Disappearing, reappearing Boise blue raspberry giants!
You smile when you visualize the color of Lyle Smith field. The very name AstroSmurf makes you chuckle, rolling off the tongue as if it were crafted by some sophisticated marketing machine. Quirkiness aside, chances are very good that in 2011 you are familiar with the story of Boise State football and this is exactly how the Broncos have designed it. The proverbial David conquering the oppressive SEC Goliath. It is a tale that transcends conventional statistics.
The humble university from the farmlands of Idaho has almost 10,000 fewer students than BCS counterpart Oklahoma and 16,000 fewer students (and surely fewer surfing enthusiasts) than fellow west coaster Southern California.
Whether you love or love to hate this perennial underdog, the passion for the little football engine that could dwells within every college football fan. If you fancy yourself a real BCS football enthusiast, I give you four of the many reasons we are all Boise State fans whether we realize it or not.