This survey is closed. Votes are no longer accepted.


3. 2006 BSMW User Poll - Newspaper and Internet
   
1635 votes total

 Who is the best local print columnist?
 
  Howard Bryant, Formerly of the Boston Herald (30) 2%
  Steve Buckley, Boston Herald (45) 3%
  Bill Burt, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune (5) 0%
  Gerry Callahan, Boston Herald (67) 5%
  Jim Donaldson, Providence Journal (10) 1%
  Karen Guregian, Boston Herald (14) 1%
  Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant (8) 1%
  Jackie MacMullan, Boston Globe (191) 13%
  Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald (152) 10%
  Lenny Megliola, Metrowest Daily News (13) 1%
  Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal (17) 1%
  Bob Ryan, Boston Globe (758) 52%
  Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe (57) 4%
  Buddy Thomas, The Standard Times (3) 0%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (84) 6%
 
 Who is the worst local print columnist?
 
  Howard Bryant, Formerly of the Boston Herald (47) 3%
  Steve Buckley, Boston Herald (120) 8%
  Bill Burt, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune (53) 4%
  Gerry Callahan, Boston Herald (143) 10%
  Jim Donaldson, Providence Journal (94) 7%
  Karen Guregian, Boston Herald (23) 2%
  Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant (10) 1%
  Jackie MacMullan, Boston Globe (13) 1%
  Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald (14) 1%
  Lenny Megliola, Metrowest Daily News (17) 1%
  Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal (7) 0%
  Bob Ryan, Boston Globe (24) 2%
  Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe (687) 48%
  Buddy Thomas, The Standard Times (52) 4%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (135) 9%
 
 Who is the best local baseball beat writer?
 
  David Borges, Pawtucket Times (83) 6%
  Rob Bradford, Lawrence Eagle Tribune (182) 13%
  Mike Fine, Patriot Ledger (30) 2%
  Alan Greenwood, Nashua Telegraph (12) 1%
  David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant (38) 3%
  Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald (139) 10%
  Steven Krasner, Providence Journal (44) 3%
  Michael Silverman, Boston Herald (226) 16%
  Chris Snow, Boston Globe (544) 38%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (145) 10%
 
 Who is the worst local baseball beat writer?
 
  David Borges, Pawtucket Times (50) 4%
  Rob Bradford, Lawrence Eagle Tribune (27) 2%
  Mike Fine, Patriot Ledger (31) 2%
  Alan Greenwood, Nashua Telegraph (49) 4%
  David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant (30) 2%
  Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald (65) 5%
  Steven Krasner, Providence Journal (19) 1%
  Michael Silverman, Boston Herald (55) 4%
  Chris Snow, Boston Globe (81) 6%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (950) 70%
 
 Who is the best local football beat writer?
 
  Ian M. Clark, Manchester Union Leader (9) 1%
  Tom E. Curran, Providence Journal (264) 19%
  Michael Felger, Boston Herald (399) 29%
  Alan Greenberg, Hartford Courant (22) 2%
  Tom King, Nashua Telegraph (9) 1%
  Eric McHugh, Patriot-Ledger (8) 1%
  Michael Parente, Pawtucket Times (8) 1%
  Dan Pires, New Bedford Standard Times (21) 2%
  Mike Reiss, Boston Globe (486) 35%
  Jerome Solomon, Boston Globe (37) 3%
  John Tomase, Boston Herald (37) 3%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (97) 7%
 
 Who is the worst local football beat writer?
 
  Ian M. Clark, Manchester Union Leader (20) 1%
  Tom E. Curran, Providence Journal (36) 3%
  Michael Felger, Boston Herald (118) 9%
  Alan Greenberg, Hartford Courant (45) 3%
  Tom King, Nashua Telegraph (22) 2%
  Eric McHugh, Patriot-Ledger (10) 1%
  Michael Parente, Pawtucket Times (15) 1%
  Dan Pires, New Bedford Standard Times (26) 2%
  Mike Reiss, Boston Globe (26) 2%
  Jerome Solomon, Boston Globe (140) 10%
  John Tomase, Boston Herald (197) 15%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (687) 51%
 
 Who is the best local basketball beat writer?
 
  Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald (437) 33%
  Mike Fine, Patriot-Ledger (64) 5%
  Michael Muldoon, Lawrence Eagle Tribune (27) 2%
  Mark Murphy, Boston Herald (66) 5%
  Shira Springer, Boston Globe (353) 27%
  Tim Weisberg, New Bedford Standard-Times (10) 1%
  Shalise Manza Young, Providence Journal (25) 2%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (345) 26%
 
 Who is the worst local basketball beat writer?
 
  Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald (71) 5%
  Mike Fine, Patriot-Ledger (21) 2%
  Michael Muldoon, Lawrence Eagle Tribune (22) 2%
  Mark Murphy, Boston Herald (34) 3%
  Shira Springer, Boston Globe (216) 17%
  Tim Weisberg, New Bedford Standard-Times (36) 3%
  Shalise Manza Young, Providence Journal (62) 5%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (842) 65%
 
 Who is the best local hockey beat writer?
 
  Mick Colageo, New Bedford Standard-Times (27) 2%
  Steve Conroy, Boston Herald (84) 7%
  Stephen Harris, Boston Herald (98) 8%
  Mike Loftus, Patriot-Ledger (41) 3%
  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Boston Globe (355) 28%
  Joe McDonald, Providence Journal (68) 5%
  Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe (84) 7%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (509) 40%
 
 Who is the worst local hockey beat writer?
 
