Boise, Idaho, is a city set apart.
No really, the "City of Trees," as it is known, sits 346 miles northwest of Salt Lake City, 430 miles southeast of Portland, Ore., 504 miles even farther southeast from Seattle and 635 miles due north of Las Vegas.
The urban isolation makes for a unique way of life, and the people of the Boise area don't seem to be complaining or apologizing for it. However, Boise itself has become a small city full of many of the same advantages cities of much larger size enjoy.
Still, with all it has going for it, many people outside of the northwest United States would probably have a hard time pinpointing the location of Boise on a map.
That is changing.
Over the last three decades, the rise of Boise State football has helped draw more attention to the once overlooked oasis in southwest Idaho. Many people who would have otherwise never given a second thought to its location, have at least stopped thinking it was in Iowa.
The Broncos' historic rise on the field has brought attention, intrigue and the spotlight to a people, a state, a city and a school and has made it impossible to ignore.
With that in mind, let's look at some of the greatest off-the-field moments that helped create the phenomenon known as Bronco football.