You Better Recognize!!! Boise State is For Real!!

Posted: September 7, 2010 in College FB
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The Boise State Broncos and Virginia Tech Hokies put on a great show last night. It was one of those games where you really didn’t want either team to lose. But in the end, Boise State came out on top defeating Virginia Tech 33-30. With their victory, the Broncos have shown that they should be in the National Championship conversation.

Yet there are still people who say they don’t even deserve to be ranked in the top 10. (Boise State is currently ranked 3rd.) I say they deserve to be considered for that game a lot more than many other supposedly big time teams have been in the past.

Boise State has answered every challenge put to them. Every team that the talking heads said they couldn’t beat, they wound up beating.

Yet these so-called experts still do not give them any respect. ESPN has been the worst culprit so far. Their talking heads continually come up with excuse after excuse as to why the Broncos don’t deserve to be in the BCS Championship game. (Kind of like they continually come up with excuses as the why LeBron still doesn’t have a ring)

Skip Bayles, on ESPN’s First Take, tried to say Boise State’s first big win, the 2007 Fiesta Bowl victory against Oklahoma doesn’t really count because Oklahoma “didn’t want to be there.” This has to be the most tortured logic since George W. Bush’s reasoning to invade Iraq. And ridiculous comments aren’t even challenged on ESPN. Everyone just nods their head in agreement.

This is the kind of bias that the Broncos have to face. And they face it every week.

Every game for Boise State is a potential season ending game. All the haters are just waiting for them to lose just one game so they can point and say, “See? They lost a game. They don’t deserve to be in the BCS Championship Game.” They seem to conveniently forget about the one-loss (and in some cases two-loss) teams that have played for the title in the recent past. I don’t think any other team has to deal with this kind of pressure throughout the season.

The naysayers like to point to Boise State’s supposedly weak schedule. Take a look at the schedules of some of the powerhouse schools. Ohio State, who is perennially ranked in the Top 10, plays teams like Youngstown State, Ohio University, Indiana, and other cupcake schools every season. Defending national champions Alabama opened up their season against San Jose State. They are also playing Georgia State, who just started their football program THIS SEASON. But no one will talk about Ohio State or Alabama’s “strength of schedule problem.”

And so many people are missing the most important fact: Boise State is good for college football. They are the future of college football. They bring an excitement and level of interest that can only positive for the game. As Americans we love to cheer for the underdog. Can you imagine the rating a Boise State-Alabama national title game would get? It would be the biggest college football game ever.

Let’s just hope that the Establishment doesn’t get in the way of the future.

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