It's a new world for Boise State football. When I graduated from BSU in the nineties there was a choice between a few t-shirts and a couple of hats at the small apparel shop across from the BSU bookstore. The stadium was full of true blue fans, but blue and orange did not prevail when you looked across the stadium. the horseshoe wasn't in yet, and we had a shack of a press box. I bled blue and orange then, and I do now.
It's easy to get depressed when we had such high hopes for the season and a BCS bowl game (don't give up yet). But on the positive note, we've come a long way. I've heard nothing but armchair quarterbacking from fans last night and this morning. It's understandable. The mistakes were glaring. But don't forget that WE BLEED BLUE AND ORANGE!
In order to bleed you first have to be wounded. The bigger the hurt, the more you bleed. I'm hurt, but I look down and I see that I'm bleeding blue and orange. And, I'm still alive. We're all still alive. And we'll continue to survive. But if when you look down and see that you're bleeding red, or still seeing red...re-immerse yourselves in the deep blue waters and the orange sunsets of our culture. We are different kinds of fans. We've always been underestimated, discounted, and even dismissed. But we bleed blue and orange, and blue and orange picks itself up from defeat and proves to the world that we are Boise State. We thrive on adversity. We wear a chip on our shoulders. We don't die when we're wounded, we arise and put the chip back on our shoulders and fight again.
It's amazing to me that after a defeat from the hands of an un-ranked team we still are regarded well enough to stay in the top ten. As for me...I'm going to let the loss to a great team go. I trust in Chris Petersen. He never quits and he is the master adjuster. I'm going to let it go and start looking forward to San Diego (I'll be there this next weekend if any other Nuggies are there let me know).