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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.

05/23/15 12:07 EST
Tom Werner knows a bad show when he sees one. What he saw Friday night in a 12-5 Red Sox loss to the Angels would never have made it past the pilot. The television mastermind that brought us quality shows in Cosby, Third Rock from the Sun and That 70s Show witnessed the worst kind of TV show Friday night along with 36,150 other paying customers at Fenway. Unintentional comedy. The face of the Red Sox chairman spoke much louder than any boos that bounded around the park that was half-empty after a nine-run fifth inning that lasted 39 minutes. TV cameras caught him cringing and blinking his eyes painfully when Mike Napoli was thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Red Sox were mounting a rare multi-run rally. Instead of a three-run double from Brock Holt, Napoli was gunned down by Mike Trout, leading to a look of dismay and disgust. That was only the opening act. There was the dropped fly ball by Rusney Castillo in the fifth. The two homers allowed by Matt Barnes.
05/19/15 02:17 EST
Robert Kraft stood in front of a podium in San Francisco and just bailed out his quarterback. The Patriots owner has long considered Tom Brady as a son. He made that much perfectly clear in January when Deflategate first broke. He asked Brady to be straightforward with him and never lie. Kraft put a million dollars of his own money on the line Tuesday at the owner's meetings, along with two coveted draft picks over the next two seasons, as proof that he believes his quarterback did nothing wrong. The Patriots will not appeal their fine or the loss of the first-round pick in 2016 and the fourth-rounder in 2017. In exchange, Brady had better be cleared to play Sept. 10 against the Steelers or Kraft and the Patriots were badly hoodwinked. The admission from Kraft that he is reluctantly accepting this organizational punishment reads like there's something on the other end. That something is Roger Goodell letting his "son" go and play football and the NFL can have what it wants, and
05/14/15 01:19 EST
Cut your losses. That's the advice I would give Roger Goodell and the 31 other NFL owners that are sitting back and watching a premier franchise take the league down like an uncovered blitzing linebacker drilling the quarterback from the blindside. The NFL's argument that Brady and the Patriots cheated and obstructed their investigation is being pummeled like never before. Science is on the Patriots' side and so too, now is the legal discourse. After reading the full-guns blaring response of the Patriots Thursday, this is war, and the Patriots have zero intention of backing down. There is no scenario by which the NFL continues with their false outrage against Robert Kraft's Patriots and comes out on the winning end. If you're running the most powerful sports league in the world, you really want to head down a road that has your No. 1 franchise ripping you to shreds in court, dominating the headlines all season? You really want to face the possibility of a defamation of character lawsuit
05/11/15 09:51 EST
Payback. Eight years after Spygate, the 31 other NFL owners and general managers finally got what they wanted Monday. Payback in the form of an overly excessive and severe penalty that will hit the Patriots hard on the field, in the front office and in the pocket book. How else to explain Monday's gross and ridiculous overreach of a penalty handed down to Tom Brady and the Patriots' organization? Four games, $1 million and the loss of two draft picks for taking air out of footballs that a league employee - NFL referee Walt Anderson - was supposed to check before they were ever entered into the game. It was NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent who admitted Monday that "in 2007, the club and several individuals were sanctioned" for their role in taping signals. Vincent added, "This prior violation of competitive rules was properly considered in determining the discipline in this case." One rather huge problem with that logic, Troy. The Wells

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Michael Irving with Dale …

Michael Irving with Dale and Holley

We check in with the playmaker, the great number 88 Michael Irvin for his unique take on deflategate, the Patriots and the NFL.

Ben Volin, Boston Globe, joins NFL Sunday to provide his take on Deflategate 5-17-15

Ben Volin has been a must-read on the Pats and Deflategate despite him ruffling the feathers of many Pats fans and he joins NFL Sunday to discuss the latest. He talks about the owners' meetings and what he expects to unfold this week as well as the showdown between Goodell and Kraft.

