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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
09/29/2014 - 9:58am
The NFL finishes its first quarter Monday night with the Patriots-Chiefs game in Kansas City. And a common complaint from New England has been: "We don't know who the Patriots are so far!"
Tim Benz
09/25/2014 - 8:29am
When it comes to the 2015 Boston Red Sox, the more clarity we get, the more confusion we get.
Tim Benz
09/21/2014 - 8:58pm
Well, the kickers were good.
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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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?

NFL Sunday: Recapping a tough victory over Oakland and looking ahead to Kansas City 9-28-14

Greg Dickerson, Steve DeOssie and Chris Price kick off NFL Sunday discussing why the Patriots struggled so much against Oakland at home. This week on Monday Night Football, it doesn't get any easier as New England visits noisy Arrowhead Stadium. Is this going to be an issue for the under-performing offensive line? Also, where has the Revis affect been?

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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.

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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

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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

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Tim Hasselbeck on Patriots Chiefs 9-29-14

Tim Hasselbeck on tonight's game at Arrowhead.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Saturday Night Live is not funny 9-29-14`

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

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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Kendall Gammon, 101 "The Fox", talks KC Chiefs, 9-29-14

Gammon talks about the 1-2 punch of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali going up against the struggling Patriots offensive line. The line will likely have a tough time dealing with the noise at Arrowhead. Gammon also previews what to expect out of guys like Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.

Three For All - Snoop Dogg hates Todd Haley, 9-29-14

Snoop Dogg takes to Instagram to cuss out Todd Haley's play calling. NBC has a awkward bit of programming. Rob Ryan admits he needs to do more, and throw REX in there too!

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.

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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.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Re…

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.

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Tim Hasselbeck on tonight's game at Arrowhead.

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Derek Jeter's 20 year career came to an end Sunday. His last at-bat was an infield single and an RBI. Before the game, the Red Sox paid a lengthy tribute to the Yankee captain. MFB open the show talking about how Red Sox ownership handled the tribute. They also look at the Red Sox dreadful 2014 season and John Farrell's performance.

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