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Will the SEC Network Carry Clemson at Georgia?

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Will the SEC Network Carry Clemson at Georgia?

Written by: Clay Travis

The SEC Network is slowly rolling out the first weekend's football schedule. The goal? Exact a maximum amount of pain for DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner, and the other smaller cable providers who have not yet signed up to carry the channel.

So far six SEC teams will be commencing their seasons on the SEC Network. It starts on Thursday night when Vanderbilt hosts Temple and then Texas A&M travels to South Carolina. The two games are not so subtle shots at Time Warner -- which is big in South Carolina and Texas -- as well as Comcast, which is based in Philadelphia and dominates the Nashville market. In fact, look into the SEC Network schedule and it's a fascinating battle plan, designed to cause the most pain possible for recalcitrant cable and satellite companies. 

On Saturday Auburn and Arkansas are playing and on Sunday Utah State travels to Tennessee.

That means six SEC teams have been announced for the opening weekend on the SEC Network, but there are still two games left to announce.  

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It's Friday, y'all aren't working and it's time to dive into yet another mailbag. 

I praise you guys pretty frequently, but, honestly, the mailbag questions just get better and better. So do the readership numbers. The mailbag is the most consistently popular thing we do at OKTC and it's because you guys are asking great questions and also sharing it with your friends and co-workers. 

Plus, it helps that no one wants to do actual work on Friday. 

Our beaver pelt trader of the week is easy, our buddy Orlando Shaw and his 14 baby mommas. 

On to the mailbag. 

College Football Games of the Year

Written by: Todd Fuhrman

Today is a major summer milestone on the sports betting calendar in Las Vegas. For the 7th straight year, the Golden Nugget is opening their menu of college football game of the year lines before anyone else in the city. The 248 games that include some of the season's most high profile contests will be available for wagering starting Friday afternoon at the legendary downtown hotel.  As far as college football bettors are concerned, this marks the unofficial beginning of college football season from a betting perspective.

Orlando Shaw Has 22 Children By 14 Women

Written by: Clay Travis

Orlando Shaw has 22 children by 14 different women. 

The local Nashville CBS station caught up with him outside the Metro Courthouse and conducted an interview about how this could happen.

The result?

Interview gold.  

You're going to want to watch again and again. 

Because it is completely and totally spectacular. 

There are so many amazing things about this video, but I want you to watch it before you read my breakdown. 

Your Wednesday is about to be made. 

Last night's Game 7 had as much suspense as a cobra fighting a mouse. 

The Miami Heat took total control in the second quarter and from there it was pretty much a blowout.

So who ended up stealing the show?

Justin Bieber and the worst celebrity outfit in the history of NBA courtside seats.

Much to the chagrin of Bieber's fans -- who took to Twitter to harass me after I posted this picture -- Bieber could not have looked worse.  

Yep, it's time for awkward fan photos starring Justin Bieber.

How do I love this outfit? Let me count the 19 ways. 

Yes, this outfit really happened. 

Gordon Gee, Catholics, and Checklist America

Written by: Clay Travis

I'm a gay Muslim on Twitter and Outkick the Coverage. 

Why?

For two reasons: 1. to coopt the stupidity of consistent "your gay' taunts on social media and embrace my gayness and 2. because it illuminates the continuing stupidity of the American social discourse. That is, we use the speaker's background as de facto freedom of speech. 

A gay Muslim in America can truly get away with saying anything, you're simultaneously the most free and the most reviled in our modern society. That's a trade that's worth making for me. I get the creative freedom to write and talk in areas that others can't touch and at the same time I can embrace the hate that comes with that position.

In today's America, if you're a member of multiple minority groups you have different rules for what you can write and say than if you aren't a member of these groups.

So I'm a proud gay muslim.  

Otherwise you need an ethnicity scorecard these days to figure out whether or not someone can say or write what they think about an issue.

Photos have finally surfaced of AJ McCarron's tattoo that features the Mobile skyline

And they are glorious.

McCarron's tattoo is fabulous, a true work of art. 

Our beaver pelt trader of the week is Bosinian farmer Blazo Grkovic who strangled a bear to death with his bare hands when it attacked him.

You'll recall that we previously discussed in the mailbag what animal the average man could kill with his bare hands.

I guessed a cow.

But Blazo Grkovic took down a bear. 

Why Doesn't ESPN Buy CBS's SEC Package?

Written by: Clay Travis

Ask anyone involved in televised sports what the best current television deal in sports is and the answer is unanimous -- CBS's first round SEC draft pick each week along with the SEC championship game for just $55 million a year. 

It's a complete and total steal -- CBS has the best deal in sports. 

Break down the deal and CBS is paying just $3.43 million per SEC game. That compares with ESPN paying over $100 million per game for Monday Night Football. Okay, but that's pro football. Well, ESPN pays the Rose Bowl $80 million a year for just one game.

So CBS gets sixteen total first pick SEC games (there are two doubleheaders each year), including the SEC championship game, for $25 million a year less than ESPN pays for the Rose Bowl by itself.

Wow.  

The SEC on CBS's deal is complete and total insanity, a bargain unlike any other, like buying Manhattan for trinkets. And this deal continues for another decade, meaning that today's numbers, which already look like the television deal of the century, will come to look even more cheap as the years continue to tick by. 

Which brings me to an interesting question, why doesn't ESPN buy the SEC's rights package from CBS?  

(originally published 9/13/12)

My Facebook news feed is good for two things:

1)   Arguments about politics.

2)   Arguments about college football.

Written by Brandon Priddy

(Originally published 8/28/2012)

On Thursday night Vanderbilt will open their 122nd season of football in front of a sellout crowd and national TV audience. It will be an outstanding environment for college football, something that is unfortunately unique in the recent history of the Commodores. Often those stands have been half-full and sometimes less. But always among that crowd, whatever the size, has been Song Michael Han. He's cheering on his 'Dores, high-fiving strangers and making new friends in every section.

Nick Saban and SEC commissioner Mike Slive have a close relationship. In fact, Slive trusts Saban unlike he trusts any other SEC coach. Slive and Saban have a mutual admiration society. Last year Slive used Saban to advocate aggressively for the best four teams to advance to the playoff. At the time it was a cold war, arguments over whether or not the best four teams should advance to a playoff ruled the day. 

This year the primary debate is over a nine game SEC schedule. 

SEC commissioner Mike Slive has played his cards close to his vest, telling CBS's Tony Barnhart yesterday that he didn't have a public opinion on future SEC schedules. 

That's all well and good, but look closely and Saban will tell you what Slive typically thinks. 

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