The Daily Outkick: Monday, December 31, 2018

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Tua Tagovailoa-Kyler Murray Showcase Proves Heisman Vote Should Be Post-Bowls (BR) Not only did Tua set an Orange Bowl passing efficiency record, but he also proved once and for all that he’s the most dominant player in college football. One deserving of the 2018 Heisman Trophy.

Lopsided Games, Schedule Drag Down CFP Television Ratings (Associated Press) Television viewership for the College Football Playoff on ESPN dropped from last season, dragged down by lopsided games and not being played on New Year’s Day.

No One Wants To Play The Eagles In The Postseason, And They Know It (Philly.com) The mood in the locker room was tame, considering the dramatic way the Eagles made the playoffs.

Hollywood vs. #MeToo and Streaming (Wall Street Journal) Don’t be surprised if Kevin Spacey makes a comeback or if the notion of a ‘Netflix Killer’ fades out.

Year One Of Kirk Cousins’ Deal Was An Absolute Bust For Vikings (Yahoo Sports) Whatever the opposite of clutch is, that’s what Cousins was this season.

Manny Diaz Might Be The Perfect Fix For Canes (Miami Herald) By Sunday evening Diaz had said sorry, Temple, and returned to Miami to replace Richt. Turned out the national search was a single phone call.

The Day Trump Never Stopped Tweeting (Politico) At 11 minutes past midnight, the president kicked off a 24-hour period that would become his single most prolific performance on social media for the year.

Hate On The Alabama-Clemson CFP Final All You Want, But The Football Will Be Great (Washington Post) Alabama-Clemson IV on Jan. 7 promises a caliber of football darned-near celestial. It might even become the best football yet played.

Comcast to Drop Jennifer Lopez’s Fuse Channel (Deadline) Comcast has announced Sunday that they have decided to drop Fuse, which focuses on multicultural programming.

Alabama Buried Oklahoma and Enraged Nick Saban to Earn a Date With History (The Ringer) In beating Oklahoma, the best team of Saban’s Crimson Tide tenure showed why it’s so terrifying. It also revealed its vulnerabilities.

Leonard Fournette Won’t Be With The Jaguars Much Longer (The Big Lead) Leonard Fournette and the Jacksonville Jaguars have a bad marriage and may be headed for a divorce. Sunday night we got word that things have gotten even worse.

Rovell: Amanda Nunes’ Greatness Doesn’t Make Her Marketable — And Dana White Knows It (Action Network) As the PPV numbers show, being the best ever and being marketable are not the same thing.

Colts Earn Playoff Spot As Andrew Luck Remains Perfect Against Titans (Chattanooga Free Press) Luck remained perfect against Tennessee, notching his 11th victory in as many starts against the AFC South rival.

NFL Network’s Mike Mayock To Be New Raiders GM (The Draft Wire) The Oakland Raiders are continuing their outside-the-box approach to team-building.

 

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