Game Preview: Aztecs at University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels

UNLVhelmet

What: No. 19 San Diego State Aztecs vs. UNLV Rebels
When: Saturday, October 7 at 7:45 p.m.
TV: ESPN2
Line: Aztecs -9.5

What can you say?

We’re playing it straight this week. While we’re usually here to act like dipshits AND inform (yours truly leaning HEAVILY into the dipshit portion), what happened in Vegas this week requires we put on our adult pants and act right. So as much fun as we have going in on UNLV alum and human FryDaddy Guy Fieri, now is not the time.

Unless you only go for industry conventions or some such (LOL NERD), you go to Vegas to blow off whatever amount of steam you need to blow off. Tables, booze, naked folks, professional naked folks, conference tournaments, video games, “Backdoor beauty?”, the buffet at Westward Ho (RIP), a store just for M&Ms. Fifty eight people were murdered, almost 500 people were physically injured, and an untold number of victims will carry around mental scars for years because some maniac wanted to make them pay for having a good time. Or some other stupid reason. Whatever, it doesn’t matter. Nothing will justify/explain it to a rational mind. Just know we love you, Las Vegas.

Continue reading “Game Preview: Aztecs at University Of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels”

Advertisements

Alumni Report Special Edition: Baseball playoffs rooting guide

The MLB playoffs are here, which, let’s face it, has not been a thing of huge relevance in the city of San Diego for a decade or so. 😦

But this year is different!

This October you’ll be hearing as much about #AztecForLife basebros as you do about four hour erections. OK, almost as much. As such, I’ve compiled an SDSU fan rooting guide for the National League and American League Division Serieses (Serie?).

Whatever. Let’s get on with it.

Continue reading “Alumni Report Special Edition: Baseball playoffs rooting guide”

Attendance Truth: Northern Illinois eye gouge edition

NIU
The litness aftermath of Tariq Thompson’s pick six.

With the Chargers gone and Mission Valley up for grabs, it seems everybody is suddenly *keenly* interested in San Diego State’s football attendance. Trouble is, that number has always been kind of tough to pin down. The official count is a tickets-distributed figure, and that often doesn’t jibe with the butts in seats. THE HATERZ on the other hand have it on good authority that literally zero people have ever attended an Aztecs football game. We’re here to find the truth, people.

Game
September 30, 2017: SDSU vs. Northern Illinois University. The Eye Gouge Game. Read the recap.

Continue reading “Attendance Truth: Northern Illinois eye gouge edition”

Aztecs overcome dirty play and dubious officiating to beat Northern Illinois, remain undefeated

That was painful.

Emotionally painful, for those of us who only watched, but scary painful when a chickenshit Northern Illinois linebacker jammed fingers into Rashaad Penny’s eyes while he was pinned beneath a defender.

Continue reading “Aztecs overcome dirty play and dubious officiating to beat Northern Illinois, remain undefeated”

Game Preview: Northern Illinois University Huskies at Aztecs

huskyskins

What: Northern Illinois Huskies vs. No. 19 San Diego State Aztecs
When: Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -10.5

THE EVERGREEN TERRACE BOWL IS HERE AGAIN
This week’s matchup is the second in a home-and-home with the Huskies, a team named after a size of Sears Toughskins pants I wore as a kid. In last year’s contest, as you may recall (or perhaps not), the Aztecs went to DeKalb and defeated NIU 42-28. A convincing score for a game that left many of us relieved when the clock hit 00:00.

While the “Evergreen Terrace Bowl” sounds like a challenge/party game in Washington and Colorado (word to January 2018 in California. Uh … don’t smoke the dope, kids.), it’s shorthand nationally* for the game between the alma maters of animated married couple Dan Castellaneta (NIU, 1979; voice of Homer Simpson) and Julie Kavner (SDSU, 1971; voice of Marge Simpson). After last year’s victory, San Diego State leads the all-time series 5-0.
Continue reading “Game Preview: Northern Illinois University Huskies at Aztecs”

SDSU West, coming to a ballot near you

riverdong
No word on the fate of the previously proposed San Diego Riverdong. Photo courtesy , senior riverdong correspondent.

Wheels are officially in motion for San Diego State to try to wrest Mission Valley from the evil grip of the global communist conspiracy soccer, hella condos and bougie mixology bars, probably. Today the proxy group created to do the university’s political bidding on this issue stated its intent to start gathering signatures to get SDSU West on the ballot.

Continue reading “SDSU West, coming to a ballot near you”

What would constitute a good crowd for Saturday’s game?

Photo credit: Wife.

Through two home games this season, the San Diego State football team is averaging more than 44,000 fans per game (you SDSU attendance deniers can view the sexy butts-in-seats evidence here and here). That’s really good — the type of average attendance that would not be out of place among Power Five conference schools in areas that have professional teams, culture and indoor plumbing.

Of course, those two games were also the hottest tickets on the SDSU schedule: The annual KGB SkyShow and Stanford, the best Power Five school to play at SDSU in more than a decade. As the Aztecs now sit undefeated at No. 19 in the nation, but with a less than glamorous opponent coming in, this weekend will provide a truer test of what kind of college football town San Diego can really be.

Continue reading “What would constitute a good crowd for Saturday’s game?”

Aztecs wade past Air Force in an evil game that definitely just tried to murder us all

b001ebym62_singinintherain_uxwb1-_ri_sx940_
Cram it, Gene.

One week ago tonight, the Aztecs delivered a huge comeback win against Stanford that we all replayed in our heads and on all our various devices for the entire week. That game was awesome.

Tonight, the Aztecs delivered a huge comeback win against Air Force that I now wish to scrub from my memory using one of those Men In Black neuralyzer things. That game was horrible and can go screw itself.

Continue reading “Aztecs wade past Air Force in an evil game that definitely just tried to murder us all”