Only because readers have demanded it, the GUARDIAN will comment on BSU football and the guy reveled and reviled by fans.
Dan Hawkins will earn more coaching the final 2005 Boise State gridiron battle against Boston College than Guv Dirk makes in a year–in salary that is.
Hawk makes more than the President, but he has to deal with a lot more important things than IRAQ and Democrats…things like the battle of the FIGHTING HUMANITARIANS. That’s the bowl game sponsored by those macho computer nerds in Nampa.
Maybe the pay scale explains why President Nixon used to call NFL coaches with special play suggestions, originating the link between church and state–football IS a religion isn’t it?
Hawkins had a 5-year deal, but it allowed him to “buy out” for about $740,000. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do something like that with politicians? We could offer a reverse buy out plan and just pay them to leave. It would be cheaper than special prosecutors and costly trials.
With his gap-toothed boyish grin we want Hawk to show up with a MAD Magazine on the sidelines just once and say, “What, me worry?” Not our Hawk. He says things like, “I love these guys like family.” Then he leaves town. How many bosses do YOU know who can get people to bust their asses, knees, ankles, and shoulders without pay while the boss is paid about a million dollars a year?
If you don’t want to go sit in the cold rain and pay to watch it, no doubt KTVB Channel 7 will show the game at 27 times in the next week!
Why doesn’t BSU schedule the bowl for August as a Preseason game?…after all it’s a foregone conclusion they will play a bowl game in their own stadium anyway. Why not do it on a nice August evening?
Don’t forget what happened to Riverfest! If MPC gets a worm in its software the FIGHTING HUMANITARIANS may have to declare “mission accomplished” and forget about broadcasting the typically beautiful Boise weather the last week of December.
The Chamber of Commerce needs to celebrate an end to the bowl as “damage control” instead of kidding themselves that someday Boise will be competing with the Rose Bowl for TV audiences…it will take a lot more global warming than we will ever see.
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