It's hard not to like Vandy quarterback Jordan Rodgers. Last month I noticed his Twitter picture and had some fun with it as an awkward quarterback photo. In a first in the awkward photo oeuvre, Rodgers retweeted the article to his followers. That's probably what I would do as well. And it's what a lot of you with better senses of humor would do if you were featured in the awkward fan photo collection. So it's hard not to like a guy with a sense of humor about himself. Jordan has a chance to start two bowl games in his Vandy career. If that happens maybe dressing up as a cheerleader should become a new Vandy quatertbacking tradition.
We're six days away from one of the biggest Vanderbilt football games in school history -- a Thursday night kickoff to the entire season against a top ten South Carolina team.
Earlier this week we had James Franklin on 3HL and asked him what player he needed to play extraordinarily well for his team to have a shot at an upset. His answer?
The same Jordan Rodgers who recently dressed up as a Vanderbilt cheerleader.
Written by Jackson Martin
So The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective is at it again, trying to destroy my entire childhood. You might remember them as the guys who did an incredible job of compiling the box score from Space Jam (my favorite movie of all time) or as the college blog that is way smarter than just about everyone else writing about sports right now.
This time they're projecting Pablo Sanchez's career numbers (and probability of using steroids) by his Backyard Baseball statistics. It's worth a read, but I'll save you a little bit of time; he'd be really, really good.
College football is eight days away and you've probably noticed some changes to the site.
First, we've set up online videos to play on the right side of the screen. This is an experiment that I think is going to get better and better. The idea is simple -- OKTC needs video content as well as written content. I'm continuing to experiment with ensuring that everything we give you is completely free, but that means we have to continue to evolve. Next week we'll have tailgate videos and maybe some additional content from our weekend on the road in college football. As the season progresses we'll constantly update new videos on the site, at least four videos a week of a 3-4 minute duration.
Second, we're launching a gambling portion of the site that will be headed up by Todd Fuhrman formerly an odds maker at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The idea is simple, we're going to have Todd serve as a Vegas beat writer for OKTC. He'll be reporting what the lines are, where the smart money is going, and keeping us updated on any surprising shifts in the line as a result of injury or otherwise. No other site on the Internet has anyone as qualified as Todd to be keeping us as updated on what's going on in Vegas.
We'll also have a lot of new content in the area from Vegas content providers that Todd and I have vetted to be the most trustworthy in the business.
All of these additions -- in conjunction with the recent launch of the Bullpen which has already led to several great articles -- are a sign of OKTC's growing strength as we enter our second year as one of the largest independent sites in the country. There's no longer any question about whether OKTC is a strong and viable business, now the only question is, how much bigger and better can we get?
I think the answer is a lot bigger and a lot better.
Eight days away from kickoff means it's time to check in with our friend Paul Bessire at PredictionMachine.com.
Who answers the question, what happens if you run the 2012 SEC season 50,000 times on your computer simulation?
Late last night news broke that South Carolina has hired Josh Morgan, Jessica Dorrell's fiance, as a new assistant coach for men and women's swimming. But there was no sourcing on the online report.
You'll recall Dorrell as Bobby Petrino's mistress, the woman who miraculously escaped all injury in his motorcycle accident. You'll also probably remember OKTC's Zapruder tape like analysis of the incident, which we surmised was the result of an unexpected reach around crotch grab mishap. That or the entire motorcycle accident was a made-up story to cover up a beating delivered by Dorrell's fiance.
According to the same site, Fitsnews.com, the duo are still together -- although the June wedding has been postponed.
OKTC placed a call to South Carolina's Steve Fink to make sure that the reported hire was correct and Fink confirmed to OKTC that it was true.
So welcome to South Carolina Josh Morgan and Jessica Dorrell.