USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

WINNERS

The Crosstown Rivalry

Here’s how you cut down on travel: Do what used to happen in the 1960’s when USC-UCLA would play four times a season in basketball. Twice at Galen and twice at Pauley. Do the same for women’s volleyball and things are suddenly more manageable.

Chicago

This might be the site of a lot of USC (and UCLA) games in different sports in an effort to cut down on travel. American Airlines, please.

The Big Ten

Not only did it pull a power play, the Big Ten schools kept their mouths shut until the last minute.

Andy Stankiewicz

He barely inherits a baseball roster thanks to Coach Bohn’s delays. Time to hit the transfer portal!

Francis Mauigoa

Why be the first blue-chip lineman to commit to USC when you can go to Miami and be the latest future pro to play for Mario Cristobal?

Fox Sports

They do a fairly rotten job on college football but are now calling shots right behind ESPN.

UCLA

They got to be the wing-man on this deal and reaped a financial bonanza. I wonder if UCLA chancellor Gene Block has been told yet?

LOSERS

George Kliavkoff

From hero to zero in one day. He got played by Carol Folt and Mike Bohn. Let’s see if he can pull a rabbit out of the hat.

The Pac-12

It’s sad to think of the conference’s 109-year-history and what might become, even if it’s been years in the making.

Larry Scott

This clown made one bad decision after another and destroyed the Pac-12. And think of all the writers who claimed he was way better than Tom Hansen but now act like they always identified Scott as a fraud.

USC offensive line recruiting

Guess we’ll keep waiting for the top-notch linemen to commit.

Cal

The Big Ten might want Stanford but what happens to Cal? Does it slide to the Mountain West Conference?

The Rose Bowl

The Grandaddy of them all just got blindsided by USC and UCLA, its own tenant. Time to call the SEC.

Bill Walton

Is he going to pretend he favors his alma mater going to the Big Ten at the expense of the Conference of Champions?

81 thoughts on “USC Morning Buzz: Winners And Losers Of Week

  1. GUESS WHAT GUYS. WE CAN NOW REALLY RECRUIT WELL IN THE MIDWEST. JUST WAIT TILL THOSE COLD WEATHER KIDS GET A LOOK AT OUR BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC OCEAN AND OUR BIKINI GO GO DANCERS WITH NIL MONEY STUFFED IN THEIR BIKINI BOTTOMS !!!!!

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    1. Why would any 4&5 star offensive linemen commit to Lincoln Riley, especially since he runs a finesse offense that resembles the crap Mike Leach puts on the field ? Riley has proven to be a weak recruiter so far, but the Trojan ass lick fanboys think otherwise, because he pulled a few players from the transfer portal. 😂

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      1. WE WILL HAVE A 50/50 RUN PASS RATIO. THATS RILEYS OFFENSE. WE WILL WIN AT LEAST TEN GAMES THIS YEAR. AFTER THAT RECRUITING OF LINEMEN WILL BE MUCH BETTER BOTH FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND FROM THE PORTAL. WATCH AND YOU WILL SEE WHOEVER YOU ARE. YOU ARE NO PAUL MCDONALD THATS FOR SURE

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      2. Sure they will…. 😂 All the recruits see what Lincoln Riley put on the field at Oklahoma, so they expect to get beat down by a physical team like the Sooners did in the playoffs.

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      3. I feel your sentiments that national letter of intent day was pretty exciting this year. How many high schoolers did USC sign on 2nd signing day in February, 0? Nobody even said anything about that dismissal day in recruiting. Something that’s never happened in the entire history of the program, because it’s Lincoln Riley and he has the transfer portal to back him up. USC recruits itself not anymore when you don’t win anymore. That simple!

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    2. As losers of the week you left out the PAC 12 presidents and ADs for allowing this to happen. By letting Larry Scott grift the conference for years through the PAC 12 network, and by not taking care of it’s biggest brand in USC. It’s biggest market LA. With no NFL pro team for years in the 2nd biggest media market. Everyone one of them dropped the ball on this. Losers all of them and they won’t even save the conference now. They will all be going to the big-12 or wac. With it’s defunct network now making 0 dollars. Way to listen and get hood winked by Larry Scott.

