Category: OKTC

How Much Is A Four-Team Playoff Worth?

Television bidding on the right to air college football’s playoff is going to hit the stratosphere this year. Expect for ESPN, Fox, Comcast/NBC and potentially a Turner/CBS pairing — the same pairing that hosts the NCAA Tournament — to all place competitive bids.  How high could yearly rights fees go for a four team playoff?… Read more »

John L. Smith’s New Arkansas Contract Has Interesting Stipulations

This is one of those moments that would make Woodward and Bernstein proud. Through some fine investigative journalism, we* have managed, exclusively, to attain a copy of the contract between John L. Smith and the University of Arkansas. Given some of the unorthodox provisions in the agreement, it’s clear that the Razorbacks don’t intend to endure another HarleyGate… Read more »

An Open Letter from Derek Dooley’s Orange Pants

Yes, I’m Derek Dooley’s orange pants, perfectly starched, perfectly colored, big orange pants. I’m the only thing that Derek Dooley has done well in over two years at Tennessee and since Derek doesn’t do media, I decided to write this open letter to y’all to let you know that better things are in store for… Read more »

Why Not Houston and Nashville For Semifinal Games?

 It appears that there are two primary options for the new plus-one format to crown a college football champion.  Those options are: a. semi-final games hosted at on-campus venues b. a neutral site plus one format hosted by traditional BCS bowls Much of the wrangling over the new format has focused on the particular benefits… Read more »

ESPN Discovers Oregon Football Players Smoke Pot

 In a groundbreaking sports investigative piece, ESPN the Magazine uncovered that approximately half of the Oregon football team smokes pot.  What’s more ESPN also uncovered that pot smoking is common among athletes and college students.  I can’t wait for the ESPN expose that discovers beer, video games, and sex are also popular college pursuits.  … Read more »

Alabama Fan Contemplates Whether He Would Sleep With Nick Saban

 This is why checking the OKTC tips folder is so entertaining — because occasionally you get unexpected emails like this: “At the Florabama in Orange Beach, AL this weekend, a bama fan told me unprovoked that he would have sex with Nick Saban. I asked him to say it on camera. He does. Below is… Read more »

Awkward Fan Photos: Tennessee Fan Edition

It’s time for another edition of awkward fan photos. This time a Tennessee fan takes his turn on the fandom stage. You might notice that this fan isn’t wearing any actual UT gear. So how do we know that he’s a UT fan? He Twitter attacked me for being gay with Vandy’s James Franklin and… Read more »

Tony Kornheiser: Sports Media’s MVP

Tony Kornheiser is the most talented member of the sports media working today.  You can argue otherwise, but you’ll be wrong. That’s because when you combine writing, television, radio, wit and intelligence, Kornheiser has no peers in the world of sports media.  He’s a five tool media playmaker. Hell, if he had hair, he’d probably… Read more »

Top 10 Arkansas Coaching Candidates

 Arkansas has a great athletic director in Jeff Long. But it isn’t a top tier job in the SEC. When I ranked the top 25 college football jobs, I had Arkansas at 9th in the SEC. Right now I’d rank the SEC jobs 1-14 thusly: Florida, Bama, LSU, Georgia, Texas A&M (now that it’s in the… Read more »

21 Lessons Learned from Bobby Petrino

 Coaches are teachers.  The men we trust to instill valuable life lessons, the non-biological father figures who take us from boy to man. Forthright, honest figures whose word is their bond. Men like Bobby Petrino.   In 1988 a preacher named Robert Fulgham made tens of millions of dollars by writing a book called, “All… Read more »

Arkansas Police Report Is Ridiculous

Last night I read the Arkansas state police report which trumpets as fact that Captain Lance King did nothing improper in his treatment of Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino. How do we know this is the case? Because, evidently, everything that Captain King says is taken as the whole truth. You can read the entire “report”… Read more »

Petrino Out At Arkansas: Jeff Long Takes a Stand

 Tonight the Bobby Petrino motorcycle ride from hell came to a close.  Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long wiped out Petrino in an emotional press conference that just ended. Before we analzye anything else, let me just say this, Jeff Long hit an absolute home run tonight. I’ve thought he was oneof the top athletic directors… Read more »

Arkansas Wants to Keep Bobby Petrino

By now it should be clear to you that Arkansas doesn’t want to fire Bobby Petrino. If Arkansas wanted to fire Petrino it had ample evidence to do so on Thursday night. No, Arkansas doesn’t want to fire Bobby Petrino at all. What’s happening now is Arkansas is trying to find a reason not to fire Petrino.… Read more »

Will Arkansas Fire Bobby Petrino?

 Let’s be clear, Arkansas AD Jeff Long has a tough call to make on whether or not to fire Bobby Petrino. And let’s go ahead and dismiss with the affair arguments. The affair isn’t the issue. That isn’t a fireable offense.  It’s hiring his mistress as a subordinate last week and then lying about her… Read more »

Opening Day Memories of Three Best Baseball Movies

 Today, overweight, middle-aged Americans across the country will button their shirts and head to work.  By shirts, I mean authentic Jeterpujolsrodriguez jerseys.  And by work, I mean go eat hot dogs, drink beer, and get a sunburn on the portion of their necks not covered in back hair.  (And that’s just the women.)  That’s right.  It’s opening day of Major… Read more »

Bobby Petrino’s Wild Ride

No matter how difficult your week has been it’s doubtful that it involved trying to explain to your wife how a smoking hot 25 year old blonde found herself wrapped around you as you drove into a sunset on an Arkansas spring afternoon.  On April Fool’s day came the unexpected rumor that Bobby Petrino had… Read more »

Coach Cal and the War for Fan Opinion

When he was New Jersey Nets coach John Calipari forced an intern to make telephone calls to sports talk radio station WFAN endorsing his coaching ability. This amazing detail comes courtesy of Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.   “When John Calipari ruled as general manager and coach, one of the interns within the New Jersey Nets’ basketball operations had come to expect… Read more »

Lexington Police Scanner Wins Twitter Title

Last night I stayed up until 2 AM central, unable to turn off the glorious Internet site that live-streamed the Lexington police scanner. As mayhem reigned in Lexington, thousands of y’all also listened along and furiously updated me as we compared Twitter notes on the riotous crime scene. How popular was this feed? #lexingtonpolicescanner trended number one in… Read more »