USC Morning Buzz: It’s Crosstown Rivalry Game Day!

The USC-UCLA game is finally upon us. The spread is 16 points. It’s the first and likely last meeting between Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen. But not the last meeting between Clay Helton and Jim Mora.

What will the crowd be? I doubt UCLA fans want to come to the Coliseum in such a dreary season. And USC fans have shown all season they do not turn up in great numbers.

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  • CORTEZ THE KILLER

    The game has zero buzz, hasn’t had any buzz for some time

    • schammer47

      Hombre, This rivalry goes way back with many moments of excitement and intrigue. Hombre, You come up WAY SHORT AGAIN.

      • Pudly76

        How does he get there? No cares? Scratching my head if you can’t get up for this one any year.

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        Pendejo, the game has zero buzz, just like last year when the RB was more than half empty and USC couldn’t even sell out their own sections.

        And pendejo, your wife says you come up short everytime

        • Pudly76

          Half empty?

        • Pudly76

          95,128 in attendance at the Rose Bowl. It must be a really really BIG stadium!

      • steveg

        Story of his life. Total loser all around.

    • gotroy22

      It’s not our fault the ruins stink.

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        True

      • JustOwns

        But it’s UCLA’s fault SUCC is 00000000 Forever in NCAA BB NC’s.

        • gotroy22

          Was it Teddy Kennedy’s fault BJ Clinton thought he could abuse women and never get caught?

          • Pudly76

            Not fair GT, at least he drive them into the water and take the long way home.

  • LamontRaymond

    I think that’s off, actually. I think the Bruins will show up. They lived on 13-9 for years, and even though SC doesn’t have a national title to play for like that year, it would be a glorious upside to knock of the Trojans this year to keep them out of the Top 10. That’s the way I’d think about it if I were a Bruin….(oh god, the thought….)

    • AlohaTrojan

      my one worry is USC doesn’t have anything to play for…but then again that’s the way they’ve played all season and done fairly well…so we’ll see…

      • peter

        I think both teams have alot to play for.The players know this is personal.
        I believe USC will roll,but not without usual
        inconsistent play. That trait of this years team will
        keep us from reaching 60’s.

        • Paul Muad’dib

          There’s always recruits that are influenced by the outcome of this game. That’s why USC dominates UCLA in LA recruits.

    • 04Trojan

      Maybe I’m off. But I think we handle our business today.

    • Laker Rod

      13-9 was at the Rose Bowl where UCLA often shows some surprise. Historically they have not been very good at the Coliseum especially when they are an underdog.

      The last game I recall where a poor Bruin team showed up at the Coliseum was in 1989 when it ended in a 10-10 tie. UCLA was 3-7 and USC went on to win the Rose Bowl that year.

      The only plus for UCLA is that it is a meaningless game and accordingly Josh Rosen has nothing to lose.

      I tried to tell the resident fool 88Straight back in 2015 that if the game came down to the Pac-12 South between USC and UCLA that true frosh Rosen would choke and that’s exactly what happened. I said it even before the season began. I said if it was a meaningless game then perhaps UCLA could win over USC.

      This 2017 version of UCLA is atrocious on defense though.

      • Pudly76

        Just curious, what’s the score?

  • AlohaTrojan

    Time to drop the hammer on the gutties. Fight On and BEAT THE bRUINS!

    • 04Trojan

      There we go. Put a Petey pounding on the ucla baby blues.

    • Paul Muad’dib

      USC has a history of getting UCLA coaches fired after this game…

      • JustOwns

        Funny, wasn’t it after a lopsided loss to UCLA that St. Pat plunged the knife in Ed O’s back?

        I wonder what St. Pat charged his scholastic Foundation for whacking Coach O?

        • USCDAN1986

          Not sure Louie Vuitton ..

        • Paul Muad’dib

          Is that all you got? I would love to hear back from you tomorrow after Mora gets canned.

          • Jack B

            These Trolls are a strange group of losers. One minute they’ll tell you Chip Kelly is on the way. The next, they’re saying Mora’s finally gonna pound his owner, CH. They don’t know what to think anymore they’ve been beaten down so low.

          • Pudly76

            Will they fly the plane with the fire the chimp banner today. Saw they started a “go fund me” page to raise money for his buy out. Hollywood couldn’t make this stuff up.

          • gotroy22

            They need the $$$ for bail for their criminal players.

          • USCDAN1986

            Since I -we pay his salary – I say keep him .. Lol..

          • Pudly76

            Cheaper to keep her? Oops, I mean him.

          • USCDAN1986

            Yep.. Lol

          • USCDAN1986

            Lol lol..

