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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
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 How did we get here? Who's to blame?
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. … You’ve got to take the win-loss record with a grain of salt. He’s generally given us a chance to win when he’s gone out there. That’s what we’re looking for."
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


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It Is What It Is Cast: Has Darrelle Revis' impact actually been underplayed?

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

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.

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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.

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Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

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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

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How does Tom Brady's leadership help the Patriots? 7-29-14

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Red Sox are destroyed by the Blue Jays 7-29-14

Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?

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Three For All: Christian's girlfriend calls him out, 7-29-14

Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.

The NFL is taking a look at "high-stakes" Fantasy Football, 7-29-14

MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.

Red Sox routed by Blue Jays as trade rumors swirl, 7-29-14

The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.

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Have we seen the last of Jon Lester in a Red Sox uniform?

The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Championship Hangover Edition - 7-29-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.

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?

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.

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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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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.

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Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

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Jon Lester is on the table, will he end up in LA? 7-28-14

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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.

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