The Friday USC Column Supplement

Today is National Dog Day, so time to appreciate George Tirebiter.

Here is the original Tirebiter, in full glory and living color, from the 1947 football season. On Oct. 22, 1947, a 30-car parade was held to crown him USC’s official mascot.

This is not the cute cuddly Tirebiter that followed and became the model for the statue near Exposition Blvd. This is surly George, who bit UCLA’s Joe Bruin on the nose and chased Cal’s mascot, Oski (below). And of course, bit at the tires of passing cars.

“He would just come into classes at Bovard and sometimes if you weren’t careful, he might snap at you,” said a USC student who knew George.

George Tirebiter gets his footprints in cement like every All-American athlete did in the 1940’s and 50’s. The footprints were in front of the Phelps-Terkel dept. store which was on campus. The building is still at USC.
The paw prints are still preserved on campus.
  • Here is the successor (George Tirebiter Jr.) from the early 1950’s that is immortalized with a statue on campus off Exposition Blvd.

George Jr. even had his own card stunt in 1952.

It’s a shame USC doesn’t still honor him during games at the Coliseum.

50 thoughts on “The Friday USC Column Supplement

  1. The young man flexing reminded me a bit of Johnny Whitaker. (Though Johnny never had that physique.)

    Was so sad seeing Anissa Jones go so young.

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  2. Scooter,

    Dog gone it, I thought you meant it was National Hot Dog day. That is a bummer.

    Happy National Dog Day. Where is Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Dog (John Wayne’s movie for the name of the dog), Ol’ Yeller, and the German Shepards from Hogan’s Hero’s?

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  3. (Reign of Troy 8/26)….Both ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura and Mark Schlabach just predicted USC football to play in the Alamo Bowl when the season ends. They each have them playing Oklahoma State in the game, adding to the familiarity between the ex-OU players on USC’s team and what this matchup would bring.

    Not only have Caleb Williams, Mario Williams, and Latrell McCutchin played in and won an Alamo Bowl before, but they have also been rivals with OK State before. It would be all and all a familiar matchup for the ex-Sooners, and Lincoln Riley has of course coached against OKST several times as both a head coach and offensive coordinator.

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    1. Not exactly the playoffs —but I’ll take it. [When you think about it —after 2021 —getting to and winning the Alamo Bowl would be a great step forward for the program]….
      #…[AndSureWouldn’tHurtRecruiting]…

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      1. I loved that episode of Kung Fu….
        #btw,SureWishDavidCarradineDidn’tKillHimself…
        #…TryingToProlongOrgasmWithACordAroundHisNeck….
        #…[OneExpectsATadMoreWisdomFromBuddhists]

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      2. I have season 1 on the way to me at this very moment! I shit you not!!

        Peter Gibbons has had me wanting to watch it for quite a while. Quick! Name the movie without looking it up!!!

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      3. Come on! I’ll give you another hint:

        “They switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much.”

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      4. This isn’t the answer you’re looking for So Cal…but…it just hit me that Samuel Jackson talks about wanting to “roam the earth” like the guy in Kung Fu in Pulp Fiction…
        #TravoltaTellsHim”TheyGotANameForThat…It’sCalledABum”

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      1. I know you hate ESPN. I’m sure their opinion is just a crap shoot.

        Perhaps others could reply with their prediction. I’m still in the due diligence phase of a prediction

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  4. Seems like George Tirebiter, the dog, has some baggage. If he was a football player he would never make it through the season. Biting other mascots and running after cars and such. Probably drinks beer on the weekends and tries to sniff the bitches. Too much male toxicity. The student disciplinary committee would show him the door. We are better off with Traveler.

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      1. The statue was of the feminized Tirebiter Jr. Carol has no problem with this version of a male dog. It doesn’t pull on it’s leash, bark, or try to bite anyone. Just does what it is told. Eventually, it will knowingly walk in front of a moving car and kill itself. No more tirebiter, just part of the tire.

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      2. Carol knows there are no modern American leaders who rise to the level of Thomas Jefferson….so she wants to rid of his statue as a reminder of what we can be as a nation……
        #HeWasn’tPerfect…ButHe’sALotBetterThanWe’veGotToday

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      1. Steveg49: The more things one enjoys in life the more one is blessed. I am blessed. Inhale life. Take a long whiff. Absorb it all. Let it become part of you.

