New Orleans Bowl Recap: An epic debacle in pictures

Just flew in from New Orleans, and boy is my stemming tired …

Illegal stemming? Sounds like something that would draw a passive-aggressive e-mail from your condo association, not a critical penalty flag from a college football ref.

Bah. I don’t want to spend this post talking about what should or should not have been called there. Besides, you had a better view of it on TV than I did watching from the 15th row on the opposite end of the Superdome.

But since you weren’t there — and since I’m ass tired after a weekend in NOLA — I figured I’d just let my crappy Olympus point and shoot write this post for me. I think you’ll be impressed with the vivid game action I was able to capture.

Perhaps the loss was karmatic payback for me trampling their shrubbery.

See what you missed??

How Brady Hoke would prepare for this bowl game.

We game time ready.

All those fans in red are rooting for the Aztecs. Yeah, that's the ticket.

The Aztecs prepare for the first half like they have for every game this season. By passing around an ether-soaked rag.

Exciting first half game action.

Watch for turds, brave bandos.

"Actually, I was hoping to meet Zuma."

"Wooo! 35 seconds left! Nothing could possibly go wrong now! I believe that we will WINNNNNNNNNNNNNN!"

Oh right. We're Aztecs fans.

 OK, I guess I do have a few non-photographic observations:

  • Turns out there is something worse than getting heckled by Maize and Blue douchebags in Ann Arbor. Nothing against the Cajuns, but there’s a distinct brand of indignity reserved for getting openly taunted by fans of a conference that is showcased on Wednesday nights on ESPN2 (unless its games are bumped for a World Series of Poker re-run).
  • From the looks of it, SDSU’s travelling contingent was not more than a thousand. If even that. Walking around the French Quarter before the game, I literally saw five Aztecs fans. The Ragin Cajuns had about 100,000 people down there. Or maybe it just seemed that way because of their body mass indexes.
  • Our fanbase’s poor showing is a drag because Aztecs fans would have really dug this place. New Orleans is a more beautiful, more cultured and more haunted version of Las Vegas. It’s the best city I’ve ever visited on an Aztecs road trip by far. Even better than Moscow, Idaho!
  • Last-second field goal be damned, our lasting memory of Ryan Lindley should be a game-winning touchdown pass to Colin Lockett. Nearly great ending to a nearly great Aztecs career. He will be missed, no matter how frustrating he could be at times. 
  • Are you a bad person for wishfully wondering if Ronnie Hillman’s subpar performance might hurt his draft stock and convince him to come back? Yes. You are a loathsome, selfish person. That said, do you think Ronnie Hillman’s subpar performance might hurt his draft stock and convince him to come back?
  • From talking to people in NOLA, if Drew Brees told Saints fans to sacrifice their firstborn sons, there would be a serious run on altars at the local WalMart. Bitches would be getting pepper sprayed left and right.
  • I know the Aztecs’ defense is banged up. But watching Blaine Gautier Monchaux Delacroix treat Rocky’s 3-3-5 like 2-ply toilet paper doesn’t exactly give me a whole lot of confidence in the future, especially since Miles Burris will be playing on Sundays next year.
  • I can officially confirm a suspicion I’ve long held: hurricane daquiris are fucking disgusting.
  • Aw, hell one more photo:

About AztecsKillingHim

Aztecskillinghim is a graduate of San Diego State University, which he attended during both the Ted Tollner and Tom Craft eras (five year plan!). For a time, he was convinced that the Aztecs' bowl drought was a direct result of him arriving on campus in 1999. He has two rescued dogs and a patient but foul-mouthed wife who thinks Tim Shelton is "adorable."
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4 Responses to New Orleans Bowl Recap: An epic debacle in pictures

  1. jhonka34 says:

    Sad to hear about the fans, but I can’t blame them. It isn’t a cheap trip and there was very little notice. If this game was in two weeks there would’ve been a better contingent there, but not by much. Other excuses for fans: unexciting matchup, poor economy, spent bowl travel stipend on Four Lokos.

  2. Story of our lives man. Sorry you had to witness that clusterfuck in person.

  3. podpeople says:

    having lived in New Orleans for sometime, that is perhaps one of the most accurate descriptions I’ve ever read. What a great city, full of the highest forms of debauchery I’ve ever entertained. Also full of some of the craziest women I’ve ever entertained.

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