Yesterday, SDSU athletics sent out a perfectly harmless tweet to promote a perfectly lovely player profile on running back/return man dynamo Rashaad Penny. This tweet contained a pun.
Before riding off into the sunset in a blaze of illegal stemming glory, former Aztecs quarterback Ryan Lindley started 49 games between 2008-11. It was a remarkable run of consistency that we didn’t fully appreciate at the time.
I think we do now.
Most of us can quickly recall the first time we were killed by the Aztecs.
Not a literal past life memory of death dealt by sacrificial warriors of the pre-colonial Aztec Empire. I refer to spiritual death at the hands of old alma mater, the student-athlete Aztecs of San Diego State. The moment one of those teams cracked open your chest, extracted your heart and fed it to a stone idol. You remember.
Mine came on a November day in 1991.
If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume you are an Aztecs fan, and, in turn, also probably safe to assume you remember 2011. Particularly the Spring of 2011. The SDSU men’s basketball team was in the midst of an incredible, historical season. The end of February saw us gearing up for a highly anticipated matchup with BYU. I won’t talk about the game itself because we all know how that turned out and I doubt any of you reading would want to relive it.
There’s no real news today on the search for a new SDSU Director of Athletics, but there is a SIZZLING HOT SEXY RUMOR.
We like to think our sports memories can explain a lot about us as people. My life is surely more enriched/has been shaped by having experienced Tony Gwynn’s World Series home run at Yankee Stadium in 1998, Kawhi Leonard’s dominance in the 2014 NBA Finals, and Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat walking away with the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania III; “Macho Man” Randy Savage receiving well-earned comeuppance for smashing Steamboat’s larynx with the ring bell mere weeks earlier (SMH)! More realistic, and more formative for this Aztecs/San Diego sports fan, was the 1986 Holiday Bowl.
Unfortunately there’s, uh, also some bad news about that.
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.
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post id: 12414 posted: about 4 hours ago updated: about an hour ago
Well, this is some well-timed #breakingnews.
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