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Join the DSR Tournament Challenge!


The tournament is just a day away and even though SMU couldn’t sneak in, there should still be plenty of activity around the area as DFW gets ready to host the Final Four at Jerry World in a few weeks. Come join the DSR Bracket Challenge group in ESPN Tournament Challenge and compete to see if your bracket beats the ...

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Cowboy’s Tony Dorsett Diagnosed With CTE

Tony Dorsett

Former Dallas Cowboys’ running back Tony Dorsett, along with several other former NFL players, have been diagnosed with having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE. CTE is a degenerative condition that is caused by head trauma, and is linked to depression, dementia and other symptoms. Recently PBS and Frontline made a documentary entitled League of Denial surrounding the disease ...

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NFL Injury Impact: Fantasy Football Replacements

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Week 7 in the NFL was a tough one for fantasy football owners, and for teams in real life. With major injuries to Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Doug Martin, Jay Cutler, and many more, owners are scrambling to find fantasy football replacements for the impact players they’ve lost. Let’s look at your best options for filling in the new holes ...

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Best and Worst in the NFL: Week 6

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Best QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions – 25/43, 248 yards, 4 TD, INT Stafford led the Lions back from a 17-7 deficit to Cleveland on Sunday with 24 unanswered points in the second half. Stafford connected with seven different players on passes in the game, including three touchdown passes to tight end Joseph Fauria. Runner Up: Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles ...

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Zone Read Podcast: College Players of the Week


(Photo Credit: USATSI) College Football got underway with a bang in Week 1, and now it’s time for the first Zone Read Podcast Player of the Week Awards. Offensive Player of the Week: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Winston, a redshirt freshman, helped Florida State annihilate Pitt on Monday night, completing 25 of 27 passes for 353 yards and four ...

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Zone Read: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks


The Next 5 (in no particular order): Robert Griffin III (Washington Redskins), Andy Dalton (Cincinnati Bengals), Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts), Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers). Disagree with the Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks? Let us know, leave a comment.

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Zone Read: Top 10 College Quarterbacks

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With college football rapidly approaching, we decided to take a look at the top 10 college quarterbacks. Disagree with the list? Let us hear it in the comments and tell us who’s in your top 10.

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Dirk Nowitzki: The World’s Worst Flopper


Dirk has been open about his feelings on flopping, and the NBA’s approach to combating it. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t willing to do a little acting of his own. Here’s a video of Dirk making the most magical, yet terrible, flop of all time in a charity soccer match in Wurzburg, Germany. I’ve also created a gif of ...

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Josh Hamilton is the Angels’ Lamar Odom


(Photo Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images) I know what you’re thinking: Jamie, why the heck are you writing about two guys we absolutely hate around here? Because something just dawned on me. Sports redemption is happening right in front of our faces. We’re getting our good karma for suffering through a terrible season of give-up from one of the ...

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