If you watched Good Morning Utah earlier this week you saw me get a flu shot live on the air. Now here we are a few days later and I've come down with a fever. But this is no normal fever, I have BOBCAT FEVER of which there is no known cure! What's Bobcat Fever you ask? For me it's an uncontrollable urge to cheer and promote my alma mater, Ohio University. Bobcat Fever is no easy condition to endure. As a carrier for more than 20 years I've had to struggle through a lot of disappointment on the football field. I've seen defeat snatched from the hands of victory many times yet I keep coming back for more because simply stated, I love Ohio University. During my time on campus I met some of my best friends and learned from some great men and women who prepared me for the career I love today.
The Bobcats are on the prowl in Boise this week preparing to take on the Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Utah State has had a great season and I'm looking forward to a great game. In fact, I can say with certainty the Potato Bowl is the bowl I'm most looking forward to this holiday season.
In case you're wondering, let me share a few facts about Ohio University. Founded in 1804, it's the oldest University in the Northwest Territory and the 9th oldest public University in the United States. OU is known for it's journalism program, we say "you can't spell jOUrnalism without OU!"
Some famous OU graduates include the Today Show's Matt Lauer, Nancy Cartwright-the voice of Bart Simpson, President of Fox News Roger Ailes, and baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt.
Our football team on the other hand, hasn't always experienced great success until recently. During the 5 years I spent on campus (I know you should graduate in 4 years!) our football team won just 9 games! This season the Bobcats have won 9 games, it's been fun to watch the transition.
It's going to be a great game Saturday and an opportunity for 2 great schools to show the country what they're all about. I wish the Aggies luck, but not too much GO BOBCATS!!