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Wake Up, Bronco Nation: More Big 12 wannabes; Boise State a ‘rising star’

More like a shooting star, amiright?!

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Ever wonder how to make bread?

It’s on a knead-to-know basis.

Big 12 candidates now up to 20 participants

Boy, this has gotten out of hand quickly.

Never knew there were that many schools who felt like they had a shot. So that includes the eight current, and former, Mountain West Conference schools. Makes me wonder what commissioner Craig Thompson thinks about seven of his schools, one whole division basically, wants OUT of the Mountain West. Can’t really blame any of these schools for wanting to avoid being left out, but still kind of sad.

You would think that other schools would just toss their hat in the ring just to give it a try.

You interested in the state of Boise State?

Then you should attend President Bob Kustra’s State of the University address tomorrow.

He’s GOT to open with: “The state of the University is STRONG” right?! The university cannot comment on any Big 12 news, but am curious if Dr. Kustra would be willing to drop any hints. Like, oh I don’t know, right at the very end he closes with something to the effect of:

And as a new member of the Big 12 we would like to give a hearty ‘nyah, nyah, nyah’ to all the losers back in the Mountain West!

Kustra OUT!

I’m just spitballing here, so if you have any other suggestions maybe you could leave them in the comments?

Boise State designated as a “Rising Star”

So this obviously means that Boise State is kind of a big deal.

And, on a totally unrelated note, I have figured out how to become a consulting firm. And British. It’s totally legit you guys. Just takes some paperwork. It’s kind of complicated, so you wouldn’t understand the process, but just take my word for it.

In all seriousness, while Dr. Kustra has been here he sure has done his darnedest to make sure the value of a Boise State degree keeps increasing.

No watching the Boise State opener on “normal” TV

ESPN 3 or WatchESPN. If you have an Apple TV, Roku, or a computer with an HDMI out, you can hook up to a TV, but it is cumbersome. It is a bummer that, due to the contract with ESPN, it cannot be broadcast on local tv. But here we are.

Jordin Andrade’s Olympics competition is done

And he did all right. Cannot complain coming in 16th when there was a distinct possibility that he would have been disqualified from even making it to the semifinal. Congratulations Mr. Andrade on your finish and may you have other opportunities to add a medal.

Varsity Blues is being made into a TV show

What, is it going to be a Friday Night Lights revamp? My guess: there will be certain episodes where they take dialog from the movie and somehow intertwine throughout. I would be pretty upset if “I don’t want your life!” does not end up in there somewhere. Genius writing right there.


This is a cool website that does a lot of pretty interesting things. This part runs simulations of buying a lottery ticket every five milliseconds to illustrate just how bad your odds are of hitting the jackpot. It’s pretty insane.