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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.
 
COLUMNS
Michael Felger
10/29/2008 - 2:11am
Diversity is the name of the game here, folks. From Tom Brady trade scenarios to Greg Dickerson’s eye-liner, we cover the spectrum in this week’s mailbag. We even give you some straight football talk. But enough of my yakking. Let’s boogie…. --
Michael Felger
10/27/2008 - 3:11am
We have come to praise the Patriots defense. Or at least give it a little bit of credit.
Michael Felger
10/26/2008 - 3:11am
FOXBORO -- There are times the numbers lie, and if you doubt that just look at Matt Cassel the last two games.
Michael Felger
10/24/2008 - 10:18am
You guys worried about Tom Brady yet? I'm starting to get there.
Michael Felger
10/21/2008 - 10:18am
This is going to be a uniformly positive report card, as you would expect following a 41-7 blowout win. But before we get started, I think it’s important to ask a simple question that, unfortunately, serves as something of a caveat to the Patriots performance: What happened to the Broncos?
Michael Felger
10/16/2008 - 10:18am
This week’s mailbag features more nuts and bolts Patriots talk than anything we’ve done here to date. Nothing like an embarrassing loss on national television to get the hard questions flowing. And you know us, we’re never afraid to engage those questions.
Michael Felger
10/13/2008 - 10:18am
Three minutes. That’s how long it took Sunday night for nearly all of Patriots’ flaws to be exposed during their embarrassing loss at the Chargers. Consider it a microcosm.
Michael Felger
10/08/2008 - 10:18am
Pretty interesting game coming up for the Patriots, don’t you think? If the Pats can beat the Chargers on national television Sunday night, they will come home with two wins on their West Coast trip and sport a 4-1 record on the year.
Michael Felger
10/06/2008 - 10:18am
We’ve seen it so often we’ve become numb to it, but it’s still remarkable how many situationally unaware, poorly-coached football teams the Patriots seem to play every year.
Michael Felger
10/01/2008 - 10:18am
Let’s start off this edition of the bag with a Surgeon General’s Warning. I spend a ton of time this week talking about myself. Even more than usual. Hey, it’s the bye week. If you find the media talking about the media hazardous to your sanity, please return next week.
Michael Felger
09/24/2008 - 10:18am
I don’t know what sort of bizarro universe I inhabited this week, but in responding to my emails following the Dolphins debacle, I felt like I channeled my inner Dale Arnold and served as the voice of reason. The scoreboard may have said 38-13, but according to me, all is apparently well. Nothing to worry about.
Michael Felger
09/22/2008 - 10:18am
Call me crazy, but the success the Dolphins had running the ball Sunday in Foxboro doesn’t concern me. For one, I don’t fear the University of Arkansas offense.
Michael Felger
09/18/2008 - 10:18am
Is it possible to be so right and yet so wrong? Is it possible to be a suck-up and a hater at the same time? Apparently so, according to my report card readers and emailers, and this mailbag will reflect that elusive dichotomy.
Michael Felger
09/15/2008 - 10:18am
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The defining moment for the Patriots on Statement Sunday at the Meadowlands came in the fourth quarter, after the Jets had scored their lone touchdown to shave the Pats’ lead to six points with 10 minutes remaining.
Michael Felger
09/11/2008 - 10:18am
The Patriots could have done more to protect themselves at quarterback. That I'm sure of.   Then again, Matt Cassel could also be the answer. Although that I'm less sure of.
Michael Felger
09/09/2008 - 10:18am
FOXBORO -- Four thoughts on the season-ending knee injury to Tom Brady ...
Michael Felger
09/04/2008 - 10:18am
We’ve got a wide range of topics this week in the bag. From the sound of it, fans don’t like hearing about any change in the Tom Brady Story they’ve come to know and love. Some others don’t want to believe he’s hurt.
Michael Felger
09/01/2008 - 10:18am
The easy thing to say about the Patriots’ preseason play is that it’s not what we’re looking for. But there’s a big problem with that: We have no idea what Bill Belichick was looking for.
Michael Felger
08/28/2008 - 10:18am
Two weeks and two killer mailbags. Nice job, folks. Between the web and the radio, two topics dominated this week: The Pats backup quarterback situation and J.D. Drew’s fragility.
Michael Felger
08/25/2008 - 10:18am
It was nearly the defining moment of a preseason from hell. Bill Belichick and the Patriots trying to do a good deed, only to have it almost blow up in their face.   
Michael Felger
08/21/2008 - 10:18am
Great job this week on the responses. One thing, though: Some of you were actually kind of nice. What’s up with that? Hopefully we’ve dispensed with the pleasantries and can get back to straight vitriol.
Michael Felger
08/19/2008 - 10:01am
There are only three absolutes in life: Death, taxes and the Patriots sucking in Tampa Bay in the preseason.   
Michael Felger
08/18/2008 - 10:01am
So this is what my mother's basement looks like. Nothing like going to work in your tighty-whities, right?


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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.

Dale and Holley are joine…

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.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network on the Castillo signing 8-22-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.

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

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.

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.

Jason Cole breaks down Tom Brady's reaction to the Mankins move 8-28-14

Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.

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.

Three For All: Johnny Clipboard has his own commercial 8-28-14

The guys dicuss Johnny Football, Terrible Summer Movies, and John Rocker being on Survivor

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.

Dale and Holley's Four at…

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Best MLB web gems, 8-28-14

An incredible play by Andrelton Simmons inspired today's 4@4: MLB Web Gems

John Farrell Joins Dale and Holley 8-27-14

Red Sox Manager talks about Xander's concussion and the youth movement on the Red Sox.

Dale and Holley discuss Josh Gordons suspension 8-27-14

Josh Gordons suspension was upheld. Why is there such a stigma about weed in sports?

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: 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.

The Bradfo Show: Who will be the next Hall of Famers?

Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.

Jenny Dell lashes out at …

Jenny Dell lashes out at Lou Merloni on Twitter, 8-27-14

After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.

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Minor Details Ep. 98: You…

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.

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Rick Stroud on the Logan …

Rick Stroud on the Logan Mankins trade 8-27-14

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times discussed the Logan Mankins deal.

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What about Tom? 8-27-14

What about Tom? 8-27-14

With the sudden and unexpected trade of Logan Mankins to Tampa, many are chalking this up to Bill Belichick getting rid of players immediately after their prime. MFB wonders if Tom Brady is immune to this strategy. How will he be treated towards the end?

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Jason Cole breaks down To…

Jason Cole breaks down Tom Brady's reaction to the Mankins move 8-28-14

Cole joins Dennis and Callahan to explain Tom Brady's reaction to the Logan Mankins trade.

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