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Fans Will Return Sooner Than You Realize

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As recently as a few weeks ago, it would have been inconceivable that student athletes would be gearing up to return to campus as early as June 1st in some places. Now that’s a reality. You would’ve been very optimistic if you thought the NBA would almost certainly return to competition in July. They seem… Read more »

Outkick Live with Bobby Carpenter: Joe Rogan, State of Media, Getting to ESPN

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Bobby Carpenter joined Outkick Live this morning. Topics included: Joe Rogan’s $100 million deal with Spotify What is means for the industry Carpenter getting to ESPN without an agent If he’d want to call games Fearing failure His business interests Game of Thrones one year later Emmanuel Acho’s shirtless pics Other stories at Outkick: $100… Read more »

Wyoming Becomes First College to Announce Student Athletes Can Return June 1st

Outkick the Coverage - Wyoming Becomes First College to Announce Student Athletes Can Return June 1st

The NCAA moved on Wednesday to allow voluntary athletic activities beginning June 1st. The first college to announce that they are capitalizing on that date was the University of Wyoming, which announced that football and men’s and women’s basketball players can return to campus at that time. “Our first priority is the health and well-being… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis commented on the JP Morgan study which shows the lockdown ending is not increasing the rate of infection anywhere in the US or in the world. Clay also commented on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his awesome media rant that occurred earlier today. Clay Travis then discussed The Ohio… Read more »

$100M Joe Rogan Deal Positions Spotify to Compete with Apple Podcasts

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Apple woke up yesterday comfortably positioned at the top of the looming podcasts wars. By mid-afternoon, the industry was turned upside down. Joe Rogan announced his long-form podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, will become exclusive to Spotify later this year. The deal is worth more than $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Spotify’s… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis shared the most recent positive news on the coronavirus front. Clay continued by commenting on the Governor of Pennsylvania, who largely failed in his handling of the coronavirus, got upset to the point of commenting on Ben Roethlisberger’s haircut. “This is a real comment by a real elected… Read more »

Gov. Tom Wolf Not Happy Ben Roethlisberger Visited Barbershop

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Ben Roethlisberger managed to slither back into the news this week with a haircut and beard trim. It turns out, Big Ben’s decision to fix up his look before a workout with his teammates was rather controversial. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t happy with the decision: “My concern is just a general concern and anybody who puts… Read more »

Six EPL Players Test Positive for Covid; Isolation Period Is Just One Week

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European soccer is starting to trickle back to play. Bundesliga in Germany resumed over the weekend in empty venues. We aren’t precisely sure when the English Premier League will be back, but it sounds like they are targeting sometime in June. Today, the EPL announced that six players have tested positive for coronavirus, out of… Read more »

Eric Bischoff Discusses Dennis Rodman in NWO While AWOL from NBA Finals Practice

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Eric Bischoff joined Outkick Live this morning! We discussed: Dennis Rodman being AWOL from NBA Finals practice, as he drilled DDP with a chair on WCW Monday Nitro between Games 3 and 4. Nights out drinking with Rodman and Hulk Hogan Managing Rodman’s eccentricities Rodman’s in-ring performance Why Rodman is misunderstood, and is actually an… Read more »

5 Athletes Worthy of their Own Last Dance Series

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The Last Dance is over and Sunday nights are open again. HBO’s I Know This Much Is True will fill the void of drama. But it’s going to be a bit until there’s another sports doc of that caliber. While there’s only one Michael Jordan, there are several current and former athletes worthy of their own… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. As always you can send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Okay, here we go: “I’m 57, proud dad to a 21-year-old son. And I discovered a problem last night. First thing’s first. His mobile phone is somehow linked to my iTunes account. Every once in… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, May 18, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis commented on the governors of New York and California and their sudden reversal on their positions regarding sports returning to their states. Clay also praised other governors, including the governors of Georgia and Tennessee, who opted to open their states early based on data rather than emotions. Clay continued… Read more »

Michael Jordan’s Entourage Said More About Him Than Any Last Dance Interviews Revealed

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On Outkick the Show on Monday morning Clay discussed the finale of The Last Dance and Michael Jordan’s entourage, which was very different from the types of guys you see in most entourages in today’s world. Jordan surrounded himself with older “father figures” where most entourages are made up of young good looking “Yes men.”… Read more »

Sports Media and Pop Culture Mailbag: ESPN’s Most Important Personalities, Talents on Rise, Netflix

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Last week, I asked Outkick readers to send in sports media and pop culture questions to my Twitter DMs for a mailbag. I couldn’t get to all the questions, but I want to thank everyone who participated. Some of you are rather interesting.  Not shockingly, the topics disproportionately favored sports media. Let’s go: “Who are ESPN’s… Read more »

Dave Portnoy: HBO Sports Boss Peter Nelson Has Big Role in Call Her Daddy / Barstool Rift

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Call Her Daddy, the popular smut talk podcast hosted by Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn on Barstool Sports, has been dark for over a month. While Page Six wrote about a contract dispute between the two sides in late April, everyone had been relatively quiet about the actual specifics until Barstool founder Dave Portnoy posted… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Friday, May 15, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis offered another dose of data-centric rational thinking with regard to the coronavirus. Clay also commented on the armed robbery charges facing Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar of the NFL, criticized NFL owners for considering the proposed draft-pick incentives for hiring minorities, shared his opinion on what college football might look… Read more »