TO SAVE A SACRED (CASH) COW, A SACRIFICIAL LAMB IS BEING OFFERED UP BY SC FANS (WHO ARE STILL “LION” TO THEMSELVES)
The problem with building a respectable Basketball program is that you can’t brag about being a “Football school.” This will no longer be an issue for usc.
The only problem with calling sc a Football school is that it is an insult to the word “school.” In fact, all the other schools complain, and say it dilutes the value of the word when it gets applied to usc.
When the trojans bribed O.J. Mayo to come to usc, some people thought that he would put sc Basketball on the map. Between him, and slimily aggressive Coach Tim Floyd, and the package-deal signing of Demar Derozan, it looked like sc was going to Soprano their way into relevance. But Mayo fizzled out, Floyd got FOUND out, and then Derozan bailed out, leading an exodus of unprecedented proportions that left the program in ruins. Rapper Lil Romeo may be a key player next year… but he may be playing for a new Coach.
Internet speculation has settled on sc’s agenda of keeping the impending NCAA sanctions against the revered Football team down to a slap on the Peter, while Pink’s Basketball team takes the brunt. Floyd will be thrown under the bus, along with his $1000 cash payments to Mayo, while Pom Pom Pete skates with only a few scholarships pulled. Like that would matter one bit to players who get paid in cash and real estate as opposed to in tuition vouchers.
The Dinosaur that is the NCAA is moving slower than Jurassic molasses, and skeptics still don’t think that they will tar and feather sc, or do anything else to hurt their favorite spoiled child. Hopefully, the FBI and IRS will drop thier hammers first, and then the NCAA will blush, and sheepishly accept the facts. How funny would it be if Bush and Mayo go to jail on Tax Evasion charges, for money recieved THROUGH usc, but the NCAA clears sc of any wrongdoing?
Okay, not funny, just pathetic, and not shocking at all.