Hey pals, anything interesting going on in your lives? Nothing? That’s great. While patiently waiting for our recap of the Aztecs-Cal thriller, let’s take a few minutes to check out what happened around the mighty Mountain West this week:
What: California Golden Bears at San Diego State Aztecs
When: Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -7
So we’re playing Cal again. Awesome. Is this a rivalry?
Not exactly, but the schools do have a history. After Saturday’s game the Aztecs will have played Cal in six of the past 13 years. The Goldie Bears own a 4-3 lead in the series with the home team winning every game. Cal waxed SDSU last year at Berkeley 35-7 behind future first overall pick Jared Goff’s 300-plus and 3 TDs.
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As Aztecs fans, I think we’re all feeling pretty confident about Saturday’s game against Cal (hyperventilates into paper bag). But how are our frenemies at the University of California at Berkeley feeling about this? For answers we turned to Nick Kranz and Berkelium97 from California Golden Blogs to get their take on the game, SDSU’s chances of Pac-12 membership (SPOILER: NOT GOOD) and who has better burritos.
In what is sure to be a huge relief for all those worried there would not be an Aztecs men’s basketball season, SDSU has released its schedule for 2016-17. There is much to digest. Let us chew on this together.
I started as a freshman at San Diego State in 2006.
Growing up two hours north, the extent of my familiarity with San Diego State sports was: “Hey, that’s where Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila went!” At that time in my life I was a Packers fan who really didn’t care about anything other than NFL or NBA, so I’m not only pandering to the editorial staff that was kind enough to welcome me here.
But I was excited to immerse myself in college sports.
In case you haven’t heard, San Diego State has a rather large foot-ball game on Saturday against an opponent from a Power Five conference. Even worse, this opponent is also representing the flagship school of the University of California system. As such our State School “DO YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN ME???” rabbit ears are at full attention this week.
Let us now scour the internets for something to get mad about, shall we?
It’s not worth reading in any depth, breadth or width about other teams in our conference. AND YET. After the first full weekend of games and in the interest of competitive awareness, let’s take just a cursory glance at scores from around the league:
Think back to all the Aztecs season openers against FCS opponents that you can recall. Did you learn anything from those games? In Cal Poly I and II we learned some shit. Same from the Eastern Illinois debacle in 2013. The other ones, though? Do you even remember anything about them?
Yeah, not really. And as I type this, sitting in my living room five minutes after returning from SDSU’s 31-0 win over New Hampshire, I’m not sure I remember much about this one either. Which is fine! The less that is remembered about games like this, the better.