The Seahawks’ Win Over The Vikings Sets Up An All-Time Playoff Race (The Ringer) With both Seattle and San Francisco tied at 10-2, the race for a first-round bye between these rivals is on. The winner will have a massive leg up in the quest for the Lombardi Trophy.
House Republicans’ Report Defends Trump In Impeachment Probe (Wall Street Journal) Lawmakers seek to counter Democrats over president’s hold on security aid and request that Ukraine investigate U.S. political rival
Starting 11: Three Playoff Spots Look Set Edition (Outkick) As a result of Alabama and Minnesota’s losses, there are now seven teams alive for four playoff spots.
The Winnowing Continues With Steve Bullock And Joe Sestak (538) After the number of major presidential candidates peaked at 24 in early July, there are now “only” 16 candidates remaining.
What To Make Of The Chris Petersen Bombshell (SI) Washington coach Chris Petersen surprised the college football world by announcing he will step down.
Facebook’s Plan To Keep Growing Bigger (Axios) Facebook is sticking with advertising at scale for the foreseeable future.
Russian Doping Blurs Innocence And Guilt, With Olympics Caught In Middle (New York Times) The manipulation of a drug-testing database raised doubts about 145 Russian athletes suspected of cheating. But with their records altered, some may yet compete in next year’s Tokyo Games.
Mike Bloomberg Surges Past Kamala Harris In Democratic Primary Poll (New York Post) But Bloomberg is still significantly behind the party’s current front-runners.
Joe Burrow Shows Why He’s Best In Class, Herbert And Eason Bounce Back (CBS Sports) The 2019 college football season is in the books and Joe Burrow is the undisputed No. 1 QB — and it’s not particularly close.
McDonald’s Is Testing A Chicken Sandwich (CNBC) McDonald’s franchisees have asked for a Southern-style chicken sandwich as Chick-fil-A’s threat to their business continues to grow.
Booger McFarland Claims That The Minneapolis Miracle Went Against The Vikings, Gets Roasted (Awful Announcing) “These are the types of plays that historically have gone against the Vikings, the Minneapolis Miracle, plays that are fluke plays that went against this team. I’m sure Vikings’ fans are saying ‘It’s about time we get one of these to go our way.'”
Netflix Offers Employees Unlimited Holidays (Yahoo! Finance) In a recent study, the HR firm Namely found that employees with unlimited vacation plans take an average of only 13 days off per year, whereas traditional plan employees average 15 days annually.
5 Coaches Who Would Make A Lot Of Sense At Ole Miss (Saturday Down South) It’s worth remembering, in Mississippi, coaches can only get 4-year contracts. In other words, don’t expect a Jimbo Fisher contract anytime soon.