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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
06/23/2010 - 1:59am
Doc Rivers strikes me as a low-maintenance guy. I don't think he's the type to drag out a "Will he or won't he?" for the summer. Just not how he does things. Can't think of a single example over the 2,000-plus days that Glenn Rivers has been HC of the BC where he has been the story. 
Kirk Minihane
06/18/2010 - 5:17am
Ten thoughts following a Game 7 that included Brian Scalabrine dramatically moving ahead of Shelden Williams in the battle for 11th man status.
Kirk Minihane
06/16/2010 - 10:21pm
Ten questions as we head into a Game 7 that will go a long way in the defining the legacy of several Hall of Famers. Should be exciting, I know Andy Garica's moustache hasn't been able to sleep the last couple of nights in anticipation of this deciding game.  -- 1. Are we finally going to get the epic game this series has been missing?
Kirk Minihane
06/16/2010 - 4:31am
Ten thoughts from a Game 6 blowout that will not be played as part of the video highlight package before the Hall of Fame induction of Shelden Williams in 2022.
Kirk Minihane
06/14/2010 - 9:53pm
Why a 2010 NBA finals stock watch? 
Kirk Minihane
06/14/2010 - 5:22am
Ten Thoughts from a Game 5 in which we learned a valuable lesson: Doesn't matter if you are a Celtics or Lakers fan, we are all united for one common goal.
Kirk Minihane
06/11/2010 - 5:23am
Ten Thoughts from a Game 4 that included Kevin Garnett getting called for a three-second violation with 20 seconds left on the shot clock.
Kirk Minihane
06/09/2010 - 11:54pm
OK, Paul Pierce. Ron Artest, the 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year and a longtime nemesis, has held you to just 13-of-36 shooting in the first three games of the 2010 NBA finals. What's the secret? How is this happening? Just a matter of a great defender meeting the challenge? 
Kirk Minihane
06/09/2010 - 4:54am
Ten Thoughts following a Game 3 while wondering how many fans in attendance on Tuesday night would have accepted a Celtics loss if it guaranteed an appearance on the JumboTron. A really good crowd for Game 3, but I see the way some people look at the 'Tron. They crave their .5 seconds of fame ...
Kirk Minihane
06/07/2010 - 3:53am
Ten thoughts following a Game 2 that will one day be known as the last time you ever saw Shelden Williams on the court for the Celtics. 
Kirk Minihane
06/04/2010 - 4:00am
Ten thoughts following a Game 1 that saw Tony Allen make huge leaps in his quest to be known as the Worst Shooter in NBA History.
Kirk Minihane
06/03/2010 - 2:29am
Breaking down the matchups for Round 12 of the greatest rivalry in the history of professional sports ... -- Point Guard: Rajon Rondo vs. Derek Fisher
Kirk Minihane
06/02/2010 - 8:41am
"This starting five has never lost a series, ever." — Doc Rivers after Game 6 vs. the Magic
Kirk Minihane
06/01/2010 - 4:17am
Here we go. Ranking the MVP chances for each member of the Celtics and Lakers who has played in a postseason game in 2010 (with apologies to Brian Scalabrine). 25. Marquis Daniels (1.1 billion-1)
Kirk Minihane
05/29/2010 - 3:51am
Ten Thoughts from Game 6 as we wait to see if Pau Gasol or Robin Lopez will be the most hated man in Boston one week from today.
Kirk Minihane
05/27/2010 - 2:34am
Ten thoughts from a Game 5 that gave every "The NBA is fixed" believer enough fodder to last until 2030, when Dick Bavetta will be 88 years old and working his 66th straight NBA finals. 1. This just in: The Magic are good.  And now we have a series.
Kirk Minihane
05/26/2010 - 2:36am
You could say Danny Ainge is the most successful basketball general manager currently employed by a franchise that plays at the TD Garden.  He's won a title, pulled off the Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen trades, drafted Rajon Rondo, all the stuff we know. 
Kirk Minihane
05/25/2010 - 5:13am
Ten thoughts from a Game 4 that featured the impossible -- several Magic players actually make eye contact with Stan Van Gundy during the pregame speech. Should have known the Celtics were in trouble at that point.
Kirk Minihane
05/23/2010 - 12:26pm
Ten thoughts from a Game 3 that went a long way in securing the legacy of Vince Carter. Dwight Howard still has time to recover, but there aren't many days of basketball sunshine left for Vince. If my season (and best chance at a title) is on the line, not sure I'd be settling for 18-footers with 15 seconds left on the shot clock. Turns out that all the worst things we thought about Carter as a player are probably true.
Kirk Minihane
05/19/2010 - 9:31pm
With a quarter of the Red Sox' season in the books (give or take a game,) I figured it would be as good a time as any for the first report card of 2010. 
Kirk Minihane
05/19/2010 - 3:21am
Ten Thoughts following a Game 2 that could spell the end of the season for the most annoying PA announcer in America ...
Kirk Minihane
05/17/2010 - 12:00pm
One man's uneducated guess at five headlines you'll be reading over the next week … 1. Allen (28 points) leads Celtics to 90-78 win and 2-1 lead over Orlando
Kirk Minihane
05/17/2010 - 1:47am
Ten thoughts from a Game 1 that made us wonder if Rasheed Wallace is a bargain ...
Kirk Minihane
05/14/2010 - 3:21am
Ten thoughts from a Game 6 in which the Celtics put an end to the Cavaliers' season and started what will be the most annoying 47 days in ESPN history ...
Kirk Minihane
05/12/2010 - 12:33am
Ten thoughts from a Game 5 that could be remembered as last basketball game of significance ever played in the city of Cleveland. 


