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Scott McLaughlin interned at WEEI.com in 2011, and two years later they realized they missed him and hired him full-time. Scott spent those two years wandering from rink to rink while writing for Inside Hockey and College Hockey News. His work has also appeared on NESN.com and FOXSports.com and in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Christian Science Monitor. Scott graduated from Boston University and sometimes stares longingly at his old dorm from the WEEI offices.

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02/07/17 10:20 EST
A Friday news dump is one thing. A Patriots parade news dump is quite another. It has felt like the Bruins were on the verge of firing Claude Julien for the better part of two years now, and amazingly they picked the morning of the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade to actually do it. Julien deserved better. The greatest coach in franchise history deserved better than to be scapegoated for the failures of the front office. And he certainly deserved better than this cowardly effort to bury the news under a Patriots celebration (the press conference is during the damn parade!). The decision to fire Julien at all is bad enough. There will be those who will say it was time, that the Bruins needed a change. They did need a change, but the head coach wasn’t it. The Bruins are currently out of the Eastern Conference playoffs, sitting all the way down in 12th place in terms of points percentage. But, as weird as this may sound, Julien actually deserves a good deal of credit for the way the
12/27/16 05:07 EST
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Tom Brady is having a terrific season -- one of the best of his career, in fact. But he should not win his third MVP award. If no one else really stood out, Brady missing four games wouldn’t be an issue. If his rate stats were clearly better than the rest of the field, you would have no choice but to give him the MVP despite the ridiculous Deflategate suspension. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. There is not a clear gap between Brady and everyone else, because Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is on par with, or ahead of Brady in just about every category. And yes, playing and contributing in four more games matters, regardless of whether or not Brady should have been suspended (he shouldn’t have). Because of the difference in games played, Ryan naturally has a sizable advantage in the traditional counting stats. Through Week 16, the former Boston College Eagle has 4,613 passing yards to Brady’s 3,278 and 34 touchdown passes to Brady’s 25. But Ryan also
11/20/16 01:21 EST
To state the obvious, the Bruins totally dominated Winnipeg Saturday night. They won 4-1 and outshot the Jets 38-12, including an astounding 29-5 margin at 5-on-5. It was the fewest shots on goal allowed by the Bruins since 2001. The B’s won’t have too many more games like that because, well, no one has too many games like that. But their complete command of the game presents an opportunity to look at the fact that strong puck possession in general is not a one-off occurrence for this year’s team. These Bruins have been not just a good possession team, but one of the best in the NHL. They currently rank second in the NHL in Corsi at 53.81 percent, trailing only the Blues, with Saturday’s effort moving them just ahead of the perennial Corsi Kings from LA. That’s a pretty significant turnaround from last season when they were 17th at 49.55 percent. The biggest improvement has come on defense, where the B’s have lowered their shots on goal allowed per game
05/25/16 10:44 EST
The San Jose Sharks are going to the Stanley CupFinal and Joe Thornton is one of the biggest reasons why. The most common narrative will be that they have finally broken through after a decade-plus of postseason failure. That criticism may fit the Sharks as an organization. They have had many really good teams over the years but this is, in fact, their first trip to the Cup Final. It most certainly does not fit Thornton, though. This is not a turnaround for him. It’s not some late-career breakthrough. He hasn’t suddenly learned how to win. What Thornton has done this spring is the same thing he has done pretty much every year throughout his Hall of Fame career. He’s played really well, controlled play and put up points -- 18 in 18 games, tying him for fifth in playoff scoring this year. The idea that Thornton is a great regular-season player who comes up short in the playoffs has never been fair, or accurate. We know where it started -- 2004 in Boston. That’s the



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NFL SUNDAY...the final se…

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

Gabe Morency, Sports Rage TV and FNTSY Sports Net, joins NFL SUNDAY to go over the various props for Super Bowl 51 -- 2-5-17

Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.

Christian Fauria, from WEEI's OMF, joins NFL SUNDAY to give his thoughts on S.B. 51 -- 2-5-17

Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.

Danny Picard gives his th…

Danny Picard gives his thoughts on the Celtics, the incredible season Isaiah Thomas is having and potential trade opportunities for Boston -- 2-19-17

The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.

Pete Sheppard and Jerry Thornton discuss the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston in a trade -- 2-19-17

Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.

Late Night with Christian Arcand - Anna Horford makes her Boston radio debut 2-16-2017

Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.

