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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
10/20/2014 - 9:43am
Josh Bordner looked as if he was going through confession more so than conducting a press conference at Alumni Stadium.
Tim Benz
10/15/2014 - 11:14pm
Here's a five-point plan for how the Jets could possibly, maybe, somehow, perhaps beat the Patriots in Foxboro Thursday night (even though they won't).
Tim Benz
10/13/2014 - 9:21am
The phrase "Pyrrhic victory" leapt to mind. Sure, a 37-22 win for the Patriots over the Bills was worthy of celebration Sunday. After all, some in Buffalo were calling this the biggest Bills game in 16 years. So to dance out of Orchard Park with a 'W' after enduring that electrified atmosphere seemed worthy of applause.
Tim Benz
10/06/2014 - 12:35am
We can debate (and boy, have we ever) how good Logan Mankins may be going forward.
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.


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Patriots Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

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Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.

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Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.

NWOA Injury Report - Rajon Rondo

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We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-1-14

The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.

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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

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.

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Tony Marinaro from TSN 690 in Montreal yells about Bruins-Habs 10-17-14

The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.

Pierre McGuire, NBC: Bruins have had horrible early schedule. 10-16-14

Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter 10-21-14

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

Oscar Pistorious sentenced to only 5 years in prison 10-21-14

The guys opened the show discussing the sentencing of Pistorious.

Tom Brady on Peyton Manning's touchdown record 10-20-14

Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.

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Patriots have tough 6 game stretch ahead, 10-21-14

The heart of the schedule is afoot, and Christian thinks the Pats could go 2-4 over this stretch or possibly even 1-5.

Christian's Top 5 Coaches in the NFL, 10-20-14

Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.

Three For All - Christian has poisoned himself

Christian learns a thing or two about lead poisoning. San Francisco hates Lorde until the World Series is over. Floyd Mayweather sued for false imprisonment.

Tedy Bruschi: I recognize…

Tedy Bruschi: I recognize the greatest of Manning, but I'm still going with Tom

Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.

Bill Belichick (wryly): It's comforting to know Manning has thrown more TD's against us than anyone

We sit down with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and get his take on a nail-biting win over the Jets, as well as his feelings on Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record for touchdowns.

Vince Wilfork: We just couldn't get off the field on third down

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.

10 Years since the Red So…

10 Years since the Red Sox began their comeback and eventual World Series Championship

Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.

The Patriots record during the regular season and Super Bowl

Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.

Bill Belichick and the Patriots Draft History

Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.

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Sausage and Curtis fight back 10-21-14

The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.

D&C's Breaking Balls: The Proust Questionnaire and our producers suck 10-21-14

On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.

The Fantasy Football Hour with Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson - Week 7, 10-19-14

This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.

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Tom Brady on Peyton Manning's touchdown record 10-20-14

Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.

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The guys opened the show discussing Peyton Manning's record setting night in Denver.

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Tedy Bruschi: I recognize the greatest of Manning, but I'm still going with Tom

Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.

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