USC Sunday Buzz: Traveler VII Passes Away

Traveler VII, who was USC’s horse mascot from 2003 to the 2017 Rose Bowl, passed away at age 23. Traveler VII retired after the Rose Bowl. Traveler IX took over for the 2017 season.

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  • Lunderful

    As I hold a new jar of glue I’m tearing up a mite.

    • AtlDDS

      Really man?

      • Lunderful

        Lightn’ up, man.

        • gotroy22

          Too soon?

  • Christian Jensen

    Fight On forever in JESUS name! Only JESUS saves!

    • GOMER HELTON

      Did the horse sin ?

      • Christian Jensen

        I pray for people like you! Only JESUS saves! And he’s coming back again! Wake up!

    • gotroy22

      Another Golllly Noiiid sock puppet.

      • Christian Jensen

        I pray for people like you! JESUS is the way the truth and the life! And the truth will set you free! Wake up!

        • gotroy22

          You need to pray for your two sock puppets RoseBowlBound and FightOn! that outed themselves on the ruin board yesterday, Golly Noooid.

    • Aero93

      do horses go to heaven?

      • Christian Jensen

        All of God’s creatures go to heaven! Only JESUS saves! Wake up!

        • Aero93

          animals have a soul?

          • Michael Guarino

            The following animals have souls:
            -dogs
            -horses
            -deer
            -and, I think, beavers

          • steveg

            Where did that come from?

          • Michael Guarino

            Glad you asked, steveg —-it came from a Jiminy Cricket educational cartoon entitled “You Are the Human Animal.”
            #AlwaysTryingToImproveMyMind

          • steveg

            Hilarious!!

          • Michael Guarino

            I think I’d better watch it again on YouTube so I can answer everybody’s questions.
            #PeopleSeemInterestedInAnimalSoulInfo

          • trojan_1972

            MG, a new career!

          • Michael Guarino

            I feel ready, trojan_1972.

          • trojan_1972

            Full speed ahead! Hope 2018 is off to a good start!

          • Michael Guarino

            Very beautiful….
            #IFeelALittleLikeCrying

          • GABBY702

            beavers?

          • Michael Guarino

            It turns out they’re a lot more spiritual than a lot of uninformed people think…..
            #AlmostSoundsLikeAnEdGarrettPost,Huh?

          • GABBY702

            I learned something new today…..thanks

            #EdEnjoysBeavers

          • Arturo

            What about Donkeys?

          • Michael Guarino

            Let me answer that question this way, Arturo —–Scott would not be getting close to 100 hits on this page if only a donkey died….

          • Arturo

            Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem and donkeys are dead ends biologically. They are meek creatures that could garner a lot of sympathy. I could see Jesus having pity for them.

          • Michael Guarino

            I’ll take your opinion over Jiminy’s any day, Arturo.

        • StokaNoka

          Atheists must be horrible at soccer then huh?

          • Christian Jensen

            Only JESUS saves! Wake up! He is the Spn of God and is coming back again! I pray for people like you!

          • StokaNoka

            Like Darnold was supposed to?

  • GOMER HELTON

    So, this is the most important thing to post about USC ? The horse died 2 days ago, meanwhile we have all sorts of sports going on as well as others that will be starting shortly and you post this ?
    You’ve posted like 7-8 items in 3 days, makes me feel that you’re on your way out

    • Michael Guarino

      Scott isn’t on his way out [& you —of all people —shouldn’t hope otherwise].
      #It’dBeLikeHavingYourDiaperStationClosed

      • GOMER HELTON

        Don’t you and the transmission have a motel room bed to soil ?

  • hoohoolianFUCLA

    Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.

    We thank you for your service, noble steed!

    • gotroy22

      The original Traveller only lived 14 years from 1857-1871.

      • JustOwns

        Jellyhead slips in a little Bobby Lee trivia.

        How about some Moron trivia: Mar A Lago is a SH.

        • gotroy22

          Moron Owns slips into an alcoholic coma .

          Do you agree with Chelsea Clinton that ‘Women’s reproductive health rights are connected to climate change’?

          • JustOwns

            Jellyhead, that’s a question best directed to and answered by your your sock puppet master Shana “U Turn” Handjob.

            I bet when you light Goodman’s cigar climate change is irrelevant.

          • gotroy22

            Moron Owns and Kissy86 are both big mouthed lib ruins who are too squeamish to answer simple questions.

            I bet you enjoy the taste of the Monica flavored stogie you purchased at the BJ Clinton Preidential Library and Massage Parlor.

          • JustOwns

            I’ll be happy to answer a coherent question.

