It’s been a while since our friend Kevin Dearth has graced our pages with a new wallpaper for your desktop or laptop… or to sneak onto the tablet of the office Wolverine. Luckily, though, he’s got a couple of things today to fix that situation… and something more in the works.
First up, a look back and forward at this year’s newest members of the Ohio State Family:
Two weeks ago, the staff here at The Buckeye Battle Cry expanded by one new writer. Well, not necessarily NEW, but it’s one more writer than there was in 2013.
My name is Jeff, and I founded this website back in 2006. I’ll be rejoining the gang here for a weekly article (probably more than that over time. Baby steps to the elevator, baby steps to the door.)
This morning, my duty was to write an article – my choice. For some reason, they treat me well. They allow me to write whatever I choose.
But therein lies the problem I face as I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, whatever).
You see, I couldn’t find a topic to write about this week. The people I brought in to run this website (and the people who they brought on to add further growth) have done such an amazing job that I cannot find a subject that they do not have under control.
When I began this website, it was strictly about football and basketball. I didn’t cover wrestling or women’s basketball, barely touched recruiting, only mentioned TBDBITL on occasion. All of those are now staples of tBBC experience.
It’s been nearly four years since I last roamed the proverbial sidelines here at tBBC, and every day I am impressed with how far this site has come.
So for today, allow me to pay tribute to the men and women that run The Buckeye Battle Cry. They are the ones that bring you amazing coverage of The Ohio State University. I’m just lucky to have them around. Thanks for having me back.
Enjoy, and Go Bucks!
- Jeff Seemann, founder – The Buckeye Battle Cry
As is tradition here at tBBC, we give contest winners the chance to write an article to share with the rest of the world. This year is no different, even if the contest winner is a seven year old Oklahoma State fan. Introducing Caleb, as interviewed by his dad (our B1g12 correspondent):
2) What was your strategy in picking the games? At first I picked the teams that I liked the most, and then I looked at the match ups and picked the team with the highest percentage.
3) Caleb, you said you picked the teams you liked most. What made you like them the most? From states I’ve been to (CO, TX, KS, NE), states I grew up in (Cali and OK), and states I’ve learned to like.
4) What is your favorite state? California, because I grew up in it and have a lot of family in it.
5) Who is your favorite sports team? OKC Thunder because they are the first team I’ve known about and I really like going to their games.
6) What are your thoughts on winning this game? I’m a kid and I beat all the grown ups. I should teach my dad and uncle Mali how to pick better.
7) What sport would you like to play? None of them because I like science experiments, math and building things.
9) Caleb, as we end, do you have anything else you want to say? I have a joke. “Where do all the sport shirts come from? Jersey”
With Florida State’s last minute victory in Pasadena last night, the BCS era comes to an end.
Congratulations to the Seminoles on their victory; thanks too for ensuring that the SECSECSEC went winless in the last year of the BCS.
Now that the Bowls have concluded for 2013-14, we also need to congratulate the winner(s) of our Pick-em contest.
The overall winner, believe it or not, is the seven year old son of a friend of mine (our Big12 correspondent). He blew away the competition, and won our contest with three more correct picks than the second place entries. In second place is Troy, who tied yours truly with 22 correct picks. Bro, check your mail for information regarding your major awards. As for your favorite tBBC staffers, Ken and Patrick were first and second runners up, with Jason ending up at the bottom.
Thanks again to ALL who played this season, and to our great sponsors for helping us out this way. Be sure to keep following the news here at tBBC for your next chance to win!
Amidst all of the revelry from last night (hoops win, amazing bowl game, good news from All American practices, traditional end of year festivities), we asked the staff to come up with some resolutions that members of the Ohio State football and basketball programs should adapt for 2014. Just for giggles, we’ve added a “wild card” where people could either make another “suggestion” or publicly announce one of their own.
Let’s see what they came up with:
It’s Christmas morning, and if you’re like me you’ve been up for hours because your kids just had to get to the presents that you were putting together until 3 AM. And now, in the lull between gift opening and your fourth coffee, you turn to the solace of the interwebs for holiday joy.
As we do every year, we asked the staff for their holiday wishes… hopefully the big guy hooked everyone up:
What thing do you hope Santa brings the Buckeyes this year?
Who in the B1G found a huge bag of coal this morning? Read More
Quick update on tBBC’s Championship Chase, our yearly contest for all of our Buckeye Yahoo!s…
Of the over 50 folks who signed up to play, Toasted Bucknut ended the season on top with 252 points! Drop us a note here at the mothership, and we’ll get you hooked up for your prize package and so forth.
Your humble correspondent ended up atop the Staff challenge, and found myself in the huge logjam that was the second place shootout. You know what they say, though- “Second place is still not where Michigan finished this year.”
And now that the Bowl Movement has been completed, we can also announce the next contest for all of the armchair defensive coordinators in Buckeye Nation. If you’re looking to have yet another reason to watch all 35 of the bowl games this holiday season, you can tell your family that you’ve got something important riding on it since you’ve entered tBBC Bowl Challenge.
In order to join the group, just go to College Football Pick’em, and click the “Join Group” button. From there, enter the following information…
Group ID#: 6433
As a reminder, since we switched our contests over from ESPN to Yahoo!, the BCS has died. Success! Read More
We’re blessed here at tBBC.
Not just in being fans of the greatest program in the country, but also in having the opportunity to come across your intertrons and onto your computer/tablet/mobile device. To have the chance to interact daily with the best fans in the land, and to possibly impact your Ohio State experience in ways that are positive is something that we cherish deeply- thank you for making us a part of your daily lives.
Here’s a bit more of our team’s moments of gratitude and what we’re thankful for today as we argue over the other drumstick on Dexter’s rotisserie turkey: