Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Breaking News! BSU to the MWC?

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?

8 comments:

Jeris said...
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Jeris said...

Allow me to try again. I am from Idaho and I have spent many long nights in a van parked in the Borah High School parking lot. I'm proud of BSU and their desire to take their baby's mama and rise out of the ghetto and make a name for themselves.

Brett Zobell said...

Can we kick New Mexico out of the MWC if we're going to add BSU?

jonathan said...

BSU football wouldn't be a bad addition. They are typically pretty solid and have gained a lot more national interest lately with last season's bowl win, which could translate to more MWC interest in general.

Russ Nelson said...

The only reason I would say yes is because of the Smurf Turf. If we are talking academics or sports I say no.

Eliot said...

When I think about BSU, I remember how last season I made fun of them and said they were going to lose big in their BCS bowl (even though Oklahoma was one of the weaker teams in the BCS). And then I think about the Fiesta Bowl. And I start laughing, and then I laugh, and laugh. And I just keep on laughing cause I don't know what to say.

Ross said...

They can't be any worse than Wyoming. I say let 'em in.

Anonymous said...

No, no, no, no, no. Let's not make BSU out to be more than they are. They are a flash in the pan team.( For goodness sakes,I never even heard of them before a few years ago!) When I went to BYU the only Idaho school I knew of was Rick's college. They do not have the long term national recognition that BYU does, and they will return to their mediocre status if they come to the conference. Just like Utah. We don't need another bottom dweller.