The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 4, 2019

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Russell Wilson Is Off To His Best Start Ever (The Ringer) The Seahawks QB entered the MVP debate after a nail-biter win over the Rams.

Is Impeachment More Popular Because Of Ukraine? Or Because Voters Are Sheep? (538) If voters are basically lemmings following the dictates of their party’s leaders, fairly unpopular ideas can in theory become more popular — and perhaps popular ideas can become less popular.

Forget Small Ball: Home Runs Will Decide Baseball’s Postseason (Wall Street Journal) The long ball defined the regular season, and they will almost certainly decide who survives in October.

Joe Biden’s Race Against Time (Politico) The former vice president’s most formidable opponent is not another Democrat. It’s our idea of what it means to be old.

The Yankees’ Bullpen Is Championship Quality, But Can Aaron Boone Run It Properly? (SI) The Yankees’ collection of relievers are the envy of baseball. But after an October littered with miscues by Aaron Boone last year, can he improve his bullpen management this time around?

Apple Raises IPhone 11 Production By About 10%, Nikkei Reports (CNBC) Apple has asked suppliers to increase production of its iPhone 11 models by up to 8 million units, or about 10%, Nikkei Asian Review reported on Friday.

Auburn Football: 5 Reasons The Tigers Will Beat Florida (Saturday Down South) Bottom line: Auburn’s defensive line is better than Florida’s offensive line.

‘Wonder Years’ Star Accused Of Trying To Undermine Billionaire Peter Thiel’s Venture Fund (New York Post) The former child TV star who became a Harvard-trained lawyer has been accused of mounting a bizarre letter-writing campaign to topple a venture fund owned by Peter Thiel

Antonio Brown’s Departure From Steelers Erased All Evidence Of His Wonderful Pittsburgh Years (Sporting News) Some AB jerseys were burned, others donated. None is worn.

Harvey Weinstein Loses Motion to Move Rape Trial Out of Manhattan (Variety) “It is ordered that the motion is denied in its entirety,” the appellate court ruled, without elaboration.

Sports Illustrated Has Laid Off Half Of Its Staff (Constantly Updating) (Awful Announcing) The SI Layoffs Have Come.

Bombshell Audio Emerges In De Niro Harassment Lawsuit (Fox Business) “How dare you f—— disrespect me?,” he said in the voicemail, in which he also told her: “You’re f—— history.”

Tim Tebow Makes Surprise Prison Visit, Loses Pushup Competition (247 Sports) Tebow originally planned to be at the prison for a couple hours, but he ended up spending five hours at the location.

‘Joker’ Movie Is A Risk, But A Calculated One, For Warner Bros. (New York Times) The violence in “Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, and the portrayal of the character worried some at the Warner Bros. studio.

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