Paul Wiecek, Winnipeg Free Press

Paul Wiecek

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Past articles by Paul:

Pandemic the pin that perhaps bursts sports bubble

Steve Lyons: Hey there. How have you been? Last time we chatted like this, you had just returned from a winter vacation in Bonaire and there was some sort of scare on the plane you were one. → Read More

Is Laine looking to get out of Winnipeg... and is Streveler the second coming of Dunigan?

Say What?! is an email conversation between sports editor Steve Lyons and retired sports columnist Paul Wiecek. Look for us regularly — but intermittently — on the Free Press website. → Read More

Has Chevy mis-managed Jets' window to win Cup?

Steve Lyons: Hello there. How are you doing? I know you’re having a dream summer, finally spending the whole season at the lake — how’s that going? I imagine every once in awhile you’re following what’s going on in the real world because you’re like that. → Read More

Say What?! Jets problems begin with Wheeler

Say What?! is an email conversation between sports editor Steve Lyons and retired sports columnist Paul Wiecek. Look for us regularly -- but intermittently -- on the Free Press website. → Read More

Jets are a riddle wrapped up in an enigma

Steve Lyons: Morning bud — how are you? Last time we chatted like this, you had just got back from the Caribbean — how’d ya enjoy the rest of winter? It’s over now, right? We also chatted about how it was time for the Jets to flip the ignition switch if they were planning on hitting the playoff stretch drive — and the playoffs — in high gear. I’ve seen a few signs, but would be hard-pressed to… → Read More

Controversy in Jets' net is news all the way to Nevis

Steve Lyons: Hello there! A belated Happy New Year to you — and to the seven people reading this haha So, let’s talk about the elephant in the room right away. It’s -26 C here today and where are you? Some Caribbean island nobody’s ever heard of correct?We all hope you are having a nice time. → Read More

Jets are heck of a team even with a struggling No. 1 goaltender

Steve Lyons: Hello there. How’s it going? Hope retirement is treating you well. → Read More

Jets winning this season despite themselves

Steve Lyons: Hello there. Miss me? Should we call you Mr. Retirement now? So, it’s been a couple of weeks since you hung up the quill — how’s it going? I’m curious about a few things, but I’ll start with this: I watched a lot of sports as a fan the first 25 years of my life and I’ve watched a lot of sports as a journalist over the last 33 years of working in the biz — so, my thought has always… → Read More

Dream job crossed off list; I'm going to the beach

I got my first job at the Winnipeg Free Press in 1977 at the age of 10 — 53 papers on Machray Avenue, Main Street to Salter Street. A dozen years later at the age of 22, the Free Press also gave me my first real job — cop reporter, 200,000 papers, provincewide. → Read More

For championship-starved Winnipeg fans, this is finally the year they've been dreaming of

There is an unmistakable symmetry to the idea Canada’s best hope to end an interminable Stanle... - Winnipeg Jets - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Don't blame Nichols for drubbing

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols was speaking for himself this week, but in a way he was speaking for all of us.“There’s nothing more refreshing than being off of social media. It’s unbelievable the negativity,” Nichols told TSN’s Sara Orlesky. → Read More

Manziel fiasco shows the CFL is a joke

And so with that, we now know with certainty that in addition to being a terrible human being, Johnny Manziel is also a terrible quarterback.Of the first, there was never much doubt. → Read More

Sport: united we stand, divided we fall

At its very best, sport has been a unifying force in the world over the centuries.... - Columnists - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

It's not murder if you're an NFL star

Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio this Saturday. It is tradition on induction day that inductees wear the gold blazer that the hall issues them. → Read More

Judge's ruling helps Bettman add cynical insult to former players' injury

The official position of the NHL on chronic traumatic encephalopathy — as articulated by commi... - Columnists - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Mall-walking with Tiger and Lefty? Now, that's entertainment!

And so, it has come to this.Having long established that he is no longer capable of winning any golf tournament that doesn’t have windmills and pirate ships on the course, Tiger Woods is contriving his own tournament in which the rest of the field consists of just one other equally washed-up player. → Read More

Masoli on fire in Hamilton, and that's the best thing that could happen in the CFL

The entire CFL owes Hamilton quarterback Jeremiah Masoli a debt of gratitude right now. Masoli is doing what CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie refused to do, which is to say Masoli is keeping a domestic abuser off the field and out of the CFL game. → Read More

Do Bombers have a budding quarterback controversy?

So here’s an interesting conundrum the Winnipeg Blue Bombers never thought they’d face t... - Bomber Report - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More

Iceland's World Cup squad defied the odds

Haldorsson. Arnason. Magnusson. Sigurdsson. Bjarnason. Gislason. To the rest of the world, they were the unusual-sounding names behind the best story at the World Cup this month. But to us here in Manitoba, they are our friends and neighbours, shopkeepers and politicians. → Read More

On a unforgettable football night, there was still a defence Bombers fans would like to forget

On a night that couldn’t have been more improbable — two lightning delays, the second-lo... - Bomber Report - Winnipeg Free Press. → Read More