The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 2, 2020

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A Deep Dive Into The NFL’s Impressive Ratings In 2019 (The Big Lead) Overall the NFL was up 5 percent and averaged 16.5 million viewers (television only) across all networks in 2019. From its kickoff, the NFL made up 47 of the top 50 most-watched telecasts.

Global Stocks Launch Higher After Chinese Easing Move (Wall Street Journal) The first trading day of 2020 had a positive start as the People’s Bank of China injected a fresh slug of liquidity into the banking system

Don Larsen, Yankee Who Pitched Only Perfect Game In World Series History, Dies At 90 (New York Times) For one day in 1956 he was the picture of perfection.

Bernie Sanders Campaign Announces A Massive Cash Haul Of $34.5 Million In The Fourth Quarter Of 2019 (Washington Post) Sanders raised more than $96 million in 2019 alone, and his fourth-quarter total is one of the biggest quarterly hauls reported by a presidential candidate at this point in the campaign.

Why Jerry Jeudy Deserves A New Kind Of Appreciation From All Of Us (SI) Georgia fell short of the College Football Playoff for the second straight season, but after an impressive win over Baylor in the Sugar Bowl, the Bulldogs are in good shape heading into 2020.

Apple’s Stock Could Be Worth $100 More In 2020 (CNBC) Apple soared 86% to close out 2019 at $293 a share, making it the best performing Dow stock. Munster’s forecast implies a 37% gain from the year’s close.

Jon Gruden Reveals When Raiders Officially Will Move To Las Vegas (Yahoo! Sports) “We’re gonna have our offseason program here starting around April 15th, then we’ll have training camp in Napa, and my understanding is after we break training camp, we will formally move to Las Vegas.”

Warren Confronts Ghost Of Howard Dean (Politico) The Massachusetts senator delivered a major speech aimed at regaining her momentum.

The Legacy Of David Stern, The NBA’s Most Consequential Off-Court Force (The Ringer) Stern, one of the most influential commissioners in the history of U.S. sports, died on Wednesday.

Christianity Today Editor Who Called For Trump’s Removal Is Retiring Friday (Fox News) Mark Galli, the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today who infuriated nearly 200 evangelical leaders by calling for President Trump’s removal from office, is stepping down at the end of this week.

WR George Pickens’ Stellar First Half Powers No. 5 Georgia To Sugar Bowl Win Over No. 7 Baylor (Yahoo! Sports) Georgia wasn’t going to lose the Sugar Bowl to a Big 12 opponent for a second straight season.

Democratic Party Activists May Be Cooling On Warren And Warming To Biden (538) With just over a month to go before the first nominating contest in Iowa, it’s unclear how much this will change before the caucuses.

DirecTV’s 4K Sugar Bowl Broadcast Faced Plenty Of Issues, Including No Sound And The Picture Disappearing At Times (Awful Announcing) Many viewers reported experiencing prolonged sound outages and occasional picture blackouts on DirecTV’s 4K feed of the Sugar Bowl.

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