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Benz was born in Boston and is a graduate of Syracuse University. He served as a radio beat reporter for the Pittsburgh Steelers and also worked at stations in Columbus, Salt Lake City and Syracuse. No stranger to the Boston area, Tim’s father is the renowned Dr. Edward Benz Jr., who serves as the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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09/29/14 09:58 EST
The NFL finishes its first quarter Monday night with the Patriots-Chiefs game in Kansas City. And a common complaint from New England has been: "We don't know who the Patriots are so far!" That's a fair concern from a fan base that thought this team was destined to at least win the AFC East with no fewer than 12 victories. Despite three weeks worth of region-wide angst over inconsistent play, a win over the Chiefs will put the Pats on pace for exactly that. But the club's unsteady performance against subpar competition has given rise to concern that maybe the Patriots were overrated going into 2014. So what do we know about the rest of the league at the quarter poll, for the sake of comparison? Let's keep that answer simple. We don't know s@!* -- no more than we did on Labor Day. Think that's an exaggeration? Well, here's what we we do know. We know the Falcons are good enough to beat Tampa Bay 56-14 a week ago but then go up to Minnesota and lose to the Adrian Peterson-less
09/25/14 08:29 EST
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When it comes to the 2015Boston Red Sox, the more clarity we get, the more confusion we get. Over the past few weeks a lot of definitive statements have been made about next season. ManagerJohn Farrelltold Dale & Holley on Wednesdaythat it is almost "comical" to suggest thatDustin Pedroiashould be traded. Farrell also definitively stated that Mookie Betts is an outfielder going forward because of Pedroia's spring return at second base and the organization's disinterest in revisiting the idea of Betts playing shortstop or third base. The team also clearly wants Rusney Castillo in the mix next year. Otherwise it will have just signed a $72 million minor leaguer. Furthermore, it's frequently been stated that Brock Holt still has a roster spot doing a little bit of everything with the glove and his increasingly rare left-handed bat. And obviously the team wanted Yoenis Cespedes and Alan Craig or else it wouldn't have traded top-of-the-rotation pitching for them. Plus,Shane
09/21/14 08:58 EST
Well, the kickers were good. If you are looking for superlatives to hand out for point production coming off of New England's trudging 16-9 win over Oakland on Sunday, where else do you turn? Aside from a 6-for-6 field goal performance from Sebastian Janikowski and Stephen Gostkowski, everything else in this one was far from perfect when it came to putting points on the board. "It's not one person. It's everybody's job," saidTom Brady. "Right now, we're building our team. We're trying to make improvements. It hasn't all gone right." Actually on Sunday very little went right offensively. And the offensive construction project Tom Brady is talking about seems to be about as slow going as the Big Dig. Yes, the defenses were both good. For New England, Chandler Jones batted down a few balls and made some nice plays against the run. Rob Ninkovich, Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower were active, combining for 24 tackles and a pair of QB hits. On the other side of the ball Justin
09/14/14 09:45 EST
After a full week of skimming a thick layer of pond scum off the top of the National Football League, Saturday night's NCAA "Red Bandanna Game" in Chestnut Hill was the perfect oasis for football fans. For a few hours we were reminded how good football can be. An undermanned Boston College team rode a wave of momentum from the ceremonies surrounding fallen BC lacrosse alum and 9/11 hero Welles Crowther to a stunning upset of ninth-ranked Southern Cal. The 37-31 final on the scoreboard coupled with the sea of Crowther-inspired bandanna-clad BC students pouring onto the Alumni Stadium field made for a scene that seemed almost too scripted to believe. Unfortunately, we all had to wake up Sunday and start surfing through the domestic abuse muck and mire of the pro game again. All the the network pregame shows were staying focused on fallout from the NFL's apparent cover-up of the Ray Rice elevator beating tape, the 11th-hour deactivation of Carolina's Greg Hardy in the wake of his



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Peter King with Dale and …

Peter King with Dale and Holley

We check in for our weekly chat with Peter King, who says things are not looking bright for the 2014 Patriots given the current constitution of the roster.

It Is What It Is Cast: On to Cincinnati

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price talk about what the Patriots need to do to turn things around before Sunday night's game against the Bengals.

Chris Price is on to Cincinnati, 10-1-14

Christopher Price, WEEI.com, was at the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady press conferences today. He spoke w/ MFB to talk about the upcoming game at home against the undefeated Bengals.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-…

We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-1-14

The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

Joe Castiglione wraps up …

Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2014 Red Sox Season with a Poem

Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.

Mut and Bradford on the disappointing season for Jackie Bradley, Jr and Xander Bogaerts 9-28-14

Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.

Bruins sign Torey Krug an…

Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, 9-29-14

DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

Bill Belichick is a dink …

Bill Belichick is a dink 10-1-14

The guys opened the show discussing the coaches less than amicable conversation with Dale & Holley.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Ebola is everywhere 10-1-14

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

Tom Brady on the blowout loss in Kansas City 10-1-14

Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.

Chris Price is on to Cinc…

Chris Price is on to Cincinnati, 10-1-14

Christopher Price, WEEI.com, was at the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady press conferences today. He spoke w/ MFB to talk about the upcoming game at home against the undefeated Bengals.

Three For All - FCC aims to ban the word 'Redskins' 10-1-14

A bill in California has been signed into law, banning stores from using plastic bags. A Canadian football player talks trash into a hot microphone shortly before an in-game interview. The FCC is looking to ban the word "Redskins" from television and radio.

Tedy Bruschi says Tom Brady is no longer one of the elite quarterbacks, 10-1-14

The fallout from Monday night continues as former Tedy Bruschi criticized Tom Brady's play over the first 4 games. The show re-visits Rodney Harrison's comments from yesterday, specifically, that Brady is "scared to death" in the pocket.

Peter King with Dale and …

Peter King with Dale and Holley: Brady can't do this alone

We check in for our weekly chat with Peter King, who says things are not looking bright for the 2014 Patriots given the current constitution of the roster.

Is the sink really sinking for the New England Patriots?

Abandon ship! The dynasty is over! Is the Patriots blowout loss an indication that this is the beginning of the end of this era? We discuss it with you.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Redeeming Blowout Edition - 10-01-14

We tackle four Patriots stinkers in which they bounced back and rebounded from getting smoked the week before.

The always hilarious Lenn…

The always hilarious Lenny Clarke joins the show

Mikey, Villani and a double dose of Lenny. Lenny Megs and Lenny Clarke are in and talking about where the Patriots went wrong on Monday Night Football, and taking predictions on this Sunday's Pats-Bengals game and talking about why they think certain scores may hold up better than others.

The Patriots defense vs the running game

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Are the Patriots weak?

The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.

The Bradfo Show: Angels' …

The Bradfo Show: Angels' infielder John McDonald weighs in on American League playoffs

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We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-1-14

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Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.

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