Kentucky Fires Joker Phillips

Yesterday Joker Phillips’s Kentucky team lost 40-0 to Vanderbilt in front of a tiny crowd. Today athletic director Mitch Barnhart bowed to the inevitability of a 1-9 football season, firing head coach Joker Phillips in the third year of his UK tenure. There were just over 19,000 people actually in the stadium for the Vandy… Read more »

Alabama’s Dream Lives

Baton Rouge  In the wake of his team’s win over South Carolina, Les Miles called Tiger Stadium the place where opponent’s dreams go to die in a post-game interview. But on Saturday night in Death Valley, with the largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history roaring, and just over a minute left in a game that his team was… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: High School Speaker Edition

The mailbag’s going up early today because I’m speaking at my high school, Martin Luther King Magnet, at honors assembly day. I’m really excited about this because it’s the first time I’ll have ever been to a high school assembly and not been a virgin. I can’t tell you what a difference this will make. I… Read more »

Johnny Manziel’s Night Was Even Better Than We Thought

Yesterday OKTC brought you photos of Johnny “Scooby Doo” Manziel’s great Halloween night in College Station. You knew it was a good night, but now we know it was a great night.  How? Thanks to the fine guys at Hookah Station in the Northgate District who submit this photo from Halloween night. If I was Kevin Sumlin this… Read more »

10 reasons betting college football is better than sex

Football, betting, sex, and alcohol: the four passions shared by the American male. Trying to rank these 4 is a task rivaled in its complexity by only that of trying to comprehend the intricacies of the BCS. However, what fun is any kind of rankings if there’s no level of difficulty to stir debate. Without further… Read more »

Watch Me Sing Young MC’s Bust a Move

Saturday night I got went to a Halloween party and decided to karaoke to Young MC’s “Bust a Move.” Yes, I was wearing a Stay Puft Marshmallow man t-shirt and a white hat that makes gay sailors everywhere drool with envy. Proving that everyone on OKTC is equally opportunity — from stupid Bama fans to me —… Read more »

Johnny Manziel Does Work In Scooby Doo Costume

Yesterday we had the OKTC Halloween costume contest. Today, well, today Johnny Football would have been in the running for best costume. Certainly, that is, if my four and two year old Scooby Doo obsessed kids could vote. (This morning, and I’m not joking, my boys got into an argument over who gets to dress… Read more »

Alabama Sends Jon Gruden Endorsement to Recruits

On this week’s Monday Night Football ESPN’s Jon Gruden had this to say about the Alabama Crimson Tide, “This 49ers team is as physical on both sides as anyone. They remind me of how Alabama plays.” A few days later, Alabama is making sure that all of its recruits are aware of the comment as well, mailing… Read more »

Greed and the Football Reformation

By Dantzler Smith The NFL’s replacement referees taught NFL fans what the fans of college football already knew. While Steve Young and other NFL commentators, in exasperated tones, expanded their vocabulary to encompass economic principles like ‘inelastic demand’, college football fans should’ve shrugged in indifference to the near tantrums of the talking heads. Fans of… Read more »

Top 12 Halloween Costumes For 2012

Halloween is here. I know because my four year old woke me up this morning screaming, “I get candy today, candy!” Y’all have been inundating me with your Halloween costumes on Twitter. I’ve retweeted a bunch of them and tried to save the pictues to my phone as you send them to me. This means that… Read more »

Mizzou Sells T-Shirt After Beating Kentucky

Y’all know I loved everything about my trip to Mizzou. Loved the fans, the town, the stadium atmosphere, everything about the new addition to the SEC. But Mizzou’s football team has been bad this year. Not bad because they joined the SEC, just bad because the Tigers are a bad football team. I still believe that… Read more »

LSU-Alabama CBS Drinking Game: 2012 Edition

The CBS drinking game is back. I know, I know, I’ve been lax in setting up the games this season. There should have been a drinking game for the big game doubleheader, LSU at Florida and Georgia at South Carolina. And I should have had a drinking game last weekend for the Cocktail Party and…basically… Read more »

Chances Bama, Oregon, Kansas State, and Notre Dame Finish Undefeated: Tiny

I love the work that really talented probabilities guys do with football. (Honestly, I love the work that all probability guys do. That’s why I’m currently reading Nate Silver’s, The Signal and the Noise, which is fascinating. As a general rule we consistently underrate the likelihood of upsets in college football. Especially with our predictions.  That’s why a guy… Read more »

Black & Bronze: On the Gameday Podium Vanderbilt Students Come in Dead Last

By Thomas Sanders Cheering for Vanderbilt is a little like chasing the dragon, except painfully opposite. Instead of needing more and more success to flood the brain with dopamine, I’ve built up such a tolerance for disappointment that it requires an inordinate amount of failure for me to even feel pain anymore. You know, like… Read more »

The BCS MESS: Pointspread Projections for every national title game scenario

We’ve got controversy! Every installment of the BCS leaves us wanting answers as we try to make sense of the national championship picture. Kansas St looked impressive again Saturday using a dominating 3rd quarter to put away an underrated Texas Tech side. Oregon took out Colorado, showcashing their explosive offense with 8 consecutive TD drives… Read more »

STANDING TOE TO TOE WITH FRANKENSTORM

Greetings from Frankenstorm’s bullseye. Don’t you just love that it isn’t enough for weather forecasters to try and scare the crap out of everyone once a large storm develops, but now they have to give them ominous nicknames as well? “Snowicane!!” “Frankenstorm!” Weathermen, and women, like this make me pine for the days when all… Read more »

Starting 11: Toddler Derek Dooley Jumps to Gruden Ship

You know things are rough for Derek Dooley when even Toddler Derek Dooley, last year’s Volunteer state sensation, is dressing up as Jon Gruden this Halloween. Mom Cortney sends this email to OKTC: “People have been asking how we could possibly top my son’s Halloween costume from last year. Honestly, since Saturdays have become so increasingly heartbreaking… Read more »

Titan Cheerleaders Dressed Up For Halloween

Halloween weekend is the best NFL cheerleading week of the year. That’s because NFL cheerleaders get to dress up in even hotter costumes than their normal cheerleading outfits. Well, the head of Titans cheerleading, Stacie Kinder, was kind enough to send along some Titan cheerleader photos to Outkick the Coverage. She wants to make sure… Read more »

BCS Standings Week 3 2012: Alabama and Kansas State

Week three of the BCS standings arrives with budding controversy, what else is new? Alabama, Oregon, and Kansas State will all be favored to win every game remaining on their schedules and Notre Dame, fresh off an upset road win at Oklahoma, will be favored to win every remaining game with the exception of at… Read more »

Jon Gruden Fever Grows: Chucky Watched UT-Cocks On Flight

As the Vols lost their 12th SEC game in the past 13 contests, Tennessee fans struggled to look for any bright spots on Twitter. Then, out of nowhere, came a Gruden sighting. Jon Gruden, the man that every Vol fan hopes will be the next UT coach, was on a flight from Houston to Phoenix. At least… Read more »