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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
10/07/2010 - 1:42am
MANCHESTER, N.H. – As far as first impressions go, the 2010-11 version of the Celtics couldn’t have asked for much more than what they showed Wednesday night in their exhibition opener.
Paul Flannery
10/04/2010 - 10:10pm
Doc Rivers has a simple rule, but it’s the basis for everything that makes the Celtics tick. It doesn’t involve an offensive set or a defensive scheme.
Paul Flannery
09/29/2010 - 9:43pm
NEWPORT, R.I – The gym at Salve Regina was empty expect for a few media stragglers, a handful of Celtics staff and Delonte West.
Paul Flannery
09/28/2010 - 1:01am
Media day is a time for optimism. It is a time when everyone is in great shape, rookies always contribute and no one is unhappy with their roles.
Paul Flannery
09/24/2010 - 2:17pm
The summer of 2008 was a great time to be a member of the Boston Celtics. The champs were feted on Letterman, enjoyed a rollicking victory parade and treated like rock stars everywhere they went.
Paul Flannery
09/22/2010 - 10:27pm
We’re counting down the 10 most important developments of the offseason. 1. Doc Rivers takes another swing
Paul Flannery
09/21/2010 - 10:26pm
We’re counting down the 10 most important developments of the offseason. No. 2 Paul Pierce's new deal ensures his legacy
Paul Flannery
09/19/2010 - 9:21pm
We’re counting down the 10 most important developments of the offseason. No. 3: The Celtics re-sign Ray Allen
Paul Flannery
09/15/2010 - 10:55pm
We’re counting down the 10 most important developments of the Celtics offseason. No. 4: Shaq attack
Paul Flannery
09/14/2010 - 10:22pm
We’re counting down the 10 most important developments of the Celtics offseason. No. 5: Is Jermaine O’Neal the man for the middle?
Paul Flannery
09/13/2010 - 9:57pm
We’re counting down the 10 most important developments of the Celtics offseason. No. 6: Rajon Rondo leaves Team USA
Paul Flannery
09/12/2010 - 11:13pm
We’re counting down the 10 most important developments of the Celtics offseason. No. 7: Kendrick Perkins has surgery and Sheed exits stage left
Paul Flannery
09/10/2010 - 10:00am
In the frenzied summer of 2010, the Celtics very quietly had an active offseason. We're counting down the 10 most important developments. No. 8: The remaking of the bench
Paul Flannery
09/08/2010 - 10:08pm
In the frenzied NBA summer of 2010, the Celtics very quietly had an active offseason. We’ll be counting down the 10 most important developments.
Paul Flannery
09/07/2010 - 9:27pm
The frenzied summer of 2010 has changed the NBA forever.
Paul Flannery
08/11/2010 - 12:09am
Shaquille O’Neal had perhaps the grandest entrance any player signed for the veteran minimum has ever had, arriving in Waltham to greet a phalanx of cameras, reporters and a group of kids from summer camp.
Paul Flannery
07/07/2010 - 8:15pm
The LeBron Chronicles will finally come to an end Thursday night, and it will do so in the one place that all sports soap operas must these days: With a live ESPN special hosted by Stuart Scott.
Paul Flannery
06/30/2010 - 10:55am
On Thursday, the floodgates will finally open on the NBA’s bold new future when the free agent period finally opens for business. 
Paul Flannery
06/25/2010 - 1:24am
All around him, the people were asking for more.
Paul Flannery
06/20/2010 - 12:19am
The summer of 2010 promises a free agency frenzy the likes of which we have never seen in the NBA.
Paul Flannery
06/20/2010 - 12:04am
Just two months ago, the question for Danny Ainge was how would he tear down and try to rebuild with a roster full of aging veterans with big-money contracts and no salary cap space to work with. Now the question is whether he can keep the team together and continue this run. 
Paul Flannery
06/18/2010 - 5:53am
LOS ANGELES — Down to the very last, the Boston Celtics stayed true to themselves. They were a tight-knit emotional group, possibly even a little crazy.
Paul Flannery
06/16/2010 - 8:34pm
LOS ANGELES — At this point it is almost impossible to write about this series without lapsing into overwrought hyperbole filled with nostalgic asides.
Paul Flannery
06/16/2010 - 7:51pm
LOS ANGELES — It was last summer when Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen traveled


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Rodney Harrison - "There'…

Rodney Harrison - "There's a reason Brandon LaFell was let go, he's not a great player" 9-30-14

Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, joined MFB to discuss last night's game against the Chiefs, the Patriots' issues on both offense and defense, and how he feels Brandon Browner will impact the defense as he returns from suspension.

