Tuesday, January 05, 2010
SHAUGNESSY AWARD FOR WORST SPORTSWRITER OF THE DECADE
Well, the obvious winner of the Shaughnessy Award for the 2000s is the one and only Dan Shaughnessy. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of SpyGate related candidates, and countless national pundits out there who deserve this dishonor. But in this ubersuccesful decade in Boston sports, the most miserable of the now defunct
Fellowship of the Miserable (Shaughnessy) deserves this award more than anyone.
In recent memory, the two worst things Shaughnessy's concocted are his criticism of the eventual-NBA-Champion Celtics for not sweeping the Atlanta Hawks. And earlier this year, he ripped Tom Brady for paparazzi photos of him being fed by Gisele, as if that were a horrible offense.
He just tries to stir the pot. He poisons the newfound positivity in this town in an effort to survive. He's a pest that feeds off negative energy.