Category Archives: Blog – Paul J

Don’t count out the Broncos!

Don’t count out the Broncos!

The Boise State Broncos had the table set for a nice win on Saturday afternoon against Mountain West Conference rival San Diego State. The fourth largest crowd in the history of Albertson’s Stadium was still settling in their seats at kickoff and the Broncos appeared ready. Appearances can be deceiving as BSU failed to move…MORE

KBOI ENJOYS 43 YEARS OF BRONCO FOOTBALL!

KBOI ENJOYS 43 YEARS OF BRONCO FOOTBALL!

Boise State football debuts its 2018 football team this weekend and for the 43rd year, KBOI Radio will be on hand to bring you all of the play by play action for the 43rd year. It was my pleasure to broadcast the first 35 years of  Boise State College and Boise State University football. My…MORE

Idaho traveling memories

Idaho traveling memories

My family moved to Idaho when I was just a kid. My father could not take all of the humidity back in Illinois. I can remember by first trip into Stanley Basin. I had never seen such beautiful mountains and clear streams where you could actually see under the water. The highest point in Illinois…MORE

Catching up with BSU Basketball

Catching up with BSU Basketball

The 2007-2008 Boise State basketball team held its 10th annual reunion this past weekend in Boise. The squad which won a record 25 games and the WAC tournament, and went to the NCAA Tournament looked fit and ready to play. This team has special meaning to me because its NCAA tournament game in Birmingham, Alabama…MORE

Memorial Day growing up

Memorial Day growing up

Memorial Day was my favorite holiday when I was a youngster growing up in Illinois. It was a long weekend full of relatives, great food, and, of course, The Indianapolis 500 automobile race. Memorial Day marked the first family reunion of the summer. Family reunions used to be a big deal all those years ago.…MORE

Proud of my Mom!

Proud of my Mom!

It is always strange for me to celebrate Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is more with my wife as the mother of my child than my actual mother, who has been dead for more than 40 years. My wife’s mom is still here, so the day usually starts with brunch. My mom was somewhat of a…MORE

The first Saturday in May used to be special.

The first Saturday in May used to be special.

The first Saturday in May is the most important day of the year for American Horse Racing. It is the day the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in the Triple Crown, is run. The race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky features the top 20 three year olds in the world running for the first…MORE

Band Shell Nostalgia

Band Shell Nostalgia

I was saddened to hear of the fire at the Gene Harris Band Shell  at Julia Davis Park in Boise. I don’t frequent the band shell much, except for the annual Fourth of July picnic.  In my youth, however, band shells were a big thing. Every Thursday in the summer time in Freeport, Illinois, the…MORE

Survey Says!

Survey Says!

Not sure I trust surveys anymore after I read one this morning that said the five best states in which to retire are New Hampshire, Colorado, Maine, Iowa and MinnesotaMORE

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Random Thoughts of a News and Sports Junkie

Random Thoughts of a News and Sports Junkie

  Random Thoughts of a News and Sports Junkie 12/4/18 Rick Worthington — I actually met President #41 while I was living in Elko, Nevada. He and former Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, met in Elko for a fund raising event put on by Barrick Goldstrike. Barrick is one of the local gold mines. I…

Conference thoughts

Conference thoughts

College football conferences are infuriating.  They’re inconsistent, and they only make a lot of sense if you look at them from a single point of view.  And that point of view is money.  Money, naturally, makes the world go around.  Or at least it makes the United States go around while the world is going…

BLOG:  Nice to see Bronco Nation Again

BLOG: Nice to see Bronco Nation Again

Rick Worthington   This is just my own observation…. When I first moved to Idaho, Coach Pete had Boise State rolling. Kellen Moore was piling up the wins and the NFL was getting it’s share of Broncos to the professional ranks. I also rarely saw a car or truck without a Boise State flag or…

“Albuquerque”, what’s in a name…

“Albuquerque”, what’s in a name…

For someone who’s never been to Albuquerque, I feel as if I’ve always known quite a bit about it.  Boise State plays the University of New Mexico football team tonight in Albuquerque.  I know exactly where I first heard of the city.  It was in Bugs Bunny cartoons.  More than once, Bugs emerged from digging…