The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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Who Will Replace Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander? Phil Bredesen, Bill Haslam, Clay Travis (Newsweek) The sports talk show host based out of Nashville said Monday he’d seriously consider running… Clay Travis often delves into politics — most recently speaking out against Democrat senators during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings.

Recruiting’s Biggest Week Has Arrived Quietly, and Almost Everyone Involved Is Thrilled (Sports Illustrated) On Wednesday, nearly all of the football programs in the Power 5 and most of the programs in the Group of Five will sign the bulk of their 2019 recruits when the early signing period begins.

Former CBS CEO Leslie Moonves Isn’t Entitled To $120 Million In Severance (LA Times) The scandal has shaken the legendary broadcasting company to its core, rattling investors and raising troubling questions about its corporate culture.

Clay Travis’ Full Outkick the Show program, December 17, 2018 (Outkick) Patriots are dead, Derrick Henry is a machine, Baker Mayfield should be ROY, Clay considering a run for US Senate.

The FBI Scandal Hasn’t Changed College Basketball (The Ringer) 2018 was supposed to be the year the sport was brought to its knees. But over a year later, it’s still business as usual in the NCAA.

Netflix Hires Former ABC Entertainment Boss, Stepping Up Rivalry (Wall Street Journal) Streaming giant has wooed several executives and show creators from ABC and parent company Disney.

NFL ICYMI: As Of Now, Brady, Patriots Not What They’ve Been (Associated Press) More importantly — and more interestingly — they were on their way to a five-loss season for the first time in nearly a decade.

Clay Travis: The Patriots Dynasty is Over (Outkick) All dynasties die and the Patriots dynasty is dead. This is the last year they make the playoffs.

49ers QB Nick Mullens Shows He Belongs In NFL (Yahoo Sports) No matter what happens when Jimmy Garoppolo is healthy again and steps back in as starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Nick Mullens has proven there’s a place for him somewhere in the NFL.

America’s Electoral Map Is Changing (538) When you focus on how predictably Republican or Democratic a district is, you may miss the fact that a district’s partisanship can — and does — change over time.

‘Vice’ Review: Dick Cheney and the Negative Great Man Theory of History (New York Times) The pace is jaunty, the scenes crackle with gleeful, giddy incredulity, and the dry business of statecraft attains the velocity of farce.

Clay Travis: Baker Mayfield Should be Rookie-of-the-Year (Outkick) Baker Mayfield has meant way more to the Browns that Saquon has to the Giants.

How Donald Trump Got Caught in a Legal Vise (Bloomberg) Breadth of investigations is so sweeping that they may hang over the president and his entourage long after Robert Mueller’s probe is finished.

Massive Line Move Suggests Aaron Rodgers May Sit Against New York Jets (The Action Network) They’ve canned Mike McCarthy and now, they are UNDERDOGS to the New York Jets. The most reasonable thing to happen next would be for their pets’ heads to start falling off.

Saint Nick Arrives Just In Time: Eagles Bask In That Foles Magic Again ( Something happens to the Eagles when Nick Foles plays, particularly at this time of year.

Clay Travis Considering a Run for US Senate (Outkick) Clay Travis said he would take time to consider if now was a good time to enter politics.

NFL MVP Latest Betting Odds: Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Aaron Donald? ( With the epic clash between Philip Rivers’ Los Angeles Chargers edging out Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs, the betting odds at the top of the race are tightening.

‘Fresh Prince’ Actor Sues Epic Games Over Carlton Dance In Fortnite (Variety) Brooklyn rapper 2 Milly, actor Alfonso Ribeiro, and Instagram star Backpack Kid are all filing complaints against Epic Games and Take-Two Interactive over dance emotes in “Fortnite” and “NBA 2K,” the law firm representing them told Variety on Monday.

Justin Fields Intending To Transfer From Georgia (USA Today) Highly touted quarterback Justin Fields has notified Georgia he intends to transfer.