I want to do a full recap of my trip to Boise (similar to my Rose Bowl Chronicles) when I get the time but for now I just wanted to pop in here and share a few nuggets from my trip.
First of all I was blown away by how nice and welcoming everyone in Boise was. All we heard before the game was "welcome to Boise" and all we heard after the game was "Good game" "Thanks for coming" and various compliments on the TCU program as orange-clad fans shook our hands and offered up food and drink. Not a bad egg in the bunch. It's going to be near impossible to ever root against BSU again after the way we were all treated. Very classy, especially after a heartbreaking defeat with so much on the line. I'd like to think TCU fans would react the same way, but I'm not so sure.
As far as cfb fans yours are top notch. The stadium was packed to the brim, color coordinated, and ear-poppingly loud or pin-drop silent depending on the situation, very impressive. Tailgating was quite a sight as well with the sea of orange and blue tents.
Also thanks to everyone who gave me advice on where to eat and what do do in Boise. All the advice was spot on and we enjoyed everything. In case anyone from that thread is wondering here's what we did:
Food (In Order): Elmer's (2 hour wait at Goldy's), Big Jud's (my cousin did the 1 lb burger and 1 lb tots challenge), Bittercreek, Bardenay, Boise Fry Company.
Nightlife: Pengilly's, The Reef
Activities: Bronco Stadium skybox tour, greenbelt, Farmers Market, shopping downtown
All in all Boise is an amazing town filled with great people. You have a fantastic football team and support them as passionately as any SEC or Big 12 fanbase that I've seen. Hats off to you and good luck in the future. Hopefully the TCU-BSU "rivalry" can continue on in the future though my heart might need a break for a few years. ;)
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