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A Big Win and a Good Cigar: Enjoying the Playoffs

Posted on May 9, 2023

Many years ago, it was very popular for athletes, coaches and managers to enjoy a cigar after a victory.  Here are just a few of the notable cigar moments in sports history.

The 1945 World Series went seven games when the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago Cubs.  Manager Steve O’Neill enjoyed the victory passing out cigars with his players in celebration.

Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees would enjoy a stogie, especially after a victory.

Then there was Jacob “Red” Auerbach the head coach of the Boston Celtics.  He would light up a cigar in the Boston Garden after every victory, annoying the other team on a regular basis.

Bill Parcells enjoyed a cigar after the 1986 New York Giants won the Superbowl.

Mark O’Meara took time to light up a cigar in his post interview after winning the 1998 Masters.

Michael Jordon of the Chicago Bulls and quarterback Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals are known for appreciating a cigar after a playoff victory.

Whatever your reason, smoking a cigar is associated with good times.  Savor the good times, sit back and lite ‘em up.


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