Saturday, October 06, 2007

It looks like I'll be on suicide watch for the rest of the week-end after my beloved USC Trojans fell to the lowly Stanford Cardinals. I admit I didn't see this one coming...but...suspect I am in good company because no one else did either. I don't really have much to say. No excuses...USC did not play well enough to win and I give Stanford all the credit in the world. They played their hearts out and deserved to win...I can't and don't want to point my finger at any particular player or coach on USC, other than to say, I don't think I have ever seen so many passes dropped. The USC receivers are young and green and this will no doubt be an important learning experience. Just sad to see USC's hope for another National Championship go down the tubes in this way. I don't intend to give up on my Trojans and am interested in seeing how they rebound from such a terrible loss. At the end of the day, I guess it just goes to show that talent, alone, doesn't win championships or games. Today, the men of Troy, no doubt learned this hard lesson....

5 comments:

Dave said...

I think there may be a slice or two of "humble pie" over Ann Arbor way that I can arranged to have shipped out to Bakersfield. :o) It's not all that fresh, about a month old or so, but then again, one doesn't choose to eat humble pie for its delicious flavor, but only out of necessity.

Bilbo said...

One slice is enough but thanks for your generous offer. Why don't you send some over to Baton Rouge and Columbus Ohio. My Trojans are going to need some help if they hope to get back in the National Championship hunt. We could end up with another Michigan/SC Rose Bowl...but watch out for the Fighting Illini, they could be the dark horse of the Big Ten this year...

julieunplugged said...

Botty has an injured hand (black and blue bruises). I think it must have been hard for him to throw. I'm amazed that they let these guys keep throwing with injuries once they start being intercepted.

I will say that the Bruin and Irish fans "went wild" when the announcement came over the loud speaker that the Cardinals beat the Trojans. Yeah, as a Bruin fan texted to me at the end of our brutal loss, "An SC loss is like substitutional atonement." It did feel that way a bit. :)

Hope you feel better soon, though. And they're not out of it yet. Every week in college ball has been wild! I don't know if LSU and OSU can hold on.

julieunplugged said...

::Booty:: - typo

Bilbo said...

Hi Julie,

I just found out about Booty's injury. Apparently his finger was broken/fractured while he played the second half. I feel bad for Booty because he was booed during the second half and now I can understand why he threw four interceptions and played so poorly in the second half.