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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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01/24/15 05:32 EST
The league’s investigation into the mess that has become Deflategate has managed to accomplish what Jeremy Lane, Plaxico Burress and Freddie Mitchell could only dream of doing. Bill Belichick has been a master when it comes to circling the wagons, using any and all slights — either real or perceived — when it comes to motivation, including the Super Bowl. And in the wake of Saturday’s surprise press conference, it’s clear that Lane, Richard Sherman or any Seattle player could now go all in with a verbal strafing of Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady or anyone else on the Patriots roster. None of them could manage to provide the level of pregame persuasion that the league has now given this team. In a press conference that approached performance art, an unforgiving Belichick spent nearly 25 minutes talking about the scandal involving under-inflated footballs and talking about what he learned when it came to the physics of pregame preparation, as well as the slings and
01/23/15 10:39 EST
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Don’t expect any teary public appearances from wide receivers confessing their love for the quarterback, but in the wake of his eventful press conference late Thursday, it’s clear that there’s a groundswell of support building in the Patriots locker room for Tom Brady. Not that any of this is extraordinary — Brady is the centerpiece of the franchise, and on the surface, it makes sense that the team would take its cue from the quarterback, but from this viewpoint, it’s now gone a step beyond. Many believe their guy has been wronged — their leader has been caught in the crosshairs, and they want to do whatever they can to support him. As the 2007 team rallied to the defense of coach Bill Belichick following the Spygate allegations, there’s an increasing belief that this team is interested in winning Super Bowl XLIX for several reasons, not the least of which includes the chance to provide some validation for the quarterback in the wake of
01/23/15 01:20 EST
FOXBORO — Of all the answers that came out of Tom Brady’s nearly 30-minute session with the media on Thursday, maybe the most intriguing was the fact that no one in the league office had reached out to him to find out more information regarding the report of underinflated footballs in the AFC title game. Huh? While Brady appeared to backtrack slightly later on — saying it’s possible the league might have spoken with his agent, and he’d have to check with him later on Thursday — the fact that a league official hadn’t spoken directly with Brady at this point shows the NFL is no closer to finding some sort of resolution to this matter now than they were four days ago when this whole goofy mess broke. I understand that the league is interested in doing its due diligence, and wants to make sure all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted before it issues some sort of statement on the matter. If the Patriots are found guilty (and this is
01/21/15 11:28 EST
While the national media has their torches and pitchforks at the front door of Gillette Stadium calling for the head of Bill Belichick over the report of underinflated footballs, it has to be said that Tom Brady deserves to take some heat for what has happened. In the past, Brady has been able to mostly skate off when it comes to this kind of stuff, playing the public role of good cop to Belichick’s bad cop when it comes to dealing with the media. Just as he’s been so adroit when it comes to avoiding pressure in the pocket over the course of the on-field career, he’s been equally talented at staying above the fray when it comes to very messy situations like Spygate. But in the wake of what’s been revealed over the last few days, it’s clear that when it comes to the touch and feel of a football, good quarterbacks are borderline OCD, and Brady is no different than the rest. In 2006, he and Peyton Manning teamed up to lobby the NFL’s competition committee



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Chandler Jones avoids the…

Chandler Jones avoids the noise, 1-26-15

Patriots DE Chandler Jones spoke about he doesn't really have a problem "avoiding the noise" about "Deflate-gate" since he doesn't watch ESPN or the news, but prefers cartoons like Family Guy. He also talked about the time he played the Seahawks in his rookie year. Although the teams are different, Jones will likely line up opposite Russell Okung, and try to tackle Marshawn Lynch. Keeping contain on Russell Wilson will be important for Jones and Rob Ninkovich.

Julian Edelman talks about Coach Belichick's press conference, 1-26-15

Patriots WR Julian Edelman told MFB "It just goes to show how smart our coach is, that he would do a full, high-school science experiment." He also spoke about Super Bowl 49 and what the Patriot wide-outs need to do to beat a talented Seattle secondary.

NFL Sunday - "Deflategate" ... Is this about Roger Goodell vs Bill Belichick? 1-25-15

The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.

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Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks about the Rondo trade 12-19-14

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process

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...

John Farrell with Mut and…

John Farrell with Mut and Bradford, 1-24-15

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Joe Kelly and Pablo Sandoval make predictions for 2015, 1-24-15

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Hot Stove Show 01-15-15

Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.

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Pierre McGuire discusses Rule-Breaking in the NHL 1-22-15

Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports: "Bruins are an unbelievably team to play against" 1-15-15

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Tom Brady on deflate-gate…

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Tom Brady joined the show before his trip to Phoenix.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: American Sniper 1-26-15

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

Bill Belichick comes out firing 1-26-15

The guys opened the show by discussing Belichick's presser Saturday.

Chandler Jones avoids the…

Chandler Jones avoids the noise, 1-26-15

Patriots DE Chandler Jones spoke about he doesn't really have a problem "avoiding the noise" about "Deflate-gate" since he doesn't watch ESPN or the news, but prefers cartoons like Family Guy. He also talked about the time he played the Seahawks in his rookie year. Although the teams are different, Jones will likely line up opposite Russell Okung, and try to tackle Marshawn Lynch. Keeping contain on Russell Wilson will be important for Jones and Rob Ninkovich.

Julian Edelman talks about Coach Belichick's press conference, 1-26-15

Patriots WR Julian Edelman told MFB "It just goes to show how smart our coach is, that he would do a full, high-school science experiment." He also spoke about Super Bowl 49 and what the Patriot wide-outs need to do to beat a talented Seattle secondary.

Bill Belichick blinds us with science during an impromptu Saturday presser, 1-26-15

Bill Belichick delivered a press conference for the ages, in an attempt to clear up some issues regarding "Deflate-gate."

Michael Irvin on Tom Brad…

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Trying to move past Deflategate and talk football with CSNNE's Tom E Curran

We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE

How much more balls take can we possibly take?

Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.

The other what if...

The other what if...

A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?

The day footballs lost air pressure and the game lost integrity?

Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.

Mut and Lenny don't know what to make of deflategate

Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.

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We Love Anthony Daivs - NBA Mid-Season Awards

Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.

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