            It’s just you’re an incoherent Trumpturd, w/o wit or intelligence to form your own opinion w/o Fox F**K News’ direction.

            W/O FFN, you post pejorative, political fantasy tirades worthy of base Nazis’.

            I can’t help it that Mar A Lago is a SH!

          • gotroy22

            Focus.

            Riddle me this, Libt*rd?

            Would you have still voted for Obama if you knew of the photo he took with black Muslim anrtisemite Louis Farrakhan? Oh wait you only watch the Clinton News Network, you haven’t heard a thing about it.

          • JustOwns

            Yes!

            N. Rockefeller is the last Ratpublican POTUS candidate I’ve ever considered.

            Just for the record, the poor man died in his office, in the saddle, on top of or behind his secretary.

            Is it any wonder Clinton just went with the BJ.

          • Aero93

            i thought it was merde-de-lago?

          • gotroy22

            At least you are an honest antisemite Dumbocrat, unlike Kissy 86er.

            You mean Nelly died like the only great ruin football coach, Red Sanders?

            Got to hand it to BJ Clinton (no pun intended).

          • JustOwns

            Just for the record there Jellyhead, Chelsea is a Stanford grad.

            You, on the other hand, had to forge a continuation HS diploma certificate to upgrade your resume.

          • gotroy22

            Just for the record, Moron Owns. Chelsea is as dumb as a rock. Too bad she married that crook. You two would be a Love Connection.

          • Steve B.

            Just Owens, a pity you favor the ‘ruins, but your politics are good to go on my end.

        • GABBY702

          The breath still stinks!

          • gotroy22

            It’s from the wood alcohol.

          • JustOwns

            Jellyhead is convinced wood alcohol is made from wood.

          • gotroy22

            Moron Owns is embarrassed his secret is out.

          • JustOwns

            Snore.

          • USCDAN1986

            Lol. .

          • JustOwns

            And “Thou art a boil.”

          • GABBY702

            The only “boil” around here is the hot water you use to clean the fryers. Wolf enjoys the new PT…….less chapping

          • JustOwns

            See ya.

          • GABBY702

            Taking a vacation?

  • Porfirio666

    And where is Traveler VIII? Don’t even-numbered Traveler’s get a shot? Or was Traveler VIII like that pope (John- Paul I (JP1)) who passed away after just one month? Questions abound.

    • Christian Jensen

      Only JESUS saves!

      • Porfirio666

        So I’ve hear. “Jesus saves, but Gretzky scores on the rebound.”

    • Guest.user73

      He passed away at age 14 after only a few games

  • UCLA Dynasty

    Don’t worry fans, the athletic department will have commemorative glue on sale for only $100 soon enough. I’m sure they’ll market it with “Be sure to own a piece of Trojan athletic history.”

    • steveg

      The ruin trolls will be buying it so they can sniff it.

    • Linkster

      What a jerk! Does your crappy school even have a mascot? What a useless pos.

      • FightOn!

        It’s a picture of a guy in powder blue trolling the SC blog all day long…

    • AlohaTrojan

      You guys just keep locking up the 3 stars and stay off this site

      • JustOwns

        Any you bozo’s keep racking up those magnificent, humiliating defeats….52 – 6, 49 -14, 24 – 7 with all that talent the Rah-Rah’s claim the bozo FB team processes.

        • AlohaTrojan

          You’re right, JustBlows! It’s almost like USC was playing Kansas State out there 🙂

          • JustOwns

            Gosh Poi boy, UCLA is hardly running around spinning on our thumbs claiming elite FB status after the bozo’s lose to every elite team they face.

          • gotroy22

            When will your ruins go the full SJW route and drop patriarchal sexist misogynist football? You won’t be missed. We can add San Jose State to the Pac 12 and it will be an upgrade.

          • JustOwns

            Yawn.

          • trojan_1972

            They’ll drop it once the alums stop writing big checks. This gravy train will run out before long, since westwood football has largely been irrelevant for a quarter century., The only alums that even care are getting long in the tooth. Down to 20,000 season ticket sales. Irrelevant. Going, going, gone…

          • Bobby

            See that’s the problem- Alumni doesn’t write checks at U Commit Larceny Again- It’s the Under armour $ 280 million for their merchandising agreement. I wonder how proud Under Armour must be: to be affiliated with Ugly.

          • trojan_1972

            What does ucla claim for its football team?

            “Almost made it to .500 this season!”

            “Won the first half against K-State!”

            “Now have a regulation-sized practice field!”

