3. 2006 BSMW User Poll - Newspaper and Internet
1. Who is the best local print columnist?

  Howard Bryant, Formerly of the Boston Herald  Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald 
  Steve Buckley, Boston Herald  Lenny Megliola, Metrowest Daily News 
  Bill Burt, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune  Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal 
  Gerry Callahan, Boston Herald  Bob Ryan, Boston Globe 
  Jim Donaldson, Providence Journal  Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe 
  Karen Guregian, Boston Herald  Buddy Thomas, The Standard Times 
  Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
  Jackie MacMullan, Boston Globe    
2. Who is the worst local print columnist?

  Howard Bryant, Formerly of the Boston Herald  Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald 
  Steve Buckley, Boston Herald  Lenny Megliola, Metrowest Daily News 
  Bill Burt, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune  Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal 
  Gerry Callahan, Boston Herald  Bob Ryan, Boston Globe 
  Jim Donaldson, Providence Journal  Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe 
  Karen Guregian, Boston Herald  Buddy Thomas, The Standard Times 
  Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
  Jackie MacMullan, Boston Globe    
3. Who is the best local baseball beat writer?

  David Borges, Pawtucket Times  Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald 
  Rob Bradford, Lawrence Eagle Tribune  Steven Krasner, Providence Journal 
  Mike Fine, Patriot Ledger  Michael Silverman, Boston Herald 
  Alan Greenwood, Nashua Telegraph  Chris Snow, Boston Globe 
  David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
4. Who is the worst local baseball beat writer?

  David Borges, Pawtucket Times  Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald 
  Rob Bradford, Lawrence Eagle Tribune  Steven Krasner, Providence Journal 
  Mike Fine, Patriot Ledger  Michael Silverman, Boston Herald 
  Alan Greenwood, Nashua Telegraph  Chris Snow, Boston Globe 
  David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
5. Who is the best local football beat writer?

  Ian M. Clark, Manchester Union Leader  Michael Parente, Pawtucket Times 
  Tom E. Curran, Providence Journal  Dan Pires, New Bedford Standard Times 
  Michael Felger, Boston Herald  Mike Reiss, Boston Globe 
  Alan Greenberg, Hartford Courant  Jerome Solomon, Boston Globe 
  Tom King, Nashua Telegraph  John Tomase, Boston Herald 
  Eric McHugh, Patriot-Ledger  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
6. Who is the worst local football beat writer?

  Ian M. Clark, Manchester Union Leader  Michael Parente, Pawtucket Times 
  Tom E. Curran, Providence Journal  Dan Pires, New Bedford Standard Times 
  Michael Felger, Boston Herald  Mike Reiss, Boston Globe 
  Alan Greenberg, Hartford Courant  Jerome Solomon, Boston Globe 
  Tom King, Nashua Telegraph  John Tomase, Boston Herald 
  Eric McHugh, Patriot-Ledger  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
7. Who is the best local basketball beat writer?

  Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald  Shira Springer, Boston Globe 
  Mike Fine, Patriot-Ledger  Tim Weisberg, New Bedford Standard-Times 
  Michael Muldoon, Lawrence Eagle Tribune  Shalise Manza Young, Providence Journal 
  Mark Murphy, Boston Herald  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
8. Who is the worst local basketball beat writer?

  Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald  Shira Springer, Boston Globe 
  Mike Fine, Patriot-Ledger  Tim Weisberg, New Bedford Standard-Times 
  Michael Muldoon, Lawrence Eagle Tribune  Shalise Manza Young, Providence Journal 
  Mark Murphy, Boston Herald  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
9. Who is the best local hockey beat writer?

  Mick Colageo, New Bedford Standard-Times  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Boston Globe 
  Steve Conroy, Boston Herald  Joe McDonald, Providence Journal 
  Stephen Harris, Boston Herald  Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe 
  Mike Loftus, Patriot-Ledger  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
10. Who is the worst local hockey beat writer?

  Mick Colageo, New Bedford Standard-Times  Nancy Marrapese-Burrell, Boston Globe 
  Steve Conroy, Boston Herald  Joe McDonald, Providence Journal 
  Stephen Harris, Boston Herald  Fluto Shinzawa, Boston Globe 
  Mike Loftus, Patriot-Ledger  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
11. Who is the best non-beat sport specific writer?

