Here are a few things you could have been watching at 8 p.m. on Wednesday night instead of the San Diego State men’s basketball team’s 63-55 home loss to Fresno State.
ABC: The Goldbergs
“So Swayze It’s Crazy”
After Adam sees his friend on television, he asks Beverly for her help to become an actor, so Beverly enlists his friend’s mom Edie, who is a kid talent agent in town. Unfortunately, Edie insists Adam can only get “nerd” roles, so Beverly goes on a quest to make Adam a teenage heartthrob. Meanwhile, Barry decides to embrace the punk lifestyle, and Murray attempts to become more involved in Erica’s life, but it backfires.
This definitely does not seem like a television show that traffics in cheap stereotypes, no sir. Let’s see, what else?
The CW: Arrow
“The Sin Eater”
China White (guest star Kelly Hu), Cupid (guest star Amy Gumenick) and Liza Warner (guest star Rutina Wesley) break out of Iron Heights and head to Star City for revenge. Oliver tries to bring in the newly formed girl gang but the ACU intervenes mid-fight. To his surprise, they are there to arrest the Green Arrow for the murder of Detective Malone. Meanwhile, Lance feels responsible for the prison break after Warner tells him she heard about him working with Damien Darhk.
I don’t know what any of that means. HOWEVER! That’s Kelly Hu from “The Scorpion King” and “Mortal Kombat” so, you know, there’s some star power at least.
Discovery: Alaskan Bush People
“Field of Dreams”
The original series follows Billy Brown and his wife Ami, as they raise their seven children while living off Alaska’s land like nomads. But the freedom of the life in the backwoods of Alaska comes with its fair share of struggles for this unique clan. When they’re not searching for food, shelter, and clean water, they’re battling nature’s elements and navigating the struggles of being a family — teenagers who are dating, chores that need to be done, and sibling rivalries.
So wait, these are nomadic Wildlings living off the land in the middle of nowhere. Who … who exactly are their teenagers dating? Do I really want to know the answer to this?
None of these shows sound particularly enjoyable (Well, maybe that thing with Kelly Hu – I was a teenage boy once, OK?), but it was probably better than the garbage you watched on CBS Sports Network or, in my case, live from the Sadhouse on the Mesa. Also had you watched these other programs, you could have gone to bed right away instead of either A) sitting in parking structure traffic for an hour or B) cleaning up the broken glass after throwing your Marshall Faulk bobblehead through your television.
The Aztecs loss was their fourth at home this season, which is bad. It was the third such game that was so lopsided at the finish that the majority of fans were filing out during the Viejas Shuffle, which is worse.
This used to be a pretty good home-court advantage, no?
The Aztecs were flat-out bullied by the Bulldogs. They were unable to handle Fresno State’s defensive pressure or size, shooting 34.6 percent and getting out-rebounded 37-27. The box score says the Bulldogs had 12 offensive rebounds, though that doesn’t square with my recollection of them scoring 63 second-chance points.
ALL THE SECOND-CHANCE POINTS.
SDSU looked mostly listless, though it did manage a cute 10-0 run to pull to the deficit to 44-43 with 7:32 left. The spurt was capped by a Max Hoetzel 3 that lit up the Viejas crowd. Naturally, the fans weren’t even back in their seats yet when Dakarai Allen fouled a 3-point shooter, thus rolling Sisyphus’ boulder back down the hill.
After that (checks notes) nothing good happened. At all.
The saddest part of a pretty sad night was the fact that SDSU (16-11, 8-7 MWC) could have given itself a pretty good chance at an MWC tournament bye with a win. Now we’re in sixth, half a game back of Fresno and New Mexico.
Oh. Cool. Maybe check the TV listings for that day. Just to see what else is on.
Anything else to say about tonight?
Ffs I’m going to bed.