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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.

 
COLUMNS
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.
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?
Kirk Minihane
12/30/2010 - 5:20pm
One man's Week 17 NFL picks … -- BALTIMORE (-9.5) over Cincinnati 
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.
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.
Kirk Minihane
12/20/2010 - 8:21pm
Report Card time and this was an eye-opener.
Kirk Minihane
12/20/2010 - 4:00am
FOXBORO - Look, what you saw on Sunday night was this: A game the Patriots would not have won without a 71-yard kickoff return by an offensive lineman (Gale Sayers Connolly) and a can of corn surefire INT drop by a future Hall of Famer (I'm thinking Charles Woodson might not open up that bed and breakfast in Foxboro
Kirk Minihane
12/16/2010 - 8:43pm
One man's Week 15 NFL picks, made while trying to figure out if I should let my strength coach stand this close to the computer … -- San Francisco (+9.5) over SAN DIEGO 
Kirk Minihane
12/15/2010 - 11:19pm
Mailbag time and it's debate central this week.
Kirk Minihane
12/09/2010 - 7:42am
Mailbag time and the folks are enjoying the victory lap.  Lots and lots of Rex Ryan bashing this week and this'll be a Pats-heavy 'bag as usual, but let me be the first (OK, maybe not the first) to ask: 
Kirk Minihane
12/07/2010 - 9:24pm
Report Card time and the rule here has always been this: If the Patriots beat a team with at least a share of the best record in the NFL by six touchdowns it's love letter time.
Kirk Minihane
12/07/2010 - 3:53am
FOXBORO - Nobody talks more than the Jets.
Kirk Minihane
12/01/2010 - 7:24pm
Mailbag Time and I'm wearing Uggs and waiting for a call back from Leonard Hair Transplant Associates.  Yup, this is home base of Camp Brady. And my column on Monday suggesting that Brady is the clear-cut MVP brought the expected feedback.
Kirk Minihane
11/28/2010 - 5:12pm
Report Card time and we'll look forward by looking back.
Kirk Minihane
11/27/2010 - 1:15am
There wasn't a whole lot of revenge talk in the Celtics' locker room prior to Friday's game with the Raptors (in fairness there wasn't much talk at all.
Kirk Minihane
11/23/2010 - 7:37pm
Mailbag Time, and I'm fairly certain this is the only place on WEEI.com where you'll find both a Manning vs. Brady QB debate AND a Jamie Lee Curtis vs. Denise Richards cleavage debate.
Kirk Minihane
11/22/2010 - 6:00pm
Report Card time and I'm still not sure what he would have done.
Kirk Minihane
11/21/2010 - 11:38pm
First: On Sunday Peyton Manning was as close to great as you can be without actually being great. I know, I know -- he didn't get it done when it mattered, he had three interceptions, all that matters is the final score. All true, I suppose. 
Kirk Minihane
11/18/2010 - 10:59pm
One man's Week 11 NFL picks (note: I took Miami (PK) over Chicago in the Thursday night game) …  -- Cleveland (+1.5) over JACKSONVILLE
Kirk Minihane
11/18/2010 - 12:47am
Mailbag time, and even after admitting that I'm a moron and done trying to figure out the Patriots after watching them put on a nationally televised clinic in Pittsburgh in a 39-26 win (a game I was absolutely convinced they would lose by a couple of touchdowns) some folks still won't let up on me.
Kirk Minihane
11/16/2010 - 7:16am
Report Card time and a shocking return to the written lap dance.  How can it not be? Simply a dominant performance on Sunday night (I'm still stunned), and the grades have to reflect that. So the red pen goes on hiatus and everyone gets the "GREAT JOB!" sticker.  To the card we go … -- QUARTERBACK -- A


Audio On Demand

ESPN's Trent Dilfer with …

ESPN's Trent Dilfer with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.

Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday

Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday

NFL Network's Heath Evans with Dale and Holley

Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

9-29 Red Sox Review with …

9-29 Red Sox Review with Christian Arcand

The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.

Bradfo Show: Red Sox ace Rick Porcello

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Joe and Tim after the Sox win the AL East

Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point

ESPN hockey writer Joe Mc…

ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

K&C - Mike Lombardi on Re…

K&C - Mike Lombardi on Rex Ryan and Kirk really loves John Krasinski 9-30-16

Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.

K&C - Chris Russo on Tom Brady and Tony Mazz loves Big Papi 9-30-16

Chris Russo on Tom Brady's suspension and Tony Mazz wrote a love letter to David Ortiz.

