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About Mike Petraglia

Mike Petraglia is a columnist and reporter and has covered the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Boston College since the inception of WEEI.com in 2008. He has been working for Sports Radio WEEI since 1999. Mike began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Boston beat on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI, ESPN Radio and Sirius NFL and Fox Sports Radio.

 
COLUMNS
Mike Petraglia
01/28/2014 - 11:10pm
NEWARK -- Pete Carroll deflected the question at first. How has the past made him a better coach? That past, as it relates to his NFL head coaching career, began just up the Jersey Turnpike in 1994. That year the current Seattle head coach spent a ill-fated season guiding the Jets to a 6-10 record.
Mike Petraglia
01/25/2014 - 4:17pm
"We hang our hat on defense, not on offense. We didn't shoot the ball the way we wanted to. We gut it out. We know what we are. We're all grit, all grit, all grit and balls, that's what it is man. That's what we are." Kevin Garnett.
Mike Petraglia
01/20/2014 - 1:31am
DENVER -- It hasn't happened often in their 15 epic encounters, but Peyton Manning outplayed Tom Brady, and it was the difference in the AFC championship game.
Mike Petraglia
01/12/2014 - 11:45am
FOXBORO -- As LeGarrette Blount answered questions for over 30 minutes in front of his locker after his historic effort in a 43-22 playoff win over the Colts, there was another running back holding court just three lockers down on "Running Back Row" who didn't have such a shabby day himself.
Mike Petraglia
12/30/2013 - 12:03pm
FOXBORO -- I've seen enough. These Patriots are Super Bowl caliber.
Mike Petraglia
12/23/2013 - 12:50am
BALTIMORE -- Logan Mankins could only smile and laugh. He was asked if he was insulted that some so-called experts figured the Patriots and their banged-up offensive line would get manhandled by a tough Ravens defense.
Mike Petraglia
12/20/2013 - 9:37pm
FOXBORO -- Forget Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. There's no better or bigger rivalry in football than Patriots-Ravens.
Mike Petraglia
12/15/2013 - 11:16pm
If that's what January is going to look like, it's going to be a short postseason for the Patriots. Too many dropped passes in the clutch. The inability to stop a team on fourth down when you have them dead to rights. A kick out of bounds after a go-ahead touchdown.
Mike Petraglia
12/09/2013 - 2:56pm
FOXBORO -- All hope is not lost. Yes, Rob Gronkowski appears to be lost for the season with a right knee injury that was described by Browns players on the scene Sunday as "gruesome."
Mike Petraglia
12/01/2013 - 3:11pm
CINCINNATI -- Sports can bridge the past and present unlike anything known in the universe. It's the mix of excitement and emotion peppered with your surroundings that makes you not only remember where you were but what you were doing and what you felt at a precise moment in time.
Mike Petraglia
11/25/2013 - 11:55am
FOXBORO -- No wonder people can't get enough of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Especially Patriots fans.
Mike Petraglia
11/21/2013 - 3:16pm
FOXBORO -- Can too much of a great thing be bad? If you're talking about hyping up Tom Brady and Peyton Manning for the umpteenth time, yes. Even the combatants are sick and tired of talking about it.
Mike Petraglia
11/19/2013 - 3:02am
Yep, the Patriots got screwed Monday night.
Mike Petraglia
11/06/2013 - 1:38pm
FOXBORO -- This bye week is no vacation for Tom Brady. Sure, he knows he can use the rest to heal the bumps and bruises. Sure, he can let up a little and spend more time with Gisele and the kids.
Mike Petraglia
10/27/2013 - 10:59pm
FOXBORO -- Do you believe in these Patriots yet? They beat the Dolphins on Sunday, 27-17, scoring 24 unanswered points, making big play after big play on defense, sacking the quarterback six times and finally putting Miami away.
Mike Petraglia
10/20/2013 - 8:17pm
EAST RUTHERFORD -- There was just no excuse Sunday. Plenty of reasons, perhaps, but no excuse for the Patriots coughing up a 21-10 halftime lead and gagging their way to a 30-27 overtime loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
Mike Petraglia
10/11/2013 - 12:17am
FOXBORO -- Enough is enough.
Mike Petraglia
10/05/2013 - 3:07pm
  CINCINNATI -- Welcome to the city with an identity crisis.
Mike Petraglia
09/30/2013 - 2:27am
There was nothing ugly about the Patriots Sunday night.
Mike Petraglia
09/22/2013 - 7:41pm
FOXBORO -- Do you believe in the Patriots defense now? You should. The Patriots are 3-0 after facing quarterbacks named EJ Manuel, Geno Smith and Josh Freeman.
Mike Petraglia
09/13/2013 - 1:42am
FOXBORO -- Ugly is as ugly does. On many levels, the NFL Network's showcase game on Thursday night was a study in ineptitude for the NFL.
Mike Petraglia
09/08/2013 - 7:27pm
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Patriots got lucky Sunday. No way around it. They won a game they could have easily lost because of sloppiness and a lack of execution.
Mike Petraglia
08/28/2013 - 2:08pm
FOXBORO -- Robert Kraft knew this day was coming. From the moment Aaron Hernandez was arrested, charged and indicted for the first degree murder of Odin Lloyd, he knew the Patriots would come under heavy scrutiny for what they did and didn't know about their former star tight end's background.
Mike Petraglia
08/23/2013 - 1:16am
It was almost as if everything came too easy for Tom Brady and the Patriots in the first two preseason games. The starting quarterback was 18-for-20 for 172 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a nearly-perfect 135.8 QB rating. They blew out Philadelphia, 31-22, and handled Tampa Bay, 25-21. 
Mike Petraglia
08/17/2013 - 6:02pm
FOXBORO -- Football shares this much in common with baseball - control the middle and you control the game. Good defense runs up the spine. Any cliche you want to use, football and baseball are brothers in that regard.


