Thursday, November 16, 2006


TrojanFan will forever profess his indifference to Cal.

Cal has no tradition...Cal is not a threat...Cal isn't worth our time...

So TrojanFan, please answer me one question.

Why are you so threatened by DeSean Jackson?

I mean, SC has probably twenty-five guys on its roster who Cal actively recruited. Cal has one guy who was a priority for you (well, two if you count Andrew Larson).

So what's the big deal? Just curious...


At 11:32 PM, Blogger T. said...

They fear him, so they try to dismiss him "Oh, he would have never played over Smith/Jarett anyways"

So if he's not that good, why not just punt to him on Saturday?

At 11:45 PM, Blogger Displaced Trojan said...

Because, as I wrote in my posts, Jackson is fast and quick and dangerous on the football field.

Pretty straightforward and honest, don't you think?

Why are you threatened by me pointing out that Jackson is also immature, cocky and perhaps not too bright?

At 12:00 AM, Blogger Tightwad said...

He's certainly immature, I'll grant you that (most 19-year olds are).

I'm just surprised at the amount of attention he's received from Trojan fans. He's a good player, sure, but hardly deserving of the entire spotlight. His remarks were a bit silly, but not really that big a deal.

And yet, fans appear to be replaying the 2005 recruiting season on message boards. To me, this is odd and prompted my post. Didn't mean to suggest dishonesty on anyone's part.

Cheers again and best wishes against the Irish.

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Displaced said...


It's all good. I think the message board guys ao a little overboard.

By honesty, I meant USC fans being honest with ourselves and recognizing that in Saturday's game the most explosive, dangerous player on the field will be on the other team. That hasn't happened to USC much recently, which may explain all the attention from other USC fans.

Like I wrote in one of the posts, I certainly don't want to pick on him or make him the sole focus for USC fans, but as a blogger it's fun to point out all the stuff he says, and there was a lot this week.

Take care.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Pete said...

This is why I love the Pac-10. While we (Cal, SC, et. al) are sometimes quick to profess our "hate" for each other, it doesn't take long for that stereotypical West Coast mellow to kick in. For every bit of cocky brashness coming from the likes of De-Sean and Key-shawn, there are a dozen guys like Mar-shawn who return us back to our regular mode of just chillin'. If this was the SEC or Big-10, Displaced Trojan and Tightwad would be meeting in a back alley somewhere right about now. Imagine this: I spent two hours on my bike yesterday riding through L.A. in my Cal jersey, and I received not a single car horn, middle finger, or "SC rules / Cal sucks". I imagine that someone riding through the streets of Columbus yesterday in Michigan gear wouldn't have received such a friendly reception.

Go Bears! And Go Pac!!

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Tightwad said...

Great call - I actually shelved a "brief history of fascism" post this week that linked Mussolini with Tommy Trojan (trust me, it worked).

You know, we're better for it (it being the mellow). And in fact, I find that most of the country is basically non-primitive, save the SEC. OSU/Michigan is a great rivalry, but not appreciably different in tone from the year-enders in the Pac 10.

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Tightwad said...

Another thing I forgot - there's a positive correlation between the nastiness of a rivalry and the # of non-alum fans. In the south, you see lots of yokels who support Bama or Auburn but couldn't pass a pottery course at the local juco. Warren St. John writes about this in Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer. It makes a difference.

At 11:34 AM, Blogger T. said...

After living in SEC/Big XII country for years, I found that as a Pac-10 fan (and USC supporter in the national championship games) I received most of the disdain - like "why don't you west coast nancy boys go back to playing your water polo and volleyball and leave this here real sport to us here in the South."

Continuing with the stereotypes, Texas fans really only hated Oklahoma and LSU fans liked to drink. I think there is a strong current of the "not alums, but fans" supporting the nastiness of rivalries though. I've had issues with USC fans on away trips before, but they overwhelmingly have never been alums (I've found USC alums to be the nicest throughout the Pac X) nor current students.

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