NCAA’s Show-Cause Penalty Ruled Illegal by California Judge (LA Times) Judge in the Todd McNair case shot down Larry Scott’s claim that finding show-cause orders illegal in California could threaten the NCAA membership of the conference’s four state schools.
The Quarterback Making Alabama Scarier Than Ever (WSJ) The Crimson Tide have won five of the last nine national championships, but they have never had a passer like Tua Tagovailoa
Hurricane Michael Now a Cat 4; To Slam into Florida Panhandle in Afternoon (Miami Herald) Hurricane Michael continued to strengthen and forecasters predicted it will slam into the Panhandle somewhere near Panama City this afternoon.
Michigan-Wisconsin Is a Sneaky Playoff Eliminator (SI) This matchup had lost some luster from its preseason hype levels, but they are two top-15 teams that still quietly have a shot at division and conference titles.
Clay Travis: Jon Gruden’s Ridiculous Contract (Outkick) “What in the hell were the Raiders thinking giving Jon Gruden $100 million guaranteed and then allowing him to blow up the entirety of the team?”
WATCH: Clay Travis puts Tua Tagovailoa and Alabama’s greatness in perspective (Saturday Down South) FOX Sports analyst Clay Travis believes that this Alabama team could be the best ever, and he doesn’t think that their quarterback gets enough credit for his play.
California Sports Betting On The Horizon? MGM, GVC Strike Deal With CA Tribe (Legal Sports Report) MGM GVC Interactive, the joint venture owned by MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings, has agreed to partner with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) for a future sports betting venture.
Why We’re Stuck With An Inadequate Hurricane Rating System (538) Knowing the category rating of a hurricane is not the same as knowing how dangerous the storm is.
Los Angeles Media Fund Gets Into Sports Agency Business (Deadline) Los Angeles Media Fund, the finance and entertainment company led by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman, teaming with a quartet of sports agents to launch a sports agency called Beyond Athlete Management.
Clay Travis: Unbelievable NFL penalizes Saints for celebration after Drew Brees record (Outkick) “Hey Drew Brees, you just beat the greatest passing record in the NFL so here’s a certificate which is the same one that we’ll give your son for coming in third place in the New Orleans school science fair.”
N.F.L. Playoff Simulator: Every Team’s Playoff Path (NY Times) There are 383 sexdecillion different ways the season could end. Explore them all.
Two Dozen Races Will Determine Control of House: Republican Memo (Reuters) “There are 20 races within 4 points that will determine the House majority, and CLF will keep working to win them”.
ClayTravis isn’t High on Philly or Entire Division (Lock It In)
.@ClayTravis isn’t high on Philly or the entire division:
“There is a good chance 8-8 or 9-7 wins the division. The worst in the league.” pic.twitter.com/5BIjiMjO2v
— Lock It In (@LockItInonFS1) October 9, 2018