USC Tweet Of The Night

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  • Michael Guarino

    Thanks so much for posting that Scott. Classy deal all the way around.
    #GoodWorkTrojans!
    #I’mSureUCLADidSameAfterA&MGame

    • RegalTrojan

      Yes, we Trojans strive to be classy football fans. But a standing ovation? It actually makes me be suspicious if it was an expression of mixed feelings from the game.

      • Michael Guarino

        Ha! That is hilarious. I didn’t think of that possibility—we weren’t really applauding them, we were mocking them ….and they didn’t get it. Yeah, I’ll go with that.

        • RegalTrojan

          Well, I just raised that possibility because I’m sure some fans were disappointed by the manner we won that game. Just about everybody was predicting a comfortable win, but it turned out not to be the case at all. Of course, I can’t speak for everybody who was applauding there, but I’m pretty sure there was some sarcasm from all the suspense and stress from watching the game.

          • Grammymb

            Disappointed by the W? Not at all. F the style points.

          • RegalTrojan

            I, for one, was pretty ecstatic and so relieved to avoid a loss. You just don’t want to lose a game like that!

      • Grammymb

        There was no mockery intended at all. They came in as huge underdogs and gave us a hell of a fight, as did WMU and Stanford. They received a show of respect from the USC fans. Don’t think that will happen on 11/18.

        • Michael Guarino

          I started off on the right foot —but then RT lead me astray. [Actually I kind of suspect there WAS a mix of emotions behind the applause —but I don’t want to pi*s the Longhorns off since they’re damn good and we have to play them at their place next year].

        • RegalTrojan

          It better not. They don’t deserve it. LOL!

          • Michael Guarino

            ….and they wouldn’t understand the gesture anyway….

          • RegalTrojan

            Yeah, they will think they’re getting mocked, and they won’t be so wrong! LOL!

          • Michael Guarino

            Love it! Now, I’m thinking we definitely should do it!
            #RegalIsTheLittleDevilOnMyShoulder

          • RegalTrojan

            LMAO! Love it, too!

  • Ed Garrett

    aproval from stranglers on the innernet is some thing we shuold all want and seak out,

    • Michael Guarino

      And I commend you, Ed, for bravely doing the opposite.

  • RegalTrojan

    Was it a form of derision on their own team which was masked in classiness?

  • SCgrad12

    That standing ovation was from the heart. Our section stood and cheered until every Texas player left the field. The one thing about teams like Texas, Bama, OU, etc. their fans live and die with their football programs. There is nothing like having a fan base like that. Unlike ucla.

    • RegalTrojan

      UCLA can’t afford to be gracious since they’re often big losers. LOL!

      • FightOn!

        I read that SUCLA fans were very gracious with their new big rival…powerhouse Memphis

        • RegalTrojan

          SUCLA actually made Memphis look like a powerhouse team. They were flying all over the field like Superman! LOL!

        • USC Heisman 7

          And on saturday Stanford will be A-clapping Ucla to the turf.. It will be fun watching that beat down..The frozen one will be running for his life all night..

    • Rob

      Didn’t you say you play for the Texas Rangers? How were you at the game? I always knew you are a freaking liar!

      • SCgrad12

        Hey Bruin Rob, I used to play in their organization. Before you come in here and start running that sewer of a mouth of yours, get your facts straight. Better still, go talk to your twin sister Theodore and ask him how much money he made this weekend playing his fiddle at Union Station.

        • Rob

          Playing for the “Rangers” in your park and rec league doesn’t mean you played for the Texas Rangers organization! Shut your lying pie hole liar!

          • SCgrad12

            Park and rec league? You were never good enough to play in a park and rec league. They threw your sorry butt out of the Cerritos Park League because you are a danger to yourself. Now go clean the fryers before the dinner rush!

    • gotroy22

      What fan base? There is nobody in the stands.

  • Clay Russell

    Texas deserves a standing ovation as they played their butts off and never quit. They came into our house, looked us in the eye and never flinched. Herman is going to have something down there before long. Texas is a team on the come and we better be ready when we see them next year.

    • steveg

      Teams cycle up and down. Seems USC and Texas are on the up. Lets stay there.

      • Clay Russell

        Agreed. With sanctions behind us now, I think we’ll keep getting better as I think the program is in capable hands.

  • USC Heisman 7

    Mad respect to my fellow Trojans for showing class and respect to the Texas Longhorns and the state of Texas.. #fighton

    • Sas

      The Texas fans don’t get any love from me. They were disrespectful as soon as they realized they had a chance pulling an upset.

