Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday. The CHB writes so much about Larry Bigbie these days that on those rare instances when he changes topic I sometimes miss it.
Then again, did I really miss anything?
Yesterday's column was a rambler (get it?) about Detroit, host city to the Super Bowl this year. Characteristically, Shaughnessy's first piece of the Super Bowl week is on the city itself. He also did that last year, and the year before, and well, you get the picture.
So Dan gives us a mini lesson on what Detroit is famous for: Henry Ford and the Pistons and Bob Seger and the Temptations and Rosa Parks and Stroh's Beer and Lionel Trains and one time at band camp ... it just goes on and on like this. I'm not making this up; that's the column!
Why Globe Sports Editor Joe Sullivan sends Shaughnessy to cover football, a sport he knows even less about than field hockey, is anyone's guess. But since Shaughnessy writes about everything but the game, I guess that's a moot point.
The biggest shock is that The CHB managed to raise the ghost of Mark Fidrych without mentioning that he pitched a few games for the Red Sox. I guess we should be glad for that.
On to today's lesson: Seahawks linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski went to Harvard and has an alcoholic father. That he made it to the bigtime is heartwarming and all, kind of like a East Coast Rudy. That's about it, though. (And it reminds of his piece on Joe Jurevicius on Jan. 23, 2003, prior to the Bucs-Raiders Super Bowl.)
Reading him, you'd almost forget the biggest game of the football season takes place Sunday.