Hey Guys, before you start getting your cackels up, this post is really based on a just a thought I've had that perhpas you might want to weigh in on: I have been reading plenty back and forth hatred spewed on the blogs between our two teams. But the one thing I have noted is that the BSU's fan base seems to really let the trash talk get under their skin. I know it is a pain to read the stupid trash, but it seems to me that BSU fans are not so used to it. Therefore, I've caught myself wondering on several occasions why are some of the BSU fans letting some immature/idiotic Oregon fan get to them so easily, when it seems the Oregon fans for the most part just snap back and move on - and a thought occured to me; at first I thought it might be the fact that non-BCS schools have chips on their shoulders...etc, and that is probably part of it, but then another thought came to mind and that is; BSU really has no true totally hated/competitive rival. I suppose Fresno used to be back in the day before BSU rose to the heights that they find themselves in at this point, but come on, they have not been a factor since way before the Fiesta bowl. Nevada just aint their yet either. Idaho? Need I say more about that? Sure they spew stupidity about BSU, but that is like the 7 year old trying his best to tease his teenage brother = not listening... Idaho is not keeping BSU out of the Rose/Fiesta Bowl either. However, Oregon and Boise seem to be quite equal according to the experts. Both are only a few spots apart on almost every poll. The 08 game did not go the way the Ducks expected last year and they want revenge. BSU wants to prove to the world that last year was no fluke and will issue a beat down no matter who QBs...etc. If BSU wins again, nuff said. If not, this becomes a sore spot as BSU's home record gets tarnished by the first ranked team to come to the blue in years (Boston College was ranked and, well....) This is the type of stuff of a real rivalry.
Now I know a lot of you will say, but Oregon fans are a pain (certainly some truth to that) but try having Beaver fans 60 miles away, or Husky fans with their non-stop trash talk year after year after year...etc. We have lived with it for so long, we are rather used to it and have learned that is just part of a rivalry. I really wish Idaho was a true rival so that you might really know what it is to have a TRUE hatred for your annual game and their fans. Perhaps that would make some of our goofy fans seem less irritating to you all.
Let me say this, doesn't the mini rivalry we now have make the game that much more anticipated? It makes it kind of fun in a wierd twisted way - don't you think? BSU needs to find a scum sucking low life group of idiots to play every year that brings a level of hate to the surface that you simply can't stand the very sight of them - and Oregon could have possibly been that team, except this series is over on September 3rd.