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An Open Letter to the BCS...

o whom it may concern:Please do not allow the Boise State Broncos to play in the National Championship Game. You see, I am a BSU fan. I have been for about ten years now, long before those words were uttered in the same sentence here in Boise. Well, unless you count the old Division I-AA days. I am not discussing that today. Those were great teams, and we've certainly had our fair share of great teams here at Boise State over the last ten years. I'm talking about the here and the now.We're talking about a team that is still having trouble with the center/quarterback exchange. I mean, come on, these guys are sophomores in college. COLLEGE! They should have no problem with that by now, right? It's a very simple thing to do and we certainly don't want to see a national championship game with bad exchanges. They do it so perfectly in bigger schools like Oklahoma and Ohio State. Our team is so young, they really would have trouble performing on a national sta…

The San Diego (Stupor) Chargers

Fire. Norv. Turner. There, I said it. Three little words that I'm sure many in Chargers Nation are feeling today. The reverberating echo of those words are ringing true following the Chargers loss to the Denver Broncos. It was as much a loss as it was a statement by the Denver Broncos that there is a new sheriff in the wild, wild west. The fact is, though, the Chargers have slowly slipping over the past two years. Let's look back to the debacle that was last year. A team that finished 8-8 caught lightning in a bottle at the right time and almost let it carry them to the Super Bowl. On paper, you look at Norv Turner and see that he is two for two in AFC West Championships. The first year he coached with the Chargers was no fluke. They were a good, solid team and came within a game of the Super Bowl. In Turner's second year, the team was ravished with injuries, but thanks to a melt down by the Denver Broncos, the Chargers won their last four games and won the AFC…

Balloon Boy

As many of you probably know, Americans were glued to their televisions and computers this afternoon watching the ordeal of the six year old boy floating above Colorado in his parents' weather balloon. For a quick back story, a six year old boy crawled into the weather balloon and the balloon came un-tethered from the house from which it was tied. The balloon floated over the city at high elevations for nearly two hours before crash landing in a field. Upon arriving at the scene, officers and volunteers found the balloon to be empty. As it turned out, the boy is safe at home in this hour and fortunately, no tragedy occurred. The boy simply had untied the balloon and was afraid of punishment, so he hid in a box in the attic of the garage. No harm, no foul.

Which brings me to a bigger issue that I have uncovered in this news story. It's a complex issue that has plagued Americans and others alike for many years. It is very serious and needs to be dealt with head on. It…