After struggling with ideas for this article, I decided that I wanted to take a different approach than everyone else heading into USC’s game with Oregon. I wanted to look explore how other writers felt about USC’s chances heading into Saturday and how they see them so far through 2012. So, I asked several prominent journalists/bloggers from Twitter for their thoughts on USC’s 2012 team and how they think USC will do against Oregon.
Each writer/blogger was asked to describe USC’s season up to this point and then they were also asked to describe their chances of beating Oregon this weekend. In an effort to make their thoughts more accessible & to clear up any doubt of how they might feel about the Trojans, I asked them to describe USC through a song that best defines them. I will break up the responses to reflect which song went with which belief and by whom. When possible, I’ve linked the official band video to avoid any legality issues. Let’s kick it off with how people view USC’s play so far in 2012, yeah?
Side 1: USC’s Play in 2012
1. Adam Kramer (@KegsNEggs): “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – The Rolling Stones
2. MaliBuckeye (@The_BBC): “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me – U2
3. Jess (@LandThieves): “Mr. Jones” – The Counting Crows
4. Matt Humbert (@MVofDT): “Wasted Days & Wasted Nights” – Freddy Fender
5. Scott Enyeart (@ScottEnyeart): “Hot Mess” – Cobra Starship
6. Amanda Staver (@BCSChick): – “Quit Playing Games With My Heart” – The Backstreet Boