Category: OKTC

Pre-Snap Read: The South’s Oldest Rivalry

Two Games to Watch Auburn at Georgia (3:30 ET/CBS) – The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry convenes again this weekend in Athens as Georgia looks to essentially lock up a trip to Atlanta with a win. The Bulldogs need to beat Auburn and Kentucky to punch their ticket. A split and a South Carolina loss to… Read more »

Kirk Herbstreit: The Face of College Football (Part Two)

Read part one of OKTC’s Kirk Herbstreit profile here. The day before LSU and Alabama take the field for the biggest regular season game in SEC history, ESPN’s College Gameday crew sits around a horseshoe shaped table inside Bryant-Denny Stadium. Desmond Howard, Chris Fowler, Urban Meyer, David Pollack, and Lee Corso sit alongside one side… Read more »

Vinnie Verno Is Back, Making Picks, Making You Money

Did Vinnie Verno really make a give y’all a boobie milk game of the year? Yes, yes he did. And posterboard logic on why Arkansas is going to cover against Tennessee? Pure genius, I tell you, pure genius. Seriously, these just keep getting better and better. Dive in now, we can all  use a good laugh after… Read more »

Kirk Herbstreit: The Face of College Football

It’s 7:30 on a Friday morning and the face of college football, 42 year old ESPN College Gameday host Kirk Herbstreit, jogs across the University of Alabama campus in a dark dri-fit shirt, blue shorts, and grey Nikes. It’s a cloudless sky, late morning dew rising and evaporating into a light fog and Herbstreit, in… Read more »

Video: Penn State Board of Trustees Fires Paterno and President Spanier

Like most of you I watched the Board of Trustees press conference this evening. It was riveting television. For about twenty minutes homer Penn State media peppered the Board of Trustees spokesperson John Surma with a barrage of insulting questions. It was insane. You halfway expected for someone to throw a shoe at Surma, who acquitted… Read more »

Where are the adults at Penn State?

Where are the adults at Penn State? Where are the leaders who are willing to take a prominent stand and say that anyone who knew about Jerry Sandusky’s acts and didn’t pass that information along to the authorities needs to be fired? Why is justice, so long deferred in Happy Valley, still taking so long?… Read more »

Elegant Solution to 9 Conference SEC Slate: 8 Neutral-Site Games

A Twitter storm erupted this morning when South Carolina president Harris Pastides said that the SEC would be moving to nine conference games in 2012. The SEC immediately shot down Pastides’ comments, stating that there had been no discussion about moving to nine conference games. But Pastides didn’t make one errant comment. He also said… Read more »

Top Plaintiff’s Attorney in Child Sexual Abuse Cases Talks Penn State, Paterno

Jeff Anderson, a plaintiff’s attorney who has represented thousands of sexual abuse plaintiffs over the past 28 years, told OKTC this afternoon that he’d already been in contact with some of the alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky. “Right now we are working on this,” Anderson said, “that much I can tell you. We’re receiving calls from family members of the… Read more »

LSU and Alabama Fans Brawl on the Quad Before the Game

Yesterday I spent several hours on Alabama’s quad and didn’t see a single violent incident. Alabama and LSU fans all seemed to be getting along well. But if you put enough people in close proximity and everyone gets really drunk, the recipe for a brawl is there. And judging from this, there were lots of people… Read more »

Joe Paterno Is Done at Penn State; Fans Should Boycott Nebraska Game

Joe Paterno’s career at Penn State needs to end before this season does. And everyone else who helped to cover up serial child abuser Jerry Sandusky needs to be fired too. This evening the athletic director and former vice president stepped down. But this disturbing child serial rape case is far from over. It’s the Catholic church abuse case… Read more »

Les Miles and LSU Make Alabama Frat Boys Cry

Tuscaloosa, AL Last year Les Miles exorcised the Nick Saban demons with an upset win in Baton Rouge. This year he proved something that once would have seemed impossible: he’s a better coach than Nick Saban. What other conclusion can you draw from Miles’ 3-2 record against Nick Saban and Alabama? Two consecutive seasons Las Vegas and… Read more »

The Calm Before The Storm: LSU Alabama Preview

by Zach Bingham aka, the guy manning the @theoktc Twitter account. This Saturday will once again solidify why the south dominates the world of college football. LSU – Alabama is no doubt the most anticipated game of the year and with CBS getting their wish of moving this epic battle to primetime, ESPN will sadly… Read more »

The LSU-Alabama Drinking Game

This game is so big that lots of people who don’t ordinarily watch entire games will be watching this game. It’s like college football’s own version of the Super Bowl. So how can you make things better? With alcohol, of course. So we present you with the LSU-Alabama drinking game. 1. Every time Verne Lundquist… Read more »

15 Reasons to Hate LSU or Alabama

15 Reasons to Hate LSU 1. The old stand-by hater line is that LSU fans smell like corndogs. Mention this insult to LSU fans and they become purple with rage. Like Troy Landry when a big alligator gets away. It’s the single greatest fan insult of the 21st century. In Dixieland Delight I traced the etymology of the insult back… Read more »

The LSU-Alabama Drinking Game

This game is so big that lots of people who don’t ordinarily watch entire games will be watching this game. It’s like college football’s own version of the Super Bowl. So how can you make things better? With alcohol, of course. So we present you with the LSU-Alabama drinking game. 1. Every time Verne Lundquist… Read more »

15 Reasons to Hate LSU or Alabama

15 Reasons to Hate LSU 1. The old stand-by hater line is that LSU fans smell like corndogs. Mention this insult to LSU fans and they become purple with rage. Like Troy Landry when a big alligator gets away. It’s the single greatest fan insult of the 21st century. In Dixieland Delight I traced the etymology of the insult back… Read more »

CBS and Tony Barnhart’s Conflict on Missouri to the SEC

Late Thursday night Outkick the Coverage broke the story of pending press releases inadvertently visible on the SEC website that announced the arrival of Missouri as the SEC’s 14th member. One of those releases featured CBS Sports columnist and CBS TV host and analyst Tony Barnhart analyzing the benefits of Missouri as the 14th member of the SEC. Barnhart’s analysis… Read more »

Presnap Read: Breaking Down LSU at Alabama

LSU at Alabama (8 ET/CBS) – College Football Armageddon is upon us. Alabama-LSU has provided us with several memorable games over the past quarter-century. This year, it provides us “The Game.” There are too many storylines here to count. It’s Saban Bowl V. It’s No. 1 vs No. 2. It could, and should, be a… Read more »