The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 9, 2020

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The College Football National Championship Game Is When? How The Wait Widened (New York Times) A 16-day gap between the College Football Playoff semifinals and the title game was not exactly by design.

Twitter To Experiment With Limiting Replies In Effort To Combat Online Abuse (CNBC) Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has promised since 2018 to increase the “health” of public conversation.

Meet Jake Smith, The Last Quarterback To Beat Trevor Lawrence (SI) Trevor Lawrence has remarkably won 70 of the last 71 games he’s been a part of, but his high school career in Georgia closed on a bitter note.

Facebook To Keep Targeted Political Ads But Will Give Users More Control (Wall Street Journal) The social-media giant breaks with rival tech firms, says regulators—not private companies—should make decisions on political ads

What Each Remaining Playoff QB Says About The NFL (The Ringer) Many of the divisional round’s signal-callers are here for the first time. Are there lessons we can learn from their presence?

The Year Of The Mall Makeover (Axios) In 2020, malls are trying to make a comeback — but with a twist.

Agent’s Take: Here’s What’s Next For Tom Brady And Drew Brees Following Early Playoff Exits (CBS Sports) Brady and Brees both saw their seasons end sooner than expected; here’s what that means for their NFL careers.

Meghan Markle’s Estranged Father Opens Up About Couple’s Announcement: Report (Fox News) Following the news, Thomas, 75, offered a short statement to Us Weekly, saying: “I’ll just simply say I’m disappointed.”

Mike McCarthy Is Not Just Another Jason Garrett (538) The former Green Bay Packers head coach has an impressive resume: Nine playoff appearances in 13 seasons, a Super Bowl championship and a career 61.8 winning percentage (tied with Andy Reid for fourth-best among active coaches).

Weinstein Defense Team Asks Judge To Step Aside Due To Bias (Variety) Justice James Burke is unlikely to step aside, but the request indicates that the defense is aggressively setting up potential issues for appeal.

Your 2020 NFL Divisional Round Announcing Schedule (Awful Announcing) Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, & Michelle Tafoya kick things off with Minnesota at San Francisco on NBC at 4:35 p.m.

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