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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
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. 
Kirk Minihane
04/30/2012 - 11:07am
Immature. Selfish. Self-destructive. Moronic. Indefensible. All are absolutely accurate if describing Rajon Rondo's chest-bump of referee Marc Davis with 41 seconds left in Sunday's loss to the Hawks. Add this, please: Potentially series-altering.
Kirk Minihane
04/20/2012 - 11:44am
Is there any question that Terry Francona will get the loudest ovation at Fenway Park on Friday?
Kirk Minihane
04/10/2012 - 11:15am
Ozzie Guillen is a moron.  We know this, of course, knew it long before he told Time magazine that he "loves" and "respects" Fidel Castro. Guillen is the worst kind of combination -- loud, desperate for attention and not particularly bright. It ended badly for Guillen in Chicago and will end badly in Miami, if it hasn't already ended before it really began.
Kirk Minihane
04/09/2012 - 11:57am
Let's let reason and logic have its moment.
Kirk Minihane
04/04/2012 - 11:16am
Ben Cherington is off to a lousy start. Look, that doesn't mean he'll be a failure. This is not a GM obit, he could very easily turn out to be a terrific executive. To suggest that we should come to a verdict on Ben Cherington, GM, before Opening Day of his first year in charge would be about as stupid as it is insulting. 
Kirk Minihane
04/02/2012 - 11:22am
 "I thought that the manager that managed the Mets that I was not a big fan of was now going to be a different manager, and I don't think there's anything different at all. There's a lot of things I think that are happening not just from his perspective, but when you talk to these guys -- and I'm still talking to some of these guys -- I don't think this is going well.
Kirk Minihane
03/28/2012 - 11:39am
If things don't work out for the 2012 Red Sox -- and I'm not saying they won't, just allowing for the possibility -- I think I already know who a main goat will be. 
Kirk Minihane
03/22/2012 - 6:41am
Well, we have our definitive answer. Bountygate is worse than Spygate. And in Roger Goodell's eyes, it wasn't even close.
Kirk Minihane
03/21/2012 - 12:09pm
So we’ve now had 44 full seasons since Carl Yastrzemski won the Triple Crown. If no one manages to pull it off this season it will be 45 years, which is really remarkable. Forty-five years. In the 45 years prior to 1967?
Kirk Minihane
03/19/2012 - 1:48pm
I think Tim Tebow is a terrible quarterback.
Kirk Minihane
03/13/2012 - 11:53am
Of course, there are injuries. 
Kirk Minihane
03/07/2012 - 9:04am
Here's a dirty little sports secret: The Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rivalry, the one that has spawned books and documentaries and (very soon) a Broadway play and endless hours of nostalgia on YouTube for anyone between the ages of, say, 35-50? Overrated.
Kirk Minihane
03/01/2012 - 8:21am
Jason Varitek will officially retire on Thursday, ending a terrific career by almost any standard. 
Kirk Minihane
02/20/2012 - 8:10am
And on the 144th day, Josh Beckett finally spoke to the media.  The verdict? Maybe he should've kept quiet.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Gr…

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.

Peter King of MMQB with Dale and Holley

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

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.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

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.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

Minor Details Ep. 94.2 wi…

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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Minor Details Ep. 94.2 wi…

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.

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Kirk Minihane on what mot…

Kirk Minihane on what motivates the media 7-25-14

Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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David Ortiz offends the R…

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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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

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

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

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