Category Archives: Interviews

IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: Diamond Dig from Pastry Perfection (giving away free diamond ring from The Diamond Girls), Boise State OC Bush Hamdan leaving for three-year deal at Kentucky, we dive into two questions – why did he leave BSU and who should replace him, No. 14 on our list of Most Important Players on the BSU football roster (safety Ty Benefield), Bob on his four favorite players on the BSU football roster in Bronco Focus, Tyson Degenhart on playing well and Saturday’s game against Fresno State

IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: Diamond Dig from Pastry Perfection (giving away free diamond ring from The Diamond Girls), Boise State OC Bush Hamdan leaving for three-year deal at Kentucky, we dive into two questions – why did he leave BSU and who should replace him, No. 14 on our list of Most Important Players on the BSU football roster (safety Ty Benefield), Bob on his four favorite players on the BSU football roster in Bronco Focus, Tyson Degenhart on playing well and Saturday’s game against Fresno State

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IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: We launch a new Boise State football series – the 15 Most Important Players on the roster, series leads up to spring camp March 5 (and we’ll do a revamped Top 15 list after the Spring Game to gauge roster development), No. 15 on the list is return specialist Kaden Dudley, RB George Holani lands invite to NFL Combine – do you think Holani will be drafted in April, how do most football fans deal with the offseason, who should Chiefs play on Opening Night, another Diamond Dig qualifier

IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: We launch a new Boise State football series – the 15 Most Important Players on the roster, series leads up to spring camp March 5 (and we’ll do a revamped Top 15 list after the Spring Game to gauge roster development), No. 15 on the list is return specialist Kaden Dudley, RB George Holani lands invite to NFL Combine – do you think Holani will be drafted in April, how do most football fans deal with the offseason, who should Chiefs play on Opening Night, another Diamond Dig qualifier

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IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: It’s Super Bowl Monday – how did everyone feel after the Chiefs beat the 49ers in OT, did Sunday give us the perfect Super Bowl (or not?), Boise State offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan being courted by Kentucky and that leaves us with a variety of mixed emotions, Bob (Bronco Focus) dives into basketball’s two-game losing streak and why this week’s bye is critical, former BSU/NFL player Tanner Vallejo on a family tragedy, Diamond Dig qualifiers, Weekend Winners & Losers

IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: It’s Super Bowl Monday – how did everyone feel after the Chiefs beat the 49ers in OT, did Sunday give us the perfect Super Bowl (or not?), Boise State offensive coordinator Bush Hamdan being courted by Kentucky and that leaves us with a variety of mixed emotions, Bob (Bronco Focus) dives into basketball’s two-game losing streak and why this week’s bye is critical, former BSU/NFL player Tanner Vallejo on a family tragedy, Diamond Dig qualifiers, Weekend Winners & Losers

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TANNER VALLEJO AND HIS FAMILY TRAGEDY: FORMER BOISE STATE STAR AND NFL PLAYER ON WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS LITTLE BROTHER

TANNER VALLEJO AND HIS FAMILY TRAGEDY: FORMER BOISE STATE STAR AND NFL PLAYER ON WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS LITTLE BROTHER

Tanner Vallejo, who played at Boise State (2013-16) and in the NFL for six seasons (2017-22), joins Prater and Mallory for a conversation about his brother, Hunter, a Boise State student. Hunter Vallejo, a brain cancer survivor, suffered a serious brain injury during a bonfire encounter with other men near Kuna on Friday night. Police are looking for three suspects, according to news reports. MORE

IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: Super Bowl Friday – we announce eight winners of our Big-Game Party Patrol (free pizza and prizes delivered Sunday), NFL playoff correspondent Dirk Koetter previews Chiefs-49ers, makes a prediction and shares surprising Andy Reid/Santa Claus story, Bob breaks down Boise State-Utah State in Bronco Focus, B.J. touches on football coach Spencer Danielson and Saturday’s basketball game in Logan in his BNN Report, Brock Purdy wouldn’t exist without Boise, Camp Rainbow Gold Super Bowl picks

IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: Super Bowl Friday – we announce eight winners of our Big-Game Party Patrol (free pizza and prizes delivered Sunday), NFL playoff correspondent Dirk Koetter previews Chiefs-49ers, makes a prediction and shares surprising Andy Reid/Santa Claus story, Bob breaks down Boise State-Utah State in Bronco Focus, B.J. touches on football coach Spencer Danielson and Saturday’s basketball game in Logan in his BNN Report, Brock Purdy wouldn’t exist without Boise, Camp Rainbow Gold Super Bowl picks

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IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: Live from the Boise Golf Show (open through Saturday at Expo Idaho), Super Bowl memories with former Boise State safety Quintin Mikell (Andy Reid and Steve Spagnuolo) and Super Bowl preview and prediction with former QB star Carson Palmer (and how you can join him for a Camp Rainbow Gold flag football game), Bob with OC Bush Hamdan and his new weapons in Bronco Focus, Super Bowl prop bets with Lee Sterling, Super Bowl records we’d like to see broken, Diamond Dig qualifiers

IST WITH PRATER & THE BALLGAME: Live from the Boise Golf Show (open through Saturday at Expo Idaho), Super Bowl memories with former Boise State safety Quintin Mikell (Andy Reid and Steve Spagnuolo) and Super Bowl preview and prediction with former QB star Carson Palmer (and how you can join him for a Camp Rainbow Gold flag football game), Bob with OC Bush Hamdan and his new weapons in Bronco Focus, Super Bowl prop bets with Lee Sterling, Super Bowl records we’d like to see broken, Diamond Dig qualifiers

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QUINTIN MIKELL & SUPER BOWL: MEMORIES OF PLAYING IN 2005 GAME FOR ANDY REID, STEVE SPAGNUOLO

QUINTIN MIKELL & SUPER BOWL: MEMORIES OF PLAYING IN 2005 GAME FOR ANDY REID, STEVE SPAGNUOLO

Former Boise State (1999-2002) safety Quintin Mikell, who played 169 games in the NFL (2003-13), joins Prater and Mallory for his memories of the 2005 Super Bowl (Patriots defeated Eagles 24-21). Mikell played for the Eagles – then coached by Andy Reid and Steve Spagnuolo. Both coaches are now with the Chiefs – and in the 2024 Super Bowl against the 49ers.MORE