What a great time of year. The birds start chirping. The weather warms. The tulips pop through the previously frozen soil. And the roundball hits the hardwood in what is affectionately referred to as March Madness (which I know is copywrited, so I'll give legal due to the NCAA or CBS or whichever entity owns the term). I'll admit that I'm not a stalwart college fan that follows the regular season too much. But I think my brackets are just as good a guess as anybody elses...at least they were Thursday morning. I'll have to say I love nothing more than the great upset and improbable run of an underdog. Unfortunately for me (and all of the good citizens of the greater Boise area), our beloved Broncos were defeated this evening (and handily so) in what was their first tourney appearance since 1994. But it was a great effort and an exciting event for Idaho. Best of luck to all of you and your brackets. And may your hometown teams perform well. I will say, however, that the success of Boise State in basketball (and football) only serves as a reminder to our great country that the Boise area is a great place to live. Forbes Magazine just listed us as #2 for business and careers. Our real estate market, although not stellar, is performing far better than much of the country. Boise offers fabulous opportunities for recreation, family, business, entertainment, and pretty much everything else that makes life great. So as draw a line through Boise State on your tourney brackets this year, just remember that those of us who are fans also love the place we live, which I honestly believe is the greatest place on Earth!
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