      • Michael Guarino

        I get it, Sam —lots of respect for a proud Texas team and coaching staff.
        #NotSoMuchForFansActingLikeBadWinners

        • Sas

          Mike, in the end the Texas Longhorns forced the Trojans and the fans in the stadium to take notice that they were ready for USC and they weren’t here to try and make it a game, but to play hard and win. They stopped our running game and it hurt our offensive attack for the night. They played a great ball game. Next year’s game in Austin should be another good one and I expect both to be Top 10 teams.

          • Michael Guarino

            Nicely put, Sam. Texas came into the coliseum determined to get the win. And we broke their hearts. Hope Sam’s with us when we go down there next year. I don’t want to play a new quarterback in that particular game.

      • Texas Hoosier

        Folks, I am a USC Graduate (’80) and have lived in Fort Worth, Texas since leaving Pomona/San Diego area (1984-1989) when I worked for GD in both places and then the last 28 years at GD/LM Fort Worth before retiring in 2016. On the local newscasts (Dale Hansen on ABC/WFAA) and in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, I did not notice any negative reporting about USC’s victory over Texas. They did report on how well Texas defense played and also on the USC comeback at the end (a little thin on just how great Darnold and his receivers were). The issue with Tom Herman is understandable; he is under real pressure to win and win fast and this was a HUGE game for Texas as a win on the road against SC’ would have really inspired his team for the upcoming Big 12 contests and post-season bowls. Now, they are 1-2, losing to a pretty good Maryland team, going back to Shane Buchele as the 1st Team quarterback (he is a pretty good one). They are at Iowa State this weekend (a tough place to play, just ask Iowa), Then have home games against Kansas State, Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, Oklahoma State, a breather against Baylor, and then TCU who is looking pretty damn good this year. They also have to play West Virginia in Morgantown and that is not a fun place to play in mid-November. Tom Herman knows that just qualifying for a bowl this year is going to be very difficult and with the loss to Maryland, really needed a victory against a powerful USC. His slight digs at Charlie Strong is because Charlie said before he got fired last year that “Texas will win 10 games in 2017-18 regardless of who coaches the team”….with the schedule in front of Texas as I described above, that comment is truly ridiculous, I don’t care how much talent is in Texas (and Texas High School football is amazing in terms of talent)…..Fight On !!!

        • Michael Guarino

          I want to see Herman and Texas succeed, too. Just not against us. The reason I bring this point up is that, knowing Herman, he’s already thinking how cool it would be to wipe the floor with us next year. As my high school coach used to be (overly) fond of saying, “that game ain’t gonna be a picnic.”

  • Gabby

    Hook’em Horns

    • NextUp

      Isn’t that a knitting term??

      • Gabby

        I don’t knitt, ask a Longhorn fan….just saying

  • Sas

    Respect to Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorn football team for coming to play.

    But the Longhorn fans were over the top cocky and jumped the gun after every score. They even started celebrating prematurely chanting “SC sucks” and “overrated” right after Texas scored with 45 seconds left believing that they already won the game and it was all over.
    That’s sports KARMA for ya………It came back and bit them in the a**hole. I mean the Alamo. HAAAAA!!!!
    Be confident and cheer for your team like you should, but don’t get your expensive camera out and start photographing the opponents fans and be disrespectful all of a sudden because guess what? USC and Sam Darnold had just enough to keep fighting on marching down field to send it to Overtime and winning the game.

    Then don’t start conversations with “We’re not that good and you shouldn’t be happy beating this team”…..”Washington and Washington State will beat you later”
    ?????????????????????????
    That’s what a cowboy does when he’s mad. Keeps talking…..

    WE ARE SC!!!!!!!
    #YeeeHawww!

    • Grammymb

      They can take all the pictures that they want to, at any time of the game. Then just as quickly delete them when the game ends. And where were those clowns on the Texas sideline after the game? Yeah.

      • Sas

        The Rocket was there, Mathew McConaughey also. Alright, alright, alright!
        Them Texas fans have spirit for sure but they started poppin champagne a little early and were standing on the lip of the tunnel to scream SC sucks.
        They must’ve though Earl Thomas was playing defense for them still.

      • Michael Guarino

        Matty McConaughey after the game? He slipped into a blond wig and red dress and disappeared into downtown L.A.

  • Sas

    Something worth mentioning…..

    An Ohio State site’s recruiting expert picked #1 OT in the nation Jackson Carman of Ohio to USC. That’s a good sign for us when they’re guys have him coming to USC.

