Hi all, I wanted to write about this earlier but I have been battling a pretty nasty virus for a week or so.
For some reason this year the crosstown rivalry seems to be just a little more heated. It started with the painting of the Bruin bear red and gold, and the game only continued the intensity.
Some news outlets such as the L.A. Times are calling the coaches' actions during the game unsportsmanlike.
My view- let them fight!
This is a RIVALRY and in my opinion it's been way too stifled the last couple years. Students from both schools have been discouraged from attempting pranks on each other, making the excitement of rivalry week more a legend than a reality.
I'm not advocating anything super illegal, hurtful or dangerous but I think students should be allowed to push each others buttons a little. This crosstown rivalry makes things fun and in my time at USC I have only heard stories, not really seen it for myself. Until last week, of course.
Am I way off base here? Should the coaches have acted differently? Let me know below and if you like my articles subscribe to me!