2018 Big Ten Preview: Any Urban Meyer Fallout?

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The Ohio State Buckeyes claimed the Big Ten title last season and the oddsmakers are favoring them again to successfully defend their crown. Let’s check out each team and the corresponding odds to win the conference, national championship and projected total wins on the season. Ohio State (2017 record: 12-2, Reg Season Wins 10 ½… Read more »

NFL Past Preseason Hype Series: EJ Manuel 2013

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(Photo: Joed Viera/Syracuse.com) The Outkick NFL Past Preseason Hype Series will consist of separate posts that examine preseason hype generated by a specific player, coach, or team based on a single performance or a collection of performances during the NFL preseason (Check out previous posts: Jake Delhomme 2010 and 2008 Detroit Lions) EJ Manuel faced an uphill battle the moment… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, time for the mailbag. I’ve spent the past several post-radio show days in a recording studio working on the audio book version of “Republicans Buy Sneakers Too,” and I’m not going to lie, I’m dragging here as the end of the week arrives. But I’m going to rally and finish strong with the… Read more »

2018 Big 12 Preview: Sooners Team To Beat Again

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The Oklahoma Sooners captured the Big 12 title and got their ticket punched to the College Football Playoff last season before they fell in double overtime to Georgia in the semifinal matchup. Let’s check out this year’s edition of the Sooners as well as the other Big 12 squads and see what the oddsmakers are… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. I’m taking the boys to Tennessee Titans training camp this morning so football season, as far as I’m concerned, is officially here. But in the meantime I’ve got the anonymous mailbag to help pass your time. Before we get started with the anonymous mailbag, I want to ask… Read more »

2018 PGA Championship: Can Tiger End Major Drought?

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This week will be the PGA Championship held in August as it has been moved to May starting next year. The 100th PGA Championship starts Thursday at the Bellerive Country Club outside of St. Louis.  Let’s discuss the favorites and the dark horses as well as the corresponding odds for each. Top Guns Dustin Johnson… Read more »

The Latest On Urban Meyer at Ohio State

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For the past two days Ohio State fans have been expending all their energy arguing there wasn’t definitive proof Urban Meyer knew about Zach Smith’s alleged 2015 domestic violence incidents. Well, that argument all went up in smoke when Meyer released an official statement on Twitter this evening. In one statement Meyer stated three things:… Read more »

New York Times Hires Editorial Board Member With Racist Tweets

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On Wednesday the New York Times announced the appointment of a new member of the New York Times Editorial board, Sarah Jeong. On Thursday a series of racist Tweets Jeong had sent in the past four years surfaced online. You can see those Tweets collected here: Meet the newest member of the New York Times… Read more »

NFL Past Preseason Hype Series: Detroit Lions 2008

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(Photo: Rebecca Cook/Reuters) The Outkick NFL Past Preseason Hype Series will consist of separate posts that examine preseason hype generated by a specific player, coach, or team based on a single performance or a collection of performances during the NFL preseason (Check out the first post: Jake Delhomme 2010). If you are one who lends any credence to a… Read more »

Urban Meyer Caught Lying About Assistant’s Alleged Domestic Abuse

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Last week Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer denied knowing his former wide receiver’s coach, assistant Zach Smith, had been accused of domestic abuse by his wife in 2015. But earlier today former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy uncovered text messages between Smith’s wife, Courtney, and other Ohio State coaches wives about the alleged domestic abuse… Read more »

2018 ACC Football Preview: Clemson & Everyone Else?

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The college football season is inching closer and there’s no better time than the present to give our opinions on the Atlantic Coast Conference. Let’s check out these ACC entries and see what the oddsmakers are dealing as well.   Atlantic Division Clemson Tigers (2017 record: 12-2, Reg Season Wins 10 ½ O-155, ACC -210,… Read more »

UFC 227: Dillashaw & Mighty Mouse Defend Their Belts

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Saturday is the UFC’s next pay-per-view event, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw will square off against Cody Garbrandt in a rematch, while Demetrious Johnson looks to extend his string of record-shattering title defenses to 12 in the flyweight division. Co-main Events – PPV Cody Garbrandt (11-1, 9… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag, which I’m writing from Mackinac Island in Michigan while my kids are sleeping beside me. We’ve had an awesome time up here and I’ve basically locked up any election for the next decade with this picture. Northern Michigan in summer is fantastic. All I need is a bald… Read more »

NFL Past Preseason Hype Series: Jake Delhomme 2010

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(Photo: Joshua Gunter/The Plain Dealer) The Outkick NFL Past Preseason Hype Series will consist of separate posts examine preseason hype generated by a specific player, coach, or team based on a single performance or a collection of performances during the NFL preseason. I could make a strong case that the Past Preseason Hype Series could consist of… Read more »

NFC West: Questions, Concerns and Odds Entering Camp

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The Los Angeles Rams were the NFC West champs in 2017 and the lone entry from that division to make the playoffs last season. Let’s preview what should be a hotly contested division this season and reveal what the oddsmakers are saying about all four teams. Los Angeles Rams (2017 season record: 11-5) – In… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, time for the mailbag. By the time you read this I’ll be en route to up-state Michigan where I’m going to vanish into cool summer oblivion with the family for next week. There’s good news coming for Outkick, but I’ll be gone for all of next week from radio and Periscope and Facebook… Read more »

NFC North: Questions, Concerns and Odds Entering Camp

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The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North and ended the 2017 regular season with a 13-3 record. The oddsmakers say they are the favorites to repeat but let’s preview all four North entries and see what the oddsmakers are dealing to win the division, the conference, and the Super Bowl. Minnesota Vikings (2017 record: 13-3)… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. But before we get started, I want to ask you a question: do you have way too much credit card debt? If you do, and you own your own home, you need to contact my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert and let him wipe out that… Read more »