The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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Sports Betting Has Arrived To Transform The N.F.L. Or Not. (New York Times) Unlike other professional leagues, the N.F.L. isn’t expecting a big bump from legalized gambling despite projections.

USC Officials Discussed How Much Wealthy Parents Could Donate When Their Children Applied, Records Show (LA Times) A cache of emails between USC’s athletic and admissions offices were made public Tuesday when an attorney for a father facing charges in the college admissions scandal filed them in court.

The Hottest New Baseball Coaches Were Born During The FDR Administration (Wall Street Journal) Charlie Manuel, age 75, and Phil Regan, age 82, drew snickers when they were hired, but have proven that experience can be a valuable asset.

Senator Says Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Should Face ‘Possibility Of A Prison Term’ (CNBC) Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said in a recent interview that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should be accountable for privacy lapses and that the “possibility of a prison term” should be considered.

Michelle Beadle, ESPN In Buyout Talks As Winner Emerges In Power Struggle (New York Post) Beadle and ESPN are negotiating a buyout, which would end her time at the company, according to sources. She makes $5 million per year.

The Media Overcorrects For Its Past Flubs (Axios) There are legitimate reasons to believe Trump will be re-elected, including his base’s unshakable devotion. But, in the pre-Trump era, any incumbent with his current math would be treated like a dead man walking

It Doesn’t Hurt To Hire Alumni As Head Coaches. But It Doesn’t Help, Either. (538) There were 146 alumni head coaches from 1975 through 2018. In total, they won 52.6 percent of their games, and the median alumnus-coached team was 2.2 points better than the average team in a given season.

Biden Campaign Says Iowa Is Not A Must-win State (Politico) Advisers to Joe Biden say they have no expectations that the former vice president will leave the race after the first early state contests, including Iowa.

Jared Goff And The Rams Pledge Their Long-Term Futures To Each Other (The Ringer) The Rams signed the quarterback to a four-year extension on Tuesday and made a bet that head coach Sean McVay can continue to get the best out of their former no. 1 pick.

Michigan Becomes First State To Ban Flavored E-cigarettes (Washington Post) Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) complained that e-cigarette companies are using sweet flavors, such as bubble gum and “fruit loops,” to hook young people on nicotine, with potentially long-term harmful consequences.

Fox Big Noon Kickoff Achieves Fox’s Goal Of Promoting Their Weekly Noon Game, But Likely Won’t Convert GameDay Loyalists (Awful Announcing) Big Noon Kickoff is just fine, but so much of its focus is on the noon game following it.

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