The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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The Tiny Iowa College That Changed the NFL (WSJ) The Air Raid offense, which produced Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield, has infiltrated the NFL. It traces its roots back to Iowa Wesleyan.

Jon Gruden, Who Was Awful at the NFL Draft While in Tampa, Has 3 First-Round Picks in 2019 (Big Lead) Jon Gruden historically has not been very good at this drafting thing. When he was in Tampa Bay, Gruden made 61 picks in seven seasons. Only three of those became Pro Bowlers.

The Eli in the Room: Collapsing Giants Look to a Future Without Manning (New York Times) Heading into their game Monday night in Atlanta, the Giants had lost 18 of their last 22 games and have had two winning seasons since their Super Bowl win after the 2011 season.

Clay Travis: How Does Rae Carruth Only Spend 18 Years in Prison (Outkick)

Broncos QB Chad Kelly Arrested After Allegedly Entering Strangers’ Home (Denver Post) Police say resident beat Broncos player with vacuum-cleaner tube.

Megyn Kelly Apologizes for Blackface Comments on ‘Today,’ Gets Ripped by Don Lemon (USA Today CNN anchor Don Lemon also found the comments unacceptable. Speaking with his network colleague Chris Cuomo Tuesday, the “CNN Tonight” host addressed Kelly’s remarks on Cuomo’s “Prime Time” program.)

Netflix’s New $2 Billion in Borrowing Raises Wall Street Eyebrows (Hollywood Reporter) The streamer’s long-term debt has soared north of $10 billion, though Moody’s says ratings and outlook remain stable.

College Football Bowl Projections: Michigan Enters College Football Playoff as Ohio State Flops Out (CBS Sports) Purdue knocked Ohio State out of the College Football Playoff, and rival Michigan is happy to step in.

Clay Travis: Will Urban Meyer Run Away from Ohio State Like He Did in Florida? (Outkick)

The Real Reason They Hate Trump (WSJ) He’s the average American in exaggerated form—blunt, simple, willing to fight, mistrustful of intellectuals.

Derek Carr Disputes Report of ‘Fractured Relationship’ with Raiders Teammates (Washington Post) Derek Carr took to social media Tuesday to push back on a report claiming that he had a “fractured relationship” with his Raiders teammates.

What Could Hold Back a Democratic Wave? Economy, Confidence, Independence (New York Times) With two weeks until the election, Republican leaders and President Trump are increasingly bullish about Republican voters and moderate independents rallying behind the party’s candidates rather than taking a chance on a Democratic challenger or a Democratic-controlled House.

Clay Travis: Amari Cooper Trade Means Jon Gruden Has Given Up on Derek Carr (Outkick)

Redskins Staff Tipped Officials About Cowboys Long Snapper Moving Ball, Leading to Penalty (Yahoo Sports) Game officials didn’t suddenly notice Dallas Cowboys long snapper L.P. Ladouceur’s habit of adjusting the ball before he snaps it, and call a controversial penalty. The Washington Redskins tipped the officials off.

Homeland Security: Some in Migrant Caravan ‘Have Significant Criminal Histories,’ From Regions Including Mideast (FOX) Homeland Security officials said Tuesday that among the thousands of migrants heading for the United States border are some “gang members” and people with “significant criminal histories.”

In a Game 1 of Moves and Counter Moves, Red Sox Struck Gold Again (Boston Globe) In the end, the biggest edge for the Red Sox was their rookie manager and his October-long knack for making the right decision.

Booger McFarland’s Crane is Ruining ‘Monday Night Football’ for Some Fans (For The Win) Booger McFarland is part of the Monday Night Football announcing crew while sitting on a crane on wheels known as the “Booger Mobile.” But is the Booger Mobile a problem for NFL fans who paid for seats at stadiums?

Trump’s Approval Rating Is Up. Republican House Chances Are Down. Does That Make Any Sense? (538) Just in time for the Nov. 6 election, President Trump is posting some of the best job approval numbers of his presidency.

Legislators Move to Bring Legal Sports Betting to Hoosier State (Sports Book Review) Another day, another state moving to go all-in on legalized sports betting.

 

 

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