It’s championship week here at tBBC, and we’ll have all your B1G Tournament coverage coming up until the Buckeyes cut down the nets. So, it only makes sense, then, to have our soundtrack for today be the latest from OSU alum and friend of the site Mekka Don, who’s scored an exclusive deal to provide music for their coverage. From the press release:
The intersection of music and sports is prominently on display during high profile sporting events. Almost every sports arena has a DJ; players submit playlists to be played during warmups; and networks license music to help create excitement for their broadcasting. Mekka Don, an independent hip-hop artist and former NCAA athlete (Ohio State football), has inked a multi-song licensing deal with the Big Ten Network to provide music for the upcoming Big Ten Tournament games and coverage. The Big Ten Tournament begins on March 14th on the Big Ten Network.
And here, in an exclusive for tBBC readers, is the the title track for tournament time:
You can support Mekka Don and download this at his site on iTunes… just in time for March’s Madness.
Welcome Back? Rumors have been swirling all week that former Buckeye Defensive Coordinator Jim Heacock would be returning to the WHAC in a “quality control” capacity; huge tip, it seems, to Nevadabuck from the Scout site for dropping the knowledge first. The position would be similar to what a number of schools (most specifically Alabama) are doing in expanding their staff, and you’ve got to think that it will not only strengthen the Silver Bullets but also maintain the relationships that Heacock had with area high school coaches. In addition, it provides a fallback of sorts should the defensive staff lose a member to another opportunity.
It’s been a while since we’ve done an “official” playlist here at the mothership, although our posts certainly reflect how much of an impact music has on our lives- It’s not gameday without music.
While that’s obvious to any true Buckeye, since they don’t call it “The Marginally Adequate Musical Group In This General Vacinity At This Point In Time“, for many people the tunes start during the week of the game and don’t end until we’ve sung Carmen Ohio and “wobbled in our shoes“.
And it’s not just the marching band that’s highlights our college sports experience; Buckeye fans have embraced many other songs as part of the Ohio State canon- “Hang On Sloopy” is an obvious example, but you could include “Neutron Dance” and “Seven Nation Army” to the hymnody bathed in scarlet and gray. The “Bong!!!” that we resonate with, even on our livechats during the games, comes from a rock and roll anthem; like many college fans, hearing the “O Fortuna” from Carmina Burona doesn’t give images of Italian opera; instead it’s the sountrack to Saturdays.
Even the band has crossed over into the world of mainstream music.
And I’m sure there’s many, many more examples that we can come up with.
Because of the melodic connection so many fans have with Buckeye Sports, we often get great musical “submissions” here at tBBC. Today, we want to highlight a few of them and give you a chance to connect with local artists who bleed scarlet and gray just as much as you do.
Mekka Don- Let’s Go (O-H-I-O)
This is a song that you’re probably already familiar with- it’s been played at the ‘Shoe, and Mekka Don even performed it as part of the Homecoming festivities prior to the game against Nebraska. Read More
We interrupt your regularly scheduled dose of self immolation and national schadenfreude so you can enjoy some good news from Columbus.
What does this have to do with football? Perhaps Evan Blankenship can answer that for you…
He finished third (third!?!?) behind the fencing club’s Michael Jackson review, although Mark Titus said that the competition was over once he heard Evan sing.
Happy Friday… would it have killed him to do a little Mumford and Sons?
And now for something completely different… After a long day covering the not new “News”, it’s time to dust of the ol standby to soothe the scarlet and gray soul. Yup, it’s our occassional feature where we bring you the dulcet tones that are running through our lives and through our heads.
And this time, it’s got an “audience participation” twist. You may know that we’re big fans of The Ohio State Marching band, hereabouts… we’ve got some band geeks writing for us, and our corporate wallpaper celebrates the group that kicks major brass.
So we were excited to get an email about a way to help the drum line win a competition against those scalawags at Wisconsin, Purdue, and Minnesota. Seems that Red Bull has a contest running where various drum lines are competing for prizes and so forth, and the Scarlet and Gray are leading the pack for the “Midwest Conference”. You can check their entry after the break
Stuff from around the webs, some Buckeye, some not. And yeah… I decided to jump in the old wayback machine and get out my highschool albums for this one.
Little Sister, hit the stage. She can’t help it, she’s coming of age: Lots of TCU billboards around Columbus these days, taking a shot at President Gee’s comments regarding their schedule by touting the Frogs’ win over Wisconsin. Three things…
Enjoy the amazing things going on with your program and your BCS win, Frogs. Call us when you’ve got 6 of them.
If you’re like me, you’re looking for that special something for the Buckeye fan in your life.
Or, you’re cruisin’ around the web making a list for the people who ask you “What do you want under the tree this year?”
After all, this is the season of giving; and we know that “the best way to spread Buckeye cheer is singing loud for all to hear“. Read More