The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Outkick Gambling Picks For Week 7 2018 (Outkick) Picking Georgia-LSU, Mizzou-Bama, Vols-Auburn, Michigan State-Penn State, UCF-Memphis, Ole Miss-Arkansas & Florida-Vandy. Get rich, kids.

Document Shows Untrained ‘Third Party’ Overruled Controversial Targeting Call in Pac-12 Game (Yahoo) A replay report obtained by Yahoo Sports states that “unfortunately a third party did not agree” with a targeting call. That “third party” was Pac-12 general counsel and senior vice president of business affairs Woodie Dixon.

CNN Panel Mocks Kanye West as Trump’s ‘Token Negro,’ Don Lemon Laughs (The Wrap) A CNN panel hosted by anchor Don Lemon took turns lacing into Kanye West on Tuesday evening, joking that his embrace of President Donald Trump has caused him to be tokenized. Several referred to him using the term “negro.”

Clay Travis: College Football Gambling Picks Week 7 Include Blood Bank Guarantee and Clay Kyle (Outkick)

No. 2 Georgia-No. 13 LSU: De Facto CFP Elimination Game? (Outkick) No. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU is the marquee matchup in Week 7 of the college football season, and we’ll tell you why the loser of this SEC showdown will likely be out of CFP consideration (eventually).

Behind the NFL’s Highest-Ever Scoring Season (WSJ) As the quality of quarterbacks improves, teams get smarter and rule changes increasingly favor the offense, the start to the 2018 season has been record setting.

One More Chance: Alabama Announces Return of ‘Dixieland Delight’ This Weekend (Saturday Down South) Back in 2015, Alabama banned the popular “Dixieland Delight” song from being played at games due to obscene lyrics added by the student section.

Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture (The Atlantic) “With the exception of the small tribe of devoted conservatives, progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country.”

Clay Travis: Defenses Have Caught Up to Dak Prescott (Lock It In)

Hurricane Michael Leaves Trail of Destruction as It Slams Florida’s Panhandle (NY Times) Hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the continental United States, slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday,

Some Super Bowl Teams Get a Hangover; The Eagles’ Is Worse Than Most (NY Times) A 2-3 start is tied for the worst by a champion in recent years.

NFL Parity Is Creating Excitement — And, Um, Ties (538) This wave of close finishes has mainly made last year’s complaints about boring football seem like a distant memory.

No Tickets for Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Las Vegas Match (Review Journal) “The Match,” a $9 million winner-take-all, pay-per-view event between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at Shadow Creek on Nov. 23, will not have any tickets available to the public.

Clay Travis on Stephen A Smith’s Assertion that Jason Garrett Has Job Because He’s White (Outkick)

Tale of the Tape: Dak Prescott’s Mechanics are Failing Him, and Time is Running Out (Blogging the Boys) It has been an ugly start in 2018 for third-year quarterback Dak Prescott. Through five weeks, Prescott is ranked 24th in yards, 28th in passer rating, 31st in completion percentage, and 32nd in average yards per completion.

Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel Nearly Impaled by Storm Debris (NOLA) Cantore lives another day.

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