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Mike Petraglia is a columnist and reporter and has covered the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Boston College since the inception of WEEI.com in 2008. He has been working for Sports Radio WEEI since 1999. Mike began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Boston beat on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI, ESPN Radio and Sirius NFL and Fox Sports Radio.

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07/13/16 11:19 EST
Get used to it. Tom Brady will be sitting out the first four games of the season. In the wake of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Wednesday morning, the Patriots quarterback essentially has one more option to make a case for playing in the first four games of the season: The Supreme Court. Brady has always fought to the very last snap. You need look no further back than the AFC championship in Denver when he found Rob Gronkowski in the end zone at the end. He nearly forced overtime. But this feels much different. This seems like he has one desperation heave left from the 50. Barring completion of that Hail Mary in time this summer, it will be Jimmy Garoppolo starting the 2016 season in Glendale against the Cardinals. Many Patriots fans have long ago given up mustering anger and passion. They have rightfully become cynical and resigned. They realized the NFL wasn't going to let go, even last September. It started with the NFL issuing the original suspension in the wake of the Ted
06/24/16 01:25 EST
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Now the real work begins for Danny Ainge. If the 2016-17 Celtics are going to make a serious run at the Raptors and Cavaliers at the top of the East, the team's top basketball executive must go out and get the job done in free agency and trades. Shortly after midnight, Danny Ainge had the chance to explain himself for Thursday night. His staff certainly put in long hours over the last two months, traveling all over the world trying to get a feel for players and how best to use their eight picks Thursday. There was some hope, even as late as Thursday afternoon that maybe the Celtics were going to cash in their No. 3 pick. But in the end, the Celtics weren't buying what the Sixers were selling. If you're disappointed the Celtics didn't make a trade Thursday night or you're disappointed that Jaylen Brown (a soon-to-be 20-year-old forward with one year of college ball on his resume) was the choice at No. 3, don't be, at least not yet. "He's not a cornerstone today. I would never put any
06/21/16 04:03 EST
At this point, just make the picks. Danny Ainge, Austin Ainge, Brad Stevens and a slew of scouts and front office executives - including the owners - have had their input. They'll be taking phone calls up to, and even possibly after, they pick third on Thursday night. If they pick Providence's Kris Dunn, you're getting a two-time Big East defensive player of the year who, offensively, can finish at the basket with flare and free up trade possibilities with other guards. If they choose Dragan Bender, you get an 18-year-old 7-footer who could turn into Dirk Nowitzki and dominate for a decade. Take the supremely-confident Jamal Murray, and you get a Kentucky product who provides instant offense and a score-from-anywhere mentality. If they go the route of Buddy Hield, they get a four-year player from a major program who was the college player of the year and considered by scouts and experts as "most ready" to contribute. And if they go with Jaylen Brown, they get a 6-foot-6 swingman
06/01/16 10:26 EST
WALTHAM -- If talent wins in the NBA, image is that pipeline that brings in critical free agent talent. That's why Wednesday's announcement by Celtics owners Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca that Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens are being extended together with the franchise really matters. Grousbeck and Pagliuca are marketing the Celtics as the destination spot for free agent stars with championship dreams. The image, in this case, is also a message to prospective free agents that this winning combination is not going anywhere. The same architect of the teams that competed every year for an NBA title in the late 2000s and early part of this decade will be in Boston for the foreseeable future. "It's obviously very exciting. Danny's done a fantastic job assembling chips," Pagliuca said. "Eight draft picks this year. A high draft pick. I think it's the highest we've had since we've been here. And a robust free-agency market. I think there's no one better. We were discussing before



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Mike Reiss with Dale, Hol…

Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Abdel Nader - 7/17

Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics PG joins OMF, 6-30-16

Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy

Danny Ainge, Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball joins OMF, 6-24-16

Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.

7-22 Red Sox Review with …

7-22 Red Sox Review with Christian Arcand

Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.

