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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
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 when his playing career is over). 
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. You heard it all over the last week and a half. Rex Ryan was ready to come to Foxboro to "kick ass." Santonio Holmes told us that no rookie could stop him, LaDainian Tomlinson said that the Jets "hate the Patriots" and Braylon Edwards didn't understand why "it's all about Brady, Belichick and New England." 
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. Sure, we'll hand out the grades from last Thursday's win by the Patriots over the Lions, but it's been four days since we got to watch Kid Rock and listen to The Rock and everything else from the 45-24 (much closer than that final, by the way) Thanksgiving game. It's time to get ready for the Jets. So we'll try and figure out if anything we saw in the Lions game might be factor in next Monday night's heavyweight battle. To the card we go ... -- QUARTERBACK - A+
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. The highlight was probably Nate Robinson reading the birthday card he gave Avery Bradley, who turned 20 on Friday). Sure, last Sunday's 102-101 defeat at Toronto fell in the "mild shocker" category, but a veteran-led team isn't going to get too worked up over any November loss. But come on, there had to be some need to get back at these guys, right? Isn't that human nature?
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. Plus we take a look at why this Patriots defense needs to step up, break down all the Week 12 NFL picks, figure out what it is that Ernie Adams actually does and define The Belushi Clause. So to the 'bag we go … -- Kirk,
Kirk Minihane
11/22/2010 - 6:00pm
Report Card time and I'm still not sure what he would have done. Bill Belichick, I mean. Let's just say that Tom Brady's incomplete pass to Wes Welker on third-and-7 with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter had in fact been completed and turned into a five-yard gain. 
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
Kirk Minihane
11/15/2010 - 3:09am
If you want insight of any value when it comes to the 2010 New England Patriots I would suggest that you stop reading and look somewhere else. I know nothing. And when I mean nothing, I mean nothing. I just had to do a spell check on "Brady." Wait, Belichick cuts his sweatshirt? Basically I'm as clueless as Andrea Kramer during her halftime update Sunday night.
Kirk Minihane
11/11/2010 - 9:06pm
One man's Week 10 NFL picks (note: I took Atlanta (-1) over Baltimore on Thursday night) … TAMPA BAY (-6.5) over Carolina
Kirk Minihane
11/11/2010 - 2:47am
Mailbag time and it seems that some people can't live with the idea that Tom Brady might not be perfect. You try and be honest about one stinker and suddenly you are attracted to Peyton Manning and people are calling you a "triple assclown." 
Kirk Minihane
11/08/2010 - 9:41pm
Report Card time and I think we've heard and read enough about Tom Brady's body language and yelling on the sidelines and the press conference after the game Sunday. Who cares? Brady was pissed and frustrated and acted exactly like he did when things didn't go well in 2003 and 2005 or last year or his junior year at San Mateo.
Kirk Minihane
11/07/2010 - 8:33pm
Allow me 1,000 words of Schrute (as we all pause to remember when "The Office" was a funny sitcom) …
Kirk Minihane
11/05/2010 - 12:11am
One man's Week 9 NFL picks ... New Orleans (-6.5) over CAROLINA
Kirk Minihane
11/03/2010 - 11:01pm
Mailbag time and this is the end of all things Moss . . . or at least until the Titans come to town for the AFC Championship.
Kirk Minihane
11/02/2010 - 6:16am
Report Card time but first a thought on the end of the Randy Moss era in Minnesota, which started during the first round of the MLB playoffs and didn't quite make it to the end of the World Series.
Kirk Minihane
11/01/2010 - 2:19am
I don't know how many more times I'm going to be up here in New England, but I'm going to leave the New England Patriots and Coach Belichick with a salute. I love you guys, I miss you. I'm out.
Kirk Minihane
10/28/2010 - 10:59pm
One man's Week 8 NFL picks, made while basking in the sweet glow of an 8-6 record last week. Come on, you can smell an 11-2 week, right? The stars are aligned, it just seems right. I only wish I could have done it while Tom Bosley was alive. To the picks we go ... -- DALLAS (-6) over Jacksonville


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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

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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

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Larry Lucchino says the Sox have tabled contract talks with Jon Lester 7-24-14

Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Weird Al is #1 7-24-14

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Christian Fauria reviews his Madden ratings 7-24-14

EA Sports released its QB ratings for Madden 15, placing Tom Brady tied for 4th with Russell Wilson. The discussion quickly shifted to Christian's Madden ratings and his perceived lack of awareness

Conflicting reports from the Lester negotiations 7-24-14

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Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty

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

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We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.

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We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.

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The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

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