Season Ticket

Your Monday-Friday stop for the deepest dive into Boston sports, the issues of the day, and beyond.

The Season Ticket podcast is hosted by Globe sports columnist Chris Gasper and produced in collaboration with WBUR. The daily podcast features insightful commentary, insider information, and unfiltered conversations with those who make news on the local sports scene and those who report on it. “Season Ticket” is your Monday-Friday stop for the deepest dive into Boston sports, the issues of the day, and beyond.

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Monday, Dec. 11

Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer Sean McDonough joins guest host Chad Finn to talk everything from Patriots-Dolphins to McDonough’s days calling Red Sox games on NESN.

Friday, Dec. 8

Baseball’s Winter Meetings begin in Orlando Monday, and Red Sox beat reporter Pete Abraham and guest host Chad Finn fire up the Hot Stove and discuss slugger Giancarlo Stanton possibly winding up with the Yankees and how the Red Sox can counter that move. And who’s the one player Sox president Dave Dombrowski can’t consider dealing? The answer may surprise you.


Thursday, Dec. 7

USA Today sports columnist and Olympics expert Christine Brennan joins guest host Matt Pepin to discuss the Olympics, from the decision to ban Russia to the top story lines that could emerge in PyeongChang.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Longtime NESN sportscaster and anchor Tom Caron joins guest host Steve Safran to discuss the Red Sox’s biggest offseason needs. Then, Caron shares insight into his career covering the Boston teams he rooted for growing up in Maine.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Globe columnist emeritus Bob Ryan joined guest host Joe Sullivan to discuss a few issues about the streaking Patriots and his impressions on the Celtics following a win over the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night.

Monday, Dec. 4


Guest host Chad Finn is joined by NFL reporter Ben Volin to discuss the Patriots’ eighth straight victory on Sunday, 23-2 over the Bills. Topics include Rob Gronkowski’s dirty hit, the Patriots’ rushing attack, and the rise of Eric Lee.

Friday, Dec. 1

Boston Celtics CEO and co-owner Wyc Grousbeck joins host Chris Gasper. Topics include how running the team is different from running a typical business, his aggressive philosophy in building a championship contender, and what the Celtics organization means to him.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Tony Massarotti, co-host of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s afternoon show, joins Chris Gasper to chat about the Red Sox and their offseason trade outlook, and whether the Celtics or 76ers have a brighter future.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Sports editor Joe Sullivan joins host Chris Gasper for a discussion on recent NFL media moments. They tackle Bill Belichick’s condescending response to a news conference question about resting Tom Brady, and why certain “Belichick-isms” have been banned from the Globe. Plus, how Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is already looking ahead to a Week 15 matchup with the Pats, and if his promise of “fireworks” for the game went too far.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

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Patriots Pro Bowl safety Devin McCourty joins host Chris Gasper to chat about the Patriots’ season, his twin brother who also plays in the NFL, and his leadership role in response to President Trump’s controversial NFL comments.

Monday, Nov. 27

NFL reporter Ben Volin and host Chris Gasper dive into all things Patriots following their victory over the Dolphins, including a looming showdown with the Steelers and former Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s debut in San Francisco.

About Our Host

Christopher L. Gasper joined the Globe as a full-time employee at Boston.com in 2001. He has been in the Globe sports department since 2006, and was the Patriots beat writer from 2006 to 2009, chronicling the only 16-0 perfect regular season in NFL history. He has been a columnist for the Globe since 2009, covering the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup Final, the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four, the College Football Playoff, the horse racing Triple Crown, and the 2016 Summer Olympics. He was named an APSE Top 10 columnist in 2014 and tabbed 2016 favorite sportswriter in the 2016 New England Sports Survey conducted by Channel Media and Market Research. He also proposed the modified sudden-death overtime format that the NFL adopted in 2010. In addition to his Globe role, Gasper is the co-host of the “Gasper & Murray” radio show on 98.5 the Sports Hub and has appeared on ESPN, BBC Radio, WCVB-TV, and Comcast SportsNet New England.

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