BSU Black Out

Next Saturday’s BSU Homecoming game is going to be a black out. Uniforms will change from blue to black and all the fans are being asked to wear black. This is a first for Boise State.

The helmets have the new horse head logo and player’s number and are matte black. The jersey’s have blue and orange trim and the numbers are the new age blue and white fade. The shoes are silver and black.

I’ve always been a fan of new and different college uniforms. I think it brings excitement and color to the college football game. I’ve really liked the new horse head unis that BSU has now made their standard model, from the all white away uniforms to the all blue home and all the combinations in between like the gray shirts on the blue this past weekend.

This special Nike made black uniform probably won’t be used much if ever again, but as long as Nike is willing to make cool looking one-off uniforms, I’ll be there to enjoy them as a fan of college football in general and BSU in particular.

You can see the uniforms in full at KTVB‘s website.

Football On The Blue

My son played his first short, 12 minute game on the brand new blue field at Bronco Stadium in Boise today. His team – the O2 Titans, scored first but lost 14-7 to the Kuna Black team. Here is a shot during the opening offensive drive. The Titan’s are in gray.

Titans running the ball to the outside.

Here’s the last play in the orange Broncos end zone. Another team was getting their pictures taken and turned to see the play.

Titans Score!

Titan defense taking the field, my son is on the far right. He had just taken his arms down from the Rocky pose. He was cracking us up with his enthusiasm.

Defense takes the blue field

His football league, Optimist Football does a Jamboree every pre-season letting the kids all get to play on the famous Smurf Turf. Many thanks to BSU for hosting this event each year!  Lots of future BSU football stars getting their first taste of the game and the stadium. The big boys play their final scrimmage on the field tonight. We got to see them signing autographs for all the boys. Again, real classy and passing on the love of the game.

On the Blue at BSU

My oldest got to register for football today at the BSU practice facility on campus. Then he and his brother got to go run through some football drills with BSU players. After about an hour of fun the kids got a speech from Coach Chris Petersen.  He told them to study hard in school and to clean their rooms!

In the morning baseball games, my oldest’s team won their first game, and my youngest got on base four times in his Rookie game. A great day for baseball in Boise.  Seventy degrees and sunny!