Colin William Weaver has been alive since autumn of 1991, fascinated by sports since the summer of 1995, in love with economics since autumn of 2006, a B.A. economics graduate of the University of Chicago since the summer of 2013, a sport management student at the University of San Francisco since the summer of 2014, a research assistant at OSKR, LLC since autumn of 2014, and an intern at USA Marketing since the winter of 2014. It is widely accepted that 2014 was a rather good year for Colin, as he began his transition from a kid who once took an Economics of Sports class to a young adult who receives a paycheck to think about, analyze, and communicate economic arguments in the sports business. (And goodness, does he ever have a lot to learn.)

This blog presents his own thoughts and opinions, which in turn frequently reference others who are smarter and more experienced than he is, and which focus on the intersection between sports, economics, management, and strategy.

Before beginning graduate school and his current jobs, Colin posted regularly five days a week. Now Colin posts most days by about 9 or 10, occasionally as early as 7, and sometimes as late as 12 or 1. He stops around 5:30 or 6, occasionally about 4 or 5, and sometimes as late as midnight, or later. On some days he doesn’t post at all, but lately he’s been posting a lot, unless he hasn’t been.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinwilliamweaver

Twitter: @candid_colin

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1 reply on “About”

Hey Colin- I love your blog and always learn something new. I was thinking about some of those great “Miracle Plays” you referenced in one of your recent articles, and it made me think of a few questions you might be able to answer.

I’ve seen some amazing football plays, but only some have been immortalized and given names (like “The River City Relay” “The Music City Miracle” or even some so definitive to just be called “The Catch”). Why do only some amazing plays becomes legends, whereas other (seemingly just as amazing) plays aren’t remembered? Is it the crowd, importance of the game, importance of the play, etc? Also- when I went back to watch some of these plays, I hardly recognized any of the receivers/runningbacks that made them happen- it was almost as if they were a “one-hit wonder” (e.g. the “helmet catch” with David Tyree). The guys that make these plays don’t seem to be all-star players (obviously they are good if they are in the NFL, but they aren’t rewriting record books). Does this “little guy” effect help create the legend and immortalize the play?

Even if I’m completely wrong about my assumptions, can you just talk about the impact of immortalized plays?

Thanks Colin- you are amazing!


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