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 Campaign (NPR) The ad has more than 14 million views on YouTube and is getting more than twice as many “dislikes” as “likes.” Many are vowing to dump their Gillette razors and wage a boycott.

Kyler Murray’s Height May Worry NFL Teams, but His College Career Shows It Shouldn’t (SI) Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray entered his name into the NFL draft, and you have questions

Netflix Is Finally Sharing Its Audience Numbers For Its TV Shows And Movies. Some Of Them Are Huge. (Recode) The streaming service says it now accounts for 10 percent of TV viewing time.

NBA Referees To Answer Questions From Fans On Twitter During Two Upcoming Games (Chicago Sun Times) The first instance of the social media initiative will be Monday night when the Warriors visit the Lakers. The next time will be Wednesday night when the Spurs take on the 76ers.

Women’s March Unravels As Prominent Democrats Go Their Own Way (Axios) Two years ago, the Women’s March sparked a movement. But today, it is fractured and so controversial that prominent Democratic women are steering clear of it altogether.

Ranking Possible Super Bowl Matchups On Appeal For Different Generations (Sporting News) There is a lot on the line for both generations of NFL QBs. Will the new sensations take their show to Atlanta, or will the 40-and-over QBs rule again?

Trump, Pelosi Feud Heats Up Again (Associated Press) She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.

Which SEC Juniors Made Best, Worst Decision To Leave Early For 2018 NFL Draft? (Saturday Down South) Last season, 27 SEC players left school early to enter the NFL Draft. Who made the best decision? Who made the worst? A year later, let’s evaluate their first year out of college.

Reflections on Antarctica (New York Times) Colin O’Brady and Louis Rudd spent almost two months racing across Antarctica. Back in warmer climes, they spoke about the race of a lifetime.

Tim Tebow Got Another Invite To Major-league Spring Training With The Mets (Yahoo! Sports) The 31-year-old former NFL quarterback is among the non-roster players the Mets have invited to spring training.

U.S. Jobless Claims Fell Last Week (Wall Street Journal) The dearth of layoffs suggests the expansion is still on solid ground despite the government shutdown and concerns about slowing growth

Shaun King Threatens To Sue Twitter Critics (Washington Post) Talcum X is threatening to sue racial justice activists who question if he ever follows through with fundraising efforts.

Exactly When You Can See A 100% Red Moon During Sunday’s ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse (Forbes) How to see the Super Wolf Blood Moon total lunar eclipse from the U.S.