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Benz was born in Boston and is a graduate of Syracuse University. He served as a radio beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers and also worked at stations in Columbus, Salt Lake City and Syracuse. No stranger to the Boston area, Tim’s father is the renowned Dr. Edward Benz Jr., who serves as the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

 
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Tim Benz
09/10/2014 - 5:30pm
The address of the Watergate Hotel is listed as 2650 Virginia Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. But it may actually be 345 Park Avenue in New York City.
Tim Benz
09/07/2014 - 7:37pm
The tweet must have come after Knowshon Moreno gave the Dolphins a 30-20 lead over the Patriots in the fourth quarter: @TimBenzWEEI You're such a homer Benz. How could you think these scrubs can win 11 games.
Tim Benz
09/04/2014 - 8:34am
I admit that it's been more than 20 years since I called New England home. But now that I'm back, one thing that I have to ask is: What did college sports do to piss off everyone around here so much?
Tim Benz
09/01/2014 - 9:27am
Patriots fans don't have to go far in the NFL history books to find a point of comparison when it comes to the departure of Logan Mankins via a trade to the Buccaneers last week.
Tim Benz
08/24/2014 - 3:26pm
There have been 15 Super Bowls played since the dawn of the new millennium. The New England Patriots have been in five of them. They've won three of them. That's a pretty god success rate, wouldn't you say? In fact, no NFL fan base should feel more secure in its own skin than New England's.
Tim Benz
08/17/2014 - 11:09pm
I don't know anything about dirt-track racing. There. With that statement out of the way, we can continue, right?
Tim Benz
08/10/2014 - 8:38pm
I'll warn you in advance, if you are easily offended, you should stop reading this column right now. Seriously. Stop reading it. Because you are going to get offended.
Tim Benz
08/04/2014 - 10:32pm
Can something really be called a "conspiracy theory" if everyone is talking openly about it? For instance, the notion that the Red Sox traded Jon Lester with the full intent of signing him back in the offseason after acquiring pieces from the team that is renting his services in the short term. Folks, that's not a conspiracy theory anymore. That's just a theory.
Tim Benz
07/27/2014 - 11:41pm
I had hoped that the dialogue surrounding suspended Baltimore running back Ray Rice would result in him becoming a poster boy for efforts to curb domestic violence. Instead, he's turning into a poster boy for marijuana legalization. 
Tim Benz
07/25/2014 - 7:13am
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was given the day off Thursday. Maybe he should have a few more.
Tim Benz
07/20/2014 - 8:59pm
When Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," the Pequod launched from Nantucket with just 30 people on board. Now it feels like every sports fan in Boston is setting sail on the same boat. And the crew isn't hunting one white whale, it's hunting three.
Tim Benz
07/17/2014 - 8:27am
So far, I like new NBA commissioner Adam Silver a great deal. I am one of the many who thinks he handled the Donald Sterling situation perfectly. I also thought his draft night treatment of ailing Baylor prospect Isaiah Austin was extremely classy. And he did something really smart this week when he floated up a test balloon about the NBA possibly having an annual midseason tournament.
Tim Benz
07/13/2014 - 2:23pm
It's pretty clear who the biggest winner was in the LeBron James sweepstakes. It's singer Skylar Grey.
Tim Benz
07/09/2014 - 11:05pm
A lot of people like to debate the legacy of LeBron James ... even though there's about another decade to go before it is finalized. In my opinion there is no debate. After two NBA championships, five trips to the finals, four league MVPs and two Olympic gold medals, James' legacy is set with me.
Tim Benz
07/08/2014 - 5:40am
You've got a closer with an ERA of 1.30. He's blown just one save in 19 tries. Over the last two years (including the postseason) he's converted 46 of 50 save chances and has allowed a grand total of 17 runs. All this while chalking up a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 169-15 over that time frame. So obviously, this guy has to go!
Tim Benz
07/03/2014 - 8:13am
It sounds funny, doesn't it? Only $70 million. As in: The Red Sox offered Jon Lester only $70 million over four years.
Tim Benz
06/30/2014 - 10:02am
Believe it or, this region's sports fans are so disgruntled they are turning to ... yes, soccer ... to get a hint of good news during this cruel summer of New England athletic discontent. The TV ratings suggest that. The discussion on this station's talk shows suggest that. Page space and cover pieces on this website and the local newspapers suggest that.
Tim Benz
06/25/2014 - 11:33pm
Like many other kids who grew up in New England in the '80s, I rooted for Danny Ainge to come up big for the Celtics in many last-minute situations.
Tim Benz
06/22/2014 - 10:17pm
"I believe that we will tie! I believe that we will tie! I believe that we will tie!" Nah. That chant doesn't exactly have the same ring to it as the song we've heard a billion times over the past few weeks on World Cup promos, does it?


