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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
02/16/2011 - 1:03pm
I think the 2011 Red Sox are going to be good. I'll even give you very good.
Kirk Minihane
02/13/2011 - 8:12pm
The 2010-11 Miami Heat have a record of 39-15, third-best in the NBA. They are on pace to win 60 games, no small feat (only been done once in the franchise's 23-year history, and while this isn't the Lakers in terms of lore this isn't the Clippers we're talking about either). 
Kirk Minihane
02/10/2011 - 10:18am
Mailbag time and anything is possible.
Kirk Minihane
02/09/2011 - 12:41am
Last summer, I asked an NBA coach who — among other coaches and players — was the most disliked player in the NBA.
Kirk Minihane
02/06/2011 - 11:46pm
One man's running Super Bowl diary ... 6:34 p.m. (EST): Antonio Brown with a 37-yard return to start. Give me a minute, I'm still in shock after watching Mike Tomlin slap Chris Myers on the ass after their pre-game interview. 
Kirk Minihane
02/03/2011 - 7:32pm
"I was given assurances that [Belichick] would tell his side of the story. He went out and stonewalled the press. I feel like I was deceived." Roger Goodell First: This isn't going to be a defense of Spygate. Bill Belichick cheated and got busted. I don't care who busted him, how many other teams did it, what it means historically, none of that matters today. 
Kirk Minihane
02/02/2011 - 4:08pm
Mailbag time and it's all Brady vs. Roethlisberger this week.
Kirk Minihane
01/27/2011 - 8:48pm
 "I think everybody wants a new deal, but I wouldn't say anything I did this past year would warrant one or anything like that. … You go into the offseason thinking about what you can do to get better, and there's plenty of things I can do to have a better year." -- Wes Welker 
Kirk Minihane
01/25/2011 - 9:57pm
Curtis Martin is the one that got away. 
Kirk Minihane
01/24/2011 - 9:26pm
Why do we do it?
Kirk Minihane
01/23/2011 - 11:34pm
One man's running diary of the AFC Championship game … 6:41 P.M.: One minute until kickoff and I'm officially listed as "Doubtful -- Concussion suffered during Shannon Sharpe interview with Mike Tomlin." That being said, Sharpe would actually be an upgrade over Piers Morgan on CNN. 6:44: Steelers first drive: Antonio Cromartie with a hands to the face penalty on Emmaunel Sanders. Lots of contact, which means Sanders will be giving birth to his first child in early October.
Kirk Minihane
01/20/2011 - 11:12pm
Ready? The Jets beat the Patriots last Sunday. You remember — Wes Welker sat, Tom Brady stunk (but may or may not have had an excuse), Mark Sanchez was great and Rex handed Belichick his lunch. All adds up to 28-21.  We're briefed? OK. This is where our story starts. 
Kirk Minihane
01/19/2011 - 9:50pm
Mailbag time and I don't get it.
Kirk Minihane
01/17/2011 - 11:37pm
Report Card time and I'm still not sure what happened. I was in the press box for Jets 28, Patriots 21 (sitting right next to Suzy Kolber, who it should be noted did not seem suitably impressed when I broke out what I thought was a more than passable Joe Namath impression) and I've since watched the game twice. 
Kirk Minihane
01/17/2011 - 2:47am
FOXBORO -- That was called walking the walk. "Some teams say all the things in front of the camera and be humble, humble pie, all that stuff," said a mocking Bart Scott in the locker room after the Jets ended the Patriots (and no points for progress, this is now and forever a lost) season on Sunday. "But when you play the game they're shooting the guns at you, talking mad trash on the field. We do business one way, they do business another way."
Kirk Minihane
01/13/2011 - 7:09pm
If you actually need to know anything about the Jets on Thursday, may I be bold enough to suggest that these are four things that would be most important:
Kirk Minihane
01/12/2011 - 8:34pm
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – It's the not at all awaited return of the Jersey Four! Here are the four things you really, really need to know about the Jets following Wednesday's practice (while understanding that a third “really” would not have been professional):
Kirk Minihane
01/10/2011 - 9:56pm
"I recognize this week, this is about Bill Belichick vs. Rex Ryan. There’s no question. It’s personal. This is about him against myself, and that’s what it’s going to come down to. When you look at both teams, they’re very even.
Kirk Minihane
01/02/2011 - 7:50pm
And how did you enjoy the best eight-week stretch of quarterbacking in NFL history, Mr. Alge Crumpler? "Man, Tom is amazing," said Crumpler after Brady completed 10-of-16 passes for 199 yards, two TDs and (pause for shock) no picks in the Patriots' 38-7 blasting of the Dolphins on Sunday. "It's amazing. The guy is so good. … I can't believe how good he is sometimes." Just how good is Brady? Three more wins and it's time for Joe Montana to step aside.
Kirk Minihane
12/30/2010 - 5:20pm
One man's Week 17 NFL picks … -- BALTIMORE (-9.5) over Cincinnati  The Ravens need a win and a Pittsburgh loss at Cleveland to land the two seed in the AFC. Have to figure the Steelers will find a way to win, but just the possibility of a bye week should be enough to keep the Ravens motivated to handle a Bengals team that has showed some unexpected life late in the year and beat the Ravens earlier in the season.  -- NEW ORLEANS (-9) over Tampa Bay
Kirk Minihane
12/29/2010 - 7:32pm
Strange times over here at the mailbag. I'm still battling back from a root canal on Monday, which was pretty much the worst two and a half hours of my life that didn't involve characters speaking the Na'vi language. 
Kirk Minihane
12/27/2010 - 9:47pm
Report card time and it's back to normal. 
Kirk Minihane
12/26/2010 - 9:27pm
The Patriots have played two teams twice so far in 2010. That would the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills all the way back in Week 2 and Week 3 (ah, September, that innocent time when we all thought Tony and Eva were in it for the long run and held out hope that "Little Fockers" would merely be a disaster, rather than the single worst comedy ever released by a major studio). Anyone up for a round of "when to peak at the right time?" Combined score of first game vs. Bills and Jets. Other Guys 58, Pats 52. 
Kirk Minihane
12/23/2010 - 3:29pm
One man's Week 16 NFL picks ... -- Carolina (+15) over PITTSBURGH
Kirk Minihane
12/22/2010 - 10:54pm
Mailbag time and I don't get it. Michael Vick as MVP, I mean. How has this gained momentum? He's having a terrific season, no question about it. And he was unbelievable in that comeback against the Giants on Sunday. In any other year he'd be a fine choice as MVP. Just not this year.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Gr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

