The 25 Highest Rated Sports Talk Stations March of 2014
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Every three or four months Outkick takes a look at the sports talk radio ratings to compile the top 25 sports talk stations in the country. The only public data on these ratings is published here and relies upon the largest possible measurement of the audience -- ratings share for listeners ages six + from six in the morning until midnight.  It's not a perfect data set, but it's the most fair since a station can't rate highly all day long unless its day part ratings are much higher than the six to midnight number.

These are ratings share numbers, not total listener numbers. That is, each station is being compared based on the percentage of people in a market listening, not based on the number of listeners. But as you can see below, both large, small, and mid-size cities are well-represented in this list.  

So which stations in the nation's fifty largest radio markets are the highest rated in the country for March?

You can dive in below. 

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By Craig Hayes

In the classic western Lonesome Dove, there is a wonderful scene where the novel's resident philosopher, Augustus McCrae, implores the beautiful, yet tragic character Lorena, to appreciate the everyday, little things in life, rather than build up big dreams in your head, only to be disappointed in the end. For Gus, those things were a soft mattress and a glass of buttermilk.

Bama Fan Gets A&M Score Tattooed On His Behind

Written by: Clay Travis

Update: we have tracked down the butt tattoo better. And interviewed him. Enjoy. 

So many of you sent me this photo of a fan with the A&M-Bama score tattooed on his behind that I assumed it had to be photoshopped.

Especially since it was first sent to me a couple of hours after the game. But so far it appears to be real.

And spectacular.

So now our OKTC quest is simple, let's find this guy.

Here's where the story first emerged, on Reddit.

(The tattoo is made all the better because the apostrophe is after the 12' as opposed to before it. It's like a beautiful metaphor of Alabama fandom).

We found the cleanest picture of the butt tattoo that we could because otherwise it was just a way too close picture of a guy's hairy butt. Even a gay person like me doesn't want to see that.

Starting 11: SEC Still Alive For BCS Title

Written by: Clay Travis

There are six teams still alive for the BCS title, I'll break down all six teams and their road to the title game below in the Starting 11, but if you're a fan of Kansas State, Oregon, Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, your teams title chances are still pretty alive.

Everyone else is eliminated from BCS title contention.

In the wake of Alabama's loss to Texas A&M there was a knee jerk reaction from many who argued the SEC's title reign was over. But that's not necessarily true. There's still a pretty good chance that at least one SEC team plays for the title. And there's even a small chance that we still have an all SEC title game.

Let's dive in to the Starting 11 and I'll explain how. But, first, we begin with our old friend the UT fan and his reaction to the Mizzou loss:

Tonight Johnny Manziel won the Heisman trophy.

Period.

If you vote for anyone else, you're blind, deaf, and stupid.

Or a Bama fan.

Manziel's performance on the road tonight was the best big game performance by any player all season. The fact that a redshirt freshman sliced and diced a Nick Saban defense for 345 total yards passing and rushing is downright incomprehensible.

It's amazing.

It's the perfect capstone to the game of the year.

I didn't think it was possible there'd be a better game than Bama-LSU all season. Then it happened seven days later.

I'm still in awe.

The fact that Manziel, a redshirt freshman, just led his team to a road win over the number one team in the country in their first season in the SEC is the feverish dream of the most red Aggie on earth.

That. Just. Happened.

Derek Dooley's Vol Tenure Ends, At Last

Written by: Clay Travis

Today the Derek Dooley era officially ended in Knoxville.

Congrats to Mizzou on a 51-48 four overtime win, but for those of us who have watched Dooley coached football teams for three years, the opponent is irrelevant. We saw incompetence on a massive scale no matter who the Vols played. Today just added to the misery -- two fourth down conversions to wide open receivers on 4th and 9 or more -- how is it possible for a wide receiver to be that open in the end zone!!!! -- an utterly incompetent end of regulation when Dooley chose overtime rather than take a chance at going for the win with one of the best offenses ever assembled in Tennessee history.

It's not just that Tennessee is bad, it's that they have a ton of talent and are still incompetent. For two years, Dooley promised that all he needed was time to grow his bamboo. He never told us that when the bamboo finally grew he'd shove the pieces under our fingernails and step on our fingertips with his cane.

