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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

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05/19/15 04:03 EST
So what’s next for the quarterback? The news Tuesday that Patriots owner Robert Kraft had wearily decided to give up the battle and accept the punishment that the league meted out over Deflategate appears to end one of the chapters in this dopey saga that has defined the NFL offseason. At the same time, there’s still the matter of Tom Brady and his four-game ban — while it’s impossible to separate the two, the quarterback still has the option of continuing his fight. And that’s what looks like will happen, at least at this point. Shortly after Kraft finished with his statement, NFLPA official George Atallah asserted Kraft’s decision not to fight the $1 million fine and loss of two draft picks, “will not impact the NFLPA appeal of the 4 game suspension of Tom Brady.” So now, the ball is in Brady’s court. He could continue with the battle to clear his name, or he could follow Kraft’s lead and decide not to go through with the
05/18/15 11:40 EST
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When the NFL owners gather this week in San Francisco, the eyes of the football world will be on the deteriorating relationship between Patriots owner Robert Kraft and commissioner Roger Goodell. They’ve been BFF’s for roughly a decade — a lifetime in NFL circles — but the gradual disconnect between the two that that has been playing out in the public eye ever since the dawn of Deflategate will not only impact their personal relationship, but also have a major effect on the NFL power structure. Kraft is one of the most influential owners in the league, and has managed to maximize his dollars and brand like few others. Only a handful of teams can boast of a product that remains consistently competitive and has as stable a balance between the front office, ownership and coaching staff as any in professional sports. Throw in a franchise value north of $1 billion and a sweet stadium deal in a relatively new venue, and there’s good reason why Kraft remains the envy
05/15/15 12:38 EST
So where do we go from here? What’s next? Pistols at dawn? Toss Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell into a cage and have them fight it out, Thunderdome-style? (Two men enter, one man leaves!) Right now, if you put them into the octagon and sold the pay-per-view rights, you’d have a better return on your investment than Mayweather-Pacquiao. The Battle for Brady! Because if the showdown between the commissioner and the Patriots wasn’t already locked in, it’s certainly on now. Two days after Ted Wells made the rare move of not only defending his report on Deflategate but also ratcheting up the rhetoric in a conference call with the media, the Patriots had their say. And in what is starting to look more and more like a high-stakes game of chicken between the two sides, Thursday delivered a whole new level of drama. First, New England replied to the Wells Report with a two-fisted delivery that signaled that this whole sordid mess is just beginning. The team issued a
05/12/15 12:14 EST
Mark it down: May 11, 2015. When Roger Goodell is removed from office in three months -- or six months, nine months or a year after another flurry of bad decisions -- we’ll remember this date as the beginning of the end. Sure, there have been awful missteps before. But this one is going to be remembered as the one that ultimately doomed him. The decision of the league to suspend Tom Brady for four games, take two draft picks from the Patriots and fine the franchise $1 million would be a joke if it weren’t so surreal. But it’s the latest example of a maddeningly inconsistent and wildly arbitrary disciplinary process that continues to make zero sense to those of us who come at it from a common sense perspective. Ray Rice initially gets two games for knocking out his fiancee. Brady gets four for engaging in a process that, to many quarterbacks, has become standard operating procedure in the league since signal-callers pushed for the right to pre-treat the footballs in



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Michael Irving with Dale …

Michael Irving with Dale and Holley

We check in with the playmaker, the great number 88 Michael Irvin for his unique take on deflategate, the Patriots and the NFL.

Ben Volin, Boston Globe, joins NFL Sunday to provide his take on Deflategate 5-17-15

Ben Volin has been a must-read on the Pats and Deflategate despite him ruffling the feathers of many Pats fans and he joins NFL Sunday to discuss the latest. He talks about the owners' meetings and what he expects to unfold this week as well as the showdown between Goodell and Kraft.

NFL Sunday with Dickerson and Price - More reaction on Deflategate and Ted Wells 5-17-15

The guys provide more thoughts on the latest on Deflategate and get callers' reaction.

