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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
03/29/2010 - 12:06am
It’s not a big secret that the Celtics have patterned themselves on the San Antonio Spurs and the parallels between the two teams are numerous.
Paul Flannery
03/27/2010 - 12:51am
The Sacramento Kings came into Boston without their leading scorer and main ballhandler, Tyreke Evans, and off a loss to the Nets.
Paul Flannery
03/24/2010 - 11:57pm
The Celtics beat the Nuggets Wednesday night, and you can make a convincing argument that this should not have been a surprise.
Paul Flannery
03/23/2010 - 12:51am
For 22 minutes against Utah Monday night, the Celtics played an almost perfect road game. They rebounded better, received superior play from their bench and got to the free throw line at a steadier clip than the Jazz.
Paul Flannery
03/18/2010 - 12:04am
In the first 12 minutes at the Garden last night, the Celtics shot 21 times and made 14 of them. The Knicks took 20 and made five.
Paul Flannery
03/16/2010 - 1:01am
So, we know that they can do it. We know that if the Celtics set their mind to it, they can still play in-your-grill defense and pass the ball quickly to the open man.
Paul Flannery
03/10/2010 - 1:04am
It’s been a while since the Celtics played a tough, competitive game against a solid opponent. They’ve had close games, but hardly well-played close games.
Paul Flannery
03/08/2010 - 2:37am
Throughout the first 42 minutes of the Celtics' game vs. the Wizards, a solitary thought floated in the ether: Did these guys learn nothing from the New Jersey debacle?
Paul Flannery
03/04/2010 - 8:41pm
Before P.J. Brown became the modern standard by which all Celtics veteran free agent acquisitions are judged, there was some question as to whether the veteran power forward still had game.
Paul Flannery
03/04/2010 - 12:43am
There is a certain rhythm to the Celtics pregame routine that is rarely ever interrupted. For the 40 or so minutes before the game when the locker room is open to the press certain mores are understood and respected.
Paul Flannery
03/03/2010 - 12:38am
The Celtics don’t need to care about style points right now, which is good because there weren’t many to be had Tuesday night in Detroit.
Paul Flannery
03/02/2010 - 12:50am
Time was short Monday afternoon after the Celtics practice, which was just as well because the answers to the problems that have plagued the team for the last two months were as up in the air as the impending plane ride to Detroit.
Paul Flannery
02/26/2010 - 7:50am
Here were the Celtics cruising right along with a nice little lead and Rajon Rondo making like a cross between Earl Monroe and Clyde Frazier.
Paul Flannery
02/24/2010 - 1:21am
There was a surreal quality to the Celtics' 110-106 win (click here for recap) over the Knicks Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Paul Flannery
02/19/2010 - 7:47pm
Now that it’s finally official and Nate Robinson is coming to the Celtics, we can finally address the important question: What does it mean on the court?
Paul Flannery
02/19/2010 - 8:18am
Danny Ainge made his trade deadline move and, all things considered, it was a relatively minor one.
Paul Flannery
02/17/2010 - 7:53am
With trade rumors swirling around a possible acquisition of Knicks guard Nate Robinson, the Celtics found themselves locked in an early offensive struggle against one of the fastest-paced teams in the league.
Paul Flannery
02/15/2010 - 2:41am
The first significant NBA trade deadline domino to fall came over the weekend when the Mavericks acquired Caron Butler from the Wizards, completing a long-rumored exchange.
Paul Flannery
02/11/2010 - 12:53am
At what point does a string of bad performances become a problem that can’t be fixed? At what point does the Celtics' run of uninspired second-half play inspire Danny Ainge to do something to change the mix?
Paul Flannery
02/08/2010 - 5:05pm
Before we dive into the Ray Allen trade rumors, let’s start with a premise: The Celtics don’t want to trade him for two reasons.
Paul Flannery
02/07/2010 - 8:56pm
A week ago after a nationally televised loss, the Celtics stood up after their latest fourth-quarter collapse against an elite team and accepted collective responsibility for their breakdown.
Paul Flannery
02/04/2010 - 2:49am
The way Tony Allen had it figured, he had been going over the pick and roll all night in an effort to force Dwyane Wade from doing what Wade does best: barrel his way to the basket.
Paul Flannery
01/31/2010 - 9:33pm
The tendency right now is to write off the Celtics. For the last month, they have been treading water in a sea of mediocrity — and when they had three games to prove themselves against the best the league has to offer, they came up short in all three games.
Paul Flannery
01/29/2010 - 1:33am
Even with Kevin Garnett back in the lineup, the Celtics have been flirting with disaster. With Garnett back, they narrowly escaped against a short-handed Portland team and the mediocre Clippers.
Paul Flannery
01/27/2010 - 9:50pm
The fans have spoken, and they got the All-Star Game starters mostly correct. The big quibble is with the selection of Allen Iverson, but voting for All-Star teams is one of the few acts of fan democracy left, and if a million or so people want to watch A.I.


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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?

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Ga…

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.

Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald, joins Christian Arcand to preview Game 4 between the Celtics and Hawks and the rest of the series -- 4-24-16

Celts beat writer Steve Bulpett is on his way to the Garden and gives Arcand a call to give his thoughts on what he expects tonight from the Green team in what is sure to be a raucous atmosphere.

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.

Roger Goodell's Deflatega…

Roger Goodell's Deflategate Victory Lap and Award Tour Continues...

Roger Goodell is now talking to anyone who will listen about the NFL's victory in court over Tom Brady, and it stands in stark contrast to how Brady handled his initial victory in the original arbitration case.

Patriots not invited to day one of the NFL draft, we hope Belichick goes to the Celts game instead

We look at the NFL draft and how the Patriots should handle their first round snub, as well as look at the Celtics-Hawks tonight and more on Deflategate and Roger's victory tour.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 4-28-16

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

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

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.

SoccerCast - Ben & Russ switch opinions on the Revolution, 4-28-16

The Revolution continue to sputter but all of a sudden Ben & Russ have switched their opinions on how they look. They also address the upcoming Copa America Centenario.

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - MIT's John Mayo

Jerry is joined by MIT's John Mayo, project manager on the revolutionary project that will change transportation - and the world - forever: The Hyperloop.

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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Deflategate - transitioning from denial to acceptance of the Brady suspension

Is the fire out? The passion Patriots fans once held for this topic seems to have fizzled. We explore what the Patriots do from here, especially the first four games of the season.

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It Is What It Is Cast - Field Yates talks Patriots QB situation

In the latest edition of the It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with ESPN's Field Yates about the Patriots and what they'll do at quarterback in the wake of the latest Deflategate ruling. Chris and Field also discuss how New England is going to approach this year's draft, as well as how the Pats stack up against the rest of the AFC East at this point of the offseason.

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Looking at the Mean Tweets PSA 4-27-16

The guys look at the reaction to the Mean Tweets PSA.

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