Shakespeare v. Shakespear

So USC decided to go with an ancient spelling of Shakespear on Hecuba. Seems an odd choice when it’s something so many people would do a double take on if they bothered to read it. And the backlash hardly seemed worth it. I’m guessing this decision was made by Max Nikias, who was making revisions to the statue as late as July.

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  • JustOwns

    Hey 22, the Az GOP used a 1990’s Margaret Cho sitcom PR pix to illustrate the party’s diversity. LOL.

    Sort of similiar to the time(s) the First “Illegal Alien” Lady has plagiarized a M. Obama speech word for word.

    What would “Shakespear” think.

    • The USC Heisman 7

      The former first lady …word for word stated the same as Mrs LBJ.. So relax pinhead!

    • gotroy22

      Hey Owns, good thing Hillary never got that 3AM phone call: “So Hillary admits that she couldn’t think of what to do under pressure. She needs a pause button. Is that like a reset button? There’s no such thing.”

      Your very bad week continues.

      • JustOwns

        Not for long. Vegas has Donnie Boy leaving before the year’s over at even $$$$.

        Donnie starring in a new Sitcom called “As the noose tightens.”

        22, you can’t think without the help of F**k News ticker headlines.

        Has Donnie located the Fleet yet?

        • gotroy22

          Vegas had Hillary winning the presidency. And in the United Kingdom they had her winning it at 80%. That sure worked out good for John Mappin. Meanwhile you still haven’t recovered from it after 9 months of crying yourself to sleep and deluding yourself with PMSNBC conspiracy theories. When will you learn to do the opposite and think for yourself?

          Trump fan wins $124,000 betting on election victory

          by Alanna Petroff @AlannaPetroff November 9, 2016: 11:07 AM ET

          British businessman John Mappin says he had never made a bet before Donald Trump came along.

          Mappin won £100,000 ($124,000) after placing a slew of bets on Trump’s political ascent over the past 18 months. Gambling firm William Hill confirmed his winnings on Wednesday, immediately after Trump topped Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election.

          Mappin, who owns the Camelot Castle hotel in Cornwall, England, told CNNMoney that he was convinced that Trump would win the election as soon as the billionaire announced his candidacy last year

          He claims to have used a special data analysis system, refined over two decades, to calculate the outcome of the election. The results convinced him that he should place a bet.

          “I became certain within three days that he would win,” Mappin told CNNMoney. “It’s the first bet I’ve ever placed.”

          Since June 2015, Mappin had placed about 30 bets on Trump winning the Republican nomination and then the general election. Mappin estimates he wagered £5,000 ($6,200) on Trump in total.

          Now that the results are out, he says he’s thrilled with the outcome.

          “[Trump] was actually articulating some of the very real concerns that America had,” he said.

          “I don’t care about the money. I care about the fact that this candidate has done something that this world really really really needed.”

          Mappin is just one of many Brits who bet on Trump against the odds — and the surprise election result will cost gambling firms millions.

          British betting companies accepted about £230 million ($284 million) from U.K. and European gamblers.

          Betfair, which provides an online platform for advanced gamblers to bet against one another, took in the biggest share of the bets, worth £199 million ($246 million).

          Betfair said this was its biggest betting event ever, surpassing all sports matches and even the Brexit referendum.

          The company has not yet calculated all the gains and losses on its platform. But it said one individual placed a number of wagers on Trump, leading to a £2 million ($2.5 million) payout.

          Ladbrokes estimated that traditional bookmakers — which excludes Betfair’s exchange — would have to pay out about £15 million ($18.6 million) on Trump bets.
          The bookmakers took in about £30 million on the U.S. election.

          Larger bets were placed on Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 election.

          The gambling firms showed Clinton’s odds of winning were roughly 80% on Tuesday.

          Similar odds were offered ahead of the Brexit referendum in June, with bookmakers expecting the majority of U.K. voters would want to remain in the European Union. But the final tally showed 52% of voters opted to leave the EU.

          Paddy Power made headlines last month by paying out about $1 million to customers who had bet on Clinton, saying the odds were so firmly in her favor that it wanted to get out of the bet.

          It subsequently accepted more bets and now has to pay Trump backers too. It will pay out a total of roughly $5 million on U.S. election wagers.

