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About Jessica Camerato

Jessica comes to WEEI.com after covering the Celtics and the NBA as a senior reporter for Hoopsworld. She is a member of the Professional Basketball Writers Association and is fluent in Spanish. Jessica entered the Boston sports scene in 2005 with the Red Sox Spanish Beisbol Network radio broadcast and currently talks Sox for Diehard magazine.

 
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Jessica Camerato
02/12/2009 - 5:00pm
They’re depicted as heroes, public figures who possess superhuman skills and talents. They can put on a cape and fly like Superman, shatter backboards with extraordinary strength and raise 20,000 fans to their feet with the just a lift of a hand.
Jessica Camerato
01/29/2009 - 10:32pm
Let's call it The Allen Iverson Effect.
Jessica Camerato
01/11/2009 - 10:18am
There is only a week left for All-Star voting and one Boston Celtics fan wants to make sure his favorite player is on the team. It's not Kevin Garnett. It's not Paul Pierce or Ray Allen. It's not Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins either. It's Brian Scalabrine. For the past two years Brett Schneider has been campaigning for Scal on Facebook. The 19-year-old from Westchester, New York has been a fan of Scalabrine since his days with the New Jersey Nets. Impressed by his work ethic and dedication, Schneider thought it was time for him to get recognition.
Jessica Camerato
12/29/2008 - 10:00am
Leon Powe looked as if he hadn't slept for weeks. It had been two days since the birth of his son and he was running on fumes. Despite his exhaustion, he posted a then-season high 10 points and six rebounds in just 15 minutes in his first game back. His son may have kept him awake at night but it was the newborn that motivated him that evening on the court.
Jessica Camerato
12/16/2008 - 7:10am
“I think he's earned it,” Doc Rivers said. “I think he's ready for it.” It's always nice for a player to hear words of encouragement from his coach, especially when minutes are scarce. But Boston Celtics guard Gabe Pruitt gets pep talks straight from the top.
Jessica Camerato
12/12/2008 - 11:18am
Just a month after winning the NBA title, the Boston Celtics championship celebration was cut short.   This July, James Posey opted for money over a shot at defending the title and signed with the New Orleans Hornets. The Celtics unwillingness to splurge on a 31-year-old sixth man dropped them from dominating to vulnerable. No Posey, it seemed, meant no repeat for the Celtics.  
Jessica Camerato
12/02/2008 - 10:18am
Any Eastern Conference team with serious playoff aspirations will have to go through Boston. And the Celtics are proving early on this season, that’s one big roadblock. Just over a month into the season the Boston Celtics have already defeated the projected top contenders in the East. They followed up an opening night win over the Cleveland Cavaliers with a pair of victories against both the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors, as well as blowout wins over the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.
Jessica Camerato
11/11/2008 - 2:15am
It was a situation Paul Pierce has been in countless times before. The Boston Celtics were stuck in a double-digit deficit and turned to their captain for salvation. Like he has done in so many games over the last 10 years, Pierce put the team in his shoulders and led them to victory.
Jessica Camerato
11/09/2008 - 2:15am
Five games in seven days. The Boston Celtics' upcoming schedule is a demanding lineup that includes a pair of back-to-back contests and matchups against postseason contenders. The long haul began Sunday when they traveled to Detroit to take on the new-look Pistons. While it is early in the season for such a lengthy stretch, the Celtics welcome the tough competition.
Jessica Camerato
11/04/2008 - 10:18am
No one said defending the NBA title was going to be easy. The Boston Celtics didn't say it. The coaches didn't say it. The critics didn't say it either, many of them citing age and complacency as the spoilers of a second title run.
Jessica Camerato
10/28/2008 - 3:11am
While it's hard to see past the historic turnaround and 17th NBA title, it was only a year ago that many basketball pundits were questioning the depth of the Boston Celtics bench. There was no way of knowing that veteran journeymen like James Posey, Eddie House and P.J. Brown would come up with clutch shots during the playoffs or that a young talent like Leon Powe would emerge in the Finals.
Jessica Camerato
10/19/2008 - 10:18am
It has been four months since the Boston Celtics captured the NBA championship and the players can still smell champagne on their shoes. The memories of celebration are still fresh on their minds and the magnitude of their accomplishments still leave many at a loss for words. A lingering air of victory welcomed the Celtics back home when they played their first preseason game at the Garden this weekend. Returning to the place where they won it all was a long-awaited trip for the team.
Jessica Camerato
10/10/2008 - 10:18am
J.R. Giddens wasn't sure what to expect from Bill Walker. Even though he had seen him play plenty of times in college, the two rookies had never crossed paths in the NCAA circuit. It wasn't until this summer when they were both drafted by the Boston Celtics that they finally met and Giddens got to see the other side of his new teammate. "We got to see each other from afar but never really hang out with each other," Giddens said. "There's a difference between Bill Walker on YouTube and hanging out with him in person."
Jessica Camerato
10/03/2008 - 6:08am
The separation was obvious last season when the Golden State Warriors came to Boston. On one side of the locker room, Baron Davis and Monta Ellis studied film together. On the other, Andris Biedrins and Mickael Pietrus compared game notes. In the middle, Patrick O'Bryant sat at his locker. Alone. By now it's no secret that O'Bryant was a never a fit for Don Nelson's Warriors squad. His style of play didn't mesh with the coach's up-tempo system. In just two disappointing seasons, the former first-round pick from Bradley was dubbed a bust.
Jessica Camerato
09/29/2008 - 10:18am
At first glance this year’s Media Day was no different than the last for the Boston Celtics. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen sat at the podium and addressed a swarming herd of microphones and cameras in their training facility in Waltham. They talked about expectations, playing for a title, and the importance of staying hungry. The trio agreed there was a target on their backs. But then something different happened.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

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Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

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Jonny Gomes with Joe Castiglione & Rob Bradford after the crazy win at Fenway

Joe & Rob talked to Jonny Gomes after the dramatic run-off win at Fenway over the Orioles.

Joe and Dave postgame with David Ross 04-17-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox catcher, David Ross, who had the go-ahead RBI tonight as the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a brilliant pitching performance from Jon Lester.

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley - 4-17-14

Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Scott Stella on his buddy…

Scott Stella on his buddy Mark Fucarile 4-18-14

Scott talked about the fantastic E 60 documentary Dream On and how his friend is doing.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Bruins heavy favorites going into first round Series against the Red Wings

Mut and TC discuss how almost every national hockey writer is picking the Bruins to beat Detroit. Will the Bruins be too confident?

Mut and Merloni Previewing Playoff Hockey 4-18-14

Mut and TC preview the Bruins first round match up against Detroit Red Wings

Dale and Holley with DJ B…

Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Title Town Edition - 4-18-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around the most recent runs to championships in Boston, and misnomers like Title Town for Green Bay or Hockey Town for Detroit.

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

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Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

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Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

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Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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