Thursday, July 30, 2009

It all makes sense.....

....So it was Greg McMackin who is responsible for the removal of the term "RAINBOW" from the University's nickname a decade ago..... The one thing that stands out is......what if Coach McMackin was right in describing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish's team hand clap/dance? Where is the video of this lame dance?

The local media, IDSTATESMAN and IDPRESSTRIBUNE, is taking all of the credit for fanning these flames- pun intended......They have enough links to go all night ( think Viagra and Ecstasy at a "Men's only Bathhouse").

Link to audio 1

Idaho Press Tribune write up of what McMackin said about his team- that is safe to read at work

Karl Benson likes Notre Dame's hand clapping

This phrase or slip of the tongue by the University of Hawaii head coach is vaguely similar to following in the footsteps of our United States President. Within the last week, our President used the phrase "stupidly" when describing a policeman arresting a man for breaking into his own house. The result from the President fanning the flames in that situation resulted in a Beer Summit between the President, the officer and the Harvard Professor/Cat Burglar. Maybe McMackin will find himself in a Martini Summit or Zima Summit. No word in what city ( by a body of water) that this Zima Summit might commence in. One thing is for sure, it will certainly not be near the sovereign state of Utah. Hopefully all of the coaching community will learn from this "teachable" moment, when in front of reporters at a news conference, there is bound to be a digital recorder turned to the "on" position.

On local sports radio today, one of the reporters ( and in this case, a sports editor of the local fishwrap) was called on the carpet for laughing/giggling after the McMackin slip of the tongue. I will give him a pass since he did admit to laughing at first but chalked it up to the nervous laughter of rationalizing what in the world the Hawaii coach just said. This same sports editor did rally his fellow giggling cronies and highly recommend that they all report on the "slur" story, rather than adhere to the Hawaii's coach request to not print the "slur".

I wish I could add a silly song to this blog that repeats the words..."Sticks and Stones..."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Latest Going-ons!

What was Nike thinking? This dunk is nothing all that special...but what a memory for the college kid/dunker from Xavier.

video here

One of the most disappointing discoveries since Geraldo ventured in Al Capone's Vault.

Unfortunately sometimes we need to crack on our own- even the great Canadian Bacon. Please save your "Glazed Bacon" jabs- the young kid will be punished, serve his penance and get back to doing what he does best. Hopefully this is a wake up call, where apparently no one was hurt, and a reminder that these youngsters are not invincible!

-EA Thoughts- I will preface that I am afraid I will get some malware (and this lonely blog will get hijacked by some crazy blog-nappers) if I search for any pics or vid's of EA.

As far as the creepy (and I mean creepy) invasion of EA's hotel room, I will only say that I would not be shocked if it was ruse to garner some publicity for a show that is coming up about EA. 50/50 at best but in today's age of attention-seeking celebrities, I just would not be surprised. I mean how convenient that a man who just so happens to have the tools to access a thin hotel wall and have the tools to record someone disrobing, just has to be the latest hot internet sensation I mean, did the creep have to throw a few benjamins out there so the creep could get set up right next to EA's room. Wow, what a coincidence!

I will not put the censored pics up on here but if this was my wife or daughter, and these pics were out in the public, it would be go time. ESPN IS NOT HAPPY AT ALL and even barred some reporters from the NYPost. Not sure I blame ESPN since it seems that these censored pics seem a lil bit more revealing than your standard "reveal". Maybe this is one way the NEW YORK POST is trying to compete with the interwebs! Link to the NY paper article here Hope EA will disappear back to the frat boys who love her ( like Bobby Frasor)!

Getting back to BSU football, there has been speculation about playing Virginia Tech in D.C. to kickoff the 2010 Campaign. If it comes to fruition and it sounds promising, that is good get for the BSU AD office (very tough matchup to boot)! Time to pop some good stuff

One last note to add......Was fortunate enough to partake in the Blazed and Confused Tour last Sunday. Beat the heat with some liquid refreshment. One of my fellow concertgoers, ( her first ever concert at age 29, huh!) got her elbow bumped, and somehow/someway got her iphone dropped into her beer....good news is that the phone works just enough to send these pics to me. Nothing special but good times were had by all!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009


HAT TIP to WALLS for the link

"Killed in action the week before, the body of Staff Sergeant First Class John C. Beale was returned to Falcon Field in Peachtree City , Georgia , just south of Atlanta , on June 11, 2009 .. The Henry County Police Department escorted the procession to the funeral home in McDonough , Georgia . A simple notice in local papers indicated the road ... Read Moreroute to be taken and the approximate time.

Nowadays one can be led to believe that America no longer respects honor and no longer honors sacrifice outside the military. Be it known that there are many places in this land where people still recognize the courage and impact of total self-sacrifice.. Georgia remains one of those graceful places. The link below is a short travelogue of that day's remarkable and painful journey. But only watch this if you wish to have some of your faith in people restored. "

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shouldn't Shaq be working on his free throws?

All Star Game Home Run

The easy pick is Pujols but I am thinking Ryan Howard will overcome the best player in the game. Howard is from the St. Louis area so there should be some love for him as well as Pujols.

Also in the news, Calvin Broadus returns to the Boise area this coming Sunday 7-19 ......they will be joined by Stephen Marley, Mickey Avalon and the blazed up lads from Slightly Stoopid.....Anyone headed there? I am sure Alex Guerrero of the Boise Burn will be attendance. He showed up to the last Slightly Stoopid show with a few BSU players....

Anyone going to Kenny Chesney on Tues 7-14? If you need tix, email me and I will put you in line with a guy who knows a guy who has tix... While I am not down with the Chesney concert, I do enjoy a few of his songs. I am a lil bitter that Chesney is gravy training the Parrotheads, once Jimmy Buffett decides to retire. Smart business move but seems like he is trying too hard to go the Buffett route. Have a guy who knows a guy and states that Chesney frequently heads down island and enjoys his time off at one of the Virgin Islands. the same guy also showed up with a Yankees lid on and Chesney & the other bar mates gave him a ration of shit for the hat. Chesney wears his Red Sox hat nonstop in the Virgin Islands.

My buddy, Captain Jimmy, runs this website, and you listen old Buffett concert tracks.....enjoy

Monday, July 6, 2009

During the Summer

What has Bronco Nation been caught doing? Some take vacations, some get another job (or a job period). I recently took the fam damily to the Oregon Coast and my non-BSU obsessed wife took a pic of myself returning a rented surfboard. Just so happens that I was sporting some BSU gear and made me ponder- where else is BSU being represented outside of the Treasure Valley. Had a few folks not sporting the blue and orange mention that they were from the Boise area and we each wished each safe travels..... Bronco Nation is a conscientious bunch.

Headed camping, sport the blue and orange pullover. Headed to Europe, sport the most recent lid! All kinds of applications where these picture opportunities could arise......If you have anything such as pictures, that are worth sharing- such as at Stonehenge or the Statue of Liberty, shoot me an email and I will upload it to this lil basement-originating blog....I will put up the pic and a quick narrative of where the blue and orange is visiting. I know there is some who take pictures of fans sporting weird outfits and those who hold up BSU cups in the scene. Whatever floats your boat! Send them to . Just one more way to kill time over the offseason.....

If anyone has any suggestions for hiding that bald spot on the kid in blue, please save those for yourself!