Paul Finebaum Leaves Birmingham’s WJOX

Paul Finebaum, the afternoon host of Birmingham, Alabama’s popular WJOX sports talk radio station, is leaving one of Cumulus radio’s Southern sports powerhouses for a big payday from a competing station, 97.3 the Zone owned by Cox Communications. It’s a big move in sports talk radio because Finebaum brings in several million dollars a year in ad revenue on one of the highest rated sports… Read more »

SEC Recruiting Classes Poised To Be Most Dominant Ever

Just when you thought SEC football couldn’t get any better, 2013 signing day is just over two weeks away and the SEC schools are poised to post their best recruiting classes in the history of the conference. According to both 247 Sports and Rivals, the SEC has six of the top ten recruiting classes in… Read more »

the bachelor and the sec: your pre-show analysis

By Matt Brown Two weeks ago while the debacle of the National Championship Game was being played another competition had just begun, The Bachelor. Even though most of the contestants are living in a fairy tale one thing is for certain, unlike Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, they’re real.  So why should any man, or woman for… Read more »

Conference Championship Previews

When Atlanta meets San Francisco Sunday afternoon for the NFC championship we’ll see something that hasn’t happened in the NFL for 30+ years. Atlanta has caught the “ire” of the betting public and will be the first #1 seed listed as a home underdog of 3.5 or more in a conference championship since 1979. Long… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Te’o’s Fake Girlfriend Edition

What an absolutely wild week. I was truly thinking to myself on Wednesday morning, “There can’t be a story as crazy as Bobby Petrino again in the 2013 offseason can there?” What will I write about all offseason? And then, bang, Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend story pops up on Deadspin Wednesday afternoon just as we… Read more »

Ladies’ Mailbag: Bob Saget as Clay edition

Well, if anyone out there actually has any room left in their brains to process anything else after this whole Manti Te’o fiasco, then I have a mailbag just for you. Take a quick break from reading Te’o stories and screaming “But, but, HOW? But, WHYYYY?” while pulling out fistfuls of your own hair, and… Read more »

Te’o’s Uncle, Alema Te’o, Accuses Ronaiah Tuiasosopo of Masterminding Hoax

For the past thirty-six hours, the Te’o family has remained relatively quiet as the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend scandal has grown. That changed this afternoon when Manti’s uncle, Alema Te’o, appeared on Salt Lake City’s 1280/97.5 the Zone on the Scotty G. and Riley Jensen show. According to the station Alema Te’o is Manti Te’o’s uncle and… Read more »

Taiwanese Animators Dive In on Manti Te’o Story

OKTC’s Manti Te’o story has now passed the buttchugger story as the most read story in OKTC history. Here’s our top ten.  Te’o passing the butt chugger makes perfect sense. Both stories were ridiculous beyond belief. Last night I was asked on Twitter whether I’d rather be the buttchugger or Te’o. I’m honestly not sure. Minus the press… Read more »

Can Chip Kelly succeed in the NFL?

After four incredibly successful years at Oregon, Chip Kelly has bolted to become the Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Everyone wants to know if the Oregon offense he created, shaped and molded into a machine can be successful in the NFL.     My senior season, 2007, was Kelly’s first year as the Oregon Offensive… Read more »

17 Things Grown men Should never do on twitter

We’ve all done it before: embarrassed ourselves in social media. It’s not hard to do, we’re all human and rarely analyze what we’re saying before tweeting. However, this isn’t an article about self help and cleaning up your twitter profile…it’s about 17 twitter man laws that should never be broken.  Twitter is a double edged… Read more »

Is Chip Kelly The Next Steve Spurrier?

Eleven years ago college football’s reigning offensive genius, Steve Spurrier, left the Florida Gators for the NFL. Spurrier signed a five year, twenty-five million dollar contract, the most lucrative deal in the history of football coaching at the time, and left Gainesville for the Washington Redskins. Spurrier’s offensive ingenuity forever changed the SEC, and by extension, college football as well.… Read more »

Mant’i Te’o’s Fake, Dead Girlfriend Breaks the Internet

Manti Te’o is either the dumbest, most gullible man alive or he’s a liar whose lies got too big. Or maybe he’s both. That’s the only conclusion you can draw from Deadspin’s blockbuster story proving that Te’o’s girlfriend, the one who died of leukemia at the same time as his grandmother, didn’t actually exist. I… Read more »

Brent Musburger Responds to Firestorm, Compliments Holly Rowe

This won’t surprise anyone who regularly reads this site, but I love when individuals are willing to stand up to the stupidity of large organizations. Last week Brent Musburger called a beauty queen beautiful and unleashed a torrential storm of criticism. That criticism eventually led to the New York Times trotting out a feminist Big… Read more »

KU Boobs Takes Internet By Storm

There are all sorts of genius uses of social media. Kony, Jonna Chizik rallying Auburn fans, now meet the latest iteration, #kuboobs. The idea is simple enough to be espoused on the Twitter feed: “We support our #kubball team by tweeting ourselves in our favorite KU shirts and apparel. We do not promote nudity. #kuboobs… Read more »

Wedding vs. playoffs: a packers fan’s dilemma

By Ryan Glasspiegel January 12th, 6pm CST. When I got the invitation in the mail, I immediately knew that the wedding would be during a Packers playoff game. That Green Bay would have to qualify for the second round and that they might play Sunday the 13th were irrelevant. Sometimes, you just know things. And I just… Read more »

Houston Chronicle’s John McClain Falls Asleep During Midday 180 Interview

The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain is an NFL expert for the midday show on Nashville’s 104.5 the Zone. Today he was scheduled for his regular Tuesday guest appearance on the Midday 180 when things went hysterically awry. Namely, McClain fell asleep. The resulting seven minutes is completely and totally priceless radio. I mean, for three guys… Read more »

Life after the NFL: an interview with Justin Smiley

 With the untimely death of future Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau, and the recently released reports of his suffering from CTE, the sports world is abuzz with topics of player safety and concussions. The evolution of football has made it bigger, stronger, and faster. Players today grew up idolizing icons like Lawrence Taylor, Deion… Read more »

12 Disney World Parenting Lessons

After the BCS title game I took my family up to Disney World for a few days at the Magic Kingdom. We have two boys, ages four and two, and we didn’t tell them we were going to Disney World until we actually arrived at Disney. There are few things better than a kid’s reaction when he or… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Which Disney Princess Is The Hottest Edition?

I’m writing this from Disney World. More specifically I’m writing this from Disney’s Animation Village, sitting on a Mater-inspired leather couch with a Lightning McQueen table. So, basically, this room is heaven for both my boys.  Our beaver pelt trader of the week is Katherine Webb, who will be posing in Sports Illustrated, presumably the swimsuit… Read more »