Tis the most wonderful time of the year! We despise our cross town rivals a little bit more this week. We make a point of wearing EXTRA cardinal and gold for these 7 glorious days. We protect our precious school mascots with shining duct tape for over 150 hours straight… Ladies and gentlemen: I present to you rivalry week at USC.
The school spirit is contagious! I’m already incredibly proud of being a Trojan but the rallying from CONQUEST takes it to a whole new level. Yeah, we burn a bruin. Literally, light it on fire. And it’s AWESOME. Our loyal Trojan Knights guard Tommy 24/7 for the week (and a half) leading up to the most important gameday of the season (and I got a sick free sticker from them); you see them every time you pass through the main quad on campus. And I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ll be honest, I feel a swell of joy and appreciation and pride all in one when I see them just hanging out on their lawn chairs in front of the bruin hanging on a chain off Tommy’s sword.
So yeah, USC is probably the coolest college in the history of ever. And that’s all I really wanted to say. I was just compelled to share with the masses. (And okay, so maybe we lost our game, whatever. It was one time, and it won’t happen again for a good couple of decades. We felt bad for them, so we let them win.)
Keep calm and FIGHT ON!