NFL Playoff Simulator Will Make Your Monday

Reason number 1,468,579 why playoffs are better than the BCS — because just about every game in the final weekend implicates the playoffs in some form or fashion. Welcome to the NFL’s week 17 where fully 14 of the 16 games matter to some degree or the other. For those of you who follow me… Read more »

Bengals’ Jerome Simpson With Touchdown of the Year

I hope everyone has a spectacular Christmas. But no matter how spectacular your Christmas is, it won’t match this second quarter touchdown from the Bengals’ Jerome Simpson. This is like “Christmas Story” mixed with “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Thanks to the NFL Redzone Channel I was watching this play live. When Simpson jumped I thought,… Read more »

OKTC’s Bowl Preview: Part Two

Kellen Moore won fifty games as a starter — a record that will never be equaled unless college football teams start playing 16 games a year — but did he outkick his coverage with wife Julie? I’ll leave that for you guys to decide. If you think he did Facebook wall message below and we’ll decide whether he… Read more »

SEC Coaches as Civil War Generals

My name is Clay Travis and growing up I went to Civil War sleepaway camp. As a scholarship student, no less. I wrote essays to win this scholarship. Back in the summer of 1996 when I was 17 years old I went to Gettysburg College and spent a week living in the dorms there. (Yes, this really happened).… Read more »

SEC Recruiting: Christmas Gifts Abound

With National Signing Day six weeks away, OKTC has taken a look at where each SEC recruiting class stands and determined what each team needs Santa to bring them to fill out their allotment of 25 signees in 2012. Alabama – Nick Saban has put together another banner recruiting class, and depending on how things… Read more »

The Most Expensive Athlete Divorces of All Time

Raise your hand if you were surprised by the announcement of Kobe Bryant’s pending divorce from Vanessa, his wife of 10 years.  Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?  I didn’t think so.  Celebrity media types like the crazies at TMZ broke into a frenzy last week when the filing of the couple’s divorce papers became public knowledge. However, almost… Read more »

OKTC’s Awkward Fan Photo Contest: Introducing Bama Fans

In “Dixieland Delight” I wrote that no matter which SEC team you root for 15% of your fan base fulfills every stereotype. They failed the GED three times, are drunk on Coors Light by ten every morning, dropped out of school at 14 and commenced popping out children to help fill their trailer home shortly therefater,… Read more »

Golf Cart Runs Wild at Texas State High School Championships

Clear eyes, full heart, look out! In a video that I just received this morning — I hereby blame every one of my readers in Texas for not Tweeting me this sooner — there was a runaway golf cart at the Texas state title game. And, well, if you haven’t gotten enough laughs from the… Read more »

Mike McQueary Testifies, Says He Told Paterno and Penn State Officials Details of Sandusky Sexual Assault

For months Mike McQueary has remained silent about what exactly he witnessed in the Penn State locker room showers back in the spring of 2002. Today he finally broke that silence in a pretrial hearing involving the perjury charges levied against former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and former university vice-president Gary Schultz. McQueary’s story… Read more »

OKTC’s Bowl Preview Part One

Zach Bingham In twenty-four days there will be thirty-five different bowl games played. The OKTC is here to cover them all. Whether you watch the games for the joy, the thrill, or because you have your kid’s college tuition on the line, this is where you can get a leg up. Here we go. Gildan… Read more »

How Will Departures of Malzahn, McElwain, and Weis Impact Recruiting?

With the recruiting dead period approaching as the holidays draw near, a number of high-profile committed recruits from around the Southeast are looking around in an effort to reaffirm their pledges or find new destinations before National Signing Day. With three SEC offensive coordinators taking head coaching jobs outside the region in recent days, some… Read more »

West Virginia Creates Scheduling Mess For Big East, Big 12

The SEC will release its official schedule early next week. That schedule will be for 14 teams, including Texas A&M and Missouri. That will put to rest scheduling issues in the SEC, but it will further crystallize existing scheduling issues in the Big 12 and the Big East. Namely, who will blink first when it comes to… Read more »

Vanderbilt Enlists Elvis To Help Sell Liberty Bowl Tickets

Vanderbilt is heading to the Liberty Bowl. The school has already sold out of their initial allotment of tickets and is pushing for a substantial show of support for first year head coach James Franklin. How can you take ticket sales to the next level? With Elvis, of course. Start your Wednesday off right as… Read more »

Gus Malzahn To Arkansas State: WTF?

Raise your hand if you had Gus Malzahn leaving $1.3 million a year to take the Arkansas State head coaching job for $800k. Yeah, didn’t think so. Raise your hand if you thought Arkansas State would make the best hire of the 2011 coaching carousel. (Stop with the emails Ohio State fans. You were going to… Read more »

The 25 Best College Football Jobs in America

Now that the coaching carousel has slowed down and only one big job remains open, I thought it might make sense to objectively assess the best coaching jobs in America. That is, irrespective of who is coaching right now or what the current team’s record is or how good the players are, what are the… Read more »