The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Gerrit Cole Agrees To Deal With Yankees (New York Times) The top free agent on the market will sign the richest deal ever for a pitcher: $324 million over nine years.

Nasdaq Set To Beat NYSE In IPOs For First Time Since Facebook Debacle (Wall Street Journal) It has taken Nasdaq years to get past the fallout from Facebook’s bungled listing.

The Steelers Are Playing Like It’s The 1970s (538) They have taken seven of their past eight after an 1-4 start — one of the hottest winning streaks of the Mike Tomlin era, which includes two Super Bowl teams.

Nearly 150 CEOs Departed In November, Putting 2019 On Track To Be Record Year For Executive Exits (CNBC) Chief executives from Alphabet, United Airlines, Expedia and SoulCycle said farewell in recent weeks.

The Raiders’ Jon Gruden Experiment Remains Just As Confounding As Ever (The Ringer) In January 2018, Oakland handed Gruden a 10-year, $100 million deal. Since then, he’s been a laughingstock, a surprise success, and virtually everything in between. What should we make of the first two years of the hire that rocked the football world?

Majority Of Voters Don’t Want Trump Impeached, Removed From Office: Poll (New York Post) The poll found that 51% of registered voters surveyed said they don’t want to see Trump impeached and removed from office — compared to 45% who do.

Utah State Quarterback Jordan Love Declares For NFL Draft (SI) The junior quarterback has logged 37 starts in three seasons with the Aggies from 2017–19. Love is 24–13 in his career at Utah State.

Democrat Karen Bass Says She’s Open To Impeach Trump Again If He Gets Reelected In 2020 (Fox News) Trump, at a rally in Pennsylvania Tuesday night, decried their efforts as “impeachment lite.”

Spygate 2.0: A Skeptic’s Guide To The Latest Patriots Scandal (For The Win) While we wait for the league to sort all of this out, let’s try to answer some questions you may have about the situation.

Tulsi Gabbard Is The 2020 Field’s Lightning Rod (Axios) While Democratic provocateur Tulsi Gabbard doesn’t get written about as much as top-tier candidates, data suggests she’s the most provocative.

HBO’s ‘Belichick & Saban’ Documentary Provides Compelling Insight Into Both Coaches’ Process And Success (Awful Announcing) Ultimately, Saban provides more insight and introspection than Belichick in their conversations and during individual interviews.

Bill Cosby Loses Sexual Assault Conviction Appeal (Variety) A Pennsylvania court denied Bill Cosby’s appeal of his sex assault conviction on Tuesday, leaving in place a three to 10 year prison sentence.

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