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Thursday, May 12, 2011

The New West Coast Powerhouse Resides In ??????

San Diego has the best weather of any city in United States.

But more importantly it is the home base for many men and women who do such an awesome job of protecting us each and everyday serving in the NAVY.

It also has the best Zoo in the world. And for sure it has two D-1 college basketball teams which are headed in the opposite directions.

The San Diego State Aztecs are quite possibly becoming the new POWERHOUSE of West Coast basketball. While you might expect them to go a little backwards from their 34 win season this past, most teams would, the Aztecs could easily be just as good next year.

If the Aztecs win 20 games in 2011-12, which is almost automatic that they will, it will be the seventh straight year accomplishing the fete. They have a Hall of Fame coach in Steve Fisher. They  play before large crowds every home game and they will not have to put up with BYU, as the Cougars are moving to the West Coast Conference.

But last but not least, the Aztecs will be just as good next year because they will have the best player on the west coast in Chase Tapley. He can do it all, shoot, pass, make his teammates look better and play great defense. San Diego State is one of those must see teams.

Sadly, the other side of town is a basketball program, not on the rise and quite possibly the worst basketball team on the west coast. The San Diego Toreros were bad last year and will be even worse this year. The school is reeling from having their best all time player involved in an alleged betting scandal, Brandon Johnson. Coach Billy Grier came into town with high expectations, but he has not been able to get the Toreros to level everyone expected him too and the future is much dimmer than the San Diego sun.

The town of San Diego has always been a spectacular basketball city. The fans supported the NBA San Diego Clippers, the ABA San Diego Conquistadors, who at one time were coached by the best basketball player of all time, Wilt Chamberlain and always drew great crowds for an ABA team and now the Aztecs pack them in each home game. Toreros it is time to catch up, unfortunately there is little chance of you doing such.

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1 comment:

  1. When Dave Kelly, one of the greatest goalies in the history of hockey read just the headline, he thought it might be Cranbrook, BC, home of the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.

    Sorry, this is just a basketball blog, never hockey Mr. Kelly. Just kidding, Mr. Kelly is an awesome person and a great reader of this blog.