The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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The Warriors Are Leaning Into The Death Lineup — And It’s Not Working (538) The NBA’s most feared lineup has begun to show signs of vulnerability — and the Houston Rockets have taken advantage. School Shooting In Colorado Leaves 1 Student Dead And 8 Injured (New York Times) The sheriff said the injured students were… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the anonymous mailbag. I’m heading down to Birmingham as soon as “Lock It In” is over this afternoon to play in the Regions Pro-Am as part of a group featuring John Daly, Kirby Smart, Taylor Hicks, and Widespread Panic lead singer John Bell. Yeah, this should be fun.… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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The Celtics Have No Answers—For Giannis Or For Their Season From Hell (The Ringer) Boston’s third straight loss put its postseason on life support and confirmed our first impressions: The Bucks seem unstoppable in the East, and the C’s are still grasping for what could have been. Riley Howell’s Parents Say He Was Shot 3… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 6, 2019

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At Kentucky Derby, ‘Sometimes You Win And You Lose All In The Same Race’ (New York Times) “I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of horse racing, and not just because it’s our horse,” Gary West, owner of Maximum Security. Daenerys Vs. Everyone Is The Definitive Final Conflict In ‘Game Of… Read more »

Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 4

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Last week I wrote in my episode review that I was disappointed with the final confrontation between Bran and the Night King and that disappointment sent some of you into paroxysms of rage. My wife even read my Twitter mentions and said, “I’m glad that people are mad at you about something other than politics… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, May 3, 2019

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Elton Brand’s Vision Looks Pretty Good When Joel Embiid Dominates Like He Did In Game 3 (The Ringer) Unlike his predecessors, the first-year Sixers GM went all in on the now. It’s hard to blame him on a night when Embiid drops 33 points in 28 minutes and blows Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors off… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, May 2, 2019

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Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland Will Return As ESPN’s Monday Night Football Broadcast Team In 2019 (Awful Announcing) Tess and Booger are coming back this fall, for better or worse. U.N.C. Charlotte Student Couldn’t Run, So He Tackled The Gunman (New York Times) Riley Howell charged at the gunman, who had already fired several rounds, and… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Winners And Losers: James Harden Is A Meme Now, And Not In A Good Way (The Ringer) The Warriors’ glue guys took advantage of a less-than-full-strength Harden to win Game 2. Facebook Unveils Redesign As It Tries To Move Past Privacy Scandals (New York Times) The social network rolled out a redesign, in the most visible… Read more »

Tennessee Legalizes Online Sports Gambling

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Earlier today Tennessee legalized online sports gambling by voting in the state Senate and the state House to permit sports gambling inside the state’s borders. The Governor then announced he wouldn’t sign the bill, but that he wouldn’t veto it either, meaning in ten days the bill will become law and the state of Tennessee… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. As always you can send your email questions to me at claytravis@gmail.com. Okay, here we go: “Let me start this by letting you know, I’m 24, and a virgin. I’ve made the decision to stay one until I’m married because I am a Christian, so yeah. I know,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Mistakes Were Made: How The Night King And Gregg Popovich Failed Their Teams (The Ringer) Bad strategy, poor clock management, and a lack of roster help—two legends fell this weekend, and their demises shared a number of parallels. U.S. Youth Suicides Up After Netflix Show, Cause Unclear – Study (Reuters) Suicides by young Americans rose… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 29, 2019

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The Rockets Still Believe They Can Beat The Warriors. Are They Right? (Wall Street Journal) They nearly pulled it off last year. Now they have another shot at the upset that would rupture the NBA. Police: 8 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Latest Baltimore Shooting (AP) A gunman fired indiscriminately into a crowd that had gathered… Read more »

Game of Thrones Season Eight, Episode 3

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This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for since we first saw the white walkers, the battle to end all battles, the moment when we learn, I hope, what happens when the living finally do battle with the dead and there is no escape. The hype meter is off the charts! In the moments… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, April 26, 2019

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Grading The First Round Of The 2019 NFL Draft (The Ringer) Kyler Murray went no. 1, the Giants made a … surprising quarterback selection, and pass rushers on pass rushers found new teams. Joe Biden Expresses Regret To Anita Hill, But She Says ‘I’m Sorry’ Is Not Enough (New York Times) Biden reached out to Hill… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Kyler Murray’s Stature Adds Intrigue Right At The Start (New York Times) Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray is widely considered to be the best quarterback available in this year’s N.F.L. draft. Netflix Fights To Keep Its Most Watched Shows: ‘Friends’ And ‘The Office’ (Wall Street Journal) Hollywood studios that licensed old TV shows to Netflix are getting… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Damian Lillard’s Immortal Series-Winner Did All The Talking (SI) Damian Lillard hit an immortal series-winner to slay the Thunder. Twitter Shares Climb 16% On Stout Earnings (Wall Street Journal) First-quarter net income more than tripled to $191 million; CEO Jack Dorsey meets with President Trump. Kings Coach Luke Walton Accused Of Sexual Assault In Lawsuit… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag to distract all of you from work. As always you can email your anonymous questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Here we go: “Got a friend who has turned into one of ‘those people.’ He always, without fail, will turn every conversation into politics. It’s pretty exhausting. He’s a… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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The Five Biggest Questions Ahead Of The NFL Draft (The Ringer) The run-up to Thursday night’s big event hasn’t provided many concrete answers—only more questions. Warren’s Massive $640 Billion Student Loan Cancellation Questioned Over Fairness To Students Who Paid Off Their Debts (Fox News) “You better retro that and pay back all of us who… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, April 22, 2019

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NFL Draft 2019: Seven-round Mock Drafts, Big Boards, Team Needs, Draft Picks For All 32 Teams (CBS Sports) Get ready for the NFL Draft with everything you need to know about all 32 teams. Apple Spends More Than $30 Million On Amazon’s Cloud Every Month (CNBC) Apple’s cloud expenditure reflects the company’s determination to deliver… Read more »

Game of Thrones: Season Eight, Episode 2

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Well, here we are, the final night before the battle with the white walkers begins. But first we have to get one last redemption tour for all the Winterfell crew, beginning with the Jaime Lannister last concert tour. Seriously, and I hope I’m wrong because I’d like to see him kill Cersei, this felt like… Read more »