The Daily Outkick: Thursday, January 3, 2019

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CFP Championship Game Ticket Prices Plummet More Than 90% (Yahoo Sports) Ticket prices for Monday’s college football national title game are cratering – get-in prices hit $150 on StubHub. By comparison, last year’s get-in price peaked at about $1,700.

Enter the House of Pelosi (Wall Street Journal) The main Democratic goal will be destroying Donald Trump.

Football Ratings Rebound In 2018 As ‘SNF’ Eyes 8th No. 1 Finish In 2018-19 Season (Deadline) After the national anthem controversy took a toll on NFL ratings last fall, pushing down TV ratings, the games’ performance recovered in 2018, with the main football franchises posting year-to-year gains.

Apple’s Warning On IPhone Sales: ‘Biggest Miss In Years’ (CNBC) Major Wall Street analysts slashed price targets on Apple after the iPhone marker gave a sudden warning to investors on Wednesday afternoon.

Antonio Brown Has Forced The Steelers Into A Corner (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) Brown has now put the Steelers in a terrible situation — maybe at the point of no return. So, the team has to seriously weigh all of its options.

Pac-12 Hires PR Firm, Which Should Definitely Solve All Their Problems (Awful Announcing) The PAC-12 has reportedly hired a top PR firm in its latest effort to convince everyone that everything’s fine and there’s nothing to see here.

Clay Travis: Media’s Hysteria Over False Allegations of Racism with Fired NFL Coaches (Outkick)

Ex-New York Times Editor Rips Paper As ‘Unmistakably Anti-Trump’ (New York Post) She said the coverage of Trump conflicts with the principles espoused by former Times publisher Adolph Ochs in 1896 to report the news impartially “without fear or favor.”

How Could the Bengals Actually Think Hiring Hue Jackson Could be a Good Idea? (The Big Lead) To no surprise, the Bengals are going to give Hue Jackson a chance to make his case to become their next head coach. It is hard to put into words how dumb this idea is for the Bengals.

Roku Breaks Free From Boxes And TVs (Wired) Netflix revealed that about 20 percent of its viewing hours globally came from handheld devices, with over half of Netflix members using a mobile device at least once each month.

China’s Moon Landing: ‘New Chapter in Humanity’s Exploration of the Moon’ (New York Times) China reached a milestone in space exploration on thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, the country’s space agency announced.

Big Nick Energy: Nick Foles’s Playoff Sequel Is Already the Stuff of Superhero Legend (The Ringer) The Eagles bet the farm on Carson Wentz, only to have his backup lead them to their first Super Bowl win. A year later, Wentz is back on the shelf, and BDN is scripting his way further into Philadelphia’s heart.

Recession Fears Grip Hollywood: Can the Movie Biz Survive a Downturn? (Variety) Media companies that make and distribute content have become so conglomerated that it’s difficult for them to be totally immune to a financial downturn.

Bears’ Matt Nagy-Mitchell Trubisky Pairing Sets New NFL Synergy Standard (Sporting News) As the Browns, Buccaneers, Cardinals and Jets seek new head coaches, they would be wise to follow the lead of the Bears, who hired an offensive-minded coach and quarterback guru in Matt Nagy last year.

Sugar Bowl Photographer Shows Off Wounds Suffered From Being Hooked By Bevo (For The Win) While Uga, Georgia’s bulldog, was able to get away unharmed, a photographer for the Austin American-Statesman wasn’t so lucky.

 

 

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