        • Bobby

          Your jealousy of the most Prominent University in America is so prevalent in your myopic posts. My diagnosis is to join a Self-Help group. In the last 10 years name a significant football game that UCLA has won. Your idiotic comments are perfectly stated for Dan Guerrero- Thank You Mr. President for rescuing our university & another so- called coach. The bottom line is that in Men’s collegiate sports- USC has the most national championships Period!

          • JustOwns

            13 – 9 in the crumbling mausoleum. That humiliating toejam loss knocked the bozo’s out of a lock BCS Championship game invitation.

          • Bobby

            You’ll see it here first -1995 last NCAA basketball championship 1998 last RoseBowl appearance & oh Yeah this year will be the second in the last three years no NCAA tournament. Chip Kelly is hilarious as he starts cashing his paychecks because he has no pressure to win that he’d have at Florida. It blows me away that people perceive Ugly as a basketball school- when everyone in the “know” realizes it’s college football & the reputation of USC that gives credence/ credibility to PAC 12 conference.

          • Bobby

            Haven’t won PAC 12 conference since 1998 – when it was referred as the PAC 10. If you really want to laugh- review the talented rosters the last 20 years and in conclusion go to Ugly where talent becomes stalwart until departure from westw—-

    • AlohaTrojan

      Love that pic of aikman, another overrated Ruin who never beat USC

    • JustOwns

      bozo Rah-Rah’s, Traveler’s glue and musk is on sale in Toejam book stores. All proceeds go to refurbish the crumbing mausoleum.

      • Bobby

        Again- displaying the need for attention-your a sad & twisted individual, DONT WAIT ANY LONGER- get professional help- You need it!

        • JustOwns

          And you’re a 54 year old man called Bobby, dispensing medical advice.

          • Bobby

            My patients & clients have afforded me a lifestyle that you dream of. It’s Bobby for a reason that somehow a deprived male such as yourself wouldn’t understand. 13-9 is your “rally-cry “own it forever that’s the closest thread of UGLY/ football championship in my lifetime. The rally-cry I’ll enjoy forever is having 3 UGLY STUDENT/ATHLETES committed Larceny in China. My only question is that on Tuesday 1/30 will the President of the United States of America identify & verbalize this miraculous feat in his State of the Union speech as an achievement in his first year in office?

      • Bobby

        Again- displaying the need for attention-your a sad & twisted individual, DONT WAIT ANY LONGER- get professional help- You need it!

    • Bobby

      I’ve seen some ignorant comments before, but absolutely nothing to this moronic depravity. Thank G-D I’m a Trojan for life & Not associated with a university that needs the President of the United States of America to bail out three highly recruited individuals-Oh wait comments like yours demonstrates the point perfectly about Bruins.

  • Yale O. Leftwich

    a very noble steed…

  • Guest.user73

    Not many people know that before the home games fans can see and interact with the horse. I will remember this one as particularly at ease with strangers I have seen all of the Travelers over the years and some were quite skittish. This horse was special.

    • ItsAllAboutTheBall

      Didn’t see the opportunity last year. Prior years the horse was at Gate 12 and I always took my “Annual Horse Picture” with one of the boys I took to the game.

    • Evil Robot

      Fight on to all of the Travelers! This probably falls under the Wolf “NBA-level coaching” reporting, but is there a reason (outside of terrible Roman numeral skills) that they are jumping from Traveler Seven to Traveler Nine? Did Eight meet an untimely end or wasn’t cool with a stadium full of screaming people?

      • Guest.user73

        He died way to early. and i wonder if it is breading or something else

  • steveg

    Looks like Wolf is letting this site slowly die.

    • j metaphor

      Slowly die?
      Dude, he has over 125 hits on a post about a dead horse!
      Slowly die?
      You and Jacquie keep this site paying off like a slot machine.

  • Pudly76

    Julius Irvin to commit on Wed., Jan 31.

    • GABBY702

      Thanks for the gumball

    • LamontRaymond

      leaning??

      • Pudly76

        Trojan? After 2 weekend visits in three weeks, I’ve gotta hope so.

  • j metaphor

    St. Pat has already contacted Swanny to give him the number for his famous National Search Firm for a replacement.
    They’re giving him a 2 for 1 deal, replacements for Traveller and Helton, same low price.

    • USCDAN1986

      5 win Chip and another petition bowl .

      • Jack B

        Show Cause Choc Chip likes to bring in the lower ranked recruits. He thinks it makes him look smart. Really has no choice though because he’s losing all the higher ranked guys to other schools.

        • USCDAN1986

          I noticed that.. Lets see how he does after this years ..