Steven Wright joins OMF, 7-22-16

Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.

7-21 Red Sox Review w/ Christian Arcand Hour 2

The final hour of RSR features your calls as well as some thoughts on Clay Buchholz and Fenway Park.

ESPN hockey writer Joe Mc…

ESPN hockey writer Joe McDonald joins Ken Laird to talk #Bruins free agency 7-2-16

Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency

SUNDAY SKATE with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- A look toward the future for the Bruins -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.

SUNDAY SKATE with WEEI's DJ Bean and Uproxx's Pete Blackburn -- They got what they wanted...Claude Julien is staying in Boston -- 4-17-16

DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.

D&C - DJ Gary Tanguay hit…

D&C - DJ Gary Tanguay hits the post of soft rock favorites 7-22-16

Former rock jock Gary Tanguay channels his radio past to attempt to "hit the post" of several classic soft rock favorites as Minihane eggs him on.

D&C - Who would be the #RedSox pitcher in a one-game Wild Card? 7-22-16

Somewhat reluctantly, Kirk and Gary take calls on who would start a one-game playoff for the Red Sox right now between Steven Wright, Rick Porcello and David Price

D&C - Kama Sutra talk, Kirk vs. Gary attractiveness 7-22-16

The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them

Steven Wright joins OMF, …

Steven Wright joins OMF, 7-22-16

Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.

OMF on Ortiz, PED's and the HOF, 7-22-16

Acronyms abound, as Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss the MLB Hall of Fame, and PED's. Also, is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?

Clay Buchholz is the odd-man-out, 7-22-16

Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss Clay Buchholz' current state of limbo.

Less than a week until th…

Less than a week until the Patriots start another pre-season

With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.

Sox keep chugging, offense on fire, no thanks to John Farrell?

We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Best NFL Coach Rants Edition 07-22-16

In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.

Ep. 24: Lenny Clarke

Ep. 24: Lenny Clarke

Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.

Ep. 23: Robert Lipsyte

Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.

Ep. 22: Lenny Dykstra

Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.

The Hot Tag - Uncle Buck …

The Hot Tag - Uncle Buck Talks WWE Draft

Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.

Teeing Off With Ben Charleston. The Open Championship Recap

This week we look back at the Open Championship.

Fantasy Football Podcast July 22nd Edition:

Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back right on time for the start of the NFL and Fantasy Football pre-draft season. Topics of the day include some news around the league centering on the suspension of Le’Veon Bell, bad news swirling around Ezekiel Elliot and the passing of Coach Dennis Green. Then it’s into the fun stuff featuring conversation about the Patriots Offense with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan and a first look at the Top 12 Wide Receivers heading into Training Camp. It’s time to gear up for Fantasy Football people, giddy up!

D&C - Melania Trump's pla…

D&C - Melania Trump's plagiarism ruins night one of the RNC 7-19-16

Donald Trump's wife Melania was caught lifting parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the opening night of the Republican National Convention. Kirk, Gerry and Mike Mutnansky react.

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What happens in Rio... 7-20-2016

The guys talk about the latest poor reports out of Rio before the 2016 Olympics. A caller gets very upset about the OMFers negative attitude towards Brazil's efforts to clean up the country before the games

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Interleague baseball brings out the age old DH debate

Dale, Jerry and Andy Hart discuss the DH, and how it's time to have one system for both MLB leagues.

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D&C - The #RedSox 'Summer of Ortiz' (and Porcello) continues 7-20-16

The guys discuss the Red Sox, who have pulled within a half-game of the first-place Orioles after a 4-0 shutout of the Giants at Fenway behind another Ortiz homer and a Porcello win.

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D&C's 'Headlines' - FoxNews CEO Roger Ailes is done & Megyn Kelly might be behind it 7-20-16

Kirk Minihane is back in the 'Headlines' chair and reacts to the news that FoxNews CEO Roger Ailes appears done due to sexual harassment charges.

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