Three columns to check out over lunch:
Curt Schilling goes after Dan Shaughnessy. Again. With great effectiveness.
Gary Andrew Poole with the Columbia Journalism Review has a very interesting piece on how sports writing can recapture its relevance.
Eric Dorval makes the case for Jim Rice’s Hall of Fame candidacy on Examiner.com
And a NESN note:
This Friday is the 30th anniversary of the Bobby Orr Retirement Ceremony when the Bruins raised # 4 to the rafters of the Boston Garden in a pre-game ceremony before an exhibition game against a team from the Soviet Union. The ceremony originally aired on TV 38 on 1/9/1979 and NESN will, for the first time, re-air this half-hour ceremony in its entirety on Saturday, January 10th at 9:00 PM.