OTC: Octagon Of Doom Nickname — Boom Or Bust?

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31 Responses to OTC: Octagon Of Doom Nickname — Boom Or Bust?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why can’t they just stick with the nickname Bramlage Coliseum has had for years? Allen Fieldhouse West.

  2. Anonymous says:

    A KU win will be more impressive than a K-State win. KU’s walking into a perfect storm.

    What’s the point spread on this game?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow slow news day. Let me help. Five more compelling stories then the K-State name junk.
    1-Brian Waters and his shot at NFL man of the year especially after he missed a charitable function at summer camp because he was acting very much like a baby and not a man.
    2-Chiefs coaches canned.
    3-This stupid butt cheek and g-string contest on 610.
    4-I hate hockey but Missouri Maverick coverage would of been a grade above.
    5-A date set for the Hall vs the unmentionable road race.

    5 ways to help Dan Schulman become a NAME ESPN guy.
    1-Take pictures of your privates and share them with staff.
    2-Sleep with an ugly fat intern producer and have her then go to your house and threaten your wife and family.
    3-Get Joe Namath drunk and let him slobber on you.
    4-Have secret hotel key hole photos released.
    5-Claim that Jay Leno is trying to take over your show.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’d say KU will be a 2-3 pt favorite just a guess. I’m calling for a wire job. Should be a great game. To bad nobody cares about basketball.
    Just curious Greg or anybody what % of Bramlege is filled with students? It looks like from TV that its like 60%. Never bet against anybody who’s theme song is the Wabash Cannonball!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bramlage has a great atmosphere now, much different since Huggins/Martin have been coaching. It’s crazy, way better than the Phog since all the real KU fans have been priced out. Phog has the history no doubt, but it’s not the gameday atmosphere it once was during Roy’s hayday.

    And for the record, I’m a huge K-State fan, but I don’t like Octagon of Doom at all…too contrived.

    Fescoe and Klingler crack me up, they are so bad. 100% chance the ‘KU show’ is off the air this time next year.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Lair of the Glare is awesome.

    Octagon of Doom only works if they’re hosting an MMA event.

  7. Anonymous says:


    According to the KC Star, Bramlage sets aside 6000 seats in an arena that seats just over 12,500. KU, on the other hand, reserves 4000 out of 16,300 for the kids. So it makes sense why Bramlage is as lous as it is. Also, most of the KU students sit in the end zones with a couple hundred right behind the KU bench. The kids at Bramlage all seem to sit on the sideline.

    It will be interesting to see if that policy stands up for long if K-State gets to be consistently good. That’s some valuable real estate.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Johnny Utah
    KSU always over does it b/c they’re so insecure. I’ve had so much wildcat trashtalk thrown my way this week.

    it’s going to be tough for KU to win at a place 25 out of 26 times.

  9. Anonymous says:


    Since it is a slow news day, I thought I’d share a few of the letters that have been forwarded my way:

    “I’m a tewnty-something single white male. What do I need to wear to the Power and Light District
    to ensure a score?” Jimmy

    Since you have stated that you are white, you can wear most anything to get into the bars, but you are more concerned about getting into the women.
    On your next visit, take notice to what the guys who have a good looking lady with them are wearing. Hot chicks don’t hang with slobs or guys in leisure suits. Good hygiene is important as well. The only place foul balls are acceptable is at Kauffman Stadium. One sure-fire tip, if you see Jason Whitlock, wear just the opposite of what he’s wearing, and you will do GREAT.

    “My grandmother died and I want the house, but so does my bitch sister. How do I get the house?”

    Short of setting her up with an Independence fireman, do some research and find out who is the judge that will be handling the probate. Grandmother was wrong, the way to a man’s heart is not through his stomach, but through a damn good blow job. You sound as if this would not be a new thing for you, so take those well-honed skills to a new level. Remember, you’ve given a lot of them for free, make this one count!

    “I am a 50-ish male,recently divorced but far from dead. How do I get back into the dating scene? Do I really have to shave my balls?” Bill

    Sorry, Bill, no wonder you’re divorced. Shave your balls?! Women like men, REAL men, men with hair. If a lady wants to fuck a guy with no pubes, she’ll invite the 12 year old neighbor kid over for some Nintendo. Grow some balls, buy a Corvette, and drive it to the nearest whorehouse.

    “I am a junk food fanatic. I want to upgrade my diet but stay within my Burger King budget.” Tim

    On a junk food diet, they probably don’t call you “Tiny Tim”, do they? Burger King? Really? What did your mom feed you when you were a kid, shit and white worms? L-E-T-T-U-C-E, fresh fruit, vegetables, try eating some of those fish you catch when you’re at the lake swilling beer.
    Burger King? Now they have funnel cake sticks, it’s like going to Branson without having to pass RV’s on the way.

    “There is a married guy at work I want to bang. Nothing more. What do you suggest?” Kate

    Shed your panties at lunch, call him into your office, lay it up on your desk, and tell him you are ready for some dicktation!(unless he has a small package, then tell him you don’t take shorthand). Nothing more? What, are you a guy?
    There’s ALWAYS something more. What kind of a woman are you if you can’t parlay this into a nice raise, a promotion, or a sexual harrassment suit?

    “My job sucks and my boss sucks even harder but I am scared to death to leave this pit. How do I get excited about a dead-end job?” Becky

    In this economy, this is a very common problem many women face. An unrewarding and unsatisfying job can create a lot of stress. If you are unable to find another job, go to Ray’s on Independence Avenue and purchase a “Joannie’s Butterfly”, a vibrator that you wear discretely under you clothing; they are great and will help you relieve a lot of that pent-up stress, and besides, when your asshole boss summonds you, you can tell him “I’m coming!”

