Going for Gold
It seems that after snagging gold in Mexico for the U18 national team, Coach is ready for bigger and better things. Now he’s turning in that U18 badge for a shiny U19 badge. He returns with his squad of Colorado HC Tad Boyle and Oklahoma St. HC Mike Boynton Jr. Boyle will again serve as head coach of the squad with Boynton and Rice his assistants.
The quest for Leon’s gold goes to Hungary this summer, with the U19 FIBA World Cup being held from June 24th to July 2. At the moment I have no idea if it’s possible to watch, but rest assured we will burn that bridge when we get to it.
While we have ya, there’s this whole offseason thing to talk about. Typically, we do football and basketball ’round these parts, and there’s still 59 days (about two lunar cycles) before our 100 day football countdown. So I ask: what would ye have us do? (We should disclaim that First Kick is not a democracy and is therefore is not bolden to your response, but we do like you guys so we’ll probably listen)
- Turn a new leaf and start covering new sports like golf, tennis and softball at a world-class level (or medium-class, up to you)
- Some nerdy BSU sports statistics articles with lots of graphs that might make you feel like you’re back at college
- Tribute articles for departed seniors
- Something else exciting
Ask and we’ll try to deliver ladies and gents! The comment section is your oyster.
How about some where are they at for previous Boise State athletes and how are they doing? (Basketball, &/or Football)
I like that idea! What are some players that come to mind for you?
Not to be a Debbie Downer but the fate of that young man crossed my mind a time or two.
Definitely had some good numbers in the NFL I thought. Unfortunately he ended his career to soon.
Tributes and graphs!
Top 10 lists are always good: top 10 basketball players, football players by position, top 10 Bronco moments, top 10 best athletes from BSU, top 10 Dairy Queen flavor combos, top 10 Idaho boys or girls to attend BSU, top 10 butt rock groups.
Would like to know what’s Kyle Wilson is doing now. How about Titus Young? That poor young man had some problems. Where’s Marty Feldman?
I think there should be a First Kick Was Good meet-up at the Spring game or event at Washington (Labor Day weekend) or the first home game for food/beers, etc
That sounds great! I have some ideas for how we can do that, but let’s shoot for the first home game of the season.
With a new AD and now COVID for the most part behind us, what are the chances BSU gets the baseball program back up and running. Thought it was a real slap in the face that they got it up and running just to scrap the whole program a few months later.
Jeremiah Dickey has been asked about that a lot on Twitter lately. While he’s not saying he’ll never bring it back, he’s made it clear that bringing back baseball and swim+dive is not high on the priority list. While it’s sad, it makes sense considering the big athletics village project.