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tBBC Preview: Fiesta Bowl – UCF vs. Baylor

College Football’s 2014 Resolution of MOAR SPEED AND OFFENSE gets off to a roaring start on New Year’s day with the potential of a BCS Shootout! UCF (11-1, 8-0 American) vs. Baylor (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) Wednesday, January 1st, 8:30 PM EST ESPN The History: The Fiesta Bowl has been a long standing tradition for […]

tBBC Preview: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl- Michigan vs. Kansas State

Hooray! One final chance to make fun of TTUN in 2013! Kansas State (7-5, 5-4 B12) vs. Michigan (7-5, 3-5 B1G) December 28, 2013 1o:15 PM ET ESPN The history: This is the 25th edition of the game. Since it began in 1989, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl has been played in Arizona at three stadiums. […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 14

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 14, the Ohio State’s margin of victory over Notre Dame in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl on January 1st, 2006, 34-20. This game matched up Big Game Girth Charlie Weiss against the plodding, we’ll-get-there-eventually Buckeyes under Jim Tressel. Ohio State managed to plod their way to 617 total yards. Quite a […]

tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 55

In today’s edition, we celebrate number 55, specifically Ohio State’s 31-24 multiple overtime win over the Miami Hurricanes Thugs on January 3rd, 2003 in the (Tostitos) Fiesta Bowl for The National Championship. Nothing mythical about this one.  The double-digit underdog Buckeyes showed a tenacity and athleticism that surprised many (national) collegiate football fans. However, True […]

tBBC Preview: Fiesta Bowl – Oregon vs. Kansas State

OK, this one might actually be interesting… (4) Oregon (11-1, 8-1 Pac 12) vs (5) Kansas State (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) Thursday January 3rd, 8:30 EST ESPN The History:  The Tositos Fiesta Bowl has been a staple in Glendale, AZ for 42 years.  A group from Arizona State originally pitched the idea to the NCAA in 1968 but the NCAA […]

2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl- Why Stanford Will Win

The Basics: Tuesday, January 2, 2012, 8:30 PM EST on ESPN, from Glendale. Oklahoma State (11-1, 8-1 Big Integer) and Stanford (11-1, 8-1 PAC12). Steve, our regular season picks champion, just happens to also be a Stanford season ticket holder, and gives us his rationale for the Cardinal’s sure victory. Be sure to check out […]

2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl- Why Oklahoma State Will Win

The Basics: Tuesday, January 2, 2012, 8:30 PM EST on ESPN, from Glendale. Oklahoma State (11-1, 8-1 Big Integer) and Stanford (11-1, 8-1 PAC12). Well, our Midwestern correspondent checks in with one side of the debate… yeah, he’s biased. Be sure to check out the counterpoint a bit later this evening. Since we have already […]

Silver Bullet Points Watches Carpetbombing

Quick look at a bit of coolness from yesterday’s presser, then onward into the fray- Buckeye news Ohio State announced yesterday that they will be wearing customized helmets for the Spring Game, painted with a military design to honor American servicemen and commemorate the 75th anniversary Jesse Owen’s performance at the Berlin Games. Most of […]

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 […]

Bowl Crap

As promised (or threatened. Whatever.), today we start the three part exploration of the “National Championship” process, including a look at the money trail on the current system, and a discussion about the relevancy for the whole thing. Much of this is from my work on an earlier site; I’ve updated it as best as […]

Troy Smith is way, way better than you

We had a couple of interesting pieces to publish today, so the countdown had to wait until the street lights went on….thanks for your patience! There’s only ten days left until the Ohio State Buckeyes take the field for the opening game of the 2009 season.  Now is the time that you begin to literally […]

Two weeks, one day…

Yup, we’ve reached day fifteen of our “Countdown to Kickoff”! Today, AJ Trapasso drives us into the stratosphere on our way to the final two weeks of… (No kickers this time? Are you kidding? Do you know how much research I’ve put into Gilman industries? Ah, well…) Today, we honor the pride of Calumet City […]

Matt Wilhelm – "None shall pass"

When compiling a list of the best linebackers ever to play at Ohio State, the list is long. Spielman, Cousineau, Hawk, Laurinaitis, Gradishar, Pepper Johnson, etc etc etc. While he rarely shows up on the list of all-time best LB, Matt Wilhelm is one of my favorites. And on his next-to-last play of his career, […]

Keith Byars only needs one shoe to kick your ass

With 41 days left before the kickoff to Ohio State football 2009, there was only one way to promote the day. We found the greatest player ever to wear the jersey at that number, Keith Byars. In 1984, Byars rushed for over 1,700 yards and 22 touchdowns. In one game against Illinois, he set the […]

The glory days of Brandon Schnittker

Brandon Schnittker wasn’t widely known outside of the diehard Buckeye circles. He was a great blocker and when you’re lined up in the same backfield as a freshman RB who has 1,300 yards on the season, you just KNOW you’re not getting the ball very much. So his stats are not going to dominate the […]

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