A Little of Bit of Everything for the Long Weekend
Now that the three month countdown is officially on for the beginning High School Football season and Boise State football, we can start looking ahead to some key sporting events for the summer starting today with the inaugural Exergy Tour.
In our coverage of the event all week, it can be safe to say that this is the "Tour De France" of Women's Cycling and that many Olympians will be here this weekend. The race involves a little bit of everything and I am excited to see the wide array of road races that will start tonight with the speedy two mile time trial. Fortunately, the one black cloud over the event has been lifted after all of the stolen bikes have been returned and Boise can put on a good show for these stellar athletes. Oh and by the way, there is a $100,000 purse for the event.
A story that might not get as much attention as it deserves is the Coeur D'Alene boys golf team filing for an appeal of Eagle winning the State Championship. If you remember right, last week Eagle's Colby Dean was initially disqualified for using a range finder before rules officials claimed that it was only a two stroke penalty and Dean was allowed to finish his round. If you have ever played golf, you know that the game is all about integrity and maintaining that to the highest level. With that being said, I am not quite sure why there is an appeal. Golf is very cut and dry with their rules. Either its a two-stroke penalty or its a disqualification, there should be no middle ground in that process.
Lastly, a final congratulations to all of the State Champions over the last ten days. There are some unbelievable stories whether it was Mountain View girls track coach Mike Jossis ending his career on a high note winning back to back State Championships or the Rocky baseball team capping off an incredible season for their 1st State Championship in school history, it was fun watching everyone succeed on their respective playing fields this spring.
Tune into the show today as we will be broadcasting live from Julia Davis Park in anticipation for the two miles time trial to officially open the Exergy Tour. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!