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Go Broncos, Pass the Bowl of Tostitos


The Rec News Desk is a bit messy: spattered with tortilla chips, salsa, tears of joy and blue and orange confetti that rained down on Monday night. After a nail-biter of a football game, the Boise State Broncos handed the Oklahoma Sooners a whuppin' that we'll be telling our grandkids about. After an overtime exchange, the Broncos won 43-42 against a team that sports commentators on FOX said would have to "help the Broncos win."

Hey, we'll take it. Whether it was the madcap play planning, the heroic runs or the timely tackles, we'll agree with Coach Ken Peterson that it was all left on the field. And fans loved it. The game's MVP, Boise State quarterback Jared Zabransky, threw some away, but tossed, handed and drilled a few clutch points precisely when they were needed.

Local dignitaries present included a dapper Governor Butch Otter, seen pacing the sidelines. Local media coverage included the baffling display of KTVB Channel 7's Mark Johnson wandering around the Glendale, Arizona field.

And just when we were dancing about the tube, running back Ian Johnson had to go and propose to his cheerleader girlfriend, on national television. It was the "Aaawww!" heard around the world.

Banff Film Festival World Tour Returns

Get ready for the return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Egyptian Theatre February 5-7 at 7 p.m. each night. The festival, full of alpine derring-do and cultural wonders, is the world-traveling offspring of one of the largest film fests in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival, held each November in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Tickets are $15 per night, $40 for a season pass and $20 at the door. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat locations, online at and by phone at 426-1494.

--Shea Andersen