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Hey, ESPN: San Diego also isn’t a state. Or Fresno. Or Appalachian.

Christa Holesinsky, Aaron Powell, James Holesinsky and Eric Allen hold up signs at the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl at Bronco Stadium in 2008. These signs are Shakespeare compared to the “Boise Isn’t A State” ones.
Christa Holesinsky, Aaron Powell, James Holesinsky and Eric Allen hold up signs at the Roady’s Humanitarian Bowl at Bronco Stadium in 2008. These signs are Shakespeare compared to the “Boise Isn’t A State” ones. Shawn Raecke

With the college football season starting before we know it — fall camp starts for Boise State on Aug. 1, and the first games kick off Aug. 26 — the countdowns are well underway.

On Tuesday, ESPN’s “College GameDay” tweeted its latest entry in a 50-sign countdown, the season just 46 days away, and it relates to Boise State. Behold:

Yeah.

The weakest smack talk possible, which is strangely prevalent. It has been seen at Tulsa, at Colorado State, at Utah State, at Western Michigan (pictured in the tweet above) or below, at New Mexico and Wyoming, respectively.

It also should probably be noted that other schools that aren’t named for states are (deep breath): San Diego State, Fresno State, Appalachian State, Kent State, Ball State, San Jose State, Weber State, Portland State, Sacramento State, Youngstown State, Norfolk State, Murray State, Sam Houston State, Alcorn State, Pittsburg State and so on and so on.

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