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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.

 
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Mike Petraglia
02/21/2014 - 11:27am
FORT MYERS, Fla.
Mike Petraglia
02/14/2014 - 8:03pm
There was never a kindler, gentler or more loyal man than Dick Kelley. At least, none I have ever met in my 21 years of covering Boston sports. The man was pure gold to me.
Mike Petraglia
02/10/2014 - 2:46pm
Enough with the games. Danny Ainge, the man charged with presiding over the most successful franchise in Boston sports, will be busy listening to offers for valuable pieces on his roster over the next week, leading up to the NBA trade deadline of Feb. 20.
Mike Petraglia
01/30/2014 - 1:53pm
NEW YORK -- Just think of it -- Richard Sherman talking everyone up in Foxboro. It's just what the Patriots need. The perfect blend of swagger, confidence and skill in the secondary.
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.


Audio On Demand

NFL Sunday - Hour 2 - Arc…

NFL Sunday - Hour 2 - Arcand and Price discuss Tom Brady and the QB situation and if the Patriots should take a look at new free agent RB Karlos Williams -- 8-21-16

Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.

NFL Sunday - Hour 1 - Arcand and Price discuss the second preseason game against the Bears -- 8-21-16

Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.

Dale, Holley, and Thornton with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, 8-15-16

We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.

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.

Aly Raisman joins the bro…

Aly Raisman joins the broadcast

Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.

Mookie Betts Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1

8-22-16 Red Sox Review w/ Christian Arcand

David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.

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 - Brady vs. Jimmy G P…

D&C - Brady vs. Jimmy G PT in Preseason Game 3 8-26-16

The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.

D&C - A new Roger Goodell committee with Bob Kraft??! 8-26-16

Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.

D&C - Red Sox playoff push, 8-26-16

Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end

OMF - "Angry Lou" deliver…

OMF - "Angry Lou" delivers his most epic rant on the Red Sox yet, 8-26-16

"Angry Lou" goes off yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay, in the process breaking the record for a human talking without taking a breath.

OMF - Why is Tom Brady playing tonight? 8-26-16

Tom Brady will play in tonight's Preseason game vs. the Panthers. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the decision to play Brady.

OMF - Patriots Positional Battles for Week 3 of the Preseason, 8-26-16

Glenn, Lou, and Christian take a look at the Pats' O-Line, and the Tight End Position; focusing on A.J. Derby vs. Clay Harbor.

What is Barkevious Mingo'…

What is Barkevious Mingo's role on this Patriots defense?

We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.

Where are these 'Brady is being a baby' hot takes coming from?

We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Pats and Panthers History 08-26-16

In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

Ep: 28 - Chris Curtis

Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.

Ep. 27: Gary Tanguay

Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.

The Fantasy Football Podc…

The Fantasy Football Podcast, Week 3 of the Pre-Season, August 26th Edition:

The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!

SoccerCast - David Amoyal

We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.

Enough About Me - Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

Enough About Me - Ep. 29:…

Enough About Me - Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

More from this show

OMF - "Angry Lou" deliver…

OMF - "Angry Lou" delivers his most epic rant on the Red Sox yet, 8-26-16

"Angry Lou" goes off yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay, in the process breaking the record for a human talking without taking a breath.

More from this show

D&C - Brady vs. Jimmy G P…

D&C - Brady vs. Jimmy G PT in Preseason Game 3 8-26-16

The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.

More from this show

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Ep. 29: Bart Hubbuch

Kirk Minihane is joined by his long time nemesis Bart Hubbuch. Kirk and Bart discuss the incident between the two that led to Kirk being let go from Comcast and the long standing issue of deflategate. Bart annoyingly wouldn't get of his speaker phone. This is an explosive interview between two guys who admittedly dislike each other.

More from this show

D&C - Why is Brady playin…

D&C - Why is Brady playing in the preseason? 8-26-16

Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford join Kirk Minihane. They begin the show wondering and theorizing why the Patriots are playing Tom Brady in the third preseason game. They also delve into Bradfo's new house guest

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