Category: OKTC

Awkward Fan Photos: Alabama Van Edition

Have you ever thought to yourself, you know what my Alabama fan van needs? A family portrait! No? Then clearly you aren’t a true Alabama football fan. Meet the first ever awkward family fan photo on the side of a van. Because it’s not enough for mom and dad to take responsibility for the brown van… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Alabama Van and Kentucky Leg Edition

Every now and then I get an email asking why OKTC picks on Alabama and Kentucky fans so much. The easy answer is, there’s no intent to make fun of those schools any more than any other. I’m happy to make fun of Tennessee, Florida, Ohio State, Georgia, Auburn, Michigan, Texas A&M, really, you name a… Read more »

Awkward Fan Photos; Pregnant Alabama Fan Part Two

It says something about the Alabama fan base that this is our second awkward fan photo involving a pregnant Alabama fan. If you missed our first awkward Bama fan photo, you really must read this piece and look at this photo. But now we’re back with a second pregnant Bama fan and somehow this is even… Read more »

Big Ten Fans: It’s Time To Storm the Bastille

Look, I’ve made fun of Big Ten fans.  But deep down, I kind of like y’all.  After all, I’m married to a Big Ten alum and we have two SEC/Big Ten half-breeds. Rest assured my boys will be SEC fans, but still…I feel your pain. I know that deep down all of y’all wish the… Read more »

OKTC Hall of Fame Member Lauren Tannehill Heads to HBO, Maxim

During the Texas — Texas A&M game the OKTC crew flooded me on Twitter to make sure that I’d seen Lauren Ufer, the then fiancee of Aggie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.  Immediately, by popular acclimation, we inducted Ryan and Lauren into the OKTC hall of fame. From there Lauren’s profile has only grown, she became the… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: When Do You Become a Dirty Old Man

Okay, we’ve got a fast break mailbag from Sandestin, Florida where the SEC’s spring meeting press conference just ended.  Here are the three biggest takeaways that are now official: 1. The SEC remains committed to taking the four best conference teams.  Now the battle royale is set for Chicago.  It’s the SEC, Big 12, Notre… Read more »

SEC, Big 12 & TV Networks vs. Big Ten, Pac 12, and ACC

Yesterday the battle lines became official, the Big 12 formally endorsed the idea of the top four teams advancing to a playoff.  That means the five major conferences have split with two in favor of awarding the best four teams while the Big Ten, ACC, and Pac 12 favor rewarding conference champions. (It remains to… Read more »

Mike Slive and Nick Saban: A Match Made in Playoff Heaven

Sandestin, FL Nick Saban is Mike Slive’s most trusted coaching ally when it comes to advocating for the SEC’s positions in the ongoing cold war over a college football playoff. It hasn’t gotten much attention thus far, but using Saban as the SEC’s most cogent and eloquent advocate is a stroke of brilliance by Slive.… Read more »

Clear Eyes, Full Movie Theaters

 Let me start by saying that I have much love for Tim Riggins, Taylor Kitsch, and Tim Riggins.  I sincerely hope that Taylor’s career is everything he wants it to be.  Seriously. I want him to do well. Unfortunately, 2012 has not been too kind to him.  According to Box Office Mojo, John Carter, which had a production budget… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Cereal Portrait Edition

Ah, UK basketball fans, the dumbest fan base in sports, thank you for existing.  Whether it’s your classy portrait in UK gear alongside your cocker spaniel, your gorgeous twins at the SEC tournament, or your guy eating cereal who thinks, hey, Anthony Davis’s skin is pretty much the same shade as my Reese’s Cocoa Puffs,… Read more »

Muschamp and Sumlin Engage In Lamest War of Words Ever

In a war of words that will soon you have you begging Steve Spurrier to leave the golf course and make fun of someone or something, Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin and Florida’s Will Muschamp are feuding over whether or not College Station is a nice place to visit.  Last week Will Muschamp uncorked a “zinger”… Read more »

Watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette And Women Will Sleep With You

Want to sleep with more women? Don’t know how.   The answer is easy: watch The Bachelorette on Monday nights. If you can’t do that (or refuse to do that), your only other option is to know the key players this season, and know them well enough to pretend you’re watching.   Which is where… Read more »

Virginia Tech Fans Have SEC Fever

Virginia Tech fans have caught SEC fever. I can see the early signs, the emails and Twitter messages are flooding in to OKTC, the same kind of early emails that started at Texas A&M and Missouri and slowly swept through the fanbases. Florida State’s flirtation with the Big 12 has shown Virginia Tech fans the… Read more »

The ACC’s John Swofford is the New Dan Beebe

ACC commissioner John Swofford is the new Dan Beebe.  You remember Beebe, right? Last year’s Big 12 commissioner whose perceived ineptitude in the face of seismic changes in the college landscape led to his eventual replacement by the wizened Chuck Neinas, a man so old he began his commissioner days before passing the football was… Read more »

The ACC and Big East Deathmatch Nears

Last year the Big 12 was a dead conference walking after Texas A&M and Missouri bolted for the SEC.  Then something magical happened, the Pac 12 decided it didn’t want Oklahoma. Already Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Baylor, and Texas Tech were without other conference options. Once the Pac 12 rejected Oklahoma and Oklahoma State… Read more »

College Football Needs a Commissioner

College football is the most nakedly self-interested of all the sports we love.  That’s why it’s failings are the most human, the most susceptible to special interest capture, the least logical, a banana football republic. Most sports have a common interest that unites them in pursuit of a common pot of championship gold, college football… Read more »