Tony Massarotti

WBZFM_Bio_Tony_MassarottiCo-host of afternoon drive from 2-6 p.m. on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Tony Massarotti is a lifelong Bostonian who has been covering sports in Boston for the last two decades.

Twitter: @TonyMassarotti
Facebook: Felger & Mazz

Massarotti worked for the Boston Herald from 1989-2008 and has written for the Boston Globe and

Massarotti has been twice voted by his peers as the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year (2000, 2008) and has authored three books, including the New York Times best-selling memoirs of David Ortiz, entitled “Big Papi.”

A graduate of Waltham High School and Tufts University, he lives in the Boston area with his wife, Natalie, and their two sons.

Danny Amendola makes a catch over Brian Poole of the Atlanta Falcons during overtime of Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Mazz: Breaking Down Tom Brady’s Best Throw Of Super Bowl LI

Tony Massarotti breaks down Tom Brady’s throw to Danny Amendola during overtime of Super Bowl LI – and what it says about Brady’s greatness.


Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Mazz: Let’s Pause To Appreciate Golden Age Of Patriots, Boston Sports

Tony Massarotti takes a step back to acknowledge the incredible run that the Patriots are on.


Tom Brady speaks with the media during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Mazz: Family Challenges Serve As Reminder That Tom Brady Is Human

The challenges facing Tom Brady in his personal life are a reminder that he is, believe it or not, human.


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with running back Dion Lewis after one of his three touchdowns against the Texans in the AFC Divisional Round.(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Mazz: Super Bowl LI Could Be Decided In The Red Zone

Whichever team can run the ball better in the red zone in Super Bowl LI may ultimately prove victorious, and the Patriots have an advantage in this area.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/30/2017

Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates after defeating the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. on Jan. 22, 2017. The Falcons defeated the Packers 44-21.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Super Bowl History Hasn’t Been Kind To Top-Ranked Offenses

As Tony Massarotti points out, in Super Bowls between the NFL’s top-ranked offense and defense, it’s usually the defense that wins out.


Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling (Photos by Ronald Martinez/Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Baseball Hall Of Fame Voting Trends Show Signs That Standards Are Getting Lax

Add it all up and what you get is this: more than half the voters believed there were 10 truly worthy candidates on this year’s ballot. Ten. And that is, in a word, ridiculous.


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, owner Robert Kraft, and head coach Bill Belichick celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 to win Super Bowl XLIX. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Patriots Can’t Let Golden Opportunity For Fifth Super Bowl Slip Away

Another Lombardi Trophy is right there for Brady, Belichick and the Patriots.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/13/2017

Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski.(Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)

Massarotti: Pressure’s On Dombrowski To Deliver Championship In Next Three Seasons

Dave Dombrowski doesn’t like the perception that he too willingly sacrifices prospects, but the history is what it is.

98.5 The Sports Hub–01/05/2017


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