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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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It Is What It Is Cast: Pa…

It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots rookies get their first taste of the NFL

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots OTAs and the rookies' first taste of the NFL.

Patriots Hall of Famer Willie McGinest with Dale and Holley

We talk to the newest inductee to the Patriots Hall of Fame, linebacker Willie McGinest.

NFL SUNDAY with Dickerson and Price - Football after Deflategate ... it does exist 5-24-15

Price tells Greg about what is in store for football fans and Patriots fans beyond Deflategate. We will, after all, move on at some point.

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.

John Farrell with Dale an…

John Farrell with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton check in with Sox Skipper John Farrell for his weekly chat. John breaks some news about David Ortiz with us.

Dallas Braden, every pitcher doctors the baseball. 5-28-15

Former teammate of Lou Merloni and current ESPN analyst Dallas Braden joins the guys to talk about doctoring the ball, cheating in baseball, and the struggling Red Sox.

Wade Miley Player of the Game Interview 5-24-15

Joe Castiglione talked to the Sox lefty, who allowed one run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Angels at Fenway.

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!

Would you rather have Ray…

Would you rather have Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson? 5-29-15

Adrian Peterson's twitter rant leaves us wondering which troubled running back we would rather have on our team.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: I Love Lucy 5-29-15

All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.

David Ortiz is taking a seat 5-29-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss the Red Sox decision to sit down their slumping slugger.

The MFB Spelling Bee. 5-2…

The MFB Spelling Bee. 5-29-15

The three hosts give their best efforts to spell the toughest names in sports.

Fauria Five: Are you rooting for LeBron in the Finals? 5-29-15

Christian gives us five topics ranging from the NBA Finals to the FIFA Scandal

Eduardo Rodriguez dazzles in his debut. 5-29-15

Rookie Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 7 and two thirds of shutout baseball in his debut. The guys discuss his performance and the benching of David Ortiz.

We're on to 2015: Bill Be…

We're on to 2015: Bill Belichick meets the media for the first time since Deflategate punishments announced

Bill Belichick said exactly what you think he'd say about deflategate and the penalties levied on the Patriots: nothing. Michael Holley, Steve Buckley and Greg Dickerson discuss it.

New revelations in the Boston bid for the Olympics may further hurt it's chances

Michael and crew discuss the latest revelations about public funding in the bid for Boston to get the 2024 Olympics.

As the Sox turn: hope springs as rookie pitcher dazzles in debut

Michael Holley, Steve Buckley and Greg Dickerson discuss the Red Sox including the benching of David Ortiz, and the debut of rookie pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.

Eddie! Eddie! Mikey loves…

Eddie! Eddie! Mikey loves Eddie Rodriguez

The Planet Mikey Show with Mikey Adams and Chris Villani reacts to the MLB debut of Eduardo Rodriguez and the impact he might have on the Red Sox.

Why are the Patriots hated? The Belichick Factor

Mikey Adams and Chris Villani discuss Boston Globe columnist Christopher Gasper's piece analyzing why the New England Patriots are hated outside of New England. Beyond just because they win, Villani believes Belichick is the key to sparking rage.

Planet Mikey Show - Red Sox Blame Pie. Largest Piece?

Mikey Adams and Chris Villani discuss the disappointing 21-26 start of the Boston Red Sox and who is most to blame. Also, caller Steve from Fall River sets Villani off with his DeflateGate take.

UnsportsManLike Podcast -…

UnsportsManLike Podcast - Awesome 80's movies

"Jerry is joined by his friend comedian Nick "Fitzy" Stevens to talk about awesomely cheesy 80s movies, the "Point Break" reboot, why in a world of limitless raunch everyone is so uptight, and a million other topics before they finally get to why everyone hates the Patriots and their fans."

It Is What It Is Cast - Malcolm Brown and Tom Brady

On this edition of the It Is What It Is Cast Chris Price and Mike Petraglia talk about Malcolm Brown at Gillette and the latest news surrounding Tom Brady.

SoccerCast - FIFA Explodes

US Prosecutors arrest multiple members of FIFA. Ben, Russ, and Alex dissect what this means for the beautiful game.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh …

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Boston 2024 5-28-15

The guys discussed Boston 2024 with the Mayor of Boston.

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Merloni: Problems in the …

Merloni: Problems in the Red Sox clubhouse. 5-28-15

Now he is not saying it's as bad as Chicken and Beer, but Lou Merloni thinks there are some team chemistry issues in the Red Sox clubhouse. The guys discuss the potential problems and what can be done to fix it.

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Let the hate flow through…

Let the hate flow through you: column brings up reasons why the rest of USA HATES the Patriots

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton discuss Chris Gasper's column about the national hatred towards the Patriots, and why it isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines:Lena Dunham 5-28-15

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

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Red Sox are awful 5-28-15

Red Sox are awful 5-28-15

The guys discussed the Red Sox struggles.

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