Les Miles vs. Nick Saban: The Grass Meets the Process

You’re either a Nick Saban guy or a Les Miles guy. As the Grass Bowl inches closer and the biggest regular season game in SEC history nears, it’s become an incontrovertible fact, you’re riding with Les or you’re rolling with Saban. The single most fascinating aspect to this game is the extreme differences beetween the two men helming their respective… Read more »

Colts Fans Travel to Nashville in Andrew Luck Colts Jerseys

There’s a debate right now in the Indianapolis Colts organization about whether or not the team should draft Andrew Luck. Some are worried about angering Peyton Manning — who should, by the way, be NFL MVP this year without playing — if the team drafts his replacement. Others feel that the time is right to… Read more »

Georgia Fans Prep for Yet Another Cocktail Party Loss

For many cigar smoke is a reminder of a wedding consummation amongst groomsmen or some chubby man trolling around the neighborhood with a dog that’s much too small for him, but for me it’s the nosebleed section of Sanford Stadium where my dad and I once had season tickets to UGA games and sat on… Read more »

West Virginia Officially to Big 12; Missouri to SEC

Today the Big 12 officially announced West Virginia as the conference’s tenth member. You can read the Big 12’s release here. (Yes, this one was intentionally released). While the Big East remains insistent that the 27 month exit will govern, West Virginia, as OKTC has told you multiple times, is effectively calling the Big East’s… Read more »

Vinnie Verno Dresses Up For Halloween

This week Vinnie Verno is dressing up as a bookie for Halloween, breaking down Missouri vs. Texas A&M based on the hotness of their girls, and giving you a video that perfectly illustrates the beating Alabama delivered against Tennessee. Confession: I replayed Teach Me How to Gundy several times. Meanwhile, if you want a real… Read more »

The Big 12 and Big East = Two Drunks at a Bar Trying to Hook Up

The Big 12 and the Big East are like the two drunkest, most desperate people at the bar trying to hook up. It’s never pretty. One day after it was clear that West Virginia was on the last helicopter out of the Big East Saigon, it suddenly wasn’t clear at all after reported phone calls from… Read more »

SEC Accidentally Announces Missouri To SEC

In what may go down as the most ridiculous aspect of conference realignment, the SEC had everything prepared on their website to announce Missouri as the 14th member of the conference set to begin play in 2012. Those pages weren’t supposed to be accessible by the public. Except they were. Uh oh. The publication date on… Read more »

Presnap Reads: Will Cocktail Party Futility Continue for Georgia?

Two Conference Games to Watch   Florida vs Georgia (3:30 ET/CBS) – History battles reality on Saturday as two teams headed in seemingly different directions meet in Jacksonville. One has owned the series while the other has owned the last month of the current season. Both teams enter the game coming off bye weeks, but… Read more »

All That and a Bag of Mail: Toddler Derek Dooley Owns Universe

Late last night the toddler Halloween costume of the year arrived on my Twitter feed. I’m not going to lie, I thought my one-year old’s toddler Darth Vader was going to be pretty hard to beat. Then this showed up on my Twitter timeline. This is even better than Deadspin’s Baby Mangino from a couple year’s back. I’ve… Read more »

The NFL’s Assault on Baseball Via Nashville Ratings

I grew up a massive baseball fan. Every morning I devoured the local sports section to read the box scores. Every night I watched my team, the Cincinnati Reds, on our local Nashville Fox affiliate or I’d crank up my dad’s ancient radio and listen to the AM broadcast of the Reds’ games. I collected… Read more »

What’s Next For Big 12, Big East?

With Missouri to the SEC all but done, the male soap opera of conference realignment turns back to the Big 12 and the Big East. Namely, what the hell are these conferences going to do? Missouri’s departure will leave the Big 12 with nine members. It also means that the Big 12 will face a… Read more »

Do Not Go To Tuscaloosa’s Waffle House Late Night

Tuscaloosa will be the site of the biggest SEC football game in years. Just be careful where you head post-game. In fact, you might want to knock the Tuscaloosa Waffle House off the itinerary. At least if this video offers any indication of what it might be like. The most confusing thing about this fight… Read more »

LSU-Bama Tickets Surprisingly Affordable…Right Now

Yesterday LSU and Alabama both won to set up the SEC’s first ever #1 vs. #2 showdown. Today CBS announced that it was taking the extraordinary step of moving a 2:30 central telecast to primetime at seven in the evening. The South is already treating the game — which comes with a convenient bye week… Read more »

Arizona-UCLA Streaker: the Full Video

Last night during the UCLA-Arizona football game a brawl broke out. The cause of the brawl? A fake ref streaker. Seriously. Entering from the sideline a student dressed as a fake ref provoked confusion. In a move reminiscent of Jimmy Hart, the fake ref distracted the real refs and a brawl ensued. As streaking goes,… Read more »

Ranking the Hotness of SEC Coaches

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve written anything….seems like Clay is hogging all the time on here!  That, and I haven’t really had anything worth saying that hadn’t already been said (much better) by someone else.However, with the SEC quarterbacks dropping like flies, I believe it’s time to create a new Hotness Ranking –… Read more »

It’s Double-Digit Favorite Week for Vinnie Verno

Like Vinnie Verno, I think the opening line in the Arkansas-Ole Miss line — 15.5 — is a gift from the Gods. I have no idea who is looking at Ole Miss’s roster and continuing to believe the Rebels have a chance to keep this game close. Can Vinnie Verno get to 5-0 for a… Read more »

Why Missouri and Texas A&M Football Will Thrive In the SEC

As we near Missouri’s invite to become the SEC’s 14th — a likelihood first reported by this site back in early September — one of the most consistent tropes in the anti-Missouri and anti-Texas A&M to the SEC argument is that Texas A&M and Missouri can’t compete in football. I think that argument is completely wrong. Now, if you’re arguing that Missouri… Read more »

Presnap Read: Alabama Prepares to Vanquish Tennessee

Two Conference Games to Watch   Alabama at Tennessee (7:15 ET/ESPN2) – “The Third Saturday in October” once again takes place a week late on the calendar as the Tide and Vols square off in one of the South’s oldest rivalries. In a series defined over the past 40 years by its streaks, Alabama looks… Read more »