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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
06/01/2011 - 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
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
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 - 11:36am
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 - 11:07pm
Why a Celtics playoff stock watch?
Kirk Minihane
04/20/2011 - 7:17am
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 - 11:47am
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 - 11:17pm
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 - 7:15am
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 - 12:24pm
 "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 - 6:41am
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 - 11:55am
"It’s modern-day slavery, you know?" -- Adrian Peterson What an idiot. 
Kirk Minihane
03/15/2011 - 1:13pm
 "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.
Kirk Minihane
03/14/2011 - 1:54am
It's impossible to attach any big picture thoughts to the Celtics based on the win over the Bucks on Sunday night.
Kirk Minihane
03/08/2011 - 9:05pm
Clearly, a lot has changed in the last year for the Red Sox.
Kirk Minihane
03/02/2011 - 2:56pm
I've heard enough about Kendrick Perkins. I mean, really? Still? It's been six days. My patience has worn off. A nice player, yes. A contributor to the 2008 championship team? Sure. Gritty. Tough. A perfect fifth banana. The right guy for the right team. 
Kirk Minihane
02/24/2011 - 6:49pm
One man's look at the position-by-position matchups of the Red Sox and Yankees, written while listening to 'EEI callers in full panic mode.


Audio On Demand

Bill Belichick joins Dale…

Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve to talk about the next round of cuts, 8-25-14

Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.

It Is What It Is Cast: Jimmy Garoppolo to start preseason finale

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.

Julian Edelman: Brady is always competitive. 8-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.

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.

Clay Buchholz with Joe Ca…

Clay Buchholz with Joe Castiglione after his shutout in Tampa Bay

Joe talked to the Sox right-hander, who allowed three hits and zero walks in the 3-0 win over the Rays.

Dale and Holley are joined by John Farrell

Red Sox Manager John Farrell talks about Bogaerts' concussion and the youth movement.

Buster Olney talks Castillo, Stanton, Koji and Lester, 8-27-14

As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.

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

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines - Nude Celebrities, 9-1-14

Hackers obtained hundreds private photo's of celebrities such as Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Market Basket is back in business, and Pete Frates and his wife Julie have a baby girl, Lucy.

Butch, Fred and Steve on Labor Day, 9-1-14

The usual suspects had the day off so the hosts of The Real Post Game Show stepped to talk about the Pats. Logan Mankins and Ryan Mallett were both traded and Miami is 6 days away.

John Frates on his son Peter and Fred Smerlas 8-29-14

John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.

MFB discuss the release o…

MFB discuss the release of Michael Sam from the Rams roster, 9-1-14

7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.

Ryan Mallett traded to the Texans, 9-1-14

The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.

Are the Pats a better team without Logan Mankins? 8-28-14

More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Pat…

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Patriots Preseason, 8-29-14

Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.

Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley 8-29-14

Michael Irvin talks about the final preseason game for the Patriots and the biggest storylines heading into the opening weekend.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Summer Memories, 8-29-14

We recap the summer's biggest sports stories leading into Labor Day Weekend.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

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.

Fantasy Football Podcast:…

Fantasy Football Podcast: Auction drafts, big names to avoid, and more! 8-31-14

Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. The NFL season kicks off on Thursday night, so Pete and Jim get their final thoughts of some drafting strategies. They discuss their Auction draft from earlier in the week. Also, some big name players that smart drafters should avoid.

Fantasy Football Podcast: Late Round Targets Edition

We know your Fantasy Football drafts are happening right now, so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are here to help. We know you’d never blow off work to draft right? Turn up the speakers! Our fantasy guys chat up Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com that offers background on several players you can target late in drafts across multiple league sizes; covering upside players to grab in 8-team leagues, 10-team leagues, 12-team leagues and 14-team leagues. Jim and Pete will be back at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning on your radio dial, 93.7 FM, with more ammo for all this weekend’s drafters. Good luck!

Minor Details Ep. 98: Youth without the transition - Rusney Castillo and Brock Holt

How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Pat…

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Patriots Preseason, 8-29-14

Tom Curran recaps the Pats preseason and talks about some of the players who may get cut.

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John Frates on his son Pe…

John Frates on his son Peter and Fred Smerlas 8-29-14

John Frates called in to the show to discuss his son Peter and his past experience with Fred.

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The Garappolo era begins …

The Garappolo era begins 8-29-14

Buck, Fred and Jerry Thornton opened the show by discussing the start of Jimmy Garappolo's career in New England.

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Patriot's 53 man roster

Patriot's 53 man roster

Danny and Mike Giardi talk about the final cuts made by the Patriot's to get to the 53 man roster

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Are the Pats a better tea…

Are the Pats a better team without Logan Mankins? 8-28-14

More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.

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