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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.

 
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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. 
Kirk Minihane
05/15/2013 - 10:31pm
It would be one thing if Doc Emrick were your play-by-play man for Game 1 of Bruins-Rangers on Thursday night.
Kirk Minihane
05/03/2013 - 6:00am
The Celtics are going to do this.
Kirk Minihane
04/26/2013 - 11:18am
The use of the word "courage" has been used, shall we say, quite liberally over the last couple of years. Movie stars have it because they take on a risky, non-commercial project. Musicians have it when they go outside their comfort zone in a new album. Journalists (yup, using that term loosely) nod and smile breathlessly as Matt Damon or Beyonce or whomever the flavor of the month is yaps on and on about how an artist cannot give into fear.
Kirk Minihane
04/26/2013 - 6:36am
Walk me through this. The Red Sox are 15-7, tied for the best record in the American League. There are of course very many reasons for this superb start, but somewhere close to the top has been the work of Andrew Bailey, a total wipeout in Year 1 in Boston but dominant so far in Year 2, saving five games (out of six chances) with a 1.59 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 11 1/3 innings pitched. 
Kirk Minihane
04/18/2013 - 10:52pm
Where do we go from here?  That's the question, right? It will never be the same in Boston after what happened on Monday afternoon, that's what we've read and heard over the last three days. 
Kirk Minihane
04/11/2013 - 5:54am
Of course Wade Boggs should have his number retired by the Red Sox. Is this even really a debate?
Kirk Minihane
04/05/2013 - 7:24am
Why doesn't Boston hate Rick Pitino anymore?
Kirk Minihane
03/27/2013 - 6:22am
Here's the Jackie Bradley Jr. question, plain and simple: Are you willing to give up a full season in 2019 for nine games in 2013?  That's it, nothing more and nothing less. The idea that the Boston Red Sox should punt a full year of club control over what sure looks to be a potential star in what will be the absolute prime of his career in exchange for nine games is, of course, as foolish and short-sighted as it sounds. 
Kirk Minihane
03/14/2013 - 5:55am
Indefensible. 
Kirk Minihane
03/12/2013 - 6:00am
How did we get here? At 4 p.m on Tuesday -- barring a final-hour agreement between Wes Welker and the Patriots -- the player with the most catches over a six-year period in NFL history is going to be a free agent. 
Kirk Minihane
03/05/2013 - 7:00am
What is Jacoby Ellsbury, exactly?
Kirk Minihane
03/01/2013 - 7:16am
"They ask you like, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’ Are you married?’ Do you like girls?" -- University of Colorado tight end Nick Kasa Is it the NFL's business if someone is gay?
Kirk Minihane
02/25/2013 - 5:45am
Remember how it used to work? The Patriots would go deep into the postseason -- maybe to the Super Bowl, maybe just short, but almost always to late January -- before handing the sports keys to the city over to the Red Sox, who would take command until October and pass it back to the Patriots, who would already be four or five weeks into another 13-, 14-win season. 
Kirk Minihane
02/19/2013 - 9:09am
Are you enjoying the John Lackey Redemption Tour?


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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.

Rob Bradford and Alex Spe…

Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox Manager John Farrell

Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.

The Hub NE Trade Deadline Show 7/31/14

Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are in and talking about all the moves made by the Red Sox at the trade deadline, because the most fun thing about the day is talking about the moves of the day. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington held a press conference talking about the Red Sox moves, and Rob and Alex talk with Red Sox manager John Farrell about the moves made at the deadline.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Another news blooper 7-31-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland 7-31-14

John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd o…

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd of their 25 roster by the trade deadline - response and reaction

Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - BAD trade deadline deals edition 7-31-14

We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

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.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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Jon Lester traded to Oakl…

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

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Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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Jon Lester scratched 7-30…

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

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John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

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