Dickerson and Tomase disc…

Dickerson and Tomase discuss the Celtics and their upcoming playoff series against the Cavs 4-19-15

Greg Dickerson and John Tomase discuss the amazing season for the Celts and if they have any chance against Lebron and the Cleveland Cavs in a seven game series. If they do, HOW ... how do they get it done?

Brian Scalabrine: I am the biggest Marcus Smart fan. 4-2-15

Brian "White Mamba" Scalabrine joins the guys to talk about the Celtics playoff push, the development of Marcus Smart and James Young, and the prospect of Brad Stevens leaving the Celtics for a college job.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push, 3-25-15

Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.

Sox Manager John Farrell …

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton speak to Red Sox Manager John Farrell live from Fenway Park for our weekly visit.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 05-16-15

Joe & Dave talked to the rookie Sox catcher, who knocked in the go-ahead run against Felix Hernandez.

Shane Victorino Player of the Game Interview 05-14-15

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino fater the Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 and saw some great defense from Shane as well as a solo HR from him.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

Manish Mehta on Darrelle …

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis' comments 5-21-15

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis's comments about the Patriots cheating.

Ben Cherington on Red Sox struggles 5-21-15

The Sox GM joined the show to give his thoughts on the team being 2 games under 500 at the 40 game mark.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Letterman's final show 5-21-15

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

We Love Anthony Davis - C…

We Love Anthony Davis - Conference Finals Edition

Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog and Draftkings.com joins the program to break down the the two conference finals series, the NBA Draft, and whether or not Corey Brewer is the ugliest player in the game?

Andy Brickley on new Bruins GM Don Sweeney. 5-21-15

NESN Color Commentator joins the guys to discuss what Don Sweeney will do as the new General Manager of the Bruins. What is the fate of coach Claude Julien?

Three For All - Has Letterman ever been funny? 5-21-15

The Letterman final show and Chris Mad Dog Russo still hasn't read the Wells Report

Don Sweeney: I want to ha…

Don Sweeney: I want to have a philosophical alignment with the team's coach

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

As deflategate winds down, Patriots fans left with bitter taste towards all things NFL

Dale, Michael and Jerry continue to discuss and take reaction to deflategate, with the latest wrinkles coming from the NFL social media department taking shots at the organization even after Robert Kraft capitulated to his team's punishment.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 05-21-15

We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound you may have missed.

Planet Mikey Show - Where…

Planet Mikey Show - Where's Your Proof, Morons?

Mikey Adams is joined by Chris Villani as they take calls on the Friday night Two Minute Drill and discuss the ongoing DeflateGate saga with the New England Patriots and Roger Goodell's role in hearing the Tom Brady appeal.

05-12-15 Planet Mikey Seg. 2

Continued conversation on deflate-gate and the aftermath of the Brady suspension and sanctions passed down to the Patriots organization

05-12-15 Planet Mikey Seg. 1

Deflate-gate is still the hot topic, still gaining personal insight and what could come next

SoccerCast - Jermaine Jon…

SoccerCast - Jermaine Jones Cant Play CB; Transfer Rumors

Ben, Russ, and Alex recap the Revs loss to Sporting KC and discuss what the Revs need moving forward. Also discussed is the FFP and how it will affect the transfer window.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Dino is back from rehab 5-18-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Dino's rehab experience.

Across The Board - 140th Preakness Preview

Mike Mutnansky preview the 140th Preakness Stakes with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form and Dick Jerardi of Wpressbet.com.

Mike Florio on Robert Kra…

Mike Florio on Robert Kraft 5-20-15

Mike Florio joins Dino. Gerry and Kirk to discuss Robert Kraft's relationship with Goodell.

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Robert Kraft throws in the towel 5-20-15

The guys discussed Kraft's press conference yesterday.

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Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis' comments 5-21-15

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis's comments about the Patriots cheating.

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Curt Schilling on the Sox…

Curt Schilling on the Sox 5-20-15

Curt joined us for his weekly visit.

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Patriots lay down their arms to NFL as Kraft capitulates: complete response and reaction

Dale, Michael and Jerry bring you complete coverage of Robert Kraft's capitulation, and fan reaction which generally less than pleased with the Patriots latest action.

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