Category: OKTC

Loving football doesn’t always begin with playing catch

Written by: Craig Hayes I grew up in a small town called Point Lookout on the south shore of Long Island that was just built for summer: the beach on one side of town, the bay on the other, with a beautiful playground and set of ballfields on the side. Days were filled with swimming, body… Read more »

5 reasons your fantasy football team could suck this season

Written by: Jack Robbins Football season is finally here. The NFL preseason is up and running and the smack talk emails from your fantasy football buddies are heating up. You’re tired of being the butt of every joke. You’ve done your research and this is the season you are taking home that ridiculously oversized trophy… Read more »

Jessica Dorrell and Her Fiance Are Headed to South Carolina

Yesterday I picked South Carolina to be the seventh straight BCS champ from the SEC. 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… Read more »

10 Predictions for College Football 2012

Every year I break out the DeLorean, hop in with Doc and Marty McFly and we rush forward to the day after the BCS title game. From here my fictional character friends and I can survey the college football season that was. It’s a beautiful and breathtaking view of the season that was, a quick summation of the… Read more »

7 Dereks More Successful Than Derek Dooley

Many say the hottest seat in college football this year isin Neyland Stadium, but not in the stands – on the sidelines.  Insiders and pretty much anyone who watchesfootball agree that Derek Dooley’s job is in jeopardy if he doesn’t produce aseason worthy of an SEC Championship.  It has been 14 years since the Vols… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Two Alabama Fans Got Married Edition

Sometimes a video is so spectacular I’m too giddy to even make y’all wait for the entire mailbag. This is one of those times. I’ve told y’all for a long time that what makes Alabama and Kentucky fans the dumbest fan bases in America is because there’s a race to the bottom. You know how… Read more »

Alabama Fan Answers Arkansas Tattoo Challenge

Yesterday we brought you the Arkansas fan with the rabid Razorback covering his entire back. That was an uncomfortable mess of a tattoo. But at least it was fiery, wild, and soaked in masculinity — and meth, lots of meth. In that article we pointed out that Alabama and Kentucky fans were unlikely to take… Read more »

Awkward Fan Photos: Arkansas Razorback Fan’s Badass Tattoo

So far Arkansas fans have escaped OKTC’s collection of awkward fan photos. Really, that’s pretty amazing. Because Arkansas is a bit like Alabama and Kentucky, a provincial state with low numbers of new residents moving in to balance out rooting interests, lots of really dumb people, and no other team to follow in the state. In fact, you… Read more »

The 2012 SEC Dream Schedule

Six years ago I left on my Dixieland Delight tour. I started in Knxoville and finished in Atlanta with the Florida Gators winning the SEC championship over Arkansas. The SEC has won the national title every year since the 2006 season. So clearly I’m good luck. Five years ago the book was published and tens… Read more »

The Plight of My Fanhood

Written by Andrew Appleton Aside from our looks and some mannerisms, most children inherit three main things from their parents: their religion, their politics, and their football team. This is especially true in the South where the distinction between the three is often times muddled at best and indistinguishable at worst. And although it is… Read more »

Gerald Ford and Bear Bryant Went Golfing

Written by: J.D. Frost What happens when Bear Bryant and former President Gerald Ford both play in the same charity golf tournament? In the late 1970s, I was a student at UAB, studying so much that entertainment was a premium.  Charles Boswell was a blind golfer, an Alabama native, and an extraordinary hero in many… Read more »

It’s Just One Big Game of Thrones Y’all

Written by: Brandon Priddy As the father of two small children, quiet time is rare. One of those nuggets of tranquility I enjoy is when I’m mowing the lawn. After the drone of the motor fades into the rear of my consciousness, there’s really nothing to distract me from some deep thinking. And while I should probably be taking the… Read more »

Seven Things To Know About Michael Phelps’s New Girlfriend

I know the world is currently being seduced by a man whose catchphrase is “jeah!” and who most likely has a pair of these in every color, but Lochte just doesn’t quite do it for me.  Nope, I’ve been lusting over Michael Phelps since 2004 when I first laid eyes on that abnormally long, bony… Read more »

Outkick the Coverage’s Bullpen Launches Next Week

A little over a year ago Outkick the Coverage launched. Since that launch date millions of you have stopped by, we’ve had a lot of fun, and hopefully y’all have as well. On the day we launched you may remember that I said we wanted to feature your writing as well. That’s why we’ve kept the Bullpen tab… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Bobby Petrino’s Tears Edition

By the time you read this I will be in Greenwood, Mississippi attending the wedding that followed our epic bachelor party in Las Vegas. Our beaver pelt trader of the week is Usain Bolt, who is the fastest human in the history of the world. And if that doesn’t get you the beaver pelt trader… Read more »

Tyler Bray: American Hero, Stephen Garcia Disciple

In the past month Tyler Bray has been accused of “jet ski hotdogging” and throwing beer bottles off his apartment balcony at cars below. This is important news because after Steve Spurrier finally kicked Stephen Garcia off the South Carolina team we thought we’d have to wait a long time until another Garcia would arrive… Read more »

We Must Fight Short Shorts, Now!

Satan must be pretty busy down there these days. Not only is he mass-producing Cowbells and Crocs, but now he’s working over-time making short shorts.   (Just to clarify, these are made for people who possess male genitalia. I own shorts with a longer inseam than that. Seriously. Let’s ge tahold of ourselves here, guys.) If you… Read more »

Sports Media Realignment Is Here: Who are the Winners and Losers?

For a long time ESPN ruled as a cable sports monopoly. Sure, there were challengers to the ESPN throne, but they did dumb things like hire Tom Arnold and try to mix sports and other programming — Turner Sports. For much of the last 15 years ESPN has been the unrivaled king of the cable sports marketplace.… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: The Repopulating the Earth Fantasy Draft

Okay, it’s mailbag time. Apologies for falling a day behind on part two of the bachelor party column, but now I’m caught up and it’s mailbag time. Meaning you get two long articles from me this Friday to help the weekend get here faster than you could have hoped. (I know you’re not working today).… Read more »

Our 2012 Bachelor Party Weekend in Las Vegas: Part Two

You can read part one of the bachelor party trip here.     18. At around 8:30 we wake up.   I ask Kai what happened and he tells me. Background on Kai, he’s one of the most ridiculous people in the world. One story that will sum him up. Last year we were set to… Read more »