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Column: Treat her the same as any other referee

By Kelton Brooks (@BrooksWeekly) Link to the column at The Hutchinson News: Brooks was here Expect a litany of unsportsmanlike conduct from the National Football League this season. And it won’t be from Sarah Thomas, the NFL’s first full-time female referee. The blind side blows, cheap shots and unnecessary jabs will flail out of the…

Column: The NFL Scouting Combine, a buster of stereotypes

By Kelton Brooks (@BrooksWeekly) The NFL Scouting Combine, the exact science that’s not so exact, has again come and gone. It’s the annual football Olympics that surfaces every year on the speed-friendly turf in Indianapolis, Indiana. The spectacle is technically the first football-related interview for college football players with dreams of performing on the big…

Column: Josh Gordon receives one-year suspension

According to multiple reports, Josh Gordon is officially suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the Browns announced Tuesday. I wrote a column about the rumors circulating Gordon of a possible year long suspension and his open-letter prior to the official ruling coming down. The column…

Super Bowl XLIX Prediction

By Kelton Brooks (@BrooksWeekly) When the Seattle Seahawks No. 1 ranked defense faced off against the Denver Broncos’ No. 1 ranked offense in last year’s Super Bowl, it was the first time in NFL history the two top-ranked offense and defense met in the big dance. And the Seahawks made the Broncos dance alone to…

Divisional Round Playoff Predictions

By Kelton Brooks (@BrooksWeekly) A “slight tear.” Three words Packers’ fan have only heard in their nightmares, but the injury is all but a reality for Aaron Rodgers. But as their Super Bowl winning quarterback once said after Green Bay started the season 1-2, R-E-L-A-X. As prolific a passer Rodgers is, his slightly torn calf muscle…