFL Sunday with Butch Ste…

NFL Sunday with Butch Stearns and Chris Price -- DIscussing how the roster and practice squad are constructed, the performance of Jimmy Garoppolo, and previewing Week 1 of the NFL regular season - 8-30-15

Butch and Price discuss how Belichick and the Pats manipulate the roster with cuts, injuries, practice squad etc. - it's a complicated subject! They then move on to the improving play of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Butch and Price start salivating over the thought of regular season football being less than 2 weeks away and discuss some early intriguing matchups.

NFL Sunday with Butch Stearns and Chris Price -- Discussing the Pats performance in Carolina, the Develin injury and the running back depth chart - 8-30-15

Butch is in for Dickerson on NFL Sunday and he and Chris get into the victory over Carolina and their take-aways - the receivers could be in trouble if they don't get healthy with Wayne struggling and Boyce not contributing at all, Scott Chandler is a beast that could be a huge redzone threat with Gronk on the field and more. They talk about the offense and break down the running back depth chart. Then Trags gives them a call to give his take on the roster and their play so far.

It Is What It Is Cast: Reggie Wayne makes his practice debut with Patriots

WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.

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.

The Sunday Sports Roundta…

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.

Joe Kelly Player Of The Game Interview 8-29-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 08-28-15

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.

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!

Hey look Mort is wrong ag…

Hey look Mort is wrong again! 8-28-15

Another hour of Mort being wrong.

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

Mike Florio calls out Chris Mortensen 8-28-15

The great Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk joined us on the latest Mort screw up.

Foreshadowing Pats Openin…

Foreshadowing Pats Opening Night, 8-28-15

The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.

Previewing the Pats dress rehearsal, 8-28-15

On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.

Three For All - Barkley sends shots at agent, Emotional pre-game speech & a Gruden is fat, 8-28-15

The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.

Dale and Holley's Final D…

Dale and Holley's Final Drive / Freestyle Friday - 08-28-15

We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.

No apologies... Mort keeps digging that hole deeper each week

We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.

Yes, the Red Sox do still exist, and yes, Rob Bradford is with us talking Sox

We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.

Chris Mortensen made some…

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?

Bob McGovern, Boston Herald Legal Analyst

Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.

Chris Villani talks deflate gate and Chris Mortensen

Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.

Fantasy Football Podcast …

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!

SoccerCast - Best transfer moves, Alex hates Arsene Wenger & how far can the Revs go? 8-27-15

Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?

D&C’s Breaking Balls: The Patriots have a problem with ESPN 08-24-15

Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.

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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Chris Mortensen stepped i…

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

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Robert Kraft goes rogue 8…

Robert Kraft goes rogue 8-3-15

Buck, Gary and Dino discussed Kraft's comments.

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D&C: Breaking down Game 2…

D&C: Breaking down Game 2 of the World Series from Busch Stadium

The advance guard is all set up in St. Louis as D&C opened up the show from Busch Stadium. On the menu: Another homer from Ortiz, the return of Beltran, and a big mistake from Breslow.

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Butch and Bradford detail…

Butch and Bradford detail the NESN decision to not renew Don Orsillo's contract

Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford discuss the details behind NESN not renewing play-by-play man Don Orsillo, and take calls from fans about the choice.

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