May 28, 2012
MIAMI - Close your eyes, people.
This might be bad.
Waaaahhhhh! A typical Shaughnessy negativo opinion. Just when the Celts manage to overcome the odds against them ole Dan comes out to give them the tar and feathering they deserve..right Dan? Now that they have made it to the conference finals it's time to trash the old men and the wild kid. Right? Too old, too broken to meet the mighty Heat which by the way the Celts managed to handle pretty handily during the season. But now it's the playoffs and "Grand Dan" has given the last rights. Whoa is us. Give us a break will ya Dan? This team has shown..through 2 contests now with teams that were "younger and more athletic" that they can get it done when they put their collective minds and souls to the task. I disagree with "dangerous Dan's" down on them attitude and think the Celts can beat Miami. And I would be willing to bet the Celtics agree with me.
This current season: Celtics 3 Wins, 1 loss to Miami. 'Nuff said.
Go away, Shag. Were you this unbearable as a child, too? Likely, you were the kid who burst all the balloons at birthday parties, kicked sand onto little girls at the beach as they ate their snacks, and tore out pages in the best library books at school.
Beyond perceived reality, sports is also about hope. Take your reality and stuff it.
And this is what Shaughnessy had to say in his column on 01/02/12:
"...count me as a guy with zero faith in the immediate future of the 2011-12 Patriots. These guys aren't going anywhere near Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Something bad is going to happen at Gillette Stadium before this month is over."
Celts were painful in this last series. 4 - 2, Miami, sorry to agree.
I love this Celtics team so I wish I could disagree with this column but I can't. Maybe the Celts would stand a chance if Ray Allen weren't hobbled, but he is. The one slight slight glimmer of hope I'm holding onto is this: Lebron does his usual choke and Rondo, Garnett, Pierce, and Brandon Bass play four games of gutsy, physical basketball with the basketball gods smiling down on them so their shots go in. I think if the Celtics have any miniscule chance of winning this series Brandon Bass has to dig deep, maybe stop thinking so much and play well. I can't believe I just said that, either. Go Celts!
Great bulletin board material. Doc should post this on the front of every Celtic player's locker. Then, if by some chance the Celtics win this series, Dan can go into hiding while the Heat seek him out.
Lebron rode South but his mother rode West.
Some day maybe you'll learn to be realistic without being mean-spirited at the same time Dan.
Was that Paul Pierce I saw at the social Security office the other day?
March 26, 2011 on CBS Sports: "The Red Sox season is not going to end tonight. They live to play another day." Dan Shaughnessy. This column is just Shaughnessy's effort to get the Celts past the Heat. Good luck.
Yeah, you're right; this is going to be some seriously ugly basketball and the Celtics are going to be on the losing end of it. Almost the worst thing is that there will be snatches of great play -- maybe three or four minutes in the second quarter of game one, say, or a closing flurry to turn a 15-point loss in game two into only a 4-point loss -- that will make it look like we have a puncher's chance at winning. Nah.
Unless Rondo starts throwing 25-15-15-12 QUAD doubles for four out of seven games, it ends here. As Ryan says, though, it wasn't a bad three year plan.
He's turning into the last days of Michael Madden, isn't he? Nasty, just nasty.
What, no Secretariat at the Belmont reference? Throw that in and the Celtics would be locks to make the Finals!
The Morgan Freeman Five? Wow, Shaughnessy. That's a rather not-even-closely-veiled racist comment. I cannot believe the Boston Globe editors allowed you to write that piece of garbage, you miserable cretin.
Just for a giggle: "It's OK to say it. Don't worry about jinxing them. The 2005 Red Sox are going to win the American League East. By a landslide. Come late September, this is going to look like Secretariat at the Belmont in 1973." --- Dan Shaughnessy, Jun 26, 2005.
I feel better already.
"Miserable cretin," Chaiah? I read this column, too. Miserable cretinous half-life is more like it. This was a no-guts column. I hope the Celts make a series of it just to shut Carrot Top up for a while so he stops writing about basketball. Maybe he can be sent away early to cover the Olympics.
Of course I meant September 26, 2011 (not March 26).
What possible sick pleasure do you take, Shaughnessy, in penning a piece of pithy garbage like this ? I don't know why I am surprised; perhaps because you are actually capable of some above average insight, on occasion, or used to be --- more and more infrequently though. The only explanation I can come up is your heart is gone. What heart you had is gone and dead. If you had one, it would have occurred to you that this is the playoffs, a time when any reasonable fan wants their team to win, and you realize you have been lucky to have this team in your own town. Here is what the great Shaughnessy might have headlined about his own performance in this sad little piece ' SHAUGHNESSY, WHO USED TO CARE ABOUT SPORTS YEARS AGO, PENS ANOTHER NASTY LITTLE MEDIOCRE PIECE WHILE COMPLAINING ABOUT SUNBURN ' . . . but keeps his paycheck coming . . . ' Go home, Shaugnessy, you're a heartless coward, and the city doesn't need you any more . . .
"The party is over for the Morgan Freeman Five". This is a racist comment, but will the Globe do anything to their fair hair Columnist!
Interesting fact - Shaughnessy is actually the love child of the country's first same-sex marriage, Debbie Downer and Negative Nancy.
Here are some emails between myself and Mr. Sullivan - an editor at the Globe (read from bottom email to top):
Well, apparently I wasn't the only one who considered it racist, I don't care what his intent was. He could have made a reference to Methuselah if he was referencing the age of the Celtics roster. Instead, he referred to a specific black actor and the Celtics starting 5 are, indeed, black, aren't they? Dan's not a comedian (although his writings could be content for one) and should leave that to those who are. His intent is not relevant. What is is how it was perceived - and it was perceived by myself and many others as being a racially toned remark. I am, also, appalled that neither you nor any of your staff failed to even consider that the remark might be rather offensive.
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 10:07 AM, Sullivan, Joseph T wrote:
In talking to Dan about this his intent was to make a joke about the age of the Celtics roster. I'm not sure how you interpret that as racist.
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 10:37 PM
To: Sullivan, Joseph T
Subject: Dan Shaughnessy - http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2012/05/27/celtics-don-have-much-chance-against-heat/KTykny53wCR8YpKyQegGSO/discuss.html#comments
Dear Mr. Sullivan,
I am extremely disappointed in your allowing Dan Shaughnessy's comment regarding the "Morgan Freeman Five" to pass the editing process. That remark was nothing short of racist and there were ways to say that the Celtics are aging than to bring race into it. This was a despicable comment for Shaughnessy to make and for the Boston Globe to allow. If you check the comments from the article, you will see that I am not the only one who thought Shaughnessy was out of line. He needs to make an apology and the Boston Globe needs to tell its readers/subscribers that it failed in allowing that story to be printed. The Globe's sports editors should be ashamed of themselves.
PS - I, originally, hail from New Hampshire and am a New England girl at heart.