Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bring a Buck

Fans need to remember that tomorrow's game is the first event that they are charging for parking. The cost if you are not a Bengal Foundation member is $1, and if folks could actually bring dollar bills, that would be extremely helpful.

Now, since I've been here....oh, 11 years, fans would be interested to know that somewhere in one of my archive disks, I have a release typed up about Dr. Richard Bowen announcing that ISU would be charging $5 per car for parking. I had this release approved and everything, and 15 minutes before I was supposed to fax it out to the media, Dr. Bowen's office called and said to hold off on the release. We held off 11 years LOL. Just a little information for the faithful. Anyways, KIFI has a report on the parking fee here.

The Coolest Thing Ever
Every now and then I make a change to the Game Notes because I learn of something....well this is awesome. In talking about the game, and specifically things that have happened on September 18, I had this in the notes...

"Also, September 18 is the birthday of James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano. More importantly, September 18 is a major day in the history of football. On September 18, 1919, Fritz Pollard broke the color barrier, becoming the first African-American to play in professional football, playing for the Akron Zips. He also was the first African-American head coach in the NFL."

However, I have learned that Fritz' son, Fritz' junior, also played college football, becoming an All-American at....wait for it....NORTH DAKOTA. No freakin' way. Also, Branden Dungy, a junior running back for UND, is the nephew of Tony Dungy, who was the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. UN-BEE-LEE-VA-BLE set of coincidences there.

Almost GameDay....and it is GameDay for me
North Dakota has their release online, and while informative, there are no pictures of the Gilmore Girls or Katherine Heigl in their release. Also, Wayne Nelson from the Grand Forks Herald, who knows John Zamberlin pretty well, speaks of the work Z is doing at ISU. Of course, the opening sentence is's three winning seasons (2000, 2002, 2003). Also, if ISU fans (and players for the matter) don't think North Dakota is coming in fired up, well, think again.

If It's a Bad Weekend for ISU Athletics, We Got You Covered
Did you know the state of Idaho has a high suicide rate? Me neither, but just in case it's a bad week, ISU has got all the bases covered.

Oh Please, Let's Add It!
If Idaho State had to add a sport, we could add the festest growing sport in the Idaho elementary school system. I would totally be the Chess SID...Pawn-to-queen conversion rate ... left-castle to right castle conversions ... Queen's Gambit percentage ... my head is literally spinning. I just want to have one of these in my yard....that's all.

Lots of soccer and volleyball
The soccer team hosts three others (UC Davis, Wyoming, and Utah Valley) for the Idaho State Classic, and Katie Zigars compiled all of that information here, and since I'm a horrible guy, I make her handle volleyball too, and the information on their matches for Thursday and Saturday is here. Mitch Worthington our faithful graduate assistant, has all the information on the cross country team heading to Boise for the Bob Firman Invitaitonal.

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