Category: OKTC

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What if Television Executives Could Set up a 16 Team Football Super Conference?

Television is driving all of conference realignment.  Whether it’s the Longhorn Network that precipitated last year’s slate of realignment or the massive rights deal recently inked by the SEC that set rights fees soaring into the stratosphere, television is the driving force behind the seismic shifts in college athletics.  But most of these shifts are… Read more »

How Crushing Would a Florida State — Miami Departure Be to the ACC?

The ACC’s hopes to ever be a relevant football conference hangs in the balance right now while Florida State’s brain trust contemplates a divorce and remarriage with the Big 12.  Yes, the Big 12, erstwhile dead man walking for the past three seasons has the potential to deal a crippling blow to ACC football.  Why?… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Breastfeeding Moms Edition

I’ve never threatened divorce or even really thought of it, as Charles Barkley once told me via Denzel Washington — this is true — “She may leave me, but I ain’t never leaving her,” — but this week’s “Time” cover would have done it. How could a dad allow his son to appear on this… Read more »

Coach Cal Cartoon Turns Kentucky In to Middle East

Yesterday the Lexington newspaper published this cartoon, taking a shot at Kentucky coach John Calipari’s NCAA history and a recent contretemps over continuing the Indiana basketball series.  Predictably, Kentucky fans, the dumbest fan base in the country, took the jab with good humor, realized that cartoons are, you know, cartoons, and moved on about their… Read more »