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Off The Pike with Brian Barrett

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Veteran Boston sports personality Brian Barrett has teamed up with The Ringer for a podcast dedicated to all things Boston. From Fenway to Foxborough to the Garden, 'Off the Pike' features instant reactions to the biggest games and stories in town, plus unique conversations with local and Ringer personalities.

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Brian starts by discussing his confidence level heading into Game 5 of the Finals and why Jayson Tatum’s shooting slump has him slightly worried (0:45). Then, he talks about why the Celtics’ advantage in the math game should still propel them to a title and which parts of their game they need to get back to in order to finish the job (22:25). Brian and Jamie end by talking about the Finals and some best bets for Game 5 (32:35). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with The Ringer’s Michael Pina about the Celtics’ blowout loss in Dallas on Friday night, how Dallas’ offense managed to penetrate Boston’s defense, why the C’s offense struggled to generate good shots all of a sudden, and whether or not there is reason for concern going forward for the Celtics in this series (0:30). Then, Brian answers some listener calls, before he and Jamie end with some final thoughts on the game and the sports weekend ahead (41:00).  We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Michael Pina Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with NBC Sports Boston’s Drew Carter about the Celtics' roller-coaster win over the Mavs in Game 3 of the Finals, Jaylen Brown’s huge second half, how the C's exploited Luka Doncic’s poor defense, and Drew’s first season as the Celtics’ TV play-by-play announcer (0:30). Then, Brian takes some listener calls before he and Jamie wrap up with some thoughts on the game and Tom Brady’s Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony (52:15). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Drew Carter Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian discusses the latest injury news surrounding Kristaps Porzingis and his injured ankle, and how the Celtics will fill his shoes if he can’t go in Game 3 (0:30). Then, Brian chats with The Ringer’s J. Kyle Mann about the NBA Finals, adjustments the Mavericks need to make as the series shifts to Dallas, Jayson Tatum’s shooting efficiency and his play overall, Jaylen Brown’s tight defense, and more (13:15). Brian and Jamie end with some thoughts on Porzingis’s injury, and Finals media day on Tuesday (58:15). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: J. Kyle Mann Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian recaps the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals. He covers Jrue Holiday’s incredible performance, another injury scare for Kristaps Porzingis, an up-and-down game from Jayson Tatum, and a superb defensive performance by the entire Celtics squad (0:45). Then, he takes some listener calls reacting to the game, before he and Jamie offer up some last licks on the game. We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with Kevin Hench about the Celtics' impressive Game 1 rout over Dallas, including the return of Kristaps Porzingis, Jaylen Brown’s great two-way play, the Celtics’ prolific 3-point shooting, and more (0:30). Then, Brian looks at how the Celtics built such a large lead using mismatches on Brown and Jayson Tatum, and how Dallas can possibly adjust to make this a series (37:00). Finally, Brian takes some listener calls, before he and Jamie wrap things up with some final thoughts (53:00). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Kevin Hench Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with CLNS’ Evan Valenti about NBA Finals storylines, including how the Mavs will defend Boston’s wings, nightmare scenarios that could doom the Celtics, what a potential title would mean for various members of the Celtics organization, and more (0:30). Then, Brian takes a couple listener calls before he and Jamie give out their best bets for the Finals (1:02:35). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Evan Valenti Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with Celtics play-by-play announcer Sean Grande about the NBA Finals, Jayson Tatum vs. Luka Doncic, ranking this Celtics team in franchise and NBA history, Joe Mazzulla’s growth as a head coach, and more (0:45). Brian and Jamie end with some quick thoughts on potential famous Finals spectators (1:17:20). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Sean Grande Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian gives out six thoughts on the NBA Finals, including a side-by-side comparison of the Celtics' and Mavericks' rosters. Plus, how the Celtics offense will attack Luka Doncic and the Mavs defense, Kyrie’s return to Boston, and more (0:30). Then, he and Jamie end with some final words on Brian’s thoughts (53:45). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with MassLive’s Mark Daniels about the Patriots OTAs, their wide receiver corps, Alex Van Pelt’s offense, Drake Maye and the QB depth chart, Matthew Judon’s contract talks, Tom Brady’s Hall of Fame ceremony, and more (0:40). Then, Brian answers a listener call, before he and Jamie discuss how the media covers Jayson Tatum and talk about the upcoming NBA Finals (48:00). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Mark Daniels Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with The Ringer’s Michael Pina about the Celtics' playoff run, Al Horford’s throwback performances, Jaylen Brown’s strong play, Celtics hate in the national media, and potential Finals matchups (0:45). Then, Brian and Jamie answer some listener questions on the Celtics and Patriots (46:15). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Michael Pina Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian recaps the Celtics’ clutch Game 4 win in Indiana to sweep the series, sending the C’s back to the NBA Finals, Jaylen Brown winning the ECF Larry Bird MVP Award (0:30), and then he looks back at the past several years to detail how this Celtics team got to the cusp of a championship (21:00). Then, Brian takes some listener calls, before he and Jamie discuss the game and look ahead to the Finals (47:40). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian reacts to the Celtics’ comeback Game 3 win in Indiana, including one of Jayson Tatum’s best playoff performances, some clutch plays from Jrue Holiday down the stretch, Al Horford’s red-hot three point shooting, and more (0:45). Then Brian discusses Kristaps Porzingis’ recovery, and how exactly the Celtics have missed him on the court (33:30). Brian ends by answering some listener calls before he and Jamie offer some final thoughts on the game (40:30). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian recaps the Celtics' dominant Game 2 win over the Pacers, including a 40-point effort from Jaylen Brown, some very welcome lineup changes, an odd Jayson Tatum game, and more (0:45). Then, he chats with Ian Cundall of Sox Prospects about the Red Sox’s season thus far, their impressive outfield play, Tanner Houck’s fantastic season, Raffy Devers’s hot streak, and a look at the Sox’s farm system (32:25). Brian and Jamie end by discussing Game 2, and some NBA media observations (1:20:55) We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Ian Cundall Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with MassLive’s Brian Robb about the Celtics’ crazy Game 1 win, lineup adjustments Joe Mazzulla needs to make, concerns about Al Horford, and more (0:30). Then, Brian and Jamie discuss the All-NBA teams, which did not include Jaylen Brown, the All-Defensive teams, and respond to a few listener emails (29:00). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Brian Robb Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian recaps a wild Celtics overtime win against the Pacers to take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, including the game-saving 3-pointer from Jaylen Brown in the closing seconds of regulation, some incredible guard play from Jrue Holiday and Derrick White, adjustments both teams might make for Game 2, and more (0:30). Then, Brian looks at the Western Conference finals and how the Wolves and Mavs match up, and which team would be an easier opponent for the C's (34:35). He also touches on some Patriots notes, including question marks along the offensive line, and Matthew Judon’s contract situation (44:50). Finally, Brian answers some listener calls on the Celtics, before he and Jamie give some final thoughts on an extremely exciting Game 1 (56:05). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with The Ringer’s Raheem Palmer about the Pacers’ Game 7 win over the Knicks, setting up a Celtics-Pacers Eastern Conference final. They discuss how the teams match up, who will guard Tyrese Haliburton for the C's, Tatum’s postseason performances, and series predictions (0:30). Then, Brian discusses the end of the Bruins' season and how the team moves forward from here (29:40). Brian then talks about some Red Sox notes, including Raffy Devers’s hot streak and another Garrett Whitlock injury (36:45). Brian and Jamie end by chatting about some sports TV broadcasting news and Celtics-Pacers (45:25). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Raheem Palmer Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian chats with Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan about covering the Celtics’ postseason run. Then, they discuss the Patriots’ schedule, what week rookie Drake Maye might start at QB, how the offense will look under offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, the Pats’ other draft picks, and more (0:15). Then, Brian and Jamie answer a couple of listener emails on the Patriots and Celtics (41:30). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Andrew Callahan Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian breaks down the Celtics' win over the Cavs Wednesday night, which sends them to the Eastern Conference finals for the third straight season (0:40). Then, Brian discusses the wild Bruins-Panthers series, which heads to a Game 6 Friday night at the Garden, and whether Jeremy Swayman can continue his otherworldly goaltending (34:25). Finally, Brian and Jamie answer a C's listener call, discuss the Patriots’ newly released schedule, and talk about Jamie’s new baseball newsletter, ‘Now and Then Baseball’ (47:35) We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. Link To 'Now and Then Baseball' - https://jamesmcclellan.substack.com/ The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brian recaps the Celtics game 4 win against a shorthanded Cavaliers team, which featured more stellar play from Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum (0:30). Then, Brian chats with MassLive’s Chris Mason about his Drake Maye profile, which gets into Maye’s family and upbringing (33:40). Brian and Jamie end by discussing Maye some more, and the officiating controversies surrounding the Bruins and the NHL (1:01:30). We want to hear from you! Leave Brian a message on the listener line at 617-396-7172. Or send us your questions for our mailbag at offthepike@gmail.com. The Ringer is committed to responsible gaming. Please visit www.rg-help.com to learn more about the resources and helplines available. Host: Brian Barrett Guest: Chris Mason Producer: Jamie McClellan Additional Production Supervision: Steve Ceruti Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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