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Week 3: Around the AFC Ea…

Week 3: Around the AFC East 9-18-14

MFB talks to Sal Cappaccio of WGR in Buffalo, Ryan Ruocco of ESPN NY, and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

Greg Papa, Raiders Play-By-Play Man, previews Pats-Raiders 9-18-14

From 95.7 The Game, Greg Papa breaks down the struggling Raiders and discusses Charles Woodson's comments that the team sucks

Christopher Price - New drug policy will not shorten Browner and Tyms suspension, 9-17-14

Christopher Price, WEEI.com spoke with the guys about the new NFL drug policy and what it means for certain players in the league. He also spoke about the importance of getting Danny Amendola involved in the offense. The Patriots are still trying to find the BEST way to utilize Chandler Jones. And rookie Raiders QB Derek Carr is a bit of a wild-card heading into Sunday's match up.

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.

Ben Cherington on Rusney …

Ben Cherington on Rusney Castillo 9-18-14

Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks Orioles, Red Sox offense, and David Ortiz, 9-17-14

The Orioles seemed to have a lot of fun last night clinching the AL East. Buster said the biggest problem for Boston this year was the offense production dropping so dramatically in one year. Bogaerts, Pierzynski, and Bradley Jr. are the most obvious culprits. Also, Buster surmises that the Red Sox front office has to be a little uneasy with the fact that their best offensive player, David Ortiz, is in this LATE 30's.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

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

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Ben Cherington on Rusney …

Ben Cherington on Rusney Castillo 9-18-14

Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines : Scrotum removal 9-18-14

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

The Vikings apologize 9-18-14

The guys opened the show by discussing the Vikings press conference.

Greg Papa, Raiders Play-B…

Greg Papa, Raiders Play-By-Play Man, previews Pats-Raiders 9-18-14

From 95.7 The Game, Greg Papa breaks down the struggling Raiders and discusses Charles Woodson's comments that the team sucks

Three For All: MFK: Dennis, Callahan, or Minihane? 9-18-14

Party with one, Marry one, and Kill the other. How would you decide?

The Fauria Five 9-18-14

Christian asks 5 questions about the Pats Offense, NFL Power Rankings, Jameis Winston, The Olympics in Boston, and David Pastrinak

Have the Bruins done enou…

Have the Bruins done enough to compete for the Cup in 2014-2015

Dale, Michael (and DJ Bean) discuss the Bruins off-season and whether or not they've done enough to get back into position to win the Stanley Cup.

Ron Washington admits reason for his resignation, plus a shocking Dale Arnold revelation to boot!

We discuss Ron Washington's press conference today, announcing the reason for his abrupt departure from the Texas Rangers this season, and we learn a little something about ol' Dale Arnold too.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Bruins Training Camp Debut Edition 09-18-14

We tackle four question marks the Bruins face for 2014-2015 as they open up training camp today.

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.

Producers Podcast: Sausag…

Producers Podcast: Sausage and Beans 9-18-14

Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office

Dennis & Callahan's Breaking Balls Podcast: The NFL's hot mess, Jenny Dell and who has bad breath.

Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.

Minor Details Ep. 100: A minor centennial with Rob Bradford, Mike Hazen and Jim Callis

The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.

Rodney Harrison chooses n…

Rodney Harrison chooses not to comment on Adrian Peterson, 9-16-14

Former Patriot and current NBC Sports Analyst, Rodney Harrison talks about how bad the Pats looked in a convincing win. The guys also tried to get him to talk about the Adrian Peterson accusations and he refused.

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Jim Souhan on Adrian Pete…

Jim Souhan on Adrian Peterson 9-17-14

Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Adrian Peterson.

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Adrian Peterson in more t…

Adrian Peterson in more trouble 9-16-14

The guys opened the show by discussing Adrian Peterson's latest child abuse charge.

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Tom Brady on the week two…

Tom Brady on the week two win 9-15-14

Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the week two win.

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Breaking Balls Podcast: T…

Breaking Balls Podcast: The NFL's hot mess, Jenny Dell and who has bad breath.

Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.

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