NFL Sunday with Dickerson and Price - More reaction on Deflategate and Ted Wells 5-17-15

The guys provide more thoughts on the latest on Deflategate and get callers' reaction.

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.

Sox Manager John Farrell …

Sox Manager John Farrell with Dale and Holley

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton speak to Red Sox Manager John Farrell live from Fenway Park for our weekly visit.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 05-16-15

Joe & Dave talked to the rookie Sox catcher, who knocked in the go-ahead run against Felix Hernandez.

Shane Victorino Player of the Game Interview 05-14-15

Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino fater the Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 and saw some great defense from Shane as well as a solo HR from him.

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!

Shirley Leung defends Bos…

Shirley Leung defends Boston's Olympic bid 5-22-15

Shirley Leung joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk to look at Boston's Olympic hopes.

Stephen A. Smith on Tom Brady's suspension 5-22-15

Stephen A. joined us to discuss Tom Brady's suspension.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Child molester 5-22-15

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

Three For All - 19 Kids a…

Three For All - 19 Kids and Counting Scandal, 5-22-15

The guys talk about the charges surrounding one of the stars of 19 Kids and Counting and what TLC should do with the show.

Reactions to Bill Polian's interview and more Deflategate talk, 5-22-15

Lou, Christian and Greg react to their interview with Bill Polian and take calls from listeners to get their take on the latest surrounding Deflategate.

The Lou Merloni Baseball Minute, 5-22-15

With all the Deflategate news, Lou hasn't had a chance to complain about the Red Sox and their poor start. Christian and Greg give Lou a minute to get all his thoughts out as fast as he can.

4at4 - Our Favorite David…

4at4 - Our Favorite David Letterman Moments.

David Letterman has wrapped up his show and we picked out four of our favorite moments from his career.

Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post talks Goodell's credibility

Roger Goodell's integrity and credibility is in question and Sally Jenkins wrote a scathing piece on Roger Goodell joins us.

Don Sweeney: I want to have a philosophical alignment with the team's coach

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.

Pump It Up- Mikey Adams S…

Pump It Up- Mikey Adams Song

The definitive deflate gate song

Planet Mikey Show - Where's Your Proof, Morons?

Mikey Adams is joined by Chris Villani as they take calls on the Friday night Two Minute Drill and discuss the ongoing DeflateGate saga with the New England Patriots and Roger Goodell's role in hearing the Tom Brady appeal.

05-12-15 Planet Mikey Seg. 2

Continued conversation on deflate-gate and the aftermath of the Brady suspension and sanctions passed down to the Patriots organization

We Love Anthony Davis - C…

We Love Anthony Davis - Conference Finals Edition

Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog and joins the program to break down the the two conference finals series, the NBA Draft, and whether or not Corey Brewer is the ugliest player in the game?

SoccerCast - Jermaine Jones Cant Play CB; Transfer Rumors

Ben, Russ, and Alex recap the Revs loss to Sporting KC and discuss what the Revs need moving forward. Also discussed is the FFP and how it will affect the transfer window.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Dino is back from rehab 5-18-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Dino's rehab experience.

Manish Mehta on Darrelle …

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis' comments 5-21-15

Manish Mehta on Darrelle Revis's comments about the Patriots cheating.

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Stephen A. Smith on Tom B…

Stephen A. Smith on Tom Brady's suspension 5-22-15

Stephen A. joined us to discuss Tom Brady's suspension.

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Roger Goodell greets the …

Roger Goodell greets the media with the same old song and dance about Deflategate

Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton listen in on Roger Goodell's conversation with the media at the owner's meetings, and most Patriots fans cannot believe their owner capitulated to this empty suit. We react with you.

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As deflategate winds down…

As deflategate winds down, Patriots fans left with bitter taste towards all things NFL

Dale, Michael and Jerry continue to discuss and take reaction to deflategate, with the latest wrinkles coming from the NFL social media department taking shots at the organization even after Robert Kraft capitulated to his team's punishment.

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Letterman's final show 5-21-15

The guys opened the show by discussing Letterman's final show last night.

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