All That and a Bag of Mail: How Dumb Is Aaron Hernandez Edition?

The Friday mailbag is here so you guys can stop pretending to work.  It’s time to relax and dive in to an escape. And, honestly, make sure you read the final mailbag question. It’s a work of art.   Our beaver pelt traders of the week? The Prancing Elites of Mobile, Alabama.  They’re an all… Read more »

Awkward Fan Photos: Kentucky Fan Married In Basketball Jersey

Kentucky basketball and Alabama football fans consistently do the most ridiculous things. That’s because the two fandoms are mirror images of each other.  Back in April we brough you the Bama fan who was married standing outside the spring game in a Stabler jersey, jean shorts, and a houndstooth hat.  Now, via Kentucky Sports Radio… Read more »

Can LeBron Dr. Phil His Team to a Title?

The 2013 Miami Heat are a wayward and fractious lot, riven by ego and feelings and constantly in need of affirmation.  This year LeBron James hasn’t so much become an indomitable force of basketball will as he has a psychologist, Dr. Phil sitting on a couch with his head in his hands nodding quietly and… Read more »

Kentucky Extends SEC’s Brand Into Ohio

The Kentucky Wildcats are number two in the nation in recruiting.  In football.  Really, this has happened.  Stop with all your — “But it’s June!” — Tweets and consider the accomplishment of first year head coach Mark Stoops. I don’t care what month it is, did you ever think Kentucky would be number two in… Read more »

Miss Utah Is In Favor of Creating Education Better

Last night was the Miss USA pageant.  I missed it trying to fly back from New York City thanks to our three hour delay in LaGuardia, but tons of you were Tweeting me throughout the night about the pageant. I appreciate that because ordinarily I love watching pageants. In particular, I love watching pageant contestants… Read more »

A woman’s guide to outkicking your coverage

In movies, the awkward fat kid in the corner wins over the head cheerleader because he’s nicer than the quarterback. By now we all know this is bullshit. If you don’t look like Ryan Gosling, you won’t win her by being nice. During sorority rush, nice was how we described a girl we wanted to… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: What if Groom Says No to Bachelor Party

Okay, it’s mailbag time.  On Thursday.  Yes, I answered your prayers for something to entertain you while you pretended to work. And Lori will have a good article on Friday to distract you too. So don’t complain too much about me making you work on Friday. I’m off to New York this afternoon for a… Read more »

The Second Best Conference in College Football

by P. Joseph Donovan Second best isn’t that bad. It gets you a silver medal (the Olympics), a BJ (sex), or $67 billion (Bill Gates). In College Football, second place gets you a sizeable slice of what is now the second most popular sport in America. That’s actually kind of zen, now that I think… Read more »

The Rise of Mobile And What it Means For Sports Media

In late February of 2011 we added a specific mobile site for Outkick the Coverage. I could tell based on social media driving our readership — 60% of our traffic is social now, which is astoundingly large for a site — that many of you were reading on Twitter or Facebook and sharing our stories… Read more »

AJ McCarron and the Ole Miss Playboy Model

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron has become a bona fide star in the last six months. His girlfriend, Katherine Webb, has also parlayed her BCS title fame into something of a career, she’s now famous for being famous and this leads to appearances and attention across the country.  But all has not been perfect for the… Read more »

Bret Bielema Is Outkick the Coverage Grand Champion

Bret Bielema met his wife Jen at a Las Vegas blackjack table.  That fact alone immediately endeared him to Outkick the Coverage. Since then Bielema has taken a shot at Nick Saban and said the Big Ten was jealous of the SEC.  So he’s quickly become one of our favorite coaches in the country who’s… Read more »

College Football Games of the Year

Today is a major summer milestone on the sports betting calendar in Las Vegas. For the 7th straight year, the Golden Nugget is opening their menu of college football game of the year lines before anyone else in the city. The 248 games that include some of the season’s most high profile contests will be… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Kids Pooping in the Yard Edition

It’s Friday, y’all aren’t working and it’s time to dive into yet another mailbag.  I praise you guys pretty frequently, but, honestly, the mailbag questions just get better and better. So do the readership numbers. The mailbag is the most consistently popular thing we do at OKTC and it’s because you guys are asking great… Read more »

Orlando Shaw Has 22 Children By 14 Women

Orlando Shaw has 22 children by 14 different women.  The local Nashville CBS station caught up with him outside the Metro Courthouse and conducted an interview about how this could happen. The result? Interview gold.   You’re going to want to watch again and again.  Because it is completely and totally spectacular.  There are so… Read more »

Awkward Fan Photos: Justin Bieber at Pacers-Heat Game 7

Last night’s Game 7 had as much suspense as a cobra fighting a mouse.  The Miami Heat took total control in the second quarter and from there it was pretty much a blowout. So who ended up stealing the show? Justin Bieber and the worst celebrity outfit in the history of NBA courtside seats. Much… Read more »

Gordon Gee, Catholics, and Checklist America

I’m a gay Muslim on Twitter and Outkick the Coverage.  Why? For two reasons: 1. to coopt the stupidity of consistent “your gay’ taunts on social media and embrace my gayness and 2. because it illuminates the continuing stupidity of the American social discourse. That is, we use the speaker’s background as de facto freedom… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: AJ’s Mobile Tattoo Is Amazing

Photos have finally surfaced of AJ McCarron’s tattoo that features the Mobile skyline.  And they are glorious. McCarron’s tattoo is fabulous, a true work of art.  Our beaver pelt trader of the week is Bosinian farmer Blazo Grkovic who strangled a bear to death with his bare hands when it attacked him. You’ll recall that… Read more »

15 Types Of College Football Status Updates on Facebook

(originally published 9/13/12) My Facebook news feed is good for two things: 1)   Arguments about politics. 2)   Arguments about college football. I expect Facebook to explode with so much Obama and Alabama hyperbole that the two eventually become one. Obamabama? Anyway, to help my fellow college football fans, I thought I’d make a quick list of the… Read more »

Why Doesn’t ESPN Buy CBS’s SEC Package?

Ask anyone involved in televised sports what the best current television deal in sports is and the answer is unanimous — CBS’s first round SEC draft pick each week along with the SEC championship game for just $55 million a year.  It’s a complete and total steal — CBS has the best deal in sports. … Read more »

Anchor Down: One Vanderbilt fan’s journey from Tiananmen Square to Dudley Field

Written by Brandon Priddy (Originally published 8/28/2012) On Thursday night Vanderbilt will open their 122nd season of football in front of a sellout crowd and national TV audience. It will be an outstanding environment for college football, something that is unfortunately unique in the recent history of the Commodores. Often those stands have been half-full… Read more »