Category: The Daily Outkick

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Nation Bids Farewell to President George H.W. Bush (New York Times) The nation bade farewell on Wednesday to George Herbert Walker Bush, the patriarch of one of the most consequential political dynasties of modern times and the president who presided over the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new era of American… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

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Urban Meyer “Retires” At Ohio State (Outkick) Look, everyone knew Urban Meyer’s time at Ohio State was coming close to an end because he’d gone all Urban Florida on us. You know the signs — program is in decline, off field issues become all encompassing, suddenly his health is in question and he has to “retire.”… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Urban Meyer to Step Down as Ohio State Head Coach After Rose Bowl (Yahoo Sports) Ohio State coach Urban Meyer plans to step down and will coach his final game in the Rose Bowl, sources told Yahoo Sports. Flashback: In October, Clay Travis Predicted Urban Meyer Would Quit (Outkick) “I think there is a legitimate question about… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 3, 2018

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Alabama Survives Georgia In SEC Title Thriller, Playoff Race Down to OU or UGA (Outkick) Jalen Hurts, bringing the Tide back with two fourth quarter touchdowns, delivered one of the great comeback stories in the history of college football and in the process struck a blow for everyone who has ever faced adversity and toughed it… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, November 30, 2018

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Outkick Gambling Picks For “Title” Games 2018 (Outkick) Here are the Outkick gambling picks for SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, & ACC title games. Plus, Pac 12, AAC, and Conference USA. We’re going 8-0, baby! Was Upset of Saints a Job Saver for Cowboys’ Jason Garrett? Sure Sounds Like It (Yahoo Sports) Four wins in 18 days.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, November 29, 2018

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How Jon Gruden Shaped the NFL Playoff Picture (Wall Street Journal) The Raiders’ coach laid the groundwork for teams across the league to reach the playoffs. (The Raiders aren’t one of them.) Grading the First Year College Football Coaches (CBS Sports) Dan Mullen gets an A, Willie Taggart gets an F. The Patriots Aren’t Quite Their… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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College Football Playoff Rankings Reaction: It’ll Be Difficult for Ohio State to Jump Oklahoma (CBS Sports) CFP Selection Committee is having a hard time looking past Ohio State’s 29-point loss to Purdue. CFP Rankings Analysis: New Order Confirms It’s an SEC World Out There (Sports Illustrated) This conference’s dominance is far from being news at this point,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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With Kirk Cousins Outplaying Aaron Rodgers, Packers — and Maybe Mike McCarthy — are Just About Done (Washington Post) A second straight season out of the playoffs for the Packers, this one with Rodgers in the lineup for every game so far, could persuade Team President Mark Murphy that a coaching change would be in order.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, November 26, 2018

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Starting 11: Playoff Chaos Finally Arrives, Maybe (Outkick) The college football regular season is officially over and there are still six teams alive for the college football playoff as we head to the conference title games. Those six teams, in the order I believe they will be ranked by the playoff committee are: Alabama, Clemson,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, November 23, 2018

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ESPN Loses 2 Million Subscribers in Fiscal 2018 (Variety) ESPN has shed about 2 million domestic subscribers over the past 12 months, according to Disney’s newly released annual report. Amazon Bids To Buy 22 Fox Regional Sports Networks (Outkick) Let’s presume this report is true and Amazon is actually making a run at buying these… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Amazon’s Bid For Regional Sports Networks is Big Deal for Sports Broadcasting (Washington Post) A deal with Amazon would be the most notable, potentially shifting live sports rights into a digital sphere. So what does Amazon want with the RSNs? Several industry experts speculated that local game broadcasts could eventually be used to boost the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Rams-Chiefs Was ‘The New NFL’ in its Most Spectacular Form Yet (Washington Post) Rams 54, Chiefs 51 was the extravaganza that everyone wanted to see. It was the third-highest-scoring game in NFL history. It was the first-ever NFL game in which each team had 50 or more points. And there even was enough glory to go… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, November 19, 2018

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Starting 11: Michigan and Ohio State Wobble Into Big Game Edition (Outkick) Remember back when some people tried to argue the playoff would kill the regular season? Boy, were those people idiots. The playoff race has made college football even better. So here we go with all the analysis. Saints Deal Eagles Worst Loss Ever For… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, November 16, 2018

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SEC Cupcake Saturday: Lambs to the Slaughter (Outkick) The Citadel Bulldogs will take aim at the Crimson Tide and if you enjoy car crashes and train wrecks then we suggest you buy your tickets because this one is sure to feature more carnage than Friday the 13th. Packers’ Latest Loss to Seahawks Might Usher in… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 12 (Outkick) Last week we went 10-4 running our season total to 78-55 which is a 59% winning percentage for the Outkick picks on the year. At 59% winners we’ve set an incredibly high standard through 11 weeks — if you hit 52% you win money accounting for the vig — and… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Ohio State Would Face a Hard Legal Road If It Were to Sue Brett McMurphy (Sports Illustrated) Ohio State would face long odds in any legal action against McMurphy. Worse yet for the school, it might unwittingly invite the risks of pretrial discovery by taking McMurphy to court. Few Stars Have Ever Fallen As Fast As… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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Good News: Hue Jackson is Back in Coaching (CBS Sports) After getting annihilated by the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Cincinnati fans have one thing to be happy about: former legendary Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson is back with the Bengals. The Packers Need To Depend On Aaron … Jones (538) Aaron Rodgers is arguably the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, November 12, 2018

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Starting 11: It’s Still Bama, Clemson, Notre Dame & Michigan (Outkick) It was a status quo Saturday with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and Michigan all winning games by double digits to maintain their clear status as the top four teams in college football. Disgraced Ohio State Coach Goes Scorched Earth: Saw Texas Coach Cheat on Wife… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, November 9, 2018

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Steelers Step on the Gas and Throttle Panthers, 52-21 (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) They are nine games into a season that once seemed headed for turmoil again after a 1-2-1 start along with some on- and off-field problems. But no more. They played faster in Heinz Field on offense, defense and special teams Thursday night than Antonio… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 11 (Outkick) Last week we went 9-3 running our season total to 68-51 which is just over a 57% winning percentage for the Outkick picks on the year. If anyone is actually fading the picks — as opposed to just Tweeting about fading them — they are getting absolutely demolished this… Read more »