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 »


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 »

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 »