How has everyone else been processing the state of this program?

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  1. How has everyone else been processing the state of this program?
    ForwardUntoDawn

    ForwardUntoDawn Points Member


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    I'm struggling to find interest in USC football these days. It's like one day we were one of the greatest programs of the past and present. And then suddenly the administration just said "Be happy just having a team, you ungrateful toxic men".

    I'm a Trojan in San Marcos and lately I have been fighting the urge to start following Texas. And this is really starting to eat at me as a person because USC was what brought me home to California at least once a year.

    Sorry for this rant, but this really sucks.
     
       
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    So you are a die hard Trojan, looking to switch teams, and TEXAS is the that team?
    Good Gawd Man, have you been up drinking all night?
     
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    What I am learning is that the life gets sucked out of oneself only with your permission. That is based on a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that said, and I paraphrase, that noone can make you feel inferior without your permission. For several months I have walked this earth with a gloom and doom mentality because of this SC situation, as well as other things going on in my life. I have realized that attitude totally sucks for me. So, I have started focusing on the positive things, even if it is miniscule. I am actually smiling more again. I have missed that.
    If you have truly been a fan of 55 years, than that would mean that you have lived through some rough times for SC football. College football is cyclical. I have liked Bohn's actions since his mistake - so there is hope. I personally believe that he was not allowed to hire Meyer and he didnt want to just hire anybody to get rid of Helton. That would NOT have solved anything.There has been some positive stuff - the stealing of Williams from the quacks, Snyder, possibly Orlando.
     
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    I get disappointed during the season, but, watching the games is the one thing that all my boys and I do together. So, we bond over the good and bad times. As long as that remains the case I can live with anything. So, I guess I'm an enabler.

    To the OP, if you're living in San Marco's and looking to jump off the band wagon due to a few lean years why aren't you investing 100% in the Bobcats? Texas State, baby!
     
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    some transplants actually start rooting for the new state team in order to “fit in” with their neighbors and new friends. It’s funny when they start bashing the previous team as if they weren’t associated with it at all.

    I think one of the posters is on Bama’s nuts here ever since he moved to Alabama.
     
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    I’ve lived in Athens for 20 years, wifey and one daughter are both UGA grads, and I’ve never even been to a game. Hell, I turned down a Bulldog Puppy
     
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    No crap. I've lived in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado, and California. Everywhere I went I wore my Trojan insignia with pride. Would never change to the local team to just fit in. However, I have usually picked a side in their local rivalries....like Georgia Tech instead of Georgia or South Carolina instead of Clemson...Louisville instead of Kentucky. That way when they are having their rivalry games I can at least have something to cheer for.
     
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    I've lived in Austin and Indianapolis. Made good friends but I've had to turn down requests to go to Longhorns and Hoosier games. Being a EMT back then I couldn't afford the new sports gear anyways.
     
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    I understand what you are saying and I mostly agree. That statement is from a post I made after the Iowa debacle. But there is a difference between life being sucked out of you, and the Joy from one facet of your life being sucked out of you
     
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    What is bothering me is Sept 5. Will the players be properly coached and trained to be ready to fight on for four quarters? Or, will we see Iowa, Oregon, Ohio State and Alabama redux when USC folds after being punched in the mouth?
     
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    I’m hearing really good things about the new staff as far as instilling toughness
    Whether it takes is another story
     
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    You sound like a rooter of underdogs? Am I reading you wrong?

    I am also, wondering if there's a military angle to it... Sorry to psychoanalyze.
     
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    Chill st Marcos. As long as we aren't blown out by Tide more than 21--b off to good run in cupcake land. Pvt
     
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    I think it's more a function of my hating annoying fans. Clemson fans in South Carolina are so arrogant and annoying...as are UGA fans in Georgia and UK fans in Kentucky. I'd go with the team who's fans at least seemed somewhat respectful of others. Just my assessment...I'm sure there are many who would disagree. I just have experiences with them that led me to feel one way or another.
     
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    Understood - for me, joy=life
     
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    Not a transplant, still living here in kooky Cali, and I don't try to fit in with the neighbors, but I do talk to some fellow Trojan alums who live up the street and around the corner...and we do a fair amount of bashing. What is interesting is that years ago during football season, you would see a variety of Pac 10/12 flags. With the change in college pricing, admission standards, etc, the neighborhood now is mostly SEC with a rare Texas or Clemson flag. Go Dawgs!
    This ^^^. I'm not processing or anything, it is what it is. But when you can no longer recognize the school you grew up on, graduated from, created memories around, and you also struggle to recognize a once-magnificent football program, there is definitely reason to feel lackluster.
     
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    It’s a small sample size but I’ve seen UCLA, cal and asu flags every time I stop by my parents house in NorCal

    and a lot more Oregon flags too.
     
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    It's funny I lived in Dallas for awhile and was okay with Texas winning games - because it made my friends happy. Not sure that is fitting in but if UT won the town was more pleasant to be around for sure. So I was good with that until of course their win impacted USC in a bad way. Gladly was no longer living in TX when the refs failed to call Young down in the Rose Bowl.

    Now I live in the high desert of central Oregon and I don't give even want the ducks to win regardless of happy friends. I'm okay with OSU winning - not as obnoxious by a long shot.
     
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    Bend?
    Ever pass through Sisters?
     

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