The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

Do you think USC’s situation with the NCAA in 2010 was unprecedented? Read the quote below from an unidentified USC official in 1959, when USC was put on probation by the NCAA at a meeting of the committee on infractions in Cincinnati. It could have been a quote from 2010.

The only difference was in those days, you apparently could not appeal your penalties.

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  • hoohoolianFUCLA

    Who (besides me) thinks the Cal offense will score more than 21 points against the little-brother Clowns?

    #wastedUSCtalent

    • Gabby

      Who cares! You look for every reason to b*tch. No wonder why your husband divorced you

      • hoohoolianFUCLA

        Hypocrite.

        Who made you boss of all posts?

        • Pudly76

          Me?

        • Pudly76

          Not really, just funnin ya!

    • gotroy22

      Certainly more that 28.

      • hoohoolianFUCLA

        You know our O only scored 21…

        • gotroy22

          True, the punt return doesn’t count.

  • LamontRaymond

    Nikias apparently has balls of steel when it comes to fundraising. I want him to put those same brass ones on the line in defending USC against he NCAA, and in asserting himself to the Pac-12 in our next deal with them (no even splits in revenue) and with the TV Networks (re-negotiate every year, or at least every other year).

    • Pudly76

      I wish you’d make up your mind, brass or steel?

      • Michael Guarino

        Thank you, Pudly. Brass and steel are two very different metals —so different that I’m not sure it’s even wise to combine them. Brass/steel balls could represent a liability for our president.
        #I’mPrettySureI’mRightOnThis

        • Pudly76

          Don’t I don’t I know it. Having been an alchemist in a previous life..I think.

          • Michael Guarino

            So ironic you would say that, Pudly —that’s where me & Owns gets so much of our info…….
            #PreviousLivesAsAlchemists

          • Pudly76

            Yea, used to read that rag myself, but then it became so left leaning, I just had to stop.

        • Jethro G Sabbath

          If someone had one steel ball and one brass ball and they touched for an extended period of time it could result in electrolysis and nobody wants that.

          • Pudly76

            Nueticals

          • Michael Guarino

            Just ask poor Hillary.
            #Can’tStopBabblingNow
            #Sad

          • Pudly76

            Heard hillary just filed a discrimination suit against all men for not sexually harassing her too!

      • Golden Trojan

        I always put my Steel ones on when fundraising. My Brass ones do work much better when negotiating a deal. I’ve been married 35 years, lost my original pair a long time ago.

        • Pudly76

          Heading to 40 myself, know just what you mean!!

      • Old Trojans never die

        It really doesn’t matter his are made of cotton like all of the teddy bears

    • gotroy22

      He apparently chose to let SC football be trashed by the NCAA. The question is: why?

      • Michael Guarino

        More time to devote to charity work?

  • Brutus Beefcake

    i can’t wait for the crying and moaning that will follow the Tony Bland sanctions,eh, wolfman??

    #GonnaBeGood

    • Gabby

      Heads #3 and #5 needs more PT, use the new stuff….thanks

    • Michael Guarino

      The Wolfman would never be happy if something bad happened to USC.
      #smdh

      • Brutus Beefcake

        (Chortle)

        • Michael Guarino

          Yeah….I know.

      • gotroy22

        Didn’t Don Henley do a song about that 30 years ago?

        • Michael Guarino

          No—-but if only the great Leonard Cohen were still with us….
          #”Hallelujah”WouldBeEclipsed

    • USC jojo

      Charlie, what happened? Did maw accidentally lock the basement door, while you were in there playing Atari?

      • Brutus Beefcake

        Ma can’t keep her big mouth shut.

    • You were more relevant as the Ugly Bucket, or whatever your moniker was back in the day.

      • Brutus Beefcake

        i’ll see you in Hell, Wolcott.

        #HomeCourtAdvantage

  • Tebow_Obama

    Pat Haden sat idly by while the NCAA screwed over USC, Pat Haden is a joke.

    • Pudly76

      Go home troll. You’ve bagged on everybody at SC today from the president to the coaches.. your not even a Trojan.. your a useless hillbilly troll.

  • Golden Trojan

    You would have thought after 1959, SC would know that the NCAA is not a court/legal proceeding, it is a country club, you make nice with your fellow members, not get in their face with lawyers.

    • Pudly76

      Penn St used lawyers, so did UNC, and both did better than we.

      • True, but the SC head-hunter case might have alerted the NCAA to soften its draconian ways.

        • Pudly76

          John, it’s hard to ay for sure, but with the advantage of hindsight, because I can’t unknow something, fighting might have been the way to go. Certainly looking at how they’ve tried to block all discovery in the running back coaches trial, I think they would have come to a much more reasonable decision. It worked for Penn St and others since.
          Truly since then they been much more bark than bite.

  • Old Trojans never die

    Does anyone besides me think the NCAA is a dinosaur whose time came and went? USC, like all of the other saps who support this organization needs to secede from this star chamber organization. There is no need for the organization. There is only punishment issued by the organization and it is slanted in such a way as to hurt success and favor the few who have added to their coffers.
    Was there any reason to penalize USC for things a Jr in college did? Did the player’s abilities increase because of a house someone related by marriage dealt for? The fact that USC bowed and scraped before the gods of wealth is only proof that they knew they had no choice.
    To be fair and equitable all the NCAA needs to do is make sure the player meets the entrance requirements of the school which is accredited by another entity. The rest of the student’s behavior is governed by the school. To punish the school because a student cheats in some fashion is double jeopardy. The school is still responsible for the granting of degrees

    • trojan_1972

      NCAA = big time cartel – it is unfortunate that there is no alternative for organizing major athletic programs.

    • RegalTrojan

      These organizations that were originally designed to oversee athletics are no longer the entities that simply manage and control sports as the commercial and political side of them have become more important to them. Now they’re very much like political organizations that casually manipulate and even conspire various situations and internally justify them as necessary for the welfare of sports as a whole.

      • StokaNoka

        NCAA is FIFA light

  • SCSTEVE

    Speaking about the NCAA, sanctions, Chip Kelly, and Pat Haden, Petros and Money claim Chip Kelly is on his way to UCLA. They reported that CK is contacting assistant coaches to gauge their interest in working with him in LA. P&M mentioned that this is unofficial, but the news came from reliable sources.

  • ItsAllAboutTheBall

    The Feds should be investigating this Mafia along with Adidas…and subpoena all communications between them and the TV Networks…that would be interesting reading.

  • Trojan96

    Does anyone know what the latest is with the McNair slander case? That trial will open the public eyes to the corruption the NCAA and how they biasly came down on USC.

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    Don’t you love it when someone begins with a point that does not matter ,but causes you to argue from their position first,ignore and move on… If SC today was like SC in 1959 maybe none of this BS would still be going on,lawyers would have gotten the courts involved…Ohio St did, Penn St did…their problems went away much earlier and were disciplined very little compared to SC. Any one remember the PCC disciplined SC, ucla back in about 1955…so what? SC and ucla dumped the PCC and formed a new one,the AAWU…hoping some day colleges will dump ncaa,it is more corrupt than the fbi…the argument is was it right or wrong, or is ncaa still as corrupt as 1959 and the difference, not is this unprecedented.SC is sure a push over compared to then.