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:
As you’re getting ready for the matchup with the Ohio Bobcats, you’ll need some music to enhance the atmosphere. Lucky for you Ohio State alumni and friend of tBBC Mekka Don has done it again with the official song for the 2013-14 Buckeye Hoops Season.
He’s been working with the team and the OSU Athletic Department and The Nuthouse- this will be at the Schott and all over your Ohio State Hoops season.
You can get the song for yourself at his site or on iTunes (if that’s your thing) as well as picking up the “Juice” single. You can also still get your shirt at the official Ohio State online store- For the record, the Buckeye football team is undefeated when I sport my Juice threads.
He’s also dropping an album later this fall that we’ll be filling you in on as well.
Go Nuts, Buckeye Nation!
From the press release: Read More
If you’ve been at the ‘Shoe lately, then chances are that you’ve heard our friend Mekka Don’s 2013 football anthem.
But it’s not just through the sound system… he’s been all over gameday, performing live and helping get folks ready for kickoff!
Here’s some news and video from his latest trip-
Mekka Don returned to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio to do an autograph signing for his “Juice” tee shirts with Ohio State and perform his officially licensed Ohio State anthem “Juice” at River Jam. River Jam is sponsored by WNCI 97.9 and WCMH NBC Channel 4. Check out the news media features of Mekka Don on ABC 6, NBC 4, and 10TV. Buckeye Nation was alive and JUICED up!
The 2013 Ohio State season kicks off Saturday with one goal in mind: Pasadena. For all the Roses… or for the Crystal Trophy.
Between now and then, though, there’s a lot of football that will happen- big plays, controversial calls, fantastic finishes, amazing performances… and we’ve got your chance to get involved, with our annual “Pick-Em” contest. Read More
Welcome to a special edition tBBC Round-table© where a few staffers decided to get together and come up with some admittedly absurd comments. We just went around the table looking for possible events this football season, be it on the stage of Ohio State, B1G or college football in general.
Disclaimer: this is presented in the spirit of pre-season ‘decompression’; no one here suggests that you use this information for possibly nefarious purposes.
Here we go, in no particular order… well, actually it’s in alphabetical order.
Q: How many times will the media try to justify Johnny Manziel’s actions?
A: Over for sure…..one a day for the remainder of the football season.
And I’ve already seen one!
Q: How many games will Ohio State win?
A: Well we aren’t losing any games so figure out the answer yourself!
Follow up comment by Eric
A: Set the bar at 11.5 games and you’ll have a tough bet. I might take the under on that.
(Eric may have his research methodology down pat, something to consider.)
Ohio State alumni and friend of tBBC Mekka Don has released the official song for the 2013 football season.
He’s been working with the team and the OSU Athletic Department on this, so you’re sure to hear it at tailgates, at the game, and during the afterparties. Oh, and he’s going to be featured at Eleven Warriors’ great Eat Too Brutus event.
You can get the song for yourself at his site- Personally, I’m still using last year’s release as a part of my workout mix, so I’m really excited about what’s coming up.
He’s also dropping an album later this fall that we’ll be filling you in on as well.
From the press release:
Mekka Don will be releasing his new single ”Juice” for Buckeye Nation on Tuesday August 6th that will be played at every home football game at The Shoe this upcoming season. The song plays on the Urban Meyer mantra of who’s got the “juice”, and features a catchy beat, hypnotic hook and plenty of fiery lyrics to get Buckeye Nation juiced up for games this year.
Mekka Don’s last Buckeye release “Let’s Go O-H-I-O” was played in The Shoe before every home game, licensed for commercial use by multiple outlets, and was performed at The Ohio State v. Indiana Men’s Basketball Game. Additionally the song was used to create a “Let’s Go O-H-I-O” fan video with OSU which served as a rallying cry for the Men’s Basketball team during March Madness, and sparked the creation of a successful t-shirt by Columbus based company Homage. “With the reception for ‘Let’s Go O-H-I-O’ last year and all of the excitement surrounding Ohio State Football this year, I felt like it was only right to give the fans something new to jam to before football games. We’ve been through a lot the last couple years and its time for us to regain our rightful place in the college football landscape. We all have to bring the Juice every single week,” says Mekka Don.
Juice is available for download at http://shop.mekkadon.com .
Mekka Don is a former Ohio State football player, and OSU graduate who is a rising star in the music industry. He was named and MTV Freshman last year by MTVu, has licensed music to multiple networks including ESPN and BTN, and has been featured on several media outlets including MTV, VH1, and Sirius radio.
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Now that the Buckeyes have (mostly) all checked into Camp Meyer, and the roster is filling up, we thought it would be a fantastic time to introduce the three newest members of our merry band of misfits.
You’ve read their work over the past moth or so, but we’re really excited about having their insight and presence on the site beginning this week. It’s like National Letter Of Intent Day all over again, and we got all of the five stars that were listed on our recruiting board.
Here’s a little bit about the folks that you’ll be getting to know over the next months and years-
Added to the eight or nine of us that are always busy bringing you unique commentary and coverage, and we really believe that this is one of the best teams on the interwebs.
In addition to those three getting the black stripes removed from their helmets, we’ve got a lot of great things we’re planning for what’s sure to be an amazing year of Ohio State sports, including some cool partnerships, the best podcasts in Buckeye Nation, and lots of ways for the fans to get involved.
Thanks as always for making us a part of your Ohio State routine… and Go Bucks!
Welcome to Monday Musings, I’m glad that you stopped in. You may want to grab a beverage or two before we get started. Go ahead, I’ll wait..
I have a bit of news on an interesting research topic just released this past week. A study led by Dr. Pravin Kaumaya, PhD has had some success in preliminary tests of developing a cancer vaccine to inhibit cancer cell growth in several types of cancer; such as breast, lung, colon and head and neck.
Here’s the advantage with using a peptide-based vaccine. Small proteins called peptides offer potentially safer, more effective and less costly alternatives to antibody-based drugs now used to treat many cancers. (Emphasis mine). I know from second-hand experience that the highlighted traits are significant. If this vaccine development can deliver the results as anticipated, it would be a tremendous advance in cancer treatment.
“Our findings could lead to novel peptide vaccines and mimetic inhibitors that target HER1 in tumors of the breast, lung, colon and head and neck, and that overcome many of the significant shortcomings of antibody-based drugs such as cetuximab,” says principal investigator Pravin Kaumaya, PhD, director of the division of vaccine development at the OSUCCC – James.
“Such peptide agents might enable the development of combination immunotherapies using either HER2 vaccines or VEGF therapy that avoid the mechanisms of resistance or secondary treatment failures sometimes experienced with antibody treatment,” says Kaumaya, who is also professor of obstetrics and gynecology, of molecular and cellular biochemistry, and of microbiology at Ohio State.