During their annual rivalry game this weekend, the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans decided to engage in an adorable little pissing match at the end of the fourth quarter that reminded the folks watching at home that Thanksgiving isn’t just a time to be grateful – but also a holiday weekend filled with humiliation and pettiness.
As time expired at the end of the game, the Trojans - up by two touchdowns - kneeled on the ball in order to run out the clock. This did not sit well with Bruins’ bench boss Rick Neuheisel, who then called a timeout in order to extend the game and make USC run another play out of spite.
Never one to be “out-douched” or to take the high road, Trojans’ head coach Pete Carroll took the opportunity to throw a deep bomb in the end zone – securing a blowout victory for his team (who celebrated the touchdown like they had just won the Super Bowl).
Following the play a small fight broke out on the field as the benches for both teams cleared while Pac 10 officials wondered what the hell to make of the situation.
The box score may have read 28-7 for USC, but the headline read “Human Decency and Mutual Respect Lose Badly in Pasadena.”
My college football team may lose pretty much every weekend, but at least we do it with a little class.
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