Bill Simmon’s The Ringer Made $15 Million In Podcast Revenue In 2018

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One of the most fascinating things, at least to me, about the modern Internet sports media business environment is the collapse of the value of the written word online at the same time that the value of podcasts has been soaring. It’s a dichotomy illuminated in a story in today’s Wall Street Journal focusing on… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 28, 2019

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Tom Brady Says There’s ‘Zero’ Chance He Retires After Super Bowl (SI) Next season would mark the 20th of Brady’s career. The 41-year-old has led New England to the Super Bowl each of the past three seasons. Trump Doubts He’d Accept Any Deal Congress Strikes For Border Wall (Fox News) Trump said he doubted he could accept… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, rejoice. As we start the mailbag here, I know there are quite a few Fox Sports people — and people in sports media — who read the mailbag on a regular basis and I want to start off by wishing John Entz, the former president of Fox Sports’s event based productions — the… Read more »

Super Bowl LIII: Dynastic Pats Vs. Up-And-Coming Rams

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If you’ve just awoken from your coma — I say congratulations and might I say, that hospital gown looks fetching on you – the New England Patriots dispatched Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs for the second time this season and are now in their umpteenth Super Bowl, pitted against another up-and-comer, Jared Goff… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 25, 2019

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Goodell’s Silence On Saints-Rams No-Call Is Deafening (SI) While the controversy has created a circus, a Saints player’s request to hear from the commissioner is more than sensible. Shutdown Talks Revived After Senate Bills Fail (Wall Street Journal) McConnell, Schumer huddle; ‘We’re talking, we’re talking,’ Schumer says Super Bowl 2019 Odds: Sportsbooks Test Pats -3 As Bets As… Read more »

Should You Bet The Pro Bowl? (You Probably Will)

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What are you doing this Sunday afternoon? Those in warm-weather climes may be golfing with the boys, while those up North could be hitting the slopes. But what if you hate golf and you can’t ski or vice-versa? Some of us would prefer to cut out the pretense and go directly to the 19th hole… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 24, 2019

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James Harden Drops 61 Points As Rockets Top Knicks (New York Post) Harden’s fast-break bucket with three seconds left tied the opponent scoring record at the Garden set by Kobe Bryant. Trump Says He’ll Delay Speech Until After Shutdown, as Democrats Draft Border Security Plan (New York Times) Trump said  he would give the State of the… Read more »

Woke Wednesday: Steph Curry Slipped So Stop Criticizing the WNBA

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A couple of nights ago the Golden State Warriors went on the road to play against the Los Angeles Lakers and Steph Curry slipped while preparing to dunk the basketball. He then airballed a three and the sequence went viral on social media, with Curry being widely lampooned for the slipping dunk attempt and the… Read more »

Tennessee Volunteering To School Vandy on Wednesday

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The University of Tennessee men’s basketball program is arguably the best in the nation, boasting a 16-1 record as they prepare for their SEC rivals, Vanderbilt, on Wednesday night. But it wasn’t all that long ago that the best online sportsbooks, found over at Sportsbook Review, installed the Volunteers as 50-1 longshots to win the… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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It’s Unanimous: Mariano Rivera Is A Hall Of Famer (New York Times) Rivera, the career saves leader who helped the Yankees win five World Series, became the first player ever elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Senate Leaders Push Votes On Dueling Bills To End Shutdown (Wall Street Journal) Political aides from both parties were… Read more »

Anonymous Mailbag

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It’s anonymous mailbag Tuesday, let’s roll. The anonymous mailbag is brought to you by my guy Ryan Kelley at The Home Loan Expert. It’s a new year and now is the time to get prequalified for a mortgage in just five minutes. Yep, five minutes. That way if a house suddenly goes on the market and you… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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When The Whole Country Reviews A Play, Referees Can’t Always Join (New York Times) The Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman clearly broke the rules but the referees did not call a penalty and the play was not reviewable by league. I Failed The Covington Catholic Test (The Atlantic) Next time there’s a viral story, I’ll wait for more facts… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Monday, January 21, 2019

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New England Patriots Down Kansas City Chiefs In Overtime For Super Bowl Berth (New York Times) It will be the Patriots vs. the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl after New England beat the Chiefs, 37-31, on Sunday. Trump, Democrats Float Proposals To End Shutdown, But Wide Gaps Remain (Wall Street Journal) Sides show no signs… Read more »

Cousin Sal and I have (nearly) $60k On Saints This Weekend

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Earlier this week on “Lock It In” we featured the story of a gambler who had put $8k on the Saints at 20-1 to win the Super Bowl and was seeking to sell his ticket through PropSwap.com, a company that allows you to sell your gambling tickets before the event has been realized if there’s… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail

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It’s Friday, rejoice. I’d encourage y’all to make sure you’re starting off your mornings with the Daily Outkick, which is the best one stop shop on the Internet for sports, media, business, and politics all rolled into one. Go sign up for the email here or read it daily on the site. My NFL gambling… Read more »

AFC Championship: Will Pats’ Dynasty Continue In Frigid Temps?

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The New England Patriots under Tom Brady are just 1-4 straight up and against the number over their last five road playoff games. Therefore, it’s not surprising that all of the best online sportsbooks, all of which can be seen at one convenient site, Sportsbook Review, have installed the Kansas City Chiefs as three-point home… Read more »

Outkick NFL Playoff Game

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Ready now? Go! How’s it going Outkickers? NFL Conference Championship Sunday is upon us, featuring what could be two of the most exciting matchups of the season. Head over to the Outkick NFL Playoff game and make your picks for outright winners, spread, over/under, and highest scoring quarter. Get all the correct picks and you’ll… Read more »

The Daily Outkick: Friday, January 18, 2019

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The NFL Playoffs Weren’t Designed to Produce Upsets (The Ringer) For the second time in four years, the 1- and 2-seeds will square off in both conference championship games. No other sport’s postseason produces this level of chalk, but the NFL wouldn’t want it any other way. Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New #MeToo-Inspired Ad… Read more »

Rams Ready To Storm Bayou In NFC Title Tilt

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A pair of 14-3 teams will knuckle up and throw down at the Superdome in New Orleans this Sunday and the best online sportsbooks, found at Sportsbook Review, have installed the Saints as 3½-point home chalk over the Rams in the NFC Championship Game. That is a stark departure from the opening line that had… Read more »

Key Players Back For Top 2019 NCAA Contenders

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Although every college football program has turnover issues, with graduating athletes or those opting to go pro, there are a chosen few whose allure to return for another season of greatness is too tempting to ignore. Let’s take a look at the top five teams returning players destined for another year of college football stardom… Read more »