I’m not sure why I subjected myself to this, but I took some time to peruse the last 100 columns that Dan Shaughnessy has written.
This 100 columns dates back to October 14, 2013. So in almost exactly 6 months, he’s written 100 columns.
58 are on the Red Sox. Given that they won the World Series at the start of this timeframe and have held spring training and the start of the season since, it’s natural they would get the most mentions, especially when you consider special editions for the World Series Champions and Season Previews. Still, that’s a lot. Of the 58, 37 were positive or mostly positive. 11 were neutral. 10 were negative or negative/neutral.
20 are on the Patriots. Of those, I deemed 12 to be completely negative. 4 were neutral, 2 were positive. 1 was stupid. (The 12/10/13 parody of how the Patriots could be Super Bowl champs.) and 1 was negative/positive – the Darrelle Revis signing column where he lauded the move, but still took all his usual shots.
5 were “thoughts” columns. I was actually surprised there weren’t more of these.
4 were on Harvard during the NCAA tournament, and his transparent attempt to make Tommy Amaker the next Boston College coach.
2 were on the Celtics
2 on the Super Bowl
2 on general NFL topics
1 on the Texans (victory lap)
1 on the Orioles
1 on UMass
1 on MLB HoF voting
1 on himself (Write not Root)
1 on the Seahawks (Marshawn Lynch and not talking to the media, really)
1 on High School athletics
0 were on the Bruins. (Bruins fans probably prefer it that way.)
The full list: