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Felger is a 1992 graduate of Boston University. He began working at the Boston Herald in 1989, covering the Patriots as a beat writer and columnist starting in 1999. Felger also worked for WBZ-TV as an analyst for Patriots pre-game and post-game programming as well as a panelist on Sports Final. He was a Big Show co-host from 2000-2005 before spending nearly three years hosting his own local radio program. He can currently be seen nightly on the television home of the Boston Celtics, Comcast Sports Net. He lives in Boston with his wife, Sara Underwood, and their daughter, Emma, 4.
 
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Michael Felger
04/09/2009 - 10:36am
Was it Larry David who once said he feels like he spends half his day apologizing to people? Or did he say he feels like he spends half his day getting yelled at? Either way, I feel his pain. Between the two, I don't know how I have time for anything else. In other words, it's another week of abuse here at the d-bag mailbag. Enjoy.... --
Michael Felger
04/06/2009 - 10:11pm
I’m not sure people realize what happened at Gillette Stadium last week.  
Michael Felger
04/01/2009 - 12:00am
I’ve reached a new low here at the d-bag, mailbag. Or is it a high? I can’t decide. Anyway, I spent around 90 minutes last night searching the Internet for Spaulding Smails information and clips. And I enjoyed every second of it.   That’s about all you need to know about my life right now.   
Michael Felger
03/25/2009 - 12:00am
Now, more than ever, it’s all about Bill Belichick. We assume that's a good thing.
Michael Felger
03/22/2009 - 10:19pm
The Bruins should enjoy Sunday’s result. I’d just hold off on ordering the rings quite yet if I were them. (Cue the Debbie Downer jingle).
Michael Felger
03/19/2009 - 11:34am
Say this for the Patriots so far in free agency: They’ve been active.
Michael Felger
03/09/2009 - 12:27pm
If this is what Manny Fernandez is going to bring you, then what’s the point? What’s the point of throwing him out there? What’s the point of keeping him around?
Michael Felger
03/04/2009 - 6:00am
The spin is in. The Pats couldn’t have done any better in the Cassel trade than they did. Vrabel was all washed up.
Michael Felger
03/01/2009 - 4:32pm
The Patriots could have gotten more for Matt Cassel than they wound up with, perhaps even first- and third-round picks instead of the single second-rounder they received from Kansas City.
Michael Felger
02/27/2009 - 9:47pm
1. I would love to see the Patriots surprise me over the next couple of weeks and go big.
Michael Felger
02/25/2009 - 7:00am
We win. That’s right, folks. Starting today the d-bag mailbag is going back to a weekly posting schedule, not the bi-monthly exercise in free speech suppression that comrade Bradford instituted following the football season.
Michael Felger
02/16/2009 - 2:25pm
FT. MYERS, Fla. -- That didn’t take long. You’d think David Ortiz would at least wait until he got an at-bat before he started complaining about the players hitting behind him in the lineup.
Michael Felger
02/12/2009 - 1:39pm
There were several things I knew about Rob Bradford when I agreed to write for WEEI.com last summer.
Michael Felger
02/08/2009 - 5:00pm
It would be a nice, tidy story if we could say that the Joe Thornton trade three years ago provided the Bruins with the players or draft picks used to rebuild the roster into its' current, first-place incarnation.
Michael Felger
02/04/2009 - 5:13am
The franchise tag for Matt Cassel can come as early as Thursday. An ensuing trade can come as early as Feb. 28.
Michael Felger
01/28/2009 - 6:32am
I went an entire season without doing it, but in this week’s d-bag mailbag I finally lose my temper.
Michael Felger
01/22/2009 - 4:03pm
I used to be like you. I once said I’m not getting back on the Bruins bandwagon until they do something in the playoffs. Win a round. Prove you deserve to be taken seriously.
Michael Felger
01/18/2009 - 10:18am
How lame.
Michael Felger
01/15/2009 - 10:18am
I never knew Rob Bradford was a fascist, until this week. Apparently I’m on a new schedule, folks, and the only ones who will suffer are you. The voices of the people are being squelched. From this point through the rest of the offseason, the d-bag mail bag will become a twice-a-month exercise, not the weekly conversation we’ve grown accustomed to. Thanks, Rob.
Michael Felger
01/13/2009 - 10:18am
As is the case with most everything else in Bill Belichick's empire, the Patriots will survive the loss of personnel head Scott Pioli, who is off to run the Kansas City Chiefs.
Michael Felger
01/12/2009 - 10:18am
Since I can't say we saw a single zone blitz from the Patriots in 2008 and the coverage in the secondary stunk from Week One through Week 17, I'm going to go out on a limb and say the Pats will survive the loss of special assistant/secondary coach
Michael Felger
01/07/2009 - 1:18pm
I like the batch of emails this week. Most of you seemed intent on pointing out the few things I got right this year while ignoring the myriad of things I screwed up. It’s a feel-good bag, and I appreciate it.
Michael Felger
01/06/2009 - 1:18pm
Time for some year-end grades. I meant to do this much sooner, but I was having too much fun celebrating Christmas week and getting caught up in the hoopla surrounding the Music City Bowl and Boston College’s magical run to the postseason.  
Michael Felger
01/01/2009 - 1:18pm
It's time for some primal scream therapy. Brett Favre got in our heads and ripped out our hearts last week -- so today we let it all hang out. The only way to move on is to get it off our chests. And so we will.
Michael Felger
12/29/2008 - 10:00am
Can Bill Belichick win without Tom Brady? Who is the person most responsible for the Patriots' success? Remember asking those questions after Brady went down in Week One? Four months later, you have your answers.


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Christian thinks the Patriots new quarterback, 3rd round pick Jacoby Brissett, absoluetely stinks and him, Lou and Glenn give you their take on this year's NFL draft. Also, Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks to Patriots fans to let them know he has Tom Brady's back.

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