All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, time for the mailbag to help you escape from the every day doldrums of work. As always you can email me at claytravis@gmail.com with your questions. So here we go: Lots of you sent variations of this email, what do you think about Megyn Kelly getting fired? First, it’s hard for me to… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 26, 2018

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Outkick’s Vegas Top Ten For Week 9 (Outkick) Bet the Board‘s top ten still includes a strong SEC presence but even after their win and cover against Mississippi St the Bayou Bengals are still on the outside looking in for the top 10. U.S. GDP Grows Above-Forecast 3.5% (Bloomberg) The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.5 percent pace… Read more »

Patriots Hunting Buffalo in Our Week 8 Confidence Pool

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We had a decent Week 7 as our top Confidence Pool plays clicked until the Eagles fell to the Panthers and then only a few more bumps, including our bottom two picks, led to a 10-4 slate. Let’s see what Week 8 brings where we rate our most confident straight up pick (14 with four… Read more »

Outkick’s Vegas Top Ten For Week 9 2018

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By TODD FUHRMAN It’s rare to feel bad for Ohio St fans but it was hard to not feel a tiny bit of pity after the Buckeyes colossal flop this past weekend.  The drubbing they took in West Lafayette dropped them five spots in the poll including behind hated rival Michigan.  Alabama and Clemson remain a cut… Read more »

Fish & Cheese On Menu For Week 8 NFL Upset Alert

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We simply love when a plan comes together as it did last week when we picked the Titans and Texans to at least cover the number if not win outright. Well, we’re happy to tell you that both covered and Houston won outright! This week we have another winning pair so for the luvva gawd,… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 25, 2018

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Outkick’s College Football Gambling Picks For Week 9 (Outkick) Picking Georgia-Florida, Clemson at FSU, Vols-Gamecocks, Purdue at Michigan State, Vandy at Arkansas, Texas A&M at Mississippi State and Kentucky at Mizzou. Get rich, kids. UCF Does Not Have a Realistic Shot at Making the College Football Playoff (CBS Sports) The problem UCF had last year is the… Read more »

Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 9 2018

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We were close to perfect in week eight, racking up an 8-2 record to bounce our weekly totals back out to 55-42 on the season for a winning percentage of 57%. That’s a pretty good record as we approach 100 overall picks and consider all the close losses we have racked up so far this… Read more »

Make Your Week 9 Outkick Picks

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If you’re ready now: go! Last week we had no perfect scores, but we had ten players go 9-10. That’s pretty good considering the craziness that is College Football right now. Though one player is leading the pack by a bit, a bunch of the wolves are circling in on the quest for $5,000. Click… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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The Tiny Iowa College That Changed the NFL (WSJ) The Air Raid offense, which produced Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield, has infiltrated the NFL. It traces its roots back to Iowa Wesleyan. Jon Gruden, Who Was Awful at the NFL Draft While in Tampa, Has 3 First-Round Picks in 2019 (Big Lead) Jon Gruden historically has not… Read more »

Cocktail Time: Gators & Bulldogs in Pivotal SEC East Showdown

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Two of the three teams occupying residency at the top of the SEC East will square off in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party held in Jacksonville on Saturday. CBS will beam this marquee matchup between No. 9 Florida and No. 7 Georgia live at 3:30 ET and it should be a dandy. What it… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag to distract you from all your work or school related obligations. If you want an autographed copy of the book — I won’t be able to do as many public book signings as I would like because my radio and TV obligations make travel difficult now — you get… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Giants Saved Their Most Embarrassing Flop for Prime Time (New York Post) We now come to the portion of the season for the Giants when pleading is the only hope for Eli Manning and his truly pathetic offense. Rae Carruth’s Story Isn’t His Release, But the Son Who Survived (SB Nation) Chancellor Lee Adams survived, an 18-year-old… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, October 22, 2018

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Starting 11: The Big Ten’s a Mess Edition (Outkick) With Ohio State’s loss, what happens in the playoff picture? SEC power rankings 1-14, my national top ten, and my playoff four. The Starting 11’s live from London. AP Top 25 poll: Alabama Remains at No. 1 as Ohio State Falls out of Top 10 in College… Read more »

Starting 11: The Big Ten’s a Mess Edition

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Maybe picking four playoff teams won’t be so easy after all. Right now my four playoff teams would be: Alabama, Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan. Just on the outside of the playoff picture I’d have Clemson, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida. Alabama is the unquestioned best team in college football and I think there’s a… Read more »

Make Your Week 8 Outkick Picks

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Congrats on the two Outkick Pickers that went 10-for-10 last week. Nice job. Outkick t-shirts are heading your way. The race for $5,000 at the end of the season is tight–there’s quite a cluster at the top of the leaderboard. Last week was downright brutal, but shooters shoot. This week will be better. My Week… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 19, 2018

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TNT Opening Night Doubleheader Down 37% (Sports Business Daily) “TNT’s opening night NBA doubleheader ratings were down 37% from last year. Can you imagine how much coverage the NFL’s opening night ratings being down 37% would get? Would be pure insanity. NBA media doesn’t cover league, it cheerleads. Least critical media by far.” — Clay… Read more »

Outkick’s Vegas Top Ten For Week 7 2018

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There isn’t a Saturday that goes by past September where we don’t make adjustments to our Bet the Board Vegas top 10. Despite the doom and gloom prognosis from Athens Georgia only experienced a slight drop to #4 after their road loss to the Bayou Bengals while Texas A&M continued to inch up the poll to #9… Read more »

Week 7 NFL Confidence Pool: Fade 49ers Again

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Our strongest plays again paid dividends and even our weaker selections clicked, but there were a few bumps in the middle last week, but overall we took care of business in our NFL Confidence Pool picks. Let’s check out Week 7, where we rate our most confident straight up pick (14 with four teams on… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 18, 2018

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ESPN President Joins Disney CEO In Announcing Network Got Too Political, Alienated Viewers (Outkick) Jimmy Pitaro, the new president of ESPN, is saying now what Clay Travis has said for the past two years: ESPN’s new strategy of getting woke was bad for their business and bad for their brand. Get woke and go broke. Astros… Read more »