          • Jack B

            ucla’s gonna be better under Mr. Show Cause than they were under Mora. The question is how much?

            The first steps of improvement are always relatively easy as a new change jumpstart. Mora started off fine and improved over Skippy a lot. The question is, where does SCK level off now that everyone knows his old news offense to a T?

      • trojan_1972

        westwood will be on the edge of their seats to see if they make it to the “New Era Pinstripe Bowl” or the “Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl”.

  • Mr Belvedere

    How do we go from 7 to 9? Am I missing something?

    • Pudly76

      Fuzzy math?

  • Jack B

    USC (56%) favored to beat ND (25%) by 247 for Servite’s S Julius Irvin (6-2, 182).

    Green Board poster says Irvin has committed privately to USC for whatever that’s worth,

    • Sas

      A lot of people saying USC will rise up to #2 on Signing Day.

      • Jack B

        That must mean we’re gonna get Penei Sewell from Utah. All for it! Whoo hooo!

        • Sas

          I sure hope we do!

          • Jack B

            Ya, if we somehow strike out on Sewell, we’ll still have a very high-ranked class because of other signees. The recruiting sites always ignore a team’s real needs which is so strange. You’d think that would be the most important thing in evaluating a class.

          • Sas

            Truth be told. If we miss on Sewell it will mean that we missed on all out OT targets but will have finished with a top 4-5 class.

          • Jack B

            Maybe according to the ranking services, who also misevaluate prospects constantly. And many think Sewell is an OG, not an OT.

            Regardless, class recruiting rankings that don’t address the filling of a team’s major weakness, like USC’s OL. are obviously marginalized and not well thought out – at least according to some of us. That’s my whole point. No way is USC’s class top 5 if we strike out on Sewell, whom is more important than any of these skill guys we are already loaded to the gills with. The numbers will still look great, but the make-up is weaker.

            But people will still jump all over recruiting rankings, regardless of their validity or justification, because they are still worth brownie points, bragging rights and count as victories, to a limited extent.

            And when you look at USC’s underachieving 2017 USC team, you can easily see how those old recruiting rankings never told the whole accurate story. Guys like OT Roy Hemsley was a 2014 Rivals 4-star player and he’s never been able to cut it at USC even though we have OCs/OGs playing OT because we’re so weak there.

            So beware those high ranking USC classes that lack the beef. We’ve seen what happens when USC can’t target and sign the correct OLs.

    • Pudly76

      Olave commits to osu this pm.

      • Jack B

        Glad ucla lost him.

    • USC jojo

      He’ll be choosing between Alabama, Washington, and USC. N.D. is out of the running, according to his twitter post.

      • Jack B

        Hopefully, 2nd place doesn’t matter. USC usually does extremely well on local kids we really want. I think we’ve got him and the real question is, is he strictly a S, or can he play CB too, where we need so much more help?

  • Thinker

    Given the state of the program VII gave up all will to live

    • Saul Goodman

      1-2 would be good
      2-1 would be incredible
      3-0 is unrealistic

  • Grammymb

    On another note, USC men’s basketball blew out Cal 77-59 at Galen Center.
    Chimezie needs to lay off the Ts so as to not get one that will cost the team dearly. Good job guys.

    • Bobby

      I want the next three- badly! Any updates on Boatwright’s injuries?

      • Pasadena Trojan

        He is supposedly to be back against Thug U aka ugly.

    • j metaphor

      Did he hit anyone in the nuts this game?

      • JR

        No he just faked it.

  • USC jojo

    Julius Irvin to announce his commitment this Wednesday.
    Washington, Alabama, and USC are his final three teams.

  • rusoviet

    Man Scott must have found something of interest to have this the sole post since before 11:00 am today.

  • Bobby

    I am proud of our traditional mascot & I’m reminded of Ara P interview after thee comeback ( I’m paraphrasing now) I got so Damn tired of seeing that white horse. RIP

  • Ted

    I believe in God, and in his son Jesus Christ, and because I do, I can say this: Traveler VII is dead and that’s a tragedy. But he’s dead because he had no code. He’s dead because he had no honor. And God was watching.

    #killON

    • Pasadena Trojan

      Ted, as a Christian as well, you have your thoughts on God wrong when dealing with your comment above. Yes, God is watching, you are wrong about Traveler not having any code or honor. Code nor honor did not kill him. It is called old age. Traveler did have doe and honor especially when USC scored big against ugly. That horse would rev up and just charge around the track and the field. Yes, Teddy, there was a track up to the late 1990’s

  • j metaphor

    Brilliant as usual, Wolfman.
    127 hits on a post about a dead horse!
    You are the king…..