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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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12/21/14 07:36 EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Relax. We all should've figured this wasn't going to be easy. A fan might look at Sunday's 17-16 escape at MetLife Stadium and wonder why they couldn't put away the three-win Jets. A casual observer who watched most of the game might wonder if the Patriots have some warts (pass protection, health) that could turn really ugly in the playoffs. But players and coaches were all but rejoicing postgame Sunday in the locker room because they realize what the win in difficult circumstances reveals: A mentally tough team that has what it takes to be ready for the playoffs. In other words, if you're sounding alarm bells and pushing panic buttons after narrowly beating a 3-11 team, you're totally missing the point. To quote the great Bobby McFerrin, "Don't worry. Be happy." It was win as ugly as a gray early winter day in swamps of Jersey. It was a perfectly ugly way to send fist-pumping, bicep-pointing Rex Ryan out of the Patriots-Jets rivalry. "Looking on
12/14/14 07:17 EST
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FOXBORO -- So predictable. Every year, it seems, an AFC East foe comes calling at Gillette Stadium in December. They put up a fight for a quarter or two. Then, the Patriots flip the switch and it's lights out. Remember in 2011? The Dolphins were up 17-0 at the half in Week 16. The Patriots won 27-24. The very next week, also at Gillette, the Bills scored 21 in the first quarter and led 21-0. The Patriots scored 49 unanswered and won, 49-21. There wasn't a single soul inside Gillette Stadium that really thought for a millisecond that the Patriots were going to lose to the Miami Dolphins Sunday when they led just 14-13 at the half. Sure, Mike Wallace pulled an Odell Beckham, Jr. with a sensational one-handed grab for a touchdown. Bill Belichick appeared to be outmaneuvered by counterpart Joe Philbin. Usually, it's the Patriots winning the two-minute drill and scoring right before halftime. This time, it was the Dolphins. The world was spinning the wrong way. There was a mirage appearing on
12/08/14 01:35 EST
SAN DIEGO -- Josh McDaniels and Tom Brady should buy Brandon Bolden dinner. And save the wine and dessert for the defense. Bolden, a special teams dynamo, blocked a punt Sunday night that stopped some early bad karma from the Patriots offensive coordinator and set the Patriots in the right direction. The defense, highlighted by two sacks from Jamie Collins, an Akeem Ayers interception (and what could've, should've been a pick-6 from Devin McCourty) utterly shutdown Philip Rivers, holding him to one offensive touchdown. All of this while playing without Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower. Jonathan Casillas stepped in and played next to Jamie Collins and the Patriots defense played one of their most physical games of the season in a 23-14 win over the Chargers at New England's home-away-from home Qualcomm Stadium. "Obviously, Casillas was right in the middle of lot of communication," Bill Belichick said. "Both him and Jamie did a great job." "They were phenomenal
11/30/14 09:55 EST
That's OK, Green Bay. You got the Patriots in a great regular-season game on your not-quite frozen tundra Sunday. The Patriots will see you again in Arizona and it'll be a different story. The Patriots missed their chances in a 26-21 loss to thePackers Sunday. But by showing fight and determination throughout, the Patriots showed enough to make anyone believe that if that game is played anywhere but Lambeau, the Patriots would be the better team. The Patriots showed Sunday they have the defense that can hang with the Packers, holding Aaron Rodgers without a touchdown in four trips to the red zone. They showed they can run the ball through Green Bay (when they actually commit to it). And Green Bay found out what every other NFL team knows: There's really no stopping Rob Gronkowski. "That's a Hall of Fame quarterback right there," Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels told reporters. "His tight end is like 'The Terminator.' That's a dangerous team." Still, the disgust



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It Is What It Is Cast: Pa…

It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots escape Jets, clinch first-round bye

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

NFL Sunday - Final thoughts and predicitions for Pats vs Jets 12-21-14

Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.

NFL Sunday - Tom E. Curran, CSN and CSNNE.com, on Pats/Jets 12-21-14

Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks about the Rondo trade 12-19-14

Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process

We Hate Dwayne Wade - Marcus Smart injury 11-12-14

How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...

WHDW - Greg Dickerson Joins the Show to talk Celtics

Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.

Jon Lester says he would …

Jon Lester says he would probably have signed with the Red Sox for 5 years and $120M last spring training

Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.

Wade Miley talks gluten, swamp people, and coming to the A.L. East

Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.

Hot Stove Show 12-18-14

The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.

Pierre McGuire: TJ Oshie …

Pierre McGuire: TJ Oshie would be a great player on the Bruins 12-18-14

Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.

Pierre Mcguire: Chara's return will have huge impact for Bruins 12-11-14

Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL

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Moronic Jahar supporters 12-19-14

Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Whoopi vs. Rosie 12-19-14

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

Jeff Goodman on the Rondo trade 12-19-14

Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.

Three For All - Used for …

Three For All - Used for a torture song or not? 12-19-14

Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police

Adam Schefter, ESPN: Three weeks of rest may not be great for the Patriots 12-19-14

Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week

Christian's Three Keys, 12-19-14

Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets

Michael Irvin: Jets-Patri…

Michael Irvin: Jets-Patriots shaping up to be a tough fought win for Pats

We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.

Did the Celtics get enough for Rajon Rondo?

Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.

Tom E Curran with Dale and Holley: It's Jets Week

We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran

Kay the Textress comes in

Kay the Textress comes in

Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.

Cold, Hard Football Talk

Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.

Mikey's 9th Anniversary Show

Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .

Unsportsmanlike Podcast -…

Unsportsmanlike Podcast - Jen Royle talks The Taste

Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.

We Love Anthony Davis - Quarter Season storylines

What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?

Pod Man Rush: Taylor/Tyler 2014 with Ryan Lambert

Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.

Rodney Harrison on Pats J…

Rodney Harrison on Pats Jets 12-19-14

Rodney Harrison joined the show to discuss the Pats and Jets.

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Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.

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Jeff Goodman on the Rondo trade 12-19-14

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Adam Schefter, ESPN: Three weeks of rest may not be great for the Patriots 12-19-14

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Done deal: Rondo to the M…

Done deal: Rondo to the Mavericks - Details and immediate reaction

Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.

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