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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
10/04/2011 - 6:59am
One man's Week 4 Patriots Report Card, written with the understanding that while Wes Welker probably won't maintain his 160-catch pace, he's got a better chance than Vince Wilfork does keeping his eight
Kirk Minihane
09/27/2011 - 6:41am
Report Card time and comparing Chad Ochocinco to Carl Crawford is silly, of course -- about $136 million reasons why that doesn't work -- but it strikes me that both have had a tough time adjusting to new teams (and I'll bet you never thought of that -- it's why they pay me, folks).
Kirk Minihane
09/22/2011 - 10:24am
Mailbag Time and let's get this out of the way: I think Theo Epstein is a good general manager, for all the reasons we've heard a million times (developing players, pretty solid trade track record, etc.) I'm not a professional Theo-basher (you've read them and heard 'em on the radio -- the guy can't do a
Kirk Minihane
09/20/2011 - 7:08am
Report Card time and after two weeks it seems this is true: 
Kirk Minihane
09/15/2011 - 12:15pm
Mailbag Time and let's start with this preface:
Kirk Minihane
09/14/2011 - 6:50am
Report Card time and it's the ol' written lap dance for the offense and a little bit of the red pen treatment for the defense. That's how it goes when you put up 688 yards of offense and give up 488 yards on defense (and yes, I know it's not quite that simple).  To the card we go ... -- QUARTERBACK -- A+
Kirk Minihane
09/12/2011 - 11:36pm
One man's running diary of the start of the Patriots 2011 season AND a new-found respect for ESPN. OK, maybe just the start of the Patriots season.
Kirk Minihane
09/09/2011 - 3:34pm
One man's Week 1 NFL selections (note: I picked Green Bay over New Orleans on Thursday, which is historic if only because it means I'm over .500 for the first time in the year-plus I've been making picks for the website.) ... --
Kirk Minihane
09/08/2011 - 11:22am
NFC preview time.
Kirk Minihane
09/07/2011 - 6:22am
AFC preview time.
Kirk Minihane
09/01/2011 - 12:00pm
One man's ranking of the 10 best quarterbacks in the NFL today ... -- 10. Eli Manning Just to put an end to a debate that never actually started:
Kirk Minihane
08/30/2011 - 12:22pm
The Yankees and Red Sox are the two best offensive teams in baseball. I'll allow a pause for shock.
Kirk Minihane
08/30/2011 - 7:31am
A question struck me while watching Leslie Visser on CBS during the Patriots-Lions on Saturday night (and no, it had nothing to do with Bruce Jenner): In 2011, is there any value to having a sideline reporter as part of an NFL broadcast?
Kirk Minihane
08/25/2011 - 11:46am
Here's what we know (and thought we knew) about Jonathan Papelbon:
Kirk Minihane
08/16/2011 - 6:47am
One man's ranking of the six legitimate MVP candidates (with the understanding that this list can and very probably will completely change in a matter of days): 6. Justin Verlander
Kirk Minihane
08/11/2011 - 4:52am
About a year ago -- July 30, to be exact -- I wrote a column attempting to answer this question:
Kirk Minihane
08/05/2011 - 8:28am
Let's be fair here: Carl Crawford isn't having a bad season. He's having a disastrous season, in its own way every bit (any maybe more) horrific as John Lackey's. 
Kirk Minihane
08/01/2011 - 11:43am
John Lackey, maybe you heard, is in the second year of a five-year, $82.5 million contract. He's the highest-paid pitcher in Red Sox history by kind of a lot (I think 14 million bucks is kind of a lot, anyway).
Kirk Minihane
07/27/2011 - 12:02pm
Walk me through this as if I'm a complete moron (I know, I know, but sometimes we need to suspend disbelief. Or do we need to suspend belief? I'm confused. And also a moron):
Kirk Minihane
07/19/2011 - 1:29pm
A confession: I love the trade deadline.
Kirk Minihane
07/18/2011 - 12:13pm
Let's get the obvious out of the way: 
Kirk Minihane
07/14/2011 - 10:48pm
As we get ready to begin the second half we know this about the 2011 Red Sox: They are exactly where you and I thought they would be when we made our predictions in the spring. Are they going to win 100 games? Probably not, but they are going to finish somewhere in the 95-victory range.
Kirk Minihane
07/12/2011 - 12:30pm
If you're under the age of, let's say 30, what you are about to read will literally make zero sense. Ready for it? There was a time when Chris Berman was a fresh, funny and very nearly revolutionary figure in television.
Kirk Minihane
07/05/2011 - 9:58am
With half of the Red Sox' season in the books (give or take a game or three,) I figured it would be as good a time as any for the second report card of 2011.  Couple of things before we get started:
Kirk Minihane
06/29/2011 - 1:28am
PHILADELPHIA -- The Red Sox and Phillies began a three-game series on Tuesday night. You probably heard that it was maybe a World Series preview.


