The Daily Outkick: Thursday, December 27, 2018

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Clay Travis’ 2018 Bowl Gambling Picks (Outkick) We’re going 18-0, kids. Here we go starting with games played today…

Justin Herbert’s Decision To Stay In School Means NFL’s 2019 QB Draft Class Will Be Thin (Yahoo Sports) If you’re an NFL team that needs a quarterback and planned to find one in the 2019 draft, good luck.

Dow Rallies 1,000 Points, Logging Its Biggest Single-day Point Gain Ever (CNBC) Stocks posted their best day in nearly a decade on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average notching its largest one-day point gain in history.

American Becomes First Person to Cross Antarctica Alone (New York Times) The final miles of a nearly two-month race across Antarctica — a lonely effort marked by long days, short nights and stunning endurance — ended Wednesday with a sprint to the finish.

Media Companies Hammered in 2018 (Hollywood Reporter) Shares of most media companies are poised to close out the year in the red. On the plus side, World Wrestling Entertainment is the stock to beat, having risen 141 percent on the heels of some TV distribution deals

Clay Travis: Nick Foles Will Lead Philadelphia To Cover Against Washington (Lock It In)

Cheez-It Bowl Features 9 Interceptions, Failed Trick Plays, Negative QB Ratings (Dallas News) The contest made for a spectacular scene on Twitter as college football fans mocked, cheered, and fired away jokes.

“Fake News?” How One Publication Reported Trump’s Trip To See Troops In Iraq (Wall Street Journal) Can anyone reading those opening two sentences wonder why millions of Americans believe Donald Trump when he tells them that he can’t get a fair shake from the press?

How Fox’s 25 Seasons Of Doing NFL Has Changed The Game (Associated Press) Many of the announcers and production personnel that started with Fox in 1994 are still there as the network is in its 25th season of broadcasting the NFL.

Univision Struggling To Find Buyer For Gizmodo Sites (New York Post) The money-losing operator of sites like Jezebel and Deadspin is still struggling to find a buyer

Purdue Football Superfan/Cancer Fighter Tyler Trent: Why I Am Grateful (News-Press) Though I am in hospice care and have to wake up every morning knowing that the day might be my last, I still have a choice to make.

Minnesota Had Everything in Place for a Championship Run, Then It Began to Unravel (Sports Illustrated) After reaching the NFC title game last year, the Vikings were on the cusp of greatness, led by free agency’s top QB and a roster packed with talent. Instead 2018 has been a roller-coaster of a season.

Disney’s Spat With Verizon Could Kick ESPN Off Fios Cable Network (Deadline) ESPN, Freeform, the Disney Channel and local ABC stations in New York and Philadelphia could go dark by this time next week if the parties cannot reach an agreement.

Matt Patricia Is Apparently Routinely Late To Team Meetings, Press Conferences (The Comeback) Matt Patricia’s first year as the head coach of the Detroit Lions has gone, well, very badly.

Not Everyone Is Buying This Ad Exec’s Call To Boycott Facebook (Ad Age) Analysts and agencies agree that a call by Initiative CEO to stop spending on Facebook is ‘bad advice’.