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Kirk Minihane thinks "Slap Shot" is -- without argument -- the best sports movie ever made and is also convinced the 1985-86 Celtics would have finished with a record of 78-4 if they had cared about the regular season. He has been a columnist at WEEI.com since 2009 and is now part of The Dennis & Callahan Show.

 
COLUMNS
Kirk Minihane
08/03/2014 - 10:39pm
Players, not prospects.  That was the post-trades spin we heard from the Red Sox after -- correctly, of course -- Ben Cherington went nuclear on the amazingly underperforming 2014 roster.  
Kirk Minihane
07/25/2014 - 7:29am
I screwed up.
Kirk Minihane
07/07/2014 - 9:13am
Clayton Kershaw has been the best pitcher in baseball for four years, and right now he is at the absolute peak of his skills.
Kirk Minihane
06/26/2014 - 3:36am
Stephen Drew is the first true failure of the Ben Cherington era.
Kirk Minihane
06/20/2014 - 1:35am
“It’s always so hard here. And I tell you, people are supposed to have your back at home, you know what I’m saying? It never happens. It’s always like that. I’ve been here more than a decade and scorekeepers here are always horrible." -- David Ortiz, June 18, 2014
Kirk Minihane
06/13/2014 - 1:33am
We all agree the 2014 Red Sox are done, right?
Kirk Minihane
05/30/2014 - 5:41am
I'm not going to tell you whom to cheer and whom to boo. I hate that, I really do.
Kirk Minihane
05/21/2014 - 10:23pm
Thursday is the final "Mut & Merloni" show. After three years and a couple of months, a change has been made. Mike Mutnansky has been moved out, taking over John Ryder's role as the pregame and postgame host on Red Sox broadcasts.
Kirk Minihane
05/07/2014 - 9:23pm
@kirkmin embarrassing himself again w/personal vendetta. He should try actual journalism instead of covering sports from his couch #fraud -- @HackswithHaggs, Aug. 12, 2012
Kirk Minihane
05/01/2014 - 10:44pm
"How long will the NFL continue to do nothing -- zero -- as one of its teams bears a name that inflicts so much pain on Native Americans?" -- Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) That didn't take long. 
Kirk Minihane
04/21/2014 - 6:55am
Let's get this out of the way: No one cares that I'm running the 118th Boston Marathon today.
Kirk Minihane
04/17/2014 - 1:56am
Dustin Pedroia was in the lineup Wednesday night in Chicago, playing through a sore left wrist that he thought was possibly broken before an MRI Sunday showed no ligament damage.
Kirk Minihane
04/10/2014 - 10:55pm
Come on, who doesn't love a bold idea? 
Kirk Minihane
03/24/2014 - 11:57pm
On its own, it is absurd to claim that someone should lose his job simply because of the misdeeds of an adult son or daughter. There is and should be, in the end, personal accountability. 
Kirk Minihane
03/20/2014 - 11:16pm
I watched all 48 minutes of Celtics-Heat Wednesday night (what a hero, huh?), soup to nuts -- saw Rajon Rondo play his best game in almost a year, saw Avery Bradley outplay
Kirk Minihane
03/07/2014 - 1:17am
"We're all businessmen when it comes down to things. You don't want to set back the market.
Kirk Minihane
02/21/2014 - 7:49am
I spent all that time on the Trade Machine for nothing.
Kirk Minihane
02/14/2014 - 12:36am
The Yankees spent $471 million this offseason on free agents. The Red Sox spent about $425 million less.
Kirk Minihane
01/30/2014 - 12:57am
  And now we're back in the tall grass with David Ortiz and his never-ending quest for respect and another contract. A return to the weeds. 
Kirk Minihane
01/23/2014 - 1:29am
Now that we are 90 or so hours removed from Broncos 26, Patriots 16, it seems temperatures have cooled enough to allow a somewhat measured (and, really, who can't get enough measured opinion about sports?) look at the two criticisms being tossed at
Kirk Minihane
01/14/2014 - 11:30pm
"Happy New Year from us to you! Here's to a great 2014!" -- Will Middlebrooks (on Twitter), Dec. 31, 2013
Kirk Minihane
01/07/2014 - 8:05pm
On Wednesday afternoon, Tom Glavine to going to learn that he is a first-ballot selection to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Glavine is going to breeze through.
Kirk Minihane
11/08/2013 - 11:57am
I thought it would be best while temperatures were running a little high not to weigh in on the "Is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?" debate.
Kirk Minihane
09/26/2013 - 6:28pm
I'm a non-believer. 
Kirk Minihane
09/13/2013 - 10:27am
Koji Uehara is having the best season ever produced by a Red Sox relief pitcher. And at $4.25 million, you could easily make the case this is the best free agent contract in franchise history.


Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Br…

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon LaFell, Darrelle Revis and end of training camp

WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the performances of Brandon LaFell and Darrelle Revis, among others, as Patriots training camp comes to a close.

Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Bradfo Show - NWOA Injury…

Bradfo Show - NWOA Injury Report, Shane Victorino

On today's Bradfo Show we talk to Dr Ken Polivy, Spine Surgeon at the Newton Wellesley Orthopedic Associates, about Shane Victorino's recent back surgery.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: Thoughts on MLB Commissioner decision 8-15-14

Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the new commissioner in the MLB, as well as his thoughts on ways to speed up the game

Larry Luchhino on the inductees to the Red Sox Hall of Fame 8-15-14

Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Tom Brady on the progress…

Tom Brady on the progress of Jimmy Garoppolo 8-18-14

Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

Tim Hasselbeck takes us around the NFL 8-18-14

Hasselbeck joins Dennis and Callahan to breakdown all the preseason action.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Things are out of control in Missouri 8-18-14

All the day's stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane. Today's headlines include the situation in Missouri and a tragic accident on Nantucket.

Three For All: Lou narrow…

Three For All: Lou narrowly avoids death, 8-18-14

Lou was on The Baseball Show and a light came crashing down on the set. Christian talks about a punk-kid from England who was picking on mourners in a cemetery. Also, Brittney Griner got married.

Patriots DE Chandler Jones sits down with MFB, 8-18-14

Chandler Jones talks with the midday guys and AGAIN he's asked about his brother, Jon, right off the bat. He played 18 snaps against the Eagles and talks about the adjustments players will have to make with some of the new rules. He was also asked about when fights break out among teammates during practices.

Patriots QB's look sharp in pre-season win over Philly, 8-18-14

All 3 Patriot QB's looked good on Friday night in pre-season action. With Tom Brady's spot secure on the depth chart, MFB take a look Mallett and Garoppolo and wonder if it's worth keeping 3 QB's on the roster.

Bill Belichick: Every pre…

Bill Belichick: Every pre-season play is an opportunity for a player to show what they can do

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

Vince Wilfork: Communication makes this defense special

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday as we approach week three of the NFL pre-season.

Sox send Jackie Bradley JR back to the minors, should Xander Bogearts be next?

Dale and Jackie MacMullan discuss the demotion of JBJ, and whether or not the same path should be followed for Xander Bogearts.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

Minor Details Ep. 97: The…

Minor Details Ep. 97: The enormous gap between Triple-A and the big leagues

The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.

LLWS Recap on the Producer's Podcast 8-18-14

Sam Packard and Zach Geld recap the the first four days of the Little League World Series. Mo'Ne Davis dominates and we get you ready for Japan-South Korea and Pennsylvania-Nevada.

Tom Brady on the progress…

Tom Brady on the progress of Jimmy Garoppolo 8-18-14

Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Bill Belichick: Every pre…

Bill Belichick: Every pre-season play is an opportunity for a player to show what they can do

We sit down with the head coach on a Patriots Monday and discuss training camp progression, the officials, and much more with Bill Belichick.

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Merloni vs. Minihane (Kir…

Merloni vs. Minihane (Kirk won) 8-15-14

Lou was mad for some reason during today's crossover.

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Tim Hasselbeck takes us a…

Tim Hasselbeck takes us around the NFL 8-18-14

Hasselbeck joins Dennis and Callahan to breakdown all the preseason action.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Things are out of control in Missouri 8-18-14

All the day's stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane. Today's headlines include the situation in Missouri and a tragic accident on Nantucket.

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