NFL Sunday: The Patriots offensive line -- a quick fix or a season-long issue? 9-28-14

Greg, Steve and Chris zero in on the O-line specifically and look at what it will take to right the ship. Is the running game a solution or more blocking from TE's, LaFell etc. ?

NFL Sunday: A look at the Pats offensive struggles early on 9-28-14

The boys discuss what is going on with the Pats offense and why Brady has looked a little off so far. Is it O-line or WR issues? They specifically discuss Amendola, Thompkins and Dobson - who's the odd man out?

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

Joe Castiglione wraps up …

Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2014 Red Sox Season with a Poem

Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.

Mut and Bradford on the disappointing season for Jackie Bradley, Jr and Xander Bogaerts 9-28-14

Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.

Bruins sign Torey Krug an…

Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, 9-29-14

DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Magic's son has a surgery 9-30-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

The Patriots are a bad football team 9-30-14

The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.

Dino walks out mid segment 9-30-14

John Dennis left the show mid segment.

Three For All - Joe Fauri…

Three For All - Joe Fauria injures himself house-breaking his puppy, 9-30-14

Christian's nephew twisted his ankle and missed Sunday's game because he (supposedly) slipped while rushing down the stairs to stop his puppy from peeing on the floor. Lou addresses the Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty from last night's game, in which a Chiefs player was flagged for dropping to his knees during a TD celebration. And Christian is dubious of some photos of LaRon Landry.

Tom Brady has no weapons, 9-30-14

A familiar sentiment has arisen regarding the Patriots offense. Tom Brady is locking in on 2 guys (Edelman and Gronk) and no one else seems to be getting a look. A 37 year old, future Hall of Fame QB, has little to no weapons in 2014.

Pats get crushed by the Chiefs on MNF, 9-30-14

Lou, Christian and Tim break down last night's embarrassing loss on national television. They wonder just how much progress has been made towards building a championship team.

How does a professional a…

How does a professional athlete fall in the shower and need surgery? aka somebody get Rondo a bath mat

We discuss the Rajon Rondo injury and conspiracy theories, and whether or not his tale about falling in the shower holds any water. Get it? Shower... water? Nevermind.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 9-29-14

We bring you the stuff you might have missed that we didn't have a chance to touch on today.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Memorable Goodbyes Edition - 9-29-14

We tackle four topics all inspired by Derek Jeter's long goodbye.

Jim Koch joins Planet Mik…

Jim Koch joins Planet Mikey

Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.

Danny Picard talks Red Sox and Patriots with Mike Giardi

Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

D&C's Breaking Balls Podc…

D&C's Breaking Balls Podcast: Gerry loves Brady and the guys are going to lunch 9-30-14

Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.

Fantasy Football Podcast – Week 4 Regular Season:

Welcome to the Week 4 Fantasy Football Podcast. Lots of information here starting with Thursday Night Football and what you need to know from a Fantasy Football perspective, the state of the Pats moving forward and the Fantasy Football repercussions involving Tom Brady and company. Is Tom Brady now a Buy-Low Asset? Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get into it in depth, then hit several other Buy-Low Targets featured in Pete’s latest article http://rotobahn.com/buy-low-sell-high-925/ Enjoy! And make sure you tune in for more on Sunday morning at 6:30am for “The Fantasy Football Hour” on 93.7-FM.

Tim Hasselbeck on Patriot…

Tim Hasselbeck on Patriots Chiefs 9-29-14

Tim Hasselbeck on tonight's game at Arrowhead.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Over the top Derek Jeter …

Over the top Derek Jeter ceremony 9-29-14

The guys opened the show reacting to the over the top celebration of Jeter at Fenway.

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Dino walks out mid segmen…

Dino walks out mid segment 9-30-14

John Dennis left the show mid segment.

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The Patriots are a bad fo…

The Patriots are a bad football team 9-30-14

The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.

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