I frequently rail about the way USC honors its former athletes.
And I never run out of material. The athletic dept. recently emailed its former athletes inviting them to a pre-game pizza party at Heritage Hall before the USC-Rice game on Sept. 3.
The slice of pizza was free but the ex-athletes had to pay for the drinks (including soda). Typical.
But here is the kicker. The day after the event was announced, any former athlete who went to RSVP got this response:
So they won’t give you a piece of pizza but feel free to spend $95 for a ticket to the football game?
Did they max out at 10 pizzas? There’s a lot of room inside and outside Heritage Hall to accomodate a gathering so to say they are full beggars belief.
But there are thousands of seats at the Coliseum available (for a price). Fight On!
Imagine guys like Richard Wood, who didn’t go to the Salute to Troy, getting this email? Embarrassing.