I need your help. Again.
Especially you old-timers.
I’d like to create a list of the best all-time sports columnists here in Boston. The list of potential names is impressive, but who is the best of the best? Who represents the pantheon of Boston sports columnists?
Some potential names you might consider…and this is by no means a complete list. I really need more suggestions, in fact.
- Clif Keane – Boston Globe
- Larry Claflin – Boston Record/American/Herald
- Harold Kaese – Boston Transcript
- Austen ‘‘Duke’’ Lake – Boston American
- Bob Ryan – Boston Globe
- Will McDonough – Boston Globe
- Tim Horgan – Boston Herald
- Dave Egan – Boston Record
- Dan Shaughnessy – Boston Globe
- Ray Fitzgerald – Boston Globe
- Leigh Montville – Boston Globe
- Joe Haggerty – Woburn Daily Times
The list is sort of subjective, so I didn’t include Peter Gammons, as I think of him more as a baseball writer than a general columnist, while Will McDonough did mainly focus on football, but wrote columns about all sports as well, so he’s on the list. Maybe you have your reasons for putting Gammons on the list. Maybe Tim Horgan doesn’t deserve to be considered, so don’t include him, there are no rules here other than they need to be the best.
What I’d like you do is place a comment below in which you list your top three Boston sports columnists of all-time. I’ll use that feedback to compile another list, from which we’ll vote on the all-time best.
Here’s my list, which are all guys I’ve actually read: Fitzgerald (You need this book.) Montville and Ryan.
Feel free to include any stories or reasons why you feel the way you do about your list.
I’ll also have a prize for a random commenter in this list, but I haven’t picked out what it will be yet. (Businesses: Want to donate a prize and get mentioned? Send me an email.)