As BSU fans we have set impossible expectations for our team. And they come just close enough to realizing those expectations that we become devastated when they fall short.
In my mind the National Championship was a “pipe dream,” as Richard always says. But a BCS bowl was our expectation and anything else was unacceptable.
A little slice of humble pie seems to be just the thing in order. (For the fans that is. The team is not known for “trash talk”. Jared Zabransky excepted.) Sure our team can beat great teams in hyped-up games, once a year. But it’s time to be patient while the Broncos work to prove that they can beat non-ranked teams in their conference each year.
I refuse to be a fair-weather fan. It is a team to be proud of, I’ve been honored to cheer for a brilliant quarterback like Kellen Moore and have my kids wear his jersey number. And I am proud to support a coach with character. It’s a great program, and I’ll cheer them on win or lose.
By golly, if I’m going to be a college football fan, and Boise State is my team, I’m going to love it all.