1. Bearing the Burdens of My Buckeye Dad

    As most of you reading this article, I got my first glimpse into the wide world of sports largely because of my dad. It's what fathers do...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 237 reads 20 comments

  2. The NFL Draft: Making Fools of Football Fans Since 1936

    The offseason. Isn't it glorious? Without it, when would we find time to chop that pile of wood that's been sitting in the backyard since September, or catch up on those Hallmark Classic movies with your wife? Life doesn't get any better...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 454 reads 18 comments

  3. Ohio State-Texas: The Complete Fiesta Bowl Guide

    No. 10 Ohio State (10-2) vs. No. 3 Texas (11-1) Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, 8:00 PM ET University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ Spread: Texas -8 How they got here... The Ohio State Buckeyes started the year of with very high expectations...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 1,107 reads 9 comments

  4. Kansas-Minnesota: The Complete Insight Bowl Guide

    This postseason, B/R college football writers are teaming up to preview every bowl game. Be sure to check them all out! Kansas (7-5) vs. Minnesota (7-5) Wednesday, Dec...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 471 reads 2 comments

  5. Boston College-Vanderbilt: The Complete Music City Bowl Guide

    This postseason, B/R college football writers are teaming up to preview every bowl game. Be sure to check them all out! No. 24 Boston College (9-4) vs. Vanderbilt (6-6) Wednesday, Dec...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 268 reads 0 comments

  6. Missouri-Northwestern: The Complete Valero Alamo Bowl Guide

    This postseason, B/R college football writers are teaming up to preview every bowl game. Be sure to check them all out! No. 21 Missouri (9-4) vs. No. 23 Northwestern (9-3) Monday, Dec...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 1,430 reads 10 comments

  7. The 2008 Ohio State Buckeyes: Images of the Year

    With the exception of the upcoming Fiesta Bowl game against the Texas Longhorns, the season is all but over, and for Ohio State fans the world over, the season was a mix of emotions...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 505 reads 28 comments

  8. Will a Big Ten Team Win a Bowl Game This Post-season?

    The Big Ten conference sent seven of its 11 teams bowling this holiday season, but maybe they should have sent them fishing instead. It's Saturday night, Dec...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 6 years ago 833 reads 26 comments

  9. No, Bleacher Report, Thank YOU! How B/R Treated My College Football Withdrawal

    The period of time between the last regular season college football game and the first bowl game is always strange for me. Strange because for months I've been pouring myself into all things college football...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 7 years ago 256 reads 44 comments

  10. The Complete Champs Sports Bowl Guide: Wisconsin Vs. Florida State

    This postseason, B/R college football writers are teaming up to preview every bowl game. Be sure to check them all out! Wisconsin (7-5) vs. Florida State (8-4) Saturday, Dec...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about almost 7 years ago 67 reads 10 comments

  11. The Complete EagleBank Bowl Guide: Wake Forest vs. Navy

    This postseason, B/R college football writers are teaming up to preview every bowl game. Be sure to check them all out! Wake Forest Demon Deacons (7-5) vs. Navy (8-4) Saturday, Dec...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 446 reads 6 comments

  12. No Good In This Good-bye: Saying Farewell to College Seniors

    Every beginning has an end. And every end is a new beginning. It's a relentless cycle seen in every aspect of our lives. The football season is no exception. A year starts; a year ends, only to give birth to another...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 16,424 reads 46 comments

  13. God Bless You, Kurt Warner

    Recently I had the privilege of reading an article by B/R writer James Williamson about one of the NFL’s premier quarterbacks, Kurt Warner. The Pick of the Day for Nov...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 994 reads 45 comments

  14. B/R Beware: Have The Inmates Taken Over The Asylum?

    It’s an age-old adage: Everything is not as it seems—meaning it's possible for an object to look like one thing but actually be something completely different. “But how can that be?,” you ask...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 679 reads 76 comments

  15. Game Day Decision: Choosing Between The Game and The Girl

    October Saturdays. For most of us in this community, these days are sanctified. Set apart for one thing, and one thing only: College Football. It's our religion, and Saturday is our holy day...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 894 reads 84 comments

  16. Javon Ringer, Michigan State Get Rung By Buckeye Defense

    Going into Saturday's match-up between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan State Spartans, many predicted that the winner would be determined by whose running back out performed the other...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 347 reads 13 comments

  17. If I Had It to Do All Over Again...

    In 69 days I'll be embarking upon a new era of my life: The Thirties. I know this comes as a shock to most, as my profile pic clearly shows that I can't be any older than 19, OK, maybe 21. But it's true...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 451 reads 44 comments

  18. Big Ten Tenacity: Week Seven Power Poll

    Did anyone see this coming? Penn State put to sleep any notion that they weren't as good as the hype as they put the Badgers to sleep at the same time. The Nittany Lions blew out Wisconsin at Camp Randall 48-7...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 313 reads 21 comments

  19. If the Cincinnati Bengals Played As Well As They Look, They'd Be Undefeated

    Can I get an Amen? The Cincinnati Bengals are starting their 2008 campaign completely defeated. At 0-5, they hold the worst record in the National Football League. This happens to be their worst start since the 2002 season, in which they started 0-7...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 494 reads 26 comments

  20. Big Ten Tenacity: Week Six Power Poll

    Is everyone still breathing?! Six weeks are in the books, and things are shaping up rather nicely: If you missed the Ohio State-Wisconsin matchup on Saturday night, drop and give me 20...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 191 reads 17 comments

  21. Now Available on DVD: Forgetting Todd Boeckman

    Breakups are never easy. But for most people, it's a way of life. You meet someone special and you muster up the confidence to speak to him or her...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 1,358 reads 45 comments

  22. Top Ten Ways To Cope With Your Team's Loss This Weekend

    I know the feeling. Dizziness. Embarrassment. Disbelief. But don't fret, those feelings soon pass. It just takes a little time and determination, and with the help of this top ten list you'll be fine for next weekend's game...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 7,041 reads 40 comments

  23. Big Ten Tenacity: Week Five Power Poll

    Big Ten Conference Play is underway! And what a great opening weekend it turned out to be: We all thought that Wisconsin was going to win in Ann Arbor for the first time since the early '90's, but the Wolverines had other plans...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about 6 years ago 331 reads 14 comments

  24. The Greatest Season: Don't Let Inspiration Pass You By

    Today, I drove the speed limit. That sounds like a bizarre way to begin a sports column, but bear with me. Everything was essentially normal about today. I woke up at my normal time, drank my normal cup of coffee; two sugars, half & half...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about over 6 years ago 3,552 reads 44 comments

  25. Big Ten Tenacity: Week Four Power Poll

    What an exciting Week Four in the Big Ten! Although the top ranked team was idle, Penn State and Michigan State had big wins to let Wisconsin know that a Big Ten title won't be a walk in the park...

    Michael Cline Written by Michael Cline about over 6 years ago 304 reads 6 comments