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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
02/16/2013 - 11:11am
Rajon Rondo for Dwight Howard? Sign me up. 
Kirk Minihane
02/11/2013 - 8:58am
"What next level is there? That's the thing that frustrates me. People don't consider me an ace or don't consider me a front-line starter. Well, when there are two other pitchers in all of baseball who (won at least 15 games four straight seasons), what am I? That's my argument to it. What extra level is there to it? Am I supposed to win 25 games every year? It's not possible." -- Jon Lester, Feb. 9
Kirk Minihane
02/07/2013 - 9:01am
In 567 games (regular season and playoffs), Rajon Rondo has totaled 6,587 points, 4,788 assists, 2,710 rebounds, 1,094 steals, 27 triple-doubles, an NBA title, another finals appearance and four All-Star Game selections. 
Kirk Minihane
02/04/2013 - 8:52am
"The more angles I see, the more confused I get." -- Phil Simms, Super Bowl XLVII
Kirk Minihane
01/30/2013 - 11:26am
“I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football." -- Barack Obama to The New Republic, Jan. 27 First: I'm not a supporter of this President.
Kirk Minihane
01/28/2013 - 8:58am
"You can write the obituary. I'm not."  -- Doc Rivers OK, we will.
Kirk Minihane
01/25/2013 - 9:02am
If I'm John Henry I'm pissed.
Kirk Minihane
01/22/2013 - 9:07am
 "That’s funny, ever since Spygate they haven’t been able to win." -- Terrell Suggs Is he right? 
Kirk Minihane
01/21/2013 - 8:51am
The blame for Ravens 28, Patriots 13, begins and ends with Tom Brady, the worst quarterback on the field Sunday (no, I'm not counting Ryan Mallet) and, in fact, the worst quarterback in either game on Sunday. And it wasn't even close.
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. 


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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.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

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

Rob Bradford on the lates…

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.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Joe Torre forgets The Boss 7-28-14

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

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.

Tim Kurkjian, ESPN: Red S…

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.

Three For All: Easy College Classes 7-28-14

The guys discuss their easiest college classes.

With Revis and Browner, should the Patriots Defense be more aggressive? 7-28-14

After comments by Nick Caserio, the guys discuss if the Patriots should adjust their defensive approach after the additions of Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis

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?

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Red Sox Mistakes - 7-28-14

We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

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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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.

Ian Browne reflects on 10th anniversary of Red Sox-Yankees brawl

A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.

Rob Bradford on the lates…

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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Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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