The Daily Outkick: Monday, September 17, 2018

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The Starting 11: I Was Wrong About Coach O and LSU Edition (Outkick) Now that we’re a third of the way through the season I’m going to begin my Starting 11 every week with a breakdown of the playoff situation.

College Football Week 4: LSU, Notre Dame Facing Possible Trap Spots (SportsBookReview) The Week 4 NCAAF schedule includes one game Thursday, three on Friday and 60 Saturday games featuring lined FBS teams on the betting board.

Patrick Mahomes Is Conquering the NFL (WSJ) Two weeks into this season, it’s no longer reasonable to question if Mahomes is good, and it’s far more reasonable to ponder if Mahomes is great

If grip is the issue. Marcus Mariota could be ineffective for awhile (Union Tribune) The worse news is if he can’t grip the ball normally now, it could take a substantial amount of time to return. And it might never return.

Four reasons Snap’s stock price is at an all-time low (Recode) Snap’s stock price hit an all-time low as a public company this week, closing last Friday under $10 per share — more than 60 percent below the company’s first day of trading 18 months ago.

With N.F.L. Kickers, You Get What You Pay For (NYT) The player payroll of an N.F.L. team is about $175 million. But many teams pay the place-kicker on the roster roughly the league minimum salary.

Clay Travis: ‘How the Left is Ruining Sports With Politics’ (Washington Times) Most telling is the final chapter in his book. It is intended as a plea to return sports to a previous historical role as “a unifying and not a divisive force in American life,” writes Mr. Travis, who last year considered a run for the Senate seat in his home state of Tennessee.

Conservative Twitter Employees Don’t Feel Safe to Express Opinions (Recode) conservative employees “don’t feel safe to express their opinions” within the company, Dorsey told NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen in a new interview published today on Recode Media.

Disney Doesn’t Need Hulu to Challenge Netflix (WSJ) Disney may be better off battling Netflix without Hulu. Hulu’s losses are mounting. Selling the unit would be a straightforward way for Disney to cut debt and free up resources for its own streaming endeavors.

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Glorious Press Conference (Buccaneers)

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