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Monday Morning Commentary – Twitter

Written July 30th, 2012 by WVaBuckeye

It is a fine line between cheeky web shenanigans and far more serious banter in this age of social media. The internet never forgets.

In my short time on twitter, more specifically since taking on being a blogger for the Buckeye Battle Cry and the Good in Sports , I have tried to stick to a golden rule. If I don’t have anything positive to say, I won’t say anything at all.

Now that’s just me and it lends to my attitude that if someone is being stupid on twitter, I let them be stupid. It will take care of itself and people will see people for what they are through their actions.

Other people clearly do not share those same ideas regarding what is appropriate commentary on Twitter and online more generally.

This leads me to believe that what may or may not be considered cyber bullying needs to be looked in to and thought about more deeply by those that may participate in such not so innocent shenanigans.

I have seen people go on a rampage and attack players, fans, recruits and even bloggers for things that they post. Has anyone stopped to think that you cannot really hide behind the twitter account? Read More

Silver Bullet Points To The Money

Written April 26th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

In this week’s edition of news and notes, we take a look at the ever swirling world of college “playoffs”; helping you get to the bottom of the matter. You can probably guess where this is headed…

Never forget

Buckeye 411

  • Hangin’ With Urb- Hopefully you were one of the students who were able to get your tickets to the upcoming “meet and greet” with Ohio State’s new head coach. If so, I’m sure you’re in for a treat. Absolutely no disrespect to Coach Tressel, but the public speaking and offensive styles of these two men were pretty consistent: The Senator wanted to kill clock, lull you into complacency, and wait for you to make a mistake. Coach Meyer will see how many questions he can answer in a minute, and expects every one of them to score.
  • Ah, Gee-  Ohio State’s president was in the news again, this time for saying what most of us realized anyway- the recent “print media” coverage of the Ohio State program was less than flattering, often inaccurate, and aimed at drawing eyeballs/pageviews more than conveying the truth.  My favorite part of that interview? George “Buckeye Raffles and UCLA Weed OMG!!” Dohrmann comment-

(Gee) knows more about bow ties than he does about journalism.

Probably true, but since Gordo is a fifteenth level bow-tie ninja, what does that say about your point?

OT J.B. Shugarts (seventh or free agent): Good size, but had false start and some foot problems with the Buckeyes.

  • Tweetles and twootles- If you’re on the twitter, a) give us a follow and b) check out the #BuckeyeNationProblems hashtag from last night.
  • Video And Such- We’re awaiting the next bunch of greatness from a certain southern sportscaster, but in the mean time this ain’t too bad: Read More

Plugging In To tBBC

Written August 25th, 2010 by MaliBuckeye

As much fun as the shenanigans and hilarity is hereabouts, it’s never been just about us. The gang works hard to bring you the news and important commentary, but it’s a lot more interesting  when you all jump into the mix. As such, we’ve got a couple of ways for you to get more involved.

Comments; Don’t just read; react and respond! Let us know your thoughts; even if they’re way off base, they can’t be any more random than what we come up with.  Be sure you check out our guidelines, and dive right in.

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Random thoughts as the season approaches

Written August 16th, 2009 by Jeff

Some random thoughts floating around my skull tonight……

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The Buckeyes have a LOT to live up to this year, and it’s much much more than a fifth straight Big Ten title and another crack at a big BCS bowl game.

Ohio State is more than just the champions of this league four straight years. We are downright dominating it, and that needs to continue. Take a look at this stat – here’s what the league looks like over the past four seasons;

Big Ten records 2005-2008

W L Games back
Ohio State 29 3 0
Penn State 23 9 6
Michigan 20 12 9
Wisconsin 20 12 9
Iowa 16 16 13
Northwestern 15 17 14
Purdue 13 19 16
Michigan State 12 20 17
Minnesota 10 22 19
Illinois 10 22 19
Indiana 8 24 21

Ohio State has lost only 3 games in 4 years.  EVERY other team in the Big Ten has had AT LEAST one season with 4 losses in it….and we don’t have a TOTAL of four losses combined.

That’s not just champion material….that’s total control. And it needs to continue.

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Earlier today, Wisconsin suspended a pair of players, Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter.  So far, no word on why the two were suspended, or any word on how long they’ll be out.

aubrey plaza

Surly teenager + nothing to do + Wisconsin = trouble

But it will hurt the Badgers. Both were starting safeties and both were seniors.

My biggest concern is not whether or not they players will return to the field this year, but whether or not it will affect the lineup on “Parks And Recreation” this fall.

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Word from Penn State today is that sophomore LB Michael Mauti has an ACL tear in his knee. Not good news for a linebacker. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Tomorrow morning, I’ll be taking my daughter up to Cedar Point for one last time before she enters the 5th Grade. THIS is why I got two new writers….vacation days!

Just kidding guys…but make sure you put up a post for Day #19. Hint – use a punter whose name rhymes with Rom Rupa. And clean the kitchen. I don’t know who left those dishes, but it’s not my turn to wash them.

For those of you unfamiliar with Cedar Point, it’s THE place to go if you’re a roller coaster freak. Charlotte and I LOVE the coasters, so we’re all about it tomorrow. Also, it’s a few miles from the border of TSUN, so I’m wearing my Beanie Wells jersey. It’s been fun going up to CP for the last several years. Michigan fans usually just put their heads down and don’t look you in the eye up there anymore.

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The BBC is using Twitter right now (follow us here), but we’re still new to the medium and we’re just getting revved up in taking full advantage of it’s technology. We are still trying to become as popular as Eleven Warriors (story of our life, huh?).

Anyway, I was at work yesterday when I got word of my latest follower on Twitter. Yeah, I was pretty jazzed about it for the rest of the day.

Bo Biafra.

For those of you who don’t know the magic that is Bo Biafra, let me give you a taste. Here’s my favorite song of theirs, that I put into a video. Ladies and gentlemen, the lead singer of the Dead Schembechlers with their classic tune, “Chad Henne Is A Joke”. Lyrics are probably NSFW. Hide the kids and/or distract the boss.

Yeah, that was also a good excuse to post that video. It always pisses off the Michigan bastards. 250,000 viewers can’t be wrong.

Thanks, Bo. Nice to see you read The BBC. I’m a big fan.

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