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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
01/16/2013 - 8:26am
 "No weapon against me shall prosper. Man believes in the possible, God believes in the impossible."  -- Ray Lewis, moments after the Ravens beat the Broncos on Saturday
Kirk Minihane
01/14/2013 - 8:59am
We all knew the Patriots would beat the Texans on Sunday. You, me, Dan Shaughnessy, Tom E. Curran and everyone else. Sure, there were the usual (though not particularly well-represented) contrarians and the idea that anything can happen in any game (as we sure learned Saturday night -- and has anyone located John Fox's testicles yet?), but the outcome of Patriots-Texans II seemed as certain as a playoff game could be. 
Kirk Minihane
01/08/2013 - 9:10am
Rajon Rondo has played in 466 regular-season games and 92 playoff games. This is his seventh NBA season. He is 26 years old, will turn 27 on February 22nd.
Kirk Minihane
01/07/2013 - 9:02am
I think the Patriots are going to beat the Texans on Sunday. You think the Patriots are going to beat the Texans on Sunday.
Kirk Minihane
01/02/2013 - 9:13am
"I’m happy here. My family is happy here. We’re excited about what’s ahead of us here in the playoffs, and to talk about any other opportunities at this point is, to me, irrelevant, because I’m totally focused on this season and what this season holds."
Kirk Minihane
12/31/2012 - 9:28am
I have no idea which team will represent the National Football Conference (though the Seahawks sure look like a really, really tough out) but I know who they'll be facing. The Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl.
Kirk Minihane
12/27/2012 - 9:22am
Is Curt Schilling a Hall of Famer? 
Kirk Minihane
12/19/2012 - 8:37am
When the Patriots failed to convert a fourth-and-1 from their own 12-yard line with 2:24 left in the fourth quarter on Sunday night against the 49ers, the game essentially was over and the chances at a top two seed and first-round bye in the AFC playoffs were in serious jeopardy.
Kirk Minihane
12/17/2012 - 9:05am
"You can say a lot of things about me as a coach, OK? I'm sure you do and so do a lot of other people. But I'm just telling you guys something -- one thing I'm not is scared. ... I'm not apologizing to anyone for being aggressive and trying to win." -- Bill Belichick, 2009 (talking to his team and captured in "A Football Life")
Kirk Minihane
12/12/2012 - 9:02am
"Our expectation is Jacoby will be here and be our center fielder." -- Ben Cherington, Dec. 5, 2012
Kirk Minihane
12/11/2012 - 9:04am
In their last six games the Patriots have scored 255 points (more than eight teams in the league have scored this season) and have allowed 111. There is peaking at the right time and then there is this.
Kirk Minihane
12/10/2012 - 9:21am
Real nice seven-day stretch for CBS sports both nationally and locally, huh?
Kirk Minihane
12/05/2012 - 9:08am
Just because we live in a world where Shane Victorino can make $39 million over three years doesn't mean it's OK to pay Shane Victorino $39 million over three years.
Kirk Minihane
11/28/2012 - 5:21am
"People want to find a crack, a little sliver in his game ... The kid is a Hall of Fame player, this is a great record and people should stop the nonsense and we should stop propagating this thing." -- Tommy Heinsohn
Kirk Minihane
11/26/2012 - 5:37am
Kirk Minihane
11/21/2012 - 8:50am
Ben Cherington, fiscal disciplinarian. 
Kirk Minihane
11/19/2012 - 9:46pm
First, before we dig deep into all things karma, let's start with this: I don't want to hear about running up the score. That wasn't Woburn vs. Reading at Gillette on Sunday.
Kirk Minihane
11/15/2012 - 10:30am
Three Patriots questions asked and answered on a Thursday as we all wait for Sunday and the chance to finally hear Jim Nantz and Phil Simms realize a dream and announce a game from Gillette Stadium ...
Kirk Minihane
11/13/2012 - 8:22am
I suppose it's important to note that the Patriots did beat the Bills on Sunday. I was there, I saw Patriots 37, Bills 31 with 0:00 on the clock.
Kirk Minihane
11/11/2012 - 10:47pm
There are a million Patriots apologists and at least as many professional and amateur contrarians, but after watching Patriots 37, Bills 31, we can all get together and agree that this defense isn't nearly good enough to win a Super Bowl as presently constituted, right?
Kirk Minihane
11/08/2012 - 12:26pm
Probably by now you've seen the Sporting News poll of 103 NFL players earlier this week that asked this question:  Who is the most overrated head coach in the NFL today?
Kirk Minihane
11/06/2012 - 12:08pm
It's so easy to take Tom Brady for granted.
Kirk Minihane
11/05/2012 - 5:12am
I think we all believe Kevin Youkilis was traded by the Red Sox to the White Sox on June 24 for the following reasons:
Kirk Minihane
10/31/2012 - 1:14am
Here's what we can indisputably take away from Heat 120, Celtics 107: These two teams still hate each other. That's it, that's all and it's really kind of a wonderful thing, no? 
Kirk Minihane
10/30/2012 - 7:02am
"I'm always going to be a Celtic no matter what." -- Ray Allen Ray Allen wants to have it both ways.


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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

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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.

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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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Joe & Rob talked to Jonny Gomes after the dramatic run-off win at Fenway over the Orioles.

Joe and Dave postgame with David Ross 04-17-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox catcher, David Ross, who had the go-ahead RBI tonight as the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a brilliant pitching performance from Jon Lester.

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley - 4-17-14

Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.

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Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

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Bruins' Enforcer Shawn Thornton Talk with D&C After Game 2 4-21-14

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Andruzzi reflects on last year's tragedy and talks about the runners for his foundation.

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Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

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Mut and TC discuss how almost every national hockey writer is picking the Bruins to beat Detroit. Will the Bruins be too confident?

Mut and Merloni Previewing Playoff Hockey 4-18-14

Mut and TC preview the Bruins first round match up against Detroit Red Wings

Dale and Holley with DJ B…

Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Title Town Edition - 4-18-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around the most recent runs to championships in Boston, and misnomers like Title Town for Green Bay or Hockey Town for Detroit.

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

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

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Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

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Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

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