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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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06/25/15 12:04 EST
Over the last five months, there’s been a lot of talk about Tom Brady’s legacy and how it will be impacted by Deflategate, the dumbest scandal in NFL history. It won’t be affected at all. First, it’s important to note Brady cares about what people think of him. But it doesn’t consume him. He’s not sitting up at night, agonizing about whether or not a columnist believes his reputation is tainted or his accomplishments deserve some sort of asterisk. Whose opinion matters to him? In no particular order, his family, his teammates, the franchise and the fans. That’s it. “As a human you care what people think. I certainly care what the people that are close to me think and what they care about,” he told the crowd at Salem State last month. “I think also as a public figure, you learn that not everyone is going to like you either. Good, bad, indifferent, there are a lot of people that don’t like Tom Brady, and I’m OK with
06/22/15 01:27 EST
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With the showdown between Tom Brady and Roger Goodell looming Tuesday on Park Avenue, there are a lot of things in play for both sides. With that in mind, if you’re a Patriots fan, here are four reasons to be optimistic — including the fact that Brady attorney Jeffrey Kessler regularly beats the NFL like a drum — and four reasons for pessimism heading into the week. REASONS FOR OPTIMISM 1. Brady has assembled an unparalleled defense team. The quarterback has put together a legal grouping that is sure to give the NFL second thoughts. Kessler has been a thorn in the side of the league for the better part of the last 20 years, having emerged with wins in several key legal battles against the NFL. Goodell doesn’t want this to see the inside of a courtroom -- he’ll capitulate to Brady’s crew, which should allow this whole sordid mess to come to some sort of end sooner rather than later. 2. The NFL has been playing fast and loose with science, and that
06/18/15 12:00 EST
FOXBORO — At 6-foot-2 and 290 pounds, he’s the largest of X-factors, an unknown quantity who could end up being a disruptive difference-maker for suddenly young group of interior defensive linemen. In terms of years of service, the record shows Dominique Easley is going into his second season as a member of the Patriots. But he played just 270 snaps in his first year in the NFL and ended up going on injured reserve in mid-December. From an on-field perspective, it was a lost season for the Florida product, who was reduced to the role of spectator as New England won Super Bowl XLIX. “I could say I’m frustrated, but that’s just a part of life,” Easley said Wednesday, reflecting on last year’s struggles. “Everybody doesn’t have that advantage all the time. It doesn’t work out the way you always want it to work out. You’ve got to keep pushing.” After spending the last few months working to make sure his knees were right,
06/17/15 01:39 EST
FOXBORO -- In an offseason of uncertainty for Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski has become the unquestioned star of the Patriots’ spring practice schedule. For the first offseason since the one immediately following his rookie year of 2010, Gronkowski has not had to worry about spending an offseason working through some sort of rehab: In 2012, there was a question as to how he’d respond to the high-ankle injury he suffered in the AFC title game. In the summer of 2013, it was a series of semi-clandestine workouts on the fields adjacent to Gillette that got people talking as he tried to make his way back after five surgical procedures (four forearm and one back) in nine months. In 2014, it was an endless summer of reps against the likes of Darrelle Revis as he worked his way back from a torn ACL and MCL he suffered late in the previous season. Those years, he was a question mark heading into the regular season. Almost every Patriots preview included the phrase, “If Gronkowski stays



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NFL Sunday with Dickerson…

NFL Sunday with Dickerson and Price -- Reaction to Don Banks and more on Deflategate - 6-28-15

The guys react to what Don Banks had to say and get into some more thoughts on Deflategate. Are McNally and Jastremski ever going to break their silence and give their side of the story? Price says yes ... eventually.

Don Banks, SI.com, joins Dickerson and Price on NFL Sunday - 6-28-15

Don Banks talks with the NFL Sunday boys about his reaction to Brady's appeal, where we go from here and the NFL's motives and decisions throughout the process. He also gets into the Pats offseason so far and their weakness at CB. Don gives his take on the AFC East this year and how some of the Pats' rivals have improved.

NFL Sunday with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price -- Reaction to news from Tom Brady's appeal on Tuesday - 6-28-15

Greg and Price discuss their thoughts on some of the reports that have leaked after Tuesday from Brady's appeal hearing. The boys talk about what the reaction will be if Brady decides to accept a 1-game suspension. Fans want a complete exoneration, but there's a good chance that they won't get that - how will they react? They also talk with Mike Petraglia and get his thought on the appeal and more.

