Boston sports media ‘is stumbling toward irrelevance’

UnknownBoston Magazine’s Alan Siegel takes a bat to his city’s sports journalists, calling them stale, crotchety and shameless blowhards. “And we haven’t even gotten to Dan Shaughnessy yet.”

It’s not just the city’s core sports personalities that haven’t changed much. The way the local media covers games is stuck in the past, too. Beat writers may blog, chat, and utilize social media now, but after games, they’re still churning out the same kinds of vanilla recaps that have long been a newspaper staple.

Any Boston journalists care to fire back — or confirm what Siegel writes?

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