The Daily Outkick: Friday, February 1, 2019

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Porzingis Is Now A Maverick, And He May Have Opened Pandora’s Box (The Ringer) Breaking down the former Knick’s fit next to Luka Doncic and examining the precedent he might have set for other young stars.

Democratic New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign (NBC) Cory Booker officially launched his presidential campaign for president on Friday.

Nobody Believes In Tom Brady. Or Something Like That. (Wall Street Journal) For motivation, a Super Bowl perennial tries on the underdog (or underdog-ish) mentality.

Tech Giants Are The New Gatekeepers (Axios) One way to map the contours of their turfs is to examine where each can say “no.”

Sean Mcvay’s Age Is Just A Number. A Small One. (New York Times) At 33, McVay will be the youngest head coach in Super Bowl history. To put it mildly, the rest of the N.F.L. has noticed.

Howard Schultz Is Calling Democrats Out For How Radical Their Party Has Become (Washington Post) Democrats are furious at former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz for announcing that he may launch an independent campaign for president.

Mizzou Football Team Banned From Bowl This Season As Part Of Academic Fraud Penalties (KC Star) The NCAA found a tutor “violated NCAA ethical conduct, academic misconduct and academic extra benefits rules when she completed academic work for 12 student-athletes.”

Budweiser Spends Big On Super Bowl, Targets Small Markets (Reuters) The world’s largest brewer will not say how much it is spending for nearly six minutes of commercials, but industry sources estimate it is more than $50 million.

From Farm To Field, And Every Point Between: How A Cow Becomes A Football (SI) Chances are you’ve never considered the origin story of an nfl ball—or how painstaking the process is to get every detail just right.

A Day In The Life Of An Uber, Lyft And Juno Driver Who Makes About $6,000 A Month In NYC (CNBC) What’s it really like to drive full-time in one of the busiest cities in America?

Ray Agnew Jr. Saw Superstar Talent In Aaron Donald And Pounded A Table For Rams Not To Pass (Yahoo! Sports) Ray Agnew Jr. is the Rams’ director of pro personnel.

Netflix Signs Deal With Oscar-winning ‘Coco’ Producer Darla K. Anderson (Variety) She will develop new animated and live-action projects, both feature films and on the series end of the business.

Where Did All The Lopsided Super Bowls Go? (538) We’ve seen a ton of classics in recent years and very few boring blowouts.