Category: OKTC

Starting 11: Who Will Crush Notre Dame in the BCS Edition?

Fresh off the goal line stand of the century, Notre Dame advances to the BCS title game where it will await a crushing from Bama. I turned up the volume on the final goal line series because I wanted to hear someone try and explain Lane Kiffin’s playcalling. Instead I heard Brent Musberger calling a… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Ole Miss Tattoo Edition

Greetings from Mexico, where I’m on a family vacation over Thanksgiving weekend and into next week. But have no fear, I’ll continue to update the site throughout the vacation — with the able assistance of Bullpen editor Lori — such that I don’t think it will make much of a difference to you guys. Our… Read more »

Jesse Palmer Apologizes for Downwards Hook’em Sign

During last night’s TCU at Texas broadcast Jesse Palmer had the temerity to point his hook ’em horns sign facing down. You knew that wasn’t going to fly with ESPN, so the cameras returned to the booth for Palmer’s very awkward apology. Oh, man. It. Isn’t. Offensive. It’s a cheer, upside down. It has absolutely zero… Read more »

Jon Gruden Owns Land In East Tennessee

As the Jon Gruden mania continues to grow in the Volunteer state, OKTC has managed to lock down and confirm at least one rumor that has long circulated on message boards and in conversations among Vol fans. Does Gruden, whose wife Cindy attended Tennessee while cheerleading at the school, own land in East Tennessee? The answer, at… Read more »

Hotty Toddy: the Ole Miss experience

Some friends and I went to the Vandy/Ole Miss game in Oxford a few weekends ago. The premise was to celebrate our friend April’s birthday, but I was excited to finally experience the Grove. Clay was just excited for me to take pictures of hot Ole Miss girls.  At least he’s consistent.  We get into Oxford… Read more »

16 Awkward Thanksgiving Family Guests

Okay, it’s the day before Thanksgiving. This means that you aren’t really working. Southern family Thanksgivings are great festivities, when all the eccentric and wild people we are somehow related to gather for a yearly meal. In keeping with that tradition, I thought we’d go ahead and take a break from the Jon Gruden fever and… Read more »

Alabama White Rapper Brings Us Crimson Tide Tailgate Anthem

The great thing about Alabama fandom is how everyone it touches turns crazy. White, black, asian, it doesn’t matter who you are as soon as you find yourself screaming, “Roll Tide Roll,” you’re pretty much certifiably insane. Which brings us to “Knucklez” and his Bama tailgate anthem. This might have become the most-tipped OKTC video… Read more »

The SEC and Big Ten Will Have 16 Members

The Big Ten ended its realignment hibernation over the weekend and plucked Maryland from the ACC and Rutgers from the Big East. The impetus for the move, Notre Dame’s decision to strategically align with the ACC. There will be a ton written about the Big Ten’s move to 14, but what I want y’all to focus on is two succinct… Read more »

Massive Mismatch: Alabama vs Notre Dame no contest for oddsmakers

Title games are reserved for tight point spreads and competitive football games. The best teams in the sport should rarely be separated by more than a field goal if the system is designed to pit the best teams against one another. However, the BCS isn’t built to create the most compelling match-up in the eyes… Read more »

Derek Dooley’s UT Doology

Derek Dooley’s Tennessee tenure is now over. A couple of weeks ago I came up with the idea of putting together his greatest coaching moments with, “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday,” playing in the background. Then JT, our 3HL producer, who is simply extraordinary at his job went to work. The result.… Read more »

Starting 11: SEC Set to Defend Title

Last week I told you there were still six teams alive for the BCS title, three of whom were SEC teams. Then chaos reigned on Saturday night. Now there are just five teams alive for the title: Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, or Oregon will win the BCS title. We’ll break down exactly what needs to happen… Read more »

Alabama Family Reacts to Oregon Loss

So now we’re set up for an Alabama vs. Notre Dame national title. I’m rooting for this with all my heart because it would bring together two of the top three dumbest fan bases in America for a game with everything at stake. It’s rare that such things could happen, proof, if we needed it… Read more »

Dave Hart’s UT Coaching List

Dave Hart just finished speaking at Tennessee’s press conference announcing the firing of Derek Dooley. There were really only two interesting nuggets about who he might hire as a new coach: a. Hart said that having been a head coach was critically important which means that no coordinators are in play and b. Hart specifically referenced the… Read more »

Notre Dame, Alabama Are 1 and 2 in BCS Standings

With two weeks of BCS standings left to unveil the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide are the two leaders in the BCS title clubhouse. If Notre Dame loses to USC and Florida beats Florida State? Look out gents, it would be Florida against either Alabama or Georgia in an all SEC… Read more »

Reports: Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten

Moments ago ESPN’s Brett McMurphy broke news that Maryland and Rutgers are poised to leave the ACC and the Big East, respectively, to become the 13th and 14th members of the Big Ten. Rumors of Maryland’s departure began circulating late in the week, but this still comes as a bit of a shocker given that… Read more »

Les Miles Is Amazing

Les Miles just delivered the most amazing post-game address you have ever seen. Stop whatever you are doing right now and watch this. Seriously. It’s flat-out amazing. I’m not even going to spoil it for you. Just watch. And thank whoever you pray to that Les Miles is an SEC coach and you get to watch… Read more »

Vandy Demolishes Tennessee

Today James Franklin made Vanderbilt and Tennessee a rivalry. And it will remain a rivalry as long as Franklin is at Vanderbilt. Last year Derek Dooley’s Tennessee Vols triumphed over Vanderbilt and celebrated in the locker room, with Dooley remarking, “The one thing Tennessee always does is kick the s— out of Vanderbilt!” On Saturday… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: What’s the Most Dangerous State?

Okay, it’s mailbag time. And y’all absolutely delivered this week with spectacular questions. Dive in below for talk on pretty much any and everything under the sun. Our beaver pelt trader of the week is whoever filmed these Alabama fans reacting to the Texas A&M loss below. They’re fabulous. (In the meantime, yes, that’s me… Read more »

Young-ian Psychology: The Top 6 Reasons Why Athletes Go Broke

“That’s about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what. Now try How and Why”  –Margaret Atwood, “Happy Endings”   Back in May, a Nevada man named Walter Samasko Jr. died and left behind $200 in the bank, $165,000 in… Read more »