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THE RUNNING BACK, THE CHEERLEADER and what came after the greatest college football game ever
JOE POSNANSKI
December 28, 2009
The magic carpet ride began for Boise State with the unbelievable finish to the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, but what became of the heroic prince and the beautiful princess who waltzed into a nation's embrace that night? How did their fairy tale turn out?
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December 28, 2009

The Running Back, The Cheerleader And What Came After The Greatest College Football Game Ever

The magic carpet ride began for Boise State with the unbelievable finish to the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, but what became of the heroic prince and the beautiful princess who waltzed into a nation's embrace that night? How did their fairy tale turn out?

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"When I was young, I didn't dream about being a football player," Ian says. "I dreamed about being a good father and a good husband. Maybe that's crazy."

Maybe it is crazy. Maybe he will be a football star, and maybe he won't. Maybe they will have other limo rides through New York, and maybe they won't. In the end, they say, it doesn't matter. The snow keeps falling, and they are young, and they throw snowballs at each other, and they laugh as Christmas music plays over the loudspeaker at the restaurant behind them.

"It really is beautiful," Chrissy says.

And they lived happily ever after again.

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