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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
02/03/2012 - 8:03am
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Giants are going to win Super Bowl XLVI.  We'll get to why in a moment, but first let's debunk a couple of myths.
Kirk Minihane
02/02/2012 - 8:31am
INDIANAPOLIS -- There are two players in NFL history with at least 10 catches in two Super Bowls.
Kirk Minihane
01/31/2012 - 12:53am
INDIANAPOLIS -- Spygate? Really?
Kirk Minihane
01/30/2012 - 12:04am
INDIANAPOLIS -- The late, very great Robert Altman (I feel almost embarrassed to have to list his credentials, this is the director of "Nashville," "Short Cuts," "M*A*S*H," "The Player") once noted that there are really only about six or seven different stories, the rest is about character development. I think he was right in that observation about film, and he'd be right if he were talking Patriots-Giants.
Kirk Minihane
01/25/2012 - 12:38pm
This is how it works, I guess.
Kirk Minihane
01/23/2012 - 6:31pm
It's easy to blast Tim Thomas for skipping the ceremony at the White House on Monday. 
Kirk Minihane
01/23/2012 - 1:38am
"Well, I sucked pretty bad today but our defense saved us." -- Tom Brady FOXBORO -- He's right on both counts.
Kirk Minihane
01/19/2012 - 7:16am
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- File the next sentence under things that would never happen in the World of Belichick: The best player on the defense using the media to call out the quarterback six days before the AFC championship.
Kirk Minihane
01/15/2012 - 2:57am
FOXBORO -- With 11:46 left in the third quarter of the Patriots-Broncos game on Saturday night Tom Brady had twice as many TD passes (six) than Tim Tebow had completions (three). 
Kirk Minihane
01/13/2012 - 8:12am
"The road environment is very different than our friendly home crowd, who when I looked up, half the stadium was gone when we were up 21 points early fourth quarter, which I wasn’t so happy about.
Kirk Minihane
01/11/2012 - 12:57pm
Isn't there always an X-factor in the postseason, a player that no one expected to make a significant contribution to a championship?
Kirk Minihane
01/10/2012 - 8:20am
The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl.
Kirk Minihane
01/09/2012 - 8:43am
It's tough to win 13 games in an NFL season.  How tough, exactly? Well, the other three teams in the AFC East - Bills, Dolphins, Jets, in case you needed a refresher - have won 13 or more games a total of four times in a combined 150 seasons of professional football. The Patriots have won 13 or more games five times in the last nine seasons.  
Kirk Minihane
01/04/2012 - 1:35pm
Ray Allen is Mariano Rivera.
Kirk Minihane
01/03/2012 - 8:12am
Report Card Time as we take a look at Sunday's win over the Bills and the regular season in total.
Kirk Minihane
01/01/2012 - 7:28pm
We know there are plenty of questions surrounding this Patriots team (the worst great team in history?) as they get ready to try to win a playoff game for the first time during the Obama administration. 
Kirk Minihane
12/22/2011 - 9:40pm
 "In my mind, this is a one-year [title] window for us. It's closing, there's no doubt about it." -- Doc Rivers Not closing, Doc. It's closed.
Kirk Minihane
12/20/2011 - 4:43am
One man's Report Card from a win that slowed down the Tebow Express but really yielded no answers, unless you were wondering what Tebow would look like if he threw right-handed (maybe one of the six or seven all-time "Really, CBS?" moments -- and yes, Phil Simms did tell us that Tebow's throwing motion was similar to Tom Brady's. Kind of makes you reevaluate his criticism of Andrew Luck, no?) … -- QUARTERBACK -- A-
Kirk Minihane
12/15/2011 - 2:53pm
Finally, a place on the internet has been carved out to have a discussion about Tim Tebow. 
Kirk Minihane
12/14/2011 - 1:10pm
Tim Tebow has managed to pull it off. He's the most underrated and overrated quarterback on the planet today. First: I was wrong about Tebow.
Kirk Minihane
12/13/2011 - 8:19am
Report Card time and we'll start with a question: Does anyone think this defense is going to stop Tim Tebow?
Kirk Minihane
12/07/2011 - 1:02pm
 “Just one of those things you’ve got to do once in a while as a coach. He’s missed some meetings. Obviously it’s not the first time. When it’s the first time, you give guys a break. But it’s happened more than a few times. At one point, he’s got to hold himself responsible. We felt he could have easily done that. Hopefully it’s a learning thing.
Kirk Minihane
12/06/2011 - 8:13am
Report Card time and we'll start here: Is it possible that Tom Brady is underrated? I know that question might want to make the anti-Brady crowd vomit up every piece of food they have ever digested, but I only ask because of this: Brady is putting together of one of the two dozen or so best seasons by a quarterback in NFL history and no one is talking about it. Crickets and tumbleweed kind of quiet. The afternoon programming at NESN has generated more buzz.
Kirk Minihane
11/30/2011 - 1:06pm
It's over. Our kind of long and not really national nightmare is finished. Bobby Valentine is going to manage the Red Sox in 2012. And, yes, if you had walked up to me on September 1 and told me that I wouldn't have known what language you were speaking.
Kirk Minihane
11/29/2011 - 9:08am
Report Card time and we'll start with two questions:  What do you think goes through Wes Welker's head when he sees DeSean Jackson flat-out quit on a football field? And do you think there's a chance in the world the prospect of taking a hit from Tracy White -- not exactly Dick Butkus circa 1966 -- would ever inspire fear in Welker?


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Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-3…

Jerod Mayo joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.

Danny Amendola joins MFB, 7-30-14

Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.

It Is What It Is Cast: Brandon Browner gets fired up

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.

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.

Anthony Ranaudo after he …

Anthony Ranaudo after he makes his Major League Debut

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox starting pitcher after he makes his Major League debut and got his first career win against the New York Yankees.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Hazen on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

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

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haz…

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haze on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Tara Reid believes in Sharknado's 8-1-14

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

Chris Mad Dog Russo on the MLB trade deadline 8-1-14

Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.

Three For All: Tim calls …

Three For All: Tim calls an Arena League NOT Top-10 play, 8-1-14

Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: "The home plate rule is terrible," 8-1-14

Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.

The dust settles on a wild trade deadline day, 8-1-14

8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd o…

Red Sox turn over 1/3rd of their 25 roster by the trade deadline - response and reaction

Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - BAD trade deadline deals edition 7-31-14

We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.

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

Producer's Podcast-Is Leb…

Producer's Podcast-Is Lebron a Genius? 7-29-14

Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius

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.

Jon Lester traded to Oakl…

Jon Lester traded to Oakland and Lou Merloni is pissed 7-31-14

Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.

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Jonny Gomes: "I didn't wa…

Jonny Gomes: "I didn't want to go anywhere. I can't fathom any player ever wanting to leave Boston." 7-31-14

Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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John Lackey is traded to …

John Lackey is traded to St. Louis, Lou's emotional roller coaster continues. 7-31-14

Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.

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Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haz…

Red Sox asst. GM Mike Haze on the deadline deals 8-1-14

Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.

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Chris Mad Dog Russo on th…

Chris Mad Dog Russo on the MLB trade deadline 8-1-14

Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.

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