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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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

College Players of the Week: Week 5

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(Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports) Week 5 saw blowouts, close wins, and the craziest way to cover that I’ve ever seen. Let’s take a look at the college players of the week. Offensive Player of the Week: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Winston absolutely torched, I mean torched, Maryland on Saturday, to the tune of 393 yards and ... Read More »

NFL: Best and Worst of Week 5

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As Week 5 in the NFL came to a close last night, it’s time to take a look at the best and worst performers from the weekend. Best QB Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys – 25/36, 506 yards, 5 TD, INT Romo is catching a lot of flack this week, despite setting a single-game career high for passing yards. His interception ... Read More »

Zone Read Podcast: College Players of the Week

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(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 ... Read More »

Zone Read Podcast: September 3, 2013 – Episode 2

The Zone Read Podcast

Zone Read Podcast Show Notes: Hosts: Jamie Plunkett: Dallas Sports Rant, Frogs O’ War, Rant Sports Chris Reed: Producer, Chris Reed Tech Subscribe: iTunes Twitter Podcast Homepage College Football Recap: Clemson/Georgia Alabama/Virginia Tech Florida State/Pittsburg SMU/Texas Tech South Carolina/North Carolina K-State/North Dakota State Iowa State/Northern Iowa Boise State/Washington Ole Miss/Vanderbilt TCU/LSU Texas A&M/Rice Johnny Manziel College Football Preview: Notre Dame/Michigan ... Read More »

Zone Read Podcast: August 26, 2013 – Episode 1

The Zone Read Podcast

Zone Read Podcast Show Notes: Hosts: Jamie Plunkett: Dallas Sports Rant, Frogs O’ War, Rant Sports Chris Reed: Producer, Chris Reed Tech Subscribe: iTunes Twitter YouTube College Football: Johnny Football National Championship Contenders National Championship Conference Champions NFL: Offseason stories Aaron Hernandez Von Miller The Dustin Keller Will the Ravens repeat? Super Bowl contenders Fantasy: Some leagues begin drafting Early ... Read More »

Zone Read: Top 10 NFL Quarterbacks

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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. Read More »