Sep 17 2008
And I’m talking about the USC Trojans ladies and gentlemen. Nothing against South Carolina as that is a fine choice as well. However, the Trojans have been one of the elite NCAA college teams for quite some time now.
Obviously it’s nice to go to a game when you pretty much know your team should be winning by at least 30 points. It’s almost like you don’t even need to cheer. Sure you watch the games but the atmosphere itself is electric.
Just go there, have a few beers, and chances are you will end up having a blast. Here are 8 reasons you should go to a USC game this year.
A Rich Tradition of Players
The list is long and distinguished but USC has produced some amazing players over the years. Most recently, we’re looking at players like power drinking Matt Leinart (who really isn’t so amazing now), Reggie Bush, Willie McGinest, Junior Seau, and Carson Palmer. And of course, the juice, OJ Simpson.
Does anyone remember how unhealthy this guy looked when he was coaching the Jets? I saw him this weekend and he looked at least 10 years younger than he did 10-15 years ago. The guy’s got it good. It’s nice to be revered at one of the best football schools in the country, if not history of the NCAA. The man’s a machine.
Superfan Gilbert Estrada
If there were one reason for me to go to a game this year, it would be to meet Gilbert Estrada. Check out this article. I love this guy.
Superfan number 2, Sarah Kremin
If any USC Football players are reading this, I’m sure they know the name of Sarah Kremin. If you guys don’t, then you may want to try befriending her on Myspace. It would appear that Sarah has done quite well with the players and it would be fun sitting in the cheering section with her.
The number 55
A recent tradition has a selected linebacker wearing the number 55. The number cannot be taken but is assigned by the head coach. Pete Carroll has, at times, refrained from assigning the number if he does not think any player is worthy. The player wearing #55 is typically regarded as the anchor of the defense.
The Song Girls and the Cheerleaders
This goes without saying. These girls are the top of the top when it comes to hotness in cheerleading.
The UCLA-USC Rivalry
USC’s rivalry with UCLA is unique in that they are the only two Division I-A programs in major a BCS conferences that share a major city. Both are within L.A. city limits, approximately 10 miles apart. Until 1983 the two schools also shared the same stadium: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The crosstown rivals play each year for city bragging rights and the Victory Bell; and often for the right to go to the Rose Bowl. The UCLA rivalry tends to draw the focus of student supporters since many USC students have friends or family members attending “that other school” (of course, many UCLA students refer to their USC friends in the same way) and many Southern California families are evenly divided between Trojan Cardinal and Bruin Blue.
The USC/UCLA rivalry runs so deep that when the Trojan Marching Band plays one of their most famous tunes Tusk at any of their games…the crowd will be heard singing along “u-c-l-a- sucks.”
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