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  2. Larry Scott was our own General Milley —–a man with DISASTER written in big red letters across his forehead…. working for people who didn’t notice…

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    1. MG. FOR MY MONEY THE PAC TWELVE HAS SCREWED US TOO DAMNED LONG. LET THE REST SLIDE INTO IRRELEVANCE.!! SHIT ON THEM !!!!

      #. WE ARE SC !!!!!!!!

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      1. Pat Haden, Lynn Swann, and Bozo Clay Helton screwed USC, because they made Trojans football irrelevant, which caused the PAC 12 to loose their identity.

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      2. Especially with them sorry ass refs. They still have to deal with, for 2 more seasons.

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    2. Lol Larry Scott’s not a loser of the week! Actually he’s the winner of the week. He’s laughing all the way to the bank at everyone no matter what becomes of the 10/12. He left 1 year earlier almost to the day and doesn’t have to take all the heat like the commissioner now does. He created this big mess and escapes ful criticism and judgement in all this. When he couldn’t get Texas and OU to join the PAC 12 in 2016 he should’ve been fired then. He was weak and incompetent and the president’s and ADs are just as well to blame in all of this. Everyone of them. From all 12 universities. They were all weak as well and didn’t take care for it’s biggest brand in USC during the Reggie Bush fiasco, distribution of money and schedules. They didn’t take care of their biggest market. LA even without a pro team for years in LA.

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  3. Francis Mauigoa made a mistake. Cristobal doesn’t develope players and under Cristobal he will play on a 8-4 team each year. If he wanted to play on a NC team, he’s playing under the wrong coach. Cristobal is a fast talking recruiter…..that’s it. Kyle Whittinghams Utes destroyed his much more talented Ducks twice last year

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    1. I hear you parcelman007 it’s not about that any more it’s about the NIL and getting paid. Don’t let them try to tell you otherwise. Like I’ve posted before it’s all about the money, until someone proves or shows proof otherwise!

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    2. Cristobal is not a great coach. A lot of people talked about him coming to SC. That would have been another USC mistake. He was 27-47 as HC at FIU. Even with all the talent at Oregon(thanks to uncle Phil), he was only 32-13 at Oregon. That isn’t that much better than CH. He was 4-3 in 2020. In 2021, look how he finished…..He lost 3 out of his last 4 games. He lost to Utah 38-7. Then they struggled in the 2nd half against Oregon State before finally pulling it out 38-29. Then they were behind against Utah 38-3. Then they were behind at the half 30-3 against Oklahoma before the sooners put in all their reserves. A lot of people at Oregon were trying to get rid of him when he took the Miami job. The guy is not a great coach.

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    1. Yeah because he was on the PAC 12 network gravy train also. Getting paid for mediocre announcing That’s why Walton was calling Larry Scott a genius.
      He was getting paid.

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  4. SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LOVE THAT TROJAN HONK COWHERD. YESTERDAY HE SAID. SO RILEY WAS HIRED TO DOMINATE THE PAC TWELVE FOR TEN YEARS. NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED. NOW HE DOMINATES THE PAC TWELVE FOR TWO YEARS AND DOMINATES THE BIG TEN FOR EIGHT YEARS !!!!!!!!! HAH. GOTTA LOVE IT. AND PAUL FINEBAUM SAID MUCH THE SAME. RILEY GONNA PUT US BACK WHERE WE BELONG !!!WE ARE. SC !!!!

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    1. It’s unreal how memory spans have gone out the window in America in general nowadays. Last time I checked USC went 4-8 last year, can’t recruit any 4 or 5 star offensive lineman for years, and 0 players signed on the 2nd signing of, national letter of intent day in February. So how is USC dominating this year and years to come? They also have to recruit against the big 10 for years. Opening up a Pandoras box on recruits from the so Cal area. A bunch of blow hards all of them.

