All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and the mailbag is here to help make your day pass a bit faster than it otherwise would. Want to remind you guys as we roll into the weekend that come Monday I’ll be on a new daily FS1 sports gambling show airing from 4:30-5:30 et called “Lock It In.” The show is… Read more »

NFL Confidence Pool: Boys on the Bayou Atop Week 1 Chart

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Confidence pools have grown increasingly popular in the NFL, and towards that end we are giving Outkick readers our most confident straight up pick (16) all the way to our least confident (1). No spreads involved, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reveal what the oddsmakers are dealing. 16. (Confidence rating) Saints — Bucs at… Read more »

Together Again: Dabo & Clemson Visit Jimbo’s New Digs at A&M

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Clemson’s head coach Dabo Swinney and Jimbo Fisher had been ACC coaching rivals for years. Fisher left FSU after last season for Texas A&M and the SEC, yet the schedule-makers are pitting them against each other once again in the Week 2 marquee matchup around college football. ESPN GameDay is in College Station.   Coaching… Read more »

Outkick’s Vegas Top Ten

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By Todd Fuhrman Week 2 in College Football (and NFL for that matter) can be a very tricky proposition for sports bettors.  Remembering what you saw last is a tough thing to shake, so falling victim to recency bias is an all too often occurrence.  There were many head-scratching performances last week that can lead bettors to… Read more »

Outkick Gambling Picks For Week 2 2018

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Hate to brag, but we went 10-4 in week one, for a robust 71% winning percentage, including two blood bank guarantee winners. Tap the veins, baby, we’re all rich. This is what happens when you don’t respect the picks, you get dunked on. Savagely. Scottie Pippen on Patrick Ewing style, all balls in the face… Read more »

Who Will Be New To The 2018 NFL Playoff Party?

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Many of the perennial NFL playoff contenders are projected to be around at the end of this regular season, but which teams that were on the outside looking in last year will be postseason-bound in 2018?   The 2018 NFL Welcome Wagon They say the only constant is change. And that applies perfectly to the… Read more »

College Football Narrative Watch- Week 1

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(Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Week one was the launchpad for so many of the narratives that will shape the entire college football season. There is only one place dedicated to tracking and analyzing all of the most important narratives filtering throughout college football: The College Football Narrative Watch. Each week, the College Football Narrative Watch… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. Own a home but also have too much credit card debt? Go to their website today and by this time next week your credit card debt can be wiped out and you… Read more »

Nike Stock Loses Billions in Market Cap After Debuting Colin Kaepernick Ad

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Yesterday Nike made the disastrous decision to pay Colin Kaepernick millions of dollars a year to be a spokesperson for the brand. Hey @nike “sacrificing everything” to “believe in something” is dying while serving your country to defend all our freedoms. It isn’t getting paid millions to star in your advertising campaign. Pathetic. pic.twitter.com/4TDv5IQJQd —… Read more »

Outkick’s Top Ten For Week 1 2018

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Rejoice, college football has returned. And while I know there are still two big games to be played before week one is complete — Miami-LSU and Virginia Tech at Florida State — I wanted to go ahead and post our weekly top ten based on the games we’ve seen so far on Thursday, Friday, and… Read more »

Outkick’s Vegas Top Ten

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By Todd Fuhrman College football season is officially here, but the more things change the more they stay the damn same.  Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Clemson sits atop our Vegas Top 10 touting a ferocious front 7 and high-end talent at almost every position on the field (get it together secondary).  Given the depth at… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and the first true college football Saturday of the year is tomorrow morning. I’m positively giddy about that, but I’m also rushing through the Friday mailbag so I can get it posted and get the boys down to the beach for the day. In the meantime, Outkick VIP is $99 and you get… Read more »

NFL Preseason Records: Do They Matter? (Yes & No)

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Do NFL preseason records give any indication as to how the teams will fare when the games begin for real? Let’s take a look at some examples and see if there’s anything to glean as the NFL season looms. Flawless Preseasons but Winless Regular Seasons In the 2017 preseason, the Cleveland Browns gave hope to… Read more »

Browns’ Jackson, Bucs’ Koetter May Want To Get Resumes Ready

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The NFL season is looming, yet there are rumors already swirling about which head coach will be the first to feel the sting of the blade. Let’s check out the leading candidates to join the unemployment line and their accompanying odds from Sportsbook Review. Hue Jackson is next head coach fired (+425) Any other NFL… Read more »

Outkick Gambling Picks Week One 2018 & New FS1 Gambling Show

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College football is back! I can’t tell you how excited I am by this fact. And with the return of college football brings the glorious return of the Outkick weekly gambling picks. Now, the haters out there are going to point out that last year’s picks finished at 49%, but this is the sixth straight… Read more »

Washington-Auburn: High-Stakes Marquee Matchup in Week 1

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On the first “real” Saturday of this college football season, the marquee matchup is No. 6 Washington versus No. 9 Auburn from Atlanta, and the stakes are huge if either is to compete for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Washington vs. Auburn – 3:30 PM ET (ABC) This is a neutral site affair… Read more »

Introduction to The College Football Narrative Watch

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(Photo credit: USA TODAY) College football is a mixture of narratives.  It is a hodge podge of storylines that can be eliminated or magnified based on the result of one single game or play.  One week, a narrative can be featured as the next big idea, the next week it could be erased from memory. For… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag to strip away all of your work productivity. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. Own a home but also have too much credit card debt? Go to their website today and by this time next week your… Read more »

ESPN Questions Tiger’s Blackness, Calls Him Stupid For Not Ripping Trump

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Yesterday ESPN’s First Take debated Tiger Woods’s statements about Donald Trump and respecting the office of the presidency. Those statements were as follows. Here’s MSESPN sports media trying to drag @TigerWoods into politics by attacking his relationship with @realDonaldTrump. This is what athletes deal with all the time now, left wing sports media trying to… Read more »