      • rusoviet

        a ‘demokratiche arbeit partei’ is by definition a borderline coward and a traitor…look at any major city controlled by the left-dems for >8 years and you’ll see overpaid lazy SEIU, in particualr white-bread fire fighters…Jerry Brown, ‘Gil’ Garcetti, Gavon Newson (what kind name is that huh?), Feinstein and ‘hot for the ‘casa blanca’ Kamila ‘I love those ^@y$ and the rest’…senators….go left…slide off the earth California

  • Jack B

    Let’s get back to Trojan football, the hottest game in town, outside of the insane record-breaking Dodgers, who haven’t smelled the World Series in 30 years.

    The Chargers and the Rams only wish they had support and chances for a great season like USC does. USC owns L.A. Baby ucla doesn’t even figure in the landscape and will be lucky to make a bowl – again.

    If fact, if you want to shut up a Troll, bring up ucla football and they go completely dark and change the topic. Funniest thing to watch. Happens every time.

    • Sas

      Easy on the Dodgers Jack. We’re gonna win it this year I say!

      • Jack B

        Seems like a sure thing, actually. But the Dodgers have been so mediocre for so many years, I’m still trying to grasp how they got so suddenly terrific.

        Sas – what happened to the Dodger roster to make this happen? Is it all the manager? Why is this team so much better than everyone else all of the sudden?

        I haven’t really followed the Dodgers since I was in grammar school. Baseball puts me to sleep. Plus, they should just do away with umpires who miss so many ball/strike calls now and you could have perfect strike zones if you just automate it.

        But isn’t it true that great regular season baseball teams lose right away in the playoffs all the time? Are the Dodgers built for post-season success too?

        • Sas

          In my opinion they set themselves up to be competitive when they traded for A-Gon. But this long term success has been due to the great farm system or prospects we’ve accumulated over the last 4 years. We’ve held onto our big names in Seager, Urias, Pederson, Bellinger, even Puig and they’ve all helped make a difference. We now have Darvish to back up Kershaw and a pretty good bullpen. But our bench has been outstanding. That said it’s anyone’s ball game in a 5 game series and that scares me. But I truly believe this is our year. Believe it or not I’ve NEVER said that before. I like our chances more than ever.

          • rusoviet

            You also got rid of that clown AJ Elllis – he was so lining himself up for a sports radio gig – on PMS constantly….as an LAA fan I have to say the sobbing with kershaw was priceless.

          • Sas

            I liked Ellis, but his the only reason he exited for so long was the fact that Kershaw kept him around.

          • rusoviet

            Again Sas you should of heard him on PMS…”…man I can get a gig on the radio if I just suck up enough to all the wonks I meet because this playing gig ain’t working out!

            The ‘crying game’ with Klayton was priceless

            “Man Philly threw me to Miami…34 games is all I’ve had and I’m hitting (0.222) worse than Pujols (0.231) sure wish that plan I had in LA had worked out….on the radio me and Orel it would have been kool in the shade every day kicking back and runnin’ my mouth….why is life so cruel? Uh oh there’s Mattingly…ever since he replace Torre I’ve had issues….better go around the corner in case he sees me…bye bye”

          • Sas

            He’s the definition of confident or cocky. Like Kevin Costner said in Bull Durham “always be cocky”.
            That’s what they teach once you hit high School, college and above. He’s a true catcher. Cocky. You have to like that about him.

          • rusoviet

            Nah more like the rear end of a horse backing out of a barn…..whoa big fella!

          • Sas

            LA will bring home the title this time amigo!

          • rusoviet

            Yup sure looks that way …. BTW Friedman and et. al. aren’t in the market for an aging DH are they? He’s a steal at a mere $26 mil. this year and the same for the next 4 years with an additional $10 mil for personal appearances….no ego (what?) a real scamp….gets along with everyone (Where’s Mickey Hatcher?) and is willing to take criticism (look out) can admit shortcomings (not) but hasn’t a clue (yup).

          • Sas

            Pujols has 4 years remaining on his contract? That’s a tough sell.

          • Sas

            Him blaming Matingly is a crock.

          • rusoviet

            Never said he blamed Mattingly, why those are my own bonne mots!

          • Sas

            No. I mean Ellis insinuating that his hitting went down when Matingly took over is a cop out on his part. Ellis has never been a hitter. Great clubhouse guy though.

          • rusoviet

            I made all that up – it’s my tale of a playah’ who no one wants anyway it could be worse – the LAD could have Pujols.

          • JustOwns

            I’m wary of Robert’s handling of Dodger pitching.

            For instance in the 6 – 1 loss to Detroit, Maeda, a 5 inning pitcher at best, is allowed to hand Detroit the lead in a close game vs Detroit’s best pitcher.

            In the first Pirate game, why was Baez allowed to walk three and give up 2 Pirate runs to tie the game?