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  5. I thought Wolf was absorbed about the travel in the B1G. I was wrong, he is totally obsessed about travel in the B1G. Larry Scott was always a complete disaster but the college leaders didn’t care or pay attention so they go in there with Scott. Kliavkoff is really not a loser, even if the Pac folds he will come out of it in a good place.

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  6. Troll update
    Someone has too much time on their hands. uclol

    Previous clowncar,
    Dallas Morning News
    FAKE pudly76
    Kirby Smart
    Gavin Curry

    New clowncar addition,
    Jimmy Johnson
    Walt Freeman
    Gabby Sr
    Paul McDonald

    All the same IP address and writing syntax.

    In other news,
    Expect Furd & CAL to travel this long road together. Cal has $2.6 BILLION IN GRANT INCOME per year. Cal will be fine.
    BTW, that new Miami recruit will not have good odds in the pros. Miami NFL contracts are worse than Colorado’s pro results. Expect The Regents of UC and the glorious State of California to extract some blood from uclol.

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    1. Talk about too much time on their hands, take a look at this long drawn out post, that would put anybody to sleep. Dude, either go get a job, or stop beating your meat to Clay Helton’s photos, instead of trying to identify posters 😂.

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      1. The voice might have changed, but the breath still smells the same!

        ( according to this dick-less idiot, he likes to “drain an eggplant” in my mom’s orifice….Weird! )

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    2. HI CAL. I REALLY DO WISH THE BEST FOR THE GOLDEN BEARS. MORE IMPORTANTLY HOW IS YOUR HEALTH?? ANY NEWS TO SHARE. ANY UPDATES ?? WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST BRO.

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      1. Geo

        Thanks. Doing my best to not get too involved in the corporate medical squirrel cage. I found it harder to get the right physician team than it was to get accepted to college. I found it odd because when I was in the College of Chemistry at Cal for the first two years I was premed. Medical business is not so much about healing, it’s more about money now.

        I had only seen a doc once in 50 years. If I had a really bad case of a cold that dropped into my lungs, I just went to a feed store and bought antibiotics.

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      2. Cal 75 — Your own body, not the nearest doctor’s office, is your first line of defense. Glad you realize that. Exercise, watch your diet and get enough sleep.
        Always wishing you the best!

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    3. Clowncar troll update

      Mike garrett
      Calseventyfive Sr

      The list grows. Negative waves to infinity. Must live in his mom’s basement. Playing with yourself is not considered a job.

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      1. Cal75,

        Hoping you are getting better. You are one of the good guys around here. Get better.

        Do you think with this change of SC and ugly going to the BIG 10, that SC will play Cal in a non-conference game? it will seem weird to see that happen. I will miss the Cal/Stanford/SC games. Love going to the bay area and watching. God Bless ya.

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  7. “He barely inherits a baseball roster thanks to Coach Bohn’s delays. Time to hit the transfer portal!” Given how lousy the team was this year, not much of a loss. Besides, what transfer portal giveth and the transfer portal taketh away. Cuts both ways.

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  8. “And think of all the writers who claimed [Larry Scott] was way better than Tom Hansen but now act like they always identified Scott as a fraud.”

    Gee, sounds a lot like someone else the media fawned over since 2020 and only recently started calling him out for the failure he is.

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  9. Hopefully, the move to the BIG means Bill Walton no longer broadcasts basketball games. His voice alone can render the most spectacular sporting event unwatchable.

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  10. Scooter,

    You said American Airlines as winner. Yet, SC uses United and they are sponsered by United. United’s hub is Chicago and American is in dallas. Are you confused or what are you thinking of?

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  11. Guys,

    Am i being too negative when I say i don’t care for this deal with the Big 10? Yes the PAC needs to become relevant again and that would be from better tv deals and more exposure on tv and better compeition. However, I am just thinking how some teams like baseball or basketball or even football will have to turn around and go back after just being on the east coast the last weekend for the new weekend. SC is getting a better deal in terms of money, but tradition is thrown out. I guess that doesn’t matter anymore. I think i will be exhausted just from reading about all the travel that is being done. LOLOLO

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    1. If you are, then I’m guilty, too.

      As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m going to try and be optimistic. But my gut reaction to this is major disappointment.

