A long overdue congratulations is in order.
Boise State Community College has been the winningest football team in the FBS over the last decade. They have busted the BCS bowl party twice (tying Utah’s previously set BCS record of 1-0 and then 2-0 respectively).
They have a non-human home record of 59-2 as well as the uncanny ability to match their uniforms almost exactly to the blue turf they play on (which I am positive has nothing to do with their home record).
Boise State year in and year out dominate their WAC schedule that features such heavy hitters as San Jose State, New Mexico State, Louisiana Tech, Idaho, Utah State, and other conference foes that fill the warm up game spots for the Utah’s and BYU’s and USC’s of Div. I.
To their credit, though, they always seem to be able to get that one good win against a legitimate team in a BCS conference to give ESPN analysts something to cling to while they justify Boise State’s rankings throughout the year.
Speaking of ESPN, they love to take the small town nobody’s out of Boise and make them famous for each little victory since the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. With the highlight reel of unbelievably risky plays late in the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma, who wouldn’t want to revisit that team and keep an eye on whether or not we see another outrageous game.
In fact, Boise State reminds me a lot of Vince Carter. Carter was always extremely talented and high octane on the court. With his beastly leap-frog dunk over 7’2″ tall French center Frederick Weis in the 2000 Summer Olympics and his dominating performance in the 2000 All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, Vince Carter was a super topic when it came to basketball.
Boise State has been deemed the “poster child” for non-AQ BCS busters, which I can only attribute to the highlight reel ending of the Oklahoma game because they have been far less than dominant in their BCS history winning both games by a combined margin of 8 points. Hardly impressive when put up against, oh…I don’t, let’s say Utah’s BCS record of 2-0 winning those games by a combined margin of 42 points, 66-24 (averages out to be 21 points per win).
Well congratulations Boise!!! You’re football prowess (and only football prowess) has earned you an invite into the MWC. You’ve crashed the top non-AQ Conference party!!! Good luck playing 2 perennially top 25 ranked teams in TCU and BYU each year. Those might be a little bit harder than Fresno St. and Nevada but we’ll see what you do with the opportunity.
And I can say in all seriousness and with complete sincerity, I hope you slap BYU around every year.