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 »

Bama Fan Gets A&M Score Tattooed On His Behind

Update: we have tracked down the butt tattoo better. And interviewed him. Enjoy.  So many of you sent me this photo of a fan with the A&M-Bama score tattooed on his behind that I assumed it had to be photoshopped. Especially since it was first sent to me a couple of hours after the game.… Read more »

Tommy Tuberville Slaps Assistant On Sideline

Tommy Tuberville just lost it on the sideline. Maybe being in Lubbock has finally caused him to flip out. I’m not sure exactly what the line is on the sideline. But I’m pretty sure that slapping a guy, while ripping off his headset, and knocking his hat off is somewhere over that line. Go ahead and take… Read more »

Derek Dooley’s Vol Tenure Ends, At Last

Today the Derek Dooley era officially ended in Knoxville. Congrats to Mizzou on a 51-48 four overtime win, but for those of us who have watched Dooley coached football teams for three years, the opponent is irrelevant. We saw incompetence on a massive scale no matter who the Vols played. Today just added to the… Read more »

Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman With Performance of Year

Tonight Johnny Manziel won the Heisman trophy. Period. If you vote for anyone else, you’re blind, deaf, and stupid. Or a Bama fan. Manziel’s performance on the road tonight was the best big game performance by any player all season. The fact that a redshirt freshman sliced and diced a Nick Saban defense for 345… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Kliff Kingsbury Crush Edition

The entire SEC is going crazy. You knew this was going to happen as soon as four head coaching jobs came open. But the jobs aren’t even officially open yet and already we’re all crazy. You should see my Twitter feed, the emails flooding into OKTC. It’s officially coaching season. And there’s never been more insanity in… Read more »

Quick Pix

Every game, every pick for the entire BCS and maybe even a few winners mixed into the fold. When it comes to college football Saturdays, everyone needs action. This time of year a plethora of teams have very little to play for each week. However fans, and more importantly gamblers, sweat the outcomes like a… Read more »

The James Franklin Wikipedia Draft

By Loren Sanders I’m on a flight from Minneapolis to Anchorage. Knowing I have only an iPod to accompany the Sky Mall catalog, I felt immense pressure to sleep. Then the flight attendant announced wifi was available on the plane – fantastic – but only until we reached Canadian airspace. For those of you who… Read more »

Lane Kiffin’s USC Team Cheats Again: Student Manager Takes Blame

Lane Kiffin is at it again. The man who has made cheating, both large and small, an art form, is now embroiled in another ridiculous scandal, this one about the proper inflation of the USC team balls, the ones his offense used in last week’s game against Oregon. Why would the balls be less than fully inflated? Because it makes them easier to… Read more »

Bobby Petrino’s Dad Tries To Get Him Kentucky Job

Bobby Petrino needs a job. Badly. And like a lot of y’all out there who went back home to live with mom and dad during the bad economy, Petrino went to hang out at his parent’s house for several weeks in October. While there he went on hikes with mom and watched football with dad. Now his… Read more »

Auburn Hits New Low: Bama Wins Iron Bowl T-Shirts Already Designed

Things are bad on the Plains. Auburn can’t beat anyone. Jonna Chizik has blamed the devil for Auburn’s losses. No one even bothers to go to the games anymore. Even Cam Newton’s bag man is giving away his tickets. No one is all in. Did the Tigers play “All I Do Is Win,” on the jumbotron after… Read more »

SEARCHING FOR HERSCHEL

By Craig Hayes I took a rare sick day this week after a brief bout with the flu. I’ve been lucky with my health over the years, and I don’t take many vacations, so it is rare for me to be home on a weekday. Since I was too groggy from a fever to read,… Read more »

Mark Richt Diagrams Swing Injury on Dry Erase Board

Earlier this morning I tweeted y’all the heartbreaking story of Mark Richt’s hip injury. It seems that he severely injured himself while trying to impress his wife with how high he could swing on a swing set. While most of us gave up this past-time in second, third, or fourth grade — there was no… Read more »

Alabama Fan’s Legs Are Tide Fans Too

Most of us aren’t concerned with ensuring that if we wear shorts and someone is walking behind us that they know which team we root for. Then again, most of us aren’t Bama fans. Meet our newest awkward fan photo to star a Bama fan. This picture was snapped by Nashville singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb at the… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: 2012 Election Edition

My political career ended in 2002 when I was fired from a congressional campaign for leaving without proper authorization and wrecking the candidate’s wife’s Volvo. I was working on the congressional campaign of Jim Cooper, now Nashville’s congressman, after my first year of law school and I went to visit my then-girlfriend, now wife, in… Read more »

Prognosticators vs Pollsters: Election 2012 by the Numbers

Every four years we all become “experts” in the oft forgotten political realm, bandwagoneers if you will. Party lines aren’t drawn by institutional ties or by your college football allegiance but rather by the compulsion to actually feel involved in our civic duty. Just like the popularity polls in college football, everyone has their own… Read more »

Chances of Four Undefeateds Rises to Seven Percent

Last week our buddy Paul Bessire stopped by OKTC to shed some statistical light on the odds that Alabama, Kansas State, Oregon, and Notre Dame would all finish undefeated. The odds were very low. Then Notre Dame squeaked by Pitt in triple overtime, Alabama scored a touchdown with under a minute to play at LSU,… Read more »

You know you shouldn’t be gambling when…

We all go through patches as gamblers, it’s part of the inevitable evolution. No one wakes up one morning, makes the decision to become a professional bettor, and achieves instant success. Like any skilled vocation, picking winners often enough to call it a career takes time and comes with plenty of life lessons on the… Read more »

Starting 11: Notre Dame is a fraud

Notre Dame is a BCS title fraud. Anyone who watched the Irish win in three overtimes against a choking Pittsburgh team knows that the Irish would stand no shot against legitimate competition. In fact, anyone with half a brain who watched Texas A&M play this weekend, knows that the Aggies, who I presently have as the fifth… Read more »