Outkick the Show: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the Jay-Z and Colin Kaepernick situation in the NFL, with two current players calling Jay-Z a “sellout” after he joined forces with the NFL to promote causes related to social injustice issues. Colin Kaepernick, a half-black, half-white former NFL player, began kneeling during the national anthem to… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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The ‘Moneyball’ A’s Find A New Inefficiency: Other Teams’ Players (Wall Street Journal) With an increasing number of teams prioritizing the future over the present, the Athletics remain playoff contenders by obtaining established major leaguers Social Media Reconsiders Its Relationship With The Truth (Axios) The companies are considering a fundamental shift with profound social and… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed Baker Mayfield and his public attack on New York Giants’ rookie quarterback Daniel Jones featured in GQ magazine. Clay discussed Baker Mayfield’s answer/apology/denial from his Instagram account as well as Daniel Jones’ deadpanned response. Clay also pointed out how white athletes from Duke are common targets and… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time to solve all the world’s problems with the anonymous mailbag. But before we do that, GO LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEW WINS AND LOSSES PODCAST. Yes, I’m yelling at you because I have to be shameless in promoting every new thing I do. Especially when I know you guys are going… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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Behind Baker And OBJ, The Browns Are Ready To Become The NFL’s Next Big Thing (The Ringer) Cleveland is no longer the NFL’s exemplar for futility and mismanagement. States To Move Forward With Antitrust Probe Of Big Tech Firms (Wall Street Journal) Investigation would put additional scrutiny on an industry already under a federal spotlight.… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, August 19, 2019

On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the return of college football this week, and listed several changes at the quarterback position for many of the teams ranked in the AP top 25.  Clay then addressed the “insane drama” surrounding Antonio Brown of the Oakland Raiders. Of the 2,880 current NFL players, only one… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, August 19, 2019

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Agent Drew Rosenhaus Responds To Mike Mayock’s Antonio Brown Statement (NBC Sports) “To say that AB is upset about the decision to not let him wear his helmet is accurate, but we’re still processing it and figuring it out.” Illinois State Senator Apologizes For Mock Trump Assassination Photos At Fundraiser (Fox News) Photos posted by… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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Good morning, rejoice, it’s Friday. I’m out in Los Angeles for the end of this week and will be hopping on Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley’s “Speak For Yourself” show at 3 et. So I have to hammer out the mailbag in a hurry this morning. In the meantime, if you’re ready for college football… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, August 16, 2019

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Kyler Murray Looks Lost In Second Preseason Contest (Bleacher Report) Murray ran for his life and struggled to complete a pass. He finished 3-of-8 for a meager 12 yards. Dow Futures Jump 250 Points As Focus Remains On Trade And The Economy (CNBC) President Donald Trump said Thursday that he believed the U.S.-China trade dispute… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Jay-Z Expresses Plan To Inspire Change, But NFL Partnership Met With Skepticism (SI) “This is bigger than music. This is bigger than sports. This is about unifying America.” U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Ends Mediation Talks Without Agreement (Wall Street Journal) The two-day talks between the players and the U.S. Soccer Federation were an effort to… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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‘Hard Knocks’ Episode 2 Recap: “Has Anyone Seen My Friend Antonio Brown?” (The Ringer) Jon Gruden may as well have been speaking for all of us. So many questions about Brown’s curious training camp were left unanswered. NFL Taps Jay-Z For Social-Justice Issues—and Entertainment Offerings (Wall Street Journal) “We like to think that the way… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the contract situation between the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott. Prescott reportedly turned down $30 million a year and is now asking for an average of $40 million each season. It is Clay’s opinion that this is one of the craziest contract negotiations in the history… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, rejoice, it’s time for the anonymous mailbag. This week’s Wins and Losses podcast is with Jeff Fisher, and it’s absolutely phenomenal. Seriously, if you aren’t subscribed and listening to these podcasts yet, and you read the anonymous mailbag regularly, you’re wasting your life. You’ll love these conversations.   Go sign up for the podcast… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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The NFL’s Great Sean McVay Experiment And The Age Of The Coaching Wunderkind (The Ringer) Nearly half of the league’s teams enter this season with new play-callers as they try to replicate the Rams’ offensive magic. Axios-NewsWhip 2020 Attention Tracker: Biden Pummeled For His Gaffes (Axios) While Biden’s congressional record and moderate credentials are baked… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, August 12, 2019

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the insanity surrounding Antonio Brown in Oakland. “From head to toe, his behavior has been ludicrous,” said Clay, making reference to his issues with the new NFL helmet rules and his injured feet due to not wearing shoes in a cryotherapy chamber in France. According to Travis,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, August 12, 2019

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Antonio Brown’s Helmet Drama Is Exactly What Jon Gruden And The Raiders Bargained For (SI) No one, especially not in Oakland or Pittsburgh, should be surprised that the All-Pro wideout is acting weird—it’s been his M.O. for months, and a big contract only reinforced it. BlackRock Takes Stake In Owner Of Sports Illustrated, Nine West… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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Rejoice, it’s Friday! And it’s only 15 days until college football returns! I’ll be doing a book signing from 10:30 to 12:20 today at Rosemary Beach’s The Hidden Lantern bookstore. So if you are on the Gulf Coast, swing by. And if you aren’t down at the beach with me, do me a favor and… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, August 9, 2019

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Adam Gase’s Successful PI Challenge Shows How New Rule Will Work (Yahoo! Sports) The New York Jets demonstrated a case where a successful challenge of a non-call will work. Graham: New Bruce Ohr Docs Show FISA Warrant Against Ex-Trump Campaign Aide A ‘Fraud’ (Fox News) New documents highlighting top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s contact… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Cable Vs. Streaming, How Does ESPN Navigate The Future? (Outkick) An intriguing subplot has emerged which is probably the most interesting in all of sports business right now — can ESPN transition from a cable business to a streaming business? FedEx To End Ground Deliveries For Amazon (Wall Street Journal) The moves are evidence of… Read more »

Cable vs. Streaming, How Does ESPN Navigate The Future?

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There’s no longer a question of whether cord cutting — people abandoning their cable and satellite subscriptions — is occurring or whether it’s accelerating into the future, both are taking place. For years I wrote about the looming challenges of cord cutting for the sports and media industries on this website — with many in… Read more »