"Do you want coverage or celebration? Do you want subjective commentary and analysis, or do you just want writer/fans rooting for the local teams to win?"
That's what The CHB writes today.
So many things wrong with that single statement?
First, it's a false equivalency. Fans want all of it, and in appropriate doses.
But let's remind readers that Shank offers only snarky commentary, and no analysis. Consider this past week's "efforts," when over the span of 24 hours he went from calling the Patriots Super Bowl bound to "laughable."
"I don’t care if they win. I don’t care if they lose. I love sports. I
love football. I love the story. The story can be great, win or lose.
But I am not emotional about the outcome."
Absolutely, irrefutably untrue. One needs only look vitriol he's spewed at players, managers, executives and yes, fans (including in today's column) over the years to recognize that 1) he is emotional, and about everything and 2) he roots for an outcome. And no, sometimes it's for the home team to lose, and that's in part what readers (if there are any left) both recognize and despise.
Today shows The CHB at his most defensive. It's the same column he writes roughly once per year. The fans don't know dick: That's the one thing he never flips on.
Dan, we don't care what you think. We don't care how you feel. We just want you to go away. John Henry, give us an early Christmas present.