  Ron Borges, Boston Globe  Sean McAdam, Providence Journal 
  Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe  Peter May, Boston Globe 
  Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
  Gordon Edes, Boston Globe    
12. Who is the worst non-beat sport specific writer?

  Ron Borges, Boston Globe  Sean McAdam, Providence Journal 
  Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe  Peter May, Boston Globe 
  Kevin Paul Dupont, Boston Globe  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
  Gordon Edes, Boston Globe    
13. What is the best local independent sports web site? (BSMW Front Page excluded)

  All Things Bill Belichick (www.allthingsbillbelichick.com)  Pats Fans (www.patsfans.com) & Miguel’s Salary Cap Page (www.patscap.com) 
  Barstool Sports (www.barstoolsports.com)  Pro Football Talk (www.profootballtalk.com) 
  Celtics Blog (www.celticsblog.com)  Scott's Shots (www.bostonsportsmedia.com/shots/) 
  Chad Finn's Touching all the Bases (touchingallthebases.blogspot.com)  Sheriff Sully (www.sheriffsully.com) 
  Cold, Hard Football Facts (www.coldhardfootballfacts.com)  Sons of Sam Horn (www.sonsofsamhorn.com) 
  Dan Shaughnessy Watch (www.danshaughnessy.blogspot.com)  Soxaholix (www.soxaholix.com) 
  Football Outsiders (www.footballoutsiders.com)  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
14. What is the worst local independent sports web site? (BSMW Front Page excluded)

  All Things Bill Belichick (www.allthingsbillbelichick.com)  Pats Fans (www.patsfans.com) & Miguel’s Salary Cap Page (www.patscap.com) 
  Barstool Sports (www.barstoolsports.com)  Pro Football Talk (www.profootballtalk.com) 
  Celtics Blog (www.celticsblog.com)  Scott's Shots (www.bostonsportsmedia.com/shots/) 
  Chad Finn's Touching all the Bases (touchingallthebases.blogspot.com)  Sheriff Sully (www.sheriffsully.com) 
  Cold, Hard Football Facts (www.coldhardfootballfacts.com)  Sons of Sam Horn (www.sonsofsamhorn.com) 
  Dan Shaughnessy Watch (www.danshaughnessy.blogspot.com)  Soxaholix (www.soxaholix.com) 
  Football Outsiders (www.footballoutsiders.com)  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
15. What is the best "Traditional Media" blog?

  Boston Dirt Dogs (http://www.bostondirtdogs.com/)  Like I See 'Em (http://cbs4boston.com/gillcolumn) 
  Boston Phoenix Sox Blog (http://www.thephoenix.com/soxblog/)  Mike Ryan's Rap Sheet (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/rapSheet/) 
  Clubhouse Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/redSox/)  NESN Netminders (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/netminders/) 
  Eric Wilbur (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/)  ProJo Bruins Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/BruinsBlog/) 
  Extra Bases (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/)  ProJo Pats Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/PatsBlog/) 
  FSN's Obstructed View (http://fsnnewengland.com/Blogs.jsp)  ProJo Sox Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/SoxBlog/) 
  Herald Bruins Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/bruinsInsider/)  Reiss' Pieces (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/) 
  Hit and Run with Dan Roche (http://cbs4boston.com/roche)  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD 
16. What is the worst "Traditional Media" blog?

  Boston Dirt Dogs (http://www.bostondirtdogs.com/)  Like I See 'Em (http://cbs4boston.com/gillcolumn) 
  Boston Phoenix Sox Blog (http://www.thephoenix.com/soxblog/)  Mike Ryan's Rap Sheet (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/rapSheet/) 
  Clubhouse Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/redSox/)  NESN Netminders (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/netminders/) 
  Eric Wilbur (http://www.boston.com/sports/nesn/wilbur/sports_blog/blog/)  ProJo Bruins Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/BruinsBlog/) 
  Extra Bases (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/)  ProJo Pats Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/PatsBlog/) 
  FSN's Obstructed View (http://fsnnewengland.com/Blogs.jsp)  ProJo Sox Blog (http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/SoxBlog/) 
  Herald Bruins Insider (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/bruinsInsider/)  Reiss' Pieces (http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/) 
  Hit and Run with Dan Roche (http://cbs4boston.com/roche)  NO ONE DESERVES THIS AWARD