What's with the cheap shot against Aztec fans on the front page? How is it a "fact" that SDSU fans act exactly like Maryland fans, except "less" violent? If you're going to insult an entire fan base like that, bring some evidence, please.
The only fact that I know about SDSU is that they have a lot of awesomely beautiful women on campus.
To my eye, they have more in common with Crazies than Maryland students.
The only other thing I could think of was the quote from a student who said something along the lines of, "We like to think of BYU as our rival, but they probably don't think of us that way."
I wonder if a State fan has ever said that about UNC?
"We see them as our biggest rivals, and they wouldn't," said David Pope, a recent SDSU graduate. "That's the whole reason we hate them so much."
It is not a cheap shot at SDSU. It simply points out that, like Maryland thinks of Duke as their rival, they think of BYU at their rival, while BYU says that Utah is their rival.
It was a cheap shot. If it was predicated entirely on that single line, I am disappointed. I have to imagine that it is pretty common for fans of historically weak teams to want to view the conference bully as their rival.
Last edited by cato; 01-26-2011 at 01:09 PM.
Edit--see you beat me to this point, Cato.
Last edited by MCFinARL; 01-26-2011 at 12:58 PM. Reason: similar post from someone else
At any rate, if the goal is to take a shot at Maryland fans, why drag Aztec fans into it? Maryland fans provide plenty of opportunities on their own. Unlike Duke, Maryland or BYU, a season like this is completely unprecedented for a school like SDSU. It's unbecoming to take a cheap shot at Cinderella, particularly where the fans have more in common with Duke fans than Terp fans.
The analogy fails because Maryland fans don't display the level of self-awareness evident in the San Diego State alum's quote. He recognizes and accepts (although using it as the basis for his loathing) the basic truth that SDSU is not seen by BYU as their big rival. This guy's out in the open, acknowledging his jealousy, essentially saying "We hate them because we know it's unrequited rivalry." Maryland fans, on the other hand, dispute reality and claim Duke fans are covering up their true feelings, or find some other logically twisted way to dismiss our dismissal of them.
DBR is not to blame for anything other than bad writing, as far as I can tell.
Their only point was that BYU doesn't think of SDSU as rivals and SDSU "hates" them for that.
I think the phrase "like Maryland but less violent" would have been more accurate as "like Maryland but without the violence".
I think SDSU sounds like a wonderful place. I'm enjoying rooting for their team this year. I like Steve Fisher and think he's done a good job there and the redemption story is pretty cool.
is the sdsu-byu game online anywhere tonight?
The merlot-related posts, which had absolutely nothing to do with SDSU or the WSJ article, have been moved to a separate thread on the OT board. Feel free to continue merlot-related discussions there.
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