Former New York congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner will now try his hand at writing a hockey column, BuzzFeed has learned. Weiner will be blogging about the Stanley Cup finals at Business Insider, where he currently contributes a monthly politics column, called “Weiner!”
“I want to prove I can write about right-wingers without insulting anybody,” Weiner told BuzzFeed.
His first column is scheduled to run tomorrow and there will be several updates to follow, a source said. Weiner will be in Los Angeles for tomorrow night’s game between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings and he is currently looking for any available tickets.
Reached for comment, Business Insider politics editor Hunter Walker said, “What can I say? We wanted more Weiner.”
In the lead-up to the announcement to his mayoral run in 2013, reporters showed up to one of his games and a photo of Weiner in goalie pads ended up on the cover of the New York Daily News.
Weiner is a bit of a sports nut. A 2009 profile from the New York Times notes that while Weiner was in Congress, he played as a goalie in a night league, skiied, lifted weights, and was also a member of a congressional baseball team and football team.
Anthony Weiner did not play for the varsity hockey team at SUNY Plattsburgh; a previous version of this post said that he did.