Dan Shaughnessy Has Been Writing The Same Soccer Column For 25 Years

Legendary old school troll Dan Shaughnessy has a real strong take in today's Boston Globe about how soccer sucks. There is no way, he says, that the overbearing Futbol Moonies will make him feel guilty for disliking the sport. Further, he says, it will never catch on in America, not least because there's no sense of… » 6/22/14 12:32pm 6/22/14 12:32pm

MLB.com Gave Red Sox Owner A Byline To Respond To Dan Shaughnessy

Well, this is ... interesting. MLB.com published a column this afternoon that takes the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy to task for filling precious newspaper space by creating accusations of PED usage for David Ortiz to deny. The author of that MLB.com column? None other than Tom Werner, the Red Sox chairman: » 5/10/13 7:18pm 5/10/13 7:18pm

Arian Foster Took Special Exception To Dan Shaughnessy's Especially…

There's a good case to be made that the Patriots face an easy road to the AFC championship game. In recent weeks the Texans have looked less like the team that gored the league for the better part of the last two years and more like the reliably .500 team they were early in Gary Kubiak's tenure. As the regular season… » 1/07/13 2:20pm 1/07/13 2:20pm

Are You A Boston Globe Columnist Starved For Attention? Try Some…

If you're writing a column with an inarguable premise—e.g. fans shouldn't cheer after injuries—you might find yourself wanting for a little more reaction. How about an unprovoked shot at bloggers? » 10/11/12 5:10pm 10/11/12 5:10pm

Now these statements are obvious drivel, but they create an interesting hypothetical: would you rather live in a…

Two Games In And The Boston Red Sox Are Being Compared To The Titanic

Oh, this is delicious. The usually level-headed and sane Dan Shaughnessy had a few things to say following the absolute drubbing of the Red Sox by the Detroit Tigers yesterday. This one had it all. An already-short-with-the-media Bobby Valentine, continued Josh Beckett injury speculation and Shaughnessy's signature… » 4/08/12 1:09pm 4/08/12 1:09pm

Dan Shaughnessy's Son Arrested For Assaulting Cops, Being…

Sam Shaughnessy, who as a star outfielder in high school was the subject of father Dan's book Senior Year, then played a year of college ball at BC, was arrested last Friday in Brookline, Mass. The charges: disorderly conduct, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest. » 12/13/11 4:50pm 12/13/11 4:50pm

Dan Shaughnessy, At Approximately 10 P.M. Wednesday: "The Red Sox…

Here's Dan Shaughnessy, during last night's rain delay, with the Sox leading the Orioles 3-2 and the Yankees leading the Rays 7-0: "I think the Rays are not going to win tonight. I think that's the one thing that we've eliminated tonight is that the Red Sox season is not going to end tonight. They live to play… » 9/29/11 11:08am 9/29/11 11:08am

We Remind You Once Again That Dan Shaughnessy Is Putrid

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Find more of Drew's stuff at KSK or on Twitter. Buy Drew's new book, The Postmortal, through here. Email the Funbag here. Today, we're smells, toilet paper, gin, and more. Shaugnessy photo by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy. » 9/27/11 2:20pm 9/27/11 2:20pm

Dan Shaughnessy Wants The Red Sox Barred From The Playoffs Even If They…

Here's the CHB: "How about banishing the 2011 Red Sox from postseason play on the grounds of horsebleep play for the entire month of September? » 9/23/11 12:50pm 9/23/11 12:50pm

Dan Shaughnessy Is Awful

I'd be remiss if I didn't point out this execrable column from Dan Shaughnessy that ran on SI's website earlier this week, and is yet another triumph of idiotic Boston provincialism. » 1/07/11 3:30pm 1/07/11 3:30pm

Lone, Courageous Voice Rises In Praise Of Boston Sports

National columnist Lil' Dan O'Shaughnessy introduces us to a sleepy Northeastern burg that you probably don't know the name of, but actually has several professional sports franchises! (Ergo, they are also the best.) Oh, brother.... [SI] » 4/19/10 3:30pm 4/19/10 3:30pm

Are You A Racist If You Root For Cornell?

Dan Shaughnessy, wrote a boring little filler column about why Cornell is better than Kentucky. Matt Jones, who covers Kentucky, says that attitude is elitist and racist. So who is the most wrong here? WRITER FIGHT! » 3/25/10 3:30pm 3/25/10 3:30pm

Dan Shaughnessy Doesn't Like It When Tom Brady Cuddles

After photos of Tom Brady's romantic weekend surfaced on the web, many people pointed, laughed, and then moved on. Except Boston Globe writer Dan Shaughnessy. He seems permanently scarred. » 1/28/09 11:50am 1/28/09 11:50am

Dan Shaughnessy Needs Your Help!

A couple of months ago, everybody's favorite Curly Haired Boyfriend — credit to Simmons: No nasty emails please, Bill! — Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy release a memoir about his son's senior year of high school baseball. Whatever your thoughts on this — and we suspect you have some — the book has received… » 7/09/07 4:55pm 7/09/07 4:55pm

The Matsuzaka Has Landed

Well, the world of Red Sox fans can breathe a sliver easier this morning; Daisuke Matsuzaka has signed his (reasonable, really) deal and is now officially a target of the Boston faithful. We find it amusing that one of the first things he had to do when his plane landed was undergo a physical; turning his head and… » 12/14/06 10:30am 12/14/06 10:30am