          • Pudly76

            Actually I read where they have a slush fund set up from their under armor deal that will cover monetary expenses from their little excursion through the market, plus the extra nights at the hotel, legal fees, etc… of course they are a public school so we’ll probably end up footing the bill

          • USCDAN1986

            Exactly

          • JustOwns

            You will, but will I hear from you if UCLA wins….I sincerely doubt it.

          • Paul Muad’dib

            You got a deal. You better show up tho. Its going to be an embarassing lose after Boy Chosen quits in the 3rd quarter

          • JustOwns

            He didn’t and bozo u skated courtesy of JimmyBall.

          • Paul Muad’dib

            Very true. I was surprised how well rosen played.

          • USCDAN1986

            UGLY has 0 chance..

          • gotroy22

            Now now, ESPN said they had 3% chance!

          • USCDAN1986

            LMAO!

          • JustOwns

            Mora did get canned ” I love it.”

            Of course Pauly, UCLA has never had 5 HFBC’s in 3 years. Sark on!!!!

          • Paul Muad’dib

            Ouch! Thats true Owny. The sad part is, thats a sense of pride for you ucla fans. Us USC are actually proud of our own teams accomplishments, not the low points of other teams. See the differe ce there?

        • gotroy22

          Lavar, I heard you will have your official Democrat Party endorsed breast-shaped stress squeeze-ball nearby to keep your blood pressure below 220/140 during the game.

          • JustOwns

            Well there he is, the methodist white albino whose mantra, chanted every 15 seconds, is “I so worship the Moron.”

            50 to nothing uh?

            Oh BTW 22, Wes “I want to do the Moron” Goodman left you a message ……”not tonight pinky sweet, maybe tomorrow night.”

            #pickysweet!

          • gotroy22

            Gee Lavar Ball you are quite the racist , but then aren’t all you sanctimonious preachy lib hypocrites? Tough break on your preachy lib pal Russell Simmons being the latest lib outed for being a perv.

        • RegalTrojan

          Coming up next…THE Beatdown Of The Year on the sucla shoplifters!!!

      • SucKiffin

        and likewise

  • Jack B

    Cowardly little gutty Trolls are quiet as mice around here and afraid to say anything before the big beat down in the Coliseum.

    If the bruins win by some miracle, they’ll all show up in droves like they knew it was gonna happen.

    USC 51 – little gutties 38. But I’d rather beat them by 1 on a walk-off field goal.

    • Pudly76

      Absolutely Jack, any and every way you beat pukcla is a good way. Wonder who puts cleat marks on rosen first, us or one of his retreating linemen?

      • gotroy22

        Will Rosen make it to halftime?

        • Pudly76

          My money says he’s done early in the third quarter. Of course, should Rojo and Carr get rolling, he just might up and retire mid-second..

        • Pete Smith

          Will Helton and coaches for get to come out for the 3rd quarter or will they just lay down

          • USC jojo

            They schedule a siesta during the 3rd quarter of each game. I’d like to call it a ‘Power Nap”, but that would be an oxymoron. Maybe we can just call it a finesse nap.

          • Pete Smith

            fitnesse nap I like it

    • fast fred

      UCLA wins, 38 to 30—-now come after me big guy!

      • USCDAN1986

        Ok Chaz!

    • grave soul

      Ah…Nothing like the smell of fear in the morning, noon, afternoon, and evening. Don’t fray those delicate nerves, Jackie-assh.

      “You’ll be so embarrassed after the upset. You always talk about cowards…projecting much? Me thinks so.”
      -Shakespeer statue quote at Usc.

      • Pudly76

        Smell of fear that prevalent down in westwierd that it lingers like a wet stench throughout the day.. no wonder.

      • Pudly76

        About to be 10-2 and your act is starting wear thin on its face. Two weeks from 11-2

      • USCDAN1986

        Hey Undertaker.. Im game, no upset happening. Gotta show up to play and win. USC is undefeated at home too .. If that is up for debate, we can chat. Lol USC TKO’s the ruins by 21. #beatdown

        • Pudly76

          Ruins haven’t won a road game in almost 2 seasons, hate to ruin a ruin streak.

          • Jack B

            What Gray Stool (he says his dog-like nose can actually smell fear) and his like are saying is ucla hasn’t won a big game in SO long that sooner or later, it just has to happen, even to the weakest of teams.

            USC’s gonna rub their noses in it tonight even though this is the biggest game since 1998 for ucla. The little gutties haven’t won anything since the Curse of Cade kicked in in ’99.

            Come on little gutties! Make it a game!

