USC Morning Buzz: What In The World Happened To John McKay’s Shoes?

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So I’m innocently walking past the John McKay Center when I look down at the statue of John McKay. And I notice his shoes have the Nike swoosh logo on them. What?!?!?!

The picture below shows McKay wearing his Spot-bilt shoes. Even when tailback Anthony Davis famously wore Nikes at the 1974 USC-Notre Dame game, the rest of the team wore Spot-bilt and Adidas.

So how did the swoosh get on to that statue? It couldn’t be related to the fact Nike owner Phil Knight donated money to the McKay Center. Of course not. Maybe it was just a sculptor’s embellishment, like Syracuse experienced with its Ernie Davis statue. Whatever the reason, it’s not good. In fact, it’s a travesty. And they should be sanded immediately.

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  • NOBSisdaMAN

    Here’s an idea. You pay for the statue. Then you sand down the shoes. I’ll be McKay wouldn’t have liked you either.

    • Helen

      McKay was pretty in-your-face, so my guess is he would have banned Scottie for life.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        you are so wrong…McKay didn’t take himself too seriously like Kiff, Garrett, O’Hadden, Caesar, etc do.

        he would have LOVED the wolfman!!

        that’s why people actually LIKED McKay, whereas everyone but trOXans loathe the others.

        • Helen

          McKay did enjoy some self-deprecating humor, but he also didn’t like putz who are too lazy to do their job. And he hated UCLA.

          I find it just plain wrong that someone uses a faux account to say someone who is dead would love them. Weird.

          • gotroy22

            And your account is genuine? More Helenian Logic.

          • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

            It’s even weirder for Hilary/Helen to suppose someone who wouldn’t have spoken to you and you never met would act like the fool you are. Still waiting for the link to “Hilary/Helen whines and snivels constantly” blog.

          • gotroy22

            Helen must be pushing 65 to have these first person accounts on a coach who left SC for the Bucs after the 1975 season..

      • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

        Ladies and Gentleman SUCCster’s: Hilary/Helen scoops world journalism with pearls of unsubstantiated McKay information and unsolicited opinion from “Hilary/Helen’s whines and snivels constantly” blog. Instinnnkingcredible!

    • gotroy22

      You be McKay?

      • NOBSisdaMAN

        Ohhhhh, you’re sooooooooo fuuunnnnnnny

        • gotroy22

          You’re sooooooooooooo cluuuuuuuueless with the edit function.

    • B.Miller

      IS THIS REALLY WORTH A POST or 53 COMMENTS?

      • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

        Check with UCLA Bleauz, He comments for food, maybe he’s full.

        • UCLA Bleauz

          You rang?….. URRRP!!!

        • gotroy22

          You’ve see Garry Bleauz, he’s getting paid in prime rib.

  • UCLA Bleauz

    Phil Knight is a swoosh bag…….

  • UCLA Bleauz

    A travesty?…..c’mon Scottie…. spare us the hyperbole……..and why don’t you simply pick up the phone and ask someone about this….like maybe the sculptor?

    • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

      Scotty is trying (badly) at being funny I think.

      • UCLA Bleauz

        After re-reading his post, I can see how one could interpret it as a weak knee slapper…sarcasm doesn’t translate very well when put in writing…..

        • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

          The post in typical Scooter fashion though is negative and has nothing to say about the greatest coach is USC FB history and one of the best ever in the game. The statue is a great addition to Heritage Hall and all that loser can say is that his shoes have a swoosh on them? Sculptors and artists for years have done this type of thing. Remember Scotter’s post on the bear at the acctng building (i think)? Never got an answer for that one. That reflects the quality of this thought, input and follow through… as in none….

          • UCLA Bleauz

            “Yes, but besides THAT, how did you enjoy the play, Mrs. Lincoln?…..” ………A question that Scottie would likely have asked back in 1865 at Ford’s Theater….

          • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

            Scooter is so confused I’m not sure he would know who Mary Todd is other than a person with a possibly confused orientation I suppose. Scotter also probably thinks that Captain 0 (HBO) freed the slaves too so he probably only views the Lincoln shooting as a result of gun violence that Captain 0 is still yet to fix only Captain Zero and Frank Sinatra are both the alpha and the omega in his world. I just can live without that erudite in my common ordinary bucolic life… hahahahahaha

    • gotroy22

      This is the biggest scandal since the Bruin on the Accounting Building. Who goofed?

      • UCLA Bleauz

        And let’s not forget about the Disneyland Main Street clock that’s apparently an eyesore on campus…..but it keeps good time, according to Scotty….

  • john wolcott

    I am going to try all day to get over this

    • Helen

      I’m still trying to get over the image of Scottie and that poor Reid Silverman.

      • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

        GAWD, could you be any more jealous??

        she a bright young media sensation. while you are…..well, whatever it IS you are….

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    wolfman, is there ANY detail, no matter how minute, how cryptic, that escapes the keen Eye of the Wolf???

    wolfman, you are in Mid-Season form already, and it’s not even PRE-SEASON yet!!!

    Insofar as the vaunted Southern Cal “tradition”, it’s all a sham as I’ve always asserted!

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Yup…Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau is definitely on the job…BREAKING NEWS at it’s best……this is such newsworthy scoop….do you think that other news outlets will copy and paste THIS story?

