by Greg Katz
LOS ANGELES – Near the USC campus at the fictional 109 Club, the “boys” reconvene for another round of discussion regarding the current state of the USC football season.
The Bartender: Hey gents, longtime no hear. Figured I’d see you during the bye week, so what do you think about our Trojans now?
The Optimist: I’ll take 3-1 and No. 18 in the country. Can’t wait for that rematch with Stanford up in Santa Clara come December. Them Cardinals had better be ready to face the real Trojans the next time around when it really counts.
The Realist: Well, I am pretty satisfied at 3-1, although I would have loved to beat those brainiacs from the Farm. Like Coach McKay, I can’t stand losing to them.
The Pessimist: We’re freaking lucky we’re not 2-2 and winless in conference. Lose to Stanford at home. Sickening. However, what did you expect by opening the season with two flyweights and then getting into the ring with a heavyweight? Oh, and let me add that Arizona State stinks, duh.