1. Tom Brady's Fault? Who Is to Blame for New England Patriots' Playoff Woes?

    Another Patriots season over. Another empty feeling. After Sunday's loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game, it is now eight straight seasons without another Super Bowl ring for the Bill Belichick - Tom Brady combination...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 2 years ago 2,482 reads 3 comments

  2. No Easy Answers to the Steroid Problem for Baseball's Hall of Fame Voters

    For years, we all have known the day was coming when the stars from the steroids era would be on the Hall of Fame ballot. They all should get in. None of them should ever get in...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 2 years ago 1,262 reads 1 comments

  3. Why Do Tom Brady and the New England Patriots Repeatedly Fail in Fourth Quarters

    If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results, it is long past due to fit the Patriots, and their fans, with a straight jacket...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 2 years ago 1,758 reads 6 comments

  4. Roger Goodell Must Get the Real Officials Back to Protect the Shield

    It is a little after 9 a.m. as I write this. It is the morning after replacement officials screwed up a call that cost the Green Bay Packers a game they absolutely should have won...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 2 years ago 1,454 reads 0 comments

  5. Roger Goodell: Time for NFL to Move on from Replacement Refs and Bountygate

    My wife and I recently went to see the movie Celeste and Jesse Forever with Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 2 years ago 5,459 reads 12 comments

  6. Has Ray Allen Become the Boston Celtics Version of Johnny Damon?

    I have had five full days to get a grip on how to feel about Ray Allen ditching the Celtics to team up with LeBron and the rest of the Miami Heat . I have read nearly every article I could find on the topic...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 2 years ago 2,246 reads 11 comments

  7. Ray Allen Divorces the Boston Celtics to Start Relationship with Miami Heat

    I was having a good night. I was rewatching past episodes of Breaking Bad while keeping an eye on the Red Sox-Yankees game on the computer, which the Sox led 7-6. Then it all quickly changed...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 2 years ago 1,825 reads 6 comments

  8. Dear NFL Owners: Stop Lying About Wanting HGH Testing

    By now, after months, if not years, of posturing and with the lockout in full swing, we have all heard what it is both the NFL owners and the players want. Basically, they want more money and they don't want less money...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 4 years ago 295 reads 1 comments

  9. Why LeBron James Is Just Like Kim Kardashian

    We currently live in a world inundated with reality TV and reality TV stars. Because of this, a generation of people have been created that strive to be rich and famous, that crave notoriety and attention, but don't want to put in the work to get there..

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 3,025 reads 49 comments

  10. Pierce, Allen, And Rivers Will All Be Back For The Celtics: What's Next?

    Danny Ainge has been a busy man since the end of the Celtics’ season. He has worked to make sure Doc Rivers returns for one more year as the head coach...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 1,224 reads 4 comments

  11. 2010 NBA Draft Results: Avery Bradley Fits in with Boston Celtics' Needs

    I always have to laugh, at least a little, at “day after report cards” for the NBA Draft. Unless there are major swings and misses, like the Timberwolves last year wasting ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 6,237 reads 0 comments

  12. NBA Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks in NBA Draft History

    With the NBA Draft coming up this week, there appears to be a general consensus that John Wall will be the top pick. Being a top pick comes with certain expectations. Some players meet those expectations, some far exceed...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 3,857 reads 11 comments

  13. 2009-10 Boston Celtics: The Day After

    There are many reasons I love being a sports fan, and I truly believe that people who do not follow sports are simply missing out...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 945 reads 13 comments

  14. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6: Boston Celtics' Performance Leaves Me Speechless

    With the Los Angeles Lakers embarrassing the Boston Celtics last night in Game Six, winning 89-67 to force a seventh game, it was a good thing I have retained my amateur status as a sportswriter...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 1,309 reads 6 comments

  15. Lakers vs Celtics Game 5: Boston Celtics Hang on To Take 3-2 Series Lead

    All throughout the regular season, the Celtics, even when they won, rarely did it in easy fashion. Game Five of the NBA Finals was a flashback to those types of efforts, as holding on describes perfectly what Boston did on its way to the 92-86 victory...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 934 reads 42 comments

  16. Lakers vs. Celtics Game 4: Boston Bench Helps Even Series With Lakers

    Alright, everyone. Tell the truth. Raise your hand if you thought that during crunch time in Game Four of the NBA Finals, with Boston trailing the best-of-seven series 2-1 to the Los ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 555 reads 4 comments

  17. 2010 NBA Finals: Ray Allen Early, Rajon Rondo Late Lead Celtics To Game Two Win

    Entering the 2010 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers were 8-0 at home in the playoffs and had won 11 straight postseason games at The Staples Center. The Celtics had to know it would take an amazing effort to get a win in L...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 547 reads 0 comments

  18. 2010 NBA Mock Draft: Is Evan Turner Really Slipping?

    In my first mock draft, and in nearly every early mock draft, Evan Turner was the number two pick, headed to Philadelphia...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 1,516 reads 6 comments

  19. 2010 NBA Finals: Boston Celtics Revert To Regular Season Form in Game One

    Just thirteen seconds into Game One of the NBA Finals, Rajon Rondo took a pass from Paul Pierce under the hoop for an easy layup. The Celtics were off to a good start, and led 2-0...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 1,438 reads 45 comments

  20. 2010 NBA Finals: LeBron James, Please Step Aside, It's Time for Celtics-Lakers

    I find it to be a glaring contrast. On one side, Kobe Bryant will be playing in his seventh Finals, going for his fifth ring...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 712 reads 6 comments

  21. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics Are No Boston Bruins, Reach NBA Finals

    A team beats a one-man show. That lesson was hammered home when the Celtics defeated LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the previous round...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 3,566 reads 4 comments

  22. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Joey Crawford and Ed Rush Defeat Boston Celtics in Game Five

    Let’s talk hypothetically for a moment. If you were an NBA official and wanted to make sure the Orlando Magic won last night, what would be some things you might try to do? A few quickly come to mind...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 5,067 reads 50 comments

  23. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Should The Boston Celtics Panic?

    Can I be the only Celtics fan who went to bed last night with visions of Bruins and Yankees stuck in my head? After a high point in Game Three, the Celtics came crashing down with a disappointing Game Four loss last night...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 840 reads 4 comments

  24. NBA Draft: Top Selections of the Last 40 Years By Pick

    With the NBA Draft fast approaching, there have been plenty of mock drafts, including my own. There also will be plenty of talk of the greatest busts and mistakes teams have made—in particular at the top of the draft...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 498 reads 13 comments

  25. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Why Game Three Is a Must Win for the Boston Celtics

    Some might say it is an overstatement to label a Game Three on the home court of a team that is leading in the series 2-0 as a "must win." Most times, they would be right...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 4 years ago 2,456 reads 5 comments