Will Sports Betting Transform How Games Are Watched, And Even Played? (New York Times) Team owners and state officials are laying the groundwork for it — with potentially huge implications.
Polar Vortex Triggering Coldest Arctic Outbreak In At Least Two Decades This Week (Weather.com) Dangerous Dip in Temperatures Could Affect Millions
For Bill Simmons’s The Ringer, Podcasting Is The Main Event (Wall Street Journal) Four years after his acrimonious split with ESPN, the sports entrepreneur is building a different kind of network.
Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He Wouldn’t Be A Spoiler In Race For White House (NPR) “I think lifelong Democrats and many more lifelong Republicans realize are looking for a home,” Schultz said.
Brow Or Never: The Pros and Cons Of Dealing Anthony Davis Now (The Ringer) The clock is ticking on the AD era in New Orleans. But would the Pelicans be better off dealing their superstar ahead of the trade deadline or waiting until this summer?
Apple FaceTime Bug Lets You Listen In On People You Call, Even If They Haven’t Picked Up Their IPhone (CNBC) Apple said a fix is coming this week.
Nick Saban Faces Real Challenges, But Alabama Dynasty Nowhere Near Over (Sporting News) Saban offered reasons why Clemson beat Alabama in the 2019 College Football Playoff national title game in Levi’s Stadium.
What’s All This Fuss About “Digital Detox” — And Does It Really Work? (Recode) Too much tech can be bad for you. Here’s what happens when people are left to fighting their own devices.
There’s Really Never Been An NFL Dynasty Like The Patriots (538) Tom Brady and the Patriots have a chance to top themselves as the greatest dynasty ever.
Super Bowl Or Soapbox? Big Game Advertisers Risk All By Trading Silly For Serious (Variety) When viewers tune in to the Super Bowl this Sunday, they will expect to see commercials hyping soda and beer. They’re going to get something else.
Will Wade Phillips Be The One To Bring Tom Brady Down? (Boston Herald) Brady is 6-3 against the long-time coach, who most notably has been with the Texans and Broncos during the past decade prior to joining the Rams.
Experimental Radar Aims To Stop Drone Drama At Game (The Guardian) A Bill Gates-funded startup is seeking permission to test a new kind of drone detector at Sunday’s Super Bowl
53 Things We Learned From Super Bowl LIII Opening Night (USA Today) The Patriots and Rams held court in Atlanta on Monday as they took questions from the media on hand.