February 6, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs players celebrate following a game-winning shot by guard Chase Tapley (22) during the second half against the Boise State Broncos at Viejas Arena. The Aztecs won 63-62. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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SDSU won a thriller last night against Boise St with Chase Tapley nailing a 3 pointer at the end of the game. An awesome win for the Aztecs.

It’s Thursday and there are reports it is supposed to rain tomorrow in our lovely land. Friday and rain – a lovely combination.

Time for the dump:

With that sort of “building a team” idea, Hyundai asked me to “Find my 7″ using the 2012 San Diego Chargers roster. Let’s hope I don’t screw it up.

For those watching the Super Bowl at homes across the country, the party starts with kickoff and ends with the final whistle (or the last good commercial if the game’s a blowout). For those who live in the host city, and for the city itself, the party starts much earlier – and the economic repercussions last much longer.

In his first game in 1963 with the San Diego Chargers, Walt Sweeney established a pattern that would mark his 13 seasons as a star in professional football.

The 50 year old Flutie, who played for San Diego from 2001 through 2004, is part of a group of ex-football players attempting to learn how to throw a knuckleball for a new MLB TV series called “The Next Knuckler”. The group (which includes former Trojan John David Booty among five total contestants) will learn from former Boston Red Sox knuckler Tim Wakefield for the right to pitch in a spring training game with Arizona Diamondbacks. Though his age may seem to give Flutie the longest shot at winning the contest, the knuckleball is the ultimate equalizer. Hall of Famer Phil Niekro pitched until he was 48, fellow knuckler Hoyt Wilhelm pitched until he was 49 and Wakefield himself retired at age 44. Plus Flutie certainly hasn’t slowed down athletically since he retired from the NFL, as Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk says:

Five weeks after their season ended, the Chargers have completed their coaching staff overhaul – and, yes, it is an overhaul.

Mike McCoy’s hiring and Norv Turner’s firing made the biggest splash, but there were sweeping changing as well below the head coach’s job.

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