Columnists
RSS Feed  RSS
Weei » Columnists » Kirk Minihane » Kirk Minihane Archive
About Kirk Minihane

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
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
03/07/2014 - 1:17am
"We're all businessmen when it comes down to things. You don't want to set back the market. You don't want to have guys like [Felix Doubront] and have him say, 'This is the precedent that Jon set and it's not very good, so that's what I'm going to have to argue against.' You don't want it to go back, but at the same time you don't want to be greedy." -- Jon Lester 
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
01/14/2014 - 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. (I know, I know -- Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz.) 
Kirk Minihane
08/30/2013 - 5:48am
Full disclosure: I'm on the Dennis & Callahan show every day from 6-10 a.m., though regrettably it still remains in an undefined position.
Kirk Minihane
08/20/2013 - 9:32pm
"Whether you like me or hate me, what’s wrong is wrong. It was unprofessional and silly, and kind of a silly way to get someone hurt on your team as well." -- Alex Rodriguez Alex Rodriguez is a liar.
Kirk Minihane
08/15/2013 - 12:11am
  Jacoby Ellsbury is gone.
Kirk Minihane
07/24/2013 - 6:42am
Bill Belichick will speak Wednesday to the media for the first time since Aaron Hernandez -- a player Belichick both drafted and signed to a $40 million extension -- was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Kirk Minihane
07/17/2013 - 2:27pm
"The City of Boston and the surrounding communities have faced many challenges since the bombings at the marathon finish line. The new cover of Rolling Stone has garnered much attention due to its sensationalized depiction of one of the alleged bombers. My family and I were personally affected by these individuals’ actions. I cannot and do not condone the cover of the magazine, which is thoughtless at best. However, I appreciate our country’s protection of free speech afforded to us by the Constitution.
Kirk Minihane
07/09/2013 - 12:06am
For the last couple of weeks, there have been people out there who wanted Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick to explain things.
Kirk Minihane
06/27/2013 - 4:52am
Odin Lloyd was killed in an industrial park, and Aaron Hernandez will very likely die in prison because of it.
Kirk Minihane
06/21/2013 - 8:53am
Doc wins. He's going to get what he wants. And what Doc Rivers -- lead vocalist in the band formerly known as Ubuntu -- desperately wants is to no longer coach the Boston Celtics.
Kirk Minihane
06/10/2013 - 9:18pm
Let us rid ourselves of any confusion: Tim Tebow will never be a successful NFL quarterback. His days of quarterbacking relevance, save for a fluky half season, ended when he left Urban Meyer and the SEC.  
Kirk Minihane
06/06/2013 - 1:51am
Is Bill Belichick the greatest coach in NFL history?
Kirk Minihane
05/29/2013 - 12:24pm
Ready to get lost in a wilderness of ifs? If the Red Sox are still in playoff contention two months from now, if the Phillies continue to stumble, if the price isn't absurdly steep, if health isn't a factor, if parties agree to be moved and if ownership is indeed serious about the possibility of a World Series (imagine that conversation 90 days ago) pursuing Cliff Lee in a trade is a must. 
Kirk Minihane
05/24/2013 - 5:59am
I can't figure out Jacoby Ellsbury.  That's not exactly right, actually. Turns out if you go to his baseball-reference page and simply cross out 2011, you'll get closer to consistency, closer to the answer. 


Audio On Demand

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Rep…

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.

Heath Evans, NFL Network: The Impact of Revis and Browner on the Patriots Defense

Heath Evans of the NFL Network joins Mut and Lou to talk how Revis and Browner impact the Patriots defense, the Vince Wilfork Situation, and the arms race between Denver and New England

Former Patriot Ty Law with Dale, Holley and Fauria

We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Ow…

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.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, discussing Rajon Rondo as a color commentator, the NBA draft, and the epic Pacers-Heat game

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.

Red Sox Manager John Farr…

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.

Joe and Dave Postgame with Grady Sizemore 04-11-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.

Dale and Holley: Steve Lyons 4-11-14

Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

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.

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, brings us around the NHL 4-11-14

2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.

Crystel the Tsnarnaev def…

Crystel the Tsnarnaev defender 4=16=14

Crystel called in to defend the terrorists.

Michele McPhee on the nutjob at the finish line

Our friend Michele McPhee joined the show to discuss the latest with Kayvon.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea Handler

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Buster Olney, ESPN: Sox c…

Buster Olney, ESPN: Sox clubhouse unhappy with Lester offer, 4-16-14

Buster Olney joined Mut and Merloni to discuss the Lester contract offer and the trickle-down effect in the clubhouse, the defense of Xander Bogaerts, and the slow start

Andy Brickley, NESN: Boston's depth is too much for Detroit, 4-16-14

Andy Brickley joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Bruins Red Wings series, a possible Seidenberg return, and the power play.

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.

John Farrell joins Dale a…

John Farrell joins Dale and Holley

We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.

Red Sox batting order and outfield continues to lack continuity

We discuss the Red Sox after our interview with John Farrell, and Dustin Pedroia in the lead-off position has become a hot topic.

Should Bruins fans be wary of the Red Wings? And why?

We discuss the Bruins first round matchup vs the Red Wings, and why many national folks think this series could be the one to watch for an early round upset.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

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

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

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.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

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

Boston Strong one year la…

Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

More from this show

Crystel the Tsnarnaev def…

Crystel the Tsnarnaev defender 4=16=14

Crystel called in to defend the terrorists.

More from this show

Headlines Headlines Headl…

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Aaron Hernandez in more trouble 4-15-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.

More from this show

Brad Faxon gives his take…

Brad Faxon gives his take on Bubba Watson capturing his second Green Jacket 4-14-14

Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.

More from this show

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.

More from this show

Weei Writers