Let us all now freak out about our untested offensive line catching chicken pox maybe

LOL, you didn’t think the San Diego State football team was going to make it through fall camp unscathed did you? It seems every summer, the Aztecs end up hampered by injuries to an entire position group or a suspension for a stupid violation of team rules.

What will it be this year?

/spins Wheel of Misfortune

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Let’s see … box … fox … OH!! I’d like to solve the puzzle! CHICKENPOX!

Wait … chickenpox? Seriously??

The three players with chickenpox are junior offensive lineman Ryan Pope and senior linebackers Tyler Morris and Temerick Harper. Pope is a starter at right tackle, Morris and Harper are backup linebackers, but both play extensively on special teams.

Ffs.

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Welcome to the most important SDSU football season of our lifetimes. No pressure, fellas!

San Diego State opens fall camp today, and the stakes have truly never been higher.

Hey! Stop making that wanking motion, this is a family blog*!

OK, I’ll admit it. I rolled my eyes a little while writing that opening sentence, so I won’t blame if you if you did the same while reading it. In fact, I feel like I’ve written something approaching that level of hyperbole every single August that I’ve blogged about this team.

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AZTECS ALUMNI REPORT: Terrible news for Neeks, Reed gets traded, Maal gets paid

Can you believe it? August just started and football is already crushing our damn souls. Yesterday, we got some news out of Baltimore Ravens camp about rookie Nico Siragusa and it was not good. It was quite awful, actually!

That is absolutely devastating for Siragusa, who signed a 4-year, $3 million deal in May. Of course, because the NFL is basically the devil, that money is not guaranteed. Fortunately, he did bank a $620,000 signing bonus, so not all is lost. But man. First training camp and this happens?

Get well soon, Nico. We’ll all be pulling for you.

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New stadium ‘negotiations’ underway and other Aztec football tidbits

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The Mountain West Football Media Summit is underway in Las Vegas, but we’ll get to that in a moment. The most interesting SDSU football news of the day (OK, more like vague rumblings of the day) came out of San Diego.

One day after the SoccerCity folks unveiled the unfortunately-named #WaitForSD campaign — publicly pleading with MLS for an extension, as if their land deal is a book report on the Berlin Airlift — there was some SDSU-related movement on a couple of fronts.

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AZTECS ALUMNI REPORT: Stras is an All Star, Reed might be a Nat, Bubba waits in the wings

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HEY NOW, YOU’RE … (sigh) … Look, you know the rest, I’m not even going to finish typing this.

These truly are the dog days of summer for the Alumni Report. Hoops is over, NFL camps haven’t yet begun and our #AztecForLife mayor hasn’t even been publicly humiliated in weeks! What is there to talk about?

Fortunately, we have our trusty SDSU basebros to carry us through.

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Q&A: AztecSportsReport’s Ruben Meza on why this SDSU recruiting class might just rival Boise State’s

Please do not tailgate this man while driving on the freeway, thank you.

I could write my own lengthy, in-depth article on San Diego State football recruiting, honest! My insights into recruiting in general and the Class of 2018 in particular include, but are not limited to, the following facts:

  • SDSU is hot on the trail of top tier talent
  • Children are our future
  • Several of these recruits were born after the Baha Men released the smash hit “Who Let the Dogs Out?”
  • My god I’m getting old
  • Recruiting is the *true* Game of Thrones

    But on the unlikely chance you wanted to know even more about Aztecs recruiting, I went ahead and tracked down Ruben Meza from Rivals.com. Ruben publishes the AztecSportsReport, which you should definitely subscribe to. Before you do, enjoy this Q&A on how SDSU’s class is shaping up and the factors leading to this early success – as well as an update on Ruben’s car troubles.

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Hey Reb! Your new logo is trash

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas updated their “spirit mark” i.e. athletics logo. It’s bad! UNLV tweeted it out yesterday and were met with immediate dogpiling and cyberbullying.

hahahahha WHAT

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SoccerCity loses at city council, as expected

It was a fait accompli but Monday’s vote made it official: the SoccerCity stadium, condos, offices, hotel and river park proposal for Mission Valley will not appear on a special election ballot in 2017. In the wake of their votes last week, the San Diego City Council could only choose to directly adopt the SoccerCity initiative or place it on the November 2018 general election ballot.

After hours of interminable public comments pro and con, council member Scott Sherman aimed scathing accusations from the dais at labor, special interests and San Diego State itself. But with his fellow Republican council member Lorie Zapf having decided her attendance was not required, and with council president Cole having clearly signaled her opposition, Sherman waved the white flag and motioned for SoccerCity to get a citywide vote in November 2018.

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