We Love Anthony Davis - N…

We Love Anthony Davis - NBA Finals Breakdown 6-13-15

Sam is joined by Jared Weiss from The Garden Report and CLNS Radio to breakdown game 4 of Cavs-Warriors, preview game 5 on Sunday, and analyze the Celtics needs this off-season.

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.

David Ortiz Player of the…

David Ortiz Player of the Game Interview 06-30-15

Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford talk with David Ortiz after the Red Sox take game 2 of their four game series with Toronto. David talks about the good pitching they've gotten and the offense finding their way.

Pablo Sandoval Player Of The Game Interview 6-28-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox third baseman, who hit a homer and knocked in two runs in the win in Tampa Bay.

Mookie Betts Player Of The Game Interview 6-21-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox center fielder, who was a single short of the cycle in the blowout win in Kansas City.

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!

Boston 2024 Spokesman Dou…

Boston 2024 Spokesman Doug Rubin 6-30-15

Doug defended the merits of Boston 2024.

Chris Dempsey of No Boston Olympics on Boston 2024 6-30-15

Chris Dempsey explained why Boston 2024 does not make sense for our city.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: WalMart ISIS cake 6-30-15

The top stories of the day as recounted by Gary Tanguay.

Three For All - Farts wil…

Three For All - Farts will always be funny, 6-30-15

Paris Hilton gets pranked. Wal-Mart will make an ISIS-themed cake, but NOT a Confederate flag. Christian farts into the microphone, and tries to pass it off as a liner.

Don't answer the phone! 6-30-15

31 NBA GM's have apparently been warned about doing any deals with Danny Ainge.

Bruins sign Zac Rinaldo, much to the delight of Philly fans, 6-30-15

The Bruins signed a goon, in Zac Rinaldo. The fans in Boston and the fans in Philly have polar opposite reactions.

Dougie Hamilton takes les…

Dougie Hamilton takes less to play elsewhere: Why do guys want out of the Bruins organization?

Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the new contract signed by Dougie Hamilton with the Calgary Flames, and why there's a pattern of guys in their prime wanting out (or being forced out) of the Bruins organization.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 06-30-15

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

So you're saying there's a chance? Red Sox surge gives fans a reason for a second look.

They're not dead yet! Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the recent turnaround by the BoSox.

Danny Picard reacts to NB…

Danny Picard reacts to NBA Draft, 6-25-15

Danny's early thoughts on Celtics drafting Terry Rozier at the 16th pick

Should Mikey Adams have tipped the Geek Squad?

Planet Mikey, joined by Chris Villani, Lenny Megliola, and the Textress Lucy, discuss whether Mikey Adams should have tipped Best Buy's Geek Squad after delivering his new TV. Also, the state of the Red Sox after losing another series to the Baltimore Orioles.

Planet Mikey & Greg Dickerson on the Celtics drafting Terry Rozier

Minutes after the Boston Celtics selected Louisville guard Terry Rozier with the 16th pick in the NBA Draft, WEEI's Greg Dickerson joined Mikey Adams, Chris Villani, and Lenny Megliola to give their thoughts.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Who…

D&C's Breaking Balls: Who makes what? 6-30-15

Dino, Gerry and Gary discuss which celebrities make the most money.

Red Sox Farm Report Podcast - PawSox Mayhem

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We Love Anthony Davis - Confusing Celtics Draft 6-26-15

After a disappointing and confusing NBA Draft, Chris Forsberg joins Sam to discuss the draft and the Danny Ainge's strategy moving into Free Agency.

Where is Minihane? 6-29-1…

Where is Minihane? 6-29-15

Kirk was told to stay home after his crossover with Fauria.

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The Crossover: Minihane v…

The Crossover: Minihane vs Fauria 6-26-15

Christian tried to settle things with Kirk...didn't happen

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Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

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Can the Red Sox move on from Hanley Ramirez? 6-29-15

The guys discussed Jim Bowden's column on trade possibilities for the Red Sox and Hanley.

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Pierre McGuire, NBC Sport…

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports assesses Don Sweeney's first draft as GM of the Bruins, 6-29-15

Pierre McGuire joined the show to talk about Doug Hamilton and Milan Lucic being traded, the 3 picks the B's made in the first round, Adam McQuaid, and generally what the front office may be thinking with this approach.

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