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I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road

Can you imagine if USC played @ LSU and he tried to do that on the eye of the tiger? Ho-lee- shite it would be bad.


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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
let mike out to eat his horse


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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
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let mike out to eat him


FTFY


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bbap
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
yeah the only thing that confuses me about this whole story is how its just now becoming a story. i really cant believe schools have been letting them do that for 30+ years.


HoustonTiger4
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
Does FL State do their spear deal on the road?


bbap
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
my assumption is no.


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JordonfortheJ
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
Only in the Pac 12....never be able to do that in the SEC


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
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yeah the only thing that confuses me about this whole story is how its just now becoming a story


When did this become a story? Something i miss?


Zamoro10
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"Beyond this being really kind of childish, the biggest thing that they're missing is that it's not about UCLA or defacing property, it's about us," said Kenny Morris, who was the USC drum major for the 2009 season. "It's about the Trojan family, all of us uniting for one single moment before we're ready to play, symbolizing that it's time to get down, time to start the game and get behind the team.''

The stabbing is the first real act by the band before a game. It is executed by the drum major in silence before the band enters from the sidelines. Morris said that after he makes his precise march to midfield, the sword is planted on a spot that has nothing to do with a logo.

''It's not like we go out there and find a logo and stick something in it,'' Morris said. ''When you're out there in front of 90,000 people, you don't even think about where you're putting the sword. First, you don't want to drop it. And second, you want to put it so deep you split the earth open.''

Eddie Carden, drum major for the 2008 season, stuck the sword in the UCLA logo during his tenure. He said it caused no incident and, like Morris, he said it wasn't about UCLA.

"I'm disappointed to see their fans take this tradition and twist it into something that it's not,'' he said. "The USC-UCLA tradition has lived through a lot of moments, and it's a shame to reduce any part of it.''

They make good points, but not as many as the Bruins do, or the Cal fans who have also complained about the tradition. The only place that has publicly accepted the stabbing is Notre Dame, an approval that would carry a lot of weight except, well, Notre Dame doesn't have its logo on the middle of the field.

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As for the entire sword-stabbing thing, UCLA reporter Chris Foster said that "it makes UCLA look bad, like whiners. Don't worry about that stuff. Go win the game."


floridatigah
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
Apparently every PAC school has been ok with the Trojan guy sticking his sword in their logo for the past 20 years. UCLA said if he does it this weekend the band can't perform at halftime.


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bbap
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
UCLA said he cant drive the dagger into the UCLA logo. If he does USC wont be able to perform before the game in two years.

USC fans are all but we've been doing it for years, why are you complaining now.

First two things i thought of were how the hell have they been allowing this to go on for so long and do the other pac-12 school allow this? And also, who lets the opposing teams band do anything before the game? None of it makes sense to be to be honest.


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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
Thanks for the summary post.

Efff that, no school would get away with that disrespect down here.


bbap
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
I get that its their tradition. Traditions are for home games. You dont get do what you want on the road. No way in hell they allow that even once in Tiger Stadium. And the "weve been doing it for years" argument isnt a good one.


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
Absolutely, 100% agree.

Traditions are for home games.


Broseph Barksdale
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
Are both teams wearing dark again?

Few more beautiful scenes in CFB than SC/UCLA in the Rose Bowl, with the early afternoon shade of green on the field.


GeorgeTheGreek
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
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Few more beautiful scenes in CFB than SC/UCLA in the Rose Bowl, with the early afternoon shade of green on the field.


That is one of the better settings in all of CFB.


bbap
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
yeah both in their color jerseys is great.


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JordonfortheJ
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
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And the "weve been doing it for years" argument isnt a good one.



Yes, I hate that...people think just because something is a tradition or has been going on for a long time it is automatically normal or right.
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wildtigercat93
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
Opposing schools should be able to tell USC to GTFO with that shite if they want too


Zamoro10
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re: I didn't realize the USC trojan did the knife thing on the road
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Are both teams wearing dark again?

Few more beautiful scenes in CFB than SC/UCLA in the Rose Bowl, with the early afternoon shade of green on the field.


Yes, both are wearing their home jerseys.

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