The Daily Outkick: Thursday, November 8, 2018

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Outkick’s Gambling Picks For Week 11 (Outkick) Last week we went 9-3 running our season total to 68-51 which is just over a 57% winning percentage for the Outkick picks on the year. If anyone is actually fading the picks — as opposed to just Tweeting about fading them — they are getting absolutely demolished this year.

A Big Night for Democrats, but Not Progressives (WSJ) Moderates do well in states across the country while leftist candidates lose Georgia, Florida and Ohio.

The Saints’ Big Three Can’t Be Stopped (538) Which is good, because the Saints defense can’t stop anyone.

Notre Dame’s Ian Book Out For Florida State (Irish Sports Daily) The Irish will face another hurdle this weekend as starting quarterback Ian Book will be out for Saturday’s game against Florida State. Brandon Wimbush, who began the year as the starter, will step back into the spotlight as QB1 at Notre Dame.

Clay Travis: Democrats Winning the House Will Only Benefit Donald Trump (Outkick)

Feds Give NCAA Permission to Launch Basketball Investigations (Reuters) With the federal investigation into corruption in college basketball complete, the government has given the NCAA permission to begin its own investigation into some programs

Ian Rapoport’s Son Wanders Into Broadcast Amid Breaking News (Big Lead)  Rapoport’s son wandered onto the NFL Network broadcast as the news broke. Rapoport did his best to appease his sick son while entertaining the masses. Although, his son was more entertaining than he was during the segment.

Vice Media Hits Partial Reset Through Hiring Freeze, Attrition & Trimming Sites (Deadline Hollywood) Facing some serious bottom line realities, the semi-saucy brand co-founded by Shane Smith has instituted a hiring freeze and will also cut back staff through a process of attrition, Deadline has confirmed.

Jim Acosta Violated One of the Oldest Rules of Journalism (New York Post) The conduct of a handful of so-called reporters during President Trump’s news conference was disgraceful beyond measure. This is not journalism, this is narcissism. Naturally, the boorish Jim Acosta of CNN was the instigator.

Clay Travis: National Media Obsesses About Things That the Public Doesn’t Care About (Outkick)

Packers, Jets, Ravens Among Six Teams Most Likely Headed For Coaching Change (CBS Sports) Mike McCarthy and John Harbaugh have won the Super Bowl, but everything comes to an end.

How CNN, Fox News and MSNBC Covered the Midterm Elections (New York Times) A review of how CNN, Fox News and MSNBC covered the election results on Tuesday night provides a glimpse at how the three 24-hour cable networks came up with slightly different themes and narratives as the votes came in.

NFL Coaching Hot Seat Power Rankings (CBS Sports) Hue Jackson was the first, but he won’t be the last.

Jemele Hill Interviews John Skipper (SportsRadioPD) Skipper acted like he understood television/streaming programming and successful business models.

Clay Travis: Journalists Believe They Are Much More Important Than They Are (Outkick)

Key Sports Betting Lawmakers: Who Survived the Election, and Who’s Out (Sports Handle) Several key lawmakers in states actively considering legalizing sports betting lost their seats or were term-limited out, while others retained their posts and may see their influence elevate.

Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold Heading in Different Directions ( Ranking top 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates after Week 9.

Are Steelers Trying to Get Le’Veon Bell to Not Show Up? (ProFootballTalk) Something strange seems to be happening when it comes to the Steelers and running back Le’Veon Bell, as his final reporting deadline for 2018 approaches.

Clay Travis: Cam Newton is Substantially Better This Year in Every Category Through 8 Games Than He Was During His MVP Season (Lock It In)