The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 17, 2019

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The Rams’ Risky Bet Redefines The Cost Of Doing Business In The NFL (The Ringer) L.A. is all in. Again. Trading two first-round picks for Jalen Ramsey is a high-wire act of roster-building not seen by a contender in a long time. Trump, Democrats Clash After House Passes Resolution Opposing U.S. Withdrawal In Syria (Wall… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the trade between the LA Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars, with the Rams receiving Jalen Ramsey while the Jaguars will benefit from their acquisition of additional first round picks in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Clay went on to announce his top 5 and bottom 5 teams in… Read more »

Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 8 2019

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We went 6-4 last weekend to run our record to 46-44 on the year. The biggest positive so far this year has been the blood bank guarantee — we hit easily on the Penn State at Iowa under — to run our season record there to 5-2 with an additional push on UF-UK that many… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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The Nationals Are Going To The World Series (Washington Post) The Nationals swept the Cardinals in the NLCS, clinching a spot in the World Series. Democratic Debate: The Moments That Mattered (Wall Street Journal) Warren got the front-runner treatment and Biden defended his son’s business ties. LeBron Bends The Knee For Chinese Dictators (Outkick) How… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis addressed LeBron James’ response to the situation in China, saying “it did not go well.” Clay broke down LeBron’s response, line by line, calling it one of the dumbest things he’s ever heard. Clay also referenced the article he wrote on the matter, LeBron Bends the Knee For… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, rejoice, it’s time for the anonymous mailbag. You can win $10k of my money this weekend by playing Outkick’s free college football pick’em. So go play and I hope you all lose. As always, send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Here we go: “My wife is an amazing cook, everything… Read more »

LeBron Bends the Knee For Chinese Dictators

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LeBron James is good at basketball and appears to be a good dad. Upon those two foundations the woke sports media has helped to construct the idea that James is a modern day Muhammad Ali, an eloquent spokesperson confronting society’s ills through the prism of sports. I eviscerated that argument in my most recent book,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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LeBron Air-balls His Opportunity To Address China, Daryl Morey Controversy (Yahoo! Sports) He essentially told Morey to shut up and dribble … or at least shut up and study advanced analytics or shut up and crunch salary-cap numbers or shut up and do whatever the general manager equivalent of dribbling is. Elite M.B.A. Programs Report… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, October 14, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis commented on Georgia’s implosion over the weekend in their loss to South Carolina. The “stat maven’ offered some statistical insight to better understand the contest, calling it more of a statistical anomaly rather than an indictment on the talent of this season’s Georgia Bulldogs. Clay also discussed the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 14, 2019

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Astros Beat Yankees As Bullpen Battle Ends With One Swing (New York Times) Houston evened the A.L.C.S. when Carlos Correa’s home run in the 11th ended a long battle between two bullpens. Executives Rethink Social-Media Policies After China Dust-Up (Wall Street Journal) Companies set the rules when it comes to public expression by corporate executives… Read more »

The Starting 11: Georgia Georgia’d Edition

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It happened. Again. The Georgia Bulldogs, the perpetually star-crossed team which can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory more than any program in the country, lost a home game they were favored to win by 21+ over a South Carolina team playing its third string quarterback. It was a bad loss, but it was… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Saturday, October 12, 2019

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On today’s special edition of Outkick the Show, Clay Travis reacted to South Carolina’s shocking double-overtime win over Georgia in Athens on Saturday.

All That and a Bag of Mail

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Rejoice, it’s Friday. It has been an absolute disastrous week for the NBA in China, maybe the most disastrous week any pro sports league has had in my life, and that’s what most of you want to talk about in the Friday mailbag this week. But before we get to that I want to remind… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 11, 2019

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35 Thoughts On The Patriots’ Disjointed Win Over The Giants (Boston.com) The defense, again, was spectacular. Ukraine Whistleblower May Not Testify In Person (Wall Street Journal) Lawmakers are awaiting an appearance Friday by the former Ukraine ambassador. Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 7 2019 (Outkick) We will not let the picks go quietly into the… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Thursday, October 10, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the NBA and China, calling them out on their hypocrisy and their collective decision to “shut up and dribble” as they bend the knee to communist China and the almighty dollar. Clay also talked about the two Game 5s on Wednesday night, with the Braves and Dodgers… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 10, 2019

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The Clayton Kershaw Playoff Narrative Will Never Go Away (The Ringer) There were many goats in the Dodgers’ Game 5 NLDS loss to Nationals, but the focus will remain on the onetime ace who gave away the lead in a relief appearance. AOC Joins Cruz, Sasse, Others In Letter To NBA’s Silver Condemning League For… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis addressed the ongoing mess with China, with China now removing NBA banners on buildings and within gyms after cancelling their televised coverage of games within the country. Clay also offered some free advice (cancel the games, cancel their business arrangement, leave China) for embattled NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. … Read more »

Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 7 2019

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It was a rough gambling weekend, topped off by Tennessee giving up a 14-10 second quarter lead and failing to cover the +24/25 number thanks to a late 60 yard fumble return plus a failure to score on a first and goal from the five at the end of the game. The end result when… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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The Rays Bullpen Their Way Past Justin Verlander And The Astros (New York Times) Tampa Bay’s committee of relievers — with help from one starter — outdid the Houston ace, forcing a decisive Game 5 in this division series. China Lashes Out At Western Businesses As It Tries To Cut Support For Hong Kong Protests… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the ongoing situation with the NBA and China as well as Baker Mayfield’s dismal performance in the Browns’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.