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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
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. 
Kirk Minihane
05/11/2010 - 12:42am
OK, so Mike McGwire and Sammy Sooser didn't turn out to be men of virtue. It hurts, I understand. But at least we'll always have Jason Varitek splitting the uprights. An ionic moment such as that one will be in our hearts and minds forever.  Ah, Mumbles. 
Kirk Minihane
05/10/2010 - 3:18am
One man's guess at five headlines you'll be reading over the next week ... 1. Bergeron (two goals) powers Bruins past Flyers and into Eastern Conference finals House money.
Kirk Minihane
05/08/2010 - 3:32am
Ten questions and answers following a Boston Sports Friday to Forget...  (1) OK, the Celtics get humiliated, Josh Beckett channels Rick Ankiel and the Bruins can't seal the deal (to quote Gob Bluth) in Philly. Which was the worst performance in this parade of stinkers?
Kirk Minihane
05/05/2010 - 3:10am
All it took was a couple of wins on Monday night for me to start up the Overreaction Machine and fire up 10 questions and answers on which team -- the Celtics or Bruins -- has the better chance to win a championship. Would this have been an insane topic for a column even two weeks ago? Yes. Does it still feel a little forced now? You bet.
Kirk Minihane
05/04/2010 - 3:09am
On a night when David Stern handed LeBron James his second MVP trophy, another coronation took place at Quicken Loans Arena.
Kirk Minihane
05/03/2010 - 2:23am
One man's guess at five headlines you'll be reading over the next week ... 1. Pierce scores 36 in Game 4 OT win, Celtics-Cavs now tied at 2-2
Kirk Minihane
04/30/2010 - 6:55am
I think the Celtics and Cavaliers each own one huge edge when you break down the two teams as we head into what I think will be a seven-game playoff series.
Kirk Minihane
04/29/2010 - 2:01am
On April 18, Jon Lester allowed seven hits and seven runs in six innings to take the loss against the Rays. His record stood at 0-2 and his ERA was 8.44. When he stood in front of the assembled media after the game he did so as a pitcher at a crossroads. While the reason for his struggles may have been a mystery (usual slow start? Mechanical problems? Lack of confidence? An injury?) there was no layer of doubt surrounding the message from the left-hander.
Kirk Minihane
04/26/2010 - 10:58pm
Now that the NFL draft is (finally) over it's time for football to take a little hiatus from our day-to-day lives until training camp rolls around in a couple of months.  But when the season previews begin get ready for something new.
Kirk Minihane
04/26/2010 - 12:41am
By saying almost nothing of consequence in his post-game press conference following a 7-6 loss by the Red Sox to the Orioles on Sunday, Tim Wakefield said everything about where he stands on being removed from the starting rotation. Here's a little taste of his Q&A session with the media folk: Thoughts on going to the bullpen?
Kirk Minihane
04/23/2010 - 1:00am
Is this how it ends for Tim Wakefield?
Kirk Minihane
04/21/2010 - 10:52pm
I don't know how else to put it, so I'll just say it as simply as I can. It seems that Roger Goodell went into his chambers, crunched the numbers and decided that four games is ample punishment for buying a couple of 20-year-old girls some alcohol.  Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. I just don't know how he figured it out. Could be he has a chart similar to the one that shows general managers how many points each draft pick is worth when weighing a potential trade. But I suppose there must be some system.
Kirk Minihane
04/21/2010 - 5:38am
The playoff fate of the 2009-10 Boston Celtics remains very much in doubt. But after Tuesday, two things seem to be clear when you consider how the rest of this postseason will play out for the Celtics. Glen Davis will play a major role. And Rasheed Wallace will not.
Kirk Minihane
04/19/2010 - 5:32pm
Are we there yet?  Ready to press the panic button? Believe me, I want to buy into the "small sample size" argument. And I understand that probably every team in baseball, at some point this season, will have at least one stretch where it loses nine of 13 games.
Kirk Minihane
04/18/2010 - 3:55am
It should have been a night of redemption for Kevin Garnett. After sitting out the entire 2009 playoffs with a knee injury, Garnett made his return to the postseason on Saturday night in Game 1 of the first-round series with the Miami Heat. 
Kirk Minihane
04/14/2010 - 10:52pm
Is it fair to call a season that saw the Boston Celtics win 50 games and the Atlantic Division (by 11 games) a disappointment? You and I know the answer, of course, is "yes." This season was work for the Celtics fan. The joy of two years ago is gone. Goodbye to Ubuntu and hello to Rasheed Wallace. Never has 50 wins felt so close to utter failure. 


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It Is What It Is Cast: Has Darrelle Revis' impact actually been underplayed?

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

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Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

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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.

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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.

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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.

Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

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

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

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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Three For All: Christian's girlfriend calls him out, 7-29-14

Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.

The NFL is taking a look at "high-stakes" Fantasy Football, 7-29-14

MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays as trade rumors swirl, 7-29-14

The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.

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Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in a Red Sox uniform?

The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Championship Hangover Edition - 7-29-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.

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?

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.

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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.

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Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

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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.

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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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David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red Sox are in a tough place with Lester 7-28-14

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