SDSU pulls out of SoccerCity peace negotiations, war over Mission Valley looms

 

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It was nearly two months ago that I predicted on this here blog that San Diego State’s anti-SoccerCity insurgency was in its death throes. I assumed that the decision to have Mayor Kevin Faulconer intervene to try to get something – anything – out of the deal for SDSU was merely the first step in the university’s capitulation.

That prediction, uh, hasn’t aged so well.

WELP.

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SDSU names Sally Roush interim president, all past sins banished and forgotten

Pretty big news from the mesa today; or should we say, from Long Beach about the mesa:

California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy P. White has appointed Sally Roush as interim president of San Diego State University (SDSU). Roush will begin in her position on July 1, 2017, and serve in that capacity until a new president, selected by the CSU Board of Trustees, arrives in early summer 2018.

Wow! Boom. There she is, the first woman president, interim or otherwise, in the 120 years of San Diego State being a college-university educating place. This is significant not just for the historic first the hire represents. For our degraded sportsball interests, the hope is this hire can provide stability and credibility as the school tries to gain a foothold in its losing struggle for Mission Valley. Continue reading “SDSU names Sally Roush interim president, all past sins banished and forgotten”

AZTECS ALUMNI REPORT: The Golden State Warriors are history’s greatest monsters

The Golden State Warriors want me dead. They tried to kill me through mind-numblingly inept and boring basketball when I was teenager in the Bay Area in the 1990s. Fortunately, I managed to survive those bleak years of Donyell Marshall and Todd Fuller by developing a lifelong apathy toward the NBA.

Naturally, now that I’ve been shaken from my apathy by a San Diego State alumnus achieving superstar status, the Warriors are coming for my ass again.

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AZTECS ALUMNI REPORT: North County erects statue to an Aztec legend and it’s somehow not Tom Craft (?)

Your weekly roundup of SDSU alumni in the ranks of professional sports or wherever:

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The Tony Gwynn statue has arrived in Poway.

I have no joke for this; it’s just v. cool and good.

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Killing in the Name (of a local radio appearance)

Kind of an odd or arguably fortuitous confluence of events last night: The Associated Students council at San Diego State voted on a resolution to retire the Aztecs nickname, and just minutes after the resolution was voted down, I was on local sports radio trying to speak coherently about that and other things (stadium).

Oh, lord. If I’d known this photo of Monty Montezuma the Aztec Warrior was going to accompany the show link I would’ve been like, “Never mind, get rid of it. The nickname is colonialism.”

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Zylan Cheatham to transfer

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More like Zylan Leave-um, amirite?

Hey, happy Good Friday everyone! Let’s check in with Aztecs Twitter on this solemn holiday to see if anything’s goin’ on.

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Oh sweet Jesus.

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The best wins of the Fisher Era, ranked

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Steve Fisher won 386 games as head coach at San Diego State University. That’s a lot of wins! So many, in fact, that it would be a fool’s errand to attempt to pick only 10 that stand out among the rest.

On the other hand, this is a blog on the internet. So, uh, I made a list.

(cough)

Anyway, here are the 10 best victories of the Steve Fisher Era. Know that if you disagree with anything here it is because you are dumb and bad and don’t appreciate Steve Fisher at the same level I do.

Anyway, the list:

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Steve Fisher retires

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A 72-year old man engaged in a rigorous, stressful, all-consuming profession decided to retire today. It shouldn’t come as a shock.

And yet…

And yet, disbelief is all I can muster.

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SDSU and Soccer City continue to skirmish but the war may be over

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I think we can all agree that what this world needed was more speculation and hot takes about San Diego State and Soccer City. Fortunately, I am here to oblige. Don’t all thank me at once.

But hey, at least today we have something approaching actual news to speculate about!

What does this mean? Reading the tea leaves, I think the death rattle of San Diego State’s anti-Soccer City insurgency is at hand.

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I was wrong. Vegas is bad.

Remember last week when I wrote about how my annual trip to Las Vegas for the Mountain West Conference Tournament is the highlight of my year and the weeks leading up to it are filled with giddy anticipation of the delightful frivolity to come?

Well fuck that. That version of me is dead. I am now in post-Vegas recovery mode and I hate everything.

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