The Daily Outkick: Friday, December 28, 2018

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LeBron James Exposes Sports Media’s Far Left Wing Bias (Outkick) So what happened when LeBron said white NFL owners were slavemasters and reposted offensive rap lyrics? The sports media gave him a pass. Even worse, many in the sports media didn’t only give LeBron a pass, they actually defended his reposting of the rap lyrics.

Oklahoma And Its Much-mocked Defense Prep For Alabama (Washington Post) Here are the four defensive units, in yards per play: Clemson No. 1, Alabama No. 7, Notre Dame No. 8 and Oklahoma No. 101.

Nevada Sports Betting Breaks Another Record As US Handle Nears $1 Billion In November (Legal Sports Report) Six short months ago, Nevada stood alone in the US legal sports betting landscape. That is far from the case today as 2018 draws to a close.

Clemson’s Run Game Could Give Notre Dame Fits (538) Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t see the matchup as being particularly close, opening with the Tigers as 10.5-point favorites.

Latino Voters Stick With Gop Despite Trump’s Immigration Rhetoric (Axios) A significant percentage of Latino voters are sticking with the Republican party and continuing to support President Trump.

Saint Nick Foles Is Here to Save the Eagles. Again. (Wall Street Journal) For the second straight year, the same unlikely hero emerged to resurrect the Eagles season.

Athletes Don’t Own Their Tattoos. That’s a Problem for Video Game Developers. (New York Times) Any creative illustration “fixed in a tangible medium” is eligible for copyright, and, according to the United States Copyright Office, that includes the ink displayed on someone’s skin.

Nick Saban Wants College Football Playoff To Remain Four Teams (Washington Post) Saban is the only coach whose team has been included in the CFP in all five years of its existence. Why would he want to expand the field and make it more likely he could suffer an early-round upset?

NBC Registers Domain Names For Sports Betting (Domain Name Wire) NBC registered a handful of sports betting domain names including and, as well as versions of NBCSportsBet, NBCSportsBets, NBCSportsbook and NBCSportsBetting.

NFL, MLB Scouts Break Down Kyler Murray’s Big Decision: ‘He Can Be A Star’ (Yahoo Sports) There’s an increasing feeling in NFL circles that Murray may attempt to be the next Baker Mayfield before he tries to be the next Mookie Betts.

Netflix Releases Interactive Movie That Allows Viewers to Choose Plot (CNBC) Netflix will allow users to choose how an episode will develop and end as it pushes further into interactive TV.

Dems’ New Year’s Resolution: Stiff Trump On The Wall And Reopen The Government (Politico) Democratic leaders think the president is playing a losing hand and will be under pressure to relent.

The Streaming Wars Began In 2018—and They’ll Only Get Worse (Wired) With several high-profile new services being launched next year, viewers will find themselves subjected to the programming and pricing whims of various studios, tech companies, and mega-conglomerates.

Alabama Player Stops Himself From Throwing Shade At Kyler Murray Mid-Sentence (For The Win) DT Quinnen Williams was ready to give Oklahoma some bulletin board material before he thought better of it.