Peter King of MMQB with Dale and Holley

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

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.

Christian Vazquez with Jo…

Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

Jon Daniels, Texas Rangers GM, Joins the Trade Deadline Show, 7-24-14

Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.

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

Kirk Minihane on what mot…

Kirk Minihane on what motivates the media 7-25-14

Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Dogs understand everything 7-25-14

The stories of the day brought to you by Kirk Minihane

Roger Goodell lets Ray Rice off easy 7-25-14

Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network…

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

Drug Abuse ve. Domestic Violence: Fair Comparison, 7-25-14

Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.

Gronk being Gronk: Althou…

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

NFL setting a strange precedent by only suspending Raven's RB Ray Rice for 2 games

We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Dumbass Fan Behavior Edition - 7-25-14

We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.

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

Minor Details Ep. 94.1: A…

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.

Ian Browne reflects on 10th anniversary of Red Sox-Yankees brawl

A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.

Fantasy Football Podcast July 24th Edition

With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!

Kirk Minihane on what mot…

Kirk Minihane on what motivates the media 7-25-14

Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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Gronk being Gronk: Althou…

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

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7-26-14

7-26-14

John Rooke and Scott Cordischi take your calls on the decline of the Red Sox season, contract talks with Lester, the return of football season with NE Patriots and this weeks 3 Things.

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Kevin Millar, MLB Network…

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.

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Minihane returns 7-23-14

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The return of Kirk Minihane.

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