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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.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

7-22 Red Sox Review with …

7-22 Red Sox Review with Christian Arcand

Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.

Steven Wright joins OMF, 7-22-16

Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.

7-21 Red Sox Review w/ Christian Arcand Hour 2

The final hour of RSR features your calls as well as some thoughts on Clay Buchholz and Fenway Park.

ESPN hockey writer Joe Mc…

ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

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.

D&C - DJ Gary Tanguay hit…

D&C - DJ Gary Tanguay hits the post of soft rock favorites 7-22-16

Former rock jock Gary Tanguay channels his radio past to attempt to "hit the post" of several classic soft rock favorites as Minihane eggs him on.

D&C - Who would be the #RedSox pitcher in a one-game Wild Card? 7-22-16

Somewhat reluctantly, Kirk and Gary take calls on who would start a one-game playoff for the Red Sox right now between Steven Wright, Rick Porcello and David Price

D&C - Kama Sutra talk, Kirk vs. Gary attractiveness 7-22-16

The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them

Steven Wright joins OMF, …

Steven Wright joins OMF, 7-22-16

Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.

OMF on Ortiz, PED's and the HOF, 7-22-16

Acronyms abound, as Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss the MLB Hall of Fame, and PED's. Also, is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?

Clay Buchholz is the odd-man-out, 7-22-16

Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss Clay Buchholz' current state of limbo.

Less than a week until th…

Less than a week until the Patriots start another pre-season

With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.

Sox keep chugging, offense on fire, no thanks to John Farrell?

We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Best NFL Coach Rants Edition 07-22-16

In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.

Ep. 24: Lenny Clarke

Ep. 24: Lenny Clarke

Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.

Ep. 23: Robert Lipsyte

Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.

Ep. 22: Lenny Dykstra

Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.

The Hot Tag - Uncle Buck …

The Hot Tag - Uncle Buck Talks WWE Draft

Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.

Teeing Off With Ben Charleston. The Open Championship Recap

This week we look back at the Open Championship.

Fantasy Football Podcast July 22nd Edition:

Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back right on time for the start of the NFL and Fantasy Football pre-draft season. Topics of the day include some news around the league centering on the suspension of Le’Veon Bell, bad news swirling around Ezekiel Elliot and the passing of Coach Dennis Green. Then it’s into the fun stuff featuring conversation about the Patriots Offense with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan and a first look at the Top 12 Wide Receivers heading into Training Camp. It’s time to gear up for Fantasy Football people, giddy up!

D&C - Melania Trump's pla…

D&C - Melania Trump's plagiarism ruins night one of the RNC 7-19-16

Donald Trump's wife Melania was caught lifting parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the opening night of the Republican National Convention. Kirk, Gerry and Mike Mutnansky react.

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What happens in Rio... 7-…

What happens in Rio... 7-20-2016

The guys talk about the latest poor reports out of Rio before the 2016 Olympics. A caller gets very upset about the OMFers negative attitude towards Brazil's efforts to clean up the country before the games

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Interleague baseball brin…

Interleague baseball brings out the age old DH debate

Dale, Jerry and Andy Hart discuss the DH, and how it's time to have one system for both MLB leagues.

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D&C - The #RedSox 'Summer…

D&C - The #RedSox 'Summer of Ortiz' (and Porcello) continues 7-20-16

The guys discuss the Red Sox, who have pulled within a half-game of the first-place Orioles after a 4-0 shutout of the Giants at Fenway behind another Ortiz homer and a Porcello win.

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D&C's 'Headlines' - FoxNe…

D&C's 'Headlines' - FoxNews CEO Roger Ailes is done & Megyn Kelly might be behind it 7-20-16

Kirk Minihane is back in the 'Headlines' chair and reacts to the news that FoxNews CEO Roger Ailes appears done due to sexual harassment charges.

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