Category: OKTC

LSU-Texas A&M Beats “Primetime” Tennessee-Bama Game

Last week OKTC told you that the reason LSU at Texas A&M was kicking off at 11 in the morning was to protect the Baylor-Texas rating on ABC. The Baylor at Texas game on ABC — featuring multiple plugs for the Longhorn Network no less — kicked off at seven central time. The LSU at Texas A&M game should have… Read more »

BCS Standings Week Two: Alabama and Florida Remain On Top

Week two of the BCS standing are here and it’s beginning to look like the final two years of the BCS won’t end without controversy. Why is that? Because Oregon and Kansas State will be substantial favorites for their remaining five regular season games each. Kansas State will be substantial favorites over Texas Tech, Oklahoma State,… Read more »

An Alabama Fan’s Plight Growing Up In Big Orange Country

By Eric Taylor I never knew how big an Alabama football fan I was until I moved to Tennessee. I pulled for Alabama as a child, but it wasn’t until I moved from the safe confines of God’s state — Alabama — to the state of Volunteers, Davy Crockett coon hats and songs about a… Read more »

Pointspread Dominance: Alabama Still Chasing USC

Most dominant college football team is a subjective argument. Each season a team gets off to a hot start and we’re ready to call them the greatest thing since sliced bread. However, there is one constant to gauge relative strength to the competitive set; the vegas pointspread. Roll Tide is apropos considering Alabama is in… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Saban’s Retirement Fund

By the time you read this I’ll be in the air on my way to Houston. I’ve got my wife and two other couples in tow — including one A&M grad to show us around — and we’ll be waking up at dawn on Saturday to head over for the LSU-Texas A&M game. We have… Read more »

SEC Releases 2013 Football Schedule

Today the SEC released the 2013 football schedule. You can find that schedule here, and we’ve also replicated it below and added some early commentary. Here goes with the seven non-rival cross division games, which are really the only games that can fluctuate now: Florida gets Arkansas Georgia gets LSU Kentucky gets Alabama Ole Miss gets Mizzou… Read more »

Linemaker Poll: Week of October 15

The BCS unveiled their rankings this past weekend but how does the first installment match up with the way Vegas ranks the field? Each week the most talented bookmakers and industry insiders in Vegas collaborate to produce the Don Best Linemaker poll. The major difference between the Vegas poll and those of the AP/Coaches is… Read more »

Can Tennessee steal Gruden from ESPN?

If I had a dollar for every time I heard a Tennessee fan say, “Let’s just pay Jon Gruden 7 million dollars,” I would have around 7 million dollars. I can remember thousands of outraged students chanting Jon Gruden outside Gate 21 on that fateful winter night when mattresses burned in the streets and Lane… Read more »

The Five Stages of Southern Male Fall Wedding Grief

“We find a place for what we lose. Although we know that after such a loss the acute stage of mourning will subside, we also know that we shall remain inconsolable and will never find a substitute. No matter what may fill the gap, even if it be filled completely, it nevertheless remains something else.”
-Sigmund… Read more »

Tyrann Mathieu Can Only Make Money For Other People

Today I got my copy of Sports Illustrated in the mail. The cover story is on Tyrann Mathieu, LSU’s Honey Badger, who is presently sitting out the 2012 season after failing drug tests. Mathieu’s fall from Heisman contender to ineligible player has been well documented since July. Television cameras have even caught him sitting in the LSU student section this fall,… Read more »

Hey SEC, you’re not that good

By Cody Knight An old coach once said, “you’re never as good as you think you are.” SEC fans, the media, and coaches could all learn something from that statement. It’s amazing that a region which is the worst in nearly every measurable statistic regarding schools and education has done such a marvelous job of pulling… Read more »

Charles Barkley Talks Auburn Football, Petrino to Tigers

Today Charles Barkley stopped by Roundtable Radio, the midday show on Birmingham’s powerful WJOX station, to discuss the state of Auburn football. And, not surprisingly, Barkley didn’t pull many punches. He began the segment with a comment about Auburn basketball, “Never thought you’d hear those words, can’t wait for Auburn basketball.” Barkley discussed the upcoming… Read more »

Starting 11: Tennessee Football Is a Comedy Pyramid

At some point during Saturday night’s game, even the most ardent Tennessee Vol supporter had to laugh. I mean, Dooley is coaching inside the press box because he has a broken hip and occasionally the camera catches him leaned back in his chair so all we can see is his hair? This really happened. Then,… Read more »

What We Learned and What We Should Expect

When you haven’t sorted out the aftermath of another crazy college football weekend, it’s already time to start looking ahead. Gaining perspective on what unfolded the previous Saturday gives us a glimpse of what we can expect moving forward. This time of year the travel, scheduling situations, and letdown spots all play a role in… Read more »

A.J. McCarron Celebrates Mizzou Win by Signing Bama Boobs

Ah, Gallette’s in Tuscaloosa. One of the best college bars in America. The place where generations of Bama students have gotten together to drink beers, celebrate wins, and make college memories.  I love Gallette’s, every time I’ve ever been I’ve had a great time. At least for the times I can remember being there.  You know the only way… Read more »

Protecting Texas Game Screws A&M, LSU Fans On 11 AM Kickoff

When the SEC schedule came out, I immediately scanned Texas A&M’s home schedule to decide which game I should attend for my first ever trip to College Station. My criteria was simple, I wanted to go for the biggest SEC game possible.  Why? Because the biggest SEC game possible never, ever starts before 2:30 central. By looking at… Read more »

First BCS Standings of 2012 Released: Bama and Florida Are 1 and 2

The first BCS standings of 2012 look awfully familiar to the last BCS standings of 2012. The SEC has the first two spots, Alabama is number one and Florida is number two. Four of the top seven are SEC teams and LSU, significantly, is the highest rated one-loss team. Meaning that the Bayou Bengals, even… Read more »

The Top 16 Coaching Candidates in College Football

Yesterday the state of Mississippi put on an early Halloween costume — the coaching grim reaper. Gene Chizik’s Auburn team rolled into Oxford and lost by 21, then later that same evening Derek Dooley’s Vols hit Starkville and lost by ten. Both losses solidified the fates of Gene Chizik and Derek Dooley, barring an unexpected and… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Titan Cheerleaders Honor Boobs

I hate the Steelers with the all-encompassing and penetrating fury of a thousand suns shining at once. So, yeah,  last night’s Rob Bironas kick on the final play of the game was extremely gratifying. 26-23 Titans, bang. The win was almost as gratifying as our beaver pelt traders of the week, the Tennessee Titan cheerleaders… Read more »