The Dark Show

The Show is not a hero. The Show is whatever Viejas Arena needs them to be. Sound familiar? Hopefully this exchange assists in giving you the right mentality for the much-awaited showdown with BYU on Feb. 26th.


Mark Fisher: Dad! Dad, is he okay?

Steve Fisher: [relieved as The Show begins to pack up all the signs and giant faces] Thank you.

The Show: You don’t have to thank me.

Steve Fisher: Yes, I do. [both look at the scoreboard to see the Aztecs undefeated record no longer in tact] BYU won. The Aztec’s reputation, everything we’ve fought for – undone. Any chance you gave us at a #1 ranking dies with the loss at BYU.. We bet it all on that. Jimmer Fredette took the best of us and tore it down. People will lose hope.

The Show: They won’t. They must never know what he did.

Steve Fisher: 43 points, five of them threes? You can’t sweep that up!

The Show: No. But the Cougars cannot win. [Starts folding up typical Show attire, putting it away] Viejas needs its true hero. [Takes out full-on mormon missionary attire, along with bicycle helmet]

Steve Fisher: [immediately understanding] No!

The Show: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” I can do those things because I’m not a hero, not like your players. I will cause Jimmer to cry. I will be UNCLASSY. That’s what I can be.

Steve Fisher: No, no! You can’t, you’re not!

The Show: I’m whatever Viejas needs me to be. [hands Steve Fisher his IPhone] Tweet it in.

Steve Fisher: They’ll hate you.

The Show: You’ll hate me. You’ll condemn me, set the media on me. [In the voiceover, Steve Fisher speaks at a press conference, then destroys the Show-Signal, The Show burns all the old, classier signs, and Conor creates new T-shirts and web designs] Because that’s what needs to happen. Because sometimes… the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.

[The Show goes apeshit]

Mark Fisher: Show? The Show! Why is he cursing and yelling, Dad?

Steve Fisher: Because we have to hate him.

Mark Fisher: He didn’t do anything wrong.

Steve Fisher: Because he’s the hero Viejas deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So, we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not our hero. He’s a controversial guardian. An offensive protector. The Dark Show.

(Check out our inspiration for the BYU game and this post right here  See you all on February 26th)


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