Rocky Long is many things to many people. Defensive mastermind. GTO-driving internet meme. Patron Saint of Ocean Beach philosophers. He is not, it turns out, a licensed medical doctor.
Long sounded reassuringly calm about star running back Juwan Washington’s injury after Saturday night’s win over Eastern Michigan, saying he didn’t think it was too serious despite the fact that Washington spent the second half with his arm in a sling. Last night, we learned that calming prognosis was overly optimistic.
It’s fine. Remain calm. I’m still calm.
Calmer than you are.
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The news on Christian Chapman’s left knee isn’t good, exactly, but it’s not as bad as initially feared.
This projected timeline for Chapman’s recovery means that at the very least, it will be the Ryan Agnew show for games against Arizona State and Eastern Michigan. Chapman could possibly return after the bye to face Boise State on the Avatar turf, though that seems like a tough scenario to drop a rusty, hobbled QB into the middle of.
Honestly, the way Chapman writhed in agony after being hit low in the second quarter against Sacramento State, I was expecting a season-ending ligament tear. So the fact that he should be back for a division title run is a positive development.
Continue reading “Christian Chapman expected to miss up to six weeks with sprained MCL”
The San Diego State men’s basketball team led for roughly 12 minutes of the second half Sunday night against Washington State, and by as many as 9 points. It was an impressive feat considering star forward Malik Pope injured his ankle in the opening minutes of the game and didn’t play at all after halftime.
Nevertheless, late in the second half I was getting ready to write about another gutsy, gritty victory. Glory be to this amazing win spurred by senior Trey Kell, who OH MY GOD HE JUST ROLLED HIS ANKLE, TOO WHYYYYYYYYYYYY.
Kell’s injury was the turning point in a late collapse that saw SDSU lose 93-86 to the sharpshooting Cougars in a game that has presented an early season crisis for the Aztecs on a couple of fronts.
Continue reading “Game Recap: Aztecs fall, roll ankles in Wooden Legacy final”
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:
Continue reading “Aztecs lose Pope, fill their airsick bags with semi-digested 3 point attempts at Air Force”
If the University of San Diego is our little sister, that makes San Diego Christian … what? Our totally-not-fake Canadian girlfriend?
That kind of works, actually. Let’s go with it.
Well, consider this the perfect time to conjure up our Canadian sweetheart. After the hobbled-as-hell Aztecs men’s hoops team was dumped on its ass by Gonzaga on Monday night, turning the page by playing an imaginary basketball team from an imaginary college was just what the love doctor ordered.
No, really, guys! I’ve got a hot date with the San Diego Christian Hawks tonight! That is a totally real team that definitely exists!
Continue reading “Hemsley, Kell, Cheatham, Allen and some guy from sociology class beat imaginary local foe”