BSMW Retro – Clif Keane, The Original “Poison Pen”

Something I stumbled across while doing a little research for an upcoming post/poll for the site was this 1966 Sports Illustrated article by Frank Deford entitled Lots Of Fun With A Poison Pen. Deford follows and writes about legendary Boston Globe sports columnist Clif Keane in this feature, focusing on Keane as "an irreverent humorist, … Continue reading BSMW Retro – Clif Keane, The Original “Poison Pen”

Remembering Tony Conigliaro the Sportscaster

This is  a guest post from Michael Passanisi. Forty-five years ago this spring, a 19-year old kid from Swampscott made it fun to be a Sox fan again, at least for a few years. Most fans remember that Tony C has passed away, but how many remember his up-and-down broadcast career and the terrible effects of … Continue reading Remembering Tony Conigliaro the Sportscaster

Infamous Moments – McDonough Punches Clayborn

We're back with another installment of infamous moments in Boston sports media history. The relationship between the media and professional athletes has always been an adversarial one. Rarely however, has it gotten physical. On September 9th, 1979, the Patriots had just routed the New York Jets 56-3. These days morning talk show hosts and ESPN … Continue reading Infamous Moments – McDonough Punches Clayborn

Infamous Moments in Boston Sports Media History

Periodically, we're going to look back in Boston Sports Media history and revisit some of the more infamous moments that this group has foisted upon the general public. The left fielder of the Boston Red Sox is a brilliant hitter, with few peers in the history of the game. However, he hasn't always cooperated with … Continue reading Infamous Moments in Boston Sports Media History