Week one ended in utter disappointment, and the lives of all Bronco fans are over. I think it’s time to end the sob story. Michigan State may have handed the Boise State football team their first opening day loss in over four years, but should fans really think this season is a loss? Not
Many analysts still believe the Broncos have a chance to make a Bowl Championship Series game this year (not likely). Since the birth of the “Kellen Moore Era”, Bronco Nation has been crowded with fans who don’t know a first down from the line of scrimmage.
During the time when Dan Hawkins reigned supreme in Boise, Idahoans were still used to Western Athletic Conference dominance, but BCS Bowls and national coverage were dreams that never looked obtainable by the Broncos.
Now, the program is under a lesser spotlight in college football and the purity of Bronco football has been restored. The real fans will still tailgate every Saturday in the stadium parking lots whether a “W” or an “L” is placed in the results column. Scents of overcooked bratwursts, refried beans and cheap beer will still fill the air as if nothing has changed.
I can still remember a time when the enjoyment of the pregame festivities outweighed what actually happened on the field. It was simple, pure football.
Even after the Sports Illustrated covers and ESPN highlights, I still feel like strolling in and out of the tailgate tents and pickup trucks shouting, “Poor college student, need food,” is the highlight of my Saturday afternoon.
Granted, going to a nationally televised bowl game is exciting, but is that really why we watch grown men run around on blue carpet in the
Joe Southwick may not be the quarterback to lead the Broncos to the promised land over the next two years, but the college town of Boise, Idaho will continue to bleed blue and orange. The Broncos will still have a strong season after the early loss, and maybe the polls will look kindly upon the team this postseason, but a season of camaraderie and barbeques is fine by me.