The Daily Outkick: Friday, June 26, 2020

ESPN Posts Lowest Primetime Ratings In 25 Years With Wokecenter Special (Outkick) ESPN turned its Twitter over Wednesday night to The Undefeated and aired a WokeCenter special in primetime. To the surprise of no one reading this, these decisions tanked the ratings.

White House Considers Broad Federal Intervention To Secure 5G Future (Wall Street Journal) The Trump administration has discussed a range of strategies to build competition against Huawei.

60 Games Aren’t Enough To Crown The Best MLB Team. But Neither Are 162 Games. (538) In a 60-game season, with 40 games against division rivals and 20 against teams from the same division in the other league,1 the best team in baseball won the World Series just 145 times in 1,000 simulations, or about 15 percent of the time.

Parler, The Twitter Alternative, Is Gaining Traction (Outkick) Parler, a social media platform known for free speech, is gaining significant names amid concerns with Twitter’s censorship.

Players Who Will Shape 2020 NFL Season: It Will Be Hard For Josh Allen To Mess This Up (Yahoo! Sports) The 2020 season can mark the dawn of a new age for the Bills. What’s been unthinkable for almost two decades is now well within reach: The Bills can be the team to beat in the AFC East.

ECB’s Lagarde Says We’ve Probably Passed The Worst Of The Coronavirus Crisis (CNBC) Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, believes the world may be past the worst of the coronavirus crisis but said a return to the status quo is unlikely.

Bill Belichick Has A Plan For The Long Game, With Or Without Tom Brady (The Ringer) Despite a robust QB market, the Patriots didn’t make any splashy offseason additions to replace Brady. What does Belichick know that we don’t?

Trump Says Violence In Chicago, Baltimore, Other US Cities Like 'Living In Hell,' In 'Hannity' Town Hall (Fox News) Chicago in particular has become a target for Trump’s criticism, especially after the city reached a grim milestone late last month when it saw 18 murders in one day – making May 31 the city’s deadliest day in 60 years.

Jalen & Jacoby Are Candidates To Join Keyshawn Johnson On ESPN Morning Radio (Outkick) Jalen Rose and David Jacoby are candidates to join Keyshawn Johnson on the revamped ESPN morning radio show, sources tell Outkick.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea: Our Criminal Justice System Is ‘Imploding’ (New York Post) Police Commissioner Dermot Shea pointed out that many criminal cases that were “ongoing,” “stagnant” or “deferred.”

Video: Christian Pulisic With A Gorgeous Goal (Outkick) Christian Pulisic, the great American soccer hope, had a splendid goal for Chelsea against Manchester City yesterday.

Joe Biden Refuses To Get Woke. Will The Democratic Base Still Embrace Him? (Politico) The 77-year-old incoming nominee has adopted some of the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement, but notably rejected its boldest proposals.

Mike Leach And Lane Kiffin Making Mississippi Football Fun (Outkick) While they were together for serious reasons, lobbying the state of Mississippi to remove the Confederate flag from their state flag, Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin had a moment of levity as the former messed with the latter’s mask.