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Paul Flannery began his journalism career answering phones at the Boston Herald before embarking on a cross-country odyssey that included stops in Oregon, Virginia and Philadelphia. He then returned home to Boston, where he was the online editor at Boston magazine and began covering the Celtics in 2008. Flannery also contributes to the Phoenix and teaches sports journalism at Boston University.

 
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Paul Flannery
10/29/2012 - 11:53am
Five years ago, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce came together to salvage a franchise and complete their legacies as players.
Paul Flannery
10/22/2012 - 12:53am
It’s hard to say which move was the most impressive one Jeff Green pulled off on Sunday night. Maybe it was the smooth dunk he threw down in traffic, or possibly it was the reverse jam he had after driving baseline.
Paul Flannery
10/19/2012 - 2:35pm
Celtics coach Doc Rivers went with Jared Sullinger in the starting lineup again on Thursday night, and while Rivers insists that he hasn't made up his mind about any of his lineups, especially the starters, it's becoming more and more clea
Paul Flannery
10/17/2012 - 12:03am
The Nets as we knew them are dead.
Paul Flannery
10/15/2012 - 2:12pm
Over the first few weeks of training camp, it’s become quite clear that not only is Jared Sullinger ready to play in the NBA, he’s already become accepted by his veteran teammates.
Paul Flannery
10/03/2012 - 12:06am
Like the leaves changing colors, it’s an annual rite of October for NBA teams across the land to announce their commitment to the running game when training camps open. Really, what else are they going to say: We’re going to play a boring, slow-down game that our fans will hate?  Obviously not. 
Paul Flannery
09/27/2012 - 10:56pm
The Celtics’ season ended with the crushing disappointment of a Game 7 loss in Miami, but the new one started with a letter.
Paul Flannery
09/25/2012 - 7:38pm
BOLTON -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge raised a few bleary heads of the assembled media at their annual golf outing on Tuesday morning when he declared that Rajon Rondo is the team's best player.
Paul Flannery
07/18/2012 - 11:12pm
LAS VEGAS – When he was in college, Dionte Christmas scored 2,043 points, sank a school-record 319 3-pointers, and won two Atlantic-10 championships, neither of which would have even been remotely possible were it not for his presence. But for his former coach Fran Dunphy, the only number that mattered was one.
Paul Flannery
07/16/2012 - 2:41am
LAS VEGAS -- It’s a measure of how absurd this offseason has been that the Celtics held a press conference Saturday to introduce two players they haven’t signed yet.
Paul Flannery
07/12/2012 - 11:52pm
At long last the moratorium has lifted and we will no longer have to talk about the Celtics in hypothetical terms.
Paul Flannery
07/08/2012 - 11:22pm
The first part of the Celtics’ roster building is complete.
Paul Flannery
07/07/2012 - 1:32am
Without Ray Allen, there is no Kevin Garnett.
Paul Flannery
07/02/2012 - 11:43pm
The problem with blowing things up and starting over is that there has to be a viable alternative.
Paul Flannery
06/29/2012 - 1:37am
Danny Ainge never envisioned being able to draft Jared Sullinger. He didn’t think he would get him when Sullinger was dominating the competition in Ohio as a high school student.
Paul Flannery
06/22/2012 - 7:00pm
Over the last two seasons, few teams have given the newly-crowned NBA champion Heat more problems than the Celtics. The C’s have won six of the eight regular season games meetings and took Miami to the brink of elimination in the conference finals.
Paul Flannery
06/20/2012 - 6:50pm
It’s been almost two weeks since the Celtics were eliminated in the playoffs and there’s still much uncertainty about the direction of the team with 10 free agents and only four players under contract for next season. But really, this can all be very simple.
Paul Flannery
06/16/2012 - 10:40am
Rajon Rondo slid in unnoticed, or as unnoticed as someone in a pastel yellow sweater can be in a room full of reporters.
Paul Flannery
06/15/2012 - 12:28am
The Celtics have nine unrestricted free agents -- counting Jeff Green -- and one restricted free agent in Greg Stiemsma.
Paul Flannery
06/10/2012 - 3:20am
MIAMI – For six games and almost 40 minutes, the Celtics traded shots with the Heat.
Paul Flannery
06/08/2012 - 9:07pm
In the five years they have been together, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen,
Paul Flannery
06/08/2012 - 2:10am
The sign on the whiteboard in the Celtics’ locker room read: Pack For A Week.
Paul Flannery
06/07/2012 - 12:10am
Go ahead, try to figure out the Celtics.
Paul Flannery
06/06/2012 - 3:30am
MIAMI -- About nine hours before Game 5, Kevin Garnett sat in a chair along the baseline with his head buried in his forearm and his elbow propped up on his knee.
Paul Flannery
06/04/2012 - 2:39am
There was Marquis Daniels, a forgotten man for most of the season, guarding Dwyane Wade with the Celtics’ season, for all


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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.

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins…

Jeff Goodman, ESPN, joins Giardi and Bradford to preview the NBA Draft and the future of the Celtics - "They're looking to get a starter this year, a starter in next year's draft and possibly a free agent starter...Kevin Durant is not coming here." ...

Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.

Head Coach Brad Stevens with Dale and Holley

Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

Red Sox Review with Danny…

Red Sox Review with Danny Picard, 5-29-16

Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

5-28 Danny Picard - Red Sox Review

Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.

Tim Neverett talks with John Farrell on Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen

Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.

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.

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-2…

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-27-16

Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines--Will Bernie and Trump debate?

Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.

The Red Sox honored the '86 team, 5-27-16

Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.

Swimming With Sharks 5-27…

Swimming With Sharks 5-27-16

Christian shares his fear of shark attacks...in a pool.

Travis Shaw Joins OMF, 5-27-16

Travis Shaw talks about Clay Buccholz, David Ortiz, and his fear of the dark when he was a kid.

OMF, Whiner Line 5/27

No one is safe from OMF's Whiner Line.

Laroy Streat's Freestyle …

Laroy Streat's Freestyle Friday via the Dale & Holley Show

Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!

Dale and Holley's Final Drive Including Laroy's Freestyle Friday 5/27/16

We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.

Dale and Holley's Freestyle Friday Hour 2 - Red Sox Pitching and Triple A.

The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.

Red Sox Review with Danny…

Red Sox Review with Danny Picard, 5-29-16

Danny Picard recaps the Red Sox 5-3 win over the Blue Jays.

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-26-16

Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.

Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-25-16

Mut recaps the Sox 10-3 win over the Rockies.

Unsportsmanlike Podcast -…

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Graig Murphy 2

Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.

SoccerCast - Champions League Final Preview

Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.

Enough About Me - Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-2…

Lucy goes after Dino, 5-27-16

Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.

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Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

Ep. 15: Pete Sheppard

The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.

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OMF, Whiner Line 5/27

OMF, Whiner Line 5/27

No one is safe from OMF's Whiner Line.

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Mustard & Johnson - GO PA…

Mustard & Johnson - GO PATRIOTS! You won't like him when he's angry

Deflategate rage explodes on the guys. They argue whether Brady is dragging it out or he should defend his innocence and the callers get in on the action.

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Giardi and Bradford discuss the Patriots and if anything significant can be learned from OTAs? -- 5-29-16

Mike and Rob discuss how OTAs are not the forum to make decisions on the future of the team and how fans on Twitter can't accept that. They also get into the contract situations for Malcolm Butler and Dont'a Hightower.

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