The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Gov. Tom Wolf Not Happy Ben Roethlisberger Visited Barbershop (Outkick) Big Ben’s decision to fix up his look before a workout with his teammates was rather controversial. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t happy with the decision. States Step Up Reopenings, Hoping To Limit Economic Damage (Wall Street Journal) Slight declines in new cases prompt governors… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis shared the most recent positive news on the coronavirus front. Clay continued by commenting on the Governor of Pennsylvania, who largely failed in his handling of the coronavirus, got upset to the point of commenting on Ben Roethlisberger’s haircut. “This is a real comment by a real elected… Read more »

Gov. Tom Wolf Not Happy Ben Roethlisberger Visited Barbershop

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Ben Roethlisberger managed to slither back into the news this week with a haircut and beard trim. It turns out, Big Ben’s decision to fix up his look before a workout with his teammates was rather controversial. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t happy with the decision: “My concern is just a general concern and anybody who puts… Read more »

Six EPL Players Test Positive for Covid; Isolation Period Is Just One Week

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European soccer is starting to trickle back to play. Bundesliga in Germany resumed over the weekend in empty venues. We aren’t precisely sure when the English Premier League will be back, but it sounds like they are targeting sometime in June. Today, the EPL announced that six players have tested positive for coronavirus, out of… Read more »

Eric Bischoff Discusses Dennis Rodman in NWO While AWOL from NBA Finals Practice

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Eric Bischoff joined Outkick Live this morning! We discussed: Dennis Rodman being AWOL from NBA Finals practice, as he drilled DDP with a chair on WCW Monday Nitro between Games 3 and 4. Nights out drinking with Rodman and Hulk Hogan Managing Rodman’s eccentricities Rodman’s in-ring performance Why Rodman is misunderstood, and is actually an… Read more »

5 Athletes Worthy of their Own Last Dance Series

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The Last Dance is over and Sunday nights are open again. HBO’s I Know This Much Is True will fill the void of drama. But it’s going to be a bit until there’s another sports doc of that caliber. While there’s only one Michael Jordan, there are several current and former athletes worthy of their own… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s Tuesday, time for the anonymous mailbag. As always you can send your anonymous mailbag questions to claytravis@gmail.com, anonymity guaranteed. Okay, here we go: “I’m 57, proud dad to a 21-year-old son. And I discovered a problem last night. First thing’s first. His mobile phone is somehow linked to my iTunes account. Every once in… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Bull Riding To Host Live Event With Fans In South Dakota, Likely First In Country To Do So (Yahoo! Sports) Professional Bull Riders announced on Sunday that it will host a three-day event with fans in July in South Dakota, almost certainly making it the first sports league in the country to do so. Some… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Monday, May 18, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis commented on the governors of New York and California and their sudden reversal on their positions regarding sports returning to their states. Clay also praised other governors, including the governors of Georgia and Tennessee, who opted to open their states early based on data rather than emotions. Clay continued… Read more »

Michael Jordan’s Entourage Said More About Him Than Any Last Dance Interviews Revealed

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On Outkick the Show on Monday morning Clay discussed the finale of The Last Dance and Michael Jordan’s entourage, which was very different from the types of guys you see in most entourages in today’s world. Jordan surrounded himself with older “father figures” where most entourages are made up of young good looking “Yes men.”… Read more »

Sports Media and Pop Culture Mailbag: ESPN’s Most Important Personalities, Talents on Rise, Netflix

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Last week, I asked Outkick readers to send in sports media and pop culture questions to my Twitter DMs for a mailbag. I couldn’t get to all the questions, but I want to thank everyone who participated. Some of you are rather interesting.  Not shockingly, the topics disproportionately favored sports media. Let’s go: “Who are ESPN’s… Read more »

Dave Portnoy: HBO Sports Boss Peter Nelson Has Big Role in Call Her Daddy / Barstool Rift

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Call Her Daddy, the popular smut talk podcast hosted by Alexandra Cooper and Sofia Franklyn on Barstool Sports, has been dark for over a month. While Page Six wrote about a contract dispute between the two sides in late April, everyone had been relatively quiet about the actual specifics until Barstool founder Dave Portnoy posted… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, May 18, 2020

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Why We Can’t Help But Want More Jordan (CBS Sports) “The Last Dance” immediately goes into the must-watch sports documentary hall of fame. U.S. Stock Futures Rally After Worst Week In Almost Two Months (Wall Street Journal) Contracts linked to U.S. crude oil for delivery in July are on track to close at over $30… Read more »

Outkick the Show: Friday, May 15, 2020

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On today’s Outkick the Show, Clay Travis offered another dose of data-centric rational thinking with regard to the coronavirus. Clay also commented on the armed robbery charges facing Deandre Baker and Quinton Dunbar of the NFL, criticized NFL owners for considering the proposed draft-pick incentives for hiring minorities, shared his opinion on what college football might look… Read more »

Can HBO Max Stand Out In Already Overcrowded Streaming Wars?

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On May 27, HBO Max enters the fierce battle known as the streaming wars. AT&T has pledged $4 billion over the first three years in an attempt to make an impact in an already overcrowded space. An industry led by Netflix, Disney, and Amazon. Three companies far from vulnerable. Streaming services are like podcasts — new,… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday and my family and I have now been down in Florida for two full weeks. And we’ve been out to eat in Florida restaurants for 13 straight days. Including spending yesterday evening at Dave & Buster’s and letting the kids play video games. Yep, Dave & Buster’s is now open in Florida. I’m… Read more »

MLB Futures: Sell Yankees and Dodgers and Buy These Longshots

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With not much in the way of real team sports happening, conversations are centered now on mostly theoretical outcomes. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, MLB futures were basically centered on a Yankees/Dodgers or the field discussion. The Dodgers added Mookie Betts to a team that won 106 games, and the Yankees added Gerrit Cole to… Read more »