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It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

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Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

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John Lackey with Joe and Dave after he pitches a great game to beat the Yankees

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox pitcher John Lackey after he goes 8 solid innings in a great performance, while giving the Red Sox bullpen a night off. Lackey talks a little about what he thinks about Michael Pineda's ejection for having pine tar on his neck.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start 4-23-14

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Reca…

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings, Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN; Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Shawn Thornton on the gam…

Shawn Thornton on the game 3 win in Detroit 4-23-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to discuss the Bruins win last night over the Red Wings. Shawn talked about Marchand's agitator status within the league.

Tim Wakefield on the Red Sox tough start

Tim Wakefield discussed the Sox tough start to the season. He is optimistic that the guys can turn it around.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox ha…

Aaron Boone, ESPN: Sox haven't been able to replace Ellsbury, 4-23-14

Aaron Boone joins Mut and Merloni to talk about the early season troubles the Red Sox have had and the defensive struggles.

Andy Brickley, NESN: Recaps Bruins vs Red Wings Game 3

Andy Brickley, NESN: Joins Mut and Merloni to recap the Bruins win against the Red Wings in game 3.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Bruins- Red Wings 4-22-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about Game 3 between the Bruins and the Red Wings. He also discusses the issue of targeting player and weighs in on Matt Cooke's vicious knee hit to Tyson Barrie.

Dale and Holley's Four at…

Dale and Holley's Four at Four Milestone Editon - 4/23/14

We tackle four topics all revolving around big time milestones in sports.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley: Pierzynski just needs more familiarity with this pitching staff 4-23-14

We check in with John Farrell live from Fenway Park with Dale, Holley and Steve Lyons. We talk Boagearts, Buchholz, Pierzynski, Lester, the losing and much much more.

Holy Diver? Bruins win but focus switches to Brad Marchand's instigating tactics 4-23-14

We discuss the Bruins win to take a 2-1 lead in Detroit, and how Brad Marchand is once again (for better or worse) making his presence felt in a series. Hey, he may be a rat, but he's OUR rat.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Fantasy Football Off-Seas…

Fantasy Football Off-Season Podcast 4

The 4th addition of WEEI’s Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast is loaded and ready. In this week’s conversation Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com dig into the sinking draft stock of Teddy Bridgewater (much too their chagrin), while refocusing and emphasizing the immense scouting work done by Pete on players like Bridgewater, Zach Mettenberger, Blake Bortles, Bishop Sankey & Lache Seastrunk. Also, Jim & Pete touch on news from around the league regarding new Jet, Chris Johnson, Montee Ball in Denver and help you tune out all of the negative noise some in the media are trying to push. We’re not buying! Lots of Football love in this podcast for the Football lover. Enjoy!

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

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Boston Marathon director Dave McGillivray 4-22-14

Dave called in to discuss the epic Boston Marathon.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: David Gregory is tanking 4-22-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed David Gregory's tanking Meet The Press ratings.

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A great Marathon Monday 4…

A great Marathon Monday 4-22-14

The guys opened the show by discussing yesterday's Boston Marathon and Kirk's run.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Colbert introduced on Letterman

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys talked about Colbert joining Dave Letterman last night.

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Patrice Bergeron with Dale & Holley: Expect it to be tight-fought, back and forth all series with the Red Wings

Dale and Michael speak with Patrice Bergeron on the phone from Detroit on Marathon Monday fresh off a Bruins optional skate. Patrice talks about the B's slow start in game one, putting it all together for the team in game two, how the rest of this series might play out, and what this anniversary of the Boston Marathon means to him.

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