      I’ve enjoyed decades of not only rooting for USC on Saturday and whoever was playing SUCLA, but also rooting for every Pac-12 team (who isn’t SUCLA) in their OOC games. We love the Ducks, the Utes, the Sun Devils and the Cats. I can’t see us ever rooting for our new conference mates the way we’ve rooted for them over the years.

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      1. So Cal,

        I agree. I cheer for most teams in the PAC 12, except for one and that one is the biggest cheaters and liars of all time, ugly. I hope they rot in purgatory for a century. hate them. To me, it won’t be the same as cheering for indiana, northwestern, michigan, and ohio st. Now who do we hate in the conference besides ugly? Will we all want to hate on michighan, ohio st., or some other team? We can fall back on only hating ugly but you need another team. hating ugly is a conclusive thing when you are a SC fan.

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      2. It will take a while for me to get fired up for USC to play Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, or Northwestern. The games against the Mich teams and tosu will be fun. Minnesota not that thrilling. Iowa will be fun and will Wisconsin. Going to miss our old rivals, I hope they all do well somewhere.

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    2. The people who made this decision for USC never played football, basketball or baseball at USC.

      If SC wanted a bigger piece under Larry Scott it was like pissing into the wind. If they had made a cogent presentation now they would have been treated better. I do not think it will help SC recruiting and It sure as hell will never help uclol.

      Weekenders in Michigan in November. Have fun.
      Wait …… In New Jersey in November. That ought to be lots fun.

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      1. Yeah….if you don’t freeze to death you’ll get shot. If course, the way it is getting, you have as much chance of getting shot right here in Gavin Newsomes Republic of Kalifornia

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  12. PT – you are not alone. I hate the deal. Unfortunately, it may be a necessary evil. You cannot leave 70 million dollars a year in potential TV revenue on the table and expect to remain competitive. If USC passes on the deal, other teams will have substantially more resources to buy coaches, players, facilities, ect.

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    1. “Necessary Evil”: The prevailing theme in early 21st century life….
      #CertainlyDescribesOurPresidentialChoices…
      #…AtBothUniversity&D.C.Level

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      1. MG – this “necessary evil” choice reminds me of the Godfather scene when Tom Hagen assesses the Turk’s offer:

        “Right now we have the unions, gambling, and prostitution, and these are the best things to have. But narcotics is something for the future. If we don’t get into it, the rest of the families will, and then with their money they will be able to buy more political power and come after us.”

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      2. Sounds like you and slo cal have been smoking off the same road apple

        I’m sure you have a good horse!

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      3. “Necessary Evil”!!!!…….the rallying cry of the left……do your patriotic duty and suffer a little bit for humanity…..Question?…….do you really think Biden and Harris and the Obamas will suffer?…….Bill Gates says we’ll all have to stop eating meat……Do you really believe he will will stop eating his T-bones? The suffering for humanity is only done by the middle class……the poor are already suffering and the rich will get even richer.

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  13. Loser of the century:The PAC 12 network. From its inception it has been a millstone around the neck of the conference. Without much content and absolutely no reputation, popped on the scene demanding top dollar for their product. Regional coverage often overlapped and watching a who cares five minutes of the fourth quarter which often clouded the beginning of the game you paid to see became the normal fare.
    Larry Scott refused to negotiate with the real power (cable providers) as if he had something worth selling making people with the big providers outa luck for PAC 12 programming.
    If they have learned anything the past few days, the PAC 12 should have learned to not treat their money makers like cash cows. They milked the TV market dry, while watching their programs take the Friday night at seven o’clock games in stride.

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  14. Can we all appreciate the visionary- Clay Helton. He saw this coming from miles away. He knew it was would become more difficult to win after USC joined the Big 10. He planned his “firing” so that he could bow out graciously and take a coaching position elsewhere. #planning

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    1. Question for SC Grad,
      You may have something there …[but]….If Clay were such a visionary why didn’t he just move out of the country in 2020 & take up residence on the Amalfi Coast?

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    2. I don’t think so. CH might have known that his firing was in the near future but I don’t think that he planned it.

