The Daily Outkick: Friday, December 20, 2019

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Beautiful. Violent. American. The N.F.L. At 100. (New York Times) The N.F.L. has never stopped changing. But a few things remain constant, including the league’s popularity and brutality.

For The First Time In History, The US Economy Has Started And Ended A Decade Without A Recession (CNBC) It’s been the longest expansion in the country’s history.

The Secret To George Kittle’s Creative Destruction (The Ringer) The 49ers tight end craves contact. One day, a coach told him to stop running out of bounds and to run through people. The result: a lot of broken tackles, yards after the catch, and helpless defenders.

The Streaming Revolution: So Much To Binge, So Hard To Remember (Wall Street Journal) The ease with which we can watch or listen to almost anything anytime has made our relationship with individual releases both more immediate and more numbing.

Patrick Mahomes’s Numbers Have Regressed. But That Doesn’t Mean His Skills Have. (538) It’s not as if Mahomes has had a bad season. He’s behind only Lamar Jackson in Total QBR on the year.

Facebook Struggles To Clean Up Its Messes (Axios) To speed new products to market, Facebook famously used to tell its employees to “move fast and break things.” The job of cleaning up some of the resulting debris is one the company is tackling a lot more slowly.

The James Wiseman College Experience Brought Little Of Value To Memphis Or Wiseman (SI) The James Wiseman College Experience, all three games of it, is over. All that remains now for Memphis is the NCAA investigation.

Trump Welcomes Ex-Dem Jeff Van Drew To GOP Day After Impeachment Vote (New York Post) “This is just a better fit for me. There were other times in my life when I thought about this,” Van Drew said in the Oval Office sitdown.

3 Oklahoma Players Have Been Suspended For CFP Semifinal Game Against LSU. Here’s What We Know. (For The Win) It’s a devastating blow for Lincoln Riley and his Sooners team, as they were already underdogs heading into the game.

Michael Jackson Estate Settles Copyright Fight With Disney (Variety) “The dispute with Disney has been amicably resolved,” said Howard Weitzman, attorney for the Jackson estate, in a statement.

Apple Reportedly Held Talks With Pac-12 Over Content For Apple TV+ (Awful Announcing) The Pac-12 talks apparently didn’t go anywhere, but Apple’s willingness to consider sports is potentially big news.

Miss America Or Democratic Debate: Can You Tell The Difference? (Vox) The Democratic debate and Miss America pageant were on the same night. And they weren’t as different as you’d think.

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