The Saturday Reader is always one of the most popular pieces on the website each week. I enjoy reading the stories put out on the Internet and picking five that I think you might like. This week is no exception. Give them a read and drop me a note with your thoughts.
Here is this week’s Saturday Reader…
It’s a special season for the Chiefs. It’s the type of season that hasn’t happened for 50 years. And just when you thought you had heard everything about the Chiefs, you realize that you have missed one of the best stories. CJ Moore wrote a great piece for The Athletic in which he described the relationship between Tim Fajkus and Stephanie Dorr and the amazing journey of their love for the Chiefs and Stephanie’s health battles.
Bernie Miklasz has been writing in St. Louis for as long as I can remember. He was the voice of the St. Louis Post Dispatch for years until leaving to work for 101 ESPN and most recently The Athletic. Bernie recently wrote a piece explaining the health issues he has been dealing with. In it, he discussed, among other things, his battle with depression and how it runs in his family. It’s an important topic that needs to be discussed and Bernie did it wonderfully.
Chiefs fans have been waiting for a franchise quarterback for years. Most who follow the team have never seen them with one. And because of that, many Chiefs fans are still struggling getting used to watching a game knowing their quarterback will usually have the last laugh and pull out a win for the team. This week Adam Teicher of ESPN.com wrote a piece on how the Chiefs always have a chance to win as long as Patrick Mahomes is their quarterback.
The NHL All-Star game is in St. Louis this weekend. Tom Timmermann wrote a piece for the St. Louis Post Dispatch about how the All-Stars got their start by playing juniors. The experience sounds very much like what baseball players deal with in the low minors but maybe not quite that good. Give it a read. I think you will enjoy this.
Some prisoners at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York use sports gambling for an escape. Current inmate John Lennon – not that John Lennon – wrote a piece about it that was published by Sports Illustrated. Gambling isn’t allowed in prison but its also not heavily enforced and prisoners know how to remove the evidence of it.
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