Boise State strikes again
September 7, 2010 - B.J. Lisko
That is exactly why I watch Boise State football.
I am asked every fall, "What team do you root for?"
Then the second looks come, and the head scratching.
What on earth are you people watching? Oh, that's right, Big Ten football where half of the time it's a punt-a-thon, or hand-offs up the middle. Every once in a while there's a Terelle Pryor and you'll get some broken down defenses and a big pass play to a wide open receiver. Aside from that, it's trenches football, field position and field goals, where "the punter is the most important player on the team."
Yes, I get that's old school, but it's boring.
Boise State football is never boring. That's why since they became an FBS school I've watched them religiously. I am no bandwagon fan. Not in the slightest. I can go back to the Dan Hawkins days, the Ryan Dinwiddie days — they were really fun to watch then too, but now they have the talent and depth to play with and beat anyone in the country.
What I can't stand, is when Ohio State fans say that Boise doesn't play anyone, or that their wins are flukes.
But remember in 2003 when Ohio State won the National Championship?
When Ohio State won half of its games in crazy fashion or with last second passes, it was accepted. When Boise does it, it's a fluke.
This is why I dislike Ohio State so much. Not because of the team, because of the double standard.
You can keep your Jim Tressel-ball. I'll take the dramatic finishes of the Broncos anytime.