The USC Friday Notes Column Supplement

Some of you might remember the Woody’s Smorgasburger at the end of the Row.

Here it is in 1968.

  • USC graduate Herb Alpert, who was a member of the marching band and gymnastics team in college, returned for a football game in 1968.
  • Nothing to see here. Just the train coming on to Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena. The building on the left is now the site of Barney’s Beanery.

54 thoughts on “The USC Friday Notes Column Supplement

  1. Scooter,

    I have been to Barney’s Beanery. On the east side of Barney’s they have tv’s on the outside with chairs and tables so that you can watch the Minions of Satan (dodgers) play. I HATE THE bums err dodgers. I am the offical president of the Offical Dodger Hater Club.

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    1. Barney’s! Great burgers. Great Tuna Melts. Great Fries. Great beers on tap…
      #SorryAboutWhat’sOnTheirTV,Pasadena

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    2. PT: I generally like the Dodgers but I hate Dodger dogs. Farmer John franks are atrocious. I was never a fan of Tommy Lasorda either. Do I qualify to be in your club? Are there any dues or fees?

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      1. Plow Horse,

        There are only two things that i like about the dodgers and they are both gone. they were Vin Scully, who is the best and Farmer John hot dogs that were served at the bum’s stadium. Farmer John is gone as well. Time to fully hate now.

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      1. I am an Angel fan. NO comparison, dodger stadium is a dump, on the second level you have a low ceiling so that you can’t see high fly balls. At Angel staduim in every seat, you can see the full flight of the ball. I have been four times to Angel stadium this year. Im going on Aug 14 that sunday to see the twins.

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    3. HI PT
      I GREW UP IN THE THIRTIES AND FORTIES LOVING OUR HOLLYWOOD STARS BASEBALL TEAM AND HATING THE LOS ANGELES ANGELS BASEBALL TEAM
      SAD TO SAY THE ANGELS ALMOST ALWAYS WON
      THEN INTHE FIFTIES THE STARS DOMINATED UNTIL THE DODGERS CAME
      YOU CAN GO ONLINE TO LEARN ABOUT THE EARLY ANGELS
      I CAN STILL RECALL MANY PLAYERS NAMES
      NOWADAYS I ROOTFOR MYDODGERS
      DONT CARE THAT MUCH ABOUT THE ANGELS BUT YOU GOTTA LOVE OHTANI
      WOW

      PS LIVINGIN PASADENA HOW COME YOU PREFER THE ANGELS OVER THEDODGERS ??????? ANDREMEMBER KIRKGIBSON
      AND KOUFAX ET AL.

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      1. I was at the 1988 Kirk Gibson game, GT, along with about 3 million other fans who claim to have been there. (But I was actually there).

        –Never seen anything like it. It was Christmas and Halloween all rolled into one. Nobody wanted to leave!

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      2. YEAH
        I SAW THE GIBSON HOME RUN LIVE
        ON TV
        I COULDNT BELIEVE IT
        I SCREAMED

        AND BILKO

        YEAH YOU HAD TO LOVE THE GUY
        ARMS LIKE TED KLUZEWSKI OF THE CINCINNATI REDS
        NOT SURE HOW TO SPELL THAT LAST NAME
        ARMS BIGGER THAN MY LEGS
        SHIT

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      3. Geroge,

        I used to tolerate the dodgers but with all the brainwashing about their blue and that they can’t do any wrong, I became disenchanted with them. Besides, even though the Angels were a minor league team, they became a major league team and an original from LA. I know they will never have the same history of the dodgers, but have been following them since the 60’s. I saw their first triple play in a spring game against the yankees back in the 60’s.

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    4. I would qualify as the VP of that club.

      Was not pleased when they signed the TWC deal. Was not going to lose the Pac-12 Network just so I could watch Los Doyers.

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      1. 1958 the Dodgers move to L.A. and are one of the worst teams
        1959 they win the World Series with the Chinese screen and Moon shots
        1960s win 2 more World Series with Koufax, Drysdale, and Maury Wills
        !980s Garvey, Cey, Lopes and Russell and another title
        1988 The aforementioned Gibson World Series (one at bat)
        2020 Another World Series Title
        2022 Betts, Trae and Freddie. Beat the Mets and hated Yankees

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  2. Most hilarious censorship ever. I’m “awaiting moderation” for saying W00DY’s didn’t put malt in their malts……
    #IWouldSoLoveToSeeThe”Moderation”Formula

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  3. Herb Alpert- Hwy 101 song was a classic. Check out the videos on You Tube. No music like that around today. He actually performed at halftime at a USC football game with his band the Tijuana Brass.

    Woody’s was terrific! Their swiss burgers were delicious, and their self service dessert table was awesome. Use to go to the one near USC, and also in El Segundo as a kid.

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  4. SHIRLEY TEMPLE MARRIED A GUY NAMED BLACK
    NOT JOE BLACK
    AND BECAME A CONGRESSWOMAN
    NOT SURE JUST WHY I POSTED THIS
    I DONT GIVE A SHIT AND PROBABLY NOVODY ELSE DOES EITHER
    MICHAEL WILLKINDLY ANSWER THO
    ICAN COUNT ON HIS GOODNESS
    AND IT IS REALLY GOOD HISTORICAL INFO
    AND IS ON TOPIC TODAY
    BUT
    PROBLEM IS
    NOBODY GIVES A SHIT.

