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Take Me To THE SHOW

It is no secret I love my Aztecs.  When I was a student at San Diego State, school pride was average at best.  At that time, amongst my friends, I was one of the more dedicated SDSU student fans as I worked for the  Alumni Association, wrote for The Daily Aztec and read the news on KCR. Though in retrospect, donning an SDSU hoodie now and then, and partipating in extra curriculars didn’t hold a candle to what SDSU now knows as THE SHOW.

THE SHOW is SDSU’s most dedicated and loyal student section that garners attention from national news and is feared by Aztec rivals alike.

These days, the entire city of San Diego has Aztec Fever. As it should as one in seven San Diegans with a college degree attended SDSU.  We have a #6 ranked men’s basketball team and a bowl-winning football team. And more importantly, we are a rising hot bed of academic excellence in California.

Regardless of 401K contributions, stock investments or the like, my husband and I are convinced that in 2010 our best investment (if for nothing more than for pure psychological pleasure) was our 2010-2011 SDSU Men’s Basketball season tickets.

Every game we attend is a priceless experience.  In fact, I can say with full conviction that the game v. UNLV this past Wednesday night was hands-down the most rockin’ I’ve ever seen that arena.  (And I’ve been to Aerosmith, Prince and Marilyn Manson concerts, not to mention graduation, there).  The minute I left, I wanted to do it all over again.

Why?  Well, the team ROCKS. The fans are die-hard.  But really … THE SHOW!

We have THE BEST student section, THE SHOW,  in the nation.  It has been spawning for at least the last six-to-ten years, but this year, as SDSU men’s basketball team is set to reign in all its glory, THE SHOW has come into its own and then some.  They make the stadium, the game and the viewing experience complete.  Team aside, opponents hardly have a chance in the face of this raucous and amazingly executed fan base.

If you havnen’t seen THE SHOW, I encourage you to buck up and buy some tickets to any SDSU men’s bball game you can find. If they are sold out for the season, then check out their 10 commandments to get a feel for just how fun they are:

Long ago, on the top of Mt. Montezuma, the Aztec God of Basketball gave 10 commandments to His followers. He named his minions The Show, and He told them if they lived by these 10 rules, a legacy of epic fandom would be birthed. Interestingly enough, the God of Aztec Basketball is not as demanding as some other Aztec Gods you might have heard about. The best thing about The Show is its freedom to be unique, wild and original. These are more like guidelines.

Do you want to be in The Show?!? Just follow The Show’s 10 Commandments:

10.) Thou shalt love the Aztecs and sit in the student section. If you do this, you’re in The Show, whether or not you know it yet.

9.) Thou shalt wear two types of attire to games: red and black, or whatever the heck you want. “Show” clothing is designed to be as funny, ludicrous and intimidating as possible. Costumes, outfits, and any accessories you can dream up are definitely encouraged.

8.) Thou shalt stand in your seats whenever the game is being played.

7.) Thou shalt cheer as loud as you can. There are many cheers and chants in The Show so try to yell in unity.

6.) Thou shalt not use excessive profanity or throw things on the court. The Show has always been clever enough to overcome these obstacles.

5.) Thou shalt know your team and your opponent, to have greater love and hate for both. (And verbal ammunition.)

4.) Thou shalt show up early if you want to be close to the action.

3.) Thou shalt wave the giant heads during free throws. You can even ask for your favorite face, or make your own.

2.) Thou shalt take pride in the home court advantage. Our goal, in the end, is to do whatever we can as fans, to atmospherically and psychologically help the Aztecs get a victory at every home game. We encourage, inspire and energize the team, and you have an impact, and the players and coaches can feel it.

1.) Thou shalt love everyone in The Show. The Show is already well known as one of the craziest, loudest and most fun student sections in college basketball. That’s why the final rule is just do your part to make The Show world famous for having the most insane, rowdy and epic fans college basketball has ever seen.

The Show 10 Commandments Source: The Union-Tribune

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Don’t Hide That Aztec Pride

SDSU alum Mayor Jerry Sanders today announced that he is declaring Thursday, March 18, “Red & Black Day” in San Diego to honor the San Diego State University Aztecs’ first-round NCAA tournament games.

SDSU’s women’s and men’s basketball teams both won their respective Mountain West Conference tournament championships in Las Vegas last weekend, gaining each a slot in the NCAA “March Madness” basketball tournament.

The men’s first game will be on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. vs. the University of Tennessee Volunteers in Providence, RI. The women will match up against the University of Texas Longhorns on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Mayor Sanders is encouraging San Diegans to root on the team by wearing red and black, SDSU Aztec colors, on Thursday.

“With about 100,000 SDSU alumni in San Diego, seeing our teams in the national tournament is a huge source of local pride,” Sanders said. “We want the teams to know that all of San Diego is rooting them on to victory.”

News | SDSU | Mayor Declares ‘Red and Black Day’.

Source: SDSU News Center

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Peace, Love and Steve Fisher

Scott and I bleed red and black – not because we are part human/part Spiderman gone bad – but because we are proud SDSU Aztecs.

Me in the front lobby of the new Alumni Center at SDSU

Today for our Valentine’s celebration, we went to back to our alma mater to see the brick we finally paid for after four years at the newly completed Alumni Center.  When I was in college at SDSU years back, I worked at the Alumni Association and used to take notes during the board meetings when the Alumni Center was only being debated over an MOU. The finished product is amazing and we are so proud to have just a little piece of it that we can call our own. 

After that, we walked across the street to watch the Aztec men’s basketball team demolish the highly ranked UNLV.  We try to make it to at least a few SDSU basketball games each year.  We both love the sport, and our Aztecs, but mostly we love the heart and soul of the team – coach Steve Fisher. 

Scott with a cardboard cut-out of Steve Fisher

He has done so much for the men’s basketball program and upholds the values of college athletics.  He teaches his players not only the game, but also the fundamentals of life – and he holds them to it.  It is refreshing. 

Scott and me with our brick

It doesn’t take much to make the Robert’s smile, but today was one of those days in our family when our happiness cup runneth over with joy.  Go Aztecs!

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