All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, rejoice. Let’s dive right into the mailbag. Reminder, you can send me any questions to claytravis@gmail.com. Here we go. John writes: “How will increased legalized gambling force leagues to look at replay rules on judgement plays in NFL games? The Chargers ended up covering last night but it sure seemed like the Chiefs… Read more »

Make Your College Football Bowl Picks

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Ready? Go! It’s the start of bowl season, and the College Football Challenge is back and better than ever. This holiday season, we’re stuffing stockings with Outback swag bags for perfect weekly cards, and season-long winners will take home a share of the $5,000 grand prize. Note: the game kicks off this Saturday, Dec. 15… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, December 14, 2018

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Chargers Top Chiefs in Last Second Thriller (LA Times) Mike Williams scored a touchdown with four seconds left to make it 28-27 Chiefs, and then converted on the ensuing two-point conversion throw to a wide-open Williams to stun Kansas City. Both AFC West teams are now 11-3 on the season. Facebook Wants You To Buy HBO… Read more »

Packers Bounce Bears & Cards Flush Falcons In Week 15 Upset Alert

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We had an outright underdog winner last week as the 49ers defeated the visiting Broncos, but it was not all lollipops and sunshine as the Bucs watched an 11-point lead drift away into a 28-14 loss to New Orleans. Let’s scope out the Week 15 slate and analyze a few live hounds that will add… Read more »

Could DAZN Be the Netflix of Sports?

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This weekend DAZN (pronounced Da Zone) will host the Canelo Alvarez fight on its streaming service. It will be the first of 11 fights Alvarez agreed to do on DAZN. For these 11 fights — to take place over the next five years — DAZN paid Alvarez $365 million. The contract was an eye popping… Read more »

Redskins On Autofade In Week 15 Confidence Pool

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Our 10-6 record from Week 14 Confidence Pool play is misleading because it wasn’t even as good as that. Two of our big favorites, Steelers and Patriots, were upset, although our top play, the LA Chargers, did come through. Let’s check out Week 15 where we rate our most confident straight up pick from (16)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, December 13, 2018

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NFL Moving Closer to Entering Sports Betting Business (The Action Network) While the NFL has staunchly opposed sports gambling publicly, preferring to wait for federal legislation, the league began to take steps on Wednesday behind closed doors to capitalize on the business. Zion Williamson Is The Best College Basketball Player In At Least A Decade (538) Ten… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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Never Miss a Show! Follow Clay Travis on YouTube The 17 Gripping Minutes That Captivated Washington (Politico) In the Oval Office, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer clashed in spectacular fashion, with the cameras rolling and shocked reporters watching. This Is the Most Important Week of the N.F.L. Season. Here’s Why (New York Times) Of the 16… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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Happy Tuesday. Today is the absolute last day you can order an autographed copy of my new book, “Republicans Buy Sneakers Too,” and have it delivered at your house before Christmas. The. Absolute. Last. Day. So go buy one today if you want one yourself or you want to give it as a gift to… Read more »

2019 Early Heisman Odds: Tua Leads Pack (Again)

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Had Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa performed his routine heroics in the 2018 SEC championship game, then chances are the ratings for ESPN’s Heisman show last Saturday night would have been that much higher due to at least a touch of suspense. However, as we know Tua struggled for the first time all season due to an… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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Make Sure to Subscribe to Clay on YouTube! Never Miss a Show On Russell Wilson’s Worst Night, Seahawks’ New-look Defense Delivered Its Best Game (Seattle Times) It was a watershed moment for fans who once cheered on Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor. For the first time all season, they forgot they weren’t around.… Read more »

On Kyler Murray and Social Media Shaming

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Saturday night Kyler Murray won the Heisman trophy. By later that evening Murray’s offensive Tweets, sent when he was a teenager, had emerged, eventually leading many top mainstream media outlets to run stories about the Tweets. This has become an all too common theme and, frankly, it’s patently absurd and indefensible from a journalistic perspective… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 10, 2018

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Subscribe to Clay Travis on YouTube! Never Miss An Episode ‘Miami Miracle’ Final Play Lifts Dolphins Past Patriots 34-33 (Miami Herald) Bedlam. Insanity. Dolphins football. Their game looked over. Their season too. Then a miracle. Inside the Fight for the Future of the Denver Broncos (Wall Street Journal) Under Pat Bowlen’s leadership, the Broncos were the model… Read more »

Vegas’s Top Six & Bowl Game Picks

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By Todd Fuhrman This is an unusual version of our piece but given it’s an unusual week for college football bettors we must adjust.  Below you’ll find the  Bet the Board Top 6 teams (who would be favored on a neutral field), a very quick peak at the College Football playoff, New Year’s Day Odds, and the current… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, rejoice. If you’d like to buy an autographed copy of my new book for Christmas you can do so here. Okay, here we go with the mailbag. Cody writes: “As I watched the eulogies and stories on George H W Bush it’s clear that he will go down in history as one of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, December 7, 2018

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SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey: UCF Should Look ‘Inward’ to Address CFP Rankings Issues (Advocate) Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey recommended UCF look “inward” to address strength of schedule issues that have held back the Knights in the College Football Playoff rankings. Derrick Henry’s 99-Yard Touchdown Highlights Record-Setting Day (New York Times) The Jacksonville Jaguars had absolutely no… Read more »

SEC Goes Bowling: Picks On All 11 Games

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Eleven of the 14 SEC teams received bowl invitations, with Alabama leading the way as the top team in the nation and one of four to gain entrance into the College Football Playoff. Let’s check out the semifinal matchup between the Crimson Tide and the Oklahoma Sooners as well as the matchups for each and… Read more »

ESPN Rips Redskins For Signing Reuben Foster While Promoting Greg Hardy

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During Monday Night Football ESPN stopped calling a tight game in the fourth quarter between the Redskins and the Eagles to allow Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten and Booger McFarland to address the Redskins signing of Reuben Foster. Foster, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers and has been accused of domestic assault for a… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Nation Bids Farewell to President George H.W. Bush (New York Times) The nation bade farewell on Wednesday to George Herbert Walker Bush, the patriarch of one of the most consequential political dynasties of modern times and the president who presided over the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new era of American… Read more »

Bolts Batter Bengals in Week 14 Confidence Pool

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After a white-hot Week 12 Confidence Pool, we cooled in Week 13 by going 9-7 straight up, but it was the Packers getting stunned by the Cardinals in the 14th spot and Saints losing to the Cowboys at No. 11 that did the damage. Let’s move on to Week 14 where we rate our most… Read more »