BS Off-Topic: Best Sports Commercials

It’s that magical time of year where we have less to talk about as it pertains to Purdue basketball and football so it allows us to pop out the beloved #BSOffTopic posts. (No word on whether they’re really beloved.) Today’s topic is sports-related commercials. I’m sure some of you love the one where the kid […]

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Purdue Football – Spring Situation

The Black beat the Gold, 28-23, last Saturday in Ross-Ade Stadium before thousands tens of screaming fans. Actually, as you no doubt have seen, the largest true cheers were reserved for AJ’s nifty announcement on the field that he was coming back for his fourth year in that same Black and Gold. But what was […]


Where We At, Yo?

Like the changing of the seasons or tax day, one thing that you know happens around springtime if you’ve been reading BS for a while is that we essentially go into a hibernation of sorts. We write (and sometimes podcast) pretty extensively about football from August to November and then basketball starts in there and […]

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BS Bracket Challenge Down to Two

Kentucky being knocked out eliminated the vast majority of prognosticators, but there are a number of impressive brackets to check out in the BS Bracketgasm. For one thing, there are several at the top of our leaderboard who not only had the Final Four correct, but also nailed the title game of Wisconsin and Duke. […]

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A Handsome Hour Basketball Beat Killer Crossover

What a killer crossover it is — Aneesh and Michael join J and Boilerdowd for a four-man-in-a-two-man-tent edition of the Boiled Sports Handsome Hour. They talk the end of Purdue’s basketball season, why AJ should or should not come back, the Final Four and much more. Catch the fever. In fact, let’s kick it off […]


Is Shaka Smart? A BS Discussion

Sometimes the BS squad has group texts (texts, I said) or group email threads that may be worth more public consumption. (Other times, they’re most decidedly not for the light of day, obviously.) Today’s topic: Shaka Smart, and Texas’ hire of him. And away we go…   J: Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart has won […]

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The AJ Hammons Decision: 2015 Edition

So here we are again. AJ Hammons, the foundation for Matt Painter’s post-Baby Boilers era, is faced with another incredibly tough decision: Should he return to West Lafayette for his senior season and make a real run at a darkhorse Big Ten title, or capitalize on his 7-footedness and start collecting checks to play basketball […]

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Checking in on the BS Bracketgasm

Well, hello there. We’ve been a bit delinquent in providing observations and witty commentary on the BS Bracketgasm. Well, it’s Saturday now, we’re down to the Elite Eight and up is down, left is right, cats and dogs are living together… and several 1s and 2s have politely stepped out of the path of Kentucky […]

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No Viewing Guide today

Sorry folks, I got about halfway through it this morning before WordPress decided that I hadn’t actually typed or saved much. I knew there was a problem when it asked me to login again. Enjoy the games! I’ll be watching my DraftKings entry today … I made the finals of their $150K March Mania Cinderella […]

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NCAA Viewing Guide, Round Two – Saturday

So now that we’ve confirmed that the merit system the NCAA uses is to keep all qualified officials away from tournament play, to the point that if you heard Three Blind Mice during a game, it’d be an insult to blind creatures and mice. The teams that are left are advised not to put themselves […]

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NCAA Viewing Guide, Day Two Round One

The bulk of the conference prepares to wade through officiating that makes “conference” refs look like Hall of Fame officials. At least these guys are generally lousy in both directions: it’s easier to coach when you know you need an extra two or three points on your lead, as opposed to coaching in a five-on-eight […]

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Boilers get what they deserve in Louisville

I didn’t really want to write the wrap-up after tonight’s game…I was pretty angry earlier; thought I had cooled down, but probably had not settled down enough when I wrote the original post. Purdue didn’t win because they squandered a lead, were out-coached, didn’t shoot free throws well, made poor decisions down the stretch and weren’t opportunistic. That’s […]

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NCAA Viewing Guide, Day One Round One

Let’s take a quick look at what’s on tap this afternoon and evening. The NCAA tournament is for reals, so there won’t be any drinking games today. You’ll have to create your own. You’re all creative folks, so I don’t think that will be a problem. To the schedule!

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NIT-picking: Wednesday’s late games

Looks like the schedule cut me a break today – there are only two games after 9. I’d include the 8:00 Green Bay-Illinois State game, but that’d be cutting it a bit close. Besides, I have a reputation to uphold. Wait, maybe I should include it, then? Nah. Let’s get to the fun stuff.


Purdue-Cincinnati: So How Are You Feeling?

With a little over 29 hours to go before Purdue takes the floor against Cincinnati in Louisville, how are you feeling? It’s been a while since we got to experience those Christmas Eve butterflies of not only the NCAA tournament starting (yes, it doesn’t really start until Thursday, no matter what the stooges at the NCAA […]