New Year’s Resolutions for the Mountain West

The New Year is upon it, and with it comes a renewed sense optimism for all – even members of the Mountain West Conference. Well, everyone except San Jose State.

Poor, sad, pathetic, idiot San Jose State.

But there’s hope for the rest of us! Here are the New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 from around the Mountain West.

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BREAKING: Group of Five officials might be dumb as hell

Welcome back from the holiday break! Did you get all the presents you asked for? No?

Well, just in case you’re bummed that you didn’t find a shiny new GARBAGE IDEA in your stocking, today’s college football rumor mill has you covered:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Oh my god.

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HAPPY HOETZEL-DAYS FROM KABEER THIRTY!

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IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTE: Since we at Kabeer Thirty have families and friends and pets (it’s true I swear!) there will be no posts in this space from now through the Christmas Holiday.

Unfortunately that means no coverage of men’s hoops’ three games in the Diamondhead Classic – a critical stretch that will determine if the Aztecs have no hope for an NCAA at-large bid, or if they really, really have no hope for an NCAA at-large bid. It should be interesting to see which it will be.

If you must know the outcomes of these contests, I recommend calling the Mighty 1090 every 10 minutes until someone picks up. Just keep at it, someone eventually will. Then demand to talk to your Uncle Teddy. Writing letters to Mark Zeigler is another option, though that may take longer.

Happy Hoetzel-days to you and yours!

Didn’t make the trip to Vegas? Here’s what you missed

 

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HOLY SHIT WE REALLY WON THAT GAME

Sorry, I just got home from Vegas three days ago and am still adjusting to normal life, where drinking while crossing the street is frowned upon and $25 is a measurable amount of money and basic human dignity exists.

But forget about the debauchery and the [NUMBER REDACTED] dollars I lost at video roulette. The Aztecs won a game! On national TV! Against a really good team! And set some insane records! What even is life as an Aztec fan right now?

Let’s start at the beginning.

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Aztecs roll to Las Vegas Bowl win, challenge everything we thought we knew about being SDSU fans

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Image by Tony White, K30 staff photographer.

I couldn’t sit down to write this right away.

I sat on the couch at lemonverbena‘s pad for about an hour, re-watching highlights and trying to convince myself that what we’d watched in real time wasn’t some sort of mirage conjured by the windswept Nevada desert. As I drove home, past the crowds of Santa-hat wearing revelers packing trendy North Park watering holes, I still couldn’t shake the feeling of disbelief.

San Diego State had a moment to shine in the national spotlight today. It responded by shrugging off an early gut punch to blast one of the most hyped college football teams of 2016 into the stratosphere.

Oh, and the best Aztec football player in a generation broke a hallowed record and got drooled over on national network television. That happened too.

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Las Vegas Bowl Preview: Aztecs vs. University of Houston Cougars

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What: University of Houston Cougars vs. San Diego State Aztecs
When: Saturday, December 7, 12:30 p.m.
TV: ABC
Line: Houston -3.5

Even if I ran out of speed, boy, I wouldn’t sleep a minute away.
It’s just about here! The Las Vegas Bowl! And this is definitely the game expected in our last preview. Please don’t click provided link, just take our word for it.

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The Pumphrey years at SDSU: A retrospective in tweet form

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52 months ago, Donnel Pumphrey pulled out his DROID RAZR MAXX and composed the following message.

Zero people favorited this tweet at the time. Feel free to go back and like it now, though. I’ll wait.

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Aztecs hammer Alabama State meaning everything is fine now or something

The San Diego State men’s basketball team trounced Alabama State 73-41 on Monday night at Viejas Arena before a crowd of …

Before an announced crowd of 12,414.

The three game losing streak is no more. The many problems with the Aztecs … almost certainly remain.

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