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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
02/13/2011 - 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.
Kirk Minihane
12/20/2010 - 8:21pm
Report Card time and this was an eye-opener.


Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Gr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk cleared as Pats prepare for start of training camp

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Recapping Patriots OTAs 6-20-14

Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.

It Is What It Is Cast: Tom Brady's present and future

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.

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.

Red Sox catcher, David Ro…

Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14

David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.

The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.

Stephen Drew after the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 14-1

Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

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: Starbucks tattoo 7-23-14

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

Jake Peavy is done 7-23-14

The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

Red Sox catcher, David Ro…

Red Sox catcher, David Ross, joins MFB, 7-23-14

David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.

Three For All: Landscaping goats, 7-23-14

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

Where is David Ortiz's ri…

Where is David Ortiz's rightful place among the all-time great Red Sox players?

We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Unexpected Phenom Edition - 7-22-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the unexpected emergence of young Brock Holt in the Red Sox lineup.

Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam, 7-22-14

The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.

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

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.

Producer's Podcast with Julian Edlow 7-22-14

This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.

SoccerCast - Liverpool Midfielder Joe Allen

In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!

Peter Gammons on the Sox …

Peter Gammons on the Sox and Jon Lester 7-21-14

MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.

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Steve Buckley on Tony Dun…

Steve Buckley on Tony Dungy's comments 7-22-14

Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.

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Sox seem to be alive agai…

Sox seem to be alive again, so are you back in?

We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.

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Jon Lester continues to d…

Jon Lester continues to dominate 7-21-14

John, Gerry and Jerry Thornton discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Royals.

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Minihane returns 7-23-14

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

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