Monday is here and we are going to kick it off right!
With some links!
Boise State still not getting that win at Colorado State
As frustrating as the outcome is, it is most likely the correct call. It would set a bad precedent to overturn this outcome (though, personally, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if they did). Going back to review all the bad plays/calls throughout a game would just open the door to everything being challenged. Can't have that.
As a side note: I count the Boise State game against Colorado State as a win. And so does Leon Rice:
"We've won back-to-back games. That's awesome. We're on a two-game winning streak, and away we go!" - Leon Rice— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) February 13, 2016
Sitting in the press conference, after he said this, the media and others laughed at this statement. But he didn't. He, at least, gave the air of being serious. And I certainly don't blame him. Just wish the MWC felt the same way.
NBA had their dunk contest on Saturday
Want to watch some pretty sweet dunks? Yes you do.
Some of these moves are just insane. The fact that Gordon didn't win when his dunk included a full sit over a mascot is crazy to me. But definitely still extraordinary to watch. Especially when these guys are almost hitting their respective heads on the rims as they jump.
And the NBA had their All Star game on Sunday
Unless it is Boise State basketball, I do not really follow shooty hoops. I definitely do not follow the NBA, but I do enjoy sporting events in general. I joke that I get to be a fan of Golden State without the the whole "bandwagon" label since I follow Da Raidas [audible sigh]. I can not help it. Golden State is so much fun to watch.
Especially when Steph Curry hits shots like this for fun.
Steph Curry finished the All-Star Game with a bang: pic.twitter.com/hd1qqyLFKc— Deadspin (@Deadspin) February 15, 2016
Anyway, all star games are more for show and much more about entertaining the crowd.
Check out the amazing real-time 3d Matrix-style replays. This is going to be really fun when they use these for football games in the NFL.
Broncos competing on the track and field
David Elliott ran a 3:57.68 mile. That is fast. Also good enough for the W at the Husky Classic in Seattle. Elliott joins a pretty elite list of runners who have done this incredible feat. His name isn't currently on this list (as of this writing) but he will be the first Boise State-related athlete to do so (or at least the first affiliated with Boise State at the time the athlete ran the sub-four minute mile). And, yes, I have e-mailed someone at that website to get David Elliott added to the list. So he should be added soon after whatever verification process they need to go through.
Congratulations to the 100th different man to break 4 minutes in the mile in the Dempsey: David Elliott of Boise St pic.twitter.com/UiKrvx6WRY— UW Track (@UWTrack) February 13, 2016
You know who else is awesome?
She ran the 3,000 meters in 8:54.27. Which was good for first, of course.
HELLO ALLIE OH! #HuskyClassic @allie_ostrander pic.twitter.com/fSW3QbJYVj— FloTrack (@FloTrack) February 14, 2016
Yes. That IS a big deal. You know why?
And if it wasn't already assumed, the 8:54.27 is the fastest collegiate 3k time on the year. Incredible stuff from @allie_ostrander.— Boise State T&F (@BroncoSportsTF) February 14, 2016
I assume when Ostrander trains for these meets, she just has "Eye of the Tiger" and this song on loop.
What else are we to expect? I am excited to see her progression as she gets even better.
Broncos on NFL draft boards
Boise State with three players in my top 64 right now: Darian Thompson, Kamalei Correa and Rees Odhiambo— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) February 14, 2016
Now for a game. Font or Cheese?