Category: OKTC

The Ten Commandments of College Football

It’s college football’s opening week, like Christmas morning for adults. I’m so excited I could barely sleep last night. The best and shortest season of the year is officially here. Over the next 13 weeks you will live or die based upon a fourth down decision, stand in your living room and pace, scream at… Read more »

The Secret Weapon: Pablo Sanchez

Written by Jackson Martin So The Harvard College Sports Analysis Collective is at it again, trying to destroy my entire childhood. You might remember them as the guys who did an incredible job of compiling the box score from Space Jam (my favorite movie of all time) or as the college blog that is way smarter than just about… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Vandy QB Cheerleader Edition

It’s hard not to like Vandy quarterback Jordan Rodgers. Last month I noticed his Twitter picture and had some fun with it as an awkward quarterback photo. In a first in the awkward photo oeuvre, Rodgers retweeted the article to his followers. That’s probably what I would do as well. And it’s what a lot of you with better senses of humor… Read more »

Da’Rick Is Da’Gone

This morning Tennessee announced that the top returning wide receiver in the SEC, Da’Rick Rogers, was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Immediately the questions that mattered most to Tennessee fans were these, how long is indefinite and what’s the suspension for? Just moments ago Dooley said the team didn’t expect Da’Rick back… Read more »

What Happens if the 2012 SEC Season Is Played 50,000 Times?

College football is eight days away and you’ve probably noticed some changes to the site. First, we’ve set up online videos to play on the right side of the screen. This is an experiment that I think is going to get better and better. The idea is simple — OKTC needs video content as well as… Read more »

Mizzou and the SEC Will Love Each Other

Written by Michael Urban If Mizzou fans are honest, they will tell you that joining the SEC is a little like Andre Iguodala joining the Olympic basketball team. It’s not that Mizzou isn’t worthy of being in the nation’s most elite conference, but the Tigers’ pedigree isn’t exactly of the same lineage as the SEC’s… Read more »

Where would the players of Friday Night Lights go to college?

Written by Brandon Weiss There were a lot of unanswered questions at the end of Friday Night Lights, including where players could have/should have gone to college. Luckily, I’m here with a list of the best fits for all of the main players in the show. Matt Saracen: Ohio Bobcats, QB Why: Ohio has a… Read more »

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 »

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 »