by Josh Gross
Today's game between Boise State and Virginia Tech marks the official start of football season. And while for many Boisians that likely brings up thoughts of tailgating, festively painting your chest and drunkenly howling like a baboon in a show of genuine "team spirit," for many others it's brings up painful memories of high school thugs who dished out wedgies with impunity, of witnessing overt homophobia from men who pat each other on the bum and shower together and of the threat of Sunday evenings with the family coming to blows if whatever team is being supported doesn't make the crucial play in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.
So today, when all the superfans are out in force, if you're of the latter category, why not take the opportunity to cluster together around a screen in the same manner, but watching something you can identify with. Perhaps a charming film about an awkward kid that also gets picked on by the jocks?
Well, fellow oddballs, you're in luck. Cause tonight, The Flicks is hosting a special screening of Napoleon Dynamite, the 2004 film that launched Jon Heder's acting career and redefined the term "lovable loser." The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and costs $8.50.