    “Is underwear optional in the workplace?” Chris

    Since you don’t say if you are a male or female,
    I’ll address each seperately.
    If you are a male, yes. No one wants to see skid marks on your kahkis, and as you get older, the plumbling doesn’t shut offf like it is supposed to, and you can’t keep going to the water fountain saying it needs to be adjusted, eventually, they will fix it.

    If you are a female, it is optional, but can be helpful(see advice to Kate), unless your “monthly visitor” is in town. You can only break so many red pens before the supply department gets suspicious. If you boss’s dog follows you around the office, or a co-worker asks if you had tuna for lunch, keep ’em on.

    Hope this helps, and remember to “Ask June”

  10. Anonymous says:

    Allen Field House, in my opinion, got a little stale in the late 90’s. That’s about the time that Roy started calling out the fans. But I think the atmosphere today is as good as ever. As is the improvements that have been made all over Allen under Lew’s watch. And how is it lesser of a crowd because they don’t have 60 year old professors getting their free tickets anymore? But face it, if the action on the court is stale, there’s only so much to get excited about. KU, to it’s credit, still fills to capacity no matter who they are playing. I don’t think that KSU or MU can come close to saying that.

  11. Anonymous says:

    June. Greatest post ever on an OTC column. Hall, I hope you save that one.


    GH: June is a talented lady. Saved.

  12. Anonymous says:

    heheheheh …. That is some some funny stuff.

    wow man. You make some good logical points and I have noticed that you have
    have been doing that a lot latley. Good job : )

    Interesting reading.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Spanish Harlem works for me. A Cuban surrounded by blacks in Manhattan, working for white folks.

  14. Anonymous says:

    For those asking: line at all Vegas books is KU by 3-1/2.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Octagon of Doom.. Is that where they have Ultimate Fighting contests? Or monster truck shows?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thanks July. June you r a bad girl

  17. Anonymous says:

    Good girls go to Heaven. Bad girls go EVERYWHERE else! I’ve given up on my special projects as I have concluded both are way beyond help.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    Uncle Dick made me laugh.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Understandable June.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Uncle Dick
    Watch out, Dex, Sybil will be done watching the game and will go after you next.

  21. Anonymous says:

    KANSAS -3 -3.5 -4 -4.5 -4

    The Vegas line is currently KU by 4 points, but do NOT BET IT, just watch and have fun. Betting is only needed when the game is boring, and this one should be fun to watch.

    Allow me to add ….Those fkn ranking are meaningless, We are watching Baylor VS Texas right now, and let me tell you, THOSE BEARS LOOK PRETTY GOOD, game in and game out.

    speaking of “rankings, Ii see Washington DC is sticking with its promises to stop the NCAA football BS at the end of the year, fuck those stupid polls deciding who National Champs ….. PLAY THE GAME … DATS WHY THEY PLAY THE FUCKING GAME!!

    IF DIV 2 college football can have a playoff …. SO CAN EVRYONE!! ….. THERE IS NO NATIONAL CHAMPION UNTIL IT IS WON IN A PLAYOFF ….PERIOD!!!

  22. Anonymous says:


    Justice Dept: Obama administration may take action on BCS

    Friday January 29, 2010 6:38PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering several steps that would review the legality of the controversial Bowl Championship Series, the Justice Department said in a letter Friday to a senator who had asked for an antitrust review.

    In the letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch, obtained by The Associated Press, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich wrote that the Justice Department is reviewing Hatch’s request and other materials to determine whether to open an investigation into whether the BCS violates antitrust laws.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Jayhawk Fan
    Good Game KSU, you guys are tough,
    this was a fun, VERY FUN TO WATCH. I love de basketball.

    My only issue is …
    dickhead vitale is a captian obvious bigmouth moron, a fkn idiot. how about when he was trying to explain that there is no east coast bias,,,what fkn joke.

    GIVE ME BOBBY KNIGHT ANY DAY over dickhead.

    ummmmmmmmmm Erin Andrews,
    she should do her interviews topless, bottomless, dancing around jiggling her tiities, lioke she does in private ….. COME ON ERIN, you are hot ,,,there is no shame, and everybody is doing it…

  24. Anonymous says:

    Dexter Morgan
    Erin Andrews was looking super fine. That girl can hold a microphone.

    Worst officiated game in the Big 12 so far this season. Absolutely terrible. Whistle happy from the moment the ball was tipped.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    I am a KU Fan– but K-State being a great team is VERY, VERY, VERY good for this rivalry. I will not be surprised if KU plays K-State three more times this year. I just hope KU wins the last one. Too bad Martin will be leaving soon. Grandpa Bill is not the BMOC anymore. Let’s see how he deals with that.

  26. Anonymous says:

    What a great game. The sportsmanship by both teams was refreshing. Glad to see this rivalry is back in full force.


    I have a lot of respect for K-State though, Martin has done a great job.

  27. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think that most people realize the hatred that the K-State fan base has for Kellis Robinett of the Eagle/Star. It was a bad bad hire by the Eagle, and at some point it will have to be dealt with. Curtis Kitchen anyone?

  28. Anonymous says:

    I do think most people realize the size of the chip on most KSU fans shoulders. If its not their beat writer, it will be the focus/lack of focus pd to their team. Or they’ll be mad somebody else is on tv more.

  29. Anonymous says:

    It makes me laugh when I hear people act like the “Octagon of Doom” nickname is some new thing, especially from a sports writer/sports radio host. It makes it clear that they haven’t watched a K-State game in years. Every game, there are at least 3 or 4 doom signs in the first couple rows (which are on TV the entire game). How could anyone possibly miss that?

  30. Anonymous says:

    Harry Balczak
    I would never shave my balls

  31. Anonymous says:

    “GH: K-State fans can be as rabid as any in college sports. What they lacked in the past was a successful team to rally around. I

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