Vandals coverage still looking for it
Today, I proudly wear Vandal gear in a sea of my blue-and-orange co-workers in spite of my teams defeat by Eastern Washington.
Like many Vandals, win or lose, I still support the team in any way I can, including reading details about their games in my local newspaper.
On that note, I turned to the online edition of the Statesman for details about the game. I know it will be rough reading since it was a pretty bad loss, but still I look. And I look, and I look and I look.
Surely, this being the Idaho Statesman and not something called the Boise State Tribune, there must be something written about the Vandals season opener.
Instead, by clicking on the sports page, I have the choice to read one of the 10 stories or five blog postings about Boise State football.
Dear editor, I know as a Vandals fan I am outnumbered in this city, but I am extremely disappointed in the lack of coverage.
At least let us Vandals indulge in our fandom by putting the game out there on the sports page. Is that really too much to ask?
AMANDA HOWES, Boise
Thanks for followingIdahoans in the NFL
I would like to say a big thank you to the Sports department, which published the list of what former Idaho college players who are now in the NFL did in Thursdays games.
Even though they have now moved on to bigger and better things, its wonderful to be able to keep up with them.
DONNA WOODHALL, Boise
Idaho State had thefirst domed stadium
A correction needs to be made to Stan Guntlys letter published in the Aug. 19 edition of the Statesman. Idaho State had the first college stadium with a dome, not Idaho.
My husband (LG Neal) was on Dubby Holts boxing team that was the NCAA champion twice in the 50s. It was Holt who had the business vision to enclose the stadium, hence the name Holt Arena.
He was an amazing and intelligent man, with such accomplishments as running a photo finish race losing to Jesse Owens.
It was Dubbys tenacity and enthusiasm, along with business savvy, that caused ISU to build the first college domed stadium.
RITA BOLLI-NEAL, McCall
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Watch out for Emmett, new coach this season
Congratulations to coach Mike Schroeder and his Emmett High football team for winning its opening game.
Mike coached in the Hemet, Calif., area for many years and did a great job of developing his players, not only as athletes, but as responsible young adults.
Im sure he will do the same in Emmett.
BILL TIERNEY, Hemet, Calif.
Stop complaining and enjoy the new stadium
I was pleased to see that the Dona Larsen Park was opened and I was amused at the comments complaining about parking.
In my day as a member of the Boise High band, each game day we marched from the school to the stadium.
Complainers can go find another shoulder to cry on.
RUSSELL MAMEROW, Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Kudos to all Little Leagueplayers this season
As Little League champions are crowned at the various levels, I look back over the past seasonfor the North Boise Little League All Stars.
I watched with pride as my grandson and his teammates won district, state and advanced to junior regionals in Vancouver, Wash. They finished with a 2-2 record.
Their final game of their Little League careers was a great game with a victory over host Washington. They played hard and were great representatives for Idaho.
Congratulations to NBLL and all Little League players. Thank you to all the coaches and parents for all your time and support.
GREG HAMPTON, Boise