1. Boston Celtics: Love Him or Hate Him—The Great Rasheed Wallace Debate

    (This article was originally posted on 4SportBoston.com.) Some time early last year, a friend asked me, “Who was the athlete you did the biggest 180 on as a fan once he came to Boston?” ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 5 years ago 427 reads 2 comments

  2. Why the Fine of Doc Rivers Shows David Stern Still Doesn't Get It

    Let me get this straight. In the NBA, where coaches are judged based on wins and losses, a coach should keep his mouth shut when officials make blatantly bad calls that could influence a game? ...

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  3. Loss to Ravens Ended More Than the New England Patriots' Season

    It didn’t take long yesterday afternoon to realize that the Patriots were in for something they had not experienced during the Belichick-Brady era...

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  4. Five Reasons the 2009 New England Patriots are Struggling

    The New England Patriots lost on Sunday to the Dolphins in Miami, falling to 7-5, and have now lost three of their last four games...

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  5. How To Fix Major League Baseball's Fiscal Imbalance

    First, let me get this out of the way—congratulations to the New York Yankees and their fans on winning the World Series. They were the best team and deserved to win...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 5 years ago 660 reads 3 comments

  6. Roger Goodell's Cowardice Shows in Handling of Tom Cable Situation

    News today out of the NFL is that if Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is implicated by police in the assault of an assistant coach, then commissioner Roger Goodell will act, and ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 5 years ago 337 reads 10 comments

  7. NFL: With All Due Respect, Mike Florio Writes Pure Fiction About Randy Moss

    When it comes to journalism in this Internet era, there should still exist a difference between opinion pieces and stories fabricated out of thin air.  That difference, however, apparently matters little to Mike Florio or NBC Sports...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 5 years ago 1,105 reads 11 comments

  8. New England Patriots: Where Has the Offense Gone?

    After only scoring nine points, and zero touchdowns yesterday against the New York Jets, there is some cause for concern this morning among New England Patriots fans...

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  9. Bad AL Pitchers Dominating the NL: What All Sports Can Do About Lopsidedness

    Last night Brad Penny pitched eight scoreless innings in his first appearance back in the National League this season. This from a pitcher who had not sniffed the seventh inning once in his 24 starts in the American League...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 5 years ago 217 reads 1 comments

  10. Are the Yankees Using the Red Sox Formula to Win?

    The Boston Globe's Tony Massarotti wrote an article today about how the Yankees have changed their ways. Now, Mazz has been on my you-know-what list since writing a whole article earlier this ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 364 reads 5 comments

  11. Why the Boston Red Sox Were Right with Johnny Damon in '05

    Right now on Boston.com, the Globe's 10.0, there is a video segment where they debate "should the Sox have re-signed Damon?" I have been a Boston sports fan, and therefore a follower of the ...

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  12. An Open Letter to the New ESPN Ombudsman

    Today on ESPN.com appears the first article from their new ombudsman, Don Ohlmeyer. His predecessor, Le Anne Schreiber, left about six months ago. We all know the presence ESPN has in sports...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 406 reads 1 comments

  13. People V. Plaxico Burress: Where Celebrity Is Not a Good Thing

    Most often, celebrities and athletes get away with almost anything. They come and go as they please. If a rule is going to be bent, a law overlooked, a punishment changed, almost invariably, it goes in favor of the celebrity...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 430 reads 2 comments

  14. Barry Bonds and His Real Impact on the Steroid Debate

    It is 2009, and performance enhancing drugs remain front and center in the world of baseball. Why then do we remain unable of having an honest discussion about PED use, their impact, and why their use was so widespread...

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  15. David Ortiz Among 103 Who Tested Positive: What to Make of This News

    Wake me when you have heard this before: Baseball player is linked to performance enhancing drugs followed by media outrage at the player accompanied by no mention of those in power that allowed PED’s to play such a role in the sport...

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  16. Borrowing An Idea From CNNSI.Com: The Most Exciting Athletes

    Today on CNNSI.com, they had a series of article ranking the most exciting athletes of all-time. A great idea, and with imitation being the highest form of flattery (or is it plagiarism), I thought I would rank my top five for MLB, NFL and the NBA...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 200 reads 0 comments

  17. One More Time: Bud Selig Must Be Replaced as MLB Commissioner

    One more time, I am going to ask the question: How is Bud Selig still the commissioner of baseball? How much damage can one person do to the reputation and integrity of a sport ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 115 reads 5 comments

  18. My Plea to the NFL and Roger Goodell: Increase Out-of-Market Offerings

    It appears that the battle between the NFL Network and Comcast is coming to a close. With that behind us, I want to move on to another issue affecting the ability of fans to see as many NFL games as possible...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 344 reads 1 comments

  19. Boston Celtics: Looking Ahead to 2009-10 and a Possible Title Run

    In reading many of the obituaries today for the 2008-09 Boston Celtics, I was a little disappointed to see so many articles talking about the lack of Kevin Garnett. Focussing on Garnett masks the truths about this year's Celtics team...

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  20. NBA Playoffs: Celtics Blow Chance to End Series, Bulls Win Epic Game Six

    I am writing this article, because I don't know what else to do. I am exhausted from watching the game, but I know I can't sleep. I am just sick about the Celtics loss in Game Six in triple overtime to the Bulls...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 691 reads 13 comments

  21. The NBA and Flagrant Fouls: Where No Contact Happens

    The debate is raging: Did Rajon Rondo commit a flagrant foul last night when he hit Brad Miller in the face in the final seconds of overtime in Game Five between the Boston Celtics ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 613 reads 17 comments

  22. Thinking About Pedro Martinez and Why I Follow Baseball

    You know what? I grew up in Red Sox Nation and I didn’t really like baseball. Or the Red Sox. It’s true...

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  23. Bud Selig: When Will He Finally Be Held Accountable for the Steroid Era?

    At a time when thousands of people are losing their jobs through no fault of their own, an utter failure continues at his occupation, leading me to ask, "What will it take for Bud ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 6 years ago 724 reads 12 comments

  24. Alex Rodriguez and Steroids: What the MLB Players' Association Should Do

    I turned on my computer this morning and found the breaking, yet not really all that shocking, news that Alex Rodriguez reportedly tested positive for steroids in 2003. This made me think of The West Wing...

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  25. The L.A. Lakers and NBA Officials: Tag-Team Champions

    I tuned in to watch last night's Celtics-Lakers game thinking it should be a battle between two of the top teams in the league—a rematch of last year's NBA Finals, and a possible preview of this year's championship series...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 6 years ago 886 reads 69 comments