No doubt about it, the BSU football team and coach pete are winners.
But PUH-LEEZE! Get real people. It is just football. It is just a game and lots of people from travel agents to bartenders made lots of money off the player’s efforts. Coach Pete made lots of money.
HOWEVER. Let’s just go with the flow. Bask in the warm glow of an undefeated season and hope we can do the same next year. Go Broncos!
Get over the chip on the shoulder. We have a great team, a great university, a fine community that is suffering from growing pains and mismanagement. If we hear another cry of, “This game (team, coach, broadcast) put Boise and Idaho on the map,” we will probably blow chips.
Dr. Bob gushes over how this winning team will boost academics at BSU. Does he believe for a second that Michigan State’s agriculture research or medical school will SUFFER after the coach is fired and the team has a miserable year as they did this season? Football is football and in reality it has little to do with academic excellence.
It is a safe bet folks in Columbus Ohio or Ann Arbor, Michigan are not crowing, “We are in the national spotlight with TV coverage. It put us on the map!”
Grow up! We are good people and we do good things. We have a growing university, and media hype won’t make or break us. Getting on TV or being mentioned in the “national media” is not a big deal. When killers cut heads off their wives or a guy gets on “The Apprentice” we get in the national spotlight as well, but it doesn’t make a difference in the quality of our air or the traffic on Eagle Road.
No more inferiority complex. We’re from Boise and proud of it. PERIOD.
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