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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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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, 5-26-16

Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

Wade Boggs with Joe and Tim

Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.

Carl Yastrzemski with Joe and Tim

Joe and Tim are joined by Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski about his time with the Red Sox and his thoughts on the 2016 team.

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.

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-2…

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-27-16

Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines--Will Bernie and Trump debate?

Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.

The Red Sox honored the '86 team, 5-27-16

Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.

Cavaliers make the Raptor…

Cavaliers make the Raptors look like "mannequins", 5-26-16

The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.

Ted Olson, Brady's attorney, joins OMF, 5-26-16

Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.

Red Sox to retire Wade Boggs' number, Patriots file brief, 5-26-16

Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.

Wade Boggs wearing his Ya…

Wade Boggs wearing his Yankees ring... was it tone-deaf or are we just over-sensitive fans?

We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.

Ted Olson's words may give new confidence to Patriots fans who want the Deflategate fight to continue

We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Underappreciated Edition 05-26-16

Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.

Red Sox Review with Mut, …

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-26-16

Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

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

Unsportsmanlike Podcast -…

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Graig Murphy 2

Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.

SoccerCast - Champions League Final Preview

Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.

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.

Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

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.

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Ted Olson, Brady's attorney, joins OMF, 5-26-16

Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.

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D&C - Lucy bows out of th…

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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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Paul and Ken air out grievances with D&C and the hiring process, 5-25-16

The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.

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