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The Daily Outkick: Friday, August 30, 2019

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Jerry Jones ‘Accepts’ Cowboys Might Play Games Without Ezekiel Elliott, But Says ‘He Can’t Miss Them All’ (CBS Sports) The leveraging continues from the Cowboys’ owner as talks continue with his All-Pro running back How A Ring Of Women Allegedly Recruited Girls For Jeffrey Epstein (MSN) After Epstein’s suicide in early August, federal authorities have… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, August 29, 2019

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Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 1 2019 (Outkick) Thanks to week zero we started off 2-0 with a nice bloodbank guarantee under in the putrid Florida-Miami game and an easy over in Arizona-Hawaii. Now we’re on to week one, where we plan on going 17-0. Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out of Presidential Contest (Wall Street Journal) New… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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How The Influence Of Al Davis Shaped The Modern NFL (SI) On the occasion of the NFL’s 100th season, you can tell the story of the league through the work of 100 essential figures … or you can tell the story of the league through one rebellious, unparalleled innovator: Al Davis. The Great Democratic Gamble… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Andrew Luck And The Afterburn Of Early Retirement (The Ringer) The 29-year-old Colts QB isn’t the first to step away in his prime, becoming the latest member of an alternately doomed and dazzling group. Here’s Who’s Qualified For The Third Debate So Far — And Who Still Has A Shot (538) As of Monday afternoon,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, August 26, 2019

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Andrew Luck Was a Generational Talent. His Legacy Lies in What Could Have Been. (The Ringer) The Colts QB was once hailed as the future of his position. After his retirement, his career goes down as one of the NFL’s all-time what-ifs. Joe Biden Has An Iowa Problem, Not An Enthusiasm Problem (538) If you… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, August 23, 2019

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College Football Gambling Picks For Week Zero 2019 (Outkick) College football gambling is back! It’s just glorious. What To Watch For At Fed’s Jackson Hole Symposium (Wall Street Journal) Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech on Friday is the main event Transfer Quarterbacks Are All The Rage, But Do They Deliver At Their New Schools? (538)… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Just Ignore It: Nike’s Response To Internal Emails That Discussed Paying High School Players (Yahoo! Sports) Nike has, at least publicly, taken a “Who cares?” attitude. Recession Fears Are Overblown (Wall Street Journal) The yield curve is no longer a reliable predictor, and other economic indicators are strong. Antonio Brown’s Helmet Standoff Nears A Conclusion (New… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Axios-NewsWhip 2020 Attention Tracker: Guns Surge To Top Of National Conversation (Axios) After the mass shootings last weekend, gun violence has displaced immigration as the most-talked about news topic on social media for the first time since May. Hot-Air Balloons And Horseback Riding: Breaking Down The First Episode Of ‘Hard Knocks’ (The Ringer) Antonio Brown… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Future Of Media: How Fox Will Challenge ESPN And CBS (The Big Lead) Here’s A Hint: They’re Going Big. ‘The Headline Was Bad’: New York Times Amends Front Page On Trump’s Response To Mass Shootings After Backlash (Washington Post) The New York Times weathered intense backlash Monday night for its front-page headline about President Trump’s response… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, August 5, 2019

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Tom Brady’s Contract Remains The Real MVP Of The Patriots’ Dynasty (The Ringer) Brady and the Patriots reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension that will give the quarterback a nice raise in 2019, while also maintaining the team’s financial flexibility. Trump Declares ‘Hate Has No Place In Our Country’ (Fox News) Trump praises law… Read more »