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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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06/24/15 11:46 EST
So, the NFL reportedly was out to get the Patriots and Tom Brady? No, you don't say. From the onset of this ill-conceived investigation masquerading as self-righteousness from NFL offices, there has been the sense that the 31 other owners had their hearts set on catching the Patriots and their glamour boy quarterback cheating. "I believe that Ted Wells thought he was expected to find the Patriots were guilty," Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio said of his impression of the Wells Report in a podcast with The Big Lead,taped this week after the completion of Tuesday's 10-hour merry-go-round in New York City. That's not a fanboy making the charge in some chat room somewhere. That's the founder and owner of one of the most powerful and respected football websites intimating that the league was paying its "independent investigator" $5 million to find the Patriots guilty. That's a pretty damning accusation from someone who, just Wednesday, pointed out that Brady didn't come
06/20/15 07:19 EST
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Don Sweeney is entering a brave new world. And he knows it. This is the first draft under his control as general manager of the Original Six hockey club in Boston. No longer is Peter Chiarelli around to take the blame for a drafted star that didn't work out or a group of talent that didn't have the impact expected in the organization. Chiarelli is in Edmonton now and this is Sweeney's ship to steer. Sweeney let on Friday that other general managers and those in his own organization have been giving him tips along the way about how to handle things now that every shot is his to call. "In general, to be perfectly honest, I think they'e all been very very good and maybe they're playing nice in the sandbox and with my first salvo in terms of looking to see how I'll react but overall I think they've been very vey helpful, every one of them," Sweeney said. "[That] doesn't mean they're not trying to improve their own team. I'll tell you that." Sweeney was profuse Friday
06/13/15 09:33 EST
FOXBORO -- Matt Flynn couldn't be in better hands. There's a reason the back-up quarterback, who turns 30 next Saturday, chose to wait for the right chance and the right fit after seven NFL seasons. Sure, Bill Belichick is the best coach in the NFL. Tom Brady is the top quarterback on the top team in the league. But in Patriots offensive coordinatorJosh McDaniels, Flynn knows very well that he's coming into an offensive scheme where the coordinator has a complete and total command of the offense. No doubt, Brady is his own coordinator on the field during the game and has a voice that not many quarterbacks enjoy. But Brady has often credited the working relationship and friendship with McDaniels as a reason for his growth as a signal caller. If Josh McDaniels is good enough for Brady, he's certainly going to help the veteran acclimate quickly in Foxboro. Flynn, who quarterbacked the LSU Tigers to the national title in Jan. 2008, has the potential to be prolific, like his first NFL start
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.



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NFL Sunday with Dickerson…

NFL Sunday with Dickerson and Price -- Reaction to Don Banks and more on Deflategate - 6-28-15

The guys react to what Don Banks had to say and get into some more thoughts on Deflategate. Are McNally and Jastremski ever going to break their silence and give their side of the story? Price says yes ... eventually.

Don Banks, SI.com, joins Dickerson and Price on NFL Sunday - 6-28-15

Don Banks talks with the NFL Sunday boys about his reaction to Brady's appeal, where we go from here and the NFL's motives and decisions throughout the process. He also gets into the Pats offseason so far and their weakness at CB. Don gives his take on the AFC East this year and how some of the Pats' rivals have improved.

NFL Sunday with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price -- Reaction to news from Tom Brady's appeal on Tuesday - 6-28-15

Greg and Price discuss their thoughts on some of the reports that have leaked after Tuesday from Brady's appeal hearing. The boys talk about what the reaction will be if Brady decides to accept a 1-game suspension. Fans want a complete exoneration, but there's a good chance that they won't get that - how will they react? They also talk with Mike Petraglia and get his thought on the appeal and more.

We Love Anthony Davis - A…

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.

We Love Anthony Davis - NBA Finals Breakdown 6-13-15

Sam is joined by Jared Weiss from The Garden Report and CLNS Radio to breakdown game 4 of Cavs-Warriors, preview game 5 on Sunday, and analyze the Celtics needs this off-season.

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?

David Ortiz Player of the…

David Ortiz Player of the Game Interview 06-30-15

Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford talk with David Ortiz after the Red Sox take game 2 of their four game series with Toronto. David talks about the good pitching they've gotten and the offense finding their way.

