For those who haven't yet heard, Boise State University has big dreams of joining the MWC, according to its president, Bob Kustra.
Not only does this validate claims that the MWC is a better conference than the WAC, it also begs the question: Is this the right move?
Personally, I think this makes our conference stronger in football, but somewhat weaker in every other sport out there. If I'm not mistaken, BSU has a great football team, a bad basketball team, and a giant FFA organization. Other than that, I think the whole University is made up of livestock and corn-shoots. It certainly doesn't add academic prestige to our conference, and heaven knows it doesn't add a glamorous road trip for our athletic teams (I've been to Boise. Other than the Chicago Pizzaria in downtown, it's the armpit of America.).
I will say, though, it will be nice to tap the vast pipeline of Idaho-farmboy talent for our football team (I'm only half-joking here). Idaho's sons have had much success in the big city of Provo in the past, with a rich heritage full of the likes of Nate Meikle, Rob Morris and Hans Olsen. Additionally, anyone who served with an Idahoan on their mission knows they're full of spit and vinegar.
Maybe BSU joining the MWC won't be such a bad thing after all. What say you, loyal bloggers?