Aztecs lose to fake university, may not be particularly good

Here’s all you really need to know about this San Diego State men’s basketball loss:

Having read Zeigler’s preview, and after last year’s loss to GCU, and last week’s Loyola loss, I didn’t have much faith or emotional investment in the Aztecs pulling this one out. I’d had the following exchange with blog overlord AKH earlier in the day while negotiating who would take this recap:

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Truth is I didn’t know this game started at 6pm. I got home, discovered it was already 15 minutes in, was starving, so I listened and kind of half-watched as I made dinner. The broadcast was on Channel 4 San Diego, which I wasn’t sure still was a thing. Aztecs and Padres games used to be on 4SD, and the play-by-play guy sounded enough like Ted Leitner that I thought it was Ted Leitner, and I wondered why Uncle Teddy was emoting so much when the “Lopes” hit a three. When I was able to sit and watch for a few minutes I realized it was the home-produced Grand Canyon broadcast.

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The best wins of the Rocky Long Era; an Adam Dingwell appreciation tournament (FINALS)

Adam Dingwell started just seven games at quarterback in his San Diego State career. That’s fewer starts than Ryan Katz, Jack Hawley or Riley Smithson, a quarterback I literally just made up. Yet I think it says something that the Texan played a starring role in the two wins you the fans have determined to be the best of the Rocky Long Era.

So let’s all note that, while his career did not exactly have a storybook finish, Dingwell had himself some moments, he did. He beat Boise State on their stupid Mountain Berry Blast flavored field – a win you determined to be bigger than the Cal win. He also engineered an epic comeback/interview against Nevada (seriously watch the clip) – a win you determined to be better than both MWC Championship Games.

I guess you could say he … ding quite well for himself?

Oh, god I’m so sorry.

Check the results of the previous two rounds here and here. The final round starts … now.

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The best wins of the Rocky Long Era; a vitally important elimination tournament (ROUND 2)

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We are on the the Final Four Five in our elimination tournament of best wins of the Rocky Long era. Countless dozens of votes (OK, four dozen) flooded in during the first round, giving us a higher turnout than most A.S. elections. We ended up with three blowouts and a tie! Check out the results here.

As a result of the deadlock, we will now have a three-way cage match between Scared Money Don’t Make No Money and the 2015 and 2016 MWC Championship Games.

In the other semifinal, you most now decide what’s cooler: beating Boise on The Blue or beating Cal at the Q?

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They couldn’t even let us have this

We now go live to the announcement of the 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists!

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Here’s the thing.

I think we had all resigned ourselves by now to the fact that D.J. Pumphrey was not going to win the Heisman Trophy. Despite the monster numbers, the assault on the all-time rushing mark and the bigass banner hanging on the west end of campus, #Pumphrey4Heisman was always a bit of a Potemkin village. We all saw what happened to Marshall.

But I think we held out hope that D.J. could at least make it to New York – to get a free chicken dinner, a memory to last a lifetime and a nice photo op for both him and San Diego State University.

Wellllll, guess what? The Lords of College Football couldn’t even let us have that.

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The best wins of the Rocky Long Era; a vitally important elimination tournament (ROUND 1)

 

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San Diego State’s footballing win in the Mountain West Conference championship game Saturday marked the 53rd victory in Rocky Long’s six years as head coach of the Aztecs.

Was it his best one yet?

Since we are a society that obsessed with ranking/arguing about anything and everything (and since we are a dumb blog grasping for ideas on a bye week before a bowl game) I decided to put together an Elite 8 tournament of best wins of the Rocky Long era.

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The 21 most awesome things about #Won21

 

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The San Diego State Aztecs football team won its 21st conference championship on Saturday with a thrilling 27-24 win over the Wyoming Cowboys. That seems like a lot!

Now, I may be mistaken, but I believe about 17 of those 21 championships occurred when SDSU was in a league with Patrick Henry High School and the Camp Pendleton Marines, but who cares? Banners are banners so let’s bask in some glory.

Here are the 21 most awesome things about the Aztecs clinching their 21st title.

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AZTECS WIN, DON’T LOSE, ARE CHAMPIONS ONCE AGAIN

THAT WAS AWESOME.

Last week against Colorado State, the Aztecs came out and sank into the storm-drenched Qualcomm Stadium turf. Maybe it was a hangover from the loss at WYO the week prior, maybe they weren’t physically ready for bad weather at home, maybe it was demoralizing to come out on Senior Night to a sparse crowd huddling under the eaves.

Whatever it was, they got thoroughly destroyed by the Rams. AKH and myself left in the 3rd quarter, something I’ve never done before, driving home bewildered and trying to piece together what happened to the season that once carried such lofty hopes.

It was hard to imagine that this Instant Classic and a 2nd straight Mountain West championship were coming a week later in Laramie. And yet here we are. For all its heartbreaks, this San Diego State football team is one of the most successful in school history.

SDSU 27, WYO 24. Back-to-back conference champs.

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