Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week, Champions!

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. I trust that you all got through the Holidays in fine shape and are keeping your new year resolutions.. Today we have updates on The James, this week in WWI and some college football. For mood music here is permanent musical accompaniment by Maroon 5. Grab whatever beverage that […]


Back For Seconds:Ohio State Over Oregon

I have a few additional thoughts about Ohio State’s win over Oregon in the National Championship Game. You can get a knee-jerk recap here, or a much more enjoyable recap, here. This was one of the most enjoyable performances I’ve ever seen. I’m sure that others will be along later for more insights, but let’s move […]


OSU vs Oregon: That Was Then, This Is Now

Yes, I think we’re all familiar with the caveat of “Past results do not guarantee future performance”. Or we should be. We went through pre-game chatter 5 year ago prior to the 2010 Rose Bowl between Ohio State and Oregon. Of course, it was very pronounced then, since the media was pumping this as New […]


Buckeyes, ‘Bama, And Bowl Thoughts

Well, well, well. Ohio State beat Alabama and is now playing for the National Championship against Oregon. There has been plenty of digital ink spilled after this game, so I’ll hold my comments to, not quite a minimum, but far less than I usually do. But I will compensate with some thoughts about the 2014-2015 […]


Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week, College Football

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. I hope that you rang in the New Year without any issues, and with your friends and family. Today we have updates on The James, this week in WWI and some college football. For mood music here is permanent musical accompaniment by Maroon 5. Grab whatever beverage that you […]


Ohio State Edges Bama 42-35, Faces Oregon in Championship Behind Sugar Bowl Offensive MVP Ezekiel Elliott’s 230 yards and two TD’s the #4Ohio State Buckeyes edged the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide 42-35. Elliot’s 230 was the most Alabama had given up since the early 2000’s, and is a Sugar Bowl record. This was an interesting game to watch, as Ohio State played well […]


tBBC Bowl Preview: Orange Bowl – Mississippi State vs Georgia Tech

ORANGE BOWL Mississippi State (10-2) SEC vs Georgia Tech (10-3) ACC December 31, 8:00 PM EST, ESPN This year’s Orange Bowl should lead you right up to ringing in the New Year. The 8:00 PM matchup is #7 Mississippi State vs #12 Georgia Tech.  MSU finished 2nd in the SEC West, behind Alabama, and GT […]

tBBC Bowl Preview: Foster Farms Bowl – Maryland @ Stanford

FOSTER FARMS BOWL Maryland (7-5) Big Ten @ Stanford (7-5) Pac Twelve December 30th, 10:00 PM EST, ESPN This year’s Foster Farms Bowl will be played tomorrow evening in Levi Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49’ers and formerly Jim Harbaugh. Yes, normally for a Bowl Game I would write ‘Team A vs Team B’ […]


tBBC Bowl Preview: Heart of Dallas Bowl — Illinois vs Lousiana Tech

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Illinois (6-6) B1G vs Louisiana Tech (8-5) C-USU December 26, 1:00 PM EST, ESPN This year’s Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl is played December 26th, so if you’re not out returning the sweater that your aunt gave you as a Christmas present, you have the option to tune in to watch […]


My Kingdom For a Quarterback

.. OK, maybe not a kingdom. How about a franchise? No? How about a couple of draft picks? Most mornings, I’ll go down to the corner store to get a cup of coffee and shoot the breeze with Tom, one of the clerks. The breeze-shooting generally centers on sports. One of Tom’s “pearls” is that […]

Ohio Football Preview: Mt. Union vs Wisc.Whitewater in Stagg Bowl

The 2014-2015 Bowl Season begins tonight when the Mt. Union Purple Raiders (14-0) play the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks (14-0) in the 2014 Stagg Bowl, held in Salem, VA. This is the Division III football championship game. This game matches, again, two storied D-III programs. There are two storylines with this game. First, Mt. Union, in Alliance OH, […]

Kyle Dodson Hangs Up His Cleats

Per LGHL, per the OSU Athletic Department, Kyle Dodson has “retired” from football due to a neck injury.

According to the release, the school’s medical staff determined Dodson had a neck condition and as a result has been medically disqualified from continuing to play football. Dodson, who hails originally from Cleveland Heights High School in the greater Cleveland area, had played in only one game during the 2014 season. He’d appeared briefly in three games in 2013.

Kyle is a member of the ’12 recruiting class, Urban’s first class at Ohio State.

We wish Kyle the very best in his life. Yes, there is life beyond football.

Good luck, Kyle.


Ohio State Football: They Do Run Run II

Back in mid-October, I did a short article on the comparison of the 2014 Ohio State running performance to the 2013 version. As a refresher, I wondered how the 2014 version of a pretty talented quarterback, a decent running back and a reconstituted offensive line stacked up against the 2013 unit of a top rated […]


Are You Not Entertained? Hell Yeah!

Raise your hand if you saw Saturday coming? Everyone put your hand down. Nobody predicted the a$$ whipping THE gave Wisconsin. A win? Yes, I was expecting a win. Cardale? Never was I expecting those kinds of numbers and that efficiency Defense? Yeah right. I thought it would be a 10-14 point win for OSU. […]


Football Final Four: Buckeyes In!!

As we saw last night, the Ohio State Buckeyes rolled a pretty good Wisconsin team, 59-zip. Was it enough to move Ohio State from the “looking in” 5th spot to the Final Four of the CFB chosen? This is CFB’s version of Musical Chairs; 4 chairs available with 6 teams circling: Alabama, Oregon, TCU, Florida […]