Re: Dan Shaughnessy: DId you really have to do this ??
posted at 1/8/2013 11:57 PM EST
Shaughnessy is a jerk...always has been. But, this little controversy gave him what he craves...attention: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2013/01/arian-foster-reacts-to-boston-globe-column/
Here are some spot on comments to the above article in the Houston Cronicle, from Patriots' fans:
1.) Texans fans should know that Shaugnessy is notorious for his hatred of the Patriot organization and he does evrything he can to make trouble for them. He is totally in the tank for Larry Lucchino of the Red Sox. Prior to the current Red Sox ownership he tormented Red Sox fans with his bs books about "The Curse of the Bambino" which he made a lot of money off. He isnt happy if he isnt making some sports fan somewhere miserable. This column is a 'twofer' he pisses off Houston fans for his denigration of a 12-4 team in the NFL and he aggravates Patriot fans who know he is being sarcastic and really wants the Patriots to lose because he has a personal beef with both Belicheck and Kraft because they dont give him stories. It is always about Shaugnessy when he rights his columns. See Woody paige for a similiar reporter in Denver. This guy is hatred throughou New England for his bs negatve stories. His only agenda is himself. He enjoys ridiculing fans and teams for his own amusement. The recently retired Bob Ryan is a much better reporter/columnist;
2.) Long time resident of New England here. I do understand how frustrating it must be to read what the Boston Globe columnist had to say, but I assure you, that this columnist is known for his unreasonable and over the top opinions. I don't know why they keep him. He does NOT represent the Patriot's coach, team or fans. Sure there are always a few who are braggards, arrogant, disrespectful, but hopefully they are in the minority in all our fan bases. Bill Belichick himself has said, the last game has nothing to do with this one. The Texans will be a different team to play and so will we. We might win the game, we might lose the game, but for me anyway, playing your best and learning something from the game regardless counts the most. AND being respectful and good sports;
3.) How Silly!!! Bullitin board material?? Really!!!! A Baffoon writer from New England that hates the Patriots writes dribble and Arian Foster has to post it on the locker room wall and tweet for motivation??? If that's what the Texans need to win on Sunday...Houston, You got a big problem. I, along with many others, stopped reading the Globe years ago. I learned about this article via link from the Houston Chronicle. Shaughnessy writes to draw attention to himself and you just gave it to him. Thanks alot. New Englanders have ignored him for a long time now. Shaugnhnessy, hates the Patriots and he is doing everything he can to have America hate the Patriots as well;
4.) How does a sportswriters story become bulletin board material? Really shows Foster as post season neophyte. What is ironic is that Belichick and Patriots dont even know who Shaughnessy, could care less...How about this for bulleting board material...in advance of 2001 AFC title game Cowher tells his Steelers to book hotels in New Orleans...Pats use this to launch dynasty;
5.) I am a lifelong Pats fan. Dan Shaughnessy has always hated the Patriots. No question whatsoever he wrote that expressly to give the Texans additional motivation. Yes he writes for the Boston Globe, but trust me...he's rooting for the Texans. Any Boston Sports fan will confirm that. The best day is his life was when the Giants ruined the perfect season with the helmet-catch.