The Daily Outkick: Thursday, July 2, 2020

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Expresses Respect For Chinese Values (Outkick) If ever there was a time for a follow up question, this was it.

Everybody (on Twitter) Hates Terry Crews And Christianity (Outkick) Twitter reminded NFL player-turned-actor Terry Crews that Jack Dorsey’s social media app taxes its popular users for expressing Christian values.

NFL Eliminates Two Preseason Games, Just Get Us To The Regular Season (Outkick) With the new schedule, Week One of preseason will be played Aug. 20-24 and Week Two will be Aug. 27-31. There’s tweaking to come to get each team a home game.

Seattle Police Dismantle ‘Police-Free Zone’ (Wall Street Journal) The move aims to end a three-week standoff between officers and protesters in the area known as CHOP.

Rick Pitino Has Suggestion For College Basketball Season Schedule (Outkick) Rick Pitino weighed in with a suggestion to delay the college basketball season in hopes of a vaccine.

World Renowned Pathologist, Democrat Dr. Cyril Wecht, Slams Mask Order (Outkick) Dr. Cyril Wecht, a world renowned pathologist and also a Democrat, went on KDKA radio in Pittsburgh yesterday and told radio host Wendy Bell the new mandatory mask order for all Pennsylvanians is “totally, totally absurd.”

Do Empty Stadiums Affect Outcomes? The Data Says Yes (New York Times) Home teams were less likely to win without fans in the stands, an analysis of Bundesliga matches showed.

What 30 People Around Baseball Got Better At During A Spring Spent At Home (Yahoo! Sports) We got beekeeping and piano playing and sunset watching and meditating and, seriously, beekeeping.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Slams Dr. Fauci: 'I Don’t Need His Advice Anymore' (Fox News) The Republican claims Fauci has insinuated that Texas hasn't followed federal guidelines on dealing with the virus.

Tommy Tuberville Campaign Bus Catches Fire (Outkick) WAFF in Huntsville reports that Tuberville was not on the RV; the driver was the only person in the vehicle, and he escaped unscathed.

Lee Greenwood Releases New Version Of ‘God Bless America’ Featuring U.S. Air Force Singers (Outkick) As we head into the 4th of July weekend, Lee Greenwood has released a cappella version of “God Bless America” that is a collaboration with country group Home Free and the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants.

What Urban Meyer Said As He Ranked The SEC As Nation's No. 1 Conference (Saturday Down South) “The word is attitude,” Meyer said, via

Car Chase Ends Spectacularly When Car Flies Off Cliff Into Ocean; Dude Survives (Outkick) Tuesday’s car chase in Northern California was nothing that special until the spectacular ending.