1. My First Visit To Penn State's Beaver Stadium

    This past Saturday I was one of 108,445 people in attendance at the Penn State-Indiana game, my first ever visit to Beaver Stadium...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 3,633 reads 10 comments

  2. ESPN Once Again Disgraces Itself With Its Coverage of Brett Favre Story

    It only took three days (information travels slow these days), but finally, the Worldwide Leader ran a story on its Web site about the report of Brett Favre providing the Detroit Lions ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about over 5 years ago 477 reads 17 comments

  3. Boston Red Sox Fall Short in Bid for Another Comeback ALCS Victory

    What would you rather have happen as a sports fan? Seeing your team lose in a close, competitive game (or series), or watching them lose easily, even in blowout fashion? I imagine all Red Sox fans today found their answer to that question...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 6 years ago 235 reads 0 comments

  4. New England Patriots Are Back to Basics without Tom Brady

    So this is how it feels to be a fan of most NFL teams? Being a New England Patriots fan last season instilled a feeling about being a fan that was really different than anything I had ever experienced...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 6 years ago 1,252 reads 3 comments

  5. Thoughts On Manny Ramirez and Trades Helping the Yankees

    It has been a strange weekend in sports, especially seeing Manny Ramirez in a Dodger uniform wearing the No. 99 playing for ex-Yankee manager Joe Torre...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 6 years ago 658 reads 1 comments

  6. Manny Ramirez and Boston Red Sox Star in Baseball's Version of The Break-Up

    For anyone that watched The Break-Up with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Anniston (yes, I watched it, and no, it was not very good), you saw the opening credits with photos of the happy couple...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 6 years ago 871 reads 3 comments

  7. Reggie Lewis: Remembering the Boston Celtics' Star 15 Years After His Death

    Earlier today, I went to one of my favorite web sites, Celticsblog.com, and saw a subject on the message boards, “15 years ago today / R.I.P. Reggie...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about almost 6 years ago 4,893 reads 6 comments

  8. MLB All-Star Game: Why I Won't Be Watching Tonight

    I used to anticipate that Tuesday night in July when the Major League Baseball All-Star Game would be played all Spring and Summer...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 559 reads 9 comments

  9. Boston Celtics: A Few Ramblings While Cleaning Out My Desk Drawer

    It has been a week, and I am still smiling over the Celtics winning Title 17. Between enjoying everything that comes with winning and catching up on missed work due to watching all the games—and ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,630 reads 3 comments

  10. Boston Celtics: 17 Thoughts on Capturing Championship No. 17

    Here are 17 thoughts on the Celtics capturing Title 17. Paul Pierce.  With his performance this season, this postseason and then in the Finals, Paul Pierce is receiving the recognition for his talents that most Boston fans have known for a while...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 788 reads 1 comments

  11. NBA Finals: Boston Celtics Clinch Title 17 with Storybook Victory

    If Red Aurebach and Johnny Most got together up in basketball heaven, they could not have scripted an outcome more perfect than what happened in Game Six tonight—a 39-point ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 2,771 reads 7 comments

  12. NBA: Time For David Stern To Face Reality With The Competency of NBA Referees

    In an attempt to stop myself from saying in my head “one more win, one more win” for just a few moments, I thought I'd address David Stern’s response to the latest accusations from Tim Donaghy...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 695 reads 4 comments

  13. Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals: Boston Completes Record Comeback For Game Four Win

    At halftime, I started writing a story about tonight's Game Four of the NBA Finals. I hit the save button and titled the article what I thought was appropriate—"Game Four Disaster...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 776 reads 3 comments

  14. Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals: How Boston Let One Slip Away

    Shortly after the Lakers closed out an 87-81, Game Three victory over the Celtics, Boston has to be wondering “what if,” as the C’s had a number of chances to win this game...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 581 reads 13 comments

  15. NBA Finals Lakers vs. Celtics: Boston Survives L.A.'s Late Rally For 2-0 Lead

    Two words describe my feelings right now about the NBA Finals: cautious optimism. After the 108-102 Game Two win, the Boston Celtics have taken a 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Lakers and are now half-way to achieving the goal of capturing Title No

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,413 reads 1 comments

  16. NBA Finals: Paul Pierce and Celtics Take Game One From Lakers

    If only Marv Albert had been calling Game One of the NBA Finals Thursday night, we could have heard him say, "And here comes Paul Pierce...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,021 reads 3 comments

  17. Celtics-Lakers: Remembering the Rivalry from a Different Perspective

    Since last Friday night, when the Celtics closed out their series with the Pistons setting up the Finals match-up with the Lakers, so much has been said and written about the Boston-L.A. rivalry...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 583 reads 2 comments

  18. Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals: Win it For...

    Back in 2004, on the morning of the seventh game of the Red Sox-Yankees American League Championship Series, a message was posted on the Red Sox fan Web site, Sons of Sam Horn, titled “Win it For...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,845 reads 7 comments

  19. Celtics-Pistons: Boston Celebrates In Detroit After Series Clinching Win

    “They won the east, we won the west. So it’s like, everyone get ready, sit back, and let’s enjoy it...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,042 reads 3 comments

  20. Celtics-Pistons Game 5: Boston Holds on, Takes 3-2 Series Lead

    Thankfully for the Celtics, there are only 48 minutes in an NBA game. Had there been one more minute on the game-clock, the outcome of Game Five might have been different...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,473 reads 2 comments

  21. Celtics-Pistons: Boston, Satisfied With One Road Win, Falls Flat in Game 4

    Disappointing. That pretty much describes the Celtics' performance tonight in Game 4 against the Pistons, a 94-75 loss that tied the series 2-2. Losing is understandable...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 841 reads 2 comments

  22. NBA: Do Teams Need a Top Scorer to Be Among the League's Elite?

    Watching the Spurs-Lakers game, at some point I heard the announcers mention that Manu Ginobili led San Antonio in scoring this season, averaging 19.5 points per game. I found that interesting...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,001 reads 5 comments

  23. Corruption In Sports - It is Time To Realize Anything Is Possible

    There has been a lot of talk lately about cheating and corruption in sports—steroids, Tim Donaghy, O.J. Mayo, Spygate...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 4,664 reads 2 comments

  24. Celtics-Pistons: Playoff Matchup Brings Up Old Memories

    Okay, I’m just going to say it. I hate the Pistons. Always have, always will. It is one of those things where in my head there are so many reasons why and it makes sense, and at the ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,872 reads 9 comments

  25. Paul Pierce's 41 Points in Game 7 Lead Boston Celtics to Conference Finals

    I am drained. I can’t imagine how Paul Pierce and LeBron James feel right now. After a few minutes celebrating the Celtics 97-92 game seven win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, ...

    Stew Winkel Written by Stew Winkel about 6 years ago 1,060 reads 5 comments