K&C - The callers love Pete and Headlines with Kirk 9-30-16

Pete "randomly" takes callers who think he is doing a great job and Headlines with Kirk.

The Whiner Line, 9-30-201…

The Whiner Line, 9-30-2016

This week's edition of the WEEI whiner line

Fauria the copy cat, Patriots Bills preview, 9-30-2016

Glenn and Lou break down the latest Find Mass Money commercial from Fauria and discover something oddly similar to another famous ad campaign. The guys also discuss the Pats match up vs. the Buffalo Bills, and what the keys to the game will be

The David Ortiz retirement party grand finale spectacular, 9-30-16

Glenn, Lou, and Christian speculate what this weekends retirement ceremony will contain for David Ortiz. They talk about the Dodgers send off of Vin Scully, and his stirring rendition of "wind beneath my wings"

Michael Irvin - All it to…

Michael Irvin - All it took was 1 win for Rex to open up his mouth again

The playmaker is back with Dale and Holley with Thornton previewing Patriots/Bills, plus an amazing answer on whether he'd still play football knowing the risks that are known nowadays.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Papi's Best Regular Season Moments - 09-30-16

With David Ortiz's final regular season games this weekend, we look at four of his most iconic regular season moments.

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday Hours 3 and 4 - Patriots / Bills

Hours 3 and 4 consisted mostly of Patriots/Bills discussion.

Ep. 34: John Krasinski

Ep. 34: John Krasinski

Kirk Minihane's first career dream was to work in Hollywood, so today Kirk sits down with somebody who actually made it in Hollywood, John Krasinski. Kirk and John have a fascinating conversation about John's rise to fame as Jim in the Office, John's transition from TV to movie star, and what is on the horizon for Newton native John Krasinski.

Ep. 33: Chad Finn, Boston Globe

Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.

Ep. 32: Gerry Callahan Morning Show Update

Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.

SoccerCast - What is wron…

SoccerCast - What is wrong in England?

The guys talk about the latest scandal in English soccer, the recent Champions League game, and the best young players in Europe.

Week 4 Fantasy Football Podcast:

After a snoozer on Thursday night and a sizeable series of rants and musing about chimpanzees being more qualified to run the NFL than Roger Goddell, Steriods and Donald Trump the boys get to solid starts and year to date over-performers in this week’s podcast. Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler & the woes of Ryan Fitzpatrick add to early segment nonsense. Then it’s onto the meat of the show featuring conversation about the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, LeGarette Blount, Jordan Howard (play him), Terrelle Pryor (fool’s gold?) and 4 great starts at Tight End. Enjoy the madness and come back to WEEI on Sunday at 8am for the full Fantasy Football meal. All 4 courses!

Enough About Me - Ep. 34: John Krasinski

Kirk Minihane's first career dream was to work in Hollywood, so today Kirk sits down with somebody who actually made it in Hollywood, John Krasinski. Kirk and John have a fascinating conversation about John's rise to fame as Jim in the Office, John's transition from TV to movie star, and what is on the horizon for Newton native John Krasinski.

Ep. 34: John Krasinski

Ep. 34: John Krasinski

Kirk Minihane's first career dream was to work in Hollywood, so today Kirk sits down with somebody who actually made it in Hollywood, John Krasinski. Kirk and John have a fascinating conversation about John's rise to fame as Jim in the Office, John's transition from TV to movie star, and what is on the horizon for Newton native John Krasinski.

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K&C - Gary Tanguay storms…

K&C - Gary Tanguay storms out again MANAGEMENT MANDATED SANITIZED VERSION 9-28-16

Gary Tanguay walked out on the show for the second time in three months this morning. Here is the management approved version of today's events.

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K&C - Rex Ryan tries to p…

K&C - Rex Ryan tries to prank Julian Edelman and Gary Tanguay is back in the Inside Track 9-29-16

In two we play some of Rex Ryan's conversation with Julian Edelman and read about Gary Tanguay's appearance in the Herald during Headlines.

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K&C - Curt Schilling on t…

K&C - Curt Schilling on the MVP race and Trump's debate performance 9-29-16

In the fourth and final hour Curt Schilling discussed Ortiz and Betts as MVP candidates and gave his thoughts on Monday's debate.

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K&C - Mike Lombardi on Re…

K&C - Mike Lombardi on Rex Ryan and Kirk really loves John Krasinski 9-30-16

Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.

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