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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
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
Kirk Minihane
10/28/2010 - 6:58am
Mailbag Time and folks still aren't ready to punt when presented with a chance to talk about the fourth-and-1 (Get it?) failure in San Diego.  So we'll put the finishing touches on that, take a look at how I screwed up the report card, figure out if Bill Belichick is now a genius again, count the numbers of ways people have told me I suck and get an answer on when a spoiler is no longer a spoiler.
Kirk Minihane
10/26/2010 - 11:57pm
Are you ready for one man's diary of THE MOST ANTICIPATED NBA SEASON OPENER OF ALL TIME? Quick, name me another NBA season opener that was anticipated at all. Doesn't matter, this is LeBron and Wade and Shaq and Craig Sager and who cares if this game has a shelf life of about 12 hours?
Kirk Minihane
10/25/2010 - 9:36pm
Report Card time and it's Myth Debunking Time when it comes to 4th-and-1. Myth #1: "It's what Bill always does"
Kirk Minihane
10/22/2010 - 1:35am
One man's Week 7 NFL picks ... Pittsburgh (-3) over MIAMI
Kirk Minihane
10/20/2010 - 11:29pm
Kirk Minihane
10/19/2010 - 7:00pm
Five quick thoughts on the NFL's decision Tuesday to fine -- and not suspend -- Brandon Meriweather $50,000 for his hit on Todd Heap on Sunday. 
Kirk Minihane
10/18/2010 - 11:31pm
It's Report Card Time, and the defense was the story for the Patriots in the 23-20 OT win over the Ravens Sunday, as satisfying a regular-season game since the victory over the Giants that capped the 16-0 season in 2007.
Kirk Minihane
10/17/2010 - 8:31pm
FOXBORO -- Watching the fourth quarter and overtime at Gillette Stadium Sunday, one was tempted to ask the question: Was Deion Branch ever gone? 
Kirk Minihane
10/14/2010 - 6:41pm
Week 6 picks and it's really not going well. Nine games under .500 for the season? Back-to-back 5-9 weeks? Losing my first Lock of the Week? It's falling apart -- I feel like Henry Hill in the third act of "Goodfellas." Whenever I get ready to make a pick I look out the window and see helicopters. 
Kirk Minihane
10/12/2010 - 1:41am
One man's account of the start of the Favre/Moss era AND the start of a new-found respect for ESPN. OK, maybe just the start of the Favre/Moss era. 9:15 p.m.: And after a 45-minute weather delay we have a kickoff. Good thing, because the announce crew was getting a little loopy trying to kill time. Look at this exchange at 8:56 p.m.: Mike Tirico: Coach Gruden, you spent three years in Green Bay with Brett in the early 90s. I know it's been nearly 20 years  --
Kirk Minihane
10/07/2010 - 9:33pm
One man's Week 5 NFL picks, made while trying to figure out why Randy Moss isn't still in New England. According to Bill Belichick, the trade "wasn't about contract or money."  
Kirk Minihane
10/07/2010 - 5:58am
Ten Thoughts a day after the trade that shook the NFL and caused some Foxboro fans to ask the toughest question of all: What to do with a
Kirk Minihane
10/06/2010 - 6:18am
Report Card Time and I think this idea that Bill Belichick's pregame speech was the difference on Monday night is great if you are either 11 years old or couldn't think of a better angle to write about after the game.
Kirk Minihane
10/05/2010 - 2:28am
Week 4 Stock Watch, and If I had told you before the start of Monday night's Pats-Dolphins game that Randy Moss would have zero catches, Chad Henne would nearly double Tom Brady in passing yards (302-153) and the Dolphins would have more
Kirk Minihane
10/01/2010 - 12:05am
One man's Week 4 NFL picks (and there isn't an NFC West coach out there who wouldn't sign for 8-8, my record last week) … -- GREEN BAY (+14.5) over Detroit
Kirk Minihane
09/30/2010 - 6:03am
Mailbag time and it's more grief for the man Formerly Known as The Genius and his merry band of defensive players. 
Kirk Minihane
09/28/2010 - 6:00am
Report Card time and it's becoming clear that this team is going to go as far as Tom Brady can take it. Forget the salad days of 2003 and 2004, with the offense and defense as equal partners in the road to glory.
Kirk Minihane
09/23/2010 - 11:49pm
Here come the Week 3 picks, and I'm just trying to get back to .500. Not a great Week 2 (6-9-1) and since Week 1 was my bye I stand three games under for the season as we head into this weekend. Somewhere Stu Feiner is shaking his head in disgust. So let the march to mediocrity begin. Here are the picks (home team in caps) … -- Cincinnati (-3) over CAROLINA
Kirk Minihane
09/23/2010 - 6:41am
Mailbag time and the people think Bill Belichick is not doing enough by doing too much. Plenty of love songs penned for Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel in the 'bag this week, "Almost Paradise" style. And I never knew how much the folks missed Eric Mangini until I read some of these emails.
Kirk Minihane
09/20/2010 - 9:29pm
Report Card time and it's going to get ugly after last week's written lap dance. 
Kirk Minihane
09/17/2010 - 1:04am
Here's one man's Week 2 NFL picks ... -- Pittsburgh at Tennessee (-5)
Kirk Minihane
09/16/2010 - 2:13am
Back to the bag.  It's been a while, but Patriots season means you'll be getting another weekly installment of the Minihane mailbag. Unless no one reads the stuff, then I'll just stick to writing report cards and trying to find more ideas for top 10 lists. The choice is yours. 
Kirk Minihane
09/14/2010 - 12:59am
Report card time and for Week 1 it's hard to do anything but act like a sleazy professor in a college sports movie and hand out "A's" and "B's" without a pause.
Kirk Minihane
09/12/2010 - 9:12pm
I've always been in the Randy Moss camp ever since he joined the Patriots in 2007. I think the idea that he doesn't play each and every snap with the intensity of a wronged character in a Dumas novel is way, way overblown.


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes reacts to the news that he, along with Jon Lester, have been traded to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Buster Olney, ESPN, on the impending Jon Lester trade, 7-30-14

Multiple sources have indicated that Jon Lester will be dealt before the July 31st trade deadline. Buster talks to MFB regarding possible destinations, and he seems to think Lester will land in the NL Central. He also suggests that the Sox might as well get rid of John Lackey if they're going to deal Lester.

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: Another news blooper 7-31-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland 7-31-14

John, Gerry and Meter react to the breaking news of Jon Lester being dealt to the A's.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

John Farrell with Dale an…

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

Making sense of all the trade talk with WEEI.com's Alex Speier

We check in with Alex on the eve of the trade deadline.

Waving goodbye to the ol' Lefty? Jon Lester appears headed out of Boston

We respond and react to the news that Jon Lester may no longer be a member of the Boston Red Sox once the trade deadline passes.

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

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 with Jim Callis of MLB.com: Are Red Sox prospects overvalued?

Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.

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.

Gordon Edes: "95% chance …

Gordon Edes: "95% chance Lester gets traded" 7-30-14

ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.

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Jon Lester traded to Oakl…

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

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Jon Lester scratched 7-30…

Jon Lester scratched 7-30-14

Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.

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Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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Jon Lester is on the tabl…

Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?

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