Ladies Mailbag: gift giving edition

John M asks, What’s the cutoff for grown men and body paint at sporting events? Shouldn’t that be over 20?  The cutoff is 22. So no post college-aged guys. That includes you, 7th-year senior. 25 and still in college? Good for you! You’re special. But you can no longer wear body paint.   This is a… Read more »

SEC Wins Another Title, Dominates National Signing Day

It’s not quite noon and according to Rivals the SEC has the 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 12th best recruiting classes in the nation. That’s seven of the top 12 classes in the nation. Not to be outdone, 247 Sports has the SEC with the 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 11 classes… Read more »

Could United States Dispute Lead to Online Sports Gambling?

It hasn’t gotten much attention, but the tiny island nation of Antigua and Barbuda scored a major victory over the United States last week. Over a decade ago Antigua and Barbuda emerged as an offshore gambling haven for American sports gamblers who wanted to bet on games but who didn’t live in Nevada. The island nation leapt at the… Read more »

Super Bowl 47 Drinking Game

Okay, y’all are demanding #cbsdrink for today’s Super Bowl. And who am I turn to you guys down. For those who haven’t played before, the rules are simple, you play along at #cbsdrink on Twitter. Whether you’re at a big Super Bowl party or watching alone, all can play. So without further ado, here’s Outkick… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Charlie Strong at Lil’ Wayne Edition

At 1:30 in the morning last night just as Lil’ Wayne finished his set at the Bud Light Hotel — he followed up Outkast’s Big Boi and put on an absolutely unbelievable show — a short, stout black man with a massive chest nearly overran me as everyone headed for the exits. It took me a moment to… Read more »

Sportsbook Superlatives

Every hotel in Las Vegas is not created equally. Sportsbooks are built to reflect the personality of the hotel and each one caters to a very distinct type of sports bettor.  Whether you’re seeking a tailgate atmosphere, technological bonanza, or betting buffet there are options here in town providing that uniquely Vegas experience. In an… Read more »

Is N.C. State Ready for the SEC?

By John Mundy As rumors continue to swirl about the Atlantic Coast Conference’s inevitable demise, I’ve kept an ear to the ground for the latest realignment talk. In particular, any talk surrounding what Clay Travis and others believe to be the ACC’s most SEC-worthy applicants.  And by “SEC-worthy applicants” I mean N.C. State and Virginia… Read more »

The 7 Women Who Have Most Outkicked Their Coverage

Lara Travis Hello, my name is Lara Travis. I am Clay’s wife. Yes, he’s actually married. To a real woman. Shocking, I know. Earlier this week Clay announced the Outkick the Coverage Hall of Fame for 2012. He acknowledged in that article that women could outkick their coverage too. That got me wondering, which women have most outkicked their coverage? We… Read more »

A Proposition for you

The betting sentiment around the Super Bowl is that if you can’t find something to bet on, you aren’t looking hard enough. Proposition bets are big business with oddsmakers around the world using the 2 weeks leading up to the title to test their creativity and revenue generating potential. Nielsen ratings, Gatorade bath color, Beyonce’s… Read more »

Why I Love Marshall Henderson

This is going to be a column about why I love Ole Miss’s Marshall Henderson, but first let me ask you this question — what happened to villain athletes? Remember back in the day when some athletes reveled in being hated? Bill Laimbeer, Charles Barkley, John McEnroe, Reggie Miller, Dennis Rodman, Barry Bonds, John Starks, Mike Tyson the… Read more »

5 Reasons Why an MLS Team Should Be the Next Pro Sports Team in Nashville

By Landon Magee The debate opened up last night on twitter; which professional sport should invade Nashville next? The popular thoughts in the south are, of course, an MLB or NBA team. Many people disagree.  It seems like a week doesn’t go by without hearing Nashville’s praises in one article or another. The New York… Read more »

Announcing the Inaugural Outkick the Coverage Hall of Fame Class

It’s time to announce a new feature to Outkick the Coverage, our hall of fame. You can see the hall of fame gallery here. 2012 was the first full year in OKTC history. As such, it made sense that we have an inaugural hall of fame class for 2012. The first year’s hall of fame class was decided… Read more »

Superbowl facts and figures

It gets more hype than any event in North American sports. No, I’m not talking about the annual clash of the titans between Alabama and LSU for SEC West bragging rights. Come Sunday, February 3rd all the build-up, media hype, and anticipation reaches a crescendo when Baltimore and San Francisco compete for the Lombardi trophy.… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Naming a Baby Athlete Edition

So it turns out that Manti Te’o was actually talking to a female cousin of Tuiasosopo’s named Tina. Her picture is at the top of the mailbag today Here’s a prediction for you guys that I made on Twitter last weekend — Te’o and his fake dead girlfriend, Tina, will end up dating in real life.… Read more »

SEC to EPL Translation Guide

By Dantzler Smith College football is over and the NFL is nearing the end. As a football fan, this can result in depression or being forced to spend time with your loved ones. Fortunately, there is an alternative to those unappealing outcomes: start following English Premier League (EPL) soccer. It’s an obvious transition when you… Read more »

Manti Te’o’s Fake Dead Girlfriend Was a Man

It’s doubtful I will ever be able to write a better Outkick the Coverage headline than: Manti Te’o’s Fake Dead Girlfriend Was a Man. With the New York Post’s revelations today that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo pretended to be a girl for hundreds of hours of phone conversations with Manti Te’o, the weirdest story in college football history has taken another ridiculous… Read more »

Defending Notre Dame

By John Mundy Step one: put them in the national title game against the SEC champ. Step two: Rinse. Step three: Repeat. Notre Dame defended.  Okay, that’s a terrible joke. Especially since this isn’t about football. Not on the field, at least. What I’m referring to is the inundation of media coverage surrounding Manti Te’o… Read more »

Top 25 Highest Rated Sports Talk Stations For December 2012

Last year Outkick the Coverage started publishing a seasonal guide to the top-rated sports talk radio stations in the country. That’s because amazingly this information wasn’t available anywhere. If you wanted to know which station dominated its market more than any other, you couldn’t find that information anywhere. I thought that was illogical. Our top 25… Read more »

JaMarcus Russell’s Comeback Has Obstacles, Boobs

Last night came news that JaMarcus Russell is planning a comeback. Today comes evidence that Jamarcus Russell’s comeback needs a lot of work. Local Baton Rouge station 104.5 provided these photos to Outkick the Coverage. This is JaMarcus Russell, looking like an oversized yeti in a basketball jersey, at a popular Baton Rouge restaurant. Yes, this is… Read more »