The Daily Outkick: Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Just Ignore It: Nike’s Response To Internal Emails That Discussed Paying High School Players (Yahoo! Sports) Nike has, at least publicly, taken a “Who cares?” attitude.

Recession Fears Are Overblown (Wall Street Journal) The yield curve is no longer a reliable predictor, and other economic indicators are strong.

Antonio Brown’s Helmet Standoff Nears A Conclusion (New York Times) Even by N.F.L. standards — remember Deflategate, anyone? — the standoff between Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown and the league is odd.

The #MeToo Election Isn’t Happening (Axios) The only presidential candidate who’s making these issues a staple of her campaign is Kirsten Gillibrand, who’s struggling to clear 1% in the polls — and the issues have barely registered in the debates so far.

Madness At 43 Yards: The Bears Kicker Competition Through The Eyes Of Those Who Lived It (SI) Seven months after the ‘double-doink’ sunk their Super Bowl hopes, Chicago is obsessed with finding the right foot as pressure builds toward their next big kick. An inside look at the wildest kicker search ever held, from those who lived it.

Amazon’s Tiny Profits, Explained (Vox) Amazon intentionally posts low profits because it takes the vast majority of the money it earns and invests it right back into the company so that it will profit all the more in the future.

Is A 40-Homer Season A Big Deal Anymore? (538) The baseball world hasn’t witnessed a home run race like this since the height of the steroid era.

Here’s Why Trump Wants To Buy Greenland (CNBC) Greenland’s growing strategic value is linked tightly to new North Atlantic shipping lanes opening up due to melting polar ice caps. Its largely ice-capped land mass is also rich in untapped natural resources.

Kyler Murray Complained Postgame To Antonio Brown About The Raiders’ Pressure (For The Win) Brown told Murray that he should get used to defenses bringing constant pressure on him. It’s part of the game, and with the Cardinals’ weak offensive line, teams will look to rattle the rookie quarterback.

For Now, Spider-Man Is Out Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe (The Ringer) Negotiations between Sony and Marvel Studios for further collaboration on Spidey flicks have stalled, tearing Peter Parker away from the world he’s inhabited since 2017.

One Game Every SEC Team Absolutely Cannot Afford To Lose (Saturday Down South) While all losses hurt, some hurt just a little bit more.

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