The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 25, 2019

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How The Packers’ Extreme Makeover Turned Green Bay Into The Class Of The NFC (The Ringer) The franchise experienced its worst season in a decade in 2018. But after an offseason that saw a new coach, new players, and new philosophies enter the fold, the Packers are 6-1 and seem to be hitting their stride.

Democrats Defend Private Interviews In Impeachment Probe (Wall Street Journal) Lawmakers plan more closed-door depositions as GOP steps up demands for public inquiry

Vegas Top Ten For Week Nine 2019 (Outkick) Two things have become apparent through 8 weeks; first…it’s become impossible to ignore the freight train that is the Ohio State Buckeyes and second (and maybe more importantly) the precipitous drop off experienced by the Alabama Crimson Tide because of Tua’s injury.

Zuckerberg’s News Pitch (Axios) Facebook, which has long resisted both hiring journalists and paying publishers, will do both as part of a new News section being announced today.

Vikings Best Redskins In Sloppy Thursday Night Showdown (SI) The Vikings coasted to their fourth straight win as Kirk Cousins turned in a tidy 23-of-26 outing with 285 yards while the Redskins came up empty yet again on offense.

Goldman Sachs Is Latest Firm To Pull Money From Fisher Investments, Total Is Now $2.7 Billion (CNBC) Goldman’s departure would mark the eighth institutional investor to fire Fisher Investments since Ken Fisher made lewd comments at a conference on Oct. 8.

After Rebuking Daryl Morey, Rockets Owner Stays Quiet (New York Times) Tilman Fertitta, the owner of the Houston Rockets, had never been shy about politics. Then China happened.

Warren And Sanders Race To Out-left Each Other — And Moderates Are Terrified (Politico) The two have mostly avoided direct conflict, but their one-upsmanship on a flurry of policies speaks to growing tensions between their campaigns.

Tight Ends Are More Important Than Ever In College Football (538) The position’s evolution — from lineman facsimile to occasional route-runner to dynamic playmaker — is a microcosm for the shift in how coaches employ the athletes they put on the field. One-note skillsets are out, versatility is in.

Eminem Interviewed By Secret Service Over Trump, Ivanka Lyrics (Variety) It turns out that when Eminem rapped in his 2018 song “The Ringer” that he’d been visited by the Secret Service, he was telling the truth.

Ryan Day Has Ohio State Looking Like The Nation’s Best Team, Even If Rankings Don’t Reflect It Yet (CBS Sports) Ohio State has run through its schedule to this point ahead of a key showdown with Wisconsin.

The Houston Astros’ Self-created Domestic Violence Controversy, Explained (Vox) A team executive taunted reporters over a domestic violence incident. Then the organization somehow made it worse.

NBA-China Dispute Now Has No Games On TV, Delayed Games On Tencent, And VP Mike Pence Bashing The NBA (Awful Announcing) “Even if Tencent Sports wanted to continue streaming the NBA games, if they really did live-stream an image of a bunch of fans wearing the T-shirts, they’d be strictly ordered to stop.”

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