// Dan Shaughnessy

Belichick Hates Welker Because Shaughnessy is Off the Patriots Bandwagon

Bill Belichick obviously hates Wes Welker. More like, Dan Shaughnessy obviously will write anything that is contrarian and will get him readers. Shaughnessy has flipped sides on this year’s Patriots team enough times that it’s hard to count. One minute he’s lauding them for miraculous comebacks and the next he’s lambasting them for poor personnel […]

John Lackey: Beer & Fried Chicken Talk “Retarded”

Just when it seems we’re ready to finally move on from last season’s Red Sox collapse, leave it to Dan Shaughnessy and John Lackey to bring us right back. The veteran reporter has always been conscientious, and his column in Tuesday’s Globe about Lackey reflected just that. He likely took note of every single word […]

Sports Media Musings: Shaughnessy’s Column, Twitter Nonsense, Watney Leaving?, ESPN Book Movie?

Oh Danny-boy I have never been one to kill a columnist. No matter how zany their take is, I’ll really let a writer reach before calling them a hack. Mainly because as a columnist you are asked to provoke thought and debate on the reg – and that is easier said then done. I give […]

A Poor Argument at Best: Shaughnessy on Jeter

A case was made at Sports of Boston over the weekend for the Red Sox pursuing New York Yankees’ iconic shortstop Derek Jeter, given the free agent’s unsuccessful contract negotiations with his former team. The argument seems to have gained some sway amongst the Boston sports media, as Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy wrote in […]

Who Makes Up Your “Mt. Rushmore of Hatred?”

Hatred. We all have it, whether we admit it or not. As sports fans, we’re fueled by hatred. There wouldn’t be rivalries if it weren’t for hatred. We wouldn’t get so emotional after big games, win or lose, if it weren’t for hatred of the opponent. This week, two of the world’s most hated athletes […]

Why Youk Whinin’? Shaughnessy Tells Us

After the usual boring intro in which he talks about Billy Mays, Ginsu knives, and goes “Hey look! Kevin Youkilis can play multiple positions,” everyone’s favorite Boston sports columnist breaks out his money quotes… “I’m just annoyed with the media as a whole,” [Youk] said. “People write stuff about players on this team throughout the […]

MLB to Investigate Final Days of Manny Ramirez Era

Manny Ramirez is destroying the ball since joining the L.A. Dodgers, and since having his final two option years dropped. He’s hitting .565 (13-23) with four HRs and nine RBI in six games. All of a sudden his knees don’t hurt. All of a sudden he’s playing hard. All of a sudden…he and Scott Boras […]