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 »

University of Texas Goal: Provoke Big 12 Members Until They Bolt

University of Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds shares a lot in common with Abraham Lincoln. Seriously. Those of you who have been long time readers know that I’m a huge Civil War history buff. This being the 150th anniversary of the war, I’m actually reading daily updates of the news from 1861. (Yes, I’m that… Read more »

Confession: I Like Alleged Tree-Poisoner Harvey Updyke

This week Sports Illustrated will release a new story on alleged Toomer Corner tree-poisoner Harvey Updyke. In the story, among other things, Updyke will confess to having run onto the field during Alabama’s 1970 Bluebonnet Bowl. Updyke’s family will also make an appearance in the piece. That’s not surprising considering that Updyke, a retired Texas… Read more »

Why Has There Never Been a Cheerleader Nip Slip?

Janet Jackson.Quick—what comes to mind?   It’s not her botched nose job, or her Oprah-esque ballooning-and-shrinking act. It’s not her torrid love affair with the strange little troll-man otherwise known as Jermaine Dupri. And it’s definitely not her music, unless you are a fan of such lyrical ingenuity as:   “Light skin, dark skin, my… Read more »

University of Texas Goal: Provoke Big 12 Members Until They Bolt

University of Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds shares a lot in common with Abraham Lincoln. Seriously. Those of you who have been long time readers know that I’m a huge Civil War history buff. This being the 150th anniversary of the war, I’m actually reading daily updates of the news from 1861. (Yes, I’m that… Read more »

Confession: I Like Alleged Tree-Poisoner Harvey Updyke

This week Sports Illustrated will release a new story on alleged Toomer Corner tree-poisoner Harvey Updyke. In the story, among other things, Updyke will confess to having run onto the field during Alabama’s 1970 Bluebonnet Bowl. Updyke’s family will also make an appearance in the piece. That’s not surprising considering that Updyke, a retired Texas… Read more »

Why Has There Never Been a Cheerleader Nip Slip?

Janet Jackson.Quick—what comes to mind?   It’s not her botched nose job, or her Oprah-esque ballooning-and-shrinking act. It’s not her torrid love affair with the strange little troll-man otherwise known as Jermaine Dupri. And it’s definitely not her music, unless you are a fan of such lyrical ingenuity as:   “Light skin, dark skin, my… Read more »

Deion Sanders’ Awful NFL Hall-of-Fame Bust Steals Weekend

I promised my wife when we started the site that I’d take off the weekends until college football started. That means five full days of original, unique OKTC coverage and then a couple of days to decompress and begin anew. Honestly what it means is several hours of daddy wrestling time with my 3 year… Read more »

ESPN-Texas Contract For Longhorn Network

Thanks to spectacular work by the guys at The Midnight Yell the fifty page Texas-ESPN contractual agreement for the Longhorn Network is now available for public review. Check it out here. Reading through the agreement confirms the worst fears of the remaining Big 12 members: Texas has little to no interest in remaining committed to the… Read more »

Ranking SEC Quarterback Hotness

If you’re like me, you’ve been inundated lately with very serious stories of scandals, violations, and other annoying things like, y’all know…the economy potentially collapsing, debt ceilings and…stuff. As much as I’d love to do a piece on who the next Cam Newton will be or who was given a free suit under what circumstances, I need… Read more »

Deion Sanders’ Awful NFL Hall-of-Fame Bust Steals Weekend

I promised my wife when we started the site that I’d take off the weekends until college football started. That means five full days of original, unique OKTC coverage and then a couple of days to decompress and begin anew. Honestly what it means is several hours of daddy wrestling time with my 3 year… Read more »

ESPN-Texas Contract For Longhorn Network

Thanks to spectacular work by the guys at The Midnight Yell the fifty page Texas-ESPN contractual agreement for the Longhorn Network is now available for public review. Check it out here. Reading through the agreement confirms the worst fears of the remaining Big 12 members: Texas has little to no interest in remaining committed to the… Read more »

Ranking SEC Quarterback Hotness

If you’re like me, you’ve been inundated lately with very serious stories of scandals, violations, and other annoying things like, y’all know…the economy potentially collapsing, debt ceilings and…stuff. As much as I’d love to do a piece on who the next Cam Newton will be or who was given a free suit under what circumstances, I need… Read more »