One Fan's Opinion: Why I May Just Give Up On College Football

Today marks the sacred celebration of Festivus, so we here at tBBC have been prepping for the Feats of Strength- JoeD used to wrestle, Rob and Jason have Buckeye football backgrounds, but my money’s on Jim… I think he brings a ton of tenacity to the table. Anyway, another important Festivus tradition is the “Airing […]

tBBC Goes Bowling!!!

Ah, the most wonderful time of the year.  As if you needed an excuse to sit around and watch football, having it on eleventy days of the week means that you’ve got a built in excuse to avoid certain members of your family and drown out your kids’ “holiday pageant rehearsal” noise. ‘Cause, really… how […]

The Week That Were: "Championship" Week

For the last TWTW of the season, I was digging deep for musical inspiration. While I’ve been playing the new Black Keys album non-stop, I wanted to find something that encapsulated the anticipation and pleading that so many are involved in these day- all looking toward a special event at the first of the year.  […]

tBBC Rewind- Playoff Proposal

On Friday, tBBC turns 5.  Or, as Jeff says “we’re old enough to be in kindergarten!” which will come as no surprise to all eight of our regular readers. You’ll also be happy to know that we’ve officially stopped eating paste. So, to celebrate we “veterans” are taking a look back and re-posting our favorite […]

Here We Go Again (or not): Conference Expansion News and Notes

Update: Well… huh.  The SEC has stated that they’re not extending an offer to aTm at this time, bringing this whole shebang to a screeching halt. Sources say that the argument over who might be the 14th team and Aggy counterpart was partially responsible for the decision. No word yet on whether or not the […]

Wrapping up: Bowl Challenge

Just a quick update on our Bowl Picks Challenge… Because I know you’re dying to find out, here’s how your intrepid bloggers did head to head making picks using all their knowledge and insight: Jay- 21/35 Jeff- 21/35 Eric- 20/35 Joe- 20/35 Mali- 19/35 Jim- 18/35 Yeah, we’re not headed to Vegas anytime soon. In […]


Auburn Tigers, 14-0 and BCS National Champions. However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share this bit of wonderful with you, courtesy of LSUFreek:

BVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky

Pitt (7-5, 5-2 Big East) vs. Kentucky (6-6, 2-6 SEC) January 8, 2011 Noon ET History: This ‘classic’ event in Birmingham Alabama was initially chartered as the Papa John’s bowl, which had a history of issues from its inception; including poor ticket sales that required the crowd to sit on one side of the stadium […]

Are You Not Entertained? Sugar Bowl

Wow… I think we may have hit a record for “wishes granted” this week. Here’s the tale of the tape… Jeff A repeat of last year’s Rose Bowl – The Buckeyes came out firing, particularly with the “no huddle” wrinkle on first downs. A beautiful thing… Foot on the gas pedal – Well, at least […] Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Miami (OH)

Middle Tennessee (6-6, 5-3 Sun Belt) vs. Miami (OH) (9-4, 7-1 MAC) January 6, 2011 8:00 PM EST ESPN History: This will be the first year that this particular bowl game is known as the Bowl, being previously named the GMAC Bowl.  The game pits a MAC school against a Sun Belt school currently. […]

What Do You Want To See? Sugar Bowl

Jeff A repeat of last year’s Rose Bowl – Shake things up with the playbook, catch them off guard, but above all, be in attack mode from start to finish. Foot on the gas pedal – After Saturday’s embarrassment for the Big Ten, we need to remind the nation that we are not the lousy […]

Orange Bowl: Stanford vs. Virginia Tech

Stanford (11-1, 8-1 Pac Ten) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2, 8-0 ACC) January 3, 2011 8:30 PM History: Like all bowl games, this one started as an attempt to get tourists from the north to head south for the holidays and to bring their money with them.  Initially called the “Palm Festival Game”, the second matchup […]

Across the Web: Arkansas

We are indeed blessed  to be joined by the guys from SBN’s Arkansas Expats for the last edition of this year’s blogger exchange.  Check out our thoughts on their meticulous interrogation over here: 1) With all the suspension news in Columbus, what’s your take on the NCAA’s decision to let these guys play? Well, objectively […]

Get Excited: Sugar Bowl

Yeah, we know- the Big Ten had a horrible day, going 0-5 in games where they were all underdogs, and 0-3 to the mighty SEC. But, while it’s cool to rep our conference, we’re not ones to go around shouting “Big Ten” when Illinois wins or when Michigan beats Florida to send Lloyd out a […]

Gator Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Michigan

Don’t forget to join us on Saturday for our All Day Livechat! Better than exchanging Christmas gifts, for sure. Another game that we should do a better job at previewing. Well, that’s one resolution already screwed up… Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC) vs. Michigan (7-5, 3-5 Big T1e1n) January 1, 2011 1:00 PM ET History […]

Outback Bowl: Florida vs. Penn State

Don’t forget to join us on Saturday for our All Day Livechat! Hangovers and blogging- crazy delicious. OK, I’m going to be honest here- this deserves a lot better coverage than I’m going to give it. But, since we’re going to be talking about it DURING the game tomorrow, we’re going bare bones with the […]

Fiesta Bowl: Connecticut vs. Oklahoma

Don’t forget to join us on Saturday for our All Day Livechat! We promise to talk about HGTV’s Rose Parade coverage if that will help your decision making… Connecticut (8-4, 5-2 Big East) vs. Oklahoma (11-2, 6-2 Big 12) January 1, 2011 8:30 PM EST ESPN* *Don’t forget to check out the marathon live blog […]

Ticketcity Bowl: Texas Tech vs. Northwestern

Don’t forget to join us on Saturday for our All Day Livechat! No better way to recover from a hangover… Texas Tech (7-5, 3-5 Big 12) vs. Northwestern (7-5, 3-5 Big T1e1n) January 1, 2011 Noon ET History: There is none. Sure, you can talk about all the great Cotton Bowls that have graced these […]

Capital One Bowl – Alabama vs. Michigan State

Don’t forget to join us on Saturday for our All Day Livechat! It’s one of your resolutions, right? The next installment in our rapidly increasing number of bowl previews is the… Alabama (9-3, 5-3 SEC) vs. Michigan State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten) January 1, 2011 7:30 PM ET ESPN Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida History Originally […]

Meineke Car Care Bowl: South Florida vs. Clemson

South Florida (7-5, 3-4 Big East) vs. Clemson (6-6, 4-4 ACC) December 31, 2010 Noon ET History: How proud would you have been to have earned a berth in the Queen City bowl? Prior to Continental Tires taking over in 2002, that was the proposed name for this event that was certified by the NCAA. […]