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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
06/12/2011 - 7:52pm
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.
Kirk Minihane
06/06/2011 - 10:47am
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 - 11:28am
   “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 - 4:00pm
  "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 - 6:24am
  Mailbag time and it's all Jack Edwards this week.
Kirk Minihane
05/26/2011 - 10:55am
"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
Kirk Minihane
05/24/2011 - 10:50am
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 - 11:06am
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 - 7:07am
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 - 11:02am
Five thoughts as we say goodbye to the 2010-11 season. Thanks for the memories, Chris Johnson ...
Kirk Minihane
05/11/2011 - 11:03am
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 - 11:01am
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 - 6:24am
In my lifetime, the 1987 Celtics have always been the measuring stick when it comes to Sports Courage.
Kirk Minihane
05/04/2011 - 1:04am
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 - 10:44pm
MIAMI — Let's get the obvious out of the way: If you want to get technical (get it?), Paul Pierce has only Paul Pierce to blame for getting kicked out of Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Heat.
Kirk Minihane
04/28/2011 - 10:36am
Let's get this out of the way: What I don't know about hockey could fill the Grand Canyon about 500 times over.  There's a reason why I never write about the Bruins. I would really, really suck at it. I'd be better use for WEEI.com covering the elections in Zimbabwe. I'm a 36 handicap when it comes to hockey knowledge.
Kirk Minihane
04/25/2011 - 10:07pm
Why a Celtics playoff stock watch?
Kirk Minihane
04/20/2011 - 6:17am
The first two games of the Celtics-Knicks series has been terrific theatre, certainly a hell of a lot better than Spider-Man on Broadway (and unlike Spidey on 42nd street, no serious injuries, either -- unless you count the coaching reputation of Mike D'Antoni).
Kirk Minihane
04/12/2011 - 10:47am
Ladies and Gentleman, your 2011 Boston Red Sox! A 2-8 record, tied for the worst in baseball. Four and a half games out of first place. Swept by the Rangers and the Indians (who have two of the three best records in baseball). 
Kirk Minihane
04/08/2011 - 10:17pm
Now the debate can finally be settled when it comes to the 2004 Red Sox.  It's not Johnny Damon. It's not Kevin Millar. Sorry, Mark Bellhorn.
Kirk Minihane
04/04/2011 - 6:15am
It's OK to panic. Part of being a sports fan, isn't it? I'm not talking about being irrational. Nobody thinks the Red Sox are 0-3 and on their way to 68-94. 
Kirk Minihane
03/22/2011 - 11:24am
 "If you ask me where my heart and where I'm happy … I love Tom Brady and I love playing for coach Belichick." -- Randy Moss
Kirk Minihane
03/21/2011 - 5:41am
One man's completely uneducated guess at five headlines you'll be reading this week … 1. Pierce scores 25, Garnett adds 18 in win over Knicks
Kirk Minihane
03/16/2011 - 10:55am
"It’s modern-day slavery, you know?" -- Adrian Peterson What an idiot. 
Kirk Minihane
03/15/2011 - 12:13pm
 "He doesn't need to. I've told him he doesn't need to." -- Terry Francona, when asked last week if Jonathan Papelbon needs to look over his shoulder this season.


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