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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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We know Auburn's Gene Chizik is on the hot seat because his team is 1-4 and coming off an awful 17 point home loss to Arkansas. Chizik has denied that he feels like he's on the hot seat.  

We know that Gene Chizik knows he's on the hot seat now because his wife has taken to Facebook to suggest that if Auburn fans are all in they can combat the devil of not being all in. Also, if Auburn fans are all in they can occupy Wall Street, bring democracy to the Middle East, and have flash mobs.

This whole thing is such a mess.

Written by Aaron B. 

In May, my little brother graduated from Mizzou. He majored in finance and was somehow able to immediately find a job in his field at an investment firm, albeit part time. He was so excited and 100% determined to prove himself in order to get a full time position. But then his determination dropped when he was told they expected him to work Sundays. Being a lifelong Chiefs fan who hasn't missed a game in years, would he dare ask off for one of the only three days a week he is expected to work, at a job he just started? Was he going to let every other part time employee working there take a big lead over him for a full time position? Or was he going to put his career first? 

In the immediate aftermath of Auburn's 2010 BCS title, excitement ran high on the Plains.

Gene Chizik had just won the school's first title since 1957. An undefeated 14-0 season. Stellar recruiting classes as far as the eye could see. The future was bright, so bright that Auburn needed to lock in Chizik to keep him from bolting for another job. So the Tigers gave good ole Gene a $10 million buyout. That buyout declined by $2.5 million over each of the next five seasons, eventually reaching zero in 2015. This means that if Auburn fires Chizik this year they owe him a whopping $7.5 million, the largest buyout in SEC history.

Yep, just over twenty months removed from an Arizona night when he raised the crystal football high above his head to celebrate a national title, Auburn has had enough of Chizik.  

That's because Auburn's past, present, and future went pro.

His name was Cam Newton.

Since Cam's departure a few felonies ensued, Gus Malzahn and Michael Dyer bailed on the Tigers, and suddenly Auburn fans were left holding the bag, it was clear that Gene Chizik was who we thought he was.

Linemaker Poll: Pre BCS Edition

Written by: Todd Fuhrman

Separation Saturday gave us plenty of surprises. Deciding which team was least impressive between Georgia's pathetic effort at South Carolina, LSU's anemic offensive display at the Swamp, or Florida St's meltdown in Raleigh proved to be challenging.  With the debut BCS standings only one week away, we leaned on our friends at Don Best for the official power poll as recognized by Las Vegas bookmakers.

Why are Alabama fans so crazy and dumb?

Because there are so many crazy and dumb fans in Alabama.

In order to stand out, you have to step well across the line. How so? By posing with your family in Bama gear and using your youngest child as a football.

That's how.

Props to @evansapp on the discovery.

And, once more, thanks to Bama fans for continuing to dominate our awkward fan photo series.

Seriously, the only thing more dominant than your football team is the awkwardness of your fans.

By Zach Knott

Sarah Jones pleaded guilty yesterday to having inappropriate relations with a (at the time) 17 year old student.

Her punishment?

Five years of probation.

"I began a romantic relationship while he was a student and I was in a position of authority," Jones said. "Our romantic relationship included voluminous phone calls and text messages. I sent sexually explicit text messages to (the student) when he was a student.

"I had sexual contact including sexual intercourse with (the student) in Kenton County, Kentucky, while he was a student and I was a teacher."

She taught him when he was a freshman in 2008 and was his personal tutor in 2010 and 2011. Of course, as all of these female-teacher-having-sex-with-students-stories that actually get media attention have taught us the reason this made national news is because the teacher is not ugly.

In fact, she was a cheerleader for the Cincinnati Bengals.

By Dantzler Smith

Heading to a Wofford football game on Fall Saturdays, you drive from the leafy neighborhoods towards downtown on Main Street. At the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, with its flag poles hoisting the standards of countries the small city boasts as business partners, you turn down Pine Street.

We're at the halfway point of the college football season and, like just about every year, we've got a hot mess of a season unspooling all around us.

Florida State, Georgia, and LSU all took big losses this past weekend. Of the three losing teams, only LSU has a chance to still contend in the national title picture. Georgia and Florida State are done. (This is where Bulldog fans argue they could still run the table, upset Alabama in the SEC title game and play for the BCS championship. And this is where I tell them, no, you can't. I've seen your defense.)

The SEC is now down to four undefeated teams and this is the week we start to find out whether Mississippi State is for real. (And whether Derek Dooley will be Tennessee's coach in 2013).

Let's dive in to a Starting 11 that will hopefully make you laugh, but will certainly make you cry.

Columbia, South Carolina

For generations Williams-Brice Stadium was a football graveyard, the place promising coaching careers came to give up the ghost, one plodding loss after another. No matter who South Carolina brought to take over the football program the Gamecocks were a perpetual Charlie Brown, running pell mell towards a football that was so tantalizingly close to being struck, until, at the last possible moment a series of Lucy's yanked the ball away and their big kick caught nothing but air.

Seven years ago, God finally smiled on the Cocks.

Granted Steve Spurrier didn't arrive and immediately remake the Gamecock football program, but he did breathe life into a moribund program. Slowly, progress bloomed. In 2010 Spurrier won the SEC East. Granted it was with a 5-3 football team, but it was still something South Carolina had never accomplished. Last season Spurrier posted eleven wins despite losing Marcus Lattimore and finally booting the Lindsay Lohan of the SEC, Stephen Garcia. 

With five straight wins to begin the 2012 football season, the Gamecocks had set the table for a visit from number five Georgia. 

Gameday was in the house, fans were so psyched the traffic stretched for hours in the afternoon heat, immobile, queasy in anticipation over kickoff, fans bolted from cars to sprint to new tailgates. Even sorority girls, amped up and too excited to sit still were bailing on cars on George Rogers Boulevard, jogging down the street in their black skirts and dresses.  

Every Wednesday night in the fall is date night in the Travis household. That's because I travel quite a bit on the weekends and other than the MAC games, Wednesday night is pretty safe in terms of sporting events. So I missed watching the live presidential debate in favor of "Looper." I made the right call, "Looper" was fabulous. Seriously, go see the movie, I loved it. Anyway, when I got back home and checked Twitter the debate was over, but you guys were inundating me with Mitt Romney whipping President Obama in the first debate.

How'd this happen?

I mean, aside from Al Gore blaming the altitude?

Mitt Romney had clear eyes, full hearts, and he couldn't lose.

Again, I'm not endorsing anyone in the campaign -- and I may be the only person on earth who actually likes both Obama and Romney and thinks both men will do a good job -- but Obama better make a play for Friday Night Light fans.

And fast.

By the way, if I made an official OKTC endorsement, would we actually change any votes? If so, how scary is that? We've got a massive readership in Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, and Florida. Those are four huge swing states.

Hell, maybe the candidates should be trying to woo me.  

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