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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
12/19/2012 - 7:37am
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 - 8:05am
"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."
Kirk Minihane
12/12/2012 - 8:02am
"Our expectation is Jacoby will be here and be our center fielder." -- Ben Cherington, Dec. 5, 2012
Kirk Minihane
12/11/2012 - 8:04am
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 - 8:21am
Real nice seven-day stretch for CBS sports both nationally and locally, huh?
Kirk Minihane
12/05/2012 - 8:08am
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 - 4:21am
"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 - 4:37am
I don't know which season is the best by a quarterback in NFL history -- if I had to pick I'd probably go with Aaron Rodgers in 2011, with his 45 TDs, six picks, 4,643 yards and a record 122.5 passer rating -- but I'm confident in writing that Tom B
Kirk Minihane
11/21/2012 - 7:50am
Ben Cherington, fiscal disciplinarian. 
Kirk Minihane
11/19/2012 - 8:46pm
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 - 9:30am
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 - 7:22am
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. It happened, the Patriots are 6-3 and a look at the standings confirms this team has won three games in row and are one game behind the Ravens (though in actuality it's two with the head-to-head loss) for the second seed in the AFC.
Kirk Minihane
11/11/2012 - 9:47pm
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 - 11:26am
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 - 11:08am
It's so easy to take Tom Brady for granted.
Kirk Minihane
11/05/2012 - 4:12am
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 - 12:14am
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 - 6:02am
"I'm always going to be a Celtic no matter what." -- Ray Allen Ray Allen wants to have it both ways.
Kirk Minihane
10/25/2012 - 11:06am
 "I know what I’m doing." -- Frank Spaziani, Oct. 24 I think we're all realistic about the ceiling for Boston College football, right?
Kirk Minihane
10/23/2012 - 6:43am
Report card time, and remember this if you are understandably ready to bury this team after watching Mark Sanchez go up and down the field a week after watching Russell Wilson outplay Tom Brady:
Kirk Minihane
10/21/2012 - 9:54pm
FOXBORO -- Did that feel like a win to you?
Kirk Minihane
10/16/2012 - 6:14am
Report Card Time and a very quick Q&A before we get started. Is the sky falling?
Kirk Minihane
10/15/2012 - 5:52am
There were two quarterbacks playing at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sunday afternoon. One is a rookie and the other played like a rookie.
Kirk Minihane
10/10/2012 - 10:12am
Dan Shaughnessy blames me for fans in Kansas City cheering when Matt Cassel was knocked out with a head injury last Sunday. Knowing this, you might conclude I was among the 68,803 in attendance at Arrowhead Stadium, fist raised in triumph as Cassel was taken off the field. That would be a logical assumption, right?
Kirk Minihane
10/09/2012 - 5:52am
Report card time, and if Wes Welker goes back to the bench when Julian Edelman returns, we've really got a story. 


Audio On Demand

NFL Network's Heath Evans…

NFL Network's Heath Evans with Dale, Holley and Keefe

Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.

Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater on Patriots Monday

Michael Holley and Rich Keefe speak to special teams captain Matthew Slater as the Patriots head to the AFC Championship and host the Steelers.

Head Coach Bill Belichick with Dale, Holley and Keefe

Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah …

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul, and it's time for the Celtics to fill their biggest need 12-20-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' injury and keeping Marcus Smart in control 12-13-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.

Celtics Podcast – Bad finish against the Rockets and love for DeMarcus Cousins 12-6-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.

Hot Stove Show Hour 2 - H…

Hot Stove Show Hour 2 - Hall of Fame candidates losing and gaining support

Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.

Hot Stove Show Hour 1 - Reacts to the 2017 Hall of Fame elections

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 3: Jackie Bradley Jr.

Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's K…

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson -- It was a very good week for the Bruins-Are they turning things around? -- 1-15-17

Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson talk Bruins and the state of Claude Julien's tenure in Boston -- 1-8-16

Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.

Saturday Skate - Khudobin to blame? Julien hot seat? Landeskog trade? 12-17-16

Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.

