The Daily Outkick: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Super Bowl 54 By The Numbers: 20 Stats That Explain The 49ers-Chiefs Matchup (For The Win) The Chiefs offense and 49ers defense will grab most of the headlines, but we have a fascinating matchup on the other side of the ball, as well.

GOP Develops Aggressive ‘Plan B’ In Impeachment Trial, As Several Dems Appear To Support Acquittal: Source (Fox News) With several Democrats openly floating the possibility they might vote to acquit President Trump, congressional Republicans are planning an aggressive “Plan B” strategy.

Penn National Gaming To Buy Minority Stake In Barstool Sports (Wall Street Journal) The casino operator to take 36% stake for $163 million in cash and stock

Can The Coronavirus Be Contained? Unknowns Complicate Response. (Washington Post) China has ordered an unprecedented quarantine of more than 50 million people. It has closed schools and shut down live animal markets. Airports across the globe are screening passengers coming from the world’s most populous country.

From The Broadcast Booth To The Front Office, John Lynch Called His Own Shots (The Ringer) The 49ers GM made a seamless transition from game-caller to team-builder.

Apple Posts Record Revenue On Strong IPhone, App Sales (Wall Street Journal) Devices and services linked to iPhone help fuel surge.

Kyle Shanahan Explains Why 49ers Passed On Patrick Mahomes In 2017 NFL Draft (Yahoo! Sports) “I Didn’t Look Into Him Obviously As Much As I Should Have,” Shanahan Quipped On Tuesday, Five Days Before The 49ers Face Mahomes And The Kansas City Chiefs In Super Bowl LIV.

Election Update: Sanders Is Pulling Closer To Biden, But He’s Still Got A Ways To Go (538) With a 2 in 5 (41 percent) shot of winning a majority of pledged delegates, former Vice President Joe Biden still leads our forecast overall, but there’s now far less room separating him from Sanders.

Bill O’Brien Named Texans General Manager, Which Is Crazy (The Big Lead) The move to officially make him the team’s general manager makes no sense.

Washington Post Reinstates Felicia Sonmez After Kobe Bryant Rape Case Tweet (New York Post) A review conducted by the newspaper found that political reporter Felicia Sonmez “was not in clear and direct violation of our social media policy,” managing editor Tracy Grant said in a statement.

After A Great Escape, Roger Federer Will Face Djokovic (New York Times) Federer saved seven match points against Tennys Sandgren in the fourth set of their Australian Open quarterfinal and will now play Novak Djokovic for the 50th time.

Why We Panic About Coronavirus, But Not The Flu (Axios) If you’re freaking out about coronavirus but you didn’t get a flu shot, you’ve got it backwards.

Fox Sports Head Of Production Brad Zager Discusses Super Bowl Plans, Outdoor Set, Integrating Gronk (Awful Announcing) Fox has a long day ahead of itself on Sunday.

GE Shares Rise 5% After Earnings Top Expectations (CNBC) GE’s closely-watched metric of industrial free cash flow (FCF) came in at $2.3 billion for 2019, topping its own guidance of between $0 to $2 billion. Free cash flow is a financial measure that’s often used as a gauge of efficiency.

Deion Sanders Vows To Land College Football Head Coaching Job ‘Next Year’ (CBS Sports) ‘Prime Time’ has his sights set on developing football players at the next level.

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