All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and the mailbag is back! Before we get going any further, I want to thank you guys for six years of support. Crazily, it has now been six years of Outkick. And in honor of our sixth year as a site, I just bought a place in Rosemary Beach. Would I have ever… Read more »

Ole Miss Fires Hugh Freeze For Hiring Prostitutes

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Last week I wrote the Houston Nutt lawsuit would end Hugh Freeze’s tenure at Ole Miss. Ole Miss fires Hugh Freeze for hiring hookers. https://t.co/1PiEGuvI9T — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 21, 2017 This week it did. Significantly, Ole Miss has fired Hugh Freeze for cause, which means they aren’t obligated to pay him his nearly… Read more »

Netflix’s Ozark Simply Isn’t Fun

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All I ask from a television show is for it to hold my attention and not feel like a drag on my time. Some of the best shows, up to and including Breaking Bad and The Leftovers, have started slowly, required patience, and then ended up cultural touchstones. Seven hours into Netflix’s new original series,… Read more »

Dunkirk Review

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Full disclosure: Christopher Nolan is my favorite director. Just have to put that out there, but that “love” doesn’t generally mean easy street on any of my reviews. Often, it means the exact opposite. When you revere someone as much as I do Nolan, there’s a level of expectation that must be met in order… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. Apologies to those of you who were Tweeting about the anonymous mailbag not being up the past two Tuesdays. I vanished on family vacation and agreed not to work much while I was there. Now that I’m back in the saddle we’ll be here every Tuesday for the… Read more »

Delta Pulled My Family Off Its Planes On Saturday

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On Saturday my family flew back from Paris to Minneapolis. From Minneapolis we were scheduled to connect to our flight to Nashville and arrive home on Saturday afternoon. Except Delta Airlines refused to allow my family to board the connecting flight in Minneapolis and insisted we leave the airport immediately after we exited customs. Why?… Read more »

Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode One

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Game of Thrones is back! And with it comes our weekly recap columns every Monday morning. As well as our immediate live reaction shows on Periscope and Facebook Live. Here was last night’s reaction show to episode one of season seven if you missed it. Game of Thrones reaction show. https://t.co/QbzbCTypNF — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis)… Read more »

Ryan Lochte Committed No Crime, Victimized By Left Wing Sports Media

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Yesterday a Brazilian court cleared American swimmer Ryan Lochte of any criminal wrongdoing connected to a late night incident outside a Brazilian gas station during the 2016 Olympics. If you don’t recall all of the details of the Ryan Lochte incident, here’s a quick factual recitation of what happened: Ryan Lochte and three American Olympian… Read more »

Emmy Nominations Prove Nothing Has Changed

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Nora Durst’s expression in the featured image, where she’s looking out onto the world wondering what the hell just happened and what is going on. Yeah, that was me on Thursday morning, except I KNEW exactly what just happened, and exactly what is going on. If you happened to download and listen to yesterday’s Outkick… Read more »

Houston Nutt Buries Hugh Freeze in New Lawsuit

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Houston Nutt was fired by Ole Miss in 2011 after going 2-10 in his final season with the Rebels. Now he’s suing the university alleging breach of contract and breach of good faith as well as seeking punitive damages. Why is Nutt filing this lawsuit? Because he believes top Ole Miss administrators and current head… Read more »

Game of Thrones Iron Throne Odds

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One week from today Game of Thrones season seven will debut. I’ll be back in the States then and we’ll have our Periscope and Facebook Live reaction show immediately after the first episode of Game of Thrones season seven ends. You can also reread all of my Game of Thrones reviews for seasons four, five… Read more »

Preds Fired Anthem Singer Tells His Side of Story

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I’m in London this week and Paris next week on a family vacation. So you’ll have to wait until July 16th for another Periscope or Facebook Live — but it will be reacting to “Game of Thrones” episode 1! — and I won’t be back on radio until Monday, July 17th. I’m also dialing out… Read more »

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

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The only requirement for a good superhero film, unless Christopher Nolan is directing it, should be for it to leave the audience feeling a sense of fun and wonder. Spider-Man is undoubtedly one of the genre’s biggest names, and yet it’s arguable there hasn’t been a truly “great” big screen depiction of our favorite web… Read more »

Is Sportswriting Dead?

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Earlier this week FoxSports.com announced that henceforth the site would only feature videos. Writers on the Fox Sports site are now out looking for jobs at the same time ESPN, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and other large site writers are also out looking for jobs. How does this keep happening? The simple truth… Read more »

Supreme Court Close to Legalizing Sports Gambling Nationwide

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Yesterday the biggest sports news story of the 21st century dropped and most didn’t notice — the Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey’s appeal of a ban on the state being allowed to offer sports gambling. For those of you who aren’t aware New Jersey has been waging a six year battle to allow… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the anonymous mailbag. We begin the anonymous mailbag with an email about this insanely absurd backlash against John McEnroe for saying that Serena would be around the 700th best men’s player in the world. A question that he was specifically asked. Go listen to my entire analysis of… Read more »

California Law Banning State Travel Sets Dangerous Sports Precedent

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The state of California recently banned travel using taxpayer money to eight states — Alabama, Texas, South Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi and Kansas — because the state of California believes each state has passed laws that discriminate against LGBTQ people. UPDATE: The California Attorney General’s office has provided the following response to Outkick.… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, time for the mailbag to help you get through the last day of the week. Without further ado, here we go. Given that the NBA draft was last night, I want you guys to look at the 247 composite list of top basketball recruits and then compare it with the top draft picks… Read more »