Hiatus Interruptus Part Two: Bitching in Boston
Boston College Football gets about the amount of attention up here it deserves, which in this beacon of pro sports fanaticism is very little. The Eagles, who haven’t been to a major bowl in over twenty years, find any excuse possible to get a chip on their shoulder whether its with the New England fan base who isn’t interested in them enough or with the Big East Conference. After threatening to sue the ACC for taking Miami and Virginia Tech from the Big East, they conveniently joined the conference when asked to be their 12th team. Their new conference-bowl alignment took them to Boise, Idaho to the MPC Computers Bowl to play ironically the Boise State Broncos. The Eagles held off a Bronco comeback after jumping to a 24-0 lead to win 27-21. But the Eagles did not enjoy their time in Boise. The source of the testiness seems to stem from the Bowl Banquet held Monday night in which the Mayor of Boise spoke welcomed both teams but ended his comments with “Go Broncos” and the CEO of the MPC Computers, seemingly intentionally mispronouncing Eagle Defensive End Mathias Kiwanuka’s name.
Let me be the first to point out that if the Eagles didn’t sell out their conference of twenty two years, their thousands of alumni in the New England and New York areas, and the New England alumni of Big East conference schools, they would have gone to the Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Eagles Win Without Class