The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 15, 2020

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From Newfound Optimism To Potential ‘Disaster’: Inside The Conversation Around College Football’s Return (SI) SI asked the game’s 11 most important decision-makers about the fate of the 2020 season. Their answers suggest everything’s still on the table.

White House Would Likely Support A New Round Of Stimulus Checks, Sources Say (CNBC) The House is set to vote on a $3 trillion stimulus bill on Friday to blunt the coronavirus pandemic’s devastating effects on the economy and health-care system.

Giants’ Deandre Baker And Seahawks’ Quinton Dunbar Accused Of Robbery (New York Times) Baker, a first-round draft pick for the Giants last year, and Dunbar were named in arrest warrants after an armed robbery was reported at a cookout party in Florida.

Orlando Is Reopening. Persuading Tourists To Come Back Is Harder. (Wall Street Journal) Coronavirus pandemic keeps the theme parks closed, starving all the other businesses that need the visitors they draw.

Rob Manfred Says MLB Owners Could Lose $4 Billion If Season Is Canceled, Outlines Testing Plan (Yahoo! Sports) Amid a contentious stand-off with MLB players, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on CNN on Thursday to discuss the league’s outlook amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Democrats Say The Worst Of The Coronavirus Is Yet To Come. Republicans Say The Worst Is Over. (538) While Americans are mostly on the same page about current social distancing measures, there are also signs that they increasingly disagree about where the crisis is headed.

NFL Insider Notes: Saints’ Sean Payton Believes Buccaneers Tanked For Jameis Winston, Dishes On Key NFL Issues (CBS Sports) Payton opened up about several hot button NFL issues.

The Great Reopening Experiment (Axios) A rolling, living experiment — and preview of coming attractions for the rest of the country — has begun in Wisconsin, after a surprise court ruling made the Badger State the first in the nation where businesses can reopen.

Booger McFarland Wasn’t Bothered By The Criticism And Memes During His ‘MNF’ Stint (For The Win) Anytime you are the biggest fish in the pond, you have to deal with a lot of things.”

The Brit Trying To Fix Facebook’s Global Image (Politico) The company hired no less than a former deputy prime minister of the UK to fix its reputation and governance. But is Nick Clegg changing Facebook for the better—or putting a fresh shine on deep problems?

Former MLB Manager Art Howe In ICU Due To The Coronavirus (ESPN) Art Howe, who managed the Houston Astros, Oakland Athletics and New York Mets after his major league playing career, is hospitalized in intensive care with the coronavirus.

Law Firm Hackers Double Ransom Demand, Threaten Donald Trump (New York Post) The ransom demand for the secret files of a cyber-attacked lawyer to A-list stars has doubled to $42 million.

Stanford Football And Baseball Player Zach Hoffpauir Passes Away (247 Sports) He was set to work for former Cardinal wide-out Ed McCaffrey at Northern Colorado and the article mentions the fact that Zach was best friends with Ed’s son Christian, with whom he played while at Stanford.

Every Call Sign From ‘Top Gun,’ Ranked (The Ringer) Which fighter pilot nickname from the iconic Tom Cruise movie is best? Here’s a hint: It’s definitely not “Chipper.”

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