We’re number TWO!?

Written August 13th, 2013 by Patrick

Number Two… For Now

As a new college football season approaches, most fans are full of anticipation of what the 2013 season will hold for their beloved team. Fans are full of anticipation, eager for August 31st to get here so we can put shoe to leather.

One of the rights of passage for college football fans is the ever popular preseason polls. Some publications release their polls early in the summer, only to leave fans drooling with anticipation for the “official AP and Coaches poll”. When the first Coaches poll was released a few weeks back, fans combed over, analyzed, and dissected every aspect of 1-25 and who “also received votes”.

Most Buckeye fans were very pleased with their preseason #2 ranking, right behind the 2011 and 2012 national champion Alabama Crimson Tide. We will take a look back over the past 14 seasons and see how much preseason rankings actually mean when it comes to winning a national championship. Read More

Silver Bullet Points Changes The Game

Written January 9th, 2013 by MaliBuckeye

Well, it’s the day that I’m certain you have all been anxiously awaiting, leading us to only one choice for today’s soundtrack. Well, Ok… two, and anything from these guys would also suffice.

Spark Something Great

Buckeye 411

  • Turf to Surf- Well, it’s 9 days into 2013, and day two of Ohio State’s reign as National Champion… what are you going to do to celebrate? Coach Meyer seems to be interested in doing some fishing with his son, and will be doing a special edition of “Gridiron Outdoors“.  According to the press release we got earlier, the episode will

provide viewers a unique look into his life away from the sidelines. Urban offers insight into why he came back to coach, the passion he has to coach college athletes and what it truly means to “get away.” The episode is about more than just fishing as a sport; it captures how the spirit of the outdoors brings families closer as Urban and his son Nate tackle shark, barracuda, black jack, grouper and tarpon.

Not to be left out, Coach Hoke will head over to Long John Silvers’ for their “Whitefish Wednesdays”. Hushpuppies, beware.

Coach Meyer’s episode will air on Saturday, July 12th at 7:00 PM ET on the Outdoor Channel. Consult your local blah blah blah

  • Surf AND Turf? Following Ohio State’s third place finish in the AP poll (like anyone pays attention to that), Urban landed a $150K bonus as a part of his salary… enough to get some steak to go with the salmon he catches, I’m sure. There have been a number of articles written about the arbitrary nature of the final poll- why some people had the only undefeated team in the country ranked tenth, for instance- but when you realize that ending up one spot down the rung cost Urban an additional $100K, you can understand that your consternation is probably not anywhere close to what it could be.
  • Target Practice- Tuesday saw the “unveiling” of the BCS Championship Logo for 2014, the final year of the current configuration (more later). That’s the goal for this Buckeye team… and if you follow any current members on twitter or facebook, you know that they’re fully aware of this fact.  January 2014 will see the 100th Rose Bowl Game AND the BCS Championship hosted in Pasadena- tBBC is already working on tailgate options for either matchup should the Buckeyes head out to my backyard.  ‘Cause last time was AMAZING.
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Congrats!

Written January 11th, 2011 by MaliBuckeye

Auburn Tigers, 14-0 and BCS National Champions.

However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t share this bit of wonderful with you, courtesy of LSUFreek:

That kind of year.

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BCS National Championship Game: Oregon vs. Auburn

Written January 10th, 2011 by Eric

Make certain to join us on Monday Night at 8:00 PM for our National Championship Game LiveBlog!

The one you’ve all been waiting for…well, outside of the Sugar Bowl, of course…


Oregon (12-0, 9-0 Pac-10) vs. Auburn (13-0, 9-0 SEC)

January 10, 2011 8:30 PM ET ESPN

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

History

To the victor, go the spoils.

The history of the BCS National Championship game is rife with conflict.  The game’s true origins start with the Bowl Coalition – a grouping of the SEC, Big 8, SWC, ACC and Big East, along with Notre Dame.  Six bowl games were included in the agreement: the Orange, Sugar, Cotton, Fiesta, Gator and John Hancock.  The premise was to attempt to get the top teams in each conference to face off with one another, generating a “true” champion.  Unfortunately for the Coalition, without the inclusion of the Big Ten or Pac-10 who remained tied to the Rose Bowl, the system was unable to crown a champion unless the top two teams resulted from its member conferences.

Weaknesses in the South Western Conference, along with poor play from Notre Dame, helped lead to the end of the Coalition and the creation of the Bowl Alliance.  Functionally, it was the same group of conferences, except the SWC and Big 8 were replaced with the newly formed Big 12 conference.  The Big Ten still remained outside of the Alliance due to their ties with the Rose Bowl, but at-large Big Ten teams were allowed to participate in the Alliance Bowl games.  Both Penn State (Won 1997 Fiesta against Texas) and Ohio State (Lost 1998 Sugar to Florida State) participated.

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