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Boston Herald Football Writer & ESPN Radio Boston Personality Joins Gary Tanguay

BURLINGTON, MA ­– As a self described impartial observer of the Boston sports scene, Mike Felger revels in his ability to play devil’s advocate and singe local sports fans for their unabashed homerism. Felger has been bringing that attitude to the Boston sports scene for nearly 20 years and starting tonight he’ll be bringing it as the official co-host of Comcast SportsNet’s Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight.

Felger, the lead football writer at the Boston Herald and afternoon host on ESPN Radio Boston, has been a regular Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight contributor and fill-in host since 2002. Felger will co-host Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight with long-time Comcast SportsNet personality Gary Tanguay. Felger replaces Greg Dickerson, who was named Comcast SportsNet’s full-time Celtics courtside reporter at the beginning of the 2007-08 Celtics season.

“I think you can inspire love and hate simultaneously in sports fans by simply being objective. I think it’s important that if criticism is warranted, you don’t ignore the home teams. Hopefully, that’s what I bring to the table,” said Felger. “In case viewers hadn’t noticed, I’ve been sitting in those chairs a lot and the beauty of this is there will be no prep time for me. No adjustment period. Gary is a pro, we know how to work together and there’s plenty to talk about. We’ll keep this show rolling.”

As co-hosts, Tanguay and Felger will analyze and debate the top local sports stories of the day with a regular rotation of Boston beat writers, columnists, sports personalities and athletes. Tanguay and Felger will also anchor Comcast SportsNet’s coverage of major Boston sports events, including the Patriots potential trip to another Super Bowl and the opening week of Red Sox Spring Training. During football season, Felger will continue to file his 4 Downs with Felger report.

“I love working with Felger because he brings intensity to every show,” said Tanguay. “Sports Tonight is about having an opinion and if Felger is anything, he is opinionated. He always has something to say, even if his opinion is wrong.”

Felger, a Milwaukee native, is a graduate of Boston University and covered the Boston Bruins (1997-98) and the New England Patriots (1999-present) for the Boston Herald. Felger has been a regular guest on Boston sports television and radio since 2000, and began hosting his own afternoon show on ESPN Radio Boston in 2004.


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