Aztecs, our fragile sense of dignity get destroyed on senior night

What the hell am I supposed to say about this, honestly? I’m tempted to emulate the infamous Pitchfork Jet review for this game recap, but this is a family blog dammit.

I guess I’ll just let the highlight reel from SDSU’s senior night football game against Colorado State speak for itself.

Huh, well that’s not the right video, either. Whatever, it’s not like you want to see clips of a 63-31 loss anyway. My advice is to stop reading this now and we can both spend the next hour watching Travis videos. Deal?

Still here, huh?

Sigh. Fine, if you must read on …

This really was a loss of biblical proportions. It began with probably the heaviest deluge I’ve ever seen at a San Diego sporting event. The rain eventually moved on, but it was only replaced by a torrent of Colorado State points against an Aztec defense that made you wonder if ball bearings had actually been falling from the sky.

CSU put up 63 and called off the dogs late to keep from hurting our fee-fees. That was nice of them.

I’d like to break down a list of culprits to blame, key stats that made the difference and easy adjustments that can be made, but that was just an all-around trash performance by everyone involved. The only meaningful adjustment that can be made is to wake up tomorrow and magically return to being the top-10 defending, power running mid-major power we were all tricked into believing they were.

There are excuses for this of course. The weather. The footing. The emotional hangover of the gut-wrenching Wyoming loss. The depleted secondary finally taking its toll. Take your pick, really.

None of that changes the fact that we’re now staring at a very harsh reality: Going from 9-1 to 9-5 with an embarrassing loss to The School That Shall not be Named in the Poinsettia Bowl now looks rather likely unless Rocky Long can figure out a way to get his team to pull out of this nosedive. He’s got a very big coaching job in front of him.

As our crestfallen heroes head off to Laramie for the Worst Conference Championship Game Ever™ do you honestly have any non-delusional reason for optimism?

Oh yeah, I forgot that our conference is a smoldering crater. We really could still win the title, you guys!

Yay?

Even on a picture perfect San Diego evening, Qualcomm Stadium is not on ideal place to watch a game. Saturday night was not a picture perfect San Diego evening.

Let’s see how the old grey lady weathered the raindrops!

Uh … any chance San Diego can raise the TOT tax to pay for a couple of rolls of Brawny?

Worst defeats of the Rocky Long era, ranked:

  1. Eastern Illinois
  2. South Alabama I
  3. This bullshit
  4. South Alabama II
  5. BYU in the Poinsettia

Some might argue for Illegal Stemming or UNLV 2013, but I stand by this list.

The good news: Tonight was not the worst!

The bad news: There’s probably a BYU in the Poinsettia II waiting in the bushes, ready to jump into the Top 5.

Sleep tight, friends.

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Author: Aztecs Killing Him

Former proprietor of AztecsKillingHim dot com, a long-dead SDSU sports blog that was possibly dumber even than this one. On Twitter at @akh_blog.

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