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The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 25, 2019

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Goodell’s Silence On Saints-Rams No-Call Is Deafening (SI) While the controversy has created a circus, a Saints player’s request to hear from the commissioner is more than sensible. Shutdown Talks Revived After Senate Bills Fail (Wall Street Journal) McConnell, Schumer huddle; ‘We’re talking, we’re talking,’ Schumer says Super Bowl 2019 Odds: Sportsbooks Test Pats -3 As Bets As… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 24, 2019

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James Harden Drops 61 Points As Rockets Top Knicks (New York Post) Harden’s fast-break bucket with three seconds left tied the opponent scoring record at the Garden set by Kobe Bryant. Trump Says He’ll Delay Speech Until After Shutdown, as Democrats Draft Border Security Plan (New York Times) Trump said  he would give the State of the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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It’s Unanimous: Mariano Rivera Is A Hall Of Famer (New York Times) Rivera, the career saves leader who helped the Yankees win five World Series, became the first player ever elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Senate Leaders Push Votes On Dueling Bills To End Shutdown (Wall Street Journal) Political aides from both parties were… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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When The Whole Country Reviews A Play, Referees Can’t Always Join (New York Times) The Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman clearly broke the rules but the referees did not call a penalty and the play was not reviewable by league. I Failed The Covington Catholic Test (The Atlantic) Next time there’s a viral story, I’ll wait for more facts… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 21, 2019

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New England Patriots Down Kansas City Chiefs In Overtime For Super Bowl Berth (New York Times) It will be the Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl after New England beat the Chiefs, 37-31, on Sunday. Trump, Democrats Float Proposals To End Shutdown, But Wide Gaps Remain (Wall Street Journal) Sides show no signs… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 18, 2019

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The NFL Playoffs Weren’t Designed to Produce Upsets (The Ringer) For the second time in four years, the 1- and 2-seeds will square off in both conference championship games. No other sport’s postseason produces this level of chalk, but the NFL wouldn’t want it any other way. Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New #MeToo-Inspired Ad… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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ESPN Host Says Trump Serving Fast Food Was Racist (Outkick) On ESPN’s First Take, Molly Qerim decided to drop the wokest of woke takes about the Clemson football team visiting the White House and dining on fast food there. Will Shutdown Hurt Trump in 2020? (538) approval ratings tend to rebound after shutdowns, and in any… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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Warriors Set NBA Record With 51-point First Quarter In Rout Of Nuggets (USA Today) Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 31 points as the Warriors scored an NBA-record, 51-point first quarter. Razor Burn: Gillette Ad Stirs Online Uproar (Associated Press) A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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Kyler Murray Knows His Options. That’s Why This Isn’t Simple. (New York Times) “I’ve always felt like I could play in the N.F.L.,” Murray said last month. “I’m a confident guy.” Lovin’ It: Trump Fetes Champion Clemson With Burgers, Fries (CNBC) “We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 14, 2019

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New England Patriots And Tom Brady Are Underdogs For First Time In 68 Games In AFC Championship (Forbes) According to BetDSI sportsbook, Brady has been favored in 67 straight starts including the playoffs. The streak as betting favorite has been alive for 174 weeks or 1,218 days. Kyler Murray Has Two Sports Hanging on His Unique… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 11, 2019

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The Keys to Every NFL Divisional Round Game (The Ringer) Andy Reid gets a chance to avenge his most tragic playoff failure, the Cowboys D will face its greatest test, and the Patriots may have to try to run the ball against the team that just shut down Lamar Jackson. White House Aides Explore Alternative Ways… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 10, 2019

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A’s Expect Top Pick Kyler Murray To Enter NFL Draft (San Francisco Chronicle) According to a source, Murray declaring for the draft is not considered to be contractually significant. Twitter Hopes You Want To Watch NBA Games From A Camera Focused On Just One Player (Recode) Twitter cut a streaming deal with the NBA to show… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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Trevor Lawrence Already Great At 19. Money Keeping Him Out Of The NFL (Guardian) College football’s archaic rules force Lawrence to stay in school for an extra two years. Trump Ratchets Up Plea For A Border Wall, Calling It ‘a Crisis Of The Soul’ (Politico) But the president does not yet declare a national emergency or lay… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Tigers Crush Tide To Reclaim Throne, Win 2019 National Championship (CBS Sports) It was an absolute domination as Clemson mauled Alabama to win its second title in three years. Trump Will Take Case for Border Wall to Public in National Address (New York Times) The White House announced that President Trump would make a prime-time address… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 7, 2019

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Legend Of Nick Foles Grows; Becomes Highest-Rated NFL Playoff Passer (Philly) At this point, long strings of fancy adjectives aren’t necessary to represent what Nick Foles is and what Nick Foles does. NFL Playoffs Ratings: Viewership Skyrockets For ESPN, ABC, Fox Games (Deadline) With the networks’ new-found focus on football rather than politics, ratings for the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 4, 2019

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NFL Signs Caesars as Casino Partner, Inches Toward Betting Deals (Bloomberg) This is the NFL’s first-ever casino partner, bringing the pro sport and its owners closer to a possible deal for sports betting. Job Growth Surges By 312,000 In December (CNBC) Job creation ended 2018 on a powerful note, with nonfarm payrolls surging by 312,000 in… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 3, 2019

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CFP Championship Game Ticket Prices Plummet More Than 90% (Yahoo Sports) Ticket prices for Monday’s college football national title game are cratering – get-in prices hit $150 on StubHub. By comparison, last year’s get-in price peaked at about $1,700. Enter the House of Pelosi (Wall Street Journal) The main Democratic goal will be destroying Donald Trump. Football… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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LSU Upstages UCF’s National Championship Plans With Its Own Showcase Win in Fiesta Bowl (Sports Illustrated) The Tigers dictated play and, even with several stars missing, looked like the Power 5 titans they are in ending UCF’s 25-game winning streak. Divided Congress’s First Task: Tussle With Trump Over Shutdown (Bloomberg) The first test of the new dynamic… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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College Football Bowl Games on New Years Day: Predictions, Picks, Odds, Lines, Schedule (CBS Sports) The 2018-19 college football bowl season has reached its ultimate conclusion, and it comes with the second-best day of games on this slate: New Year’s Day. Elizabeth Warren Dives In (Wall Street Journal) She’ll counter Trump’s populism with a left-wing economic version.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 31, 2018

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Tua Tagovailoa-Kyler Murray Showcase Proves Heisman Vote Should Be Post-Bowls (BR) Not only did Tua set an Orange Bowl passing efficiency record, but he also proved once and for all that he’s the most dominant player in college football. One deserving of the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Lopsided Games, Schedule Drag Down CFP Television Ratings (Associated Press) Television… Read more »