          • Jack B

            What Gray Stool (he says his dog-like nose can actually smell fear) and his breed are saying is ucla hasn’t won a big game in SO long that sooner or later, it just has to happen, even to the weakest of teams.

            USC’s gonna rub their noses in it tonight even though this is the biggest game since 1998 for ucla. The little gutties haven’t won anything since the Curse of Cade kicked in in ’99.

            Come on little gutties! Make it a game!

          • Pudly76

            Actually I’d love to see a real game. Hard hitting and well played. Usually though for the ruins that means about a quarter. Much like fast freddie, it’s over before they break a sweat.

          • Jack B

            The bend over bruins are probably on their way to the Coliseum now, gearing up for their slaughter. I think they’ll make a game of it for maybe a half. But it they only last a quarter, that’s okay with me too.

          • Pudly76

            Sam’s at the game today, says the atmosphere is great. People getting geared up early!

          • steveg

            Wonder what else he has sniffed with his dog-like nose.

  • J.A.M.

    If Helton cant fill the Coliseum with the two best QBs in the USA….what is going to happen next year with Fink…

    • Paul Muad’dib

      Why is Helton responsible for the amount of UCLA fans?

      • USCDAN1986

        I was wondering the same..lol FLOW is that you ?!

        • steveg

          One player does not fill a stadium. A team and what it is playing for does.

        • Just logical

          Just curious, what is the history or meaning of the name FLOW? Based on how it’s used I would guess it’s an unflattering name for the blogger???

          • USCDAN1986

            WOLF backwards..lol..Nothing bad, he may be inconsistent in his blogging. But I say but, I am USC grad and fan and enjoy the chatter with all the other bloggers.. Even the trolls!

          • Just logical

            I read this blog for the snarky banter and I think there’s a method to his madness. He keeps people sniping at him and each other which increases traffic. The discourse between gotroy22 and JustOwns (aka Squatter) is better than a dry sports blog.

          • USCDAN1986

            True. Lol. I have worked in the sports and entertainment world for many years (25 plus) .. I shared with a client that I hop on a USC blog and gave him background.. The truth is, it would be a great sitcom. I enjoy everyone no matter who they follow. 22, Jack SAS, everyone, even owns brings great commentary and telling experience of their vast knowledge of USC and well pretty much everything..the bantering is priceless .. Its a nice break from my busy life.

          • JustOwns

            Just discovered girls have you?

          • Pudly76

            You forgot to put in your period after girls. Sentence should’ve read:
            “Just discovered girls. Have you?”

          • gotroy22

            OUCH!

          • USCDAN1986

            Lol..

    • schammer47

      You blame Coach Helton FOR WHAT ? Your not real, Jammer.

      • Jack B

        Actually, CH is keeping the ucla fans away. They never really travel worth a damn anyway, even if it’s only 12 miles.

        • Pudly76

          Maybe it’s the thought of another surrender cobra they fear

    • Jack B

      Non sequitur. Weird.

    • LamontRaymond

      Or Darnold year 3….

  • gotroy22

    Owns outed- he’s really Lavar Ball!

    • USCDAN1986

      Lavar now chirping at Trump.. If I were Trump Id have the chinese press charges against the 3 kids..

      • gotroy22

        LaVar Ball Says Donald Trump Didn’t Help Get LiAngelo Released from Shoplifting
        ALEC NATHAN
        NOVEMBER 18, 2017

        LaVar Ball said Friday that President Donald Trump didn’t play a substantial role in getting three UCLA basketball players, including his son, LiAngelo Ball, back to the United States following a shoplifting incident in China.

        “Who?” Ball asked ESPNdotcom’s Arash Markazi. “What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

        Trump previously told reporters he had discussed the players’ release with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

        “I had a great conversation with President Xi,” Trump said aboard Air Force One. “What they did was unfortunate. You know, you’re talking about very long prison sentences. They do not play games.

        “He was terrific, and they’re working on it right now. And hopefully everything is going to work out. And I know they’re very grateful because they were told exactly what happened.”

        Once LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill returned to the United States, Trump tweeted the following: “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!”

        At a press conference Wednesday, LiAngelo Ball, Riley and Hill thanked the president for assisting in their release.

        A day later, Trump added: “To the three UCLA basketball players I say: You’re welcome, go out and give a big Thank You to President Xi Jinping of China who made your release possible and, HAVE A GREAT LIFE! Be careful, there are many pitfalls on the long and winding road of life!”

