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Scott Boras is Right, it’s Time to Get Back to Work

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During the first hour of the Outkick show today, Clay discussed baseball mega-agent Scott Boras’s op-ed for the New York Times on why baseball should come back. Boras also appeared on Get Up this morning to discuss the column and comparatively low risks for MLB athletes to return. Clay opens: “People are ready to get… Read more »

Kim Jong Un Body Double Theory Is The Fun We Needed

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We thought Kim Jong Un’s public appearance last week put an end to the wide-spread rumors that he was either dead or close to it. But some wise theorists aren’t buying it was actually him. Kim’s appearance has sparked riveting speculation it was a body double. Some excellent side-by-side photos point out key differences: Was the "Kim… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis shared more good news on the coronavirus front while commenting on British scientist Neil Ferguson’s resignation after violating the social distancing rules he largely influenced with his inflated 2.2 million deaths prediction from Imperial College. Clay also praised Texas AD Chris Del Conte for standing up and sharing… Read more »

ESPN Bringing Back More Studio Shows Next Week

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ESPN announced that the network is expanding its slate of studio programming, beginning next Monday, May 11th, with an 11-hour slate from 8 am through 7 pm ET. Here’s what the schedule will look like: The differences here versus what ESPN is airing now are essentially between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Currently, re-airs of NFL… Read more »

‘Professor Lockdown’ Resigns After Visits from Married Lover

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Love can turn you into many things. A hypocrite is one of them. Example: Neil Ferguson. The British professor, epidemiologist, and lockdown advocate resigned on Tuesday from his government role after violating lockdown rules, per The Daily Telegraph. Ferguson, whose advice led to Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposing a nationwide lockdown, allowed his married lover Antonia Staats to travel across London… Read more »

Daytona International Speedway Hosting Drive-Thru High School Graduations

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We remain in a stretch in America where we yearn for uplifting stories, so here is some fun news: Daytona International Speedway will be hosting drive-thru graduations for Flagler-Palm Coast and Matanzas high schools on May 31st. Per the Daytona Beach News-Journal, this idea came to Daytona speedway president Chip Wile in a dream, and… Read more »

Clay Rants About How California’s List of Outdoor Activities is “Completely illogical”

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The Coronavirus pandemic has kept people across the country indoors for far too long. However, if you’re a resident of the state of California you are now allowed to go outside and participate in a few activities. There’s one problem though, the list is “completely illogical.” Outkick founder Clay Travis discussed the matter on his… Read more »

5 Most Intriguing NFL Matchups in 2020

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The 2020 NFL schedule release is this Thursday. We already know each team’s list of opponents and where each game will take place — we don’t know when. And let me tell you, there are some fascinating matchups set to take place. Here are the five most intriguing of 2020 slate: 5. Texans at Chiefs Chiefs-Texans, partly,… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday and the anonymous mailbag is here to save you from your work or quarantine related doldrums. As always you can send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Here we go: “A few weeks ago, I got a text in a group chat with some high school friends about a girl who… Read more »

Restaurant Prices Are Going to Rise

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We’ve accepted almost as a foregone conclusion that many restaurants will shutter by the time the country opens up again. The estimates range between about 20 and 30 percent, as revenue is slashed when the establishments are either only open for pickup and delivery or closed during the coronavirus shutdown. Meanwhile, fixed costs like rent… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, May 4, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis expressed his condolences to the family of Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history. Clay also shared some good news on the coronavirus front, the federal court decision on the U.S. women’s soccer team case involving player compensation, the University of Arkansas’s decision to announce they will… Read more »

How High Can Better Call Saul Rank Amongst the Greatest TV Shows?

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*This article contains both Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad spoilers. “Better Call Saul vs. Breaking Bad,” a question that once would’ve been mockable, even offensive. But now, is one seriously asked by both critics and fans. I discussed the topic with Jason Martin this past weekend on Fox Sports Radio. I concluded, while the prequel isn’t going… Read more »

Michael Jordan’s Gambling Exemplified America’s Lust for Private Vice from Public Figures

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There was a time in America where the press let the private vices of athletes and entertainers — drinking, drugs, carousing, gambling, etc. — exist in a realm nearly completely outside the coverage of them. While it’s presumable the public would’ve eaten up stories about that, the media consisted largely of an oligopoly of newspapers,… Read more »

The Last Dance Aftershow: Episodes 5 and 6

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OUTKICK LIVE: @sportsrapport and @burackbobby_ break down #TheLastDance: MJ gambling, Dream Team, and more https://t.co/wpEGvN9spC — Outkick the Coverage (@Outkick) May 4, 2020 Outkick’s Ryan Glasspiegel and Bobby Burack broke down last night’s episodes of The Last Dance. Topics included: Biggest takeaways. Thoughts on how the gambling story was presented. What else should have been… Read more »