I haven't missed a Boise State game in the last decade or so that I can remember. I #BleedBlue. I want to free Kellen Moore from his professional clipboard holding job in Detroit. I love my Broncos. But last Saturday’s game against Air Force was just a complete disaster that forced me to turn the game off … and watch Disney’s Frozen.


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Boise State did me like that icicle did Olaf, except I don’t think I can just grab my butt and put myself back together quite yet. You see, I had never seen Frozen until Saturday; in fact I had been avoiding watching the animated phenomenon out of pure rebellion. I had plenty of friends who would quote the movie (no, I still do not want to build a snowman), I’ve heard that “Let It Go” song about 6,000 times, but I had better things to watch than some animated snow movie. Disney’s animated films haven’t been good since the golden age in the 1990s, so when people ask if I have seen the latest Disney abomination, I gruffly reply in my old man voice “GET OFF MY LAWN” and move on. But Boise State made me break down and watch Frozen. Frozen!


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I hate snow.

So Grant Hedrick threw an interception on the first drive. Okay, that’s fine. Pick yourselves back up and get it together. It’s still the first quarter. Oh, so Jay Ayaji fumbled the ball on the first play of the next drive. Man, that sucks; still the first quarter. Air Force scores a touchdown, that’s fine. We’ll get it together; still the first quarter. About five minutes later, Hedrick throws interception number two for the third turn over of the game and I’m sitting there like:


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I’ve seen bad first quarters, heck I’ve seen terrible first quarters. It happens in football, but great teams come back from bad first quarters and Boise State is a great team, right?

So the second quarter starts and Boise State Twitter is getting antsy and a little bit flustered. It’s okay though because we’re only down 7-0. No big deal. Sure, the team was missing five defensive starters and a few key guys on offense were banged up a bit, but this is Boise State and BRONCOS NEVER SAY DIE. Air Force eventually goes up 14-0. Two touchdowns. No big deal. Still early. Nothing really happens. Just frustration. No turnovers for the rest of the half, so that’s a plus. Going into halftime down 17 wasn’t ideal, but it wasn’t deadly. However, Boise State hadn’t been shut out in the first half since the 2012 BYU game, and we ended up winning 7-6. It wasn’t the end of the world.

So I was ready, drink in hand, for the second half. Broncos were going to dominate and mount an epic comeback for the win.


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Yeah, then Hedrick throws interception number 3, for turnover number 4.


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Yeah. I was done. I had lost all hope and all cares were gone. I was out of cares. Cares were nowhere to be found. So I put on Frozen. I. Put. On. Frozen. It can’t be any worse than what Boise State is doing right now, I thought. Frozen ended up being the best part of my night. However, I didn’t finish the film because after the second Ajayi fumble, the blocked field goal, and the fourth Hedrick interception (all which I followed on Twitter and laughed uncontrollably at how this couldn’t be real life), back-up quarterback Ryan Finley was put in the game. It was 20-0 Air Force but Boise State fans got what they were calling for on social media and there was a new found sense of hope as we entered the 4th quarter.


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Ryan Finley was throwing deep balls like we haven't seen in seasons of late! We were so close to a comeback! However, the defense tired and Air Force struck again, now up 28-0. We had been shut out in three quarters. This was unheard of. At this point, fans just wanted anything to happen to erase the giant goose egg on the scoreboard. And then it happened. With the help of Finley's cannon of an arm (and an Air Force penalty), we finally scored a touchdown. Boise State would not be shut out! Then Tanner Vallejo recovered an Air Force fumble! We had the ball again! We scored another touchdown! 28-14! Bronco Nation rejoiced like Anna did when she did whatever it is she did in this GIF.


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However, it was too little too late as the excitement of a possible comeback had faded as time expired. Who were these guys in white, orange, and blue running around this field making us all feel like we have to watch Frozen instead of our beloved Broncos on a Saturday night?


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The final score made it look a lot better than all who watched the game actually witnessed, but we had to know something like this was coming. Boise State had it too good for too long. This is rebuilding. Sure, I'm confident we'll get back to winning. Will we ever win like we did in the golden age such as when Disney was making beautiful animated films such as Pocahontas and Mulan? We'll never know, only time will tell. It's time to pick our butts up and reattach them to our bodies and look forward to Nevada. Let it go.... it's time to Attack the Future.

I'm going to finish Frozen tonight.


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