WASHINGTON, D.C. - Another wave of blue and orange is lapping over the continent - with a destination of Washington, D.C. Airports from Boise to Salt Lake to Denver and Minneapolis are filled with pockets of Boise State fans as Bronco Nation makes their way to the nation's capital.
Friday, a clerk at the Boise Airport said the past few days had been "crazy," with lots of fans jamming every available flight. I've traveled for games in Memphis, Forth Worth, San Diego and a couple of Phoenix trips - and it never ceases to amaze me how thousands of fans put up thousands of dollars to root on the home team in far flung places across the continent.
Already this early Saturday morning, we've seen dozens of blue and orange-clad fans jogging on the National Mall and taking in the sights. Right after we got off the plane, we headed to FedEx Field to see preparations for the "Kickoff at the Capital," as the game is being billed. Crews had already put a Boise State stencil logo on the grass - and the end zone will feature "Broncos" in giant lettering.
We'll be live across D.C. leading up to the game - we hope you can join us on KTVB and KTVB.COM as we bring you a little "virtual vacation" - leading up to Monday night's game.