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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
07/19/2013 - 1:13pm
I'll admit it.
Mike Petraglia
07/16/2013 - 12:58pm
WALTHAM -- I was in the room Monday, wondering -- along with all my esteemed colleagues -- just what to make of these new-look Celtics.
Mike Petraglia
06/25/2013 - 2:25am
We were all robbed. This Stanley Cup series should have gone seven games. You know it. I know it. The Bruins know it. Even the Blackhawks coach knows it.
Mike Petraglia
06/23/2013 - 12:53am
CHICAGO -- The Bruins dressing room here inside United Center after Saturday’s 3-1 Game 5 loss to the Blackhawks resembled more of a triage unit dealing with shocked patients than it did a hockey team facing long odds of pulling off a second mini-miracle in two years.
Mike Petraglia
06/20/2013 - 2:04am
You didn’t think it was going to be that easy, did you? You didn’t think the Bruins could hold Chicago down the way they did Pittsburgh, did you? You didn’t think with Marian Hossa back in the lineup for the Presidents' Trophy winners, the Bruins would walk over the opposition in Game 4, did you?
Mike Petraglia
06/18/2013 - 1:01am
It’s time to recognize Patrice Bergeron for what he is: the best all-around player in hockey. That’s right. Not just the Bruins, hockey.
Mike Petraglia
06/16/2013 - 7:08pm
Claude Julien has instilled many championship characteristics in his team. They are fundamentally sound on defense. They stand up for each other and call each other out in the sanctity of the dressing room and never outside. They take care of themselves, on and off the ice.
Mike Petraglia
06/12/2013 - 11:19am
FOXBORO -- I came, I saw, I survived. And I think I believe Tim Tebow is actually now a formal member of the New England Patriots.
Mike Petraglia
06/06/2013 - 6:35pm
About 90 minutes before Wednesday’s Game 3 at TD Garden, before fans were in the building and with very few eyes on him, Jaromir Jagr went for spin on the ice in front of the Bruins bench. The skate lasted less than 30 seconds.
Mike Petraglia
06/04/2013 - 6:30am
The only thing that can stop the Bruins now is overconfidence. They haven’t just beaten the Penguins in two games in Pittsburgh. They have dismantled their manhood for everyone in the hockey world to see.
Mike Petraglia
05/31/2013 - 4:36pm
WILMINGTON -- I can’t wait for this series to begin. I can’t wait to see how the Bruins have handled their week of rest and preparation.
Mike Petraglia
05/29/2013 - 10:01pm
The Bruins have the right goalie for the biggest challenge they’ve faced since the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.
Mike Petraglia
05/25/2013 - 10:54pm
Thank goodness for Torey Krug. That’s what every Bruins fan is thinking and saying right now after the Bruins took care of business and eliminated the Rangers with a 3-1 win in Game 5 Saturday evening at TD Garden.
Mike Petraglia
05/24/2013 - 1:43am
NEW YORK -- The joke is on the Bruins, at least for one night.
Mike Petraglia
05/21/2013 - 11:18pm
The Bruins will end this series on Thursday night. There will be no dramatic comeback by the Rangers. There will be no repeat of 2010 against the Flyers. There will be no repeat of Toronto from the last round.
Mike Petraglia
05/19/2013 - 8:05pm
This is how good the Bruins can be. After completely dominating the Rangers and undressing King Henrik five times, the Bruins walked out of TD Garden with a 5-2 win Sunday and a 2-0 series lead. They were the better team in every aspect.
Mike Petraglia
05/17/2013 - 9:13am
We’ve been down this road so many times in the last 14 years, it almost seems passé. Boston-New York.
Mike Petraglia
05/14/2013 - 12:39am
Just like his team, Claude Julien has a new lease on life. It took the most miraculous comeback in Game 7 Stanley Cup playoff history, but Julien lives to coach another playoff series with the Bruins.
Mike Petraglia
05/12/2013 - 11:32pm
If Game 7 is the best thing in sports, Game 6 is Boston’s worst nightmare.
Mike Petraglia
05/10/2013 - 1:41pm
Funny how perception can change come playoff time with the Bruins. Two weeks before the playoffs, the perception was that Boston was limping toward the finish line. The perception was that the Bruins had no identity and their top two wingers on their top line weren’t producing. Their top-line center was underperforming.
Mike Petraglia
05/09/2013 - 12:09am
Now we can really say the playoffs have begun for the Boston Bruins. And David Krejci made sure it got off on the right foot.
Mike Petraglia
05/07/2013 - 12:18am
Championship teams are defined by how they handle adversity. In their Stanley Cup title run two years ago, the Bruins were down 0-2 in the first and last series they played but still managed to win each in seven heart-stopping games. They had to win three Game 7s, including the Cup-clincher in Vancouver.
Mike Petraglia
05/04/2013 - 7:10am
Is this really how it ends for Paul Pierce in a Celtics uniform?
Mike Petraglia
05/02/2013 - 3:52am
NEW YORK -- It’s the question everyone in New York was asking after Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. Are the Knicks scared? It’s a very fair question to ask. Are the Knicks worried about joining their baseball brethren in the Bronx from 2004?
Mike Petraglia
04/30/2013 - 8:01pm
Talk about whistling by a graveyard.


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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

Butch & Tomase Podcast ta…

Butch & Tomase Podcast talking #Celtics with NBA analyst Kevin O'Connor

SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft

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.

Enough About Me - Ep. 11:…

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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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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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 c…

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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