Weidner’s Words: Intangibles off the charts

As the NFL draft has come and gone once again, the scouts head back to the drawing board and begin their evaluations for next year. There are already different iterations of way-too-early 2020 mock drafts posted across Bleacher Report and Twitter. However, let’s pause for a second and take a look at how these scouts […]

A Look Inside the NFL: One-on-one with David Bergeron

Football is a sport beloved by many. Players, coaches, executives and fans are all drawn together by the oftentimes inescapable allure of one of the most physically demanding and strategy-driven team sports in the world. Unifying it at the highest level is the NFL, a corporate entity massive in influence and scale. The choices made […]

Offseason in the NFL: Debriefing a hectic month of signings and trades

The bulk of the NFL’s wild free agency period has come and gone. Many fans have plenty to look forward to, as plenty of teams signed on or traded for shiny new players to bolster their rosters. This is a list of some of the most significant signings so you can make sense of the […]

Former NFL player Wade Davis speaks about diversity, inclusion

Tufts Office of the Provost hosted a discussion titled “Intentional Diversity and Inclusion,” with Wade Davis, former NFL player and public speaker on gender, orientation and racial equality, yesterday in the ASEAN Auditorium. The program was co-sponsored by the dean of Arts and Sciences, the Bridging Differences Initiative, the Arts, Sciences and Engineering Diversity Fund and the Athletics […]

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 […]