K&C- Gerry is going to th…

K&C- Gerry is going to the inauguration; Antonio Brown's Facebook Live salary 1-19-17

Hour 4. Gerry is going to Trump's inauguration. Antonio Brown gets paid to stream on Facebook.

K&C- Curt Schilling joins the show and thinks the HOF process is a joke 1-19-17

Curt Schilling joins K&C to discuss losing votes for the HOF. Schilling also touches on the HOF Class of 2017.

K&C- Curt Schilling on being snubbed and the HOF Class of 2017; Michael Floyd, The Monk 1-19-17

Hour 3. The guys continue their discussion of the baseball hall of fame. Curt Schilling calls in to give his opinion on the HOF class. Michael Floyd is living the Patriot way.

Julian Edelman's words we…

Julian Edelman's words were twisted, but he clarifies them anyway, 1-19-17

Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about Julian Edelman's innocuous comments which the Media spun out of control yesterday. We hear him respond to the Pittsburgh Media on a Conference Call, where he cites the Media making stuff up.

Robert Kraft is still upset, 1-19-17

According to an article in the New York Times, Robert Kraft "Still Sore at N.F.L., Has Payback in Sight." Glenn, Lou, and Christian try to figure out if there is real animosity between Kraft and Roger Goodell.

Manish Mehta has a dumb take, and Tom Brady's "Playoff Clunkers," 1-19-17

Glenn is irate at NY Daily News' Manish Mehta for his dumb take in today's column: Belichick won't move Brady in the Offseason to make room for Jimmy G. Also, the OMF'ers revisit Colin Cowherd's assessment that Brady has had 2 "Playoff Clunkers" in a row.

Roger Goodell wanted to c…

Roger Goodell wanted to come to Foxboro but was told not to? Yeah right.

The newest nugget of information in the 'Roger Goodell won't come to New England Saga' is that Goodell himself really wanted to come to Gilette Stadium for the AFC Championship, but league officials advised against it. And we aren't buying it for one second.

The NFL's final four is showcasing four of their greatest quarterbacks

Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the conference finals, and how the four remaining teams may have the four best qb's in the league playing for them.

Holley's key to Sunday's AFC Championship - Stopping the run

Michael Holley gets in to how the Patriots can win on Sunday night, and tries his hardest to come up with an Eddie Andelman-esque catchphrase for his theory.

Ep. 49: Chad Finn - Charl…

Ep. 49: Chad Finn - Charlotte Wilder's story on Trump/Patriots

Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ep. 48: John Ziegler - Penn State Scandal

Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.

Ep. 47: Sean Leahy, Boston Herald sports editor

Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.

The Real K&C - 72 Degree …

The Real K&C - 72 Degree Meter, Inauguration apocalyptic & Madden mania 1-19-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.

Enough About Me - Ep. 49: Chad Finn - Charlotte Wilder's Article on the Pats and Trump

Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Real K&C - Carbon neutral, guns for grizzlies and an Alex No. 2 scandal 1-18-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have all the K&C Show gossip from a wild Reimer Wednesday.

K&C- Tom Brady on the Tex…

K&C- Tom Brady on the Texans, Steelers, being a vegan, and his feelings on Goodell visiting New England 1-16-17

Tom Brady joins the show to discuss the game against the Texans, the AFC championship versus the Steelers, his diet, and Roger Goodell.

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Bill Belichick - We're focused on the AFC Championship, not social media policies

Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.

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K&C- Aaron Rodgers is bet…

K&C- Aaron Rodgers is better than most HOF quarterbacks; Lucy ranked the Patriots’ wives and girlfriends 1-17-17

Hour 4. Fauria is wrong about Rodgers. Lucy ranked the wives and girlfriends of Patriots players and Trenni isn't happy about it.

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K&C- Aaron Rodgers hates his family; Trenni's dream man 1-17-17

Hour 3. Aaron Rodgers doesn't get along with his family. Trenni's dream man in the Boston media is revealed.

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