New stadium ‘negotiations’ underway and other Aztec football tidbits

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The Mountain West Football Media Summit is underway in Las Vegas, but we’ll get to that in a moment. The most interesting SDSU football news of the day (OK, more like vague rumblings of the day) came out of San Diego.

One day after the SoccerCity folks unveiled the unfortunately-named #WaitForSD campaign — publicly pleading with MLS for an extension, as if their land deal is a book report on the Berlin Airlift — there was some SDSU-related movement on a couple of fronts.

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Aztecs football drops 2017 hype video

The new San Diego State football hype vid went live today. It’s a 30 second spot with a season ticket sell at the end, an event of minor significance to be sure. What may prove more indelible: this image of Christian Chapman dropping back to pass from the shorebreak at what looks like Scripps pier.

Chapman visualizes a pass rush of frolicking coeds

One city. One football team, future home field TBD. Get hype.

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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Aztecs trample the Biggest Little Run Defense in the World (UPDATED with ranking)

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SDSU’s football season is shaping up to be a slightly improved facsimile of 2015. We’ve made it through the “losing to South Alabama” phase of the season. We passed through the “beating MWC teams convincingly but not overwhelmingly” stage. And now, here we are in the “housing fools by 30-plus” portion of the schedule.

This is the best part IMO.

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Aztecs win bigly against worst team they’ve played in nearly a week

Seeing as we’ve become a fanbase of insufferable, entitled greed pigs, there has been some hand-wringing of late about how we haven’t been beating inferior Mountain West competition by nearly enough.

Happy now, jackals?

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Aztecs look like the Aztecs, beat UNLV

For one night at least, we can breathe easier. In a 26-7 victory over UNLV on Saturday night at Qualcomm, the Aztecs signaled that whatever ailed them over the previous six-plus quarters of garbage football wasn’t necessarily a permanent state. Or, at the very least, it wasn’t so bad that it would prevent them from drilling MWC West patsies with ease.

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We ranked

In the wake of a solid win at Northern Illinois and Cal’s stunner over Texas, San Diego State is ranked No. 22 in the newest Associated Press poll. I do not have a joke to make about this, it’s just flippin’ cool.

The ranking assures that the program’s rank-less streak will not reach 21 years, which is a shame considering I was hoping to take the streak to RAGE OUT at True North on its birthday. As such, this is the Aztecs’ first time in the Top-25 since Nov. 7, 1995. That’s a long time!

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