Three years into the Dooley regime the degree of incompetence is still staggering. After coaching 22 SEC games, Derek Dooley has the same number of SEC wins, four, as Lane Kiffin did in his lone season as Vols coach in 2009. In 2008 Tennessee fired Phillip Fulmer, who went 3-5 in the SEC. In his final season as Vol coach Fulmer posted one less SEC win than Dooley has in three years. Yep, Tennessee fired a coach who was 152-52 overall, a year removed from a late fourth quarter SEC title game lead against national champion LSU, and ultimately replaced him with a guy who was 17-20 in the WAC.

Anyone with half a brain -- and on good days I have a half -- could see that Dooley wasn't the answer.

Today the final vestiges of residual Dool-Aid drinking idiocy collapsed as quickly as the Vol defense on passing downs. Tennessee is the first team in SEC history to allow 38 or more points in six straight conference games.

Ever!

Dooley is now 4-18 as an SEC coach, 1-13 in his last 14 SEC games. 

For a program as proud and committed to excellence as Tennessee football has been for over a hundred years, that degree of futility is simply staggering. Mind-boggling, just about impossible for anyone to accomplish, no matter how bad of a coach they are.   

Tommy Tuberville Slaps Assistant On Sideline

Written by: Clay Travis

Tommy Tuberville just lost it on the sideline.

Maybe being in Lubbock has finally caused him to flip out.

I'm not sure exactly what the line is on the sideline.

But I'm pretty sure that slapping a guy, while ripping off his headset, and knocking his hat off is somewhere over that line.

Go ahead and take Tuberville out of the mix for the Arkansas and Kentucky jobs.

This is going to be a big story.

Anybody have any idea what the assistant did? Was he coaching Tennessee's defense?

It looks like Tuberville tells him to, "Go home."

Good thing he didn't put him in a shed.

Quick Pix

Written by: Todd Fuhrman

Every game, every pick for the entire BCS and maybe even a few winners mixed into the fold. When it comes to college football Saturdays, everyone needs action.

The entire SEC is going crazy.

You knew this was going to happen as soon as four head coaching jobs came open. But the jobs aren't even officially open yet and already we're all crazy. You should see my Twitter feed, the emails flooding into OKTC. It's officially coaching season. And there's never been more insanity in the SEC because there has never been four jobs open at once. I've written about it before, but college coaches are the only highly skilled professionals with perpetual free agency. The CEO of Coke can't take over Pepsi the next day, but the head coach at Alabama could certainly be the head coach at Auburn the next day. 

It's pure insanity. 

You can't trust anyone because agents are floating names and contacts to get a coach a raise. Why? Because even if a coach isn't a legitimate candidate for a job, his current boss will panic and give him an extension and even more money. Your story can literally be wrong one minute, right the next, and back to wrong again. 

As quickly as one person can change his mind, the fickle football future of your favorite team can change.  

I absolutely love it.    

Bobby Petrino's Dad Tries To Get Him Kentucky Job

Written by: Clay Travis

Bobby Petrino needs a job.

Badly.

And like a lot of y'all out there who went back home to live with mom and dad during the bad economy, Petrino went to hang out at his parent's house for several weeks in October. While there he went on hikes with mom and watched football with dad. Now his dad has talked to a local Kentucky newspaper and his message is simple -- give my kid the Kentucky job.

“I just know this, that he’s interested in Kentucky,” his dad said, sounding like your own dad when you were unemployed. “He wants to stay in the SEC. That was his life’s goal was to go to the SEC.”

So now the first question becomes, is Kentucky willing to give him the job?

Lane Kiffin is at it again.

The man who has made cheating, both large and small, an art form, is now embroiled in another ridiculous scandal, this one about the proper inflation of the USC team balls, the ones his offense used in last week's game against Oregon. Why would the balls be less than fully inflated? Because it makes them easier to throw and catch. Caught red-balled by Pac12 officials, USC conducted an investigation and found the following: "The student manager confirmed that he had, without the knowledge of, or instruction from, any USC student-athlete, coach, staff member or administrator, deflated those game balls after they had been tested and approved by officials prior to the game."

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