How ESPN Is Complicating Texas A&M to SEC Deal

OKTC has learned that one of the major points of discussion at today’s SEC president’s meeting was the potential contractual fallout of A&M’s addition to the SEC. In particular the conflicting positions of ESPN in regards to its Big 12 television deal and its existing SEC television deal. That is, ESPN has conflicting good faith obligations to… Read more »

USA Today’s Danny Sheridan Says He Knows Name of Cam Newton Payor

Danny Sheridan, USA Today’s odds handicapper, Tweeted the following message today: “I’ve been told the name of the person the NCAA feels allegedly paid Cecil Newton & where witness is. more when on Finebaum this week.” This tweet follows up on the allegation Sheridan made at SEC Media Days last month. Appearing on Paul Finebaum’s radio show… Read more »

How ESPN Is Complicating Texas A&M to SEC Deal

OKTC has learned that one of the major points of discussion at today’s SEC president’s meeting was the potential contractual fallout of A&M’s addition to the SEC. In particular the conflicting positions of ESPN in regards to its Big 12 television deal and its existing SEC television deal. That is, ESPN has conflicting good faith obligations to… Read more »

FSU and Clemson Have No Shot at the SEC

This morrning ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb reported that Texas A&M to the SEC was official and that Florida State, Clemson, and Missouri were likely to be three additional members of the conference. I believe Texas A&M has the votes to join the conference. But I maintain my position from yesterday —I’m told the SEC will not… Read more »

FSU and Clemson Have No Shot at the SEC

This morrning ESPN’s Doug Gottlieb reported that Texas A&M to the SEC was official and that Florida State, Clemson, and Missouri were likely to be three additional members of the conference. I believe Texas A&M has the votes to join the conference. But I maintain my position from yesterday —I’m told the SEC will not… Read more »

Top 10 Remaining 2012 SEC Prospects

In this week’s recruiting focus, OKTC takes a look at some of the top remaining uncommitted prospects in the South as well as a few from other regions who are strongly considering SEC schools. A number of big names have been taken off the board in the last three weeks, and with each commitment the… Read more »

Everyone Is He-Man

LT is an officer in the US Army proudly serving in the Middle East. The views expressed here are those of the author alone and do not reflect the views of the US Army, the US Department of Defense, or the US Government. Find your buddy in the Army.  The relationship is, in fact, institutionalized… Read more »

SEC Expansion: League Unlikely To Add Members In Current States

Thursday night the first official reports emerged that Texas A&M to the SEC for the 2012 season was a “done deal.” Multiple telephone calls laterI was able to Tweet this out just before I hopped on a plane to Las Vegas for the weekend: “Multiple people have told me that reports of A&M to SEC as… Read more »

Top 10 Remaining 2012 SEC Prospects

In this week’s recruiting focus, OKTC takes a look at some of the top remaining uncommitted prospects in the South as well as a few from other regions who are strongly considering SEC schools. A number of big names have been taken off the board in the last three weeks, and with each commitment the… Read more »

Everyone Is He-Man

LT is an officer in the US Army proudly serving in the Middle East. The views expressed here are those of the author alone and do not reflect the views of the US Army, the US Department of Defense, or the US Government. Find your buddy in the Army.  The relationship is, in fact, institutionalized… Read more »

SEC Expansion: League Unlikely To Add Members In Current States

Thursday night the first official reports emerged that Texas A&M to the SEC for the 2012 season was a “done deal.” Multiple telephone calls laterI was able to Tweet this out just before I hopped on a plane to Las Vegas for the weekend: “Multiple people have told me that reports of A&M to SEC as… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Ranking the SEC Expansion Candidates

Conference realignment talk is proof that God loves sports websites, it’s Shark Week meets college football. It’s also proof that you guys love conference realignment talk as much as I do. Because all week long you’ve been inundating me with emails relating to conference realignment. As the dance between Texas A&M and the SEC continues to percolate… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Ranking the SEC Expansion Candidates

Conference realignment talk is proof that God loves sports websites, it’s Shark Week meets college football. It’s also proof that you guys love conference realignment talk as much as I do. Because all week long you’ve been inundating me with emails relating to conference realignment. As the dance between Texas A&M and the SEC continues to percolate… Read more »

Rick Reilly vs. The Yahoo Sports Bloggers: A Tale of the Tape

In 2007 ESPN hired away Rick Reilly from Sports Illustrated and gave him a five year $17 million contract, worth a reported $3.4 million a year. Reilly, then residing on the back page of SI’s magazine writing one 800 word piece a week for the piddling sum of $1 million a year, already had the cushiest job in sports media. He… Read more »

The Worst Week of Tim Tebow’s Life

Professional sports are a funny thing.  Just two Friday’s ago, Tim Tebow was riding high.  As had been the case for most of his life, things were going his way.  His NFL career was seemingly going to plan.  Despite the lockout, Tebow’s off-season couldn’t have gone better.  He picked up multiple endorsement deals, his autobiography… Read more »

Titans’ Kenny Britt Talks NFL Suspension, Britney Spears

Today our radio show, 3 Hour Lunch, broadcast live from Tennessee Titans training camp and after the practice we had several players on, including wide receiver Kenny Britt. One of the big topics of the NFL offseason has been whether or not the NFL would suspend players for violating the personal conduct policy during the… Read more »

Darius Miles and the Five Dumbest Sports Busts

The day Darius Miles was drafted into the NBA was very emotional for me.  Like many other kids, I always dreamed of playing in the NBA. By the time the 2000 draft rolled around, it was clear that my dream was not going to be realized, but it still stung when Miles became the first… Read more »

Rick Reilly vs. The Yahoo Sports Bloggers: A Tale of the Tape

In 2007 ESPN hired away Rick Reilly from Sports Illustrated and gave him a five year $17 million contract, worth a reported $3.4 million a year. Reilly, then residing on the back page of SI’s magazine writing one 800 word piece a week for the piddling sum of $1 million a year, already had the cushiest job in sports media. He… Read more »

The Worst Week of Tim Tebow’s Life

Professional sports are a funny thing.  Just two Friday’s ago, Tim Tebow was riding high.  As had been the case for most of his life, things were going his way.  His NFL career was seemingly going to plan.  Despite the lockout, Tebow’s off-season couldn’t have gone better.  He picked up multiple endorsement deals, his autobiography… Read more »

Titans’ Kenny Britt Talks NFL Suspension, Britney Spears

Today our radio show, 3 Hour Lunch, broadcast live from Tennessee Titans training camp and after the practice we had several players on, including wide receiver Kenny Britt. One of the big topics of the NFL offseason has been whether or not the NFL would suspend players for violating the personal conduct policy during the… Read more »