        Ball, Riley and Hill have all been suspended indefinitely, and head coach Steve Alford said they will “have to earn their way back” after stealing from several stores near their hotel in Hangzhou, according to the Los Angeles Daily News’ Thuc Nhi Nguyen.

        He even talks like Owns writes!

        • JustOwns

          The point is 22, the Moron lied again for recog he doesn’t deserve.

          Your idol, the Moron, is a habitual liar-holic.

          Another one of 22’s idols, Wes Goodman, an Ohio Ratpublican lawmaker, staunch evangelical Christian and virulent anti-LGBT opponent and married to a virulent anti-abortion advocate, was rudely busted yesterday in his office, smoking a non-employee male’s cigar.

          Goodman (I’ll bet) resigned after brushing his teeth. At least Goodman’s fat stoogie was of legal age.

          • USCDAN1986

            Ok Hillary, Trumps adm was contacted by the NCAA to get involved .. Who was in china idiot?

          • Linkster

            Another point is Hillary hasn’t told the truth since Jesus was in britches. Still think Al Franken is funny? Your a tool Owns.

          • gotroy22

            The point is you libs are classless losers.

            Your idol Democrat Minnesota Senator Al Franken was busted with actual proof of his perversion and you have zero to say. And he refuses to resign.

            I bet BJ Clinton’s bimbos on Pedo Island weren’t of legal age.

          • JustOwns

            Gosh 22 Al “Frankenstien” wasn’t staking out elementary schools like Ray “Want a lollipop child” Moore

          • gotroy22

            Gosh Lavar, you lib perverts were harassing Hillary and Bernie female campaign workers.

          • gotroy22

            Gee you seem to have not heard about preachy faux feminist Democrat Minnesota Senator Al Franken’s long history of grabbing women

          • Pudly76

            Let’s ask Paris Hilton, heard she was on that fight once as a pubescent teen. #orgieairways

          • JustOwns

            Joka, joka, joka.

          • gotroy22

            The point is you lie, continually, for the Clintons, just like all good interns do. You better worry about staunch preachy liberal and Obama pal Russell Simmons, rudely busted for r*pe and harassment. It’s all over the interwebs, you lib loser!

        • USCDAN1986

          LaVar is a clown, with all the trouble on the court Lonzo has had. Its a distraction of sorts to keep the haters from targeting Lonzo..aka ‘Rookie of The year’ .. In LaVarr’s eyes.. Father and son(s) are more and likely short term NBA players.

    • JustOwns

      Welcome to 22’s F**k Moron News fantastic tall tales.

      Junkies find 22 droll.

      • USCDAN1986

        Owns you are a idiot!

      • gotroy22

        Welcome to The Three Thieves Truther Owns aka Lavar Ball.

        Perverts find Owns aka Lavar to be wise.

    • Linkster

      LaVar really is a discredit to humanity. One kid is a shoplifter and thrown off the team and the other is a NBA bust in only two weeks. He and Owns are a pair to draw to.

  • CORTEZ THE KILLER

    Navy better coached than USC

    • Yale O. Leftwich

      more disciplined too

      • CORTEZ THE KILLER

        You would hope so, lol

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    watching Navy give ND a tough game3-0 2nd qrtr 5 mins to go…how come they list 170 some players on the football team? everybody there play football? SC and ucla…great rivalry…been watching since ’51 or ’52…50’s were great rivalry years, upsets ,etc…ucla had great coaching and all americans, but SC won the only Rose Bowl for PCC…my first’53…’52 team my favorite…hope for a great win tonight…

    • steveg

      Fiumatalolo, should be the next USC coach. Go Navy.

      • Pudly76

        I love that guy, but you really wanna run the triple option?

        • Saul Goodman

          Hell yeah!!!! The triple option would be classic

          • Pudly76

            Wish bone or broken-T? Haha. Throw a loop into the pac12 defensive recruiting that’s for sure!

          • Saul Goodman

            Loved Switzer’s Sooners as a kid lol

          • Pudly76

            Those wer the hey days for the bone. Texas, Oklahoma,Nebraska,Arkansas even the ruins !!

          • SucKiffin

            Not at USC

        • steveg

          He runs what works with what he has for talent. Not a lot of 4-5 stars at Navy. Smart kids though.

          • Pudly76

            Yeah, just thought he was an option lifer, didn’t he come up as an assistant?
            Kids at the academy are all great, always love watching them play.

  • steveg

    You really sound like you are in junior high. Perhaps it is past your nap time.

  • Pudly76

    R u racist? What’s with the yellow belly? You have something against Brown bellies? Pink bellies? I mean seriously, we’ in the 21st century.

  • Linkster

    you are one strange boy.