Imagine it's fourth and 18 and you need a first down or you lose. What do you call? College football fans, being the armchair quarterbacks they are, would probably say to send out 5 and hope for the best. No fan is going to tell you to throw it short, add a hook and lateral, and pray you fool the defense. But this is exactly what the Boise State Offensive Coordinator called, and it worked.
When a college football fan watches a play successfully unfold that they would have NEVER imagined themselves, they have no choice but to applaud it. Because fans believe they are the best coaches/players around, a call that tops theirs, can only come from a true genius.
There are many times when fans painfully watch as the running back, after taking the pitch from the QB, throws a wobbly spiral straight at the feet of his intended receiver. These calls always bring forth disappointment and unashamed bashing. But there are those few times, when everything seems to come together, and fate proves that high risk leads to high reward. For fans, they add spunk to their monotonous lives, and allow them to feel as if their TIVO was a worthwhile investment, as they rewind to watch the play over and over.
So here you go... (lets give a little love to Boise... at least for a minute).