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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
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.
Mike Petraglia
08/09/2013 - 11:28pm
A true running attack? From the Patriots? From the moment Stevan Ridley touched the ball on the first play from scrimmage Friday night in South Philadelphia, the Patriots offense felt different.
Mike Petraglia
08/07/2013 - 10:25pm
CHESTNUT HILL -- Listen to Steve Addazio for 30 seconds and you're sold. You're sold on him as a college football coach. You're sold on his ability to recruit Division 1-quality football players to Boston College, the lifeblood of any relevant program these days.
Mike Petraglia
07/31/2013 - 11:28pm
FOXBORO -- Most NFL offensive coordinators would be shaking in their headsets at losing the top five receivers from the previous season.
Mike Petraglia
07/25/2013 - 10:48pm
FOXBORO -- There was plenty written and said in the days and weeks after Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder that the Patriot Way was a thing of the past. Tom Brady would beg to differ -- a lot.
Mike Petraglia
07/24/2013 - 7:42pm
FOXBORO -- Satisfied?
Mike Petraglia
07/23/2013 - 10:49am
They've seen it from afar. Now, the Red Sox are seeing up close just why the Tampa Bay Rays have become their worst nightmare in the American League East.
Mike Petraglia
07/21/2013 - 11:10am
Mariano Rivera is far more than a lock to go to Cooperstown.


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NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giar…

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- How does the deal that Josh Norman signed effect the Patriots? -- 4-24-16

Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.

"The Superback" Danny Vitale, FB out of Northwestern, joins NFL Sunday to discuss the NFL Draft process -- 4-24-16

Danny Vitale, the SuperBack - a fullback/TE hybrid type - joins GIardi and Price on NFL Sunday to discuss the process of entering the NFL Draft, the combine and interviewing with various NFL teams including your New England Patriots.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Previewing the NFL Draft and how the Patriots may approach things sans a first round pick -- 4-24-16

With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?

Game 6 and Hawks Series B…

Game 6 and Hawks Series Breakdown plus offseason preview with Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog

Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/28/16

It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Game 4 Recap/Game 5 Preview with ESPN's Chris Forsberg - 4/25/16

The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.

Bradfo Show: Brian Butter…

Bradfo Show: Brian Butterfield talks Hanley, Pablo, Patriots draft picks, message for Roger Goodell

Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Dustin Pedroia Player of the Game interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves

Manager John Farrell with Dale, Holley and Thornton

We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.

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.

We might have a new produ…

We might have a new producer...Lucy 4-29-16

Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines- Don't tell Kirk how to run his show 4-29-16

All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

What will the Patriots do in the draft? 4-29-16

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.

The Patriots finally get …

The Patriots finally get to join the NFL Draft, 4-29-16

After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.

OMF responds to Kirk's critiques, 4-29-16

Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.

Laremy Tunsil was hacked and Todd McShay was criticized for his comments, 4-29-16

Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.

Dale and Holley's Freesty…

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday - Hours 3 & 4 - NFL Draft and all topics on the table

We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday - Brady and the PA hire a new lawyer while Goodell does an endzone dance

We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday Hour 1 - Celtics bounced by Atlanta, look ahead to building for next year

We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.

Planet Mikey Podcast - Ho…

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 4, 4-21-16

It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 3, 4-21-16

Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line

Planet Mikey Podcast - Hour 2, 4-21-16

Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress

Game 6 and Hawks Series B…

Game 6 and Hawks Series Breakdown plus offseason preview with Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog - 4/29/16

Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.

Bradfo Show: Brian Butterfield talks Hanley, Pablo, Patriots draft picks, message for Roger Goodell

Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

SoccerCast - Ben & Russ switch opinions on the Revolution, 4-28-16

The Revolution continue to sputter but all of a sudden Ben & Russ have switched their opinions on how they look. They also address the upcoming Copa America Centenario.

Curt Schilling responds t…

Curt Schilling responds to the outrage over his Facebook post 4-20-16

Schill joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk after his controversial Facebook post sparked outrage on social media.

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Enough About Me - Ep. 11: Peter King

The Dennis and Callahan Morning Show's Bulldog, Kirk Minihane, talks with Peter King about what he learned from deflategate, having information he couldn't run with, and how long he will continue to report on the NFL.

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Sausage announces his ret…

Sausage announces his retirement and Paul interviews for the job, 4-22-16

Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.

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ESPN fires Curt Schilling…

ESPN fires Curt Schilling over social media post - 4-21-16

As predicted, ESPN canned Curt Schilling regarding the North Carolina transgender laws. Glenn and Lou react.

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John Tomase defends his column on Curt Schilling 4-21-16

Tomase calls in to defend his take on Curt Schilling being dismissed from ESPN.

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