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Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Joe Vandal

Photo by Larry Johnson,

I've written before about my love for my alma mater, the University of Idaho. Although I'm not a big football fan, I do appreciate the fact that the sport is the main way for alumni to stay connected. I love nothing better than to take the kids down for a few home games where we can walk around campus, soak up the college atmosphere, and feel young again (well, that last one is for me).

Football is the front porch for most colleges. Over the years I've learned to enjoy the sport because it keeps me in touch with what's going on at an institution I care about. It's never been about the winning or losing, although the winning sure is fun.

All of this was just a reason to post a picture of our mascot's new costume, which was unveiled last weekend. My son and daughter think Joe Vandal is the coolest thing around. Maybe I'll dress up as him for Halloween.

Do your kids have a favorite sports mascot?


Blogger Bre said...

haha go vandals!!!

Popular Nicknames for Boise State:

Riverside Tech
Boise Junior College
Micron Tech
Commuter U.
Boy's State
Treasure Valley Community College
Boise School of Truck Driving

Top 10 Reasons to go to BSU

10. It's a notch better than LCSC.
9. Anyone with a pulse can get in.
8. Duck hunting is great on the blue turf.
7. You can still live at home with Mom and Dad.
6. Plenty of parental supervision because most students are
5. Easy to find your way around Greek Row; there's only one house.
4. If you can't hack a 4 year program, they still give out 2 year
3. One of the top Truck-Driving programs in the Northwest.
2. Taco Bell Arena
1. You can't get accepted at the University of Idaho.

Q: Why does Bronco Stadium have artificial turf?
A: So the BSU cheerleaders won't graze. And they had to paint it
to make sure......

Q: Why do the BSU football players have holes all over their
A: Coach Hawkins let them try eating with forks.

Q: What do a BSU student and a U of I student have in common?
A: They both got into BSU.

Q: What do you call a Bronco in a 3-piece suit?
A: The defendant.

Q: How do you get a former BSU Bronco off your front porch?
A: Pay for the pizza.

Q: Did you hear about the Bronco linebacker that stole the Police
A: He saw the "911" on the side &thought it was a Porsche.

Q: Did you hear about the new Bronco Honor System?
A: Yes, Your Honor, No Your Honor.

Q: What do you call a Bronco with half a brain?
A: Gifted.

Q: Why are Broncos and their bandwagon fans like laxatives?
A: They both irritate the crap out of you.

Q: What do you call an intelligent person in Bronco Stadium?
A: A visitor.

*There's an Idaho Vandal driving from Moscow to Boise and a Boise

Bronco driving from Boise to Moscow. In the middle of the night,
with no other cars on the road, they run into each other outside of

The Vandal crawls out of his car, surveys the twisted wreckage and
says, "Man, I'm lucky to be alive!" Likewise, the Bronco scrambles out
of his car, looks over the wreckage and says to himself, "I can't believe I
survived this wreck!"

The Bronco walks over to the Vandal and says, "Hey man, I think
this is a sign from heaven that we should put aside our petty differences
live as
friends instead of arch-rivals."

The Vandal thinks for a moment and says, "You know, you're
absolutely right.
We should be friends. Now, I'm gonna see what else survived this

The Vandal goes over to his wrecked car, pops open the trunk, and
a brand new bottle of Jack Daniels. He walks back over to the
says, "I think this is another sign from heaven. Let's toast our
friendship and understanding."

The Bronco says, "You're damn right!" and grabs the bottle and
takes a couple of big swallows of the Jack Daniels. He hands the
bottle back to
Vandal and says, "Here, it's your turn."The Vandal puts the cap
back on
bottle and says, "Nahh, I think I'll wait until after the state
cop leaves."

*Four alumni were climbing a mountain one day. Each was from a
Northwest School, and each proclaimed to be the most loyal of all
their alma mater. As they climbed higher, they argued as to which
them was the most loyal of all. They continued to argue all the
way up
mountain, and finally, as they reached the top, the WSU Cougar
hurled himself off the mountain, shouting "This is for WSU!" as he
fell to his

doom. Not wanting to be out done, the UW Huskie threw himself off
the mountain, proclaiming "This is for UW!"Seeing this, the Vandal
and shouted "This is for the U of I!" and threw the Bronco off the
the mountain.

*Albert Einstein arrives at a pre-game party before the Idaho-BSU

introduces himself to the first person he sees and asks, "What is
to which the man wearing a sporty Idaho Vandal sweater answers,

"That is wonderful!," says Albert. "We will talk about the Grand
Unification Theory and the mysteries of the Universe. We will have


Next Albert introduces himself to a woman decked out in silver and
asks, "What is your IQ?" to which she answers, "144."

"That is most gratifying!" responds Albert. "We can speak of
current affairs. We will have much to discuss!"

Albert then goes to a guy wearing orange and blue and asks, "What
IQ?" to which the man answers, "51."

Albert responds, "How 'bout them Broncos

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