The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Pelicans May Be Using Stalled Anthony Davis Trade Talks To Sabotage Lakers (Yahoo! Sports) The Lakers are “running low on hope” that the Pelicans will engage them again Second Virginia Democrat Says He Wore Blackface, Throwing Party Into Turmoil (New York Times) The governor and attorney general acknowledged wearing blackface in the past, and the lieutenant governor… Read more »

Could the NFL Be Preparing to Take the NFL Sunday Ticket From DirecTV?

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There was an interesting moment that took place during Sunday’s Super Bowl that had nothing to do with the game itself — CBS cameras cut to video of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in his suite and alongside the NFL commissioner was a very familiar face in the business world — Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. @outkick Super… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

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Sixers Go For It With Tobias Harris, Clippers Prepare For Summer 2019 (SI) The first major trade deadline domino fell Wednesday morning, as the Clippers and 76ers agreed upon a deal. Trump Lays Out Agenda To Divided Congress In Second State Of The Union (CBS News) 76% of Americans who tuned in to Trump’s State of the… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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Rejoice, it’s anonymous mailbag Tuesday. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. It’s a new year and now is the time to get prequalified for a mortgage in just five minutes. Yep, five minutes. That way if a house suddenly goes on the market and you want… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Boring Game Plus New Orleans Rebellion Leads To Ratings Drop (New York Times) Though New Orleans isn’t one of the country’s largest markets, it is one of the most fervent for football Trump To Call For Bipartisanship As He Threatens To Declare Emergency (Wall Street Journal) Tuesday’s State of the Union speech comes at a time of… Read more »

ESPN Fires Adnan Virk For Leaking To Media

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According to the New York Post ESPN fired Adnan Virk for failing to comply with an investigation into leaking information to the media. Quoth the Post: “Virk is accused of leaking confidential company information to the media on multiple occasions, according to sources. When ESPN investigated the allegations, it felt that Virk failed to fully… Read more »

Lock It In’s Judges Are Refusing To Crown Their King

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Not since the O.J. Simpson verdict have I been more troubled by the judgment of a group of American citizens. Only this time the case isn’t about whether or not someone committed double murder, it’s about something far more consequential than that — the rightful Lock It In kingship championship for this past week. Here’s… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 4, 2019

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The Patriots’ Unyielding Dynasty Claims Sixth Super Bowl Title (New York Times) In the Year of Offense, the N.F.L.’s championship game didn’t have much. Will Trump The Disrupter Play Nice At The State Of The Union Again? (Politico) Speaking to Congress is one of the few norms the president hasn’t turned upside-down. Six Plays That Explain How… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 1, 2019

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Porzingis Is Now A Maverick, And He May Have Opened Pandora’s Box (The Ringer) Breaking down the former Knick’s fit next to Luka Doncic and examining the precedent he might have set for other young stars. Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign (NBC) Cory Booker officially launched his presidential campaign for president on… Read more »

The Outkick Big Game Challenge

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Ready now? Go! The biggest sporting event of the year is only days away. Will the Brady-Belichick dynasty silence the naysayers, or will Sean McVay, Jared Goff and the Rams’ relentless pass rush take the Lombardi Trophy? I’m down here in Atlanta on Radio Row, and it’s getting pretty crazy. Plus, as you know from… Read more »

Potential Rams Offseason Moves for 2019 Season

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The best online sportsbooks, found all in one place at Sportsbook Review, are hanging odds of +700 on the Los Angeles Rams to win the Super Bowl a year from now. That’s right, Super Bowl 53 hasn’t even kicked and already the oddsmakers are letting you send it in on whichever team you choose to… Read more »

Potential Patriots Offseason Moves for 2019 Season

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Whether the Patriots win or lose Super Bowl LIII, their offseason strategy won’t change a bit. Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ brass already know which positions need shoring up, but whether those needs are filled via the draft or through free agency is still too early to tell. The best online sportsbooks, found all in… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 31, 2019

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Roger Goodell Finally Acknowledges Referee Error In N.F.C. Championship Game (New York Times) Ten days after a controversial noncall marred the ending of the N.F.C. championship game, Goodell finally addressed it publicly. Polar Vortex Grips The Midwest In A Deep And Dangerous Freeze (Washington Post) Millions across the Midwest experienced a freeze normally reserved for the Arctic… Read more »

TB12 & Pats Ready to Roll Over Rams in Super Bowl LIII

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If this was a feel-good Hollywood movie, then the ending would be a foregone conclusion. The aging – or some might say aged – All-World quarterback in the twilight of his career, struggling to silence the naysayers that had his team, and his career, left for dead midway through the season. But suddenly this once… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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New Jersey Embraces Sports Gambling, And A Billion-Dollar Business Is Born (New York Times)  New Jersey is on pace to surpass Nevada in sports wagering. Livid Liberals Try To Bully Schultz Out Of 2020 (Axios) Furious Democrats hope to pound Starbucks chairman emeritus Howard Schultz into an early departure from his exploration of an independent 2020… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s anonymous mailbag Tuesday live from the Super Bowl. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. It’s a new year and now is the time to get prequalified for a mortgage in just five minutes. Yep, five minutes. That way if a house suddenly goes on the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, And Even Played? (New York Times) Team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications. Polar Vortex Triggering Coldest Arctic Outbreak In At Least Two Decades This Week (Weather.com) Dangerous Dip in Temperatures Could Affect Millions For Bill Simmons’s The Ringer, Podcasting… Read more »

Bill Simmon’s The Ringer Made $15 Million In Podcast Revenue In 2018

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One of the most fascinating things, at least to me, about the modern Internet sports media business environment is the collapse of the value of the written word online at the same time that the value of podcasts has been soaring. It’s a dichotomy illuminated in a story in today’s Wall Street Journal focusing on… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 28, 2019

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Tom Brady Says There’s ‘Zero’ Chance He Retires After Super Bowl (SI) Next season would mark the 20th of Brady’s career. The 41-year-old has led New England to the Super Bowl each of the past three seasons. Trump Doubts He’d Accept Any Deal Congress Strikes For Border Wall (Fox News) Trump said he doubted he could accept… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, rejoice. As we start the mailbag here, I know there are quite a few Fox Sports people — and people in sports media — who read the mailbag on a regular basis and I want to start off by wishing John Entz, the former president of Fox Sports’s event based productions — the… Read more »