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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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01/24/15 05:54 EST
Shame on the NFL, again. In the year of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, they've somehow managed to trump serious cases of domestic abuse by blowing a silly, inane, moronic controversy over the inflation of game balls into a national story that gets more sublime and ridiculous by the day. The league didn't take their time and do due diligence on what really mattered in the Ray Rice case, and delivered a hasty judgment that Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted was ill-conceived. Now, they're taking their sweet time to decide who may have taken too much air out of the balls, a violation that is punishable by a minimum $25,000 fine. This is no more serious than hockey players playing with an illegal stick or, as we saw in 1983 with George Brett, hitting with a doctored, pine-tarred bat. Talk about having your priorities all screwed up. In an impromptu Belichick press conference Saturday afternoon that was equal parts Joe Pesci and Albert Einstein, the Patriots coach spelled out his
01/22/15 01:15 EST
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FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick wasn't about to take the fall Thursday. Nor should he. Despite calls for him to step up to the podium and accept responsibility for everything under the football operations umbrella, Belichick wasn't going to get wet on this one. As I arrived at Gillette Stadium at 8:15 Thursday morning, 75 minutes prior to Belichick facing the music, I wondered aloud with the multitude of other reporters on the tone this would take. Would Belichick have a statement? Would Belichick try to stonewall? Would Belichick somehow give insight to how this all happened? At 9:40 a.m., with 25 television cameras pointed on him and about 125 sets of eyes staring at the podium, the Patriots coach couldn't have made it more clear. He knew nothing about the balls being deflated before, during or immediately after Sunday night's AFC championship. Belichick spoke for eight minutes, 25 seconds. He answered questions for just over three before walking off the stage as he and team spokesman Stacey
01/19/15 01:10 EST
FOXBORO -- From the moment Colts punt returnerJosh Cribbs bobbled a ball into the hands of Darius Fleming, the AFC championship was never in doubt. Not a single moment. The Colts were not ready for the big stage of the AFC championship and the Patriots treated it like just another game. That's what happens when you go up against a coach and quarterback combo that have been there eight previous times and you are sailing unchartered waters. The Patriots methodically and routinely sank the Colts ship, 45-7, in the heavy rain of Gillette Stadium Sunday and are headed to the Super Bowl for a sixth time under the command of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. "You can call it killer instinct. I call it blood in the water, blood in the water. We were ready," Brandon Browner told me. Ready from the opening kick. On the opening drive of the game, Andrew Luck, who will no doubt be back on this stage several times more in his career, overthrew his man twice. He threw off his back foot. "They
01/14/15 05:50 EST
FOXBORO -- These Patriots are in a mood this week. Starting with their head coach and quarterback, they know what's at stake and they're acting like it. There's no messing around. There's no showing up late for meetings and there's no taking the foot off the gas, not in practice, not even at home. The Patriots play like they practice, which is to say they beat each other up. Not physically, that would be foolish. It's the emotional and psychological battle Wednesday through Friday, both on the practice field and in the classroom, where the true competitive fire is lit for Sunday. Wednesday, there were Patriots practicing for the media to see in full pads. Belichick marching up and down the field, challenging ball runners in ball security drills, yelling at the offensive line about the 14 yards on 13 carries last week in the win over Baltimore. Brandon LaFell even stiff-armed the coach during one drill. "Coach hasn't changed much," Tom Brady said Wednesday. "I think he's so



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Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate 1-23-15

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