Daily Bullets (Aug 7): Most Viewed of the Week, Pokes and Their Values ($)

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Three Thoughts

• Here are a couple of examples of how Cowboys are navigating the new NIL rulesfive-star Bryce Thompson locked in with a car dealer, Josh Sills and Brennan Presley are avoiding for now

• This was a bit surprising – James Washington has reportedly requested a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the NFL where there are no guaranteed contracts, this is quite the “bet on yourself” move.

• I think this is reality about the Pokes and the rest of the remaining eight Big 12 teams – they need competition for the demand of their TV rights.

Everyone is waiting for streaming. The tech giants haven’t fully jumped in … yet. Plus, streaming requires bandwidth. That makes a difference in underserved areas like Morgantown, West Virginia, or western Kansas. Both the Pac-12 and Big 12 are banking on those issues being resolved nationally in four years when their current media rights deals will be up.

[CBS Sports]

Two Quotes

• I think Mike Gundy’s comment on realignment is pretty spot-on, particularly the part about who really knows what’s going on.

“I think that anybody that’s talking about conference realignment is using it for conversation,” he said. “…honestly, I just want to worry about football and the team and move forward just like you guys do because it’s over. Nobody knows. When some news comes out, it’ll come out real quick. Anybody that’s talking about it right now other than maybe the brass, they’re just guessing.”

[TulsaWorld]

• Knowing Marcus Smart’s story as a Cowboy fan (his brother and his mother’s passing), you love to hear about generational wealth coming to the guy.

One Question

• How would Boone Pickens weigh in on OSU’s current moment?

Most Viewed of the Week

• No. 1 Kirk Herbstreit is right about conference realignment

• No. 2 Mike Gundy opens up about Texas and OU leaving

• No. 3 Bowlsby alleges the AAC is after Big 12 teams

• No. 4 Gundy thinks realignment leads to a Power Four structure

• No. 5 State legislators rip OU for the move to the SEC


Non-OSU Bullets

• You can only maintain so many close friendships
• Don’t feel sorry for your kids (faith-based)

Enjoy this interview in case you didn’t have a friend text it to you yesterday (heads up on language).

I like this habit-forming take:

“A quick and easy tip for building habits that last:

Pick a standard time and place to do it.

It’s easier to wake up knowing “I exercise at 4pm” than to decide each time when to fit a habit into your day.

If it’s already decided, all you need to do is show up.”

James Clear

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