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Jason Whitlock Supports Trump, Says He Won’t Vote

“Whitlock’s revelation that he does not plan to vote is somewhat shocking. In spite of his statement not wanting to be defined as partisan, many people view him as such because Outkick.com is a conservative media outlet.”

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According to the USA Today, more than 160 million Americans, or about 70 percent of eligible voters, are expected to vote in the 2020 Presidential Elections. Just don’t expect Outkick.com’s Jason Whitlock to be one of them.

Whitlock reminded his Twitter followers on election morning that he’s a “non-voter”. He later explained his reasons in a column on Outkick.com, saying journalistic integrity keeps him away from the voting booth, 

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“As a journalist, I don’t ever want to be defined as a political partisan,” Whitlock wrote.” As a journalist, I value saying I’ve never voted.”

Whitlock’s revelation that he doesn’t plan to vote is still surprising. In spite of his statement of not wanting to be defined as partisan, many people view him as such because Outkick.com presents itself as a conservative media outlet. Whitlock has further supported that position by interviewing incumbent President Donald Trump in October, and appearing and hitting on many conservative talking points during interviews with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

“White liberals think it’s their job to control, maintain and limit the amount of freedom Black people have,” Whitlock, an African-American, told Carlson on Halloween. “We are supposed to be beholding and dependent on them and it threatens them as a modern day Overseer to whip us back in line. Not all but most White liberals want our vote and us to fall in line with their agenda and when we don’t, I think it scares them because it makes us more powerful.”

Whitlock was also supportive of many of Mr. Trump’s policies during an interview at the White House on October 20th. These included the President’s handling of trade with China, Criminal Justice Reform and HBCU funding.

“Do you think the Black community is shifting to where you (Mr. Trump) are being judged on your policies instead of your personality?” Whitlock asks.

Evidently those policies were not enough to motivate Whitlock to go to the polls, even though he would support President Trump if he voted.

“I’ve wanted to vote only twice in my life, in 2008 for Barack Obama to honor my grandmother and in 2020 because so many things about Donald Trump appeal to me,” Whitlock wrote.

He then listed the reasons, many of them echoing the questions he asked Mr. Trump during their interview. But he also reiterated that he will not vote.

Whitlock closed his column by admitting his decision could be a mistake.

“If Trump loses, I’ll regret my decision.”

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Big Cat: Listening to ESPN Wisconsin After Packers Playoff Loss ‘Highlight of My NFL Season’

“For three hours, I sat in my car. I arrived home –it’s a 20-minute drive — I arrived home, and I sat for three hours listening to callers be like ‘blow up Lambeau!’, ‘get 12 (Rodgers) outta here!’, ‘we need to build a dome, this team isn’t built for the outside’, and that was the highlight of my NFL season. And I have no problem saying that.”

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During a recent interview with Barstool Sports, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a poignant question for noted Chicago Bears fan Dan “Big Cat” Katz that he then used to slam the Packers quarterback while also expressing his enjoyment for Green Bay fans.

“Is it hard, for you as a Bears fan, that some of your greatest moments are cheering against me when the Bears aren’t playing?”, the Packers quarterback half-jokingly asked.

“Very good question,” Katz responded. “No, it’s actually great, because what I’ve told everyone is — I’m very realistic about the Bears — ‘not a great franchise, (the Bears) just don’t do the right things’ for the most part. Every year I look forward to the playoffs and the game that you’re going to lose. I’ve told this story on air, but, when you guys lost to San Francisco this year we were watching the game in New Jersey and I drove back to Brooklyn — brag — and I listened to (Mark) Tauscher. For three hours, I sat in my car. I arrived home –it’s a 20-minute drive — I arrived home, and I sat for three hours listening to callers be like ‘blow up Lambeau!’, ‘get 12 (Rodgers) outta here!’, ‘we need to build a dome, this team isn’t built for the outside’, and that was the highlight of my NFL season. And I have no problem saying that.”

Rodgers laughed at Big Cat as he delivered the message, seemingly getting genuine joy out of the conversation.

“I know I’m a loser,” Katz continued. “That’s the best part. I’ve come to grips with the fact that I’m a loser, so yes, watching you lose in the playoffs is…that’s my Super Bowl. And I’ve won a lot of Super Bowls if you do it that way. More than you.”

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Michael Silver Joins San Francisco Chronicle

“I’m ecstatic to join forces with some of my favorite journalists and be part of a publication I’ve been devouring for decades — in the greatest region on Earth,” Silver told The Chronicle.

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Veteran NFL reporter Michael Silver is joining The San Francisco Chronicle as their newest NFL columnist.

Silver will continue his work with The Volume, Bally Sports, and Backstage Media in addition to adding a column with the Chronicle.

“I’m ecstatic to join forces with some of my favorite journalists and be part of a publication I’ve been devouring for decades — in the greatest region on Earth,” Silver told The Chronicle. “It will be a thrill to write columns alongside Scott Ostler, a living legend, and my amazingly talented friend Ann Killion, who I’ve dreamed of working with since we were competing on the 49ers beat in the early ’90s. … As a native San Franciscan, this feels like home.

Silver has previously written for Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, GQ, NFL Network, and Yahoo! Sports, among others. He’s also authored books on Jerry Rice, Kurt Warner, and Dennis Rodman.

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Skip Bayless Tries to Win Debate Rounds ‘Like Muhammad Ali’

“I must admit I have been known upon rare occasion to try to win a debate the way Ali won rounds with a flurry at the end trying to get the last word also going through the stop or wrap sign.”

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When people watch debate shows, they sometimes don’t want the debate to end. However, bills have to get paid and commercials have to be shown. However, when is the right time for a debate show to air a commercial? On the latest episode of The Skip Bayless Show, Skip was asked in an email by a listener about when he and Shannon Sharpe know to go to a debate on UNDISPUTED on FS1. Bayless said the show has more room to roam in the first two hours, but eventually, he gets the signal from his line producer.

“We loosely plan on 22-23 minutes in what we call our A block. We block out 25-ish minutes for our B block, which is the only block in the show that has two topics in it.”

“Our line producer in the control room, Nick, who is in our ears. He tries to sense along the trail when we are winding down or when we are trying to push the clock too far. His first cue to us in our ears, he tries to avoid speaking when we are speaking, the first cue is ‘start to wrap’. Then, a minute or so later, he says ‘wrap’. If we continue to not wrap, maybe we get a much stronger ‘wrap’.”

However, it might not be easy for Bayless and Sharpe to end the debate, especially if they both want to be the one who wins the argument. So, sometimes, they can easily go past the hard wrap sign that is given.

“Sometimes the guy sitting across from me at the debate desk gets all worked up and barrels right through that stop sign. I must admit I have been known upon rare occasion to try to win a debate the way Ali won rounds with a flurry at the end trying to get the last word also going through the stop or wrap sign,” said Bayless.

If there is one thing that Bayless is proud of, it’s the fact that UNDISPUTED has never gone past the allotted time, which allows The HERD with Colin Cowherd to begin on schedule.

“I must tell you not in 6 years have we ever not finished a show right on time. Not once have we pushed Colin over the cliff as he begins his show. That is just not acceptable.” 

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