The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Could Georgia Overlook Vandy This Week? (Outkick) Georgia, the No. 2-ranked team in the nation, will be at home under the lights taking on SEC rival Vanderbilt this Saturday night. But could this be a trap game for the Dawgs with LSU looming next week?

University Urges Students to use “Jazz Hands” Instead of Clapping to Avoid Triggering Students with Anxiety (Daily Mail) Piers Morgan reacted: ‘If you’re happy and you know it and you want to clap your hands, be careful – it may trigger anxiety. So, if you’re happy, don’t clap your hands, children.’

N.F.L. Suspends Mychal Kendricks Indefinitely for Insider Trading (New York Times) Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks was suspended indefinitely after being found guilty of insider trading, the latest prominent player on the team to be sidelined.

Clay Travis Announces Official Outkick Top Five NFL Teams List (Outkick)

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Praises Jalen Hurts for Staying (AI) “It’s a testament to his character, it’s a testament to his morals, with how he was raised within his family.”

Jon Gruden Is Shocked By Khalil Mack’s Dominance (Big Lead) “Damn — Khalil Mack had another strip sack?” Gruden asked rhetorically, shaking his head at the Oakland Raiders assistant coaches in his midst. “Are you … kidding me?”

Christine Blasey Ford’s Ex-Boyfriend Told Senate Judiciary He Witnessed Her Coach Friend On Polygraphs (Federalist) An ex-boyfriend of Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford told Senate investigators he witnessed her coach a friend on how to take a polygraph, contradicting her sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

Clay Travis: The New York Times Wrote a Front Page Story Alleging That 33 Years Ago Brett Kavanaugh Threw a Piece of Ice  (Outkick)

Heisman Trophy Watch: Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray dominated September (SportingNews) Tagovailoa’s play-making ability is fantastic, and his efficiency has been on another level

NFL Coaches Are Going For Two More Than Ever (538) It may be long overdue, but it appears that the NFL has finally learned to stop worrying and love the two-point conversion. Or at least that’s the leaguewide trend through four weeks in 2018.

Amazon’s $15 Political Insurance (WSJ) Jeff Bezos gives his workers a raise—and asks the feds to raise costs for his competitors.

Clay Travis: Pump the Brakes on Patrick Mahomes (Outkick)

Gambling on Sports—It’s What Americans Want (Weekly Standard) The NFL, MLB, and the NBA stand to earn billions of dollars annually from legalized wagering. Inasmuch as these institutions exist primarily for commercial purposes, I suspect they will swiftly and decisively come to terms with commercial betting.

Study: More Than 250 People Worldwide Have Died Taking Selfies (Washington Post) The leading cause is associated with drowning, followed by incidents involving transportation — for example, taking a selfie in front of an oncoming train — and falling from heights. Other causes of selfie-related deaths include animals, firearms and electrocution.

This Map of Each State’s Most-Hated Food is Equal Parts Amusing, Suspect, and Cheese (The Takeout) What food does your state hate the most?

Report: QB Kelly Bryant Granted Release From Clemson (SI) Bryant is now free to transfer to other schools and can begin dialogue with other college coaches.

 

 

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