Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa visited a USC football practice and spoke to the Trojans last season, gave a speech on campus earlier this year and delivered the commencement speech last month.
But today he returned to his alma mater, UCLA, to give the commencement address and it sure sounds like he took a shot at the Trojans.
Heres part of his remarks:
“Then I gave the graduation speech at USC.
“For the record, I addressed the graduates in West Adams on the subjects of rivalry and respect.
“And even though I stood before that sea of Trojans and swore my allegiance to the blue and gold, they were generous enough to confer another honorary doctorate.
“So . . . you can imagine my excitement when I got a call from UCLAWhen they invited me to come here today, I thought I might as well get a jump on things and order the frame! So I asked the Chancellor’s office to send over the dimensions of the degree I’d be receiving. They said, “Sorry, Mr. Mayor. We don’t do honorary degrees.”
“You’ve got to earn your diploma from UCLA!”