Game Preview: Air Force at Aztecs

The triple option. Rocky Long has this play diagram as a tramp stamp.

What: Football game
Who: Air Force Falcons at San Diego State Aztecs
When: 6 p.m. Friday, otherwise known at traffic o’clock
Where: SDCCU Stadium
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: SDSU -10.5

The Stakes

Right now, Aztecs fans are flashing Blue Steel after a win on the Smurf Turf. We sit in our cubicles and dream of tables being run, UCF being upset and the Aztecs crashing the New Year’s 6 party. A loss to Air Force ruins all that. A win allows us to maintain the delusion for another week. Please let us keep it. It’s a good delusion!

Also, with SDSU currently at 29 in the Associated Press poll and 31 in the Coaches Poll, a win would give the Aztecs an outside chance to sneak into the rankings next week.

But frankly, these are just the subplots. A historic achievement is on the line, friends.

#Win69

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Game Recap: Aztecs cruise past Air Force and everything is great

Traveling Blood Jersey is always ready.

Self-help guru Tony Robbins said — in an ad I saw during the Olympics — “Progress is happiness.” That’s really the key to the three-game win streak the San Diego State men’s basketball team is riding. After a sloppy first half the Aztecs tuned in, turned on and dropped a 67-56 defeat on Air Force in Colorado Springs. Dwell in bliss.

SDSU is healthy, playing with energy, defending hard, throwing alley-oop lobs and generally bossing their mediocre conference opponents as the gods intended. From their recent depths of despair it’s real progress, a promising path to happiness. Robbins, Ram Dass and James Naismith himself would be proud. I’m ready to walk across hot coals for these guys.

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Game Recap: Aztecs beat another terrible Mountain West team which is great I suppose

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Give the Aztecs this: They’ve got the whole “beating the tar out of terrible conference opponents” thing down to a science.

The San Diego State men’s basketball team crushed Air Force 81-50 on Saturday night at Viejas in the kind of beating it usually dispenses to the likes of San Diego Christian or McCheese McNeese State. The stat of the game tonight was 3 — the number of minutes played by SDSU walk-on Michael Sohikish.

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

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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.

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Game Preview: Aztecs at United States Air Force Academy Falcons

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What: San Diego State Aztecs (22) vs. Air Force Falcons
When: Saturday, September 23, 16:00:00
TV: CBS Sports Network
Line: Aztecs -3.5

In the…Air Force! You can…fly…the seven…skies…in the Air Force!(?)

Along with the Army and Naval academies, the Air Force Falcons answer the question that has gripped the nation since 2014, when @YoungCons made the world think for a moment – could The Troops dominate a football league, were they so inclined? Perhaps not, but they generally put together a pretty competent football team. And in the case of this year’s Falcons, they’re the conference game I was most concerned about in the preseason. And that was when I figured on a loss to Stanford, no “TRAP GAME” narrative, etc. etc.

I will be All Business today, because unlike Rocky Long…I don’t hate The Troops or America.

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Rocky Long versus The Troops

Some of those that wear headsets, are the same that pwn cadets.

One of the best things about having Rocky Long coach of your favorite football team (besides, you know, the winning) is how meme-worthy he is. Rocky has a colorful, unconventional personality, as was on display in his incredible postgame comments about The Blackout.

My blog cohorts and me are gleeful purveyors of these dankest of dank memes. For example:

These are all very good, mostly because they seem to contain kernels of truth gleaned from Long’s public persona. But the best Rocky Long meme out there is one this humble blog cannot take credit for. It’s this:

Rocky Long hates America.

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Hey Reb! Your new logo is trash

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas updated their “spirit mark” i.e. athletics logo. It’s bad! UNLV tweeted it out yesterday and were met with immediate dogpiling and cyberbullying.

hahahahha WHAT

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Aztecs lose Pope, fill their airsick bags with semi-digested 3 point attempts at Air Force

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What follows is a list of things that went poorly in San Diego State’s 60-57 loss at Air Force on Tuesday night:

  • Malik Pope broke again and may be out for a spell.
  • SDSU blew a 14-point lead and lost a game it trailed for, like, two minutes.
  • The team the Aztecs lost to is real bad, even when adjusting for Mountain West.
  • The Aztecs keep shooting 3s like that is a thing they can do (note: they cannot).
  • SDSU fell to 0-5 in close games this season, which … man.
  • Jeremy Hemsley and Trey Kell and Zylan Cheatham, generally.

Now, in the interest of providing alternative facts, here are some things that went well tonight:

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