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Sunday, February 24, 2008

What the hell?

Seriously, what the hell is he thinking? Is it time for an exorcism?

The one omission in today's column....Suddenly it's clear, the devil took over the Boston Globe sports department some 20 years ago and left his spawn at the keyboard leaving us all to suffer.


Otherwise, I won't dignify this inane rubbish.

25 comments:

ars6091 said...
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ars6091 said...

read the headline, read the first sentence, that was enough for me. I think "Bad Hair" has gone insane.

Roger Bournival said...

Well, I really can't argue the song selection, given the tone of the article. I had to stop about halfway through (the section on Red Auerbach).

Two of the best all-time trades (for the Celtics, anyway) in NBA history, and he ascribes them to satanic influence? I hope this is a parody, or Dan is hopelessly batsh*t insane.

paul said...

Yeah, Shank, I'm sure the Pats having film of the other teams defensive signals allow the Pats to win two Super Bowls with last second field goals and one with a last minute interception. If the Pats knew the other teams signals, why didn't they blow out the Rams, Panthers and Eagles?

The practice of filming the other teams signals is allowed by the NFL but they can't do it from the sidelines. No other teams are coming forward saying that they do it too is because they don't want to get whacked with the loss of a 1st round draft pick.

Shank has no hard evidence against BB yet he basically calls him the son of Satan (this is par for the course for the New York Times and it's affiliates lately. A disturbing trend). Wow, now you'll never get that big interview with the hall of fame coach in Foxboro.

And what about Shank's deal with the Devil? You know the one that let him profit off of the sad-sack, lovable loser Red Sox?

The Omnipotent Q said...

There have been times when I thought Shaughnessy couldn't write anything more stupid. But Dan always finds a way to top himself.

He must be very bored to write something so moronic as this. I'd be ashamed to put my name on such drivel.

Anonymous said...

The Boston Globe are run by socialist, Liberal communists...and that includes the Sports department. I have a smile on my face every time red ink spills at the Globe, or grenades get lobbed at parent company NYT. There is no greater joy than knowing that the Boston Globe is losing money and laying off people. Today's Shank article and the spiteful piece on the Pats' coach in the Globe Magazine clearly points out that the newspaper hates Boston sports in the same way that the newspaper as a whole hates America.

dbvader said...

At least he tried. Recent columns have been a bunch of quotes mixed with inane references or more random attacks on Schilling.

mike_b1 said...

At least the Globe finally used his real photo.

Monkeesfan said...

Shank as Lucifer? Shank looks more like the other Cylon IL, Specter, than Lucifer - Lucifer was the smart one, Specter was the dope.

So Shank appears to take seriously the walkthrough story against the Patriots, despite the complete lack of corroboration for the story, the lack of credibility in the one witness to it (Matt Walsh), and the implausibility inherent in the scenario (anyone trying to tape a walkthrough would be stopped by NFL or team or stadium security).

And Shank just loves that Curse Of The Bambino - he's gotta get his pounds of flesh for that one.

So what does Shank think about Terry Francona's contract extention that got signed this weekend? Is he happy?

Monkeesfan said...

BTW Shank, since you're into Rolling Stones tunes - have you seen your mother, baby, standing in the shadows?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Monkeesfan.

Would that be Senator Spector? ;-)

Anonymous said...

How Ironic, everyone here HATES Shank but they read him religiously....interesting...VERY interesting

Anonymous said...

I don't read him. I just read this blog to find out what stupid thing he's done now.

dbvader said...

anon 3:52,

Check you dictionary.

Like I said before, the column shows some effort; in then end, good premise, poor execution. He shoves a bunch of Curse nonsense and more of the same Red anecdotes that Shank has been trotting out for the last few years into the column.

The premise doesn't even hold. The Red Sox are aided by the Devil to get Ruth but six years later the Devil abandons them, then, suddenly he reappears for 2004? The Patriots make a deal for four years, but he is no longer around when the Patriots allegedly cheat?

Dan started with a premise and then could not make it work. I sure hope that he didn't spend the last week thinking up this awful column.

Anonymous said...

Hey, cut the guy some slack. Who hasn't had a few too many beers and done something stupid?

Your pal,

Tim

Anonymous said...

The reason why Shaughnessy writes what he writes and does what he does is because the Globe doesn't have an Ombudsman...or at least one that focuses on sports. In the end, why would a newspaper run and staffed by haughty elites even bother with an Ombudsman in the first place? You cannot be wrong if no one is there to tell you that you are.

ObjectiveBruce said...

NY Times Co. fourth quarter profits from operations, including the Boston Globe:

$53,000,000.

I must say I found the Sunday column disappointing, especially after the excellent John Henry piece.

But... heeeere we go with another round of nonsense from people just off the short bus who took the 'curse' literally, think that the columnist wanted the Red Sox to lose to sell more copies of a book, and will now think he has seriously raised the issue of satanic influence in local sports.

sportsreporter16 said...

I got it! I got it!

It's simply a matter of "Dan's Inferno!"

Psychologically immobilized because NOBODY will talk to him any longer -- including his cohorts at the Boston Globe -- ol' Danny Boy has finally gone 'round the bend!

Hoo-ah!

dbvader said...

Christ, you're annoying OB. More of you being purposefully obtuse. Nobody is reading the article as literal. But as in any work of satire, there must be an internal logic and relationship to actual events. There is no internal logic and Dan brought up tired, untrue accusations.

Anonymous said...

Serious? No.

Unbelievably stupid? Yes.

Stupid is worse.

Monkeesfan said...

Bruce, the NY Times profit stat isn't believeable and neither is the rest of your post. The fact is that Shank wants them to lose so he can sell more books, and that he would write a piece mixing a Rolling Stones tune into Boston sports to make some points that aren't worth making shows how pathetic a writer he is.

Anonymous said...

Actually the NYT profit stat is believable. After all, it is yet another one of those things that demonstrates that Obtuse Bruce works for the Globe.

Anonymous said...

After reading that column all I can say is "huh"?

I can't believe this nonsense got past the sports editor. Seriously, I've read more coherent rantings from Ted Kaczynski and Charles Manson!

Anonymous said...

What's with this "ObjectiveBruce" clown?...is he some kind of Shank RumpSwab?

Chris said...

OB is to this site what the Ombudsman is to the Boston Globe: a guy who wags his finger and says stuff like, 'You ought not say things like that.' Of course, neither OB nor the Globe's Ombudsman have any effect whatsoever. It's all ceremonial.