tBBC Kickoff Countdown Celebrates 63

Ed – We’re a little out of sync, we’ll get back into proper timing in the next couple days. We’re just over two months from kickoff, putting us squarely on #63 – another beatdown of the Pittsburgh Panthers. On September 18th, 1993, the 2-0 Ohio State Buckeyes faced off against the 1-1 Panthers. Pittsburgh rolled […]

tBBC Preview: Compass Bowl – Ole Miss vs. Pittsburgh

Ole Miss (6-6, 3-5 SEC) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6, 3-4 Big East) Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1 p.m. ET, ESPN The History: Formerly known as the Birmingham Bowl and the Bowl, the BBVA Compass Bowl takes place in Birmingham, Alabama. BBVA took over sponsorship of this game in 2010. The game usually puts a team from […]

Top 25: The Week in Review and The Week Ahead

Just because there wasn’t a bunch of action this week on the hardwood, doesn’t mean that there wasn’t anything interesting that happened.  Two Top 10 teams fell, one undefeated team dropped their first game, and two new teams were welcomed to the party (Sorry New Mexico, your fall from the Top 25 will keep me […]

tBBC Conference Calvacade: Big East

I was recently asked to do a conference preview of the Big East for the upcoming season.  Go ahead and laugh.  We drew straws, and I got the shortest one, so here I am, writing about the Big East, a conference that only has eight teams competing in football.  I know this conference’s football doesn’t […]

2012 BBVA Compass Bowl: SMU -vs- Pitt

More pointless bowls after New Year’s Day? Heck Nah! This game matters! To Dallas Fort Worth and the five people that aren’t Steelers fans in Pittsburgh. Okay, enough bitterness about the Bowl System. If it’s a bowl, we got it covered here at TBBC! The Basics: Saturday, January 7, 2012, 1:00 PM EST on ESPN, […]

March Madness 2011: Southeast Region

Ok, let’s take a look at the much maligned Southeast bracket…I also plead you don’t listen too much to what I have to say, because it may just confuse you more as you try to win tBBC Challenge. I’ve linked to some of our previous impressions as well, so you can make a better guess. […]

Super Bowl Sunday- Why I'm A Packer Backer

UPDATE: Whooooo!!!!!! The chili is simmering, my daughters have already made the only dessert appropriate, and the tasty beverages are chilling awaiting consumption. I’ve got my spot staked out in front of the plasma, and the guy that’s been at my Super Bowl party for eleven of the last twelve years has flown down from […]

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 […]

The Week That Were: 11.27.10

Here’s the soundtrack for this week’s journey through the recent past. It’s from one of my favorite artists, and the greatest Thanksgiving movie ever ANDIWILLFIGHTYOUIFYOUDISAGREE. Ahem. Although I usually don’t take requests, I almost made an exception for Coach Rodriguez. What a great week of football- three days worth of collegiate goodness, interspersed with some […]

The Week That Were: 10.09.10

This weeks’ post comes with a soundtrack: Not all that original, so if you want to get your “Gospel” on and hear the song that was going through my head all day yesterday, this is the link for you. Almost perfect. Like a no-hitter blown at the last minute, yesterday was this close to being […]

Thoughts on Eastern Michigan: Issues with the run game and pass defense?

Most fans wanted to see total domination of one of the worst teams in college football on Saturday. While it is difficult to call a 73-20 victory (the first time Ohio State has scored 70 since the “Mark May is going to hate Ohio State forever” beat down of Pitt in 1996) anything but that, Ohio […]

The Week That Were- Opening Weekend 2010!

Late Sunday/early Monday during the season (what can I say- west coast timezone), tBBC will be bringing you reflections on that week’s game. And, since it’s always great to have mood music to read to, let’s start with this clip from Pitchfork’s top ten videos from the ’90′s All is right with the world- football […]

Better than sex – Browns beat Steelers 13-6

There’s really no way to describe this feeling to anybody who hasn’t been a long-suffering fan of the Cleveland Browns, but I’ll try. Yes, we’re still only 2-11. Yes, we’re nowhere near a good team. Yes, we have massive holes to fill on both sides of the ball. But for one night, we did the […]

Buckeyes In The Fantasy World

If you’re like most football fans you probably play some form of fantasy football.  It gives me the ability to have a rooting interest in any NFL game I watch.  I also like to have hometown players on my team but since I live in Cleveland that’s not such a good idea.  So if you’re […]

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 […]