The Daily Outkick: Friday, October 5, 2018

College Football Narrative Watch- Week 5 (Outkick) Will Muschamp and South Carolina overhyped, Notre Dame is a legitimate playoff contender, Ohio State won but looks vulnerable, honeymoon is over for Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State, Justin Fields at some point will take over for Jake Fromm as QB for Georgia.

Unemployment Rate Falls to Lowest Since 1969 (CNBC) The unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7 percent, the lowest since December 1969 and one-tenth of a percentage point below expectations.

Father of Ex-Louisville Commit Implicates Arizona, Oklahoma State in NCAA Corruption Case (SI) Explosive testimony revealed that several prominent basketball schools, including but not limited to Louisville, had offered him significant sums of money as bribes for his son’s commitment to their programs.

A’s Track Down Fan Doused in Beer at Yankee Stadium, Reward His Loyalty (Sporting News) After hours of searching, the Athletics have identified the Oakland fan who was doused with beer during Wednesday’s AL wild-card game at Yankee Stadium.

Clay Travis: Brett Kavanaugh Will be Confirmed to Supreme Court (Outkick)


GOP Confidence in Kavanaugh Confirmation Grows (WSJ) Two key senators appear satisfied with FBI report, paving way for vote; Democrats say probe was limited.

Most Passing Yards: It’s an N.F.L. Record Made to Be Broken, Again and Again (NY Times) Drew Brees is about to break Peyton Manning’s record for most passing yards. But Matthew Stafford could realistically pass Brees before he’s 40.

Is Kavanaugh Helping Republicans’ Midterm Chances? (538) Republicans have gained in our Senate forecast; elsewhere, it’s less clear.

Clay Travis: NY Times Blocks Book on Bestseller List Because of the Cover (Outkick)

Richard Sherman: New NFL Rules Make it Impossible to Stop Quarterbacks (Mercury News) You can’t touch ’em, You can’t tackle ’em. You can’t hit ’em high. You can’t hit ’em low. You can’t knock them to the ground hard. If you push them too bad, all that’s a penalty.

The Sucker Ratings: 10 Worst College Football Teams to Bet This Season (Action Network) An analysis of the 10 teams that have been the worst bets so far this college football season.

Alex Trebec Apologizes After Moderating Gubernatorial Debate Like Jeopardy (Philadelphia Inquirer) While debate moderators typically ask questions and let the candidates talk, Trebek spoke at length — at times sharing his own policy opinions.

Clay Travis: Pump the Brakes on Mahomes Mania (Lock It In)

 

 

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