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Tommy Chalk

Tommy Chalk is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Prior to joining The Times in September of 2016, Tommy covered the NHL and NFL for FOX Sports. A 2014 graduate from the University of Maryland, Tommy worked as a freelance writer covering advanced statistics within the NHL and NFL, writing analytical articles for The Washington Post and SB Nation blog Japers' Rink. Additionally, Tommy has sports reporting experience from his time with The Post Game and The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism's Capital News Service.

He can be reached at tchalk@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Tommy Chalk

New England Patriots' Tom Brady answers questions during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game at Minute Maid Park Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Already vilified by fans of 31 NFL teams, Tom Brady now target of anti-Trump efforts

football's best player has become the focus of a political debate between those, including many in the sports world, who insist the quarterback must explain -- or even "disavow" -- his friendship with President Trump, and others who contend Tom Brady is as entitled to a political viewpoint as Colin Kaepernick. Published January 31, 2017

New England Patriots' Tom Brady answers questions during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game at Minute Maid Park Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tom Brady gets emotional after discussing his hero

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been asked a ton of questions during the week before Super Bowl LI, but one particular question appeared to get to him. Published January 31, 2017

New England Patriots' Tom Brady answers questions during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game at Minute Maid Park Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tom Brady avoids Trump-related questions

Ever since New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was seen with a "Make America Great Again" hat inside of his locker in 2015, he has been peppered with questions about President Trump. Published January 31, 2017

NFC quarterback Kirk Cousins (8), of the Washington Redskins warm up before the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Kirk Cousins leads Pro Bowl in passing yards

At the conclusion of the Pro Bowl, a 20-13 win by the AFC, the leaderboard led with Washington Redskins' quarterback Kirk Cousins, who threw for 158 yards, more than every one of the six other quarterbacks that participated in the game. Published January 30, 2017

In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) talk during an NFL football training camp practice in Flowery Branch, Ga. Atlanta led the NFL in points (540) by a wide margin, thanks to a career year from QB Matt Ryan (2), who along with WR Julio Jones (11) are All-Pros. The Falcons (13-5) take on the New England Patriots (16-2) in Super Bowl LI in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Patriots and Falcons sport Super Bowl LI patches

With Super Bowl LI just over a week away, a game that will feature two high-powered offenses in the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, both teams have released their jerseys sporting the appropriate patches. Published January 27, 2017