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    1. Shirley Temple put on a nice little kids’ show when we were growing up –Shirley Temple Theater. Remember that, George?
      #ForSomeReasonWaltPickedHerToDedicateSleepingBeautyCastle

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      1. DONT REMEMBER THAT MG
        I DONT WANNA BE BAD
        BUT WHENEVER I SAW HER DANCING 💃 IN OLD TV MOVIE CHANNELS
        WELL I CHANGED THE CHANNEL
        DAMN
        SOUNDS BAD OF ME
        BUT IM NOT BIG ONFRED ASTAIRE EITHER
        BUT GINGER WAS OK
        LOL

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      2. G.T.,
        You just need to see Shirley screaming “Grandpa! Grandpa!” in Heidi …or “Captain! Captain!” in Captain January …or “Major! Major!” in Wee Little Winkie …or [well, you get the picture —a lot of tear jerking breakups….with happy endings]….

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      3. HI MG
        A LONG TIME AGO DIDNT A TV NETWORK CUT OFF THE LAST FIVE MINUTES OF AN IMPORTANT NFL PLAYOFF GAME TO SHOW HEIDI

        I REMEMBER ITCAUSED A HUGE UPROAR

        IF YOU DONT REMEMBER MAYBE YOU COULD GOOGLE IT BRO

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  5. SPEAKING OF OPENING GAMES
    IN 1931 WE WON THE NATL CHAMPIONSHIP
    BUT
    IN THE OPENING GAME OF THATSEASON
    SLIP MADIGANBROUGHT HIS ST MARYS GAELS TO THE COLISEUM AND WHIPPED OUR BOYS SOMETHING LIKE 7-0
    NO. I WAS THREE AND A HALF AOMOST.
    LOL
    AND DONT REMEMBER THE GAME THAT MUCH
    BUT I SURE REMEMBER THE GLOOM THAT PERVADED ALL THRU OUR HOUSE AFTER IT WAS FINISHED

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      1. I need to read your stuff more carefully, G. T. —we won the fricking NC that year….!

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      2. YES
        YES
        YES
        I HAD TO GOBACK AND READ MY POST AGAIN TO SEE IF I FUCKED UP AND LEFT THAT OUT
        LOL
        LOL
        CUZ SOMETIMES I FUCK UP BRO

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      3. Turns out that Gael team was something special —even though they got beat by the San Francisco Club that year….

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      4. THE GAELS ALMOST ALWAYS PLAYED THE LOCAL TEAMS TOUGH

        AND ONE YEAR IN THE EARLY THIRTIES THE TROJANS BEAT LOYOLA SOMETHING LIKE 7-6

        YEAH. LOYOLA OF LA
        I THINK THST GAME WAS THR LAST TIME SC EVER PLAYED LOYOLA LIONS

        HARD TO FIGURE

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    1. Just had to take a trip down memory lane, GT, and sure enough, #1 SC beat #2 Tulane in the Rose Bowl following the 1931 season to win the National Championship, and thus avenging the 13-7 first game defeat to St. Mary’s before 70,000 in the coliseum.

      First games are always a little tricky as the colleges are trying to figure out their new team (on average there is a 25% turnover each year)

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      1. L. J.,
        I think the team that beat us that year, St. Mary’s, got beat by the San Francisco Club …which I think [impossibly] split it’s team in half to play some Hawaiian Club football team AND some Pac 8 team on the same weekend — [I’ve already forgotten the details …but Google 1931 San Francisco Club Football team for the lowdown….. if you give a crap —which I hope you don’t]….

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      2. ITS FUNNY JOHN
        I CAN REMEMBER STUFF FROM THE ERLY THIRTIES PRETTY WELL
        BUT
        CANT REMEMBER IF I REMEMBERED TO TAKE MY MEDS OR GO TO THE BATHROOM !!!!!!

        IM FUCKED !!!

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    1. HI SO CAL. JUST CAUGHT YOUR MOST RECENT VIDEO OF YOU KNOW WHO
      YEP IT WAS FUNNY
      THE VOICE SOUNDED LIKE THE SKINNY GIRL ON THE FIVE
      BUT THE CHICK HAD THE WRONG PAINT JOB FOR THAT
      INLESS THEY DYED HER
      AND BULKED HER UP A LITTLE
      BUT I DUNNO

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    2. The only picture we saw was of the 20 year old, but apparently he had a 44 year old sidekick, but I don’t know what role he played in these uncalled for tragedies, because it looked like the young guy was the lone gunman.

      How depraved can a man be to shoot a stranger in the face! Unfortunately, this country produces more of these ‘Show-No-Mercy-Animals’ than any other nation on earth

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    3. I DIDNT KNOW THAT ABOUT HER
      SHE JUST GOT MARRIED RECENTLY

      I LIKE HER CUZ SHE IS REALLY FUNNY
      FUNNY KAT

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  6. California is a disaster. A terrible economy due to lock downs, businesses fleeing the state, an unreliable power grid, out of control fires, rampant crime, DAs that wont enforce the law, drug addiction, soaring suicides and mental health issues, homelessness, lousy public schools controlled by leftist teacher’s unions, an open southern border, and unaffordable housing. So what is Newsom doing about it? Nothing. His policies created most of the problems. But he is now concerned about UCLA going to the B10 without seeking his consent as a UC board member. He also has begun campaigning for President in Florida. What a joke. Get your priorities right and work to resolve the problems we have in California. Newsom is delusional.

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    1. With all of that going against him, he’ll likely be one of their top candidates in two years. Makes you wonder what the appeal to voters is, huh?

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  7. That picture at Colorado Blvd. is of the Santa Fe “Chief”, probably taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s. In this shot, the Chief is leaving Pasadena station, about to turn east and run alongside Walnut St. Typically the Chief would leave LA Union Station at noon, making its first station stop in Pasadena at around 12:30 on its way to Chicago. The Trojans used to travel by train to South Bend for the Notre Dame game, although I am sure that by the 1950s air travel was no longer considered risky and became the preferred mode of travel.

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