Dinnergate Update

A USC spokesperson drew the ire of Georgia Tech today by saying the Yellow Jackets arrived 30 minutes early. An upset Georgia Tech then angrily insisted the Yellow Jackets arrived on time.

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  • SoCal_Native_59

    As usual you have to go to other sorced to find the truth.

    Here’s the REAL Story behind the dinner. Thanks to REPORTER Dan Weber. If only Wolfbag had a shread of integrity.

    “Dan Weber Tex. — After suffering through a night of unremitting criticism for the late arrival at the Sheriff’s Posse Dinner Wednesday, USC has begun something of a defense. And it’s a pretty good one.

    All you have to do to put this into some sort of perspective is look at the official bowl schedule of events, one that USC shared with us, for the two teams on
    Wednesday.

    Georgia Tech, which arrived late in town and did not practice, was to arrive at the dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets arrived at 6.

    USC was supposed to arrive at 6:45 for the buffet style meal that had
    one team following the other. USC arrived a half-hour late, at 7:15 p.m. and as
    they were getting there, and Georgia Tech was leaving, the thought was they’d
    actually timed it great because there was no line and they could go straight
    through.

    Only later after the El Paso Times’ Duke Keith and a person with
    the Georgia Tech team tweeted that USC was late and it was something of an
    embarrassment or a gigantic faux pas, did USC realize how this was going. And that they were somehow at fault.

    Because according to the official schedule, Georgia Tech was supposed to stay until 8:30 p.m. so the Yellow Jackets actually left an hour and 15 minutes earlier than they were supposed to. And got no criticism because, of course, they fired the first shot.

    USC was caught totally surprised because they’d kept the Sun Bowl officials apprised all the way through and everyone knew they were running late as the result of a flight delay from LA.

    “It wasn’t a problem for anybody,” USC Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone said Thursday. “No one was upset.”

    And USC did stay all the way though so the Trojans actually spent the same time at the dinner as Georgia Tech did. And were closer to keeping to the original schedule than the Jackets, who left 75 minutes before they were supposed to, were. USC was just a half-hour late.

    But in Lane Kiffin’s world, this is how it works. All criticism sticks. It’s all valid.

    To be honest, one of the real differences here is USC isn’t looking to be offended as some in the Georgia Tech traveling party and the local media seem to be.”

    Don’t forget Scott Wolf, he will always take the low road. He reports lies and half truths and therfore by association is a Liar.

    • Amir

      I will copy and paste this every time he has an open forum. Nice find. Scott, why don’t you report something related to the game of football, you pathetic, poor soul?

    • http://twitter.com/FatBooster Joe Blow

      Thank you.

    • Golden Trojan

      Thanks for the excellent reporting. In Wolfie’s defense, Gary Klein LA Times got the story nearly as wrong. Never the less, I got played by SW. He’s just a gossip writer, not a sports reporter or any kind of reporter. In the future I will have to wait till one of us does some reporting before commenting on Wolf’s crap. SoCal maybe you should take over, you seem to have some skills that SW is lacking.

      • SoCal_Native_59

        I copied Dan Weber. That makes me FAR SUPERIOR to wolfbag. He makes sh!t up, reports half truths, or uses another writers work without crediting the REPORTER.

    • QueenKiff

      All that mess and yet everyone is still on the same page that Kiffin was wantonly late in getting his team to dinner.

      • SoCal_Native_59

        Run along Queenie, back to the bRuin blog or troll another sh!thole.

  • betomas

    What does Pat Haden have to say about all of this? He’s hiding behind his desk.

    • http://twitter.com/FatBooster Joe Blow

      What else is new? PH is probably trying how to submarine ANOTHER SC sport.

      • betomas

        For once, we agree. I bid you a good night, sir.

  • uclaSUCKS

    Apparently, Wolfie has better sources at GT than at USC. Sad for an SC ‘beat’ reporter, no?

  • oneillwatch

    If this is as bad as it gets, Kiffin is improving. I must say this is the most petty post I have ever seen in my life. I am beginning to wonder why the Daily News lets Scott stay on the USC beat if he is going to blog like a UCLA troll.

  • http://www.facebook.com/docfultz Travis Fultz

    And the messenger has been shot!