If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

Does it feel less likely now than a week ago that football will played in September?

Arizona leads the nation in new COVID cases per million. Nine junior-colleges in Arizona will not play any sports in 2020-21.

  • Look at how the American Athletic Conference (AAC) is handling bands and spirit squads:

1) No visiting team bands or spirit squad

2) No on-field performance for the home team’s band

3) No spirit squads on the field to start the season

4) Home team band and spirit squad limits to be re-evaluated as stadium restrictions are lifted

  • Does USC even have a band director? I haven’t heard of a replacement taking over for Arthur Bartner, who has retired.
  • Will USC announce its COVID-19 test results?
  • One complaint I’ve heard from alumni this week about disbanding of alumni clubs is this requirement in order to be a member of the USC Alumni Council for Opportunity and Regional Engagement (CORE), which alumni consider a long way of saying you will volunteer.
  • From the brochure: “Participate as a Leadership Annual Giving donor ($25,000 over five year/$5,000 per year) to support the university academic unit or program of your choice (20 percent of this donation will directly support the USC Alumni Assn.).”
  • And now for some history. Let’s look at 1971:

Ron Riley had 44 points and 41 rebounds in a weekend series vs. the Oregon schools. And that was back when games were played Friday-Saturday. Paul Westphal had 45 points the same weekend. That’s a 1-2 punch.

  • The USC Basketball Booster Club had 460 members that year. Not bad.
  • Here’s a pretty good weekend in 1971.

On Friday, Nov. 19, the USC freshmen team played the UCLA freshmen at 2 p.m. at the Coliseum. At 5 p.m., there was a rally at Tommy Trojan featuring John McKay, Marv Goux and the players.

On Saturday, Nov. 20, USC played UCLA at the Coliseum at 12:50 p.m. The odd kickoff time was to accommodate ABC, which showed Notre Dame-LSU afterward.

And then Saturday night, you could head over to the Troubadour for this concert:

  • In 1971, USC baseball played the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium and the Dodger rookies at Bovard Field.
USC third baseman Sam Ceci slides safely for a double vs. the Dodgers.
  • How different were things back then? For awhile, sports writer Bud Tucker lived at John McKay’s house in Covina because Tucker’s family lived in San Diego. Tucker had been the first public-relations director of the San Diego Padres.

95 thoughts on “If It’s Friday, It’s Time For A USC Notes Column

  1. Was leafing thru my encyclopedia set to get a better handle on covad, and noticed there have been a few other viruses/illnesses to hit campus:

    PostPete Syndrome – symptoms include no longer performing at high level and markedly reduced enthusiasm. Best course of treatment is to leave town before shit gets worse.

    LaneTrain Night Sweats – signs that you may have LaneTrain include the ability to recruit like a motherfucker under draconian conditions imposed by an unjust and corrupt governing body. You also will display a complete disdain for defense. People who suspect they may have been exposed to LainTrain should avoid tarmacs at all costs.

    Sarkoughian Hack – telltale signs include a remarkable ability to makeout the small print on laminated play sheets despite being completely hammered. Some people also report randomly including the word “fuck” in all sorts of phraseology that did not contain the word “fuck” prior to. Best course of treatment is to first threaten legal action despite a mountain of evidence that ain’t gonna be super helpful in court, then after all that settles down, find a sideline to stroll in ‘Bama, followed up closely by a stint in Atlanta.

    Hadenitus – this is where you just wake up one day and have no testicles. No explanation, no forewarning to the people who were counting on you, nothing but just waking up to find you no longer have balls. No cure.

    Swann Bumps – same as Hadenitus except substitute “clue” for “testicles”. Again, no cure.

    Helton Malaise – insidious viral infection that somehow avoids early detection even tho anything touched falls to shit almost instantaneously. Seemingly incurable, although Samedicine Darnold did provide some temporary relief.

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      1. BREAKING NEWS: Fuck Boy gotroy22/Jack-Pudly76, claims Bubba Wallace’s boat at the dock was discovered with a noose on either end this morning. . But since he’s a lonely old senile fart, let’s give him some likes ..LMAO πŸ˜‚ Ain’t that right Pops ? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜œ

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      2. USC Law Professor discovers racist remarks by Senile Joe Biden:

        Devastating!
        ROTFLMFAO!!!!!

        πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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      1. Who said Coronavirus-19 is a hoax and ignored the ramifications of an imminent US pandemic. Result: Chaos squared.

        Was that the “Stable Genius” Donald J. Trump.

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      2. Who lied to us for 4 years about Russian Collusion and never apologized to the board ? Was that the “Stable Genius” OWNS .

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      3. Who said the victim of the policeman in Minneapolis Minnesota was “George Kirby”??????
        # TheyAllLookTheSameToPelosi

        #GeorgeHasBeenDeadFor25Years

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      4. gt —Of all the horrid crap that’s come out of Pelosi’s mouth the bit about “honoring the name of George Kirby” is the most disgusting…and the most revealing….
        #…GeorgeFloyd’sMemoryMeansNothingToHer…
        #..AndNowEverybodyKnowsIt….
        #[HowCouldSheFORGETHisName]?!

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      1. Poor Owns is triggered. Did you soil your Depends when the Federal Appeals Court threw out Obama-Biden’s persecution of General Flynn ?

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      2. Almost makes you think that he works with wolf (swanson) or actually is wolf. I’ve seen a number of posts recently that are identical under two different names..then one is removed. How does that happen without access to the moderator’s acct? Why do some get moderated and/or removed while other vile comments (homophobic at best and pornographic to say the least) are allowed? Clearly either way, wolf has sold his soul to the devil to get clicks.

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      3. Btw guys, if anybody has a Orange Dick like Trumps, that I may Suck, please let me know. Yum Yum πŸ˜‹

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    1. This is well said, Blocks, and funny because it’s so darn true. What a terrible time we live in both for USC and the USA. Both those once mighty institutions are becoming complete dog shit.

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      1. Sad really. All so a generation of kids raised in the Great Indoors can have thier half-assed efforts applauded. Appreciate the good word.

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      1. Flashback.. Libtards in the Obama Adminsitration refuised to peacefully transfer power in January 2017. They are traitors just like senileobama.

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    2. I guess if someone asks, they’ll find answers….what a novel concept for an β€œinsider”…

      Hahahahaha

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      1. I guess if someone asks, they’ll find answers….what a novel concept for an β€œinsider”…….. Btw, I need some Dick , anybody interested? πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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      1. The problem in this country is we have terrible choices in every election. They all suck. As a white guy my choices are now do I vote for the self-absorbed maniac who is a terrible decision maker and an all around asshole? Or do I vote for the guy from the party that wants to burn books, erase history, and see me, my wife, and family beaten and massacred and our property taken? After prayerful reflection, I think I’ll vote for the blowhard.

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    1. There will be no sports played the rest of the year because Senile Joe Biden says 125 million Americans have already died from the Red Chinese Flu so there aren’t enough players left to field teams.

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      1. But on the other hand, I’d kill to get a chance at licking Joe Biden’s posterior . πŸ‘…πŸ‘…

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  2. Ron Riley – listed as 6’8″, but maybe – maybe – 6’6″ and 1/4″….hard to find many other guys at that size who competed so well against the giants on the court. Bill Bridges comes to mind.

    Great post, Scottie!

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      1. One diff between the great Elgin and guys like Ron Riley, Bill Bridges is that the latter were blue collar guys, fighting under the boards on every possession. They were what today would be position 4, but very undersized position 4. Elgin would be a 3, also would be an undersized 3 at that.

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  3. I gotta get up earlier.. all the stupid has been taken.
    USC has a history of protecting their athletes and health issues. A positive test these days could mean a number of things.
    1. False positive do it again fourteen times until you get it right.
    2. Positive may have been exposed at some time student’s body successfully fighting virus.
    3. Cat has contracted disease and must be quarantined.
    4. Coaches want to redshirt player so mysterious diagnosis will follow.
    5. In two weeks this player will be back. No contact
    USC is not in the habit of not making announcements concerning the health of most players unless it sees an advantage to releasing it. If Slovis gets chicken pox before a game everyone will know.

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    1. If you could get up earlier maybe you should concentrate on getting a job instead of beating people to a message board to post your stupidity

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  4. Sticking with Scottie’s theme of USC history, the game that led Ara Parseghian to ultimately resign:

    Can’t recall another RB with such a high-step running gait.

