Massive Mismatch: Alabama vs Notre Dame no contest for oddsmakers

Title games are reserved for tight point spreads and competitive football games. The best teams in the sport should rarely be separated by more than a field goal if the system is designed to pit the best teams against one another. However, the BCS isn’t built to create the most compelling match-up in the eyes… Read more »

Starting 11: SEC Set to Defend Title

Last week I told you there were still six teams alive for the BCS title, three of whom were SEC teams. Then chaos reigned on Saturday night. Now there are just five teams alive for the title: Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, or Oregon will win the BCS title. We’ll break down exactly what needs to happen… Read more »

Derek Dooley’s UT Doology

Derek Dooley’s Tennessee tenure is now over. A couple of weeks ago I came up with the idea of putting together his greatest coaching moments with, “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday,” playing in the background. Then JT, our 3HL producer, who is simply extraordinary at his job went to work. The result.… Read more »

Alabama Family Reacts to Oregon Loss

So now we’re set up for an Alabama vs. Notre Dame national title. I’m rooting for this with all my heart because it would bring together two of the top three dumbest fan bases in America for a game with everything at stake. It’s rare that such things could happen, proof, if we needed it… Read more »

Dave Hart’s UT Coaching List

Dave Hart just finished speaking at Tennessee’s press conference announcing the firing of Derek Dooley. There were really only two interesting nuggets about who he might hire as a new coach: a. Hart said that having been a head coach was critically important which means that no coordinators are in play and b. Hart specifically referenced the… Read more »

Notre Dame, Alabama Are 1 and 2 in BCS Standings

With two weeks of BCS standings left to unveil the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide are the two leaders in the BCS title clubhouse. If Notre Dame loses to USC and Florida beats Florida State? Look out gents, it would be Florida against either Alabama or Georgia in an all SEC… Read more »

Reports: Maryland and Rutgers to the Big Ten

Moments ago ESPN’s Brett McMurphy broke news that Maryland and Rutgers are poised to leave the ACC and the Big East, respectively, to become the 13th and 14th members of the Big Ten. Rumors of Maryland’s departure began circulating late in the week, but this still comes as a bit of a shocker given that… Read more »

Les Miles Is Amazing

Les Miles just delivered the most amazing post-game address you have ever seen. Stop whatever you are doing right now and watch this. Seriously. It’s flat-out amazing. I’m not even going to spoil it for you. Just watch. And thank whoever you pray to that Les Miles is an SEC coach and you get to watch… Read more »

Vandy Demolishes Tennessee

Today James Franklin made Vanderbilt and Tennessee a rivalry. And it will remain a rivalry as long as Franklin is at Vanderbilt. Last year Derek Dooley’s Tennessee Vols triumphed over Vanderbilt and celebrated in the locker room, with Dooley remarking, “The one thing Tennessee always does is kick the s— out of Vanderbilt!” On Saturday… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: What’s the Most Dangerous State?

Okay, it’s mailbag time. And y’all absolutely delivered this week with spectacular questions. Dive in below for talk on pretty much any and everything under the sun. Our beaver pelt trader of the week is whoever filmed these Alabama fans reacting to the Texas A&M loss below. They’re fabulous. (In the meantime, yes, that’s me… Read more »

Young-ian Psychology: The Top 6 Reasons Why Athletes Go Broke

“That’s about all that can be said for plots, which anyway are just one thing after another, a what and a what and a what. Now try How and Why”  –Margaret Atwood, “Happy Endings”   Back in May, a Nevada man named Walter Samasko Jr. died and left behind $200 in the bank, $165,000 in… Read more »

Heismanziel: Johnny Football vs. Collin Klein

The Heisman Trophy race is down to two quarterbacks — Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Kansas State’s Collin Klein. You can argue otherwise, but you’ll be wrong. As such, isn’t it time we actually dive in and look at the stats of these two guys to determine who has had the superior season? Let’s start with… Read more »

The SEC’s Most Needed Stadium Upgrades

During a recent conversation regarding the Kentucky football team, a friend and I were discussing the possibility of Mike Leach coaching our beloved Wildcats.  My friend suggested UK build a pirate ship in the east end of Commonwealth Stadium to entice Leach, a la the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately, you’ll get Superman to invest in… Read more »

Confessions of a Self-Loathing SEC fan: I hate the SEC

If you are on this website, you’re here for one of two reasons: you’re either a fan of an SEC school, or you have an unhealthy amount of jealousy or hatred towards the SEC because of the national love fest and perceived dominance of the conference (especially you B1G and Ohio State fans). I happen… Read more »

Meet the SEC’s Best Allies: Lane Kiffin and Texas

The BCS has always made for strange bedfellows. But this year may make for the strangest bedfellows of all, Texas and Lane Kiffin hold the SEC’s opportunity to defend six straight BCS titles in the palms of their grimy little hands. Think about this for a minute. Texas is Kansas State’s only real threat left on its schedule. (Baylor winning… Read more »

Texas A&M Senior Pays off Bet With Butt Tattoo

Yesterday we brought you the story of a college football fan who got the Texas A&M — Bama score tattooed on his butt. We asked for your help in tracking him down. OKTC readers delivered within five hours when I received the following email. Subject line: ass tattoo “This is the guy with the tattoo.… Read more »

Texas vs. Texas A&M: A Battle For Future of Lone Star State

This past Saturday provided a perfect window into the ongoing battle for the hearts and mind of the football crazy state of Texas. On one side stood the Texas Longhorns and on the other stood the Texas A&M Aggies, each of whom adopted different strategies to grow their brand going forward. Texas gambled that the… Read more »

THE WISDOM OF AUGUSTUS MCCRAE in Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath

By Craig Hayes In the classic western Lonesome Dove, there is a wonderful scene where the novel’s resident philosopher, Augustus McCrae, implores the beautiful, yet tragic character Lorena, to appreciate the everyday, little things in life, rather than build up big dreams in your head, only to be disappointed in the end. For Gus, those… Read more »

SEC APOCALYPSE: Vegas Fallout

Saturday’s upset in Tuscaloosa sent shockwaves through the SEC.  Fallout in the betting world ran deep as well, forcing drastic changes in the college football futures market. What exactly did Alabama’s loss mean to the odds to win the BCS? The single result left a few Kansas St backers holding tickets at 100-1 and Notre… Read more »

Starting 11: SEC Still Alive For BCS Title

There are six teams still alive for the BCS title, I’ll break down all six teams and their road to the title game below in the Starting 11, but if you’re a fan of Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, your teams title chances are still pretty alive. Everyone else is eliminated from BCS title… Read more »