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.
Host Chris Gasper and Celtics analyst Kyle Draper debate whether the team made the right move by standing pat at the NBA trade deadline and what the Cavaliers roster overhaul means for Boston. Then, Joe Sullivan joins to offer his thoughts on a “desperate” Cleveland team and an under-the-radar name for Celtics president Danny Ainge to consider.
Note: This is the final installment of Season Ticket.
Dan Shaughnessy joins host Chris Gasper to discuss the ramifications of Josh McDaniels backing out of the Colts head coaching job to remain with the Patriots. Then, they talk about who’s to blame for so many MLB players remaining unsigned less than a week before spring training.
Host Chris Gasper and Chad Finn react to the stunning news that Josh McDaniels has decided to return to the Patriots after agreeing to terms to be the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Then, the two try and figure out if Celtics president Danny Ainge has any tricks up his sleeve with the NBA’s trade deadline set for 3 p.m. Thursday.
Guest hosts Joe Sullivan and Scott Thurston are joined by Nora Princiotti to discuss the mystery swirling around Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler not playing any defensive snaps in Super Bowl LII. Then, they talk about replacing coordinators Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels, and the future for Rob Gronkowski.
In Season Ticket’s last podcast from Minneapolis, Chris Gasper talks with the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin about where the Patriots fell down (Hint: DEFENSE!) and what they need to do in the offseason to improve.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday and we have another “Extra Ticket!” Today, Season Ticket has Medford’s own Maria Menounos admitting to “cheering in the press box” for the Patriots. Menounos was in Minneapolis to host the NFL’s Women’s Summit. Chris Gasper interviewed her while on Radio Row at the Mall of America outside Minneapolis.
In our first bonus episode of Super Bowl weekend, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes, and former Steelers player and NFL analyst Merril Hoge join Chris Gasper to talk about Super Bowl LII.
Director Ken Rodgers joins Chris Gasper and Chad Finn to talk about his new ESPN documentary, “The Two Bills”, which chronicles the relationship between Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells.
Host Chris Gasper is joined by Kim Jones of the NFL Network, who has been covering the Patriots this week for Super Bowl LII. Also, Season Ticket producer Josh Swartz interviews Mayor of Minneapolis Jacob Frey, whose video welcoming Eagles and Patriots fans has gone viral.
Host Chris Gasper is joined by Rodney Harrison, the NBC Sports NFL analyst and former Patriot, and Dan Shaughnessy, the Globe columnist. Harrison talks about what the Patriots need to do defensively in Super Bowl LII, the club’s long run of success, and more. Shaughnessy and Gasper get into Rob Gronkowski’s status for Sunday’s game and the Patriots being the “good guys” in Minnesota.
Season Ticket continues its week of Super Bowl shows from Radio Row at the Mall of America outside Minneapolis. Host Chris Gasper and the Globe’s Nora Princiotti talk about the Patriots on Opening Night and Tom Brady’s call for a WEEI host to keep his job.
Season Ticket comes to you from Minneapolis — home of Super Bowl LII — all this week. On this episode, host Chris Gasper gets Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy’s take on the Eagles’ chances against the Patrios and Tom Brady’s dispute with a WEEI host who insulted his daughter.
Host Chris Gasper takes you behind enemy lines once again, this time with Philadelphia Eagles reporter Zach Berman. Chris and Zach discuss how the Eagles have adjusted to a new quarterback under center, what they are doing to avoid getting caught up in the Patriots’ “mystique” and why they will need to rely on the pass rush to win Super Bowl LII.
Today’s podcast features an interview with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, and then Peter Abraham joins Chris Gasper to talk about the Baseball Hall of Fame election.
Dan Shaughnessy joined Chris Gasper to talk about the reeling Celtics, the troubled Cavaliers, the implications of a Patriots loss in the Super Bowl, and Philadelphia sports fans.
Joe Sullivan and Scott Thurston talked about the outlook for Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, then Tara Sullivan joined the show to chat about her feature on NHL player Brian Boyle and his battle with cancer.
Host Chris Gasper and NFL reporter Ben Volin give their thoughts on a wild AFC Championship win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, lingering injuries for Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, and the upcoming Super Bowl LII matchup with the Eagles.
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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