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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
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?
Kirk Minihane
02/16/2013 - 11:11am
Rajon Rondo for Dwight Howard? Sign me up. 
Kirk Minihane
02/11/2013 - 8:58am
"What next level is there? That's the thing that frustrates me. People don't consider me an ace or don't consider me a front-line starter. Well, when there are two other pitchers in all of baseball who (won at least 15 games four straight seasons), what am I? That's my argument to it. What extra level is there to it? Am I supposed to win 25 games every year? It's not possible." -- Jon Lester, Feb. 9
Kirk Minihane
02/07/2013 - 9:01am
In 567 games (regular season and playoffs), Rajon Rondo has totaled 6,587 points, 4,788 assists, 2,710 rebounds, 1,094 steals, 27 triple-doubles, an NBA title, another finals appearance and four All-Star Game selections. 
Kirk Minihane
02/04/2013 - 8:52am
"The more angles I see, the more confused I get." -- Phil Simms, Super Bowl XLVII
Kirk Minihane
01/30/2013 - 11:26am
“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football." -- Barack Obama to The New Republic, Jan. 27 First: I'm not a supporter of this President.
Kirk Minihane
01/28/2013 - 8:58am
"You can write the obituary. I'm not."  -- Doc Rivers OK, we will.
Kirk Minihane
01/25/2013 - 9:02am
If I'm John Henry I'm pissed.
Kirk Minihane
01/22/2013 - 9:07am
 "That’s funny, ever since Spygate they haven’t been able to win." -- Terrell Suggs Is he right? 
Kirk Minihane
01/21/2013 - 8:51am
The blame for Ravens 28, Patriots 13, begins and ends with Tom Brady, the worst quarterback on the field Sunday (no, I'm not counting Ryan Mallet) and, in fact, the worst quarterback in either game on Sunday. And it wasn't even close.
Kirk Minihane
01/16/2013 - 8:26am
 "No weapon against me shall prosper. Man believes in the possible, God believes in the impossible."  -- Ray Lewis, moments after the Ravens beat the Broncos on Saturday
Kirk Minihane
01/14/2013 - 8:59am
We all knew the Patriots would beat the Texans on Sunday. You, me, Dan Shaughnessy, Tom E. Curran and everyone else. Sure, there were the usual (though not particularly well-represented) contrarians and the idea that anything can happen in any game (as we sure learned Saturday night -- and has anyone located John Fox's testicles yet?), but the outcome of Patriots-Texans II seemed as certain as a playoff game could be. 


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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.

Joe and Dave Postgame wit…

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.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Pineda's par tar 4-11-14

Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.

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.

Andy Brickley, ESPN: Bost…

Andy Brickley, ESPN: 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.

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

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.

Matt Chatham with Dale an…

Matt Chatham with Dale and Holley: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.

Reflecting on the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.

David Abel of the Boston Globe : Remembering Martin Richard through the eyes of the Richard family 4-15-14

We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.

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

Minor Details Ep. 79: The…

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.

Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast #3

It’s been a busy week across the NFL & with the College Football Draft Hopefuls so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson plowed through as much as you can handle, including news about The Jets & their interest in Chris Johnson, the LSU Pro Day, rumors and news surrounding free agents & recent signings like Santonio Holmes, DeSean Jackson & Nate Burleson. Then it’s all about the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver class that just continues to grow and impress. There’s a lot here to keep you informed as the offseason heats up and the draft approaches. Get ready!

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.

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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.

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Bruins V. Red Wings in fi…

Bruins V. Red Wings in first round of NHL Playoffs 4-14-14

LB joins Mut and Merloni in studio to preview the Bruins first opponent in the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings.

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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.

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