The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Kobe Bryant’s Memorial Fills In The Details Behind The Myths (The Ringer) With NBA greats past and present in attendance, Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan, and others shared fond memories and intimate details of Kobe’s and his daughter Gianna’s lives. Global Stocks Stabilize After Deep Wall Street Selloff (Wall Street Journal) U.S. futures edge higher after… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, February 24, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the Fury-Wilder fight, Kobe Bryant’s memorial service, the NFL CBA situation, the coronavirus and how fear is impacting the stock market, strength coach Scott Cochran’s decision to leave the University of Alabama and join Kirby Smart at Georgia, Apple and Amazon’s potential moves to purchase CBS and/or… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 24, 2020

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‘The King Has Returned’: The Second Coronation Of Tyson Fury (SI) Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder, one of boxing’s most prolific knockout artists, late Saturday. The heavyweight division crowned its latest ruler, and it felt like boxing used to feel. Stocks Sink As Coronavirus Cases Mount Outside Of Asia (Wall Street Journal) Equity benchmark… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and I’m sitting in the Houston airport with my nine year old. The two of us left our vacation in Mexico a day early so we could make his end of the season eight team basketball tournament in Nashville. Welcome to #dadlife. So this week’s Friday mailbag may be a bit shorter and… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 21, 2020

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N.F.L. Owners Approve Bargaining Agreement And Await Vote By Players (New York Times) The proposed deal would expand the playoffs to 14 teams and extend the regular season to 17 games, among other changes. Google Resists Demand From States In Digital-Ad Probe (Wall Street Journal) Company is reluctant to surrender some documents in investigation of… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Why An NFL Playoff Format Change Is Inevitable (The Ringer) The league and players association have reportedly agreed to a new postseason structure as part of the new CBA. Even if that plan falls apart, fans should be prepared for a new-look bracket some time soon. Warren Leads An Onslaught Of Attacks, Zeroing In On… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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What Drew Brees’ Return Means For Saints, Teddy Bridgewater And Taysom Hill (ESPN) Quarterback Drew Brees’ decision to return for a 20th NFL season ensures that the Saints will remain among the top Super Bowl contenders after three straight years of gut-wrenching playoff exits. Amid Coronavirus, The World Closes Its Doors To China: ‘I Feel… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday and I’m down in Mexico with the family, but when you love your job, how could you possibly not solve everyone’s problems even when you’re on the beach? So here we go. As always you can send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Let’s dive right in: “I’m the same age… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Rob Manfred Defends Astros’ Punishment, Says He Would’ve Penalized Players In ‘Perfect World’ (CBS Sports) Earlier on Sunday, Manfred conducted an interview with ESPN’s Karl Ravech in which he said Houston’s apology earlier in the week was “not successful.” Apple To Fall Short Of Projected Revenue Due To Coronavirus (Wall Street Journal) Tech giant says… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, February 17, 2020

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Manfred Says Astros’ Shame Is Penalty Enough. Opponents Might Disagree. (New York Times) Commissioner Rob Manfred defended M.L.B.’s handling of the Astros’ cheating scandal. But many fans and players don’t think it went far enough, leaving the door open for more ugliness. Fourteen Americans Flown Home From Coronavirus Cruise Ship Test Positive (Wall Street Journal)… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Valentine’s Day and it’s Friday, good luck getting out to eat anywhere tonight if you didn’t make a reservation a month ago. And, ladies, if you’re standing at the Outback Steakhouse bar eating a bloomin’ onion at 10 pm tonight because you haven’t been able to get into any other restaurant tonight because your… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 14, 2020

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The Astros’ Front Office Created Codebreaker. The Players Took It From There. (Wall Street Journal) In a 2017 email, an Astros executive called outfielder Carlos Beltrán ‘the godfather of the whole program.’ China Says Six Health Workers Have Died, Singapore Warns Of Recession (CNBC) The United States does “not have high confidence in the information… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, February 13, 2020

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MLB Announces Rule Changes For 2020 Season, Including Three-batter Minimum And Two-way Player Designation (CBS Sports) The MLB rulebook is set for 2020. Top CDC Official Says US Should Prepare For Coronavirus ‘To Take A Foothold’ (CNBC) Health officials had confirmed 13 U.S. cases of the virus, now named COVID-19, short for Corona Virus Disease.… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the free-agency market in the NFL with an unusually high number of veteran quarterbacks available this off-season. Clay zeroed in on what he believes are the most likely destinations for Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, and Teddy Bridgewater. Clay also shared his thoughts on the high stakes bidding… Read more »

Tony Romo Set to Make $15-$20 Million A Year From CBS or ESPN

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Tony Romo, whose initial contract with CBS expired with the AFC title game between the Titans and the Chiefs, is poised to become the highest paid game announcer in sports history, with CBS and ESPN dueling to sign him to a contract that is likely to be in the $15 to $20 million a year… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Cowboys Free Agency 2020: Dallas Aims For More Years On Dak Prescott Deal; Prepared To Tag Amari Cooper (CBS Sports) There’s only a few key points to be ironed out with Dak Prescott. Bernie Sanders Scores Narrow Victory In New Hampshire Primary (New York Times) The Vermont senator tightened his grip on the Democratic Party’s… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, rejoice, the anonymous mailbag is here to make your day better. As always you can send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. “For 9 years a bunch of buddies and I in my neighborhood (18 of us in total) and we all get together every Monday night in the fall to… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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What Was Behind The Rivers-Chargers Divorce (SI) Why both parties chose to move on, and what’s next for the quarterback and for the team. Bernie Sanders Leads In Polls As New Hampshire Primary Voters Cast Ballots (Wall Street Journal) Vermont senator looks to take the upper hand over Pete Buttigieg after close Iowa tally. Should… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, February 10, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis discussed the debut of the XFL over the weekend, Bobby Knight’s return to a warm welcome at Indiana University, Philip Rivers and the extensive list of other free-agent quarterbacks in the NFL, Tua Tagovailoa’s positive prognosis regarding his hip surgery, the nightmare that is the Japanese coronavirus cruise ship,… Read more »