Category Archives: Blog – Paul J

Another award, spring training…ya know…your usual retirement

Another award, spring training…ya know…your usual retirement

I have been retired for more than a month now, and people constantly ask me how it feels. It feels great, but I keep finding subjects that I would love to talk about on the air. Subjects that get my blood moving still pop up from time to time. Outside of a quick trip to…MORE

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

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Boise State makes all the 2020 “Way Too Early CFB Polls”

Boise State makes all the 2020 “Way Too Early CFB Polls”

  Worthington BLOG: Boise State makes all the 2020 “Way Too Early CFB Polls” By Rick Worthington   Now that the College Football National Championship game is over and LSU has been crowned as 2019’s best team, everyone is falling all over themselves to put out a list of the top 25 for the 2020…

Dear Idaho Legislature:

Dear Idaho Legislature:

Anything is possible if you want to do it. If you had parents like mine, you’ve heard that before growing up. More importantly, you’ve proven in the past that, seemingly if motivated by certain industries, you can move fast. (see Idaho Agricultural Security Act 2014) Yet, through years ranging from asking nicely, begging, crying, pleading,…

Do we start at “0” or “1”?

Do we start at “0” or “1”?

“Marine Bob” is a listener who emails me just about every day. He’s conservative and a Vietnam veteran who lost an eye there fifty years ago. He pumps iron every day, has a wide variety of knowledge and interests and can pass for younger than his actual age. Last week he wrote me with a…

BLOG:  Iran and a history full of conflict

BLOG: Iran and a history full of conflict

  Iran: A history full of conflict By: Rick Worthington I’m offering no opinions here, I just think this is good information to have available today. Iran’s history is FULL of armed conflict. Wikipedia has lots of information available, but if you only have 6 minutes, watch “U.S. and Iran’s rocky history explained.” Click the…