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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.

09/27/15 05:51 EST
FOXBORO -- The Patriots never lose games like Sunday. Ever. On a day when Tom Brady reached the 400 touchdown milestone as an NFL quarterback, there was something much more Patriot-like on display. The Patriots went about their business in matter-of-fact manner, not distracted by the record book keeping or breaking by their quarterback, tight end or kicker. They weren't distracted by the fact that, after the final gun, they get a bye just four weeks into the season. Bill Belichick was asked on Friday if he might use the bye week as some type of psychological tool? "Honestly, we're not even thinking about the bye week right now," he said 48 hours before kickoff. "we're just thinking about Jacksonville. We'll worry about next week next week. I'm not even really sure what we're going to do next week, but we're worried about Jacksonville. Still, the questioning persisted. So Belichick doesn't use the threat of a loss to further inspire the effort? "Do you think we ever go
09/20/15 06:37 EST
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Patriots weren't intimidated one bit Sunday afternoon. The Bills brought the bravado. The Patriots brought the real noise, making every key adjustment and tuning up their not-ready-for-prime time rivals from Western New York. So much was made during the week about the fierce front four of the Bills, and yes, one certain columnist even got a little bit caught up in the hype. But there is always the understanding that what might bully the soft Colts won't have the same effect on thePatriots. That's in part because the Patriots have Tom Brady. The quarterback passed for more yards (466) than any quarterback had ever thrown against any Bills defense. But the Patriots offensive line deserves credit, too, for allowing Brady to drop back 59 times (38 completions) without ever really being in danger. Even Bill Belichick said the two sacks he saw were the result of execution, not protection. The end result? Three Brady touchdown passes in a 40-32 win over the Bills at
09/19/15 01:20 EST
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Bill Belichick knows a talented defense when he sees one. He also can do math. What he sees in the Buffalo Bills is an organization that has committed a ton of money to its defense. Specifically, the talented defensive line of the Bills is the second-highest paid in the NFL. Their defensive ends Mario Williams and Jerry Hughes are locked up for the next four seasons (Hughes through 2020) at a cost of $141 million. Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus was just re-upped through 2022 for $96.5 million. Kyle Williams comes in relatively cheaply at three years and $22.3 million. For this season, that's $42.6 million or 29.2 percent of the cap. Only the Rams spend more on their defensive line. "Yeah, one of the best, and one of the highest paid," Belichick said Friday, two days before the game. "I mean, a lot of big contracts on that -- all four guys. It's kind of unusual to see that all on one line on one team. But they're really good players." Talk about
09/11/15 02:05 EST
FOXBORO -- Get ready to see a lot of Rob Gronkowski going full beast mode this season. There'll be plenty of footballs being smashed to the turf. The Gillette Stadium crowd may have been serenading the absent NFL commissioner with chants of "Where is Roger?" in the fourth quarter. But the real question was where was the Steelers defense on the best tight end in football? Were the Steelers that scared not to put a body -- or two -- on the best receiving tight end in the game? Yes, he is better than Jimmy Graham. Remember 2011? That's when Gronkowski beat out Graham on the final day for an NFL record 17 touchdown receptions by a tight end (18 TDs overall). That was the same year he set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, with 1,327. That season he became the first tight end in NFL history to lead the league in receiving touchdowns. In his first three seasons, he had 38 receiving touchdowns in 43 games. No other tight end ever had more than 25 in their first

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Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.

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Jay King of joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

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Dave O'Brien signs off Red Sox Radio after 9 seasons

Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.

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We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.

Blake Swihart Player of the Game Interview 09-29-15

Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.

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Butch & Bradfo featuring DJ Bean talk #Bruins lines and season outlook

DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.

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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.

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Headlines, Headlines, Headlines- Beverly Scott's nomination revoked 10-6-15

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The Seahawks win on a blown call 10-6-15

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What did Ray Lewis mean by a "Queen tight end" in reference to Jimmy Graham? 10-6-15

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Jim Caldwell is a pushover who doesn't know the rules, 10-6-15

The Lions lost in a controversial ending last night on MNF. Lions Head Coach, Jim Caldwell, barely registers a pulse in his post game presser, and clearly doesn't know the rules.

Scandal erupts in the offices of DraftKings and Fanduel, 10-6-15

Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into the DraftKings/FanDuel scandal, and talk about how competitive advantages can be gained, and what the two businesses can do to prevent it.

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Batted ball changes game in Seattle... Bill Belichick, right again.

We look at the call in the Detroit game that may have cost them the game, and how Bill Belichick was again ahead of the curve about making ALL plays reviewable. We also focus on how Bill Belichick coached teams prepare for plays like that.

Dale and Holley's Final Drive 10-06-15

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

Bruins season on deck - Is Claude Julien "On thin ice"?

Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Bruins, specifically Claude Julien as we are less than 24 hours from the puck-drop for the 2015-2016 Bruins season.

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Doesn't anyone care about the rules?

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The NFL acknowledges another overlooked rule after being called on it

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Chris Villani and John Tomase: All hail the great and obvious Judge Berman

Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.

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It Is What It Is Cast: Patriots Return From Bye Week

Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss who they think are the most media friendly players in the Patriots locker room and if the Dallas Cowboys will present a challenge this Sunday.

D&C's Breaking Balls: Sausage's pudding story makes Gerry want to vomit 10-5-15

Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Sausage's pudding story, Don Orsillo and Curtis just shows up for some reason.

#RedSox Farm Report Podcast - Top 10 Prospects and Season in Review

Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.

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