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Will ESPN+ Save ESPN’s Business Or Hasten Its Demise?

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Today ESPN launched a new direct to consumer product, ESPN+, which retails for $4.99 a month and features content you probably don’t want to watch because it wasn’t good enough to air on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNNews, ESPN Classic, the SEC Network, or the Longhorn Network, yes, it still exists. That’s the dirty little secret… Read more »

The Freezing Cold Take Report

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It’s that time of the week again. Every Wednesday, I post this comprehensive guide highlighting some of the notable unprophetic and wrong predictions and other observations that are relevant to the previous week’s sports news. Let’s begin. BEST OF THE WEEK TIGER DISAPPOINTS AT THE MASTERS After missing seven months of 2017 with a back… Read more »

NHL Playoff Overview: Can the Penguins Hit the Trifecta?

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will defend the Stanley Cup again this season hoping to make it three straight. Yet, they are not even the favorites to win their conference, let alone the championship. Let’s check out the teams to watch in the postseason, which begins Wednesday. Eastern Conference The Favorite – Tampa Bay Lightning If you… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag to arrive and destroy all work productivity across the country. But before we do that, announcement time — we will be giving you details on Outkick the Weekend in Las Vegas very soon. There were be a limited number of spots available for our inaugural Outkick the Weekend,… Read more »

“Andre the Giant” Review

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He was special. – Vince McMahon Legends breed legends. Not genetically or through reproduction, or not often anyway, but without question in generated stories. When someone becomes a folk hero, a Paul Bunyan we’ve actually seen either in person or through the magic of television, our imaginations run wild. HBO’s Andre the Giant, a collaborative… Read more »

Rousey’s WrestleMania Debut Was Perfection

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Amongst hardcore professional wrestling fans, Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut was either highly anticipated or highly loathed, depending on perspective. Purists didn’t love the build to the mixed tag match, didn’t think she could talk, and also didn’t like that she walked straight out of MMA into a prime spot at WrestleMania. They saw visions of… Read more »

The Worst Types of People On Twitter

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Twitter users are a group of characters that can make you laugh, cry, cringe, and convulse with rage all at the same time. It is one of the many aspects of the platform that make it so unique. I run the Freezing Cold Takes account on Twitter (@OldTakesExposed) which, among other things, highlights inaccurate takes and… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and today is my birthday. I’m officially 39. Yep, this is my final year before I enter the 40’s. And I think this year is the going to be the biggest one yet for Outkick. I’ve got a new book coming out in September and I’m planning Outkick the Weekend, the first year… Read more »

ESPN’s WokeCenter Collapsing Ratings Set Off Panic In Bristol

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On Monday ESPN debuted a new morning show, “Get Up,” or as we prefer to call it on Outkick, WokeCenter AM. The show’s ratings were, to be put it mildly, a complete and total disaster. Only 283,000 people tuned in to watch the show’s debut, much less than the average viewership last April of 327,000… Read more »

The Freezing Cold Take Report

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It’s that time of the week again. Every Wednesday, I post this comprehensive guide highlighting some of the notable unprophetic and wrong predictions and other observations that are relevant to the previous week’s sports news. Let’s begin. BEST OF THE WEEK VILLANOVA DOMINATES THE FINAL FOUR This past week during the Final Four, Villanova destroyed… Read more »

SBR’s Week’s Best Bets

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Let’s take a look at what’s going on in the world of sports this week with a view towards prospering financially from our prodigious powers of prognostication. Make sure to get over to Sportsbookreview and check out SBR Picks and SBR Odds. The Masters It’s an annual rite of spring that we get to see… Read more »

ESPN’s AM WokeCenter Debuts To Worst Ratings Ever

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Yesterday ESPN debuted a brand new insanely expensive new WokeCenter AM show starring Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. That trio of talent will be making just shy of $15 million a year and ESPN also poured tens of millions of dollars into their brand new studio as well. As if that weren’t enough… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you each week by the fine folks at TheHomeLoanExpert.com. My guy Ryan Kelley will get you hooked up with the best possible mortgage rate just in time for the insane spring home buying season. Given how competitive the housing market is, you… Read more »

Comparing Villanova Fan Tweets From 2015 About Jay Wright To Those From 2018

Outkick the Coverage - Comparing Villanova Fan Tweets From 2015 About Jay Wright To Those From 2018

Villanova head coach Jay Wright is currently on top of the college basketball world. After Villanova crushed Michigan to win its second National Championship in three years, Wright permanently solidified his place among the all-time greats in the sport.  However, just three years ago, the sentiment on the Main Line was not as rosy. After leading… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and I’m knocking out the mailbag from Rosemary Beach before I leave to spend the rest of the weekend with my family. So I hope all of you are having good Fridays — see what I did there! — and have fun weekends with your families. I’ve spent the past week on 30A… Read more »

Final Four Preview

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March Madness has truly lived up to its billing this year and the Final Four is set. Big guns Villanova and Kansas will face off and play the winner of No. 11 Loyola-Chicago versus No. 3 Michigan. Let’s see how these teams arrived and check out the basketball odds board to win it all. No.… Read more »