Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game
Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game
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Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game

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Bama Fans Propose at Spring Game

Written by: Clay Travis

There are few things more romantic than proposing to your future wife at Alabama's spring game.

At least that's what the 85% of Alabama fans think.  

It's become an annual tradition, Alabama hosts a free spring football game and 85%'ers fall all over themselves to remember this moment forever, via a spring game proposal. Today we already have at least two such proposals. The first arrives via @mcbradtrey, who snapped this heartwarming photo of a bald man dropping down to one knee on the Bryant-Denny field and proposing to his wife as a crowd of idle onlookers looked on thinking, "Roll Tide!" and "I wish Nick Saban was here shirtless!"

Proving that women want to get married so badly they can make anything seem romantic, the woman here seems to be inclined to say yes. 

Which is unfortunate. 

Because I think if you get proposed to at a spring game every woman should say no out of principle. 

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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.  

With one foot firmly in the business side of online sports media and the other foot firmly in the content creation business, sometimes I feel like a house divided against itself. 

On the one hand, every morning I check all our site metrics -- ad impressions, Google analytics for where our readers came from, Twitter shares, Facebook likes, desktop vs. mobile penetration rates -- to see exactly what Outkick looks like from a business perspective. Next I'll check individual stories and see how popular they were. Then I'll break out our numbers weekly and monthly and run some comparables from a year ago.

On the other hand my mind is constantly percolating, making connections, sifting for something to write about that will be original, smart, and funny and make this day pass faster for me and for you.

I get asked all the time what makes stories pop on the Internet and the boiled down answer is this: you need to be original, you need to be smart, and you need to be funny.

The truth is, that's hard to do consistently. Most people can't do it. If you can you can make a living on the creative side of this business, if you can't, you can't.

The Linemaker Poll

Written by: Todd Fuhrman

Popularity polls are the most hotly contested useless debate college football fans engage in every year.  Alumni and students work themselves into a frenzy all fall because "the media doesn't respect them." In reality, the only group of individuals with a vested interest in ranking teams accurately each week are the members of the linesmaking fraternity.

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