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Deberg_1990 12-28-2012 03:31 PM

USC shows up an hour late for bowl dinner, Trojans player cusses El Paso
 
Stay classy USC



http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...56--ncaaf.html



At every bowl game, there are events for each team to attend. The committees that put on the bowls normally bend over backwards for the teams, to ensure they have a great bowl experience. The people responsible for the bowls work tremendously hard at planning executing such things. That's not always easy with more a couple hundred people traveling with the teams.
And, one of the few requirements of the teams is that they show up. USC apparently believes it is too good to follow this one requirement.
Last night, Duke Keith of the El Paso Times tweeted that USC was an hour late for the Sheriff's Posse Dinner, so Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson took his team and left. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the obvious, that the Yellow Jackets were apparently not pleased at the snub. The AJC and Los Angeles Daily News reported that the Trojans were actually 90 minutes late for the dinner.
No matter whether it was an hour or 90 minutes, let's all agree that either amount of time makes the Trojans football team look like classless jerks.
If you wish to believe this was one isolated incident, how about another story from what's turning out to be a marvelous bowl week for USC's reputation. ElPaso411.com captured a tweet from USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams saying, "Out here in El Paso. (S***ty) city but glad I can enjoy this moment wit the USC family." That tweet has been deleted from Williams' account, and on his timeline he admits he took it down with a long list of apologies.


Yes, when Williams called El Paso a (expletive) city, he really meant that he was so grateful to be in the Sun Bowl. Common mix-up.
Here's the thing - this isn't even the first time a USC player has had to backtrack after ripping El Paso leading up to the game. Earlier this month linebacker Tony Burnett had to apologize after disparaging Georgia Tech and the city of El Paso.
Congratulations, USC. You are coming off as the most unlikeable team in college football.
Back to last night's bowl dinner for a second. This is what the Los Angeles Times reported, explaining the absence.
A USC athletic department spokesman said the Trojans' tardiness was because of their late arrival at the airport, which pushed back the start of practice and their return to the team hotel before they departed for the dinner. The spokesman said USC apprised bowl officials of its delays.
(UPDATE: Here is the explanation from USCFootball.com on the dinner faux pas: The Trojans said they were only a half hour late, bowl officials knew the whole time, Georgia Tech actually left 75 minutes before it was supposed to, and therefore USC deserves no blame. "It wasn't a problem for anybody," USC Sports Information Director Tim Tessalone said Thursday to the site. "No one was upset.")
Sorry, doesn't matter. There are responsibilities beyond practicing that fade route for the 20th time. Many bowl officials went through a lot to put on that dinner. The city and community takes pride in putting on this bowl game. There was another team waiting for an hour or more that you completely disrespected by not showing up. Flat out, USC coach Lane Kiffin needs to get his team to that dinner on time. And have his players stop blasting the city. Apparently Kiffin doesn't get how poorly this all reflects on him.
If USC is so upset about the Sun Bowl, here's a couple possible solutions. How about winning more games? Had the Trojans not been the most underachieving team in college football this year, maybe they would have been in a bowl they thought wasn't beneath them - one they also probably would have disrespected anyway. Or here's another option: don't go. Turn down the invitation if it's that terrible of a destination for your unranked five-loss team. Let Louisiana Tech go to the game. They probably would have appreciated it and not left a trail of upset people in El Paso by acting like the most entitled 7-5 team in college football history.
So here's a gameplan for Kiffin and the Trojans the rest of the way: Show up on time to all the events that were put on for you. Don't disrespect the bowl officials. Stop disrespecting Georgia Tech, too. Quit acting like your team that was barely over .500 this season deserves to be in a better destination, because it doesn't. And, if you could, quit calling El Paso (expletive).
At very least, follow a general rule: quit embarrassing USC. It deserves better on and off the field from you.

Demonpenz 12-28-2012 03:34 PM

Twitter is always bad for players. I've never heard someone get an endorsement deal from something they tweeted

chefsos 12-28-2012 03:40 PM

I was in El Paso once. Ate at Fuddruckers. No town that has a Fuddruckers can be shitty.

Inmem58 12-28-2012 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefsos (Post 9246555)
I was in El Paso once. Ate at Fuddruckers. No town that has a Fuddruckers can be shitty.

As much toppings as you want.


Best burger joint in LA

chefsos 12-28-2012 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Inmem58 (Post 9246565)
As much toppings as you want.


Best burger joint in LA

I guess that was wasted on me then, because I generally like my burgers to contain:

1) Burger
2) Cheese
3) BACON!
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5) See #4

Radar Chief 12-28-2012 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefsos (Post 9246555)
I was in El Paso once. Ate at Fuddruckers. No town that has a Fuddruckers can be shitty.

I was stationed in El Paso for a year. Itís a shitty city.
When the wind kicks up it can come off the mountains and create an updraft that will literally lift trash into the air. Driving in from out of town the first thing you notice is trash swirling like a cloud above the city. Its like smog only with solid material.

ChiTown 12-28-2012 03:51 PM

Kiffin and his Clan are a bunch of Ass Clowns

Deberg_1990 12-28-2012 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radar Chief (Post 9246577)
I was stationed in El Paso for a year. Itís a shitty city.
When the wind kicks up it can come off the mountains and create an updraft that will literally lift trash into the air. Driving in from out of town the first thing you notice is trash swirling like a cloud above the city. Its like smog only with solid material.

The point isn't whether or not it's a crappy city or a lesser bowl. I mean, let's be honest, it is.

The point is that's its completely rude and arrogant of USC to think they are above the Sun Bowl and El Paso.

Don't like it, win more games .

Radar Chief 12-28-2012 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 9246620)
The point isn't whether or not it's a crappy city or a lesser bowl. I mean, let's be honest, it is.

The point is that's its completely rude and arrogant of USC to think they are above the Sun Bowl and El Paso.

Don't like it, win more games .

No argument there. **** USC.

theelusiveeightrop 12-28-2012 04:24 PM

El Paso has a Fuddruckers and unlimited border/drug violence? Line forms here.

mikey23545 12-28-2012 04:44 PM

I hope some city official from El Paso gets caught tweeting that he can't believe all they could get was some shitty 5 loss team to play in their bowl game.

JASONSAUTO 12-28-2012 04:45 PM

USC should have declined the invite
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Stad 12-28-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefsos (Post 9246555)
I was in El Paso once. Ate at Fuddruckers. No town that has a Fuddruckers can be shitty.

QFT lol.

I eat there all the time. Jalapeno cheese sauce >>>

Inmem58 12-28-2012 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chefsos (Post 9246576)
I guess that was wasted on me then, because I generally like my burgers to contain:

1) Burger
2) Cheese
3) BACON!
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5) See #4

Everything you said plus veggies and grilled onions

LoneWolf 12-28-2012 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by stadw0n306 (Post 9246664)
QFT lol.

I eat there all the time. Jalapeno cheese sauce >>>

There's a Fuddruckers is Saskatoon? I'm going to be there for four days in February. Will I need to bring a coat?!:D


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