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The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The 9 Victims Of The Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant (New York Times) A college baseball coach. A pilot with years of experience. Young basketball players and their parents. Here is what we know about everyone on board.

The Controversy Over A Washington Post Reporter’s Kobe Bryant Tweets, Explained (Vox) The controversy over bringing up the rape allegation against Kobe Bryant after his death highlights the difficulty of remembering complex figures.

The NFL Loves Insiders. Andy Reid Is The Ultimate Outsider. (Wall Street Journal) The success of the Chiefs can be traced through their coach who has become the game’s foremost offensive mind because of a career spent soliciting and incorporating the best outside opinions.

2020 Won’t Be The Year Digital Election Ads Surpass TV (Axios) 2020 was supposed to be the year that digital got closer to overtaking television as a percentage of presidential campaign spend, and if it weren’t for the two billionaires on the left entering the race, it very well may have been.

The Super Bowl Is A Smorgasbord Of Football Excellence (The Ringer) The biggest football game of this season might be its best, too. The Chiefs and 49ers each bring exceptional schemes and extraordinary individual talent. It will be a game decided by small margins.

China And Apple’s TV Service Will Be Under The Spotlight When The Tech Giant Reports Earnings (CNBC) Apple is set to report fiscal first-quarter results after the bell on Tuesday.

The Most Balanced Team In The Super Bowl Isn’t The Favorite (538) The 49ers are the first Super Bowl team since the 2007 New England Patriots — unbeaten in the regular season — to rank in the top five in both most yards gained (6,097, fourth) and fewest yards allowed (4,509, second).

Kobe Bryant’s Pilot Received Clearance To Fly In Poor Weather Before Crash (Washington Post) Shortly after he got special clearance to continue through controlled airspace, he veered from Highway 101 below and crashed into the Calabasas, Calif., hills. All nine onboard were killed.

2020 Super Bowl Opening Night: Chiefs, 49ers Players Share Stories Of Being Inspired By Kobe Bryant And More (CBS Sports) Players from San Francisco and Kansas City met the media at Marlins Park to kick off Super Bowl Week in Miami.

Dershowitz Calls Out House Dems In Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial (Fox News) The liberal constitutional law scholar reiterated that although he voted for Hillary Clinton, he could not find constitutional justification for the impeachment of a president for non-criminal conduct, or conduct that was not at least “akin” to defined criminal conduct.

ESPN Considering Removing Jessica Mendoza From Sunday Night Baseball (Yahoo! Sports) Mendoza recently made headlines for criticizing pitcher Mike Fiers, a former Astro who provided details to The Athletic about the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme.

“I Was Mortified”: Key Witness Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Sexually Assaulted Her (Hollywood Reporter) Miriam Haley, a former ‘Project Runway’ production assistant, told jurors that she was assaulted in 2006.

Kobe Bryant Gear Pulled From Nike’s Online Shop In Wake Of Tragic Death (New York Post) Nike has stopped selling Kobe Bryant merchandise on their website to prevent resellers from profiting on the NBA legend’s death, a report said.

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