Weidner’s Words: Kaepernick and the NFL settle

On Friday afternoon, it was reported that the ongoing collusion case between former 49ers quarterback and prominent social activist Colin Kaepernick, his former teammate Eric Reid and the NFL had finally reached a conclusion. Kaepernick and Reid’s lawyers decided to settle with the NFL before the case entered the full hearing, according to a statement […]


Weidner’s Words: Coaches in the NFL

The NFL season wrapped up with the Patriots on top once again, and as each team heads into the offseason, fans and analysts take a step back to look at the season as a whole. Scorching hot offensive play and record-high scoring characterized the 2018 NFL season, along with an uptick in ratings and the break-out of […]


The Coin Toss: NFL playoff predictions

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. First, a look back at my Week 13 predictions, which went one-for-three: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Jets beat (+9.5) spread against Titans Titans 26–22 Jets Yes! Lamar Jackson makes 250+ passing yards, 100+ rushing yards 125 passing yards, […]


Postgame Press: Spread holiday cheer

Content warning: This article discusses domestic violence. The sports news cycle has been filled with bad news recently. There has been a lot of press coverage of the cases of Addison Russell, Reuben Foster and, most recently, Kareem Hunt. No doubt about it, there are some bad people in professional sports. There’s no place for […]


The Coin Toss: NFL Week 13

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. First, a recap of my Week 11 predictions from before Thanksgiving break: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Chiefs and Rams score over 64 points Rams 54–51 Chiefs Yes! Titans defeat Colts Colts 38–10 Titans No Kirk Cousins throws three […]


Postgame Press: Thanksgiving tradition

Thanksgiving is a holiday about food, family and — since 1876 — football. Those three things are great and all, but sometimes numbers one and two are lacking in appeal. I am lucky enough to have had all three be good this year, but there is often one that is not up to par. I […]


Weidner’s Words: The Norway way

Money has invaded American youth sports more and more in recent years. According to a recent report by the Aspen Institute, youth sports have grown into a $17 billion industry. This money, however, hasn’t led to an increase in youth sports participation — rather, the opposite. Participation in youth baseball, basketball, football and soccer has declined since […]


The Coin Toss: NFL Week 11

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. Let’s look at how my predictions did in Week 10: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Browns over Falcons Browns 28–16 Falcons Yes! Colts score 30+ on Jaguars 29 points scored by Colts No Nick Mullens 250+ passing yards 250 […]


The Anti-Bostonian: Brees over Brady

The illustrious careers of Drew Brees and Tom Brady are similar in many elements. Both make up for a lack of intrinsic athleticism with an eye for an open receiver, where they both nestle in dainty spirals in the smallest of windows against airtight coverage. They’ve both received individual accolades, tasted Super Bowl glory — […]


The Coin Toss: NFL Week 10

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make bold predictions about your favorite professional sports. Let’s recap last week’s NFL predictions: Prediction Outcome Did I get it right? Saints over Rams Saints 45–35 Rams Yes! Chiefs beat Browns by 17+ points Chiefs 37–21 Browns No Steelers over Ravens Steelers 23–16 Ravens Yes! I just barely […]


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