BOISE — “Ferd” and I just took the tour of the Boise State press box. It’s an amazing facility. Each box is nicer than my hotel room. And bigger, too. We visited Jim Donovan and WAC commissioner Karl Benson. They smiled, let us steal cookies that were as big as Frisbees, then sort of hinted that we needed to beat it. Business talk, as they say. Benson, a Boise State graduate, is wearing a blue shirt, but insisted it’s not Boise blue. “Ferd” told him: “Back in Hawai‘i, folks think BCS stands for Benson State University.” Benson did not smile.Maybe it was “Ferd’s” delivery.
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The toughest Warrior might be 5-foot-7 Kelvin Lam. Two weeks ago, he waved a large “H” flag in front of the growling Fresno State crowd. His actions drew jeers from Bulldog fans — and prideful smiles from UH players. Lam and the rest of the UH cheerleaders are on this trip.
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Don’t forget to play The Twins’ contest of guessing the total rushing yards. Winner gets a green jersey (donated by G-Nalo).
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With age comes … uh … let’s see … what was I talking about again?
Anyway, happy belated anniversary wishes to Stretch and Stretchette. Special thanks to Stretchette for allowing Stretch to make the Boise trip.
Also, since I’ll probably forget, advance happy birthday wishes to yet another brilliant and beautiful former Rough Rider classmate — Debbie Lim — who has been helping others as an RN the past 22 years. As I keep running into over-achieving classmates — take a bow, Debbie, Janet (Yoshida) Bullard, Diane Thomas and Dr. Hingson Chun — I realize that I should apologize for lowering the curve with my poor study habits. You folks make us proud to be Roosevelt grads.