Dr. Bob Goat Gotten

While the gridiron results are not yet in, we have to say Idaho has been able to “Get the Goat” of BSU Prez Dr. Bob prior to the big game.
Trash talk prior to the U of I vs BSU football rivalry has Idaho Coach Robb Akey calling the Bronco team “donkeys.”

Kustra called the donkey remark “the ultimate insult.” He seems to think the Vandals should “respect and honor” folks at both universities. Dr. Bob was heard to say on AM 670 KBOI radio that he was working to “protect the brand” and was offended at the donkey remarks. Protect the brand?

Come on Dr. Bob, this is why it’s called a RIVALRY. We think it safe to say it is a nice thought to honor the academic dudes in microbiology at half-time, but most people will be eating hot dogs and standing in line to get rid of what they drank during the tailgate parties and first half of the game.

Advice to Dr. Bob: Chill out! Sit up in the press box and stroke the SUGAR BOWL rep so maybe we can all go to New Orleans and have open containers on the street.

Comments & Discussion

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  1. I too heard Dr. Bob this morning and thought he was going to “nut up” and die due to an apopolectic seizure. His rant was unreal!

    This is all good fun for everyone in the State of Idaho. My daughter, who attends BSU can’t wait for her younger brother to get home from the U of I so that she can have someone from the “ememy” with her when she is tailgating.

    Note to Dr. Bob, take a Vallium with a “boiler maker” and enjoy this weekend.

  2. Let’s be real about ‘name calling’ and the propensity for personal attacks.

    Personal attacks are used to incite emotion based decision making rather than the rational decision making process. This tactic is typified by the originator being in the vulnerable position.

    Dictionary Definition:
    Pronunciation: \ˈnām-ˌkȯ-liŋ\
    Function: noun
    Date: 1853
    : the use of offensive names especially to win an argument or to induce rejection or condemnation (as of a person or project) without objective consideration of the facts
    (Source: Merriam-Webster,

    So, now that we are straight on that issue, lets just wait till the game starts to see if the ‘donkeys’ just poke-along or play “Donkey-Kong” with the University of Idaho.

  3. Rod in SE Boise
    Nov 16, 2007, 8:13 pm

    Open containers are allowed in New Orleans? If so, that would make it one of the few civilized places in this country. Our society needs to de-regulate alcoholic beverages. A government that treats its citizens like children will someday put some of them in concentration camps.

  4. Akey really shouldn’t have called BSU the donkeys.

    Now I can’t get this image of the Vandals getting donkey-f$#%ed out of my head.

  5. Grumpy ole guy
    Nov 16, 2007, 11:19 pm

    I think that the image of a donkey is a good one, stalwart, hard-working, dedicated, maybe just a bit stubborn at times and unwilling to be forced into working harder than it should, but, overall, a respected animal of high intelligence.

    Unlike many who use the word to disparage others. Maybe if Dr. Kustra could check with a few of his scholars at the Metropolitan Research University of Distinction – or a collegiate dictionary he could get a handle on these complex rabble-rousing jibs ‘n jabs. What is it – a slow news day or something?

  6. Well, I guess the ole Donkey is alive and well, he kicked those Vandal’s Asses right properly. grin…

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