How Yahoo Sports Became ESPN’s Biggest Competitor

ESPN has no true competition right now in the world of television. Any sporting event that it truly wants to air, it can. CBS, Comcast, and Fox are all hoping to put together business plans that can slice away at ESPN’s insurmountable lead in this arena, but that seems unlikely. That’s because all of those… Read more »

It’s Time for SEC vs. Pac-12 to Open Season

It’s rare that college football ideas come from watching international soccer matches. But such was the case when I found myself sprawled on the couch at my in-law’s rooting for the US to beat Mexico in the Gold Cup final this summer. For those who aren’t aware, the Gold Cup occurs every two years and… Read more »

Things I’ve learned since living in SEC territory

A lot of you people were born and bred in SEC territory, raised on all things football, just innately understanding that “garnet” is South Carolina, and “crimson” is Alabama. And both look “red.” But you don’t say “red.” Or “maroon.” Unless you went to Mississippi State. Which is apparently something completely different than Ole Miss.… Read more »

Bama Fan Death Threats: All That and a Bag of Mail

I could have made this entire mailbag praise from Alabama fans for writing about the NCAA’s continuing investigation of Auburn last week when the site launched. Bama fans fell over backward thanking me for being the only truth teller in the South, the only person willing to stand up to Auburn. Meanwhile Tiger fans spewed… Read more »

I kind of, maybe a little bit, don’t really like your team

I heard an Auburn fan tell this joke last week: “What do an Alabama fan and a maggot have in common? They can both live off a dead bear for 20 years.”  In a hormonal rage — I’m pregnant remember — I threw down my glass, kicked off my shoes, sat in the middle of the… Read more »

What If the Steelers James Harrison Had to Find Another Job?

Have you ever had one of those friends that’s just a supreme douchebag?  You know who I’m talking about.  The friend who splashes gutter water on little kids walking home from school, then cackles with joy while flipping them off and driving away?  The friend who thought “wedgies” were hilarious…basically like every blond ass— antagonist… Read more »

Air Conditioning and the State of Florida’s Rise to Sports Dominance

In 1902 Willis Carrier invented air-conditioning in Buffalo, New York. Carrier didn’t know it yet, but he’d just reversed the outcome of the Civil War, producing the single greatest weapon in the history of the American South, the ability to be cool in our long, hot, sultry summers. Four years later, in 1906, inventors in Belmont, North… Read more »

Julio Jones Signing a Stack of Jerseys in T-Town Menswear

Every day brings a new revelation that makes Alabama’s explanation for what went down at T-Town Menswear look more and more artificial. Today, meet Julio Jones, man of many suits, as he signs a stack of personalized jerseys inside T-Town Menswear. The photo is courtsey of SportsByBrooks, you need to click the link to see how… Read more »

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari Split: I’m Crushed

In a long list of things I can’t handle, the termination of an otherwise beautiful love story falls somewhere in between:   1. Five-finger toe shoes; (Just when you thought the omnipotent reign of Crocs was slowly and mercifully coming to an end, we are now subjected to these wearable little pieces of Hell, possibly… Read more »

The Complicated Mistress

’96. You tackle now-NFL fullback Heath Evans nine times in your final high school football game.  We’ll start with that — he’s SEC.  You tackle Heath Evans, and he kips-up and says “Awesome tackle, man!” every time you hit him and it really sounds sincere, and then he bounces back to his huddle and stares… Read more »

How in the world could Alabama players have known their jerseys were for sale?

Outkickthecoverage.com has obtained a picture of the kiosk in the center of the Tuscaloosa Mall. (Some now say this is the Galleria Mall. Either way the kiosks were visually the same. So now we know that there were actually autographed jerseys from current players at multiple locations). The Tuscaloosa kiosk is where Alabama actually addressed the cease and desist letter it… Read more »

Alabama’s Timeline Makes No Sense; Nick Saban Comments on Story

On Friday morning outkickthecoverage.com broke the story of the shady relationship between T-Town Menswear and the Alabama football program. Later that morning Alabama shot down the legitimacy of that story by saying it had sent a cease and desist letter to the store back in December. Alabama also said that it had not contacted anyone… Read more »

Why Is Trent Richardson Out To Dinner with Tom Albetar?

As the story surrounding T-Town Menswear continues to grow — USA Today had it on the front page of today’s newspaper — and the Birmingham News sent two reporters to the store yesterday, including lead columnist Kevin Scarbinsky who noted what appears to be Trent Richardson’s BCS game jersey on the wall, Alabama continues to… Read more »

Tebow Time in Denver

Thank you sweet, baby Jesus!  NFL Football is back! Now I can stop pretending like I care about baseball, or that I am excited about women’s soccer and our 2nd place World Cup team (thanks for killing soccer in America, Japan!  That’s a good step towards gaining our forgiveness for Pearl Harbor, and all those… Read more »

Pac 12 sizzle video aces SAT vocabulary test, nails bad Faulkner

The Pac 12 released a new video that answers the question, what would a football sizzle video about the Pac 12 sound like if it also doubled as bad William Faulkner. You must watch this video to see that Colorado is described as a “progressive powerhouse” that “stands shoulder to shoulder with the Rocky Mountains.”… Read more »

Alabama’s Timeline Makes No Sense; Nick Saban Comments on Story

On Friday morning outkickthecoverage.com broke the story of the shady relationship between T-Town Menswear and the Alabama football program. Later that morning Alabama shot down the legitimacy of that story by saying it had sent a cease and desist letter to the store back in December. Alabama also said that it had not contacted anyone… Read more »

Julio Jones: Man of Many Suits

When I was in college, I had one suit. It was crappy, ill-fitting, and I wore it rarely. No one I knew in college had more than two suits. Post-graduation that didn’t change much. Nor did it change much after I began practicing law. I had one suit hanging on the back of the door and another… Read more »

Players Don’t Respect the NCAA; It’s Time for Change

I am a West Coast homer and hopefully will bring some much needed PAC-12 (Conference of Champions) love to the site. Born and raised in Los Angeles. Both parents went to UCLA.  Dad grew up in the Bay Area and Mom in LA. My parents have had season tickets to UCLA football games since the… Read more »