Pablo Sandoval Player Of The Game Interview 6-28-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox third baseman, who hit a homer and knocked in two runs in the win in Tampa Bay.

Mookie Betts Player Of The Game Interview 6-21-15

Joe & Dave talked to the Sox center fielder, who was a single short of the cycle in the blowout win in Kansas City.

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!

Curt Schilling on the Sox…

Curt Schilling on the Sox 3 game win streak 7-1-15

Curt Schilling joined us to discuss the state of the Red Sox.

Boston 2024 Spokesman Doug Rubin 6-30-15

Doug defended the merits of Boston 2024.

Chris Dempsey of No Boston Olympics on Boston 2024 6-30-15

Chris Dempsey explained why Boston 2024 does not make sense for our city.

Boston 2024 Chairman Stev…

Boston 2024 Chairman Steve Pagliuca talks about the Boston Olympic bid, 7-1-15

Lou, Christian and Tim speak with Steve Pagliuca about the 2024 Olympic bid in Boston, and some of the skepticism in the city regarding the cost of the project.

Buster Olney, ESPN, weighs in on the "tipping pitches" conversation, 7-1-15

ESPN Insider, Buster Olney, related some stories from the 2001 World Series where Andy Pettite was tipping his pitches to the eventual World Champion Arizona Diamonbacks.

NESN shows exactly how Eduardo Rodriguez was tipping his pitches, 7-1-15

Lou, Christian, and Tim start the show discussing last night's bounce-back performance from Eduardo Rodriguez. But the focal point of the discussion was whether or not it was wrong of NESN to show images of E-Rod tipping his pitches, and specifically which pitches he threw when his chin was tucked into his chest in different ways.

Tumultuous off-seasons fo…

Tumultuous off-seasons for the C's and B's still has the town talking

Dale, Michael and Jerry do the postgame for another Sox stinker, and find there is much more interest in how the Bruins and Celtics can build their teams after interesting off-seasons.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 07-01-15

We wrap up the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed throughout the day.

Dougie Hamilton takes less to play elsewhere: Why do guys want out of the Bruins organization?

Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the new contract signed by Dougie Hamilton with the Calgary Flames, and why there's a pattern of guys in their prime wanting out (or being forced out) of the Bruins organization.

Planet Mikey: DJ Bean tal…

Planet Mikey: DJ Bean talks #Bruins and Matt Beleskey

WEEI Bruins Reporter D.J. Bean joins Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola to talk about the signing of winger Matt Beleskey on the opening day of NHL free agency.

Planet Mikey: Rick Porcello Limericks and Red Sox Midterm Grades

With 80 games played for the Red Sox, Mikey Adams wants midterm grades for several players. Also, after another Rick Porcello clunker in Toronto, callers and texters give unflattering Porcello Limericks. Lenny Megliola and Textress Lucy are along.

Danny Picard reacts to NBA Draft, 6-25-15

Danny's early thoughts on Celtics drafting Terry Rozier at the 16th pick

Red Sox Farm Report Podca…

Red Sox Farm Report Podcast July 1st Edition

Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined by special guests Mike Mutnansky of the Red Sox Radio Network and Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Tim Hyers to talk Sox prospects. What do the struggles of Rusney Castillo and Rick Porcello in the majors mean? Also, the international signing period begins July 2, looking back at past Latin American signings. And June selections for affiliate players of the month

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.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Who makes what? 6-30-15

Dino, Gerry and Gary discuss which celebrities make the most money.

Curt Schilling on the Sox…

Curt Schilling on the Sox 3 game win streak 7-1-15

Curt Schilling joined us to discuss the state of the Red Sox.

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Bruins blow up the team, fail to impress on draft night: where do they go from here?

They're the topic of the town again, and probably for the wrong reasons. Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss where the Bruins went wrong, what direction they may be heading, and how it may or may not get better.

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Dougie Hamilton takes les…

Dougie Hamilton takes less to play elsewhere: Why do guys want out of the Bruins organization?

Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the new contract signed by Dougie Hamilton with the Calgary Flames, and why there's a pattern of guys in their prime wanting out (or being forced out) of the Bruins organization.

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Kirk was told to stay home after his crossover with Fauria.

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D&C's Breaking Balls: Who makes what? 6-30-15

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