I have heard all the talk about the blue on blue dilemma and in my opinion, it doesn't really matter. We will still curb stomp anyone that comes here despite the color of the unis. ex (Fresno).
For the record the Thompson seems pretty damn arrogant especially in the clip of him while hes getting grilled by the press. I do not think that it was a good idea for the MWC to get involved in this but nevertheless like the commish said, they agreed to it as a condition to join the conference. Maybe the coaches that were concerned knew they were in a position where they could get something out of Boise. That's a position that Boise hasn't been in much before.
Maybe Bleymeier and Kustra saw this as trival and thought that maybe the publicity that was bound to come out of it, good or bad, would outweigh the issue itself. Just a thought, but the extra time on ESPN and anywhere else cant hurt any. I just don't think that the people directly involved in the agreement really care as much as it seems the fans do.