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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
07/25/2012 - 10:56am
A 49-50 record with a $178 million payroll. Last place in the American League East. Communication issues within his coaching staff. Not the first, second or 456th choice for the job by his general manager.
Kirk Minihane
07/23/2012 - 7:29am
So this is what the bottom looks like. 
Kirk Minihane
07/18/2012 - 11:52am
Should we be worried about Rob Gronkowski? Is there a reason the Patriots, according to a report in The Boston Globe, have spiked the Summer of Gronk? Is it as simple as a reminder to get ready for work, or is there something more going on? Because I must be missing something. What, exactly, has changed?
Kirk Minihane
07/16/2012 - 9:27am
"The people who are responsible for it are the media. The media created this smokescreen behind which Sandusky operated, and then they're trying to blame Paterno." -- Red Sox senior adviser Bill James, during an ESPN Radio interview Saturday
Kirk Minihane
07/12/2012 - 11:45am
"Nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity."  Freeh Report, July 12, 2012 Anyone still want to stand up for Joe Paterno? OK, we see you, Matt Millen. Anyone else?
Kirk Minihane
07/10/2012 - 7:50am
Ready for a first-half Red Sox report card? You're getting one anyway. It's been worse than ugly -- it's been mediocre. This is what .500 looks like, huh? Injuries, underperforming stars, palace intrigue, endless taped segments with Jenny Dell. 
Kirk Minihane
07/09/2012 - 6:22am
Is it OK to hate Ray Allen?
Kirk Minihane
06/28/2012 - 7:05am
Who's next? Kevin Youkilis, maybe you heard, has been traded. If you had asked a week ago to predict the next Red Sox player to be dealt, Youkilis would have been pretty close to a unanimous pick. 
Kirk Minihane
06/23/2012 - 11:09am
"Although we understand the task of healing is just beginning, today's verdict is an important milestone. The community owes a measure of gratitude to the jurors for their diligent service. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and their families."  -- Statement from Paterno family following conviction of Jerry Sandusky Too late. Ten years too late. 
Kirk Minihane
06/20/2012 - 8:38am
I have no idea if the Red Sox clubhouse is toxic.  But I do know, when it comes to winning, it's a completely irrelevant topic. Fun to gossip about? Sure. Semi-telling (at least) about certain individuals? You bet. An easy way to kill four hours on the radio or fill 1,000 or so words in a column? Of course. 
Kirk Minihane
06/18/2012 - 9:10am
So it seems Josh Beckett, on the DL with shoulder discomfort, isn't going to speak to the media anymore.  Good for him. Makes all the sense in the world to me. And as a member of the media I wonder why more guys don't do it.
Kirk Minihane
06/11/2012 - 9:34am
Five Celtics questions as we put on our non-prescription glasses and take a look at what just happened and what will happen with this team ... 1. Is the title window closed?
Kirk Minihane
06/07/2012 - 7:40am
 “We played good enough to give ourselves a chance to win. That’s all you can ask for.” -- LeBron James after Game 5
Kirk Minihane
06/05/2012 - 7:28am
Why a Celtics-Heat series Stock Watch?
Kirk Minihane
06/04/2012 - 2:04am
Kirk Minihane
06/01/2012 - 12:08am
Five questions for Game 3 as the Heat try to basically put the series away, the Celtics try to get a win, David Stern tries to decide if this game is fix-worthy and Ryan Hollins tries to master the concept of grabbing a rebound ... WILL THE REFEREES STAY OUT OF THE WAY?
Kirk Minihane
05/29/2012 - 10:21am
Ed Malloy, Dan Crawford and Jason Phillips were not the reason the Celtics lost Game 1 to the Miami Heat on Monday night.
Kirk Minihane
05/25/2012 - 8:07am
On Tuesday, Curt Schilling praised the "breathtaking resilience" of the employees of 38 Studios. On Thursday, he fired them. All of them.
Kirk Minihane
05/22/2012 - 9:32am
 "I don't get no respect. Not from the media. Not from the front office. What I do is never the right thing. It's always hiding, for somebody to find out." - David Ortiz I sometimes wonder if David Ortiz is legitimately delusional. 
Kirk Minihane
05/21/2012 - 11:32am
LeBron James is one of the 10 greatest basketball players of all time.   Just in case you were wondering, the list, on May 21, 2012, looks like this: Jordan Russell Bird Magic Kareem Robertson Wilt Olajuwon Duncan LeBron
Kirk Minihane
05/16/2012 - 12:17pm
"There can be no question our country is in the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I also think there can be no question that it falls on us, the individuals, to find a way out of our own personal crisis." -- Curt Schilling, February 2011 Uh-oh.
Kirk Minihane
05/14/2012 - 10:56am
"If Youk returns in a week and is ready to go, he plays third base. He's been here. It's great that Will has come up and done a good job and we like him a lot and he's a big part of our future. But Youk's on the DL and he didn't lose his job because he got hurt." -- Ben Cherington
Kirk Minihane
05/08/2012 - 9:52am
One man's attempt to figure out exactly where Paul Pierce ranks among the top 10 players in the history of the Boston Celtics, a list that will inevitably (and probably correctly) be ridiculed ...
Kirk Minihane
05/07/2012 - 9:57am
Adrian Gonzalez has a $154 million contract, second-largest in Red Sox history. He's making $21 million this season, eighth-highest in baseball (Carl Crawford - at $20.3 million - is 11th). 
Kirk Minihane
05/02/2012 - 9:23am
This was supposed to be a column burying the recent work of Mr. Tommy Heinsohn. 


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