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  5. THANK YOU SCOTT

    JUST NOW GETTING UP LATE AFTERNOON

    THE LITTLE DOGGIE HAD TROJAN SPIRIT

    THATS WHY I ADOPTED HIM MANY MANY YEARS AGO AS MY HANDLE ON THE BLOG

    FIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      1. You once were the “mascot” for this blog, Michael Guarino, the friend of all, the embodiment of that magical-like Italian spirit that includes all as possible friends.

        But George Tirebiter has relieved you of your duties. And that is probably a relief to you, MG, because at times I don’t believe you want to be friends with everybody on this blog

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      2. THANK YOU MICHAEL

        BUT

        IM NOT HALF THE DOG I USED TO BE !!

        ALL I CAN DO NOW IS BARK A LITTLE !!
        HAH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      3. Yes, John. George and Ed….
        #Plato&Aristotle…
        #[“TheRestIsJustAFootnote” —-Kant]….
        P.S.
        I do still love all my brothers and sisters on this blog [only —come to think of it —we don’t have any more sisters on this blog]…..
        #CarraWhereAreYou?!

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      1. HI OWNS

        I KNOW YOU FEEL BAD THAT SAM GOT HURT AND WAS CARTED OFF THE FIELD WITH AN ANKLE INJURY

        AND IM GLAD YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER
        IM 94 GOINGON
        16
        SO
        JOIN THE CROWD

        HOPE SAM WILL BE OK EVENTUALLY

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    1. George, George, George.

      Chicago on AXS right now, but with Champlin. He was an ass and completely full of himself.

      Chicago was Peter Cetera, Bobby Lamb and, of course, Terry Kath who was a total bad ass on guitar! The horn line is bad ass too and has also remained stable over the years. Amazing how much James Pankow looks like his brother, actor John.

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    2. Ha! Not me, old chum. That Kung Fu guy.
      [btw, Apparently he wound up shortening his orgasm….. forever]…..
      #EternalChastity

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  6. HI SO CAL
    JUST SENT YOU A POST ON TODAYS FIRST THREAD
    THE ONE WITH YOU AND GABBY FIGHTING
    LOL
    I REFER YOU TO THAT CUZ MY EYES ARE FUCKED NOW AND CANT SEE SHIT

    BUT ANYA IS MENTIONED THERE
    IN A WAY

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    1. Haven’t caught Last Night in SoHo yet.

      As for Gabriela. Now knowing what I do about her, it explains a lot. As in why she posts and voted with emotion, rather than facts. I just need to take that into consideration when she posts her childish insults. I need to ignore them the way eveyone else does and as Cal75 has suggested.

      I wish her no ill will. Members of that “team” have had as rough a go of it as POC. They’re angry and I get it.

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      1. Another laughable comment from you…..you cry about childish insults. …But call me Gabriela, when my user name is Gabby. You referred to me as “her” and “she” when you know I’m a man who could twist your pathetic ass into a pretzel.

        For the 500th time, guilty of the same shit you bitch about….. You’re a senile, relic, limp-dick, incontinent, low IQ(lowest on the blog), keyboard warrior, poor, envious, jealous, and a true hypocrite.

        You still can’t name one bill/legislation he signed to help aid the poor and suffering seniors, like yourself…….. Hey, you voted for the soon-to-be-indicted waste

        It’s a crime when Mrs. slo cal lets you marinate in your soiled Depend for days at a time…….stinky!!!

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      2. Mrs. slo cal said the difference between slo cal and his brother is “ooooooh”and “aaaaaaah”? Which equals about four inches.

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  7. Wow- that picture of George Tirebiter Jr looks like Carol Folt in her mini-skirt. Carol, was not gifted with beautiful legs, but Twiggy sure looked good in those short skirts back in the day.

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  8. USC should bring back the George Tirebiter tradition. Carol Folt could walk him on the sidelines during games while she endlessly poses for selfies and tweets. She would handle the poop scoop.

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    1. HI CHARLES

      WOULD I GET ANY SPECIAL RECOGNITION UNDER YOUR PLAN ??

      I WANT TO BE HUMBLE THO

      FAIRLY HUMBLE

      OK OK
      SOMEWHAT HUMBLE
      THAT WOULD SUFFICE !!

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      1. GT yes your involvement would be essential in formulating the George Tirebiter brand. “George Tirebiter NIL!?”

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