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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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Linz Turns 30 in Vegas

L to R: Me and Linz

She actually turned 30 about three weeks ago, but her birthday celebration was this weekend in Vegas.  Lindsay is one of my favorite people in the world.  I met her my freshman year at San Diego State in the dorms.  It turns out we grew up in neighboring home towns.  We quickly became friends and stayed friends ever since.

In college we took many memorable road trips to Vegas, and some of my favorite memories in that city have Lindsay in them.

Lindsay is the kind of friend you can always count on.  She is supportive, caring, generous and fun. I was lucky to have her as a bridesmaid in my wedding and even though she lives in LA now, she came down to almost every single one of my fund raising events when I was walking the Breast Cancer 3 Day.

When she invited me to her birthday weekend in Las Vegas, it was a no-brainer!  I got to Vegas on Saturday morning around 11 a.m. and left Sunday at 3:30.  It was a short trip, but it was big on fun! We spent much of the day at the pool and then rallied at night to go to Studio 54 at the MGM Grand, where we used to go in every time we went to Vegas in college (Linz has VIP hook-ups there).

As long as I have a say, Lindsay will always be my friend.  It was so great to see her and have fun in one of our favorite cities in America – VEGAS!

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What a Girls’ Weekend Looks Like at 30

Two of my oldest friends, Laura and Christine, and I went away for a girls’ night to Palm Springs yesterday.  Being that the three of us met our freshman year at San Diego State it is fair to say that we’ve seen each other through a lot of different phases in our lives (happy, sad, stupid, smart, sober, drunk … and everything in between).

Laura

Christine is married with a 22-month-old daughter, I’m married with two dogs, and Laura is dating.  These variations in our lives don’t make a bit of difference.  We all get along as well as we did when we first met eleven years ago.

I’ve racked up major Hilton points so we got a “comped” room at the Palm Springs Hilton for the night.  When I arrived, Laura and Christine had been at the pool for about two hours already – cocktails in tow.  Still being as cheap as I was in college, we brought our own liquor and mixed drinks in our room.  We stayed at the pool for another two or three hours, making friends with the other vacationers and college kids there on spring break.

Hotel Pool

Around 5, we head up to the room to prep for dinner.  More cocktails, a shower and some war paint, and we were off to Las Consuelas for some Mexican food.  Dinner ends, we come back to our room; call the husbands and then – bed.  Yep.  Bed at 8:45 p.m.  Such wild women.

Christine – forever the degenerate gambler of the group – is up at 7:30 a.m. and off to the casino across the street for some black jack, where she hustles and gets us three free breakfast buffets.  Laura and I roll over at 9, pig out and then leave Christine for more gaming.  I am on the road by 10:45 to head home and Laura goes back to bed.

We are a mere shadow of the women we were when we first met, but we get along just the same.  Old friends never change.  And while what we consider a good time changes a bit, it is still just as fun.

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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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