Owner of T-Town Menswear Had Alabama Sideline Passes in 2009 and 2010

After Outkickthecoverage.com reported on the odd relationship between T-Town Menswear and Alabama football, the university provided word to OKTC and ESPN that it had sent a cease and desist letter to the store’s owner in December of 2010 and found nothing improper in the relationship between the store and its players. But as further investigation ensues the connections between… Read more »

Alabama Releases Cease and Desist Letter to T-Town Menswear, Confirms Autographs Were Sold

This evening the University of Alabama released a cease and desist letter dated December 22, 2010 to Outkickthecoverage.com. We have replicated the letter in its entirety below for your review. The blockbuster revelation from the letter is that it confirms that Tom Albetar, the owner of T-Town Menswear was, in fact, “selling or distributing…items depicting current… Read more »

The Pac 12’s Business Model Will Change College Athletics

(Note: our sports business writer’s employee would not appreciate him writing for this site. That is understandable since he works in the industry. Hence we have disguised him with the name Mookie Blaylock — his choice.) At the Southeastern Conference spring meetings in 2009, the SEC was sitting at the top of college sports by… Read more »

Did T-Town Menswear Cause an NCAA Violation For Alabama?

You know the drill these days. You go to the bar to celebrate the launch of your website with a bunch of great people, come home planning to fall into bed and dream about what gifts Les Miles might give us all at SEC Media Days tomorrow, and instead find a collection of emails in the… Read more »

Alabama Notifies OKTC Of Cease and Desist Letter Sent to T-Town Menswear In December 2010

Hoover, AL In the wake of Outkickthecoverage.com’s report early this morning that multiple Alabama players had their autographed jerseys and helmets used to advertise T-Town Men’s Wear, a men’s suit store in Tuscaloosa, Alabama has notified OKTC’s David Wasson that the program sent a cease and desist letter to T-Town’s Men’s Wear in December of… Read more »

Is Florida’s Will Muschamp Crazy?

Hoover, Al Perhaps the most uncomfortable feeling one man can have in the presence of another (at least in the context of a civilized conversation) is when Man A gives the distinct impression that he would just as well mutilate Man B as converse with him.   Man A at SEC Media Days on Wednesday was… Read more »

Hot Seat Diaries: The Tale of Georgia’s Mark Richt

HOOVER, Ala. – Mark Richt appeared comfortable and at ease standing at the podium Thursday morning for SEC Media Days.   Good thing he wasn’t sitting down, because the Bulldog-shaped, 500-degree grill that would meet his posterior would insta-sear normal mortals. Richt, who is about to start his 11th season as head coach and Chief… Read more »

I hate the SEC

Man I hate the SEC.  In fact, most of the country does.   I know what you’re thinking… “What’s this all about, JT?  I thought this was an SEC website? And how can I be as tall and as good looking as you?”   That’s a lot of questions there, fella.     First off, 6’3″… Read more »

Decoding Mike Slive

HOOVER, ALA As anyone with an internet feed or access to ESPNU – or, for that matter, was among the 1.2 million “credentialed media” inside the main ballroom at The Wynfrey in Hoover, Ala., — on Wednesday, SEC Commissioner/Big-Time Football Right Reverend Michael Lawrence Slive took to the main podium in an attempt to right all… Read more »

Smelly Cam Pimp-Bama Fan Makes His Debut At SEC Media Days

As anyone who has ever been to SEC media days knows, there are a ton of crazy, ridiculous characters that show up to take in the festivities. That’s even though, you know, they aren’t actually allowed to do anything but stand outside the ropes and gawk. The largest group of fans, and this will come… Read more »

Mike Slive Creates A Paradigm Shift of His Own

Hoover, Ala Mike Slive is the most powerful man in college athletics because he’s capable of winning one argument after another. But he’s also the most powerful man in college athletics because he understands what arguments he can’t win. In today’s state of the SEC address, Slive faced a tough obstacle — on the day… Read more »

The Outkick The Coverage Manifesto

At OutkicktheCoverage, theOKTC.com, we promise to entertain you. And make you smarter. And make your penis or breasts larger. That’s our promise to you. It’s. What. We. Do. We also promise that we’re not going to be anything like the local newspaper that you don’t read. Or the big websites that you don’t read either.… Read more »