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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
10/01/2012 - 6:50am
Patriots 52, Bills 28. Call it The Redemption of Josh McDaniels. Too soon? A bit much?
Kirk Minihane
09/25/2012 - 7:31am
This is basically going to be a replacement-free piece of real estate this week.
Kirk Minihane
09/18/2012 - 7:38am
The Patriots never lose these games.  Think about it: When the Patriots, with Tom Brady at quarterback, lose regular-season games at home, it's usually to an NFL heavyweight, an A-Lister.
Kirk Minihane
09/16/2012 - 9:08pm
FOXBORO -- What is going on with Wes Welker?
Kirk Minihane
09/11/2012 - 7:36am
I'm all for conspiracy theories.  I mean it, I can't get enough of them. You think the CIA killed JFK? LBJ was involved? The Mafia? Castro? Maybe you've got J. Edgar Hoover pulling the strings. If you've got a semi-plausible motive, a couple of decent twists and genuine enthusiasm I'm usually all in.
Kirk Minihane
09/10/2012 - 6:39am
The Patriots and Red Sox each have one win this September. 
Kirk Minihane
09/07/2012 - 7:27am
 "What an embarrassing thing to say. If I were there right now, I'd punch you right in the mouth. Ha, ha. How's that sound? Is that like I checked out? What an embarrassing thing." -- Bobby Valentine, talking to Glenn Ordway Thursday on The Big Show
Kirk Minihane
09/04/2012 - 10:38am
So, Ben Cherington and John Henry aren't in Seattle to fire Bobby Valentine. It's a "fact-finding" mission the owner is on, we are told. How much evidence, exactly, does one man need?
Kirk Minihane
08/27/2012 - 6:37am
Freedom. That is what the Dodgers granted the Red Sox, plain and simple. It's been a couple of days and it's still difficult to believe, isn't it?
Kirk Minihane
08/24/2012 - 8:31am
Sometimes it's as simple as it looks. 
Kirk Minihane
08/22/2012 - 12:23pm
This isn't Carl Crawford's fault.
Kirk Minihane
08/21/2012 - 11:17am
Hey, we've finally got the bold move Larry Lucchino promised 33 days ago. Bob McClure out, Randy Niemann in as pitching coach. That should solve everything, right?
Kirk Minihane
08/15/2012 - 2:04am
Are the 2012 Red Sox the most dysfunctional team in history? I'm serious about this -- where else does stuff like this happen? It never ends. And the latest chapter is the most troubling and most telling.
Kirk Minihane
08/09/2012 - 8:09am
I'm wrong all the time.
Kirk Minihane
08/06/2012 - 11:20am
“We just have to play better on the field." John Henry to the Boston Globe, 8/4. Not quite. Not even close, actually. How about starting with a look in the mirror?
Kirk Minihane
07/28/2012 - 10:47am
"He’s been an effective starting pitcher in the American League East this year. However you want to look at it, that’s what he’s been. We’re not doing anything to help us if we take that off the table. We’re trying to improve things.
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?
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 Bill James is at his best when he's questioning things.
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


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It Is What It Is Cast: How former federal prosecutor John Dowd would change NFL discipline process

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.

Patriot Matthew Slater with Dale and Holley

We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.

Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.

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We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

Manager Torey Lovullo wit…

Manager Torey Lovullo with Dale and Holley

We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.

Jackie Bradley Jr. Player Of The Game Interview 8-31-15

Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.

The Sunday Sports Roundtable with Butch Stearns and John Tomase -- A look at the current Red Sox rotation and possible ways to improve in the offseason as well as John's take on the Don Orsillo situation - 8-30-15

Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

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Eddie George isn't very h…

Eddie George isn't very happy with Tom Brady's suspension being overturned 9-3-15

Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.

Tedy Bruschi speaks out in support of Tom Brady and Judge Berman's ruling 9-3-15

The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.

Adam Schefter talks to M&F about tom Brady's overturned suspension 9-3-15

Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.

SI's Michael McCann: The …

SI's Michael McCann: The NFL Embarrassed Itself

Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann

The Patriots Haters Ball Montage

Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.

Bob McNair and other owners ignorance is enabling Roger Goodell to move forward with Deflategate

We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.

Chris Villani and John To…

Chris Villani and John Tomase: All hail the great and obvious Judge Berman

Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.

Planet Mikey - Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Brady Exonerated!

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.

Planet Mikey - What should the Red Sox outfield be?

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.

SoccerCast - Premier Leag…

SoccerCast - Premier League transfer grades, 9-2-15

With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.

#RedSox Farm Report Podcast featuring MLB.com's Jim Callis - what does Dave Dombrowski do with the Farm?

Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.

Fantasy Football Podcast “Draft Strategy”

It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!

Mike Florio on Brady vs, …

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Florio gave us the latest on Brady vs Goodell.

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Michael McCann with the latest on Brady vs Goodell 9-1-15

McCann gave us his thoughts on yesterday's proceedings.

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Larry is still upset about Belichick's postgame answers, but Craig just wants Larry to admit that maybe Bill is not "the genius". In fact, maybe a lot of his success was due to having some pretty good players. The guys go on to discuss Belichick's legacy.

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