A programming note

A few weeks ago, blog co-editor lemonverbena and I were huddled in the soon-to-be-less-expansive STADIUM parking lot drinking beers and debating who would write the game recap following another 7:30 p.m. football start. It could have been the Hawai’i game, or maybe the UNLV game. Hell, who really remembers. All I recall is that it was dark and too cold for the thin hoodie I was wearing.

Neither of us volunteered for recap duty particularly quickly, and with good reason. The game would end around 11 p.m., meaning we’d get to our respective homes around 11:30, meaning we’d probably have a draft ready to post around 2 a.m., meaning holy shit someone’s Sunday was going to be in tired shambles. This was one particular moment but much of the past couple years of blogging has gone like this.

A realization finally set in that was time to rethink our endless cycle of game previews and recaps.

Our ultimate conclusion was that we’d see football season through to its — as it turns out, horrific — finish, then go on blogging hiatus for a bit while we recharged and figured out a way to make the project feel lively again. The timing worked out for other reasons. One of us is starting a new business venture; the other is spending much of the next two months traveling.

Let’s be clear: Neither of us are going away. I mean, what kind of asshole would blog about your favorite team for multiple years and then completely ghost you without warning? We’ll still be around on Aztecs Twitter, passing along clumsily photoshopped images and noting the various locales that are not, in fact, states. Much — if not all — of our audience dwells on that micro-blogging hellsite anyway. If you’re someone who follows the accounts but never clicks on the actual posts, you probably won’t notice a difference. And if you don’t follow us, well, what the fuck.

Both of us extend big thanks and humble gratitude to AttemptedChem (David), EgosAndDespair/Advisory Columnist (also David, but different), and to Jodes, who became too busy having a life and running a different site to keep posting here but will always be a K30er in our hearts. Seriously, thanks to each of you for the quality content and support, the laughs and tears, the cold comforts and warm misgivings.

Most of all, a hearty THANK YOU to the loyal blog readers of Kabeer Thirty. From the outset this has been a self-funded passion project we wanted to share with San Diego State fans, of whom we feel kinship as an overlooked and neglected band of cynics tucked into the best corner of our unsettled country, and scattered around it. This would be a pointless exercise without your feedback, support, appreciation and/or aggrieved rebukes.

These many moons later, please know that the blog isn’t going dark. We’ll be back soon-ish, just not at the same pace or format. Expect less day-to-day grind and more the stuff we actually like doing; i.e. absurdist humor, bad logo roasting and big-picture taeks.

We’ll see you soon. Promise.

*This promise is not legally binding.

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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!

Welcome back, Wicker

Congrats to everybody who picked John David Wicker in your SDSU athletic director search pool! Please tweet at @lemonverbena_ to claim your cash prizes. Pay no attention to his denials – he definitely has your money.

The tough thing about analyzing an administrative hire as a sports blogger man-infant is that there’s a bit of a knowledge gap that’s unavoidable. I haven’t watched any CBS Sports telecasts of Wicker meeting with major donors to get them to fund facilitates upgrades. I can’t watch highlights set to Drowning Pool’s “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” of him lobbying the commissioner of a Power Five conference (though I would watch the SHIT out of that tbh).

All I can to is sift through some of the precious information that’s out there already. What follows is Kabeer Thirty’s due diligence on John David Wicker.

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State School Looking To Have Athletics Directed (SDSU4AD)

Upwardly mobile CBS Sports Network stalwart seeks a motivated partner to direct our athletics programs. After leaving a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship with our previous athletic director, we’re looking forward to new challenges and new experiences. We’d LOVE to experience the Big 12.

Our campus is reflective of the beauty of San Diego itself, our basketball program is the envy of our conference, Keg N Bottle is conveniently located and Seth Davis hates us. If you’re looking for fun right now, with the potential for a long-term commitment and some serious Power 5 conference action, please make contact.

We are clean and discrete, looking for same. Able to host. No unsolicited dick pics, TIA.

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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Look out, here I come again and I’m bringing my friends

In the summer of 2011 I started a blog called Aztecs Killing Him. It wasn’t terribly successful, in any objective or material sense, but a handful of people seemed to enjoy it quite a lot. Actually, by that definition, it was probably the most San Diego State Aztecsy thing that has ever been on the internet.

Continue reading “Look out, here I come again and I’m bringing my friends”