The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

NFL Pro Bowl Rosters: Lamar Jackson, Ravens Earn 12 Selections (SI) Drew Brees leads the quarterback contingent in the NFC, as well as the Saints’ NFC-leading seven Pro Bowl selections.

Trump Rips Democrats For ‘Attempted Coup’ On Eve Of Likely Impeachment (Washington Post) The president’s written diatribe was delivered as the House set the stage for a floor debate and impeachment vote Wednesday — an act that is nonetheless likely to be devoid of suspense.

College Football’s Early Signing Period And How It Works (247 Sports) If players don’t sign by Friday evening, the next opportunity to enter a binding agreement with the program of their choosing comes on the first Wednesday in February.

Witch Hunts, Then And Now (Wall Street Journal) The theme of ‘innate depravity’ joins Salem and Washington.

The Top Men’s College Basketball Teams Just Keep Losing (538) The first seven weeks of the AP poll have already seen five different No. 1 teams: Michigan State, then Kentucky, Duke, Louisville and now Kansas.

The Trump Campaign’s Plan To Counterprogram Impeachment (Axios) President Trump and Vice President Pence will appear together this evening at a “Merry Christmas Rally” thrown by Trump’s re-election campaign in Battle Creek, Mich.

Three Theories To Explain The Patriots’ Sideline Tape (The Ringer) Does footage released over the weekend prove that the Pats tried to cheat against the Bengals? Presenting a very serious Ringer investigation.

Amazon Sellers Are The Latest Casualty From The Company’s Spat With FedEx (CNBC) Amazon informed sellers on Sunday it was temporarily suspending access to FedEx’s ground-delivery network.

Contextualizing MLB’s Regional Business Dominance Compared To The NBA (The Big Lead) For the full 2019 season, MLB RSN games averaged a 2.86 rating and NBA games averaged a 1.75 rating per game for the 2018-19 season.

Dr. Marc Siegel: San Francisco ‘Awash In Human Waste’ (Fox News) Dr. Marc Siegel says San Francisco residents should be worried about the homeless crisis’ effect on their health after video surfaced of a homeless man defecating in the middle of an aisle at a local grocery store.

Mountain West Reportedly Reaches Deals With Fox And CBS Sports Network, Which Could Almost Triple Their Per-school Revenue (Awful Announcing) The 10 Mountain West schools other than Hawaii and Boise State made $1.1 million per year per school under the current deals with CBSSN and ESPN. They could hit $3 million or more under these new deals.

‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ Review: Revolution No. 9 (New York Times) Resistance is futile. Rey, Finn and Poe are back; so is Kylo Ren. No spoilers here.

Ezekiel Elliott’s Dad Facing 21 Counts Over Exotic African Cat That Was Killed By Police (Yahoo! Sports) According to The Columbus Dispatch, Stacy Elliott, aka Stacy El-Muhammad, faces nine charges from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and 12 charges from other Ohio agencies.

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