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  15. Little gumball for the Trojan faithful!

    Walter camp released their pre-season All-American list

    First team: Jordan Addison
    Andrew Vorhees

    Second team: Caleb Williams

    Eight total from the PAC12

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    1. Really difficult to understand your interest in sports Gabby. Sports have always been the great equalizer. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, or the color of your skin, if you can beat your opponent on a level playing field you are the winner. I think in part that is why black people love sports. They had Jack Johnson, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Bill Russell and countless others to show that they could compete and win. Unfortunately, you and your party no longer embrace the concept of competing on a level playing field. You believe in “equity” or equality of outcomes. No place for equality of outcomes in sports. We keep track of the score, even have scoreboards.

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  16. Scooter,

    Have you asked your BIG 10 contacts on how they feel about SC and the albotros ugly how they feel about them going to the BIG 10? I wonder how ohio st feels or michigan feels about this. But then again, if SC stomps on them, they will hate SC just as much as the PAC 12 does because of domination.

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    1. Your analogy is extremely lame! I know it took you all day to construction, I appreciate the effort

      What happens when there is no equality? Inequality threatens long-term social and economic development, harms poverty reduction, and destroys people’s sense of fulfillment and self-worth. This, in turn, can breed crime, disease, and environmental degradation.

      Why would you keep score when you’re continually on the wrong side of the outcome. It’s truly disgusting to read about the racist and misinformed mentality you display.

      #RacistSackOfShit

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      1. Gabby: I made a simple statement – that equality of outcome is inconsistent with competitive sports. Evidently, you don’t agree with that statement but your response does not even address the statement. Instead, you called me a racist without pointing to anything in my comment that is racist.

        I note that on 7/5/22 @ 1:57, you said that keyboard tough guys work at dead-end jobs and live in rathole apartments in shitty neighborhoods because of the poor choices that they made in life. This is not the position of your socialist party. Your party believes that the country is inherently racist and therefore if you do not succeed it has nothing to do with your lack of talent, or hard work, or poor choices in life. It has everything to do with racism and the system itself is rigged against the person. You really need to develop a coherent political philosophy in life. You cannot embrace policies of male toxicity and the love of male competitive sport or personal responsibility as the cause of failure and a party that embraces systemic racism and inequality as the cause for failure.

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      2. You lost me at”Gabby”

        If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance then baffle them with bullshit!

        #YourPlaybookIsStale

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      3. What Plowhorse says makes sense to me. I believe what the constitution says…..”We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. It does not guarantee Happiness. It guarantees “the pursuit of happiness”. This means that everyone has a chance to rise from the ashes. It’s talking about a “reasonable” amount of equal opportunity. I say “reasonable” because some people were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and others really do have to rise from the ashes. I don’t see how you can change that.
        But there really is a difference between “Equity” and “Equality”. “Equality” just means that all people have an equal opportunity to rise from whatever starting point they were born into. “Equity” means that they should all arrive at the same destination and should have the same amount of goods and riches. Should a guy who was on welfare all of his life end up with the same amount of goods and riches as the guy who worked 7 days a week and 12 hours a day all of his life? My answer would be no.

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  17. Gabby: I did not know that you could not read or comprehend simple English. But, that explains a lot about your prior posts. You have now acknowledged that you are “lost.” That is the first step in a 12 step program.

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    1. You got canceled, then turned into a scorned little bitch.

      satire; the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

      Nice try!

      #WeakSauce!

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    1. True. She acts as if I’m the only one who will post about this joke of an administration, when the truth is several people do.

      But who always feels the need to get childish & ugly about it? She does.

      As I’ve stated, you get what you give and I really shouldn’t stoop to her level. For the most part, I don’t.

      The only reason she cries about “sticking to USC” is, she hates being reminded that she & other Biden supporters are responsible for all of this. But with football season not even being upon us, not even all of Scott’s blogs are about USC football. Heck, that’s one of the reasons we all enjoy popping in!

      But I do hope you’re wrong, on this one.

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      1. Childish!…… you wear a diaper and I have pegged your wit at about the 4th-grade level…..How else should I treat you?

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