Dan Shaughnessy

A member of the Globe staff since 1981, Shaughnessy has been named Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year eleven times and nine times has been voted one of America’s top 10 sports columnists by AP Sports Editors. He has written 12 books, including New York Times Best Seller “Francona”, “The Curse of the Bambino”, and “Senior Year”, and appears on numerous radio and television shows.

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Two teams, one writer, and a legendary year in Boston sports

By , Globe Columnist

1986 was a year of great triumph (Celtics) and excruciating heartbreak (Red Sox), and Dan Shaughnessy witnessed it all.


A cautionary tale about keeping school sports in perspective

By , Globe staff

The big championship game seems like the most important thing in the world at the time — but it isn’t.


Patriots would have been Super Bowl’s biggest story

By , Globe Columnist

Here’s what we’re missing out on with the Kraft-Belichick-Brady trinity absent from the NFL’s top event.


Bill Belichick came a long way from rocky start with Patriots

By , Globe Staff

The Patriots went 5-11 in his first season, 2000, but one year later, they would win their first Super Bowl.