Second Thoughts: Northern Illinois vs. Ohio State

Well, that wasn’t as much fun as we’d hoped. The Buckeyes remain undefeated, barely, by edging Northern Illinois 20-13 on Saturday. There were stretches of very good play and stretches of uninspired play by Ohio State. Here’s what I think. Special Teams The Special Teams had a great day against NIU.  They were 2-2 on […]


Ohio State Edges Northern Illinois, 20-13

(Charles did the heavy lifting on this Recap. I merely skated in at the end) Short Version Ohio State extended it’s record to 3-0 by edging Northern Illinois University 20-13. It was a game marked by great defense/inept offense (take your pick) as NIU gained 190 total yards and OSU 298 yards. Ohio State had […]


What Do You Want To See? Northern Illinois

Are we done debating about Ohio State’s perceived offensive struggle? There is no struggle if you ask me. Short week. Emotional win. First game back with some of the regulars. Not making excuses. Just being realistic. Get it? Got it? Good. Let’s move on. Or channeling my inner Yoda … on let’s move. I think […]

The Week That Were: 2013 Championship Weekend

Look, I know it’s the holiday season and all that, but I’m not feeling it just yet. Here’s some Ella if you’re in a similar mood this Monday. And so it ends… not with a bang, but a whimper. Not for everyone, but for fanbases who entered Saturday with significant postseason aspirations, the doors gently […]

tBBC Preview: Orange Bowl – Northern Illinois vs. Florida State

Kirk Herbstreit’s favorite BCS matchup. Northern Illinois (12-1, 8-0 MAC) vs. Florida State (11-2, 7-1 ACC) Tuesday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN The History: The Orange Bowl has been played annually since 1935, making it the second-oldest bowl game, along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl, behind the Rose Bowl. Played in […]

The Week That Were: 12.1.12

Getting ready for the next phase of college fandom, that wonderful world filled with gifts of college hoops and bowl catastophies. As such, here’s the soundtrack for this week’s look back. Robert Frost once said, “Nothing Gold can stay”; and so, another leaf turns and this college football season comes to a close. Before we […]

The Week That Were: Opening Weekend 2012

Sure, there’s games on Monday, but the weekend has been so amazing that we just couldn’t wait to get back in the saddle for our reflections on the games of note.  Plus, are we really all that excited about a game that’s all technical and stuff?  I thought not.  Obvious choice for this week’s soundtrack… […]

Humanitarian Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State

Continuing our look across the vast expanse that is the honorable bowl season… Northern Illinois (10-3, 8-0 MAC) vs. Fresno State (8-4, 5-3 WAC) December 18, 2010 5:30 PM ET ESPN History: Believe it or not, this is the thirteenth edition of this epic endeavor, which is on at least it’s fourth sponsor. Played, as […]

Meeting my quota

While I will strive to NOT post boring stuff just for the sake of posting, I want to make a solid effort to blog on a daily basis. I realize that i have very few readers right now, but that is no excuse for laziness…as a matter of fact, it’s a GREAT way to build […]