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Louisiana Monroe Upsets Arkansas And Reminds Us Why We Watch Sports

By Craig Hayes Late Saturday night as I was alternating between Missouri’s debut in the SEC and the “no defense allowed” game that was going on between UCLA and Nebraska, I gradually started directing my attention to the Arkansas, Louisiana Monroe game as the War Hawks, a full 30 point underdogs, were hanging tough with the Razorbacks and… Read more »

Reality Catches Up with the Razorbacks: One Fan’s Perspective

By Jacob Cooper It sounds like a teaser for an episode of HBO’s True Blood, but Arkansas fans found out just how true it is on Saturday against the University of Louisiana at Monroe in Little Rock: You can’t outrun what you really are. In the Hogs’ case, there were a lot of things they—we,… Read more »

Dixieland Delight: Missouri (Part One)

Let’s get this out of the way early — Missouri is a damn good fit for the SEC and I’m excited that the Tigers are a new part of the conference. Lots of SEC fans have no idea what to expect from Columbia, Missouri — and some old school SEC fans resistant to change have argued against expansion… Read more »

Welcome to a Vegas Tailgate

Vegas Tailgate: Why football, drinking, and gambling go hand in hand 7:47 Staking out seats in the room is always a challenge. Everyone looks bleary eyed from the previous night’s bender and the amount of disheveled grown men is always entertaining. 8:52 Guys are scrambling to get their action in for the early games…hey clowns:… Read more »

Starting 11: SEC Blueboods Triumph Over Newbies

The third quarters of Florida–Texas A&M and Georgia — Mizzou were eerily familiar. The Aggies had a 17-7 lead and the Tigers led 17-9, both early in the third quarter. It would be the high point for both SEC newcomers, the Gators scored the final 13 in College Station and Georgia outscored Mizzou 32-3 in… Read more »

How Your Bullpen Editor Spent the Opening SEC Weekend

By Lori Kelly Clay asked me to take some video at the Vanderbilt/South Carolina game last Thursday. I’m more of a behind the scenes girl, but hey, I’ll give it a shot. What should I film? Anything. Anything? Anything. OK. Surely there will be something worth filming. This is the season opener on ESPN against… Read more »

Arkansas Fan Responds to Loss With Worst SEC Video Possible

Y’all make every day on Twitter fun. Because as soon as an Arkansas Razorback fan pins up her nose and sings about the Louisiana-Monroe loss, I see it instantly. You thought your team had a rough day? At least you didn’t lose to Louisiana-Monroe while wearing a hog hat. And at least if your team… Read more »

Georgia’s Old Man Football Knocks Out Mizzou’s Offensive Pyrotechnics

Columbia, Mo Old man football beat new kid football on Saturday night in Missouri’s SEC home opener against Georgia. The atmosphere was electric, the Zou was rocking, heading into halftime, the Tigers had the lead on the number 7 team in the country. The Missouri Tigers perpetual trivia answers for questions about miracle teams that went on… Read more »

Todd Fuhrman from Vegas: Week Two

Week 1 gave us some betting surprises (Houston losing outright as 36.5 pt chalk) and some games that opened our eyes with dominating performances (Oregon’s first team offense, Alabama). However unlike the mass media that loves to rehash and extrapolate from one week’s results, we put the previous games to bed after a quick post… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Mizzou Trip Edition

Before we get rolling on the mailbag, how about a golf clap for Ole Miss fans? So far they’ve been absent from our tattoo race and any awkward fan photos, but this is quite a doozy. An actual pile of poo where Starkville is located? On your body for the rest of your life? That’s… Read more »

Leaving Football

By Craig Hayes “Hey Pussy!” I cringed as I slowly limped away from the last set of gassers, praying that the screaming voice of the team captain wasn’t for me. “Hey 95!” It was. That was the jersey number the equipment manager gave me about two hours earlier. The first and only time I would… Read more »

Vinnie Verno’s Back for Week 2 Picks

Last week brought the return of Vinnie Verno, but his debut fell a little flat 1-2 for the kickoff specials. This week Vinnie back stronger than ever, betting the baby again? Watch as he dives into Auburn-Mississippi State, Georgia-Missouri, and Duke-Stanford. Remember, he makes picks, you make money. Once more, click pause on the videos… Read more »

How Dare The Media Think Nick Saban’s Team is Good?

Nick Saban is an ornery, obstinate, perpetually angry man. And this week he’s furious. At who? The media. Why? Because the media believes his football team is really, really good. How dare the media praise Nick Saban’s team in a way that Nick Saban does not feel is appropriate? The media is so scared that… Read more »

My Near Plane Crash: The First Casualty of SEC Expansion?

Late Monday night, I almost died in a plane crash somewhere over Kansas City. At least I felt like I was going to die. As we descended to the Kansas City runway, a storm had kicked up — I’m told this is the first real storm of summer for Kansas City — you could see nasty lightning off… Read more »

Las Vegas Futures Updates

There are Sunday cruises and there are rollercoaster rides when it comes to monitoring line movement. Saturday’s game in Columbia between UGA and Missouri is drawing a ton of interest in the betting markets and will be one of the biggest volume games for sportsbooks this weekend. At some of the sharpest offshore books, UGA… Read more »

LSU Fan Gets Branded, Really

Last year at the national title game an LSU fan allowed himself to be tied down to a table and branded with LSU letters. This surprises no one. He did this before the national title game and amazingly OKTC reader Stephen Leathers is just now sharing it with us. Up until now I’ve thought the… Read more »

13 Foot Alligator In Tebow Jersey Can Be Yours for $10k

So Florida Gator fans are making a awkward fan run this season. Last week we brought you the Florida Gator fan tattoo. Now a Florida Gator fan is selling a 13 foot 4 inch, 700 pound gator that he’s had mounted, stood up, placed a Tebow jersey on the Gator, and duct taped a football signed… Read more »

Starting 11: Alabama should be number one edition

It’s a bleary-eyed Labor Day here for me. After three games in three days in three cities, I’ve managed to contract a cold that’s so intense I can feel my heart beating in my eardrums. This is vaguely alarming. But I’m not taking off any days. This afternoon we’ll be doing a Labor Day live show on… Read more »

Alabama-Michigan Vegas Preview: Tide Rolls

By @Payneinsider College football storms out of the box faster than Seabiscuit at Santa Anita when Michigan meets Alabama in the prized week one duel. JerryWorld in Dallas is the stage Saturday evening where two heavy weights attempt to set the BCS championship tone for 2012-13. Expectations are high for the Wolverines’ coming into the… Read more »