The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Officials Flag New Orleans’ Players for Celebrating After Drew Brees Becomes NFL’s All-Time Passing Leader (Yahoo) Only the NFL and its overzealous officials could manage to hang a cloud over one of the game’s greatest records being broken on a storybook play.

A Look at Some Crazy Tua Tagovailoa Stats (AL.com) Tua Tagovailoa’s stats aren’t even video game-like anymore.  You can’t even accomplish these numbers in a video game — unless you’re really, really good, have the game on its easiest level and put in some cheat codes.

Why the Ugly Brawl at UFC 229 was Bound to Happen (For The Win) UFC president Dana White was quick to say afterward that this was a dark moment for the sport, he knows, deep down, that this will only be good for business.

The Five Most Excruciating Betting Losses From CFB Week 6/NFL Week 5 (Sports Illustrated) there were several excruciating betting losses in this past week of football—including one that is currently on this season’s Mount Rushmore of soul-crushing beats.

Clay Travis: Alabama on Track to be Greatest College Football Team Ever (Outkick)

‘An Angry Mob’: Republicans Work to Recast Democratic Protests as Out-of-Control Anarchy (Washington Post) When thousands of furious, screaming protesters marched toward the Capitol over the weekend as Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh was confirmed, Republican staffers peered out at the scene from the windows above. They were not alarmed but elated.

Could Jay Ajayi injury pave way for Eagles, Le’Veon Bell trade? How RB impacts playoff odds (CBS) The SportsLine projections say that adding Bell would give the Eagles a serious shot in the arm.

We’re Not on the Brink of Civil War. Here’s Why (National Review) Lately, we have heard lamentations from public intellectuals that the bonds of our union are fraying. It is worse now than at any point since the 1850s! And of course we all know what happened next . . . Nonsense. Our union is all right.

Jason Garrett is an Overpaid PE Teacher (Outkick)

Kim Jong-un Invites Pope Francis to North Korea (NY Times) Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, which has been condemned as one of the worst suppressors of religious freedom in the world, has invited Pope Francis to visit his country, South Korea’s government said Tuesday.

Why Tuesday Could be Cost Impactful Day Yet in College Hoops Corruption Trial (Yahoo) The expected blistering cross examinations, which will come one after the other, will be designed to dig and dig and dig. It could yield not just more info, but the kind of precise information that NCAA investigators could use to build cases against the accused.

Opening Line Report: Big Moves on Utah State, Temple and UCF (SportsBookReview) Sharps moved the Utah State and Temple lines at least 3 points after odds were released Sunday, and UCF went from opening 2- to now 5-point chalks for their massive Saturday showdown at Memphis.

Rare White Tiger Kills Zookeeper in Japan (NY Times) “It’s extremely regrettable to lose staff in this way,” the zoo’s director said

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