The Stakes San Diego State looks to extend its 3-game Pac-12 winning streak and jump from receiving zero votes in the polls to probably being ranked this time next week. Is this a particularly likely outcome? Welllllll.
Look, don’t worry too much about that.
A road loss to the No. 13 Cardinal wouldn’t be the end of the world for the Aztecs — it probably wouldn’t even disqualify them from the New Year’s Six conversation. As the Aztecs learned last year, big Power 5 wins don’t matter so much when you stumble in conference. I’ll take a West Division title over another Stanford upset, if I have to choose.
You’ve argued about the media day poll. You’ve studied all of Bill Connelly’s meticulous team previews, including the ones for schools you weren’t even aware even had D-I programs. You’ve even sifted past the survivalist and low rider periodicals at CVS to find copies of those obsolete preseason magazines that go to press far too early to be relevant.
But have you been edified by the predictions of four random guys you sort of know from SDSU Twitter? You have not.
The Kabeer Thirty staff predictions are here. Before you peruse these, take a look at our stupid predictions for the 2017 season. This should give you an idea of how much credence to give what’s on the other side of the jump. Hint: NOT AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF CREDENCE.
If you’ve spent much time around SDSU Twitter over the past year or so, you may have seen the term “Barry” floating around. What does this mean? Who is this man? Why is he from La Mesa? Where in God’s name did he get his fashion sense?
Before we get into all that, let me take you back to one of the first pieces I ever wrote for this here content optimization funnel.
The year was 2016 (approximately 7 years after I defeated Kawhi Leonard at beer pong) and the recap of my trip to Chicago / Dekalb, Ill. for the NIU game included a note about how SDSU fans are — at at the risk of being mildly over-dramatic — some of the worst people on the face of the Earth.
Then there are the guys in this shirt that will not go two minutes without telling you how much money they donate to the Aztec Club or dishing out some veiled racism regarding Winston Shepard.
According to recent rulings by universally respected institutions such as the Supreme Court of the United States and the NCAA, gambling is actually good. With that important stamp of approval secured I am here once again to provide you with some sweet, sweet action on the 2018 San Diego State football season.
Charles Grodin High School principal and San Diego State head men’s basketball coach Brian Dutcher announced to his students today that he has agreed to a contract extension to lead the Aztecs through the 2022-23 season.
After the conclusion of the laser show portion of today’s annual “Taking Care Of Business” back to school assembly (named for the 1990 Charles Grodin/Jim Belushi film), Principal Dutcher took the stage and made the announcement.