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Mike Reiss with Dale, Hol…

Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins…

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins Giardi and Bradford to preview the NBA Draft and the future of the Celtics - "They're looking to get a starter this year, a starter in next year's draft and possibly a free agent starter...Kevin Durant is not coming here." ...

Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.

Head Coach Brad Stevens with Dale and Holley

Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

Red Sox Review with Mut, …

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-25-16

Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Blake Swihart after he had two triples as part of a Red Sox 10-3 win over the Colorado Rockies

Roger Clemens with Joe and Tim

Roger Clemens joined the broadcast on a night where the 1986 Red Sox were honored before the game at Fenway Park

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean…

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.

D&C - Pats file amicus br…

D&C - Pats file amicus brief, Gary Tanguay says Bob Kraft gets a raw deal from ungrateful fans

Gary Tanguay continues his defense of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and tries to talk up the importance of the team filing an amicus briefing in support of Tom Brady and the NFLPA's case.

D&C - Kirk gives the new producers a D+ on their podcast; plus a Trump v Bernie debate

Gary Tanguay sits in for Dino and the guys review Ken and Paul's podcast debut on the 'Breaking Balls' cast. Also, Donald Trump tells JImmy Kimmel he'll debate Bernie Sanders for charity.

D&C - Lucy bows out of the producer race, Ken and Paul are in (by default)

Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.

Did Jim Bruer Meet John J…

Did Jim Bruer Meet John Jastremski?

Comedian Jim Bruer says he was on vacation in Mexico and talked to Jastremski about deflategate.

NESN Tries Out a Three Man Booth 5-25-16

The guys talk about NESN's experiment with a three person booth on Red Sox Telecast. They also talk about who they think should be in the booth with Dave O'Brien

DJ Bean joins OMF 5-25-16

DJ Bean talks to the guys about the Bruin's signing of Kevan Miller, and the state of the Bruins off-season.

John Farrell - JBJ is a p…

John Farrell - JBJ is a pro, taking it all in stride

We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.

Patriots go on the offensive against the NFL in their latest court filing

We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Roger Dodger Edition 05-25-16

We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.

Red Sox Review with Mut, …

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-25-16

Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.

5-24-16 Red Sox Review with Mut

Carson Smith needs Tommy John and Jackie Bradley Jr. reaches 28 game hitting streak

Planet Mikey Show Hour 4 5-23-16

Hour 4 of The Planet Mikey Show w/ Christian Arcand.

Enough About Me - Ep. 15:…

Enough About Me - Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

It Is What It Is Cast - Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup QB Jim Miller about Tom Brady & Deflategate 5-25-16

In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.

Teeing Off With Ben and Nick. The Olympics

This week we talk about top golfers dropping out of the Olympic games.

Jim Polito hangs up on us…

Jim Polito hangs up on us, 5-24-16

Jim Polito of WTAG in Worcester joins us for a few minutes to talk about the district attorney and how the show should stick to sports.

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D&C - Lucy bows out of th…

D&C - Lucy bows out of the producer race, Ken and Paul are in (by default)

Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.

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Turtleboy on Auburn cop k…

Turtleboy on Auburn cop killer case, 5-24-16

Turtleboy from Turtleboy Sports joins the guys to talk about the cop killer.

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Kirk goes on a rant, orde…

Kirk goes on a rant, orders Gerry's mic shut off, 5-23-16

Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.

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Does continuing to fight …

Does continuing to fight make Tom Brady selfish?

Stephen A Smith thinks so, but what does his own fan-base think?

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