      • Juan Carlos

        That was a good one! Lol!

      • gotroy22

        You missed the real breaking news that Scott is having his open forum in competition against yours, Garry Bleauz..

        • UCLA Bleauz

          No, I didn’t……and mine is at 2pm… if you were a REAL fan of USC football, you would have known this

          • gotroy22

            But his is still on and its 3PM!

          • UCLA Bleauz

            It’s only an hour long chat, hot shot…..

          • gotroy22

            He’s still on at 5PM!

  • UCLA Bleauz

    I miss the Spot-bilt shoes……Since they are a brand of Saucony, I am guessing that this was not simply a case of embellishment by the sculptor, but rather a heavy handed, selfish marketing move by Nike….let’s face it..anyone born in the 90′s (current USC students) probably wouldn’t even question it….

    • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

      let’s face it…McKay could be wearing Crocs and the Southern Cal Brain Surgeons probably wouldn’t even question it.

      • UCLA Bleauz

        Heck, Scotty wears Birkenstocks… FACT!……..I asked him this question during his last chat….

        • gotroy22

          What do you wear, Garry Bleauz?

          • UCLA Bleauz

            Doc Martens……and you?

    • SonOfWestwood

      I gave this post a thumbs up because I believe it is spot on. Now I could not possibly care less about this but it makes me happy that there are those people out there that do.

      I agree that all branding should be removed immediately.

  • Juan Carlos

    I woke up this morning and I had a sudden urge to eat lasagna. It was quite unusual.

  • ProbationU

    Not only the Nike swoosh, but it looks like his shoe is untied. Scotty, can you get on top of this entire dark episode? Travesty, indeed!

    • UCLA Bleauz

      These are obviously pre-velcro footwear…….

  • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

    Of 16 comments posted on the swoosh mystery, UCLA Bleauz has posted 7. I guess he comments for food.

    • Helen

      Or he has something relevant to say – unlike the UCLA scabs.

      • gotroy22

        What about the union workers at UCLA, do they have something relevant to say?

        • UCLA Bleauz

          Ask Norma Rae………..

    • Mike 70

      do you want us to count all your posts on other comments? On a competitors blog, what a total loser YOU are. Not to mention crude and vulgar.

      • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

        Mikey needs bonobo love.

    • UCLA Bleauz

      Hey!…I’m happy to see that you’re finally able to count without having to remove your shoes…..although, it was rather amusing watching you play Blackjack and count to 21…..Zzzzzzzzzzzzippp!!!!!

      • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

        I don’t think people who sit while getting rid of excess bodily fluids really can count to 21. hahahahahahaha…..

      • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

        Fifteen pointless squawks blews, about 30% of the comments on the swoosh mystery. And you say you doan’t live your pantywaist life through this blog.

        • UCLA Bleauz

          No, I “doan”t”, you illiterate moron…………

          • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

            Ding ding went the bell.

          • UCLA Bleauz

            I’m glad that the short yellow bus finally picked you up for school….

        • Ray Reyes

          Even if he posts a lot on here, he is a USC fan, unlike you TROLL. Why are you posting here? What do you gain?

    • party_opponent

      What do you get for trolling a website?

      • gotroy22

        A cookie?

    • Ray Reyes

      For somebody who trolls this site, you have nothing to type about. Now go deliver your pizzas!

  • WEB_Dupree

    And also, he very rarely wore pants.

  • timtrojan

    The one tradition will always have is the envy of all the UCLA trolls on this board. Again thanks for your support can we get a towel wave an a 8 clap!

    • Ray Reyes

      You guys still have that idiot towel waver? WOW! What a PROUD tradition!

  • Helen

    The question is – why was Scottie lying on the floor to notice this?

    • Jack B

      He was trying to see if he could look up McKay’s pant leg. That’s just the kind of guy he is, ya know…

      • UCLA Bleauz

        And all he saw was a SWOOSH……..

    • http://www.10-commandments.org/ 10 Commandments

      Like in the matrix, does the spoon bend or does your perception bend the spoon? In this case does Scotty lie on the floor to look up Coach McKay’s leg or from the great outer beyond doe Coach McKay lift his leg to… well I’ll leave it you to figure what happens to Scotty next… hahahahhaha
      Bucket is on patrol and his flag is deadly…

      • http://www.ivc.com Gotta pinch major SUCC

        That you want to know is significant.

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    i think it just needs a good splash of Blue and Gold paint.

    • party_opponent

      I think you need a good splash of anti-troll medication.

      • Ray Reyes

        Charlie is already on plenty of medication.

  • Brad Hutchings

    Scott, is there any truth to the rumor that Kareem’s statute that he finally got at Staples Center has him wearing Kobe Hyperdunks?

  • Brad Hutchings

    I figured out how we fix this. Fit Statue John McKay (“SJMcK”) with the re-released Adidas Key Trainers. It’s a good look and they are very comfortable.

  • Sark and the Seven Win Wonders

    Looks like a job for Kruger Industrial Smoothing .

  • D’orhk!

    McKay played at Oregon, was an assistant under Len Casanova, and his close relationship with Bill Bowerman was part of the reason why Nike developed a shoe for football athletes playing on Astroturf.