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The Daily Outkick: Friday, December 13, 2019

Ravens Clinch AFC North Title, And Likely MVP For Lamar Jackson, In Rout Of Jets (SI) Breaking records on the ground and through the air, Jackson flambéed the Jets defense to carry his team to a 42-21 win on a night in which the defense and special teams had their struggles.

Boris Johnson Secures a Resounding U.K. Election Win (Wall Street Journal) Conservative leader hails ‘historic’ result after winning the parliamentary majority needed to deliver Brexit

This Helmet Will Save Football. Actually, Probably Not. (New York Times) At Stanford, David Camarillo chases the dream of a helmet that can prevent brain disease related to playing football. It’s filled with water. Really. Brain experts say he’s wasting his time.

Hannity Exclusive: McConnell Says ‘Zero Chance’ Trump Is Removed, ‘One Or Two Democrats’ Could Vote To Acquit (Fox News) “The case is so darn weak coming over from the House. We all know how it’s going to end,” McConnell said.

Lamar Jackson Is Setting A New Standard For Fantasy Quarterbacks (The Ringer) The presumptive MVP could soon put a bow on the greatest fantasy season ever for a QB. How will that affect fantasy football going forward?

The Normalization Of Impeachment (Axios) If impeachment loses its taboo to become just another partisan instrument with implications for elections and fundraising, that would weaken its power as an emergency mechanism and further polarize Republicans and Democrats.

Broncos Coach Vic Fangio Believes NFL Should Get Rid Of Divisions Altogether, Suggests New Playoff Format (CBS Sports) “I just don’t think divisions are going to get you the best six every year,” Fangio said of the current system. “You want the best six? Do it like they do in college: You play everybody once.”

US Says It’s Reached A Phase One Trade Deal With China In Principle Pending Trump’s Approval (CNBC) The Trump administration has reached a trade deal in principle with China, three sources close to the talks told CNBC.

How Jeremy Pruitt Voted In Final Coaches Poll (247 Sports) Like LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s final ballot, Pruitt doesn’t appear to be a big believer in 10-win Big Ten teams Minnesota and Penn State.

Harvey Weinstein Spotted With No Walker, Sparking Speculation (New York Post) A rep told us that Weinstein underwent a three-hour operation on his back on Thursday.

Awful Announcing Podcast: Todd Fuhrman Talks Sports Wagering, FS1’s Lock It In, Bet The Board, And A Whole Lot More (Awful Announcing) Todd Furhman, gambling analyst on FS1’s Lock It In and the Bet the Board podcast, talks about how he got first involved in sports wagering, oddsmaing, PASPA, and much more.

‘Vacation’ Series ‘The Griswolds’ In Development At HBO Max (Variety) Titled “The Griswolds,” the series will see the titular family home from vacation and explore their daily lives in the suburbs of modern-day Chicago.

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