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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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03/12/15 02:11 EST
Bill Belichick is taking a big gamble. He's betting he can rebuild his defense while just retooling his offense. The Jets, Dolphins and Bills have already laid big chips on the table, taking their gambles with Darrelle Revis (Jets), Ndamukong Suh (Dolphins) and LeSean McCoy (Bills). That's what this first wild and wacky week of free agency has revealed. The big part of the gamble is not his offense; it's that he can rebuild his defense to the level it was at for the second half of the season and the playoffs. Take a look at the Patriots offense and you see stability everywhere. With Tom Brady, you have a Hall of Fame quarterback coming off his fourth Super Bowl title and his first in 10 years and showing no signs of slowing down heading toward his 38th birthday. In Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots have one of the most dynamic and powerful tight ends to ever play the game. With Julian Edelman, you have a true possession receiver who, as Belichick has pointed out, has become the modern day Troy
02/22/15 10:10 EST
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Dustin Pedroia went down last year with his second significant hand injury in as many years, the Red Sox lost much more than just their best middle infielder and top-of-the-order hitter. They lost their heart and soul. Now, more than ever, the Red Sox second baseman has emerged as the most vocal and significant leader on the team and in the clubhouse. Yes, even more than David Ortiz. How? "In two ways," manager John Farrell told WEEI.com. "Obviously, he leads by example the way he plays the game. He has obviously played the game less than 100 percent physically but he's a vocal leader as well in our clubhouse. And he backs it up with the accountability to be able to speak that. He represents everything that we feel is important to our uniform and the game. From the intensity, the competitiveness and the ultimate drive and will to win. That's Dustin Pedroia in a nutshell." Ortiz is the engine that powers the the Red Sox when they're firing on all
02/12/15 01:00 EST
Brad Stevens is a realistic man. He's also coldly calculating, smart and rational. All of these qualities will come in handy as he tries to manage a roster that could remarkably wind up actually making the playoffs in April. He, of course, has to make it through the Feb. 19 trade deadline. And so does his team. The Celtics showed their gritty, determined side Wednesday night in their final game before the All-Star break. They erased an 18-point second-half hole and managed an improbable 89-88 win over the Atlanta Hawks, the best team in the Eastern Conference. And they did all of it while shooting a miserable 32 percent from the field for the game. "I think it says a lot for us as a team," Evan Turner said after hitting his game-winning floater with 0.2 seconds left. "We were able to come back against the best team in the league, down [18], we shot like 30 percent but once we try to put to together a whole game, put together the defensive and offensive game we'll be alright.
02/02/15 06:36 EST
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- That was the best Patriots win of all time. Better than the three previous Super Bowl wins. Better than the Snow Bowl. Better than the comeback against the Ravens in the divisional round. Why? Because it was also the most improbable. This was not Bill Belichick outcoaching Mike Martz of the Rams on Feb. 3, 2002, and capturing the team's first title on Adam Vinatieri's kick. The Pats were the more prepared team that night. Trailing 24-14 entering the fourth quarter (the biggest Super Bowl deficit Belichick and Brady had ever faced) against one of the all-time great defenses of all-time, a defense that hadn't allowed more than seven points in the fourth quarter all season, the Patriots, behind their now three-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback, scored 14 points while the defense pitched a shutout when it mattered most. Seattle had the best pass defense, best total defense and best scoring defense in the NFL. The Seahawks had allowed less than 10 points per game during their



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NFL Sunday - "The Offseas…

NFL Sunday - "The Offseason Edition" with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price (Hour #2) 3-22-15

Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.

NFL Sunday - "The Offseason Edition" with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price (Hour #1) 3-22-15

The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.

New York Daily News Manish Mehta with Dale and Holley

We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.

We Love Anthony Davis - C…

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.

SB Nation's Paul Flannery joins Mike Mutnansky, 2-19-15

Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline

SI's Chris Mannix with Dale and Holley

We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.

Hot Stove Show 03-26-15

Hot Stove Show 03-26-15

Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.

Joe Kelly talks about his biceps and brackets

Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.

Hot Stove Show 03-19-15

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.

Jack Edwards with Dale an…

Jack Edwards with Dale and Holley

Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.

Sunday Skate with WEEI's DJ Bean and ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald -- Hour #2 3-22-15

DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.

Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun, calls into Sunday Skate to talk about the Senators and the Bruins competing for a playoff spot 3-22-15

With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines:The bearded lady 3-26-15

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

Darrelle Revis says the Patriots were not in the same ballpark as Jets. 3-26-15

The guys discussed Darrelle Revis' comments on his contract offer from the Patriots.

Did Bill Belichick go on a tirade at the owners meetings? 3-26-15`

The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.

Pierre McGuire: Bruins se…

Pierre McGuire: Bruins season has been very disappointing. 3-26-15

Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins, the play of Zdeno Chara, and the future of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli

Rich Cimini, ESPN New York: Jets Tampered, Pats Did Not. 3-26-15

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York joined the show to talk about the ongoing tampering scandals between the Jets and the Patriots.

Three For All - Christian the goalie debuts. 3-26-15

Christian does not impress the high school girls hockey team.

Celtics lay an egg, meanw…

Celtics lay an egg, meanwhile it's nut-cutting time for the Bruins

Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive - 03-26-15

We wrap up the day with the best in sound and more...

Can media members have an opinion without facing athletes in the clubhouse

We discuss Shane Victorino's call-out of another local radio show, and debate the merits of Victorino's claims.

Chris Price joins Mike Mu…

Chris Price joins Mike Mutnansky

Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season

Mut's rant over the Jets filing tampering charges

Mut opens his show talking about the New York Jets filing tampering charges on the Patriots

Lucy the Textress is back

Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.

Wrestlecast: Wrestlemania…

Wrestlecast: Wrestlemania Preview

Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.

We Love Anthony Davis - Celtics Playoff Push

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.

College Puckcast – NCAA tournament preview with CHN’s Adam Wodon

WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Adam Wodon preview this year’s NCAA regionals and take a look at the chances for each of the Boston-area teams in the field. They also discuss BU’s Jack Eichel, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and the Hobey Baker Award.

Ben Volin on the owners m…

Ben Volin on the owners meetings 3-25-15

Ben Volin joined the show live from the owners meetings in Phoenix.

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Joe Beingno on the Jets t…

Joe Beingno on the Jets tampering charges 3-25-15

Joe Benigno of WFAN joined us with his thoughts on the tampering charges.

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Jets accuse Patriots of t…

Jets accuse Patriots of tampering 3-25-15

The guys opened the show discussing the latest tampering charges.

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Hey Jets fans: "Your team…

Hey Jets fans: "Your team is bad and you should feel bad!"

We discuss the annual joke that is the New York Jets, and their latest Jets-like move. Plus how on earth could you possibly choose to be a Jets fan.

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The Jets file tampering c…

The Jets file tampering chargers against the Patriots, 3-25-15

Things are getting silly in the AFC East, as reports came out late last night the Jets have turned around and essentially accused the Patriots of counter-tampering.

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