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tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 16

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 16, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Texas A&M in the 1987 Cotton Bowl, 28-12. Earle the Bruce took the Buckeyes to Dallas to face off against Jackie Sherrill’s Aggies. Being a ‘Jackie Sherrill Aggie’ just doesn’t sound right, but evidently such things existed. Ohio State led at […]

Former Buckeyes and Their Apologies

The idea of this article came to me this past weekend as I was trying to keep up with my timeline on Twitter. There were obviously a ton of former Buckeyes playing in preseason NFL games and the tweets that were the most intriguing to me were the ones in support of Terrelle Pryor. Bear […]

tBBC HOF: Earle Bruce

In today’s profile OSU College Football Hall of Famers, we’ll take a look at Earle Bruce, Hall of Fame Class of 2002. Bruce had the unenviable task of following Woody Hayes as Ohio State’s head football coach. Someone had to do it, I guess.   Pre-Ohio State Coaching Bruce earned his coaching spurs at four […]

The Best and Worst of Coaches Bruce, Cooper and Tressel: tBBC Roundtable

Over the past month or so I have written articles about all three of the legendary former coaches to lead the Scarlet and Gray on the gridiron. I touched on a great many things from Earle Bruce’s rise from high school to college; to coach Cooper finally understanding what it means to be a Buckeye; […]

Earle Bruce – A Buckeye Legend

He’s definitely had one of the least liked exits as a head coach in Ohio State history and has continued to this day to love THE Ohio State University in spite of the way he was treated. From being a player for the Buckeyes in the early 1950′s to local prognosticator on Columbus radio recently, […]

A Bit Of Perspective

Ok, not to be “that guy”, but like many Buckeye fans I find myself with a huge amount of trepidation regarding Saturday’s game. Perhaps it’s because I’m a believer in The Wolf’s  mantra about counting chickens, or perhaps it’s because I want to be more satisfied with my cheering/viewing experience. Either way, I’m not seeing […]

Tuparama

On the nineteenth day of pre-season, the Buckeyes gave to me… An eighteen year NFL veteran and 1999 Pro Bowler. And, just so you don’t think I’m somehow fixated on kickers (it could be worse…), my memories of him come from a better, more productive time. As a kid, the first Buckeye quarterback that remember […]

Chris Spielman lives vicariously through himself

I grew up with the name Chris Spielman dominating the news. When I was in junior high, he was a running back and a linebacker at Massillon High School, a mere seven miles from my house. He humiliated both offenses and defenses across the state week after week. Guys in this town still have nightmares […]

John Cooper remembered – And NOT in a good way

This morning, our old friends at Eleven Warriors published a brilliant piece on John Cooper and his recent induction in the College Football Hall Of Fame. Of course, you can’t write a Cooper-based piece with using the numbers 2, 10, and 1. 11W did that. Sprinkled around the article is a list of Coop’s accomplishments, […]

Me and Bobby Olive

Bobby Olive was a wide receiver for the Buckeyes from 1988-1991. Freshman year, he got his shot after making the team as a walk-on (he was recruited by Earle Bruce, then had to fight for his spot under John Cooper). Made two HUGE catches for OSU….caught the game-winning TD against LSU in 1988 when we […]

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