BOISE STATE FOOTBALL
Fans, lets appreciate what we have
In the past five years, I believe the BSU football team has lost five games out of 66. That is a 92 percent winning record.
Kellen Moore lost only three games as quarterback in four years as a starter. As an able replacement for the unreplaceable Moore, Joe Southwick lost two games in 2012.
Only four losses in three years. Wow, maybe Tom Scott can check his book of records to see if any other FBS team has come even close to that in the same period.
Other schools would almost kill for a record like that. Do the BSU fans realize how fortunate they have been?
And it looks like more of the same is yet to come.
PETER WATT, Boise
MW has bright future in football, basketball
Boise State staying in the Mountain West Conference could propel San Diego State into staying. Boise State and SDSU looking for greener pastures was understandable, but now that the Big East has imploded, the greenest pasture might be the MW (think of Big East travel expenses/time).
A new 12-team MW would be attractive for TV with the following divisions: East Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State and Wyoming; West Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State and UNLV.
The best team could host a conference championship game. Also, add a really great hoops conference and the MW future is looking brighter.
JOEL ROFFERS, Albuquerque, N.M.
Alabama-Notre Dame game was a joke
That ridiculous BCS Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama is just one more example of how the BCS has continued to succumb to greed and has prevented the American sports fan the opportunity to see a real championship.
There were 10 teams in college football better than Notre Dame and at least one better than Alabama.
Thanks to Boise States two Fiesta Bowl victories, the BCS is headed toward oblivion. But it cant come soon enough. Anyone who follows sports knew that, no matter the media hype, no matter the vast resources of ESPN, this game was going to be right up there with the Mayan calendar and the Luna laws in terms of credibility.
You cannot dictate championships. You play the games and run the race. You have a real playoff system. This isnt figure skating or synchronized swimming. Its football.
We deserve better.
BILL PINKNEY, Garden City
Day after Super Bowl should be a holiday
For nearly 50 years, America has celebrated the Super Bowl, the game of the two top teams in the National Football League going head-to-head for the title of world champion.
A majority of Americans sit down with their friends and family to witness the event. People have even started having annual Super Bowl parties. The game has become a staple in Americas tradition and its modern-day culture. Many now consider it to be a national holiday.
With how important this event has become to Americans, I believe we should cancel schools and encourage businesses to close down or cut their hours on the Monday after the game.
Americans like to celebrate this event with late and long parties, but these parties are sometimes limited because of expectations from work or school the next day.
Why should Americans limit themselves on such an American day?
I believe Idaho should push for a Monday holiday, for the sake of Super Bowl Sunday. Americans could enjoy the event more.
If Idaho were to close down on this Monday, we could set the trend for the nation.
ROBERT A. DOTY, Boise