Shank's CNN / SI column sets up the next round of the NBA playoffs, as the Celtics wait for the Heat to finish their series with the Sixers. Semi-lame Buffalo Springfield lyric quotes aside, Shank writes a compelling column on what to expect for this series.
Since his last two Globe columns were much further south of 'compelling', this column stands out as anomalous. I'm pretty sure I've raised the "Shank has pictures of someone in the Globe in a rather bad situation" as the standard explanation here (that, or the Chief), but nothing explains the long standing nature of this divergence. I thought that his CNN / SI and Globe columns would converge into some vortex of suck, but that hasn't happened yet, and probably won't. I have to think through some theories (i.e., that he cares about CNN / SI and not the Globe), but your theories are welcome.