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Jaguar Fans Celebrate Home-Opener vs. Titans with Steve McNair Skeleton

A little over two years ago Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair was murdered in a downtown Nashville condo. The violent murder still lingers in the city of Nashville. McNair wasn’t an isolated sports star adrift from the city; he was a popular pro athlete who called Nashville home and was embraced by the community. Even… Read more »

Texas Is Scared of the SEC

Guess which major conference is the best fit for the Texas Longhorns if the Big 12 crumbles? The SEC. Guess which major conference is the only one the Texas Longhorns aren’t considering? The SEC. The reason is simple, the Texas Longhorn administration, would-be bullies, are scared to play in the nation’s best football conference. As the Longhorns latest soap… Read more »

The Mountain Boys: Week Two at Hartselle

It is August, and I am inside the Brewer locker room.  Practice has just ended, and junior Jalen Chatman sits on one of the wooden benches, talking to me about the upcoming season.  Chatman is a linebacker who moonlights as a fullback in the Patriots’ power sets.  He is about 5’9” and 210, just the… Read more »

The Mountain Boys: Week 3 vs. Curry

Someone at the front of the crowd decides that it is time, and the door swings open. The players rush out into the cool mountain air, to the sounds of cheerleaders and the sweet aroma of a dozen different perfumes blending into one. One by one the players pass through into the night, pausing only… Read more »

Pre-Snap Read Week 3 in the SEC

As we enter week three of the college football season, we’re starting to find out which teams are for real and which teams may have some serious problems as they head into the meat of the season. OKTC takes a look at the top question marks facing a few SEC squads this week, and we… Read more »

NFL Mailbag and More With Carolina Panthers’ Geoff Schwartz

  Since I’ve had nothing better to do since my surgery last week, I thought I’d share some thoughts from the rehab table.   I will tell you the absolute best thing . . . well second best as my hip is feeling great… to come from my operation, I found DIRECTV’s RedZone channel. Wow, this… Read more »

Fall Wedding Fail: A Rebuttal

Alright.  I wanted to save my wedding day story for the week of my anniversary, but because my very opinionated boss who I won’t say by name (editor’s note: “boss” is definining what I do very broadly) decided to write a few paragraphs slamming the fall ceremony, it’s been bumped up to…now.  I got married… Read more »

Texas A&M and Oklahoma Declare Independence from Texas

Slowly but surely Texas’s arrogance, me-first attitude, and bullying nature has isolated it from other schools in college football. The Longhorns desperately want all the benefits of independence without the hindrance of actually being independent. For years Oklahoma and Texas A&M, the two rivals that helped to make Texas the program that it is, took the… Read more »

Cam Newton: The Most Hated Man in the South

Cam Newton is the most hated man in the South since General William Sherman. The union general burned Atlanta, all Cam did was shine a light onto the darkest corners of the 2010 SEC football season. As we wait on the NCAA to issue an official ruling, the vast majority of the fans in the… Read more »

Starting 11: Fall Wedding Fail

I watched college football for twelve consecutive hours on Saturday. It was glorious, pure Heaven, the kind of moment when you breathe deeply and think: Life doesn’t get much better than this. You know who wasn’t thinking that? The poor bastards who had to attend a wedding on September 10th. The people who felt the… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Jay Cutler Chin Job Edition

Okay, it’s All That and a Bag of Mail time. Let’s all take a deep breath and get ready for the weekend. We’ve got a great mailbag this week so I’m not going to spend a ton of time on the introduction here. Our beaver pelt trader of the week is the guys who put… Read more »

Georgia Isn’t Robin Hood Anymore

By Bryan Harvey When you’re young, people tell you all sorts of stories that focus on identity, both the hiding of it and the revealing of it. I grew up reenacting scenes from popular Robin Hood folklore in the woods behind my parents’ house. I would do this with friends, cousins, and siblings, and in… Read more »

Pregnant in a Sundress: Football With a Baby Bump

I woke up on the first Saturday of the 2011 college football season feeling very much like I did on my wedding day – full of excitement and anticipation. (Of course, I did in fact attend an Alabama football game on my actual wedding day. Yes, really).  Regardless, I was up early, bouncing around the… Read more »

Big 12 Television Contracts Likely to Protect League

I’ve been arguing for several years that the Big 12’s future as a major conference is grim. Texas A&M’s departure to the SEC helped to make that prediction a reality. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State departing to the Pac 12 could make that even more true. But here’s an interesting twist that isn’t getting very much attention,… Read more »

Vinnie Verno Makes Picks, You Make Money

Last week Vinnie Verno went 2-3 on his picks. But this week? Well, he’s back with a vengeance. While you’re checking out Verno’s picks, be sure to check out our new odds page on OKTC. We update the spreads all day long and give you a one-stop shop to check up on things. Wacky Vegas… Read more »

Why Baylor Doesn’t Suck

All right, everyone. I didn’t want it to come to this, but you’ve all left me no choice.   As a loyal Bear, I cannot just sit back and watch all of you heartlessly slander my faithful alma mater.  Is it wrong? Yes. Do we deserve it? No. Why not? I don’t know, but please… Read more »

Mountain Boys: Coach Gullion

The coach squints and his eyes focus right through me, gazing at something I cannot see.    Ghosts.    You’d think in a place this quiet there wouldn’t be naysayers, but the ghosts always come out.    “I hear what they say.” The coach says quietly.   Two words ease out of his mouth like… Read more »

Why Baylor’s Claims Against the SEC Have No Merit

Baylor University is threatening to sue the Southeastern Conference and Mike Slive personally over Texas A&M’s move to the SEC. Last night the SEC formally accepted A&M’s bids contingent on the release of outstanding legal claims. The Big 12 has waived all rights to sue the SEC over Texas A&M’s addition and so had all… Read more »

Baylor’s Last Refuge: Don’t Mess With Texas Football

Pity poor Baylor. Notch your school’s biggest win in decades and your head is still on the conference realignment chopping block. So the Baylor Bears have struck back with a weak, misguided, and entirely self-serving plea: “Don’t Mess With Texas Football.” What Baylor’s slogan really should be is, ‘Don’t Mess With Baylor Football.” How well… Read more »

Missouri In Play as SEC’s 14th

With approval of Texas A&M’s addition to the SEC now official and the continuing drama unfolding in the Big 12, the SEC has cast its gaze in the direction of Missouri. As OKTC was the first to report, Texas A&M initially approached the SEC to inquire about membership in the conference. The SEC, worried about a potential lawsuit for tortious… Read more »