Whatchamacallit 106: Wyoming Truck with the Bronze Boot

Wyoming Truck with the Bronze Boot

It’s like I do not talk about Wyoming enough – but here you are, today’s Whatchamacallit is an officially licensed University of Wyoming truck named, “Bringing home the bronze boot.”

I bought it earlier this year for $60 plus $7.95 shipping (US domestic) – shipped it somewhere stateside, picked it up whilst visiting and then brought it back with me in my suitcase.

Currently it sits near my whisk(e)y collection – so I see it fairly regularly.

The Bronze Boot is a reference to an annual travelling football trophy, housed at either the University of Wyoming or Colorado State University depend upon who won the last football game.

Happily, the Cowboys beat the Rams last November by a score of 17 to 7, so the trophy is currently in Laramie. Since being inaugurated in 1968, the trophy has spent more years in Laramie than in Fort Collins, 28 to 24 years, even though CSU actually leads the overall rivalry since 1899 with a record of 58–48–5.

I take a pretty nuanced view to the University of Wyoming and college football/sports in general: the fact is that if the University of Wyoming was not located a mere 65 miles (105 km) from Colorado State University, then the University of Wyoming would not be playing Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision football; rather it would probably be in the Championship Subdivision, a step down. It’s even remotely possible that UWyo would be in division II.

But that’s not a debate I should really start here: rather this is a cute reminder to the world that I cheer for the Wyoming Cowboys in all its forms – not just football (even if the truck is carrying the Bronze Boot in its bed).

During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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