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Boise State outsmarts
Oklahoma with Statue of Liberty fake pass,
Wins Fiesta Bowl 43-42 in nail-biting overtime
Glendale, AZ – Three ABC TV sports
commentators accidentally ripped off their IBM suits and ties to reveal
their true colors, red Oklahoma University jerseys, while broadcasting the
Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona last night. "What WE got to do to win
this thing ...," said supposedly neutral sportscaster Big-Foot-in-the-Mouth
Fred Sooner as the Boise State Broncos were up 14-0, "is to, oops, I guess
it's obvious I'm for Oklahoma...," and then the cameras switched to
somewhere else, anywhere else, and never came back to the three sports
broadcasters for the entire 2nd half and overtime.
Undaunted by the
Sooner-leaning sportscasters or bad calls by the refs or the Oklahoma All
American football players, or even the Shetland ponies pulling a dinky
Schooner covered wagon into the stadium, the Boise State Broncos out passed,
out ran, out intercepted, out recovered, and outsmarted the
OU-ain't-gonna-win-it-tonight Big Dogs at the sold out Frito Bandito Bowl.
You had to see the
game to believe it. Competing for the trophy of the best college game
ever played, It's right up there with UC Berkeley's 7-lateral, no seconds
left, stomping of John Elway and The Stanford Band back in the 1980's.
BSU jump started to a 14-0 lead vs. Oklahoma in the first quarter.
From then on, it was Boise State all the way until Oklahoma caught up with
questionable ref calls in the 4th quarter.
Oklahoma zoomed past
Boise with an interception but Bronco QB Jared Zabransky, with 18 seconds
left, threw a hook and lateral, a pass to James who handed off to Rabb who
ran and dove into the end zone. Tie game. Overtime. OU
quickly scored 7 points on one play. Boise goofed around for three
first downs, finally threw a touch down, and then,...and then..., screeeech,
skid marks, time out. Score: Oklahoma 42, Boise 41. Oh-oh, Boise
decides to go for the 2-point conversion instead of a 1-point kick.
It's Do or Die. Three Boise players line up on the right to go out for
a pass in the end zone, QB Zabransky fades to the right to throw, Oklahoma
covers all the Boise receivers and their grandmothers and dogs and
automobiles, but wait. Zabransky's arm goes up to pass but huh?
there's no ball. Ian Johnson, pretending to hang out behind Zabransky,
drinking coffee and crocheting a blue and orange hat for his new wife,
grabbed the football that Zabransky sneakily held out behind his back -- the
old Statue of Liberty (below the belt) fake pass -- and ran it into the end
zone to win the game, Broncos 43, Oklahoma 42.
Whoa, free corn chips
for everybody in Boise for a year, courtesy of the Fiesta Bowl sponsors.
Plus, $3.5 million in cash and $700,000 worth of diamonds on a golden
And no, Idaho State
Board of Education and the socialist cheerleaders down at the Idaho
Statesman, we don't need to dream up a thousand different ways to blow the
Bronco's $3.5 million Fiesta Bowl winnings on $100 million worth of luxury
box seats at the Smurf Turf stadium in downtown Boise over the next three
years. Especially without a constitutionally-mandated 2/3 vote of the
people of Idaho to go into multi-year debt. Let's try saving, not
As a post script, because you just
know all the Idaho welfare statists are going to jump on the bandwagon,
Oklahoma spends $64 million a year on its football program; Boise spends $3
million, 21 times less. Oklahoma's head coach earns $3.5 million a
year; Boise's coach Peterson earns several hundred thousand dollars, 10
times less. And who won the Fiesta Bowl?
Maybe the Bronco's
last play, the Statue of Liberty, was a foreshadowing of things to come:
privatize Boise State University and build it into a metropolitan research
university through a free market process instead of Welfare State taxation.
The Broncos didn't win because of BSU's welfare state infrastructure.
Witness spendy Oklahoma. The Broncos won because they were damn smart
football players. -- FM Duck
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