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    1. Thanks, 67! The kickoff return by Davis is so much fun to watch….. but, then, so is watching Notre Dame’s return man get absolutely plastered on the ensuing kickoff…. and Ara crying on the sidelines….and the “old” Haden and JK beating the shit out of the Notre Dame secondary…..
      #…5FullMinutesOfFun….
      #[ItWasEvenMoreFunToWatchThe4HourVersionInPerson]
      #CouldAHeltonTeamComeBackLikeThis?Don’tAnswerThat……

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      1. Also…..Steve Busby who pitched two no hitters in the 70″s for KC, Bill Lee who won 18 games a season for four years with Boston in the 70’s, Tom House who caught Aaron’s record breaking home run ball in the Atlanta bullpen and has been a pitching coach for a number of major league teams, and Brent Strom who is now pitching coach for Houston. These guys are just from USC teams from 1968 through about 1971.

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  5. I thought possibly wolf would retire his ficticious antagonist character tball(who has zero identity or bonafides) but no such luck.

    #tballBannedFromCampusToo
    #ProbablyJustACoincidence

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    1. I posted this above, but thought I’d repost here….

      β€œ Almost makes you think that he works with wolf (swanson) or actually is wolf. I’ve seen a number of posts recently that are identical under two different names..then one is removed. How does that happen without access to the moderator’s acct? Why do some get moderated and/or removed while other vile comments (homophobic at best and pornographic to say the least) are allowed? Clearly either way, wolf has sold his soul to the devil to get clicks.”

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      1. And he isn’t above using our accounts. He has full access to mine so he is now using it to run senileobama slime comments. Maybe Scott thinks this is his way to Speak Truth To Power and promote Senile Joe Biden.

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      2. IF Scott is behind all this craziness, I wish he’d bring back “Ed” or “Cupcake” instead…..
        …Or, at the very least, have a redemptive Darth Vader moment and throw tebow down that bottomless Death Star shaft….

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      3. I posted this above, but thought I’d repost here….

        β€œ Almost makes you think that he works with wolf (swanson) or actually is wolf. I’ve seen a number of posts recently that are identical under two different names..then one is removed. How does that happen without access to the moderator’s acct? Why do some get moderated and/or removed while other vile comments (homophobic at best and pornographic to say the least) are allowed? Clearly either way, wolf has sold his soul to the devil to get clicks.” And btw guys, I’m willing to bend over for Trump follows, and take one up the Ass, but please pull out when I holler, or wear a condom πŸ˜€. PS. Scott Wolf is a cool 😎

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      4. Tboner dat you? Kom hoam and pick da stuff from my folds cuud ya? ya no how it burns wen dat food starts rottn. Remember dos tongue baths you loved to give me an yo sisters.

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  6. While growing up in North Dakota, I personally knew a College QB at Moorhead State in Minnesota in the late 1970’s named Eddie Schultz. He later became a Sportscaster at a local Fargo ND television before hosting a national Political Show on MSNBC. Based on the 63 thoughts on this post, perhaps Wolf needs to follow the same strategy and morph out of sports and into politics.

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  7. I have to say, I’d pay money to get Ed Garrett back…and who can forget “Crotch Kick” Gabby…and what happened to Rusoviet? I think that some of you referred to him as Alv? Haven’t seen him in quite a while.

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      1. Sounds great – me, the family, 40,000 Amazon packages, and a bottle of Bacardi light with some Mai-Tai mix…

        #PreferFreshJuicesButHey,It’sOnAnAirliner…

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  8. The comments on this post (and any post really) are such a wonderful representation of The Trojan Family in action.

    It’s no wonder that the University sells itself to prospective students, student-athletes, etc.

    Take a bow everyone

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  9. I’ve been told that Owns has stated that he has never seen wolf & tball in his favorite gay bar at the same time.
    But they are the same ‘guy’…. Along with a dozen other antagonistic lgbqFbiCiaUsps aliases on here.

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  10. The odd coincidence is that yesterday I had over TWO HUNDRED spam emails.

    In 20 years, I’ve had less than 5. Wolf is highly suspect with his security. How many people have access to his info on individual people? When it looks like a duck & smells like a duck, it’s a duck. I smell a pattern & I’m not even a detective.

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