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The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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College Football Playoff Rankings: Michigan Slides Into No. 4 Spot, LSU Avoids Major Fall (CBS Sports) A new set of College Football Playoff Rankings is out from the CFP Selection Committee, and there was very little drama this week. The top six were pretty obvious after the results of last week. James Conner Has Been Better… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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Forget Jerry, ‘Dumb and Dumber’ is Jason Garrett and Dak Prescott (Fort Worth Star Telegram) Please, on this election day, do not waste your time campaigning that either of these men deserve to drink from anything other than a keg of mockery and ridicule after their dynamically dreadful performance on Monday night. Mariota, Titans Shine in… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, November 5, 2018

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Starting 11: Alabama and Georgia Establish Dominance Edition (Outkick) Clay’s playoff four, SEC power rankings 1-14, national top ten, and through nine games is Alabama the greatest college football team ever? ESPN Apologizes After James Carville Suggests a Pro-Alabama SEC Conspiracy on ‘GameDay’(Yahoo Sports) An ESPN source told Yahoo Sports that the network issued the apology because… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, November 2, 2018

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3 Games This Week Could Tell Us Who Will Make The College Football Playoff (538) There may be no more pivotal slate of games this season than that of Week 10, with three games on the Nov. 3 docket with critical consequences for the College Football Playoff. Have Jon Gruden’s Raiders Given Up On Him? (Mercury… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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College Football Playoff Rankings: Alabama Opens at No. 1 With Clemson, LSU, Notre Dame In (CBS Sports) The first College Football Playoff Rankings for the 2018 season are out, and there were a lot of close decisions to sort through. First College Football Playoff Rankings: No Surprises but a Few Conundrums (New York Times) The College Football… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Browns Needed to Fire Hue Jackson and Todd Haley to Save Baker Mayfield (BR) Jackson, who the Browns fired Monday after he amassed a 3-36-1 record in Cleveland, did care about winning games. But he cared only in the abstract sense that winning games was the most direct means of accomplishing his real goal: making sure… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 29, 2018

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Starting 11: The Calm Before the Playoff Storm Edition (Outkick) My playoff four, the @outkick national top 10, & my SEC power rankings 1-14. The Starting 11 is here. Red Sox Can Stake Claim as One of the Greatest Teams in Baseball History (Boston Globe) The 2018 baseball season is over and the Boston Red Sox are… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 26, 2018

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Outkick’s Vegas Top Ten For Week 9 (Outkick) Bet the Board‘s top ten still includes a strong SEC presence but even after their win and cover against Mississippi St the Bayou Bengals are still on the outside looking in for the top 10. U.S. GDP Grows Above-Forecast 3.5% (Bloomberg) The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.5 percent pace… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Outkick’s College Football Gambling Picks For Week 9 (Outkick) Picking Georgia-Florida, Clemson at FSU, Vols-Gamecocks, Purdue at Michigan State, Vandy at Arkansas, Texas A&M at Mississippi State and Kentucky at Mizzou. Get rich, kids. UCF Does Not Have a Realistic Shot at Making the College Football Playoff (CBS Sports) The problem UCF had last year is the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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The Tiny Iowa College That Changed the NFL (WSJ) The Air Raid offense, which produced Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield, has infiltrated the NFL. It traces its roots back to Iowa Wesleyan. Jon Gruden, Who Was Awful at the NFL Draft While in Tampa, Has 3 First-Round Picks in 2019 (Big Lead) Jon Gruden historically has not… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Giants Saved Their Most Embarrassing Flop for Prime Time (New York Post) We now come to the portion of the season for the Giants when pleading is the only hope for Eli Manning and his truly pathetic offense. Rae Carruth’s Story Isn’t His Release, But the Son Who Survived (SB Nation) Chancellor Lee Adams survived, an 18-year-old… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 22, 2018

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Starting 11: The Big Ten’s a Mess Edition (Outkick) With Ohio State’s loss, what happens in the playoff picture? SEC power rankings 1-14, my national top ten, and my playoff four. The Starting 11’s live from London. AP Top 25 poll: Alabama Remains at No. 1 as Ohio State Falls out of Top 10 in College… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 18, 2018

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ESPN President Joins Disney CEO In Announcing Network Got Too Political, Alienated Viewers (Outkick) Jimmy Pitaro, the new president of ESPN, is saying now what Clay Travis has said for the past two years: ESPN’s new strategy of getting woke was bad for their business and bad for their brand. Get woke and go broke. Astros… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Outkick’s College Football Gambling Picks For Week 8 (Outkick) I’m picking Bama-Vols, Miss. State at LSU, Michigan at Michigan State, Vandy-Kentucky, Oregon at Washington State, Ohio State at Purdue, Central Florida at ECU, and Memphis at Mizzou. Brewers Seethe After Manny Machado Kicks Jesus Aguilar: ‘Dirty Play by a Dirty Player’ (USA Today) Machado’s kick/attempted spike of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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We’re All Native Americans Now (WSJ) Elizabeth Warren demonstrates the folly of identity politics. Starting 11: LSU Soars, Georgia Crumbles (Outkick) SEC power rankings 1-14, Outkick national top ten & my four playoff teams. Starting 11 is live. Did Elizabeth Warren Just Kill Identity Politics? (WSJ) If the Massachusetts senator is now a person of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 15, 2018

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Gruden’s Return Is a Lost Year for Raiders (SI) They were overwhelmed by the Seahawks as the defense searches for talent and the offense suffers due to growing pains for the rookie offensive tackles. If Jon Gruden wasn’t already looking at a few years down the line, he can now 10 Takeaways From an Upset-Heavy… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 12, 2018

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NFL VP Credits Focus on Football Rather than Politics as Reason for Ratings Boost (WSJ) “[Players protesting the national anthem] were conversations that were polarizing around the sport. Now we’re talking around the sport.” How LSU And Oklahoma Can Still Make The College Football Playoff (538) How can the Tigers and Sooners climb their way back… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 4, 2018

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College Football Gambling Picks for Week 6 (Outkick) You guys know I hate to brag, but our Outkick gambling picks are totally and completely on fire. All of you who have played every Outkick pick, or signed up for the VIP, should be swimming in cash. College Football’s 25 Highest-Paid Coaches (SI) Harbaugh is the most… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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The College Football Playoff Picture Just Got Scary for the Big Ten — Again (New York Times) This season, the Big Ten may be more cutthroat than ever. The structure of the playoff — four teams, five power conferences — already guarantees that at least one conference will be left out. College Football Top 25 Takeaways:… Read more »