Rob Bradford joins Sheppa…

Rob Bradford joins Sheppard and Thornton live from sunny Ft Myers -- 2-19-17

Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 9: Lou Merloni faces the Red Sox

Rob Bradford is joined by Lou Merloni to talk life in spring training, his toiletries, sleeping arrangements, and facing off with Red Sox personnel that he might have been critical of. Rob and Lou also get into the dynamic of electronic and print media when it comes to ripping the Red Sox.

Hot Stove Show - Initial Spring Training Impressions

Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.

Saturday Skate - Bruins a…

Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson -- It was a very good week for the Bruins-Are they turning things around? -- 1-15-17

Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.

K&C- Evan Drellich takes …

K&C- Evan Drellich takes on Kirk and Callahan in an epic brawl

Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.

K&C- Reaction to Sale's interview 2-22-17

Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry react to their interview with Sale.

K&C- Chris Sale joins Kirk and Callahan 2-22-17

Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale joins the show.

OMF - Lou interviews Jack…

OMF - Lou interviews Jackie Bradley Jr, 2-22-17

Lou interviews JBJ, who talks about playing in a young outfield, and why he changed his number.

OMF - Would the Celtics be willing to give up Jae Crowder, to get Jimmy Butler? 2-22-17

David Aldridge appeared on NBA TV to say that the Bulls don't want to trade Jimmy Butler to the Celtics for just picks. They want Jae Crowder, too.

OMF- A blockbuster trade with Jimmy Garoppolo is on the way, 2-22-17

Mike Freeman, Bleacher Report, thinks that the GM's around the league are positioning to make a run at Jimmy Garoppolo.

The rumors make it seem l…

The rumors make it seem like the Patriots can get a king's ransom for Jimmy G

Dale, Michael and Keefe discuss the rumored increase in interest in Jimmy Garropolo and try and figure out what they'll get if they complete a trade for him.

Sounds like Martellus Bennett may be elsewhere next season

Based on this string of tweets and his desire to fully test the free agent waters, it certainly seems logical that Marty Bennett will not remain with the Patriots for next year.

Celtics have to make some move, any move, to help with rebounding

Dale, Keefe and Holley discuss the Celtics needs as the deadline looms. Even a minor move might make the team better.

Ep. 52: Glenn Ordway

Ep. 52: Glenn Ordway

Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.

Ep. 51: David Duchovny

Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.

Ep. 50: Michael Holley

Kirk Minihane sits down with Michael Holley for the first time on the podcast. Kirk and Michael have hosted shows together in the past but have never had a candid conversation about WEEI. Kirk and Michael talk about Holley's career in radio, his best selling books, and what his assessment of the current WEEI is. There are a lot of interesting behind the scene nuggets for anybody who has listened to WEEI over the years. This episode is brought to you by hellofresh.com. For Enough About Me listeners go to hellofresh.com and use the promo code kirk35 for $35 off your first week of deliveries.

#DORK 2: Movie/TV Preside…

#DORK 2: Movie/TV Presidents

Rich Keefe & Ryan Davey talk best and worst movie/TV presidents. Plus the always important "This Week in #DORK" and the Pick of the Podcast.

The Real K&C - Kirk v Farrell, dipping Curtis & Northampton lesbians 2-21-17

Ken Laird is in Boston, Chris Curtis in Ft. Myers and the guys find a way to produce a Tuesday post-show recap of K&C on location at Red Sox camp

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 10: Hanging with Rick Porcello, Joe Kelly

The reigning American Cy Young Award winner (Rick Porcello) and Red Sox set-up man (Joe Kelly) share a meal, some drinks, stories and conversation with Rob Bradford at Twin Peaks Restaurant in Fort Myers.

K&C- Evan Drellich takes …

K&C- Evan Drellich takes on Kirk and Callahan in an epic brawl

Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.

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K&C- Evan Drellich attack…

K&C- Evan Drellich attacked Kirk and Gerry; Kirk had a bad day on Tuesday; People say Kirk hid behind Lou 2-22-17

Hour 1. Evan Drellich attacked Kirk and Gerry for their interview with John Farrell. Kirk had an accident.

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K&C- Carmelo to Celtics? …

K&C- Carmelo to Celtics? ; No more “High Five Fridays” in Northampton 2-21-17

Hour 1. Kirk and Gerry discuss the trade rumors surrounding the Celtics. Northampton ends High Five Fridays.

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