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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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12/17/14 10:59 EST
I know Jerry Thornton. I like Jerry Thornton. I’ve had him on my podcastbefore he hit the big time in the afternoons. But he’s wrong when it comes to his choice of Patriots MVP for 2014. It’s Rob Gronkowski. No disrespect to Darrelle Revis or Tom Brady, but through 14 games, a healthy Gronkowski has proven to be the most valuable piece of the puzzle for an 11-3 New England team that is in first place in the AFC playoff chase. “With a healthy Gronk,” said wide receiver Brandon LaFell in mid-October, “we’re a whole different team.” To be clear, this isn’t a Reagan-Mondale blowout. Instead, it’s more Kennedy-Nixon. Maybe Flick-Metzler. Revis has changed the conversation around the New England defense in the same way that Randy Moss dramatically altered the Patriots' offense when he first arrived in the spring of 2007. But with 76 catches (76.3 percent of which have gone for first downs, per STATS) on 121 targets for 1,093 receiving
12/16/14 03:35 EST
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In what will likely be Rex Ryan’s farewell to the Patriots-Jets rivalry -- at least as head coach in New York -- New England (11-3) travels to MetLife Stadium for a date with the Jets (3-11) on Sunday. The Patriots will be looking to take another step toward the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while New York will simply be looking to close out the home half of its 2014 schedule on an up note. In this edition of “Scout’s Take,” one former AFC scout who has watched both the Patriots and Jets over the course of the 2014 season takes a look at some of the points of emphasis for New England heading into Sunday’s game. (Per usual, we have the scout’s statements in italics, with our notes underneath.) “Tom Brady is not what the Jets secondary wants to see right now. Look for the Patriots to attack the weak secondary of the Jets, and expect Rob Gronkowski to have a big day. The Jets defensive front is good, and will make it tough for New England to run the ball
12/14/14 07:35 EST
FOXBORO -- Woe to any team that may speak ill of the Patriots. Following a 33-20 Week 1 win over New England when the Patriots wilted in the South Florida heat, a feisty young Dolphins team puffed out its collective chest and may or may not have made some comments about how it made the Patriots cry uncle at some point in the game. Bad move. The Patriots -- and Bill Belichick in particular -- have long memories. Really long memories. And boasts that sound like the dawn of a new era in September can often ring hollow in December. (Just ask the 2003 Bills.) According to a pregame report, Belichick spent the better part of the week making sure his team was well aware of any sort of comments the Dolphins may have made in the wake of that contest. A quick Google search likely produced Miami quotes that were posted throughout the complex. Every time a player turned a corner, they ran into a reminder of their own September shortcomings in South Florida. Ultimately, the message came through, loud
12/11/14 12:24 EST
FOXBORO -- With more and more shutdown performances down the stretch, Darrelle Revis is continuing to raise the bar for cornerback play in New England, and showing why he’s such an integral part of the Patriots defense as the postseason looms. On the heels of a smothering performance last week against the Chargers where he rendered Keenan Allen a non-factor, Miami wide receiver Mike Wallace knows what he’s in for if he does go head-to-head with Revis this Sunday. “It’s always going to be a challenge,” Wallace said of facing Revis, who has blanketed a variety of receivers this year and has a pair of interceptions to show for it. “He’s a great player, probably the best cornerback in the league, definitely top two or three no matter whose list you have. It’s always going to be a tough challenge, he’s a great player, no way around it. “He’s a real smart, patient player. He has every intangible that’s needed to play



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It Is What It Is Cast: Pr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Previewing Patriots-Jets

OXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the Week 16 battle between the 11-3 Patriots and 3-11 New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

SI's Peter King with Dale and Holley

We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We get a complete breakdown of the win from Bill Belichick as the Patriots secure yet another AFC East title. Bill talks about the historical significance, the key moments of the game, and even Tom Brady's nutritional regiment.

We Hate Dwayne Wade - Mar…

We Hate Dwayne Wade - Marcus Smart injury 11-12-14

How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...

WHDW - Greg Dickerson Joins the Show to talk Celtics

Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.

