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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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07/30/15 05:50 EST
FOXBORO — By the way he went about his business on Thursday, you’d never know Tom Brady was at the center of a continuing legal battle against the NFL commissioner. In the sweltering late July temps on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium, no one was hotter than the quarterback. While alternating reps with backup Jimmy Garoppolo throughout the first training camp workout of the summer, Brady was efficient and impressive. He didn’t look like a guy who had been at the center of a media maelstrom all offseason. Instead, he looked like a guy who hadn’t missed a beat since the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX, when he carved up the vaunted Seattle pass defense. The stats have to be taken with a grain of salt because players weren’t in pads, but in 11-on-11 work at the end of practice with Brady and Garoppolo trading snaps, the veteran looked like he was in midseason form, zipping passes to a variety of targets and taking all the air out of the narrative that
07/29/15 06:45 EST
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With the Patriots set to open camp this week in Foxboro, here are 10 things we’ll be keeping an eye on as things get underway: 1. How the quarterback reps are divided We all know about the uncertainty surrounding Tom Brady when it comes to the start of the season. As a result, the reps for all quarterbacks will be closely monitored, at least until there’s some sort of clarity surrounding the Brady’s situation. If the spring workouts were any indication, the team likely will be giving Jimmy Garoppolo more of an opportunity to get ready for the possibility of starting the year under center if Brady is out for an undetermined period of time. It’s also expected that third-stringer Matt Flynn will be a part of the conversation at some point. But from this viewpoint, it’s all about seeing whether or not Garoppolo is ready for live action. 2. If Aaron Dobson can take advantage of his opportunity Going into his third season, the receiver -- who was limited to just
07/29/15 11:41 EST
Robert Kraft heard you loud and clear, Patriots fans. When the Patriots owner capitulated at the owners meetings in May, he did so with the belief that the other 31 owners would recognize the fact that he put the league ahead of his own team. That he did so for the greater good, in hopes of ratcheting down the nuclear language that had permeated the whole process from the jump. The decision made him a pariah with local sports fans --a WEEI.com poll revealed that 87 percent of New England fans believed he did the wrong thing by giving in to the commissioner, accepting the $1 million fine and loss of two draft picks. The notion that Kraft had turned on the fan base to make nice with his 31 other billionaire buddies was a stain on his reputation as a model owner who had done everything he could to keep the franchise in New England and help build a winner. But on Wednesday morning -- less than 24 hours removed from the league’s decision not to overturn the four-game suspension of his
07/28/15 08:54 EST
Of course, the dumbest scandal in the history of the National Football League -- one that has been fueled by misinformation, leaks and pettiness that would make a group of teenagers embarrassed -- has to end this way. Not being decided by football people. But in a federal courthouse, decided by lawyers, judges and independent arbitrators. In hindsight, court has always seemed like an inevitability. Both sides have dug in from the jump and refused to yield any sort of ground. There was never any conciliation. Never any sense the two sides were trying to come together on any sort of sustained agreement. And never a belief that they were even reading from the same book, let alone on the same page. From Ted Wells’ oddly combative phone call to DeMaurice Smith’s catty response to Troy Vincent deriding the NFLPA for spending too much money on frivolous lawsuits, the point was clear: Despite all the trial balloons that were floated over the last week or so, these two were never going



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Dale and Holley - Michael…

Dale and Holley - Michael McCann talks about Brady's August 12th court date

Michael McCann of SI.com joins the Dale and Holley show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL

It Is What It Is Cast: The return of LeGarrette Blount, Tom Brady update

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the return of LeGarrette Blount to Patriots training camp on Saturday, the first day of full pads practice for the defending Super Bowl champions.

NFL Sunday (Hour 2) with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price -- Looking at the depth chart at RB and CB, Deflategate and the showdown between the Pats and Goodell, and a discussion on if Pats' fans will be content with a 1-game suspension 8-2-15

Dickerson and Price discuss the RB position and who will get a majority of the workload. They also talk about missing Revis and the CB position. The boys also get into more Deflategate discussions with callers.

We Love Anthony Davis - S…

We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

Bradfo Show: John Tomase …

Bradfo Show: John Tomase talks potential changes in Red Sox decision-making process 08-03-15

Rob Bradford is joined by Weei.com’s John Tomase to talk about what the Red Sox might do now that Sam Kennedy has been named President of the team. Tomase raises the very interesting possibility of the Red Sox bringing in a veteran executive to call the shots when it comes to player acquisition.

Travis Shaw Player Of The Game Interview 8-01-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie, who had four hits, hit two home runs, and scored five runs in the win over the Rays at Fenway

Pedro Martinez, Baseball Hall of Famer joins the broadcast for an inning 07-28-15

Joe and Dave are joined by Pedro who was at the game and had his number 45 retired by the Red Sox in a very touching pregame ceremony. Pedro talks about going into the Hall of Fame, his time in Boston and love for the game of baseball.

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!

El Prez from Barstool Spo…

El Prez from Barstool Sports on deflategate 8-4-15

The one and only El Prez from Barstool on deflategate.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines Craig James 8-4-15

The top stories of the day.

MIchael Wilbon on deflategate 8-4-15

The great Michael Wilbon joined us.

Chris Mortensen defends h…

Chris Mortensen defends himself on The Dan Le Betard Show, 8-4-15

Chris Mortensen, after cancelling his interview with WEEI, decided to take on a much safer interview with Dan Le Betard, in which he stated that he "hasn't figured out Twitter yet" and says he should have corrected the story.

Three For All - Ronda Rousey dismantles Bethe Correira in 34 seconds, 8-3-15

Ronda Rousey defended her UFC Bantamweight championship at UFC 190.

Chris Price, WEEI.com, talks about some actual football, 8-3-15

Chris Price reports from Foxboro about some of the battles at Training Camp.

Michael McCann on Brady's…

Michael McCann on Brady's August 12th court date

Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL

Final Drive - Christ Mortensen finally speaks.

Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.

4at4 - Tom Brady Milestones

Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back to celebrate his biggest milestones.

Mikey's frustrated with P…

Mikey's frustrated with Pablo Sandoval 8-3-15

Mikey rants about Sandoval's weight, his lack of extra base hits, and his overall poor production in the month of July. Lenny Megliola and Chris Villani join in.

Planet Mikey Podcast - #RedSox giant vat of (stink)

Mikey Adams lets the Red Sox have it and welcomes callers who do the same. The Red Sox (stink)!

Angry at the #RedSox ? Mikey Adams is (bleeping) ticked

Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola get 36 glorious minutes between games of a Monday doubleheader, and after an 11-1 Red Sox loss, to vent about the declining state of the team.

Dale and Holley - Michael…

Dale and Holley - Michael McCann talks Brady's August 12th court date

Michael McCann of SI.com joins the show to talk about the latest news surrounding the legal case Brady vs the NFL

Final Drive - Christ Mortensen finally speaks.

Mort finally talks about snubbing WEEI, Jay Pharoah imitates athletes, and Ronda Rousey kicks some ass.

4at4 - Tom Brady Milestones

Its Tom Brady's 38th birthday and we look back at some of his biggest milestones.

Mike Florio on the NFL's …

Mike Florio on the NFL's handling of Brady's appeal 8-3-15

Mike Florio gave us his thoughts on Brady's appeal.

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Robert Kraft goes rogue 8-3-15

Buck, Gary and Dino discussed Kraft's comments.

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Red Sox Review with Christian Arcand 8-2-15

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