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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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09/21/14 09:56 EST
FOXBORO -- For the better part of the last decade, the Patriots' best defense has often been four touchdown passes from Tom Brady: If you can’t stop 'em, outscore 'em. But in a year where the offense has been sluggish out of the gate, the New England defense has done just enough to stem the tide. It hasn’t been aesthetically pleasing -- and the overall quality of the opponent should be kept in mind -- but there’s something to be said for allowing only one touchdown over the last two games. “That was kind of a grind-it-out game for us,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said following Sunday's closer-than-expected win over the Raiders. “Defensively, any time you can keep a team out of the end zone, you have to feel good about that.” Over the course of three games this season, the Patriots have allowed four touchdowns, and an average of 16.3 points per game. On Sunday, the play of the game came with less than a minute to go, when Vince Wilfork came away
09/19/14 10:56 EST
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There’s always been a sense that the relationship between NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners and players association is little more than a marriage of convenience -- the two sides are bound by the desire to keep a $10 billion industry together by any means necessary. Both sides need each other. The only difference is that when you’re talking about a married couple, they’ll stay together for the children. The NFL and the players are connected at the wallet. But the dirty laundry really went public on Friday. During Goodell’s press conference, Twitter was ablaze with reaction as and former players gleefully provided their reactions to the sight of an uncomfortable Goodell squirming his way through a cringe-inducing session. (That simmering resentment had always been there -- now, it was given a real-time voice, as the players were able to point at Goodell and say, “See? THIS is what we’ve been dealing with!”) Throughout their coverage,
09/17/14 01:02 EST
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady came clean on Wednesday. The quarterback, who has gone on record in the past as saying his favorite receiver was the open one, acknowledged that when it comes to the passing game, he needs to do a better job spreading the ball around. Through the first two weeks of the season, it’s been Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, and precious little else. The big tight end, who has played less than half of the snaps to this point in the season (66 of a possible 153 snaps, per Pro Football Focus), still leads the team in total targets with 17. Edelman’s target rate is more commensurate with his overall snap count -- per PFF, he’s played 135 of a possible 153 offensive snaps. He’s second with 15 targets. The two have accounted for 32 of 78 pass attempts, or 41 percent. Only two other receivers -- running back Shane Vereen (10 targets) and wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (10 targets) are in double digits when it comes to targets. ”You’re right
09/17/14 10:27 EST
In the wake of the Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice and Greg Hardy cases over the last week-plus -- and the righteous anger that bubbled forth from the fan base as a result -- we would love to think that there will be some sort of giant moral uprising when it comes to the NFL. (Or risk something like this happening to Roger Goodell outside any major stadium in America.) Owners suddenly will change course, and the players who commit such heinous acts would be subject to the great vengeance and furious anger of the league and be cast out to ... who knows? The CFL? Arena Football? Anywhere but here. But what we really learned this weekend is that people will continue to go to games. Fans will fill the stadiums wearing things like this. TV ratings will continue to swell. Sponsors are going to stick. And the guys who continue to get in trouble off the field will continue to find work in the NFL, as long as they're healthy and can run a 40 in 4.5. Believe me, I'm not pointing a finger at the fans. I



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Vince Wilfork with Dale a…

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.

Former Patriot Tedy Bruschi with Dale and Holley

We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.

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.

David Ortiz Player of the…

David Ortiz Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.

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.

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

Tom Brady on the issues o…

Tom Brady on the issues on offense 9-22-14

Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.

Tim Hasselbeck wants a new commissioner 9-22-14

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: True Detective 9-22-14

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

Three For All - Karaoke B…

Three For All - Karaoke Battle, 9-22-14

Christian and Fauria re-visit their karaoke battle from over the weekend, with audio!

Patriots DE Chandler Jones says team wasn't nervous during Oakland's late drive, 9-22-14

Oakland drove down deep into the Patriots red zone with a minute to play on Sunday in a bid to tie the game and send it to overtime. Jones was asked if he and his teammates were nervous at all towards the end; He refuted the assertion saying the team clamped down and became more composed. Veterans Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork are vocal leaders and can calm the defense down. And then, all four of the guys had a laugh over rookie Brian Stork's post-game interview with reporters.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman admits he has to be smarter regarding his health, 9-22-14

Edelman talked about his scary play in the red zone to start off the 4th quarter, in which he flipped in the air and landed on his head. He was fine, but admits that players need to be aware of the down and importance of putting your health in jeopardy over the course of a 16 game season. The guys asked him about the offense's struggles, and Gronk's inability to pull in a tipped ball in the end zone.

Tedy Bruschi: Edelman? Th…

Tedy Bruschi: Edelman? That kid is a little baller.

We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.

Bill Belichick: Edelman works extremely hard and is coachable

We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.

Vince Wilfork: Revis is every bit a New England Patriot player

We check in with Big Vince Wilfork on a Patriots Monday and get his take on the defense's progression, his interception, his teammate Darrelle Revis and playing Monday Night Football in KC.

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.

D&C's Breaking Balls Podc…

D&C's Breaking Balls Podcast: Jerry Thornton and Boston Sports Media 9-22-14

Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.

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.

Tom Brady on the issues o…

Tom Brady on the issues on offense 9-22-14

Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.

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D&C's Breaking Balls Podcast: Jerry Thornton and Boston Sports Media 9-22-14

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Tim Hasselbeck wants a ne…

Tim Hasselbeck wants a new commissioner 9-22-14

Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.

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The Pats struggle to a 16…

The Pats struggle to a 16-9 win over Oakland 9-22-14

Dino, Kirk and Thornton opened the show discussing an ugly win by the Patriots.

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Patriots edge Raiders tig…

Patriots edge Raiders tight battle, 9-22-14

The defense was forced to make a stop in the last minute of the game to preserve the 16-9 victory on Sunday. The offense had no rhythm again and struggled in the red zone. The offensive line looked poor again. Lou, Christian and Tim talk about the win that looked like a loss, and what this team needs to do to improve.

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