Kyle Draper, Comcast Sports New England, Celtics will compete for a playoff spot this season

Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston

Red Sox Manager John Farr…

Red Sox Manager John Farrell joins Mustard and Johnson, 12-13-14

Manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell, speaks with Craig and Larry during the "Christmas at Fenway" festivities. John spoke about the pitching rotation as it stands right now, and inability to sign John Lester. He also talked about some of the younger pitching prospects, as well as the Free Agents that have signed with the team in the last month, like Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.

Red Sox President and CEO, Larry Lucchino, sits down with Mustard and Johnson, 12-13-14

Craig and Larry press Larry Lucchino about the inability to sign Jon Lester, the projected starting rotation, and the signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.

Boston Red Sox COO, Sam Kennedy, with Mustard and Johnson, 12-13-14

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Boston Red Sox, Sam Kennedy, joined Craig and Larry to talk about Christmas at Fenway, and some of the Red Sox off-season acquisitions.

Jack Edwards with Dale an…

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.

Pierre Mcguire: Chara's return will have huge impact for Bruins 12-11-14

Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports. Bruins are plagued by injuries 12-4-14

Pierre McGuire joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins.

Tom Brady vs. the FCC 12-…

Tom Brady vs. the FCC 12-17-14

The guys opened the show by discussing the latest absurd complaints by viewers to the FCC regarding Brady's F bombs.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines:Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class 12-17-14

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

Damien Woody on Patriots Jets 12-17-14

The guys spoke with Damien Woody about Pats Jets.

"The Price is Right," wit…

"The Price is Right," with Chris Price of WEEI.com, 12-17-14

As we do every Wednesday, we re-visit some predictions that Chris made in anticipation of last week's game against Miami, and make some new ones about Sunday's match up with the New York Jets.

Three For All - Gronk gets flirty on Top Chef, 12-17-18

Christian gets a call from a fellow Bacon Doughnut lover. Rob Gronkowski was on "Top Chef," and Padma Lakshmi goes full-cougar. Britt McHenry of ESPN gets into a twitter-fight with some hockey trolls.

Andy Brickley, NESN, addresses the reeling Boston Bruins, 12-17-14

The Bruins lost again last night, as they have in 6 of their last 7 games. The team needs to make a move but don't have very much cap space. NESN color commentator, Andy Brickley, spoke about a team that's struggling to get back to elite status.

Jack Edwards: I would not…

Jack Edwards: I would not be shocked if Bruins miss the playoffs this season

Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.

Bruins lose another in Nashville, par for the course in 2014

Dale and Michael discuss the Bruins shoot-out loss in Nashville as a representative example of larger issues in 2014 for the Boston club.

Making a case for Revis for MVP

We discuss the impact Darrelle Revis has had on the Patriots defense and whether or not he deserves to be a candidate for team and/or league MVP in 2014.

Kay the Textress comes in

Kay the Textress comes in

Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.

Cold, Hard Football Talk

Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.

Mikey's 9th Anniversary Show

Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .

We Love Anthony Davis - Q…

We Love Anthony Davis - Quarter Season storylines

What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?

Pod Man Rush: Taylor/Tyler 2014 with Ryan Lambert

Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.

D&C's Breaking Balls: What would you tell a younger version of yourself? 12-15-14

Dino, Gerry and Kirk react to today's Tom Brady interview by discussing what they would tell their younger selves. They look closer at Brady's diet and fitness regime and whether they could be as disciplined as the superstar quarterback.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Amal Clooney 12-16-14

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

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Tom Brady on another divi…

Tom Brady on another division title 12-15-14

Tom Brady joined the show to discuss another division title.

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Tom Brady vs. the FCC 12-…

Tom Brady vs. the FCC 12-17-14

The guys opened the show by discussing the latest absurd complaints by viewers to the FCC regarding Brady's F bombs.

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Peter King: Patriots top …

Peter King: Patriots top my 'Fine Fifteen' power rankings

We get a complete analysis of the Patriots and the NFL with Peter King of SI/MMQB.

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Mike Florio, NBC Sports, …

Mike Florio, NBC Sports, "The rules should be changed," 12-16-14

MIke Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com, joins the show to talk about some of the "roughing the passer" and "defenseless receiver" penalties that caused a lot of conversation in NFL circles. While many are calling for those penalties to be review able, Florio notes that the calls likely would NOT have been overturned due to the ways the rules are written.

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