Popular football features return with “Patriots Monday,” “Patriots Friday” and “NFL Sunday”
BOSTON, MA – Today, the WEEI Sports Radio Network today announced the return of its fall football programming, again featuring exclusive interviews with quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Again this year, gameday coverage on WEEI 93.7 FM will originate from Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill at 275 Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA, beginning on Thursday, September 12, when the Pats open their 2013 home schedule with a primetime matchup against their AFC East rivals, the New York Jets. The live broadcast of the Salk & Holley program will begin at 2:00 pm.
NFL Sunday will also broadcast live from Toby Keith’s when the Pats are at home and originate from WEEI’s Brighton studios when the team is on the road beginning with Week 1 on Sunday, September 8th. Each Sunday, from 9:00 am until noon, host Dale Arnold will be joined by former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham and WEEI.com columnist Chris Price, with weekly call-ins from Comcast SportsNet’s Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran. The Real Postgame Show also returns for another season with host Butch Stearns, who will be joined by former Patriots and longtime analysts Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie. The Real Postgame Show will also broadcast live from Toby Keith’s when the Pats play in Foxborough.
The return of Patriots Monday marks another season of all-star, regular guests, starting with Brady resuming his morning slot on Dennis & Callahan at 6:30 followed by a replay at 9:00. This season, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter will also join D&C as a lead-in to Brady, beginning on Monday, September 9. Mut & Merloni will be expanding their guest list this season, with visits from the likes of linebacker Jerod Mayo, defensive end Rob Ninkovich, right tackle Sebastian Vollmer and cornerback Kyle Arrington. And Salk & Holley will welcome coach Belichick, as well as All-Pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, to the program.
Patriots Fridays promise to be just as entertaining and informative with a host of interviews featuring a variety of NFL experts and insiders. ESPN Boston Patriots analyst/reporter Mike Reiss, The MMQB editor-in-chief and SI.com senior writer Peter King and NFL.com fantasy expert and member of the Fantasy Sports Writer Hall of Fame Michael Fabiano will all join Mut and Lou weekly. Then, on Salk & Holley, ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen will stop by every week at 5:00. In addition to Mort, a handful of former players and coaches will appear with Salk & Holley throughout the season, including Ron Jaworski, Herm Edwards, Mark Schlereth and recently minted Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter.
Patriots Monday and Friday content kicked off following the first week of the pre-season and will continue through the team’s final game of the year.
Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
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.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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