The loss of senior linebacker Porter Gustin and the possibility of not having senior linebacker Cameron Smith, both due to injury, are not only a significant loss from both a leadership and talent perspective, but also an injustice to the game of football.
It matters for the same reason that it matters when black women play lead roles in movies, and when Asian athletes excel in the NBA.
With the NBA season underway, it appears that more people have become disinterested with the league, since the Golden State Warriors winning the title is a foregone conclusion.
In pretty much every respect, Saturday night was a major victory for USC football.
If USC ever puts together a complete game, this team is going to be scary.
Let’s look at the two most probable outcomes of Saturday’s game: Either USC wins by a small margin or Colorado wins. Yes, Colorado is the leader of Pac-12 South and it does best USC in nearly every offensive and defensive statistic. But, once again, statistics are only relevant in context.
The ugly thing about football is that it’s violent.
USC football didn’t play a game last weekend, as one could deduce from the lack of activity on 28th Street Saturday.
Life is all about luck.
My favorite line is when General Manager Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt, is flustered by his scouting department’s unwillingness to be innovative and yells: “There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then, there’s 50 feet of crap. And then there’s us.”