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About Mike Petraglia

Mike Petraglia began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Boston College on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI and Fox Sports Radio.

 
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Mike Petraglia
12/28/2012 - 11:42am
Resolutions. It’s the time-honored tradition of making promises for the coming year. Some resolutions we intend to do our very best to keep. For others, we just go through the motions of recognizing the need to improve but know deep down there isn’t enough resolve to carry them through to fruition.
Mike Petraglia
12/21/2012 - 10:39am
FOXBORO -- So, you’re a Patriots fan looking for a reason to make games against 2-12 Jacksonville and 6-8 Miami interesting in the final two weeks when New England already has wrapped up a division title and playoff berth. My suggestion?
Mike Petraglia
12/14/2012 - 10:03am
California native Tom Brady had to have known the question was coming this week in Foxboro. How does he compare to his childhood idol, Joe Montana?
Mike Petraglia
12/07/2012 - 12:01pm
FOXBORO -- As Tom Brady stepped to the podium Wednesday at Gillette Stadium, I asked him very casually if it feels like another big week in a career of big weeks.
Mike Petraglia
11/30/2012 - 11:57am
There are three subjects that really struck me this week. On the surface they seem completely and entirely unrelated.
Mike Petraglia
11/21/2012 - 3:12pm
I moan about traffic on Route 20 leading to Route 128 on my way to Gillette Stadium every morning. I know I complain to my daughters about it being pitch black at 4:20 p.m. driving them to swimming practice in mid-November.
Mike Petraglia
11/16/2012 - 1:10am
FOXBORO -- As we were sitting in the press box before last Sunday’s game against the Bills, I turned to my colleague Kirk Minihane and asked if he thought Logan Mankins had any chance of playing with calf and hip injuries. I should’ve known better.
Mike Petraglia
11/09/2012 - 8:43am
FOXBORO -- Forget questions about his shirtless jacket wardrobe at the Aerosmith concert on Commonwealth Ave. or what he's doing at home to get ready for a third child.
Mike Petraglia
11/02/2012 - 9:51am
They play two entirely different sports with two vastly different body types. Brandon Spikes is a 6-foot-2 beast of an inside linebacker who weighs 255 pounds and flies around the football field trying to punish whoever gets in his way. He sees the target and destroys it.
Mike Petraglia
10/26/2012 - 1:57pm
Any conversation about the greatest coach in Boston sports history begins and ends with Arnold “Red” Auerbach. Creating the greatest basketball dynasty in history, winning eight straight championships and drafting, developing and coaching the greatest defensive player of all time pretty much seals the deal.
Mike Petraglia
10/19/2012 - 12:57pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots-Jets rivalry isn’t what it used to be. Even Rex Ryan seems bored by it all.
Mike Petraglia
10/12/2012 - 9:17am
CINCINNATI -- Bronson Arroyo for Wily Mo Pena.
Mike Petraglia
10/05/2012 - 10:46am
Say this for the Red Sox, there’s a reason for every move they make.
Mike Petraglia
09/28/2012 - 11:41am
I must admit, I didn’t see Week 4 in Buffalo as a “must-win” situation for the Patriots when the schedule came out in April. But then again, most fans assumed a win over the Cardinals in Week 2 in the home opener. But that’s what happens when you try to project the NFL schedule and the corresponding outcomes of games based on expected results.
Mike Petraglia
09/21/2012 - 10:19am
FOXBORO -- Mention the name Ray Lewis to Vince Wilfork and his eyes light up.
Mike Petraglia
09/14/2012 - 9:43am
FOXBORO -- There are moments that define every NFL player’s career. There are moments that stick out as unforgettable timestamps and unmistakable landmarks in history. I remember sitting in the living room with my then-1-year-old daughter, Janie, watching Super Bowl XXXVI on Feb. 3, 2002.
Mike Petraglia
09/07/2012 - 7:39am
FOXBORO -- Predictions in the NFL come a dime a dozen. It’s why Vegas loves the NFL. As mentioned here last week, the Patriots are 11-2 to raise the Lombardi Trophy on Feb. 2 in New Orleans. Pete Prisco of CBS Sports early on in camp predicted the Patriots would go 16-0 for the second time in six seasons.
Mike Petraglia
08/31/2012 - 10:21am
Driving back from MetLife Stadium in the dead of night after the Patriots' preseason finale on Wednesday, a dismal 6-3 loss to the Giants, I realized several things: The George Washington Bridge is beautiful at 1:30 in the morning.
Mike Petraglia
08/24/2012 - 12:54pm
Believe it or not, I’ll be paying attention to the Red Sox in September. No, I’m not watching for the latest silly, mindless drama or to see if the team can reverse last September and go 20-7.
Mike Petraglia
08/17/2012 - 1:03am
Here’s some free advice for Larry Lucchino. Hold a press conference and begin it with the following words: “We’re sorry and embarrassed for the way our organization has behaved.”
Mike Petraglia
08/10/2012 - 2:11pm
FOXBORO – Let’s get one thing straight. These are not the 2007 Patriots. Why? Because these Patriots will go as far as their young defense takes them. Absurd?
Mike Petraglia
08/03/2012 - 11:50am
Just imagine ... Robert Kraft stops by Bill Belichick’s office and says, “I don’t really like the way Scott O’Brien yelled at Chandler Jones this week for not getting in the special teams huddle during kick-off drills.”
Mike Petraglia
07/27/2012 - 11:47am
FOXBORO -- As I was waiting with the huddled masses around an agility cone on the Patriots practice field Thursday, I was thinking about how I was going try to tone down all those “undefeated” predictions and try and convince people that the Patriots are not going undefeated.
Mike Petraglia
07/20/2012 - 3:03pm
This week has changed my feeling and belief on the Red Sox.
Mike Petraglia
07/13/2012 - 2:58pm
So often in the first half, as the Red Sox were putting up a so-so performance on their way to a 43-43 mark, people would ask me, "Trags, what do you think of Bobby Valentine?" or "What is the clubhouse like with Bobby V in


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