Poll – Best Celtics Writer

Last week, we asked where you went most for your Celtics information. Today, let’s see who you think the best writer covering the Celtics right now is:


Forget someone? Add them in the comments below.

Discussion: Boston TV Sports Anchors

The television sports anchor is a dying breed, with more and more news programs phasing out the sports report and squeezing it down to the bare minimum.

It’s hard to believe, but it really wasn’t that long ago when we looked to these guys as a pretty big part of our sports coverage. For many of us, especially if you lived away from the city, it was the only way to see highlights of that night’s game, and to see and hear from the athletes that we were fans of. We’d stay up for the 11:00 pm news just for the sports report.

Cable TV and now the Internet have rendered these reports pretty much obsolete, as we can watch all the games, and have instant access to highlights and interviews in real time.  

We’ll take this opportunity to take a look back at some of the TV sports anchors that we’ve had here in Boston, and I’d like you to weigh in with your memories and opinions of the many who graced the sports desk on the various TV news programs over the years.

Some names to toss around, and I’d certainly welcome more:

  • Don Gillis
  • Bob Lobel
  • Mike Lynch
  • John Dennis
  • Bob Gamere
  • Len Berman
  • Roy Reiss
  • Zip Rzeppa
  • Bob Starr
  • Bill O’Connell
  • Gary Gillis
  • Jim Kelly
  • Gene Lavanchy
  • Mike Dowling
  • Dick Stockton
  • Butch Stearns
  • Mike Giardi
  • Barbara Borin
  • Frank Mallicoat
  • Chris Collins
  • And of course, Joe Haggerty

Again, this is not a complete list, so feel free to bring up any other names that come to mind, and what you remember about them. Perhaps give me your top three all time, so that I can make a list to vote on in the near future.

Vote: All Time Boston Sports Columnists

So last week, I had you weigh in on who your favorite all-time Boston sports columnists were. I enjoyed reading through many of the comments, and received several emails from others who enjoyed reading some names they hadn’t seen in a long time.

So from the comments, along with a number of emails I received, I’ve put together this list for you to vote on.


If you’re so inclined, you can also put them in order, or at least the top five, in your comments below.