The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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College Football Bowl Games on New Years Day: Predictions, Picks, Odds, Lines, Schedule (CBS Sports) The 2018-19 college football bowl season has reached its ultimate conclusion, and it comes with the second-best day of games on this slate: New Year’s Day.

Elizabeth Warren Dives In (Wall Street Journal) She’ll counter Trump’s populism with a left-wing economic version.

Sports Media Outraged As Nearly All Of NFL’s Black Head Coaches Fired(Breitbart)Clay Travis asked, “Why should diversity be an NFL goal? Black head coaches didn’t win and were fired. Just like white head coaches were.”

Clay Travis: There Is No Racism Behind the Firing of NFL Coaches (Outkick)

NFL Black Monday Winners, Losers: Harbaugh Has Leverage, Elway In Tough Spot (Sports Illustrated) Coaches thought might be wash-outs three months ago in a position of unbelievable strength.

2019 Outlook: States Eye Legalizing Pot, Sports Betting (Bloomberg) More than half of the states are likely to legalize sports betting, and a handful of new states will legalize recreational marijuana in 2019, tax policy professionals predict.

Adam Gase Was Sean McVay Before Sean McVay. Now He’s Out of a Job. (The Ringer) Once considered an offensive wunderkind, Gase was fired on Monday after Miami fell short of the playoffs for the second straight season.

In the Race for Content, Hollywood Is Buying Up Hit Podcasts (New York Times) Executives at Netflix, Amazon and Apple are spending wildly for content, which has created a sense of urgency among their rivals at broadcast networks and cable channels.

Peyton Manning Has Interest In Browns Getting Adam Gase And Is In Owner’s Ear (CBS Sports) The future Hall of Fame quarterback is talking to Jimmy Haslam about Gase coming to Cleveland

Why Dana Holgorsen is Leaving West Virginia for Houston (SB Nation) Moving from a Power 5 job to the Group of 5 isn’t common, but this one might make more sense than it seems.

Disney, Verizon Strike New Carriage Agreement (Variety) Walt Disney and Verizon have struck a new carriage agreement, avoiding a showdown that might have taken popular ESPN college-football games away from subscribers of Verizon’s Fios service in the first days of 2019.

More Antics From Antonio Brown, And It Is Getting Tiresome (Pittsburgh Post Gazette) The Steelers haven’t won a Super Bowl with Antonio Brown, the best wide receiver in franchise history, better than Hall of Famers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth.

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role (New York Times) Facebook Has Computer Algorithms That Scan The Posts, Comments And Videos Of Users In The United States And Other Countries For Indications Of Immediate Suicide Risk.

LeBron James Crowns Himself The “Greatest Player Of All Time”(For The Win) James Fully Believes That He’s Already The Greatest Basketball Player Of All Time.

 

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