Brendan Meyer, Bleacher Report

Brendan Meyer

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Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent:
  • Bleacher Report
Past:
  • Nieman Storyboard
  • Casper Star-Tribune
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • GuideLive.com
  • Billings Gazette

Recent articles by Brendan:

Quarantine Quarterback: How a Robot Helped NFL Stars Train in Unique Offseason

Two months after the Super Bowl, George Kittle was stuck at his Nashville, Tennessee, home looking for someone to throw him a football... → Read More

When the bounds of conventional journalism are too tight

Marquee narrative writer Tom Junod delivers a Stephen King-esque mystery with "The Hero of Goodall Park," and rejects one-size-fits-all detachment. → Read More

Rev. James Reeb's legacy ignites discussion on empathy, confronting racism

In an alleyway between David and Center streets in Downtown Casper, Rev. James Reeb finishes a march he started 54 years ago. → Read More

The Double-Life of Boxing's Biggest Cinderella Story

One month before he defends his world championship belt against a boxer many think he can't beat again, Andrew Cancio steadies a jackhammer on a quiet residential street in California, trying to fix a gas leak... → Read More

What's with the cop statue at the Central Market on Lovers Lane? Curious Texas investigates

Right now, there’s a New Jersey police officer outside the Central Market on Lovers Lane writing a ticket.He stands just under 6 feet tall near... → Read More

How can you change the color of the Dallas skyline? Curious Texas enlightens

At night, the Dallas skyline is synonymous with color.There are the flashing bulbs of Reunion Tower. The scrolling kaleidoscope of images at The... → Read More

I saw Willie Nelson perform, and it was beautiful, and it was sad

I saw Willie Nelson perform in New Braunfels on Saturday night, and it was beautiful, and sad. His first song was Whiskey River, but his guitar... → Read More

This 101-year-old veteran has finally retired from his weekly job in Dallas

All he wanted was a little more sleep. It was 5:45 a.m., 15 minutes before his alarm was set to ring, and Chester Hollingsworth lay in bed, tired,... → Read More

Midnight on the midway: What happens after the State Fair shuts down for the day

They file toward the exit gates with half-eaten bags of cotton candy, with sleeping kids tucked in strollers and giant stuffed pandas locked under... → Read More

The Sometimes Stranger: Night after night, this Plano man visits his wife with Alzheimer's

PLANO -- He takes his 7 p.m. pills and scribbles his name on the assisted living sign-out sheet. Then he inches his walker toward the parking lot,... → Read More

OneDay app preserves the stories of the older generation before 'they're gone forever'

Patti Fitch never thought to record videos of her mother.Of course, she knew the stories, about her mother's Polish heritage or job at AT&T.... → Read More

112-year-old Austin resident, our oldest living veteran, robbed of savings, identity

Someone is impersonating the oldest man in America.Family members of Richard Overton, the 112-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Austin,... → Read More

111-year-old Texan, the oldest living U.S. veteran, takes his first trip on a private jet

After more than 111 years of living, the nation's oldest veteran was treated to an unexpected first: a trip on a private jet.On Saturday, Austin's... → Read More

Why Dallas' skyline was glittering with gold Monday night for #BeGolden

Alfredo Duarte arrived in America undocumented, crammed in the trunk of a car with five other people.The year was 1975, and Duarte, then 17, sought... → Read More

Keys to making Dallas a more inclusive city? Don't forget Southern hospitality, barbecue

The closest Wajahat Ali ever came to visiting Dallas was on a connecting flight. It was just a layover, years ago, but the moment made a lasting... → Read More

The secret to good health is simpler than you'd think

The game started on a car drive.Gina Kolata's grandchildren, ages 4 and 2, were buckled in the back seat. Kolata drove past a Burger King, and the... → Read More

What does it take to be a country star? Aaron Watson explains

He's performed to 70,000 fans at the Houston Rodeo and toured all over the U.S. and Europe.He's released more than a dozen country records and in... → Read More

North Texas' most memorable viral stars

Every week, someone else becomes a viral Internet star. It's a type of fame accessible to anyone. Ordinary people -- some talented, some less so --... → Read More

This is what you should, and should not do, after achieving viral fame

People are asking for pictures and autographs. Your social media is blowing up with friend requests, mentions and likes. Newspapers, radio shows... → Read More

'Thank God I'm here': Dallas man's mission is to keep his neighborhood park clean

From across the street, Tim Felix could see the workload ahead.Empty cans shimmered in the sunlight. Paper cups tumbled across the ground.... → Read More