Saturday, September 15, 2007

Another reason I hate 'SC

I know we Bruins are in no (and I do mean no) position to talk shit about college football today. But I'm going to anyways. This afternoon was an embarrassment for our team, our students, and our university. My only consolation is it wasn't a Pac 10 game. Which is not much consolation.

And even though 'SC beat the shit out of their (actually ranked) opponent, I still feel the need to talk some shit. If you go to that article, you find out that 'SC was penalized at one point for "disconcerting offensive signals." What the fuck is that?? It's only like a 5 yard penalty, but I think the point here is they find the most amazing ways to cheat, on a consistent basis. Whether its the illegal shit that went down w Reggie Bush, or committing penalties no one even knew existed (or, you know, OJ killing people, and then being invited back to their practices), these people have no shame. Which, is ultimately, why 13-9 had to happen, because eventually good must always prevail over evil.

I'm angry and upset, but I take solace in the fact that I attend the finest public university on the face of the earth, with a phenomenal family of fellow Bruins, and we will live to fight another day. Shit, we could have bigger problems than losing a football game.

Like paying $40k to go to a piece of shit school.

Go bruins.


Taylor Kayatta said...

I feel you, Gabe. I feel you. After days like today, I think back to the great day of 13-9. We will come back big next week... of course what we NEED is a big win against a top-20 team.

BruinKid said...

I should write a post showing how USC is intimately connected to every single major scandal of the 20th century, from Teapot Dome to the Holocaust to Watergate to Osama bin Laden.

And in athletics, we had players that helped integrate baseball, basketball, football, and tennis, in one way or another.

BruinKid said...

Oh, the ESPN article has been modified to remove traces of that phrase. But the AP's USC-Nebraska recap still has it. It explains:

The Huskers stalled at the USC 4, and Alex Henery came on to try a 21-yarder. But Rey Maualuga was caught mimicking the offensive snap count, violating NCAA Rule 7, Article 5, which says "no player may call defensive signals that simulates the sounds or cadence of (or otherwise interfere with) offensive starting signals."

Kyle said...

Wait - what is a 'disconcerting offensive symbol?' Did they flip off the other team? Don't h8 my ignorance of football!

Curtis said...

Couldn't have said it better myself, Gabe. Even on the worst day of being a Bruin, it's a million times better than being a Trojan.