THE CANDIDATES

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

Tom Brady has captivated New England sports fans ever almost from the very minute he took the reigns as the Patriots' starting quarterback. The combination of becoming one of football's greatest all-time quarterbacks, while living the kind of glamorous lifestyle usually reserved for movie stars, has made the 33-year-old one of Boston sports' most interesting people.  Read about Tom Brady.

 

Andrew Ference

Andrew Ference

Andrew Ference encompasses two things growing in popularity: Environmental awareness and Bruins hockey. Ference was the first carbon-neutral player in the history of the league, and he has long been passionate about athletes using their celebrity to convey messages that can help change the world. Plus, he's got so many tattoos.  Read about Andrew Ference

 

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia won the American League Rookie of the Year in his first full major league season. In his second year he took home the AL Most Valuable Player award. He has been named an All-Star three times, while playing in the postseason three out of four years. But what separates Pedroia is the unique way he is able to come about his successes, combining an unconventional feistiness, a diminutive physical stature, along with a win-at-all-costs attitude to become of one of the most interesting Red Sox in recent memory.  Read about Dustin Pedroia

 

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo is the rarest kind of superstar: an enigma. His game is endlessly fascinating -- an absurdly weird combination of skills at the expense of more obvious qualities, like shooting – and his personality is a mystery. Doc Rivers called him the smartest player he’s ever coached, which seems like only one of piece of a very large puzzle. Who is Rajon Rondo? That’s a good question and the fact that we still don’t know is what makes him so interesting.  Read about Rajon Rondo

 

Zoltan Mesko

Zoltan Mesko

Patriots rookie punter Zoltan Mesko's tale is unlike any of the other 1,800 or so players in the NFL: The son of Romanian engineers, Mesko spent Christmas Eve, 1989 on the floor of his parents' apartment in Romania so as to better avoid getting hit by cross-fire during the revolution. Shortly after that, his family emigrated to the United States after they won a green card lottery, and he came to football only after shattering a ceiling light during a game of kickball in eighth grade. Mesko, who speaks four languages and is conversant in a fifth, eventually landed a scholarship to Michigan and ended up getting a bachelors in finance and marketing, as well as a masters in sports management. Now, he's in a locker room with his favorite NFL player of all-time, Tom Brady.  Read about Zoltan Mesko

 

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick

Now in his 11th season in New England, only Red Auerbach can match Bill Belichick for organizational success in New England sports history. There are the three Super Bowl titles, the perfect 16-0 regular season of 2007, coming within a David Tyree miracle of the greatest season in modern sports history. There are eight division titles in 10 seasons. But perhaps what makes this student of Phillips Academy and Wesleyan so fascinating is how he tactically changed a perennial loser into a winning dynasty in the most unlikely of places – Foxboro.  Read about Bill Belichick

 

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaq Fu. Shag Diesel. The Big Aristotle. The Big Cactus. The Big Shamrock. Whatever you want to call him, Shaquille O’Neal has captivated basketball fans for 20 years -- on the court and off it. From afar, Boston fans have seen him sing “I Know I Got Skillz,” act as “Kazaam” and win four rings as one of the most dominant big men in NBA history. Now, in Boston, they’ve seen him pose as a statue in Harvard Square and dress as Shaqeeta, as he attempts to deliver another title title to the Celtics as a 38-year-old veteran role player. Read about Shaquille O'Neal

 

Zdeno Chara

Zdeno Chara

A hockey player in a basketball player's body, Zdeno Chara has caught the attention of Boston sports fans since arriving in Beantown in 2006. The son of Zdenek Chara, a Greco-Roman olympian wrestler, the gigantic blueliner uses his size and straight-faced demeanor to intimidate opponents and intrigue fans. Chara is locked up for seven years following the conclusion of this season, so he's in it for the long haul as the Bruins look to take the next step to the Eastern Conference finals and perhaps beyond. Read about Zdeno Chara

 

Ernie Adams

Ernie Adams

When it comes to player personnel decisions, no one other than Bill Belichick is more powerful within the Patriots organization than Ernie Adams. A prep school classmate of the New England head coach, he’s officially listed on the masthead as the Football Research Director, but Adams is a stealthy, secretive figure who is barely known to the players within the organization let alone the Patriots’ fan base. Read about Ernie Adams

 

Ernie Adams

John Henry

John Henry not only represents the Red Sox as the figurehead of the organization, but he embodies the skills and financial prowess that Boston sports fans love. Henry's aggressiveness in offseason free agency is something Red Sox fanatics have grown to expect year after year. Henry has either owned or negotiated to partially own as many professional teams as a human has fingers, if you include Roush Fenway Racing and Henry's New England Venture Sports' recent purchase of Liverpool F.C. His interest and intellect in professional sports has made him one of the most most interesting people in Boston sports. Read about John Henry

Final Voting Results for the Most Interesting Person in Boston Sports



  1. Bill Belichick
  2. Tom Brady
  3. Shaq
  4. Ernie Adams
  5. Dustin Pedroia
  6. Zoltan Mesko
  7. Rajon Rondo
  8. Andrew Ference
  9. Zdeno Chara
  10. John Henry


  • D&C announce the Most Interesting Person in Boston Sports

    On Thursday, December 2nd the Dennis & Callahan Show announced that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was voted as the Most Interesting Person in Boston Sports. In the end, Belichick narrowly beat out his quarterback, Tom Brady, for this recognition.

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