Decade Old Boise State Football Tradition Comes to an End
On Saturday, it’s FINALLY game day in Bronco Nation and the Broncos’ match-up against Troy is supposed to be one of the best games in the nation. We’re looking forward to traditions like tailgating, the Bronco Walk and getting goosebumps when we those first notes of “Seven Nation Army.”
Traditions are part of what make college football great, but Jacksons is ending one that BSU fans looked forward to every season. Since 2006, the convenience store has released a bobblehead collection capturing the likeness of former players like Kellen Moore, the coaching staff and Buster Bronco.
According to the Idaho Statesman the line normally included 3-5 bobble heads per season, except in 2016. In celebration of the Father of Bronco Football’s 100th birthday, they only released a Lyle Smith bobble head. It turns out that he was the last bobblehead in the collection. There won’t be any bobble heads in 2017.
Over the years, the BSU bobbleheads were so popular that they sold out the day they went on sale. In 2014, when Coach Harsin’s bobblehead went on sale, stores started handing numbers out to people in line as early as 2 a.m. (The stores didn’t start selling them until 6 a.m.)
To stay connected with Bronco Nation, Jacksons plans on giving away a game day experience that includes four tickets, hotel suite, a weekend of some of the best food in the Treasure Valley, BSU gear and more.