Now that BSU has won another Fiesta Bowl, there won’t be much to talk about until the legislature comes back to town to figure how to keep government afloat with less money. Oh sure, we will have a few days of news about how Boise still gets no respect, but the media pundits are ready to talk politics.
Gotta hand it to the Daily Paper for some pretty well thought out coverage of the Boise State victory over TCU. Advance planning on logistics, press run, contingency plans for win or loss. Nice job for a medium whose obituary may be premature.
The full page photo on Tuesday’s “cover” (we oldtimers still call it “page one”) said it all. No doubt you will be able to purchase “historic souvenir” posters. None of that could have been done prior to the internet, digital cameras, and computers.
Back in about 1957 or so, Dick Frazier (father of the GUARDIAN editor) covered Michigan State in the Rose Bowl for the Lansing State Journal. He rushed out of the game with a bag full of film and jumped on a plane to Chicago, transferred to a small charter to get into Lansing in the pre dawn hours of January 2. The plane crashed short of the runway, but he survived and was still able to process the pictures and fill the afternoon paper with game photos. Certainly more exciting than today’s coverage, but not as safe! Mom would have preferred the e-mail images over flying.
We got a kick out of watching the coverage battle on “Big 7” as well as KIVI as they tried to outdo each other with “live team reports” from Phoenix. Our personal favorite was the emotional report from Dee Sarton on the Bronco beauty who leads the team onto the field on horseback. As Dee said, “it gives me goosebumps!” Ann Morrison park is FULL of goosebumps.
Of course when it came to game night, Fox 12 took the spotlight with network coverage and had all the TV newsies in Boise reporting “live” from a bar or restaurant as Channel 12 coverage filled the giant flat screens.
FROM POET PAUL–
In the warm Arizona sun
The Broncos were under the gun
They were underdogs
To the Texas Horned Frogs
And came away number one!
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