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About Mike Petraglia

Mike Petraglia began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Boston College on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI and Fox Sports Radio.

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09/14/14 09:08 EST
This was just what the doctor ordered for Scotty O'Brien and his special teams unit. Coming off a preseason of spotty execution in kick and punt coverage and last week's issues with Ryan Allen's punts, Stephen Gostkowski's kickoffs and Danny Aiken's long-snapping, the Patriots needed a pick-me-up on special teams for their coach who has been an institution on Bill Belichick's staff since 2009. The Patriots and O'Brien got it, and then some. From Gostkowski's game-opening kickoff to Allen's booming punts to Chandler Jones blowing through the line and blocking a late first-half field goal attempt and returning it for a touchdown, the special teams were on fire Sunday. It was just the fifth blocked field goal return for a touchdown in Patriots history and just the second time ever that the blocker recovered the ball and returned it for a touchdown. The reason this effort was so rewarding for O'Brien and the players is the fact that it came against one of the most dangerous return teams in
09/07/14 10:55 EST
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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Rob Gronkowski was drenched in sweat as he tried to put on his dress shirt after Sunday's game in the Miami Gardens sauna known as Sun Life Stadium. He looked at one of his teammates and then turned around to see the group of reporters huddled around his locker. "Can you believe this? Look at me sweating," Gronkowski marveled. "I can't even get this shirt on." Indeed, Gronkowski's expensive dress shirt needed a good dry cleaning after it was soaked through in less than 15 seconds. He sweated a virtual river down his face while he spoke in front of the cameras. Vince Wilfork had the same look after Sunday's 33-20 loss in South Florida. Gronkowski, Wilfork and Bill Belichick were adamant Sunday that they didn't run out of gas and that the weather that made everyone sweat after the game had nothing to do with them melting down. "No, not at all," Wilfork insisted. "There wasn't an issue with the heat. There were hotter days in Boston
09/05/14 05:49 EST
FOXBORO -- There's been a lot of talk this week about the great "unknown" of Week 1 in the NFL. How will the opponent come out and play? How do you adjust as a coach or player? How much of the playbook is revealed? Bill Belichick, who first coached an NFL opener with Cleveland in 1991, has been through this now 20 times. And one thing he's learned is that no week is like the first week. Dating to his days in Cleveland, Belichick is 13-6 in season openers, including wins in his last 10. "I'd say by a wide margin too," Belichick reiterated Friday before taking his team down to Florida to get ready for the 2014 season opener. "Once you've seen a team play in the regular season in Week 2, they've played their hand in a lot of ways and so have we. It's true of your team as well as your opponent. There's a lot more out in the open after Week 1 than there is before Week 1." Despite the unknown, Belichick said Friday that it's "not too often" that he sees
07/23/14 07:51 EST
FOXBORO -- The Patriots should re-sign Devin McCourty now. The Patriots have their stars on defense who have become household names like Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones. They've added cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Wilfork is more than capable of keeping his defensive line in check and in step. Mayo, presuming he's all the way back from his pectoral injury, leads the linebackers. Edge rusher Rob Ninkovich and linebackers Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower are certainly integral to applying pressure, either on the pass or run. But when it comes to holding a group together, no one means more than McCourty means to keeping the new-look secondary on the same page. And Belichick knows this. Revis and Browner were brought in this offseason as shutdown playmakers on the edge. But without McCourty out on the field directing traffic, as he was in May and June, their transition would be a lot more difficult. If the Patriots are to establish their defense as one of the



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Tedy Bruschi with Dale an…

Tedy Bruschi with Dale and Holley

We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Vince Wilfork with Dale and Holley

We check in with Big Vince after the Patriots secured their first win of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.

Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We check in with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday for his thoughts on the Patriots win over Minnesota, and what the Pats will face in the home-opener against the Raiders. Bill also declined to comment on the 'league-matters' including the Adrian Peterson case.

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.

Xander Bogaerts with Joe …

Xander Bogaerts with Joe & Dave after the last game of the series in Kansas City

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: The Red Sox need another bat. 9-12-14

Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Red Sox offseason, Dustin Pedroia's injury, and Giancarlo Stanton

Will Middlebrooks Player of the Game Interview

Joe and Dave talk with Will Middlebrooks after he helps the Red Sox get back into the win column earning the victory over the Kansas City Royals.

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

D&C Breaking Balls- Episo…

D&C Breaking Balls- Episode 1

John, Gerry and Kirk's first ever post show podcast. Enjoy.

Tom Brady on the week two win 9-15-14

Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the week two win.

Tim Hasselbeck on Adrian Peterson 9-15-14

Tim Hasselbeck on week two in the NFL and the Adrian Peterson mess.

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BC Eagles Head Football Coach Steve Addazio joins MFB, 9-15-14

After Saturday nights big win at home against USC, Coach Addazio joined the show to discuss how BC imposed their will on their will on USC, and how important it is for the region to care about college football.

Three For All - Kanye West is an idiot, 9-15-14

At a concert this weekend, Kanye West ordered that the whole crowd stand up, and that the show would not continue until EVERYBODY was standing. He didn't realize the venue was wheelchair accessible, and that he was yelling at 2 disabled fans. Also Christian and Joey set the table for a karaoke showdown.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman joins MFB, 9-15-14

Julian Edelman had 6 catches and a TD to help the Pats even their record at 1-1. He spoke with Lou, Christian, and Tim to talk about Chandler Jones' lightning speed on the FG block return.

Bill Belichick: Couldn't …

Bill Belichick: Couldn't get 200 wins without many great players along the way

We check in with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday for his thoughts on the Patriots win over Minnesota, and what the Pats will face in the home-opener against the Raiders. Bill also declined to comment on the 'league-matters' including the Adrian Peterson case.

Vince Wilfork: Back on the Right Track, but it wasn’t perfect

We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday after win one of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.

Vikings waste no time in reinstating Adrian Peterson for Week 3

An impassioned Dale Arnold and Michael Holley discuss the child abuse case of Adrian Peterson, and how the Vikings wasted little time in reinstating him to active duty after sitting him for one week vs the Patriots.

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 Breaking Balls- Episo…

D&C Breaking Balls- Episode 1

John, Gerry and Kirk's first ever post show podcast. Enjoy.

Minor Details Ep. 100: A minor centennial with Rob Bradford, Mike Hazen and Jim Callis

The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.

The Bradfo Show: Everything you need to know about Dustin Pedroia's surgery

Rob Bradford is joined by Dr. Evan Schumer of Newton Wellesley Orthopaediac Associates to discuss exactly what kind of surgery was performed on Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the recovery time that accompanies such a procedure and why the operation might be just what the doctored ordered.

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Tom Brady on the week two win 9-15-14

Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the week two win.

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Tim Hasselbeck on Adrian Peterson 9-15-14

Tim Hasselbeck on week two in the NFL and the Adrian Peterson mess.

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The Patriots win big in M…

The Patriots win big in Minnesota to improve to 1-1, 9-15-14

The Pats looked much better than they did against Miami. Chandler Jones had a huge game with a blocked FG that he returned for a TD. But how much of this victory was a result of how BAD Matt Cassel played, or the fact that Adrian Peterson was inactive?

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Patriots WR Julian Edelman joins MFB, 9-15-14

Julian Edelman had 6 catches and a TD to help the Pats even their record at 1-1. He spoke with Lou, Christian, and Tim to talk about Chandler Jones' lightning speed on the FG block return.

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