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About Paul Flannery

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
06/14/2010 - 2:56am
After yet another game in this increasingly incomprehensible NBA finals, we are left to ask: How? 
Paul Flannery
06/11/2010 - 3:33am
Paul Flannery
06/09/2010 - 5:18pm
Welcome to the NBA’s bizarro finals, where whatever was true the day before is uncertain the next.
Paul Flannery
06/09/2010 - 6:33am
Paul Flannery
06/07/2010 - 2:21am
LOS ANGELES – For two days, all the Celtics heard about was how old they were and how badly they played, both of which are true. 
Paul Flannery
06/05/2010 - 11:59pm
LOS ANGELES – They have watched it and re-watched it and two days later the Celtics still don’t have an explanation for why they didn’t play up to their capabilities in Game 1 of the
Paul Flannery
06/04/2010 - 8:00pm
LOS ANGELES – The media began to congregate around the hastily-constructed podium on the Staples Center floor 10 minutes before his arrival and they couldn’t wait to tell him.
Paul Flannery
06/01/2010 - 8:59pm
Two months ago, after the Celtics had put on yet another dispiriting performance in front of the home folks — against the Washington Wizards, no less — Doc Rivers told it like it w
Paul Flannery
05/31/2010 - 9:16pm
The important thing to understand about Paul Pierce is that he is at heart, a dreamer. When he was young, what he used to dream about was the NBA finals.
Paul Flannery
05/30/2010 - 10:46pm
When the Celtics were eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals last year, Paul Pierce made a bold prediction.
Paul Flannery
05/28/2010 - 1:31pm
In the aftermath of Boston's brutal Game 5 loss in the Eastern Conference finals, the various Celtics presented an interesting tableau of emotions.
Paul Flannery
05/27/2010 - 6:44am
ORLANDO — There are two ways to look at what happened to the Celtics Wednesday night.
Paul Flannery
05/25/2010 - 3:36am
Paul Flannery
05/22/2010 - 1:05am
On the one hand, the Celtics have won the first two games of a playoff series on someone else’s home court for the first time in franchise history. On the other, they won the contests by a combined seven points and both were hotly contested until the final seconds. 
Paul Flannery
05/19/2010 - 6:39am
ORLANDO — There is a formula for winning playoff games on the road. Generally, it takes a strong defensive effort, a collective mental resolve and the good fortune to have some breaks go your way.
Paul Flannery
05/17/2010 - 5:58pm
ORLANDO — Taking nothing away from their performance, especially defensively, the Celtics know that they could have played a lot better in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals series with
Paul Flannery
05/16/2010 - 9:09pm
ORLANDO — Over the last month or so, the Boston Celtics have slowly morphed from a team of old broken-down has-beens into a team of rugged junkyard dogs.
Paul Flannery
05/14/2010 - 4:46pm
First it was Dwyane Wade. Then it was LeBron James.
Paul Flannery
05/13/2010 - 12:04pm
By this point there are very few mysteries left for the Celtics in their series with the Cavaliers. 
Paul Flannery
05/12/2010 - 2:59am
CLEVELAND – They bailed early on their team Tuesday night in the city of angst. By twos, three and fours the fans in the Quicken Loans Arena headed toward the exits with far more urgency than their Cavaliers attacked the basket.
Paul Flannery
05/10/2010 - 7:36pm
We’re through four games of this series and what do we actually know? Two things, really.


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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.

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NB…

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.

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!

5-01-16 Christian Vazquez…

5-01-16 Christian Vazquez Player Of The Game Interview

Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.

Rick Porcello Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.

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.

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.

Headlines - Transgender f…

Headlines - Transgender flag flies at City Hall, 5-3-16

Mayor Marty Walsh is promoting equal rights for transgenders at City Hall. A woman was struck and killed by a Duck Boat. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition for all public colleges.

19 year old football player facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, 5-3-16

A 19 year old football player, in Mesa, Arizona, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, for showing his genitalia in his team photo with the football team.

The worst contracts in MLB history, 5-3-16

Piggy-backing on the news of Pablo Sandoval's surgery, the guys take a look at some of the all-time worst contracts in MLB history.

Sox fans think the guys s…

Sox fans think the guys should leave Hanley alone! 5-3-16

Hanley Ramirez hasn't been hitting and Red Sox fans are just fine with it.

Pablo Sandoval could miss the whole year due to shoulder surgery 5-3-16

Pablo Sandoval is scheduled for shoulder surgery. What does this mean for his season and his future with the Red Sox?

Why has David Price been struggling? 5-3-16

The guys start the show discussing David Price's not great start to the year.

Pablo Sandoval has surger…

Pablo Sandoval has surgery, done for the season, but may still eventually bring value to the Red Sox

We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.

NBA Refs may have cost the Spurs a game - plus which league has the best officiating

We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 5-03-16

We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.

The Planet Mikey Show,5/3…

The Planet Mikey Show,5/3/16

Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval

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

WEEI Celtics Podcast - NB…

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.

Teeing Off With Ben and Nick. Wells Fargo Championship Preview

This week we are joined by Jon Albanese, manger of Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio and talk about golf returning to the Olympics, Tiger Woods and more. We also look back at the Zurich Classic and preview Wells Fargo Championship.

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

Federal appellate lawyer …

Federal appellate lawyer Raffi Melkonian gives his expert analysis on 2nd Circuit court's decision, 4-25-16

Glenn, Lou, and Christian check in with Raffi Melkonian to get his insight on the 2nd Circuit court's decision and what Tom Brady's options are going forward.

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SI's Peter King - I don't…

SI's Peter King - I don't think Deflategate is over yet

We check in for the national perspective on Tom Brady's reinstated suspension from MMQB/SI's Peter King

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Does Prince's drug use ch…

Does Prince's drug use change your opinion of him? 4-25-16

Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the reports surrounding Prince and his drug use.

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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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Immediate reaction to the…

Immediate reaction to the Tom Brady suspension news, 4-25-16

Glenn, Lou and Christian (and ESPN) react to the news that Tom Brady will be suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season.

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