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Five Buckeyes named to FWAA 75th anniversary team

Ohio State football is represented by five all-time greats on the Football Writers Association of America 75th Anniversary All-America team.  Running back Archie Griffin, offensive lineman Orlando Pace and defensive back Jack Tatum made the first team while offensive lineman John Hicks is on the second team and linebacker Chris Spielman is a third-teamer.  Only Nebraska managed...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Needs Receivers?

Seth at MGoBlog took a look at conference receiving over the last decade, and I noticed something as I was scanning the table with NFL draft picks in it. No Boilers, no Boilers … hmm, no Purdue WRs drafted by the NFL in the last 10 years. So I figured I’d ask p-f-r, because it knows everything. Give me a list of all Purdue WRs drafted in the Zlionsfan Graduate Era, 1991-2015...
Via Boiled Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Buckeyes, Ducks title game jerseys revealed

This time, Ohio State will wear those sharp scarlet jerseys. After teasing fans with a preview of jerseys the Buckeyes weren't going to wear in their Sugar Bowl/College Football Playoff semifinal matchup against Alabama, Nike revealed Monday how Ohio State will look in the title game against Oregon next week. Ohio State soon followed. If those uniforms look familiar to Ohio State...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Anniversary, or nah?

Today marks the 42nd anniversary of a date that will live forever in infamy with Raiders fans, at least those of us who were around and old enough to remember the Immaculate Reception. Or as we prefer to call it, the Immaculate Deception. For those who can bear to watch, here is the original broadcast of the play that ended the Raiders 1972 season in Pittsburgh: Immaculate Reception...
Via cover32 - Raiders
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerod Holliman Awarded Jack Tatum Award For Nation’s Top Defensive Back

Photo: Pete Cautilli Louisville junior safety Gerod Holliman was honored with the Columbus Touchdown Club’s Jack Tatum Award for best defensive back in the country on Monday evening. Holliman was considered the favorite after recording 14-interceptions during the regular season, which was set by Al Worley of Washington in 1968. With one game left in 2014, Holliman has a chance...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shots From The ‘Shoe- Ohio State 4 Miler

To me, running for fun is nauseating at best. Growing up playing sports, I absolutely despised the running part of any sport I played, so when I saw the Ohio State 4 miler, the thought of running in it made me shake like Brady Hoke at a salad bar. The OSU 4 miler is a 4 mile run that starts on the east side of the Shoe, travels through campus and ends on the 50 yard line. The Ohio...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Best Coaches You’ve Never Heard Of

The Bear. Darrell Royal. Bud Wilkinson. Bobby Bowden. Barry Switzer. Tom Osborne. Steve Spurrier. General Robert Neyland. Woody. Bo. JoePa. John McKay. Pete Carroll. Don James. Knute Rockne. Pop Warner. Amos Alonzo Stagg. Walter Camp. Bob Stoops. Ara Parseghian. You know the names of many great coaches in college football, but what about the coaches who — while well known in the...
Via The Student Section
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 Best Coaches You’ve Never Heard Of

The Bear. Darrell Royal. Bud Wilkinson. Bobby Bowden. Barry Switzer. Tom Osborne. Steve Spurrier. General Robert Neyland. Woody. Bo. JoePa. John McKay. Pete Carroll. Don James. Knute Rockne. Pop Warner. Amos Alonzo Stagg. Walter Camp. Bob Stoops. Ara Parseghian. You know the names of many great coaches in college football, but what about the coaches who — while well known in the...
Via Bloguin Best
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider Report: Ray Guy’s Journey Into The Hall Of Fame Is Finally Complete

The Oakland Raiders are chock full of history and great players and coaches. People like John Madden, Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, Howie Long and Jack Tatum have donned the Silver & Black. The long list of Raiders that deserve to be in the hall is still long and growing, however, this coming weekend Raider Nation can finally get one of the best players to ever play the game into...
Via BaySportsNet
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What If the Immaculate Reception Was Ruled Incomplete?

Starting on February 14, 2014, Sam Quinn and The Sports Post have decided to run down the 52 Greatest What Ifs in NFL History, one per week, for the next year. For a list of published What Ifs, as well as the introductory piece, click here. We all know the story of the Immaculate Reception. In the 1972 playoffs, Terry Bradshaw throws a fourth down pass that is knocked out of the...
Via The Sports Post
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing Raiders best first round draft picks

With little more than a week to go until the 2014 NFL Draft is upon us, it begs the question just what are the expectations when it comes to the picks that the Oakland Raiders have? Raider Nation has dissected the number five pick and had many a debate about what general manager Reggie McKenzie will do when the Raiders are on the clock. McKenzie has made it clear that his draft day...
Via cover32 - Raiders
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A little-known pro-Pittsburgh Steelers rule that should shut the Oakland Raiders up

The Immaculate Reception…nevermind a description of that play, because if you don’t know about it already, well, there are literally thousands of articles floating around the Internet (even one or two written by Yours truly) that will fill in the blanks for you quite nicely. However, in the event that one of those articles happens to be filled with pro-Raiders propaganda, claiming...
Via cover32 - Steelers
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders have won the Super Bowl in 1972?

Since Steelers week on NFL Network has come and gone and the Immaculate Reception was shown again, I often wonder if the Raiders would have won their first Super Bowl instead of the Miami Dolphins having the first and only undefeated season in NFL history. Before I get into that, let’s quickly review some points on the play that ended the Raiders hopes. The debate over the Immaculate...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Bad Ass Players In NFL History

The NFL as always been full of characters. Mean, imposing, almost movie-like in their posture. And fans for decades have been drawn to them. They become heroes. They become cult-like figures and they all become the stuff of legend, well afte they retire from the sport. Here is a list of 20 of the baddest NFL players of all time. Yes, there are others I am sure it will be scrutinized...
Via Football Nation
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The NFL's 10 Biggest Villains Of All Time

A great story needs a worthy villain to sustain interest in the plot. It works the same way in the sports world. There’s nothing more satisfying for a team’s fans than when they’re beating an opponent that’s nearly universally despised (except by its own rabid fan base).Villains in sports can be an individual or team; owner, coach or player. The best of those villains aren’t...
Via Football Nation
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NYTimes Article Calls Watching Super Bowl “Immoral”

At least one person will not be watching Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday. And you might be surprised to find out why. Steve Almond wrote an article for The New York Times titled, “Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?” After a lifetime of football fandom, Mr. Almond is choosing not to watch this year’s big game purely because of football’s brutality. “We not only tolerate...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo’s free agency dilemma

Yep, it’s true the Bills have a free agency dilemma. His name is Jairus Byrd. I have not seen a safety cause this much drama since Jack Tatum patrolled the Oakland Raider secondary. The dilemma is this – the Bills have to sign Byrd and they will in all likelihood have to overpay in order to do it. Byrd may not want to play in Buffalo, and not for the reasons many of you think...
Via cover32 - Bills
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 biggest bullies in NFL history

Being a bully on the football field isn’t quite the same as being a dirty player. There are similarities. Both stretch the bounds of what the rules allow. A dirty player will take handfuls of jersey, inconspicuous kicks or punches when they believe they can get away with it.The difference is a bully doesn’t worry about where the boundaries of the rules end. They do their business...
Via Football Nation
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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