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About Michael Felger
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
12/28/2008 - 10:00am
The look on Eric Mangini's face said it all.
Michael Felger
12/26/2008 - 11:18am
I remember very well that afternoon at the Meadowlands in September of 2007, when Jets quarterback Chad Pennington came hobbling off the field after Jarvis Green rolled up his ankle on a third quarter sack against the Patriots.
Michael Felger
12/23/2008 - 10:18am
As if my life as a Packers part-owner wasn’t miserable enough watching Brett Favre every Sunday through his final half-dozen years in Green Bay (the first 10 were pretty good), now I’ve got to suffer through at least one more crucial situation with the rest of Patriots Nation on Sunday.
Michael Felger
12/22/2008 - 12:18pm
The Patriots have taken care of business so well and made so many marginal teams look so awful this season that you can’t help but wonder: Why they couldn’t have saved some of those plays for the good teams?
Michael Felger
12/17/2008 - 7:10am
As you know by now, I have some topics near and dear to my heart -- and I'm not even referring to MILFs, cougars, Madonna or Randy Moss.
Michael Felger
12/15/2008 - 7:10am
The conventional wisdom for the Patriots going into Sunday’s game in Oakland was that all they had to do was give the Raiders a reason to pack it in early and they would do it. As it turns out, the Pats didn't even need to give them a reason.
Michael Felger
12/14/2008 - 11:18am
Agonizing. That's the only way to describe yesterday if you're a Patriots fan. We're not talking about the actual game out in Oakland, of course. That was a breeze of epic proportions.
Michael Felger
12/10/2008 - 11:18am
Yes, I would take Deion Branch over Randy Moss. That’s no joke and not something I say just to rile you up. I’ve been saying it for over a year. And in this mailbag, I’ll prove to you why I’m right.
Michael Felger
12/08/2008 - 12:18pm
The recently retired and Patriots Hall of Fame-enshrined Troy Brown carried the moniker of “Mr. Patriot.” It's a lifetime title.
Michael Felger
12/08/2008 - 10:18am
We’ll talk about the level of competition some other time. The Seattle Seahawks get paid. The NFL logo is stitched onto their jerseys. The game counted.
Michael Felger
12/03/2008 - 10:18am
Call me a d-bag, jerk-weed, contrarian, but I’ve never really bought into the old Bill Parcells’ adage that all you need to do is "make the tournament."
Michael Felger
12/01/2008 - 10:18am
Here's something that’s been lost in the wash of the Patriots' brutal second half Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. The Steelers did not come ready to play this game.
Michael Felger
11/30/2008 - 10:18am
FOXBORO -- The opportunity was there for the Patriots Sunday night. The opportunity to not just jump back into a tie for first place in the AFC East and strengthen their postseason position, but, perhaps more importantly, establish themselves as a team that deserves to be taken seriously.   As it turns out, they probably don't.  
Michael Felger
11/27/2008 - 12:18pm
Let this be a warning: There's a lot of pure Wisconsin cheese in the bag this week, where we get to re-live the childhood of little Mikey Felger and find out who he roots for and why. Get your barf bags ready.   
Michael Felger
11/24/2008 - 10:18am
Say this for the 2008 Patriots: They’ve given us some really compelling football.
Michael Felger
11/23/2008 - 10:18am
We thought we wouldn’t see it again until next September. But it turns out we don’t need to wait until the 2009 season for the return of the most dangerous weapon in the NFL.
Michael Felger
11/20/2008 - 10:18am
My name is Michael and I have a problem…. I can’t stop criticizing Randy Moss. Let this mailbag serve as the first step in my recovery.
Michael Felger
11/16/2008 - 10:18am
A positive storyline is emerging amid the injury-induced rubble of this 2008 Patriots season.     We're getting to see a glimpse of the future.    
Michael Felger
11/14/2008 - 2:15am
Things that make me want to puke and things that give me a pleasant tingle down my leg (yes there are some) after the Patriots’ ridiculous, 34-31 overtime loss to the Jets at Gillette Stadium Thursday night: Puke: The Patriots pass defense.
Michael Felger
11/12/2008 - 10:18am
What a weird bag, folks. I don’t know what’s going on, whether it’s the dog days of the football season, a post-election freak out or just that time of the month, but we’re all over the place this week.
Michael Felger
11/10/2008 - 2:15am
The worst bit of Patriots news since you-know-who got hurt eight minutes into the season came down Sunday night. Yes, the Adalius Thomas arm injury is an absolute killer.
Michael Felger
11/09/2008 - 2:15am
FOXBORO – How far can the Patriots go the rest of the way? I think it comes down to two essential factors: 1. Can they continue to cover up for a shaky secondary? 2. Can the offense start scoring from the red zone?    
Michael Felger
11/06/2008 - 10:18am
I guess there are no moral victories in Patriot Land. You guys were out for blood after a frustrating loss in Indianapolis, and just because I wouldn't cut up the carcass you've now turned on me. Savages. You get your say this week while I meekly try to defend myself.
Michael Felger
11/03/2008 - 1:18pm
I think we’ve all got mixed emotions after this one. The Patriots really played well on many levels Sunday in Indianapolis, yet they also made a series of pull-your-hair-out mistakes that cost them the victory. I don’t consider the result so much a bad loss as a missed opportunity.
Michael Felger
11/03/2008 - 10:18am
Good night for the Patriots. Bad night for Bill Belichick.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.

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Red Sox Review with Christian Arcand 5-22-16

Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.

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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.

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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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The guys discuss the hot debates in the three-man NESN booth during Tuesday night's Red Sox game.

D&C - Worcester's Jim Polito attempts to talk smack on D&C on his Wednesday radio show 5-25-16

After hanging up on D&C on Tuesday when accused of carrying water for the Worcester District Attorney, Worcester morning radio host Jim Polito talks with glee on his radio show about his interaction with Dennis and Callahan

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Comedian Jim Bruer says he was on vacation in Mexico and talked to Jastremski about deflategate.

NESN Tries Out a Three Man Booth 5-25-16

The guys talk about NESN's experiment with a three person booth on Red Sox Telecast. They also talk about who they think should be in the booth with Dave O'Brien

DJ Bean joins OMF 5-25-16

DJ Bean talks to the guys about the Bruin's signing of Kevan Miller, and the state of the Bruins off-season.

John Farrell - JBJ is a p…

John Farrell - JBJ is a pro, taking it all in stride

We sit down with the manager of the Sox John Farrell for our weekly discussion about all things Red Sox.

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We discuss the Patriots filing of an amicus brief to federal district court in support of the ongoing battle that has ensnared their quarterback.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Roger Dodger Edition 05-25-16

We look at four instances where Roger Goodell flat out lies or twists himself into a pretzel when asked a question to which there is a definitive answer to... but he never answers them.

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Planet Mikey Show Hour 4 5-23-16

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Planet Mikey Show Hour 3 5-23-16

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In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.

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Kirk goes on a rant, orders Gerry's mic shut off, 5-23-16

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