This Week In Football Writing: September 21, 2015

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High School Football Inc.

Jeré Longman at the New York Times on the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida which is not eligible to play in the state championship, yet has six of the top 100 ranked prospects in the country.

On the Couch Episode: 105 minutes w/Bloom

Matt Waldman sits down with Sigmund Bloom for the “On the Couch” podcast, discussing fantasy football, Adrian Peterson, rookie quarterbacks, and Carlos Hyde.

Let Athletes Dope: A Moral Case
Torbjörn Tännsjö at the Boston Globe makes the case that performance enhancing drugs should be allowed in sports.

Jeffrey Kessler: The Last Line of Defense for Player Rights

Tim Graham at the Buffalo News has an in-depth profile of Jeffrey Kessler, who is not undefeated against the NFL ‒ it only seems that way because he wins so many court cases against Roger Goodell.

Battle for Benefits, Part 1: “Why Do I Have to Fight You Now?”

Battle for Benefits, Part 2: George Visger’s Many Lives

Battle for Benefits, Part 3: “Don’t Make Proud Men Beg”

In this three-part series, Aaron Gordon at Vice Sports looks at the plight of former NFL players, forced to beg for the benefits that they have earned.

New: 87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

A Frontline report by Jason M. Breslow states that 87 out of 91 brains of former NFL players tested positive for brain disease.

’15 OSR Report: Week 1 vs Panthers

Mike Backherms of SB Nation plans to track the Offensive Success Rate (OSR) of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and dives deep on their Week 1 contest against the Carolina Panthers.

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