Fiesta Brawl

The aggro folks that are talking junk on John Junker for picking the Boise State-Texas Christian match-up for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl need to do something. Namely, get over it, yo, because it’s going to be an awesome game.

Junker, the Fiesta Bowl executive director, could’ve selected a multi-loss team like the Iowa Hawkeyes, whose fan base travels well, but he didn’t. Instead, he plucked two undefeated teams from non-BCS conferences (which was absolutely the correct move) that will try and try some more to show that they, too, can play so-called big-boy ball. Plus, the nationally televised stage will be a sold-out yard inside the beautiful University of Phoenix Stadium, which, during past Fiesta Bowls, has produced some of the most memorable bowl games ever.

The game is sold out, but you can try hitting up sites like for a shot at a seat or two.

Mon., Jan. 4, 6 p.m., 2010