Kindly eat shit, (Opponent)

Aztecs football season starts this week, and it’s time to start working ourselves up! It’s easier when you hate your opponent, right? We here at Kabeer Thirty love nothing more than to give a quick (figurative) kick to the junk followed by a tearful sprint in the opposite direction, but there’s a lot of hatred in this world. How about we try a different approach this season? Let’s systematically kill them with kindness!

A benevolent breakdown of SDSU’s 2016 foes:

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How high? Defining success for the 2016 Aztecs

The first time SDSU made the Poinsettia Bowl, it played Navy. The Aztecs being in a bowl – any bowl – was such a novelty back in 2010 that nearly 50,000 people crammed into a stadium half-filled with San Diego River storm surge.

The shine of the lower-tier bowl game wore off fast. Aztecs fans were nearly outnumbered on their home turf by stone-sober BYU supporters in the 2012 Poinsettia. SDSU faithful who attended each of the Potato Bowl, Hawai’i Bowl and New Orleans Bowl appearances could fit into a Subaru Forester. Aztecs supporters aren’t satisfied with making just any bowl anymore.

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Q&A: Justin Halpern on his Aztec baseball career, the entertainment industry and a new mascot for SDSU

From time to time, Kabeer Thirty sits down with SDSU luminaries to leach off their popularity and garner cheap web hits give you the inside scoop on these important Aztecs. Today we chat with comedy writer and former relief pitcher Justin Halpern. You may know Justin from “Shit My Dad Says,” but do you know which MWC city he considers a ‘shit hole?’ Keep reading for this and other shocking revelations!

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Christian Chapman’s demo got rave reviews. Is he more than a one-hit wonder?

Before riding off into the sunset in a blaze of illegal stemming glory, former Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley started 49 games between 2008-11. It was a remarkable run of consistency that we didn’t fully appreciate at the time.

I think we do now.

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How I learned to stop worrying and expect disaster: a love story

Most of us can quickly recall the first time we were killed by the Aztecs.

Not a literal past life memory of death dealt by sacrificial warriors of the pre-colonial Aztec Empire. I refer to spiritual death at the hands of old alma mater, the student-athlete Aztecs of San Diego State. The moment one of those teams cracked open your chest, extracted your heart and fed it to a stone idol. You remember.

Mine came on a November day in 1991.

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That time I went HAM in Fisherville

If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume you are an Aztecs fan, and, in turn, also probably safe to assume you remember 2011. Particularly the Spring of 2011. The SDSU men’s basketball team was in the midst of an incredible, historical season. The end of February saw us gearing up for a highly anticipated matchup with BYU. I won’t talk about the game itself because we all know how that turned out and I doubt any of you reading would want to relive it.

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POLL: Do you want Steve Fisher to be San Diego State’s new AD?

There’s no real news today on the search for a new SDSU Director of Athletics, but there is a SIZZLING HOT SEXY RUMOR.

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I hate the Iowa Hawkeyes

We like to think our sports memories can explain a lot about us as people. My life is surely more enriched/has been shaped by having experienced Tony Gwynn’s World Series home run at Yankee Stadium in 1998, Kawhi Leonard’s dominance in the 2014 NBA Finals, and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat walking away with the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania III; “Macho Man” Randy Savage receiving well-earned comeuppance for smashing Steamboat’s larynx with the ring bell mere weeks earlier (SMH)! More realistic, and more formative for this Aztecs/San Diego sports fan, was the 1986 Holiday Bowl.

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