I haven’t had any time to write for the blog this week, but wanted to get this material up here before the game tomorrow. Nothing irritates me more than finding a great blog; then noticing that the author updated it daily until he/she chose to ignore it completely sometime in 2009. Kind of like Stuff White People Like.
Even the Hanzi Smatter guy is lagging; and that’s a pretty easy deal. All he has to do is post a shot of some douche with an asian-language tattoo and write a couple of lines about it. The best part about that blog is the just-below-the-surface blatant racism that permeates each of his comments. They’re all along the lines of “look what that stupid round-eye is doing.” There’s just something hilarious about a guy saying “Have more respect for my Chinese heritage you fucking white devil!”
Completely on-topic, (that is – the topics of blogs that don’t get updated and racism that’s funny,) I currently like I’m Not Racist, But… It’s another website where he gets people to submit his material; and still can’t get off his ass to post it.
Now… on to the Syracuse game!
This was a great game all-around. We got to see a Trojan team dominate an opponent and saw Barkley toss 5 touchdown passes. A couple of new names hit the highlight pages; Curtis McNeal led the Trojans with 79 yards rushing, and Marquise Lee had a spectacular catch for a touchdown. (A guy that catches it when he’s wide open! Where was he against Notre Dame last year?) To top it all off; nobody showed up in the area around my seats again – this not having to get up so people can get snacks for the 4th time is great! I can’t get too spoiled; though. With all the Southern California (the region – not our school) bandwagon fans out there; the stands will be full again when the Trojans keep kicking ass. And, mark my words; that time is coming soon!
A couple of “how did I forget about that?” highlights from the game:
Towards the end of the game; we coughed up a fumble, then recovered a fumble a few plays later. The ref announced that “South Carolina recovered,” and was met with at least 50,000 boos. This apparently didn’t indicate anything to him – as he repeated the same mistake a few minutes later. During the last series, the new TV screen showed a shot of Kiffin talking to a player. The Coliseum’s sound system played the following: “Okay – we’re up by a lot, so no bullshit, allright?” That’s what I’m saying – we should have kept trying for that 6th TD pass!
Arizona State Preview
I think I savaged ASU sufficiently enough last year that I can point my readers back there for some key points. After my “ASU Game Preview” and the “We kicked Arizona State’s Ass Review” went up; the site started getting tons of traffic. I checked the Google search terms that led folks to those pages; and it was mostly phrases like “diploma mill” or “buy a degree.” ‘Nuff Said!
Well; I’m not done yet. Daniel Tosh filmed the worst episode of his show ever on ASU’s campus; and it aired this week. I think the highlight of that show was Tosh doing a joke about a sorority; then the cameraman zooming in on that house’s members standing up and high-fiving each other. “We’re all whores – Eff Yeah!!!”
I hear that ASU has retired their creepy looking mascot, Sparky. I’m a little interested in what his replacement will be. Probably something that symbolizes ASU. Something that just makes you picture the campus in your mind. Perhaps an endless expanse of sand, a meth-lab or a cat running around on fire from the oppressive heat. I’m rooting for that last one because I’ve got to admit; it sounds pretty cool.