On this the first day of the major league baseball season and the eve of a championship weekend for college basketball, football still makes front page headlines in Boise.

I might be alone on this but I don't think so.  I just don't see spring football as a fan oriented season. Spring football is for the coaches and players, a very important time indeed for the respective football programs but not necessarily fan friendly or intriguing.

We already know whose going to win the spring game! That being said there are some who count spring football as a season so here is the latest.

Boise State will hold a closed scrimmage April 7th and then their traditional spring game will be April 14th at 3:30 p.m. The cost is ten dollars per person and that will allow you to go onto the blue turf after the game.

The Idaho Vandals just started spring drills this week as they make the transition from FBS to FCS and the Big Sky Conference. As a former Big Sky player I'm a fan of the league and since we at 630 The Fan broadcast Idaho football and basketball I'm looking forward to an Idaho-Montana or Idaho-Idaho State showdown.

This spring may not be any different than other springs in Moscow but in the most real sense this is a new beginning for the Vandal football program and I fully expect to see them in the FCS Playoffs right from the get-go.

On that note Idaho gets my nod for a more exciting spring football exercise. Remember, I still find the fight to keep the neighbors dandelions from blowing into my yard more exciting than spring football.