The Daily Outkick: Thursday, October 4, 2018

College Football Gambling Picks for Week 6 (Outkick) You guys know I hate to brag, but our Outkick gambling picks are totally and completely on fire. All of you who have played every Outkick pick, or signed up for the VIP, should be swimming in cash.

College Football’s 25 Highest-Paid Coaches (SI) Harbaugh is the most overpaid coach by far. Although it’s pretty amazing how much Lovie Smith is paid too.

Poll: Amid Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle, Democratic Enthusiasm Edge Evaporates (NPR) Just over a month away from critical elections across the country, the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared, according to a new poll.

Umpire in Serena Williams Dispute Was a Stickler From the Start (New York Times) Carlos Ramos was an average tennis player from humble beginnings, but his knack for following rules propelled him to the highest ranks of the sport. He even got rid of a lisp to have more authority.

Clay Travis’ Bottom Five Teams of the NFL (Outkick) “The Raiders have become so bad we’re wondering why the Browns didn’t go on the road and beat them.”

High Noon for Judge Kavanaugh (WSJ) We have arrived at an inevitable moment in every classic Western showdown. There is nothing left to talk about. We don’t need any more FBI reports. It’s time to go out into the street and settle this.

Koepka Denies Fight with Dustin Johnson but Wonders Who Would Win in Fight (Daily Mail) Brooks Koepka insists he didn’t have a fight with American Ryder Cup team-mate Dustin Johnson – but is curious who would win a fight between the two.

The Falcons’ Offense Is Back. Too Bad Their Defense Isn’t (538) The defense is giving up staggering 30.5 points per game — including 43 in an overtime loss to the Saints in Week 3 and 37 in a last-second defeat against Cincinnati this past Sunday.

How Mike Leach Once Nearly Sent Oklahoma Past Texas With a Bogus Play Call Card (Dallas News) As Oklahoma and Texas football descend upon the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, it may be impossible for any gimmick to top the one that Mike Leach delivered as the Sooners’ offensive coordinator 19 years ago.

The FBI Confidential Kavanaugh Report: Who’s Allowed to Read it and Where (NBC) All 100 senators will have secure access to the new information on Thursday, but not their staffs. They have set a pecking order for who gets to see it first.

Vegas Doesn’t Believe in Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay

Which of College Football’s Remaining Undefeated Teams Won’t Survive October? (SI) Just a few weeks ago, there were 34 undefeated teams in the FBS. Due to the craziness of college football, that list has been trimmed to 14 entering this weekend.

Does Patrick Mahomes actually sound like Kermit the Frog? An investigation (For The Win) NFL fans are convinced that Mahomes sounds like Kermit the Frog. Even head coach Andy Reid, who apparently has the “perfect” imitation of Mahomes’ voice, says that his quarterback sounds “froggish.”

Amazon’s Hourly Workers Lose Monthly Bonuses and Stock Awards as Minimum Wage Increases (CNBC) The change could make some longtime workers to make less money.

Orioles’ Chris Davis Posted Worst Hitting Season In Modern MLB History (CBS Baltimore)  First baseman Chris Davis posted a .168 batting average — the worst for any qualified hitter in Major League Baseball history since the league adopted the current 162-game schedule.

Ex-Democratic Staffer Charged With Posting GOP Senators’ Private Info (Politico) The U.S. Capitol Police on Wednesday arrested a former Democratic staffer for posting addresses and private information of Republican senators.

 

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