  Mick Colageo, New Bedford Standard-Times (19) 2%
  Steve Conroy, Boston Herald (19) 2%
  Stephen Harris, Boston Herald (27) 2%
  Mike Loftus, Patriot-Ledger (33) 3%
  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Boston Globe (115) 9%
  Joe McDonald, Providence Journal (14) 1%
  Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe (95) 8%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (932) 74%
 
 Who is the best non-beat sport specific writer?
 
  Ron Borges, Boston Globe (115) 8%
  Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe (65) 5%
  Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe (78) 6%
  Gordon Edes, Boston Globe (346) 25%
  Sean McAdam, Providence Journal (641) 46%
  Peter May, Boston Globe (62) 4%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (87) 6%
 
 Who is the worst non-beat sport specific writer?
 
  Ron Borges, Boston Globe (710) 51%
  Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe (141) 10%
  Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe (71) 5%
  Gordon Edes, Boston Globe (24) 2%
  Sean McAdam, Providence Journal (34) 2%
  Peter May, Boston Globe (152) 11%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (251) 18%
 
 What is the best local independent sports web site? (BSMW Front Page excluded)
 
  All Things Bill Belichick (www.allthingsbillbelichick.com) (27) 2%
  Barstool Sports (www.barstoolsports.com) (34) 2%
  Celtics Blog (www.celticsblog.com) (179) 12%
  Chad Finn's Touching all the Bases (touchingallthebases.blogspot.com) (203) 14%
  Cold, Hard Football Facts (www.coldhardfootballfacts.com) (229) 16%
  Dan Shaughnessy Watch (www.danshaughnessy.blogspot.com) (34) 2%
  Football Outsiders (www.footballoutsiders.com) (37) 3%
  Pats Fans (www.patsfans.com) & Miguel’s Salary Cap Page (www.patscap.com) (54) 4%
  Pro Football Talk (www.profootballtalk.com) (79) 5%
  Scott's Shots (www.bostonsportsmedia.com/shots/) (126) 9%
  Sheriff Sully (www.sheriffsully.com) (77) 5%
  Sons of Sam Horn (www.sonsofsamhorn.com) (200) 14%
  Soxaholix (www.soxaholix.com) (34) 2%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (147) 10%
 
 What is the worst local independent sports web site? (BSMW Front Page excluded)
 
  All Things Bill Belichick (www.allthingsbillbelichick.com) (22) 2%
  Barstool Sports (www.barstoolsports.com) (88) 7%
  Celtics Blog (www.celticsblog.com) (25) 2%
  Chad Finn's Touching all the Bases (touchingallthebases.blogspot.com) (7) 1%
  Cold, Hard Football Facts (www.coldhardfootballfacts.com) (23) 2%
  Dan Shaughnessy Watch (www.danshaughnessy.blogspot.com) (112) 8%
  Football Outsiders (www.footballoutsiders.com) (12) 1%
  Pats Fans (www.patsfans.com) & Miguel’s Salary Cap Page (www.patscap.com) (14) 1%
  Pro Football Talk (www.profootballtalk.com) (14) 1%
  Scott's Shots (www.bostonsportsmedia.com/shots/) (137) 10%
  Sheriff Sully (www.sheriffsully.com) (45) 3%
  Sons of Sam Horn (www.sonsofsamhorn.com) (205) 15%
  Soxaholix (www.soxaholix.com) (34) 3%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (596) 45%
 
 What is the best "Traditional Media" blog?
 
  Boston Dirt Dogs (http://www.bostondirtdogs.com/) (227) 16%
  Boston Phoenix Sox Blog (http://www.thephoenix.com/soxblog/) (8) 1%
  Clubhouse Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/redSox/) (25) 2%
  Eric Wilbur (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/) (80) 6%
  Extra Bases (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/) (40) 3%
  FSN's Obstructed View (http://fsnnewengland.com/Blogs.jsp) (72) 5%
  Herald Bruins Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/bruinsInsider/) (7) 0%
  Hit and Run with Dan Roche (http://cbs4boston.com/roche) (27) 2%
  Like I See 'Em (http://cbs4boston.com/gillcolumn) (33) 2%
  Mike Ryan's Rap Sheet (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/rapSheet/) (10) 1%
  NESN Netminders (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/netminders/) (7) 0%
  ProJo Bruins Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/BruinsBlog/) (2) 0%
  ProJo Pats Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/PatsBlog/) (3) 0%
  ProJo Sox Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/SoxBlog/) (9) 1%
  Reiss' Pieces (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/) (679) 48%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (185) 13%
 
 What is the worst "Traditional Media" blog?
 
  Boston Dirt Dogs (http://www.bostondirtdogs.com/) (476) 37%
  Boston Phoenix Sox Blog (http://www.thephoenix.com/soxblog/) (44) 3%
  Clubhouse Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/redSox/) (25) 2%
  Eric Wilbur (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/) (66) 5%
  Extra Bases (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/) (8) 1%
  FSN's Obstructed View (http://fsnnewengland.com/Blogs.jsp) (28) 2%
  Herald Bruins Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/bruinsInsider/) (26) 2%
  Hit and Run with Dan Roche (http://cbs4boston.com/roche) (27) 2%
  Like I See 'Em (http://cbs4boston.com/gillcolumn) (23) 2%
  Mike Ryan's Rap Sheet (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/rapSheet/) (21) 2%
  NESN Netminders (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/netminders/) (20) 2%
  ProJo Bruins Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/BruinsBlog/) (10) 1%
  ProJo Pats Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/PatsBlog/) (28) 2%
  ProJo Sox Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/SoxBlog/) (10) 1%
  Reiss' Pieces (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/) (16) 1%
  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD (471) 36%


EMAIL THIS SURVEY
Click Here for FREE Web Polls, Guestbooks, and Forums.
Return to Boston Sports Media Watch