The Daily Outkick: Thursday, September 20, 2018

College Football Narrative Watch – Week 3 (Outkick) The SEC is clearly the best conference in college football and superior to the Big Ten.

Comcast, Fox to Settle $35 Billion Takeover Battle for Sky in Weekend Auction (WSJ) British regulators said Comcast Corp. and 21st Century Fox Inc. FOX will settle their takeover battle for Sky PLC via an auction starting Friday, setting up a dramatic climax to a 21-month sale process.

Ohio State Football Probe Didn’t Attempt to Recover Deleted Texts (WSJ) Law firm investigators did not use forensic analysis of coach Urban Meyer’s phone; AD Gene Smith told investigators he routinely deleted texts.

The Drive to Sink Kavanaugh is Liberal Totalitarianism (NYPost) If Senate Democrats and their media allies manage to destroy Brett Kavanaugh, they will bring America one step closer to a new, liberal style of totalitarianism.

Clay Travis on Jameis Winston Lawsuit (Outkick) It’s an ugly story and it’s not going to get much attention because for some reason Jameis Winston is protected in the media.

Going All In: An Oral History of ‘Rounders’ (The Ringer) How two first-time screenwriters, a guy from Montana, and a pair of up-and-coming movie stars made the greatest poker movie ever

Gators-Vols Rivalry Not Quite What It Was … Yet (Outkick) The Tennessee Volunteers will welcome their hated SEC East rivals, the Florida Gators, to Knoxville on Saturday and hope to renew a rivalry that was among the best in the division years ago but is now in reboot mode with two first-year head coaches.

Outkick Gambling Picks For Week 4 2018 (Outkick) I’ve got 12 more picks coming for you this weekend, which are, of course, going to go 12-0.

Off-Field Issues With Pittsburgh Steelers (Outkick) Clay Travis said the issues with Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, and Ben Roethlisberger are making a “mushroom cloud of disaster.”

Billionaires Can Seem Like Saviors to Media Companies, but They Come With Risks (NY Times) New owners of newspapers and magazines can quickly discover that they have little tolerance for financial losses, or unions.

Jemele Hill to Narrate LeBron James Basketball Doc ‘Shut Up & Dribble’ (Hollywood Reporter) It’s the former ESPN host’s first TV gig since her departure from ESPN.

A QB conundrum at Alabama: What’s next for Jalen Hurts? (Washington Post) Jalen Hurts, now a widely admired man of 20, with a 25-2 quarterbacking record, a Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year award from 2016, is the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

Cleveland Being Favored is Pure Insanity Over Anybody (Lock It In)

 

 

 

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