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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
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:  The United States-Japan World Cup final on Sunday was an absolute classic, packed with more drama than all five seasons of the late and very great "Friday Night Lights" put together. Everyone on the field gave everything they had, the very best at their sport playing with the desperation you want to see in a game that defines legacies -- all that stuff.
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.
Kirk Minihane
06/23/2011 - 6:30am
We all know what happened after the Celtics drafted Len Bias.
Kirk Minihane
06/20/2011 - 10:30am
It could all end, I guess.
Kirk Minihane
06/15/2011 - 11:32pm
One man's diary from a Game 7 that turned out to be the end of a 39-year drought and the completion of the greatest seven-year run by any city in North American sports history ... 8:00 p.m. (EST): To be safe, I just threw all the numbers out the window.
Kirk Minihane
06/13/2011 - 10:31am
“I was just saying on that particular play, I would have played it different. That’s the difference between me and him. I have been pumping his tires ever since the series started. I haven’t heard one nice thing he had to say about me. That’s the way it is.’’ -- Roberto Luongo It's kind of hard to work up any hatred for Roberto Luongo.
Kirk Minihane
06/12/2011 - 8:52pm
To borrow a phrase from the great Ed Rooney (a beautiful man -- and a happy 25th anniversary to Ferris Bueller's Day Off), "I don't trust Plaxico Burress any further than I can throw him."  Arrests? Sure. Temporary restraining orders? I mean, just a couple. But who am I to judge? I'm still not allowed within 500 yards of Jack Edwards (which, I can tell you, makes going to Bruins games quite a chore). Pending civil lawsuits? Only one.
Kirk Minihane
06/06/2011 - 11:47am
Unless you count the inevitable failed comeback attempt next season (I'll set the over/under at 3.5 starts and take the under), it's over. 
Kirk Minihane
06/02/2011 - 12:28pm
   “I think he had his finger in my mouth. I don’t think I bit him. He put his hand up, he put it in the other guy’s face, and a finger got in my mouth. That’s what happened." Alex Burrows Punk.
Kirk Minihane
06/01/2011 - 5:00pm
  "We did it. Nineteen years baby. I want to thank you very much. That's why I'm telling you first: I'm about to retire. Love you, talk to you soon." -- Shaquille O'Neal's video message (via Twitter), Wednesday afternoon
Kirk Minihane
06/01/2011 - 7:24am
  Mailbag time and it's all Jack Edwards this week.
Kirk Minihane
05/26/2011 - 11:55am
"I always hear my name mentioned in connection with Larry Bird's. People are always saying, 'That Scott Hastings, he's sure no Larry Bird.' "  Scott Hastings, 1988 Full disclosure: When it comes to Larry Bird, I'm as biased as it gets. 
Kirk Minihane
05/24/2011 - 11:50am
This idea was triggered while watching Adrian Gonzalez on Sunday night against the Cubs. Gonzalez went 4-for-4 in the game to move his average up to .342 on the season. It was after his final at-bat that I began to wonder if I was looking at the best hitter in baseball.
Kirk Minihane
05/23/2011 - 12:06pm
Not sure why people are trying to make a story out of Tim Wakefield's performance on Sunday night.  OK, so a 44-year-old (he'll be 45 in August) doesn't step in and give up a run and four hits in 6.2 innings every day. I'll grant you that. But how, I wonder, did we all manage to forget the true headline from Sunday?
Kirk Minihane
05/17/2011 - 8:07am
With a quarter of the Red Sox' season in the books (give or take a game) I figured it would be as good a time as any for the first report card of 2011. 
Kirk Minihane
05/12/2011 - 12:02pm
Five thoughts as we say goodbye to the 2010-11 season. Thanks for the memories, Chris Johnson ...
Kirk Minihane
05/11/2011 - 12:03pm
Is it still too early, John Lackey apologists? Can we go ahead and question if this $82.5 million contract is a complete and utter disaster?
Kirk Minihane
05/10/2011 - 12:01pm
Five off-day thoughts as we ready for the end of an era, the beginning of the best Boston sports comeback since 2004 or a stay of execution ... 
Kirk Minihane
05/09/2011 - 7:24am
In my lifetime, the 1987 Celtics have always been the measuring stick when it comes to Sports Courage.
Kirk Minihane
05/04/2011 - 2:04am
MIAMI — When LeBron James plays basketball at the level he did on Tuesday night, two things become apparent really quickly.
Kirk Minihane
05/01/2011 - 11:44pm


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It Is What It Is Cast: Logan Mankins, the offensive line, and Brandon Spikes' guarantee

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.

It Is What It Is Cast: Bill Parcells and Patriots Hall of Fame

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.

CSNNE's Tom E. Curran Reports From NFL Owners Meetings

Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.

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Celtics President Danny Ainge with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

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Joe and Dave postgame with David Ross 04-17-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox catcher, David Ross, who had the go-ahead RBI tonight as the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a brilliant pitching performance from Jon Lester.

Dave O'Brien with Dale and Holley - 4-17-14

Sox broadcaster Dave O'Brien checks in live from Chicago for our weekly chat about the state of the Sox.

Red Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Scott Stella on his buddy…

Scott Stella on his buddy Mark Fucarile 4-18-14

Scott talked about the fantastic E 60 documentary Dream On and how his friend is doing.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, Previews Bruins-Red Wings 4-18-14

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the program to talk about the creativity of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock as well as the potential for physical play in the series.

Bruins heavy favorites going into first round Series against the Red Wings

Mut and TC discuss how almost every national hockey writer is picking the Bruins to beat Detroit. Will the Bruins be too confident?

Mut and Merloni Previewing Playoff Hockey 4-18-14

Mut and TC preview the Bruins first round match up against Detroit Red Wings

Dale and Holley with DJ B…

Dale and Holley with DJ Bean : Complete Bruins-Wings game 1 preview and analysis

We get you ready for Bruins game one of round one vs the Detroit Red Wings, with DJ Bean from WEEI.com

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Title Town Edition - 4-18-14

We tackle four topics all revolving around the most recent runs to championships in Boston, and misnomers like Title Town for Green Bay or Hockey Town for Detroit.

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and…

Pod Man Rush: DJ Bean and Greg Wyshynski on Bruins-Red Wings

Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo! Sports joins DJ to break down the first-round matchup between the Bruins and Red Wings. Also discussed is Zdeno Chara's Norris candidacy, transparency with voting for the NHL awards and whether the Canadiens will get out of the first round.

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Jack Edwards previews Red…

Jack Edwards previews Red Wings and Bruins Round 1 with Dale and Holley 4-17-14

We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.

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Ty Law, Patriots legend: On being a finalist for Hall of Fame, 4-17-14

Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Chelsea is pregnant 4-18-14

The top of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

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The Bruins prepare for the Red Wings 4-18-14

The guys opened the show talking about the Detroit Boston matchup.

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Shawn Thornton calls in on gameday 4-18-14

Shawn Thornton discussed how he prepares on gameday in the postseason.

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