          • Sas

            I agree. Maeda is a 5 maybe 6 inning guy. Extremely lucky to get 7 out of him. Baez scares me in tough situations.

          • gotroy22

            Last night was a disaster too.

    • Michael Guarino

      Actually, I think the opposite is gonna happen with the trolls, Jack. As Trojan wins start to pile up in September, certain folks— who it’s not necessary to mention by name—won’t have the sense to “go completely dark.” Let’s all enjoy it —the trolls themselves aren’t that interesting, but their neuroses run rich and deep. Should be fun.

      • Jack B

        Rich and Deep. Sounds like The Chimp’s ex-wife. She’s probably a Trojan fan now, like her daughter who went to USC.

    • USC jojo

      Especially after the bRuins suffer their first loss. Charlie bucket will quickly change his brutus beefcake to some other wrestler like Adrian Adonis.

      • 04Trojan

        Ravishing Rick Rude, perhaps?

      • Jack B

        Bucket Boy was hurt deep by the putrid 2016 little gutty footballers and he disappeared for months. Now revived as Roid Beefcake, I can’t wait until the bruin losses begin to mount again. Season can’t come soon enough.

        • USC jojo

          They’ll be crying Jimmyball all year long.

    • j metaphor

      Bruin football 3-2 against SoCal in The Mora Era

      • Jack B

        You talkin’ about the worthless Mora Era. Ya, right wimp boy. Ever since the USC probation ended, ucla has been USC’s little b*itch, once again. Too bad people don’t measure success in 5-year increments. Personally, I go with the last two years: 2-0 USC, both walk-over slaughters. La de da. ucla stinks again.

        The bruins I actually know are embarrassed of The Chimp, aka The Facecupper, and wish he could be bought out today. Only a few little gutty clowns like you still want him around. Good.

        Go Aggies, drill the little gutties once again at the end in Morton’s Corner, just like Stanford did last year. It’s a bruin tradition.

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        So you’re happy with coach Mora?

        Didn’t think so

        • j metaphor

          I’d put him up against Sark, Kiffin or the guy you wanted to fire last year any day.

  • Flint Crewneck

    “Backlash”

  • Sas

    To my Trojan brothers….

    Not really sure when. I think this Saturday put #1 LB IN THE NATION Palaie Gaoteote will be playing on ESPN.

    Also. The game of the year…..brace yourselves…..Mater Dei vs. Bishop Goreman…
    Yes!!!
    Palaie Gaoteote takes on future USC QB and #1 Player in The Nation JT Daniels. In two or three weeks. Not sure exactly when but SOON. That one will be on Fox!!!

    • Ray

      Bishop GORMAN. My daughter goes there, is a Junior.

      • Sas

        Nice Ray. And I remember that from one of our older conversations. Great school.

        • Ray

          Was just teasing you about the spelling 🙂

          • Sas

            No problem. We joke out here in Banning with the “I went to Banning public schools” excuse. Hahaaaa!

          • rusoviet

            Cabazon Dinos!

          • Sas

            I met Fred Savage there as a kid.

          • gotroy22

            TV’s Kevin Arnold? What was he like?

          • Sas

            Don’t laugh at me bro! Just kidding. But seriously at that time he was rock star in my eyes. Cool kid who liked interacting with fans. It was the set of the movie “the Wizard”

          • gotroy22

            Cool! I loved The Wonder Years.

          • Sas

            Winnie Cooper was hot!

  • Michael Guarino

    “Guessing” it was Max Nikias. I like where your head is at on this one, Scott. I’m “guessing” that Max misspelled Hamlet, too —-before the former Dean of the School of Medicine’s girlfriend caught the mistake in a hotel room while browsing thru Max’s preliminary sketches.
    #It’sFunTo”Guess”YourWayThruTheNews
    #Let’sJustSayThisStoryIsn’t,Um,”Real”

  • Lunderful

    BFD

    • Jack B

      You gotta admit it’s all pretty funny – Nikias taking incoming fire from all sides, first for supporting the USC head doctor/perv with the massive drug problem.

      And now Nikias is being blamed for overthinking a silly statue inscription and using some obscure spelling when the common form would have worked 1000X better.

      Go Max! Make another big decision and look ridiculous, please.

      • Michael Guarino

        Ha! [But does it have to be a “big” decision? Innocent people may get hurt]…….

  • NextUp

    OMG….so what?!

  • j metaphor

    Are you the guy that did that statue of the Trojan Chick?

  • Ray

    Its ok Sas, I didn’t show my daughter. She would have flipped out! School pride ya know, hehehe 🙂