Yet Wieneke came along when Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp was already on his way to setting all the big receiving records. Then with Kupp off to the NFL this year, Wieneke hasn’t quite had the senior season as teammate Dallas Goedert, the tight end whom most NFL Draft analysts say will be the first selected from the FCS next spring.
But with Goedert sidelined by an ankle injury early in Saturday’s quarterfinal-round playoff game against New Hampshire, Wieneke had a Kupp-like performance. Or was it just Wieneke being Wieneke as he caught two touchdowns, had the first rushing score of his career and totaled 188 yards from scrimmage in the No. 5-seeded Jackrabbits’ 56-14 blowout at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium in Brookings.
The NFL commissioner’s job, perhaps the most powerful position in the business of American professional sports, seemed impervious to any threat, especially the ones of Goodell’s own making.
He survived Bountygate. It was rough for a time, but he made it through the Ray Rice scandal. He skated through Deflategate too, coming out of that with even more legal precedent supporting his disciplinary powers as commissioner.
It was a big day for Everson Griffen, and it wasn’t just because of the Vikings’ Thanksgiving game against the Lions.
The Vikings’ defensive end took a video before the game announcing the arrival of his new baby.