Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Monday, February 08, 2016
What we are watching confirms that the Patriots blew a golden opportunity to win the Super Bowl.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Nineteen eighty-six. Thirty years ago. The first Boston Sports Renaissance.I can't wait to hear this column again Tuesday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub - riveting radio!
Those were heady days here in the Globe sports department. And in the Shaughnessy household.
I got to cover, and travel with, two of the most exciting teams in the history of our town. Every day. The 1985-86 world champion Boston Celtics, a.k.a. the greatest NBA team of all time; and the 1986 Red Sox, the team that came closer than any team in baseball history to winning a World Series without actually winning the World Series.
I’m the dope who quit the Celtics beat and opted to follow the Red Sox instead. And I owe it all to Hall of Famers Peter Gammons and Bob Ryan, the two greatest baseball and basketball writers, respectively, who ever lived.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Two columns a week, a radio appearance, grueling one mile runs, going to concerts - how does he maintain this frantic pace?
UPDATE AT 2:30 PM:
Looks like Shank was indeed there:
@kirkmin We just parked next to your BFF Shaughnessy outside the Garden. Hope he's sitting right next to you! ;) Bruuuuuuuuuce!!!— melaniezombik(@mzombik) February 4, 2016
Just ruined my night. https://t.co/0h7np7rEj3— Kirk Minihane(@kirkmin) February 4, 2016
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Sunday Afternoon Movie Of The Week For Browns FansShank's Curse of the Bambino - still winning rave reviews after all these years!
Spotlight, which is a good movie EXCEPT for a scene at the beginning where Michael Keaton sees that Liev Schreiber is reading Shank’s Curse of the Bambino because Schreiber is new to Boston and is trying to UNDERSTAND THE CULCHAH OF SAWXLAND NATION. And then Keaton is like, “Hey, that’s a great fackin’ book!” Bullshit. All lies. How can I trust the rest of the movie when it starts out like that? Also, by law, any movie set in Boston must include the words THIS TOWN spoken by at least nine different characters. THIS TOWN… it’s nawt like othah fackin’ towns!
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
High school basketball tournaments start later this month. Championships will be won and lost. Memories to last a lifetime — good and bad memories — will be made.What Shank basketball column isn't complete without a Larry Bird sighting?
This is about a championship lost. And a bad moment for a good kid.
Let’s go back to the 1970s, and Larry Bird and his high school teammate, Beezer Carnes. Beezer’s missed free throws knocked Spring Valley out of the prestigious Indiana high school basketball tournament 42 years ago. In a conversation with Dan Patrick last year, Bird said, “The dream was to be good enough to play against the big schools. Unfortunately, I played with a kid who kept missing free throws and we didn’t get there.’’
When Patrick followed by asking, “You’re not over it, are you?,’’ Bird snapped, “Never. It was a big loss. I was at a party about two years ago and this lady in her 70s looked at my friend and said, ‘What are you doing here? After missing those free throws back in ’74, you shouldn’t even show your face.’ ’’
Which brings us to Steve Hazard, my former Groton High School teammate who made a mistake in a big game 43 years ago and was never the same after it happened.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
On today with @ZoandBertrand from 11-1. We still haven't gotten over the fact that we are not in SF for Super Bowl. We never let stuff go.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) February 2, 2016
One year ago today Pete Carroll made the dumbest decision in sports history and the Patriots won the Super Bowl.— Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) February 1, 2016