  • Clay Russell

    Off topic… Hats off to P Gustin for playing hurt and producing. Way to get a sack while on the ground and grabbing a foot. Great work, way to scrap and way to be in general. I appreciate your heart, but make sure you’re not doing permanent damage. It sucks to sit and watch, but sometimes we gotta do it. Hats off to Ronald Jones for using his hands to catch the pass at the end of the first half. J Jones, congratulations for getting your first career pick, but I need at least 2 more from you this year. Don’t wait until next year to get your first pick six either. McGrath, it would’ve been easy and maybe even understandable if you had choked, but you didn’t and I’m totally impressed. You are a guy that can come into a college football game and hit kicks regardless of pressure. Whoever you were before, that’s who you are now, be it and don’t look back. Sam, thank you. Keep working on the things the coaches are talking to you about. Burnett, I don’t think anyone works harder than you to get open and I don’t know where we’d be without your consistency. C Rector, you’re looking like the kind of playmaker we need on the D-line. I need to see more, but I’m liking the mobility and athleticism that you’re bringing. I’m seeing you around the ball a lot and that’s what I’m looking for from guys on defense. Good thought and good execution in ripping the ball loose. You also gave a nice shove to the Texas player who was trying to recover the ball. That was an instinctive football move and it’s the kind of thing people won’t see or talk about, but it didn’t go entirely unnoticed – good job.

    Team, way to finish. Every team we’ve had for probably the last ten years would’ve lost that game. What you guys got from Texas was a taste of the athleticism that you’ll have to overcome to win a national championship. I love you guys, but you’re not ready, get ready.

    • Great analysis.

      I am surprised some of the usual ‘half’-empty’ type Trojans on this blog (the majority) didn’t rip you for being rah rah, but I will take your take any day of the week.

      • Clay Russell

        Nice, John, thank you very much.

    • Still Doing the Rav Dance

      Great stuff. I hope the players see this. You have expressed how a lot us feel about this team! Proud of them for continuing to fight on no matter what.

      • Clay Russell

        Thanks for your comment. What an effort by both teams.

        I like where we are right now, but I would still complain about not having a bye. I wonder if there is another team in the country w/o a bye during the regular season.

    • Texas Hoosier

      Love those walk-on kickers….remember when Matt Williams came out of the stands at Texas Tech and kicked a 30 yard field goal for some half-time competition (he was from Weatherford High School, 20 miles outside of Fort Worth) and won a year’s free rent (I was at that game and he kicked it on the Red Raider Student side of the field). One of the assistant coaches to Mike Leach saw him and Leach heard the crowd reaction (the ball would have cleared the cross-bar from 45 yards and they went nuts) and then put him on the team the following Monday and he remained the Texas Tech kicker for the next 3 years (actually it may have been 4 as I think he was an incoming Freshman at TTU). If you want to see him perform, go on You Tube and watch him kick field goals and extra points after Crabtree scored the winning touchdown with 3 seconds to go as the Red Raiders beat Colt McCoy, Jordan Shipley, Mack Brown, Bevo and the rest of then #1 University of Texas on 1 November 2008. The student section after Crabtree scored the touchdown climbed over the wall and charged the field like something you would see in Game of Thrones. They did it twice and TTU ended up kicking off from the 7 yard line when two personal fouls were accessed…..now those are real fans….and yes, my daughter was one of the Red Raider students who charged the field. I remember turning to my wife as the students charged the field and said well if somebody interviews her, hopefully she won’t give her last name…..Gun’s Up Red Raiders !!!!

      • Clay Russell

        Lol. I remember that game, but not the circumstances surrounding the kicker. I’ll make a note here to check him out on YouTube. Great story and it sounds like a great memory for you. If your daughter was attending a college football game and rushing the field after it’s over, it sounds like you did some things right.

        • Texas Hoosier

          Yes, she was part of the Red Raider horde that charged the field that night and the partying after the game from what I hear was legendary. I remember telling my wife that if she gets interviewed by some On-the-Air or Print news person that she remembered the Golden Rule that I told her when she left for TTU and that was never to give her last name……Texas Hoosier

    • steveg

      This team knows how to win. That is a characteristic of a championship team.

      • Clay Russell

        It’s so nice to have that as a team because it’s something we have been missing for several years. You can trace it right back to the QB and the head coach.

        When things aren’t working and your opponent is getting after you, find a way to win and get out of there with the “W”. It seems we know how to do that now.

  • SCgrad12

    New item on the menu at the Cerritos McDonald’s. The peanut butter and banana sandwich called The Memphis Special. Elvis loved those.

  • marvienna

    It was a nice move from USC fans. The genesis of that comes from Nebraska and their fans who have been doing the gesture after games to opponents who come to Nebraska to play the Cornhuskers.

  • Pasadena Trojan

    Andy, I guess you were not there for the Stanford game when USC was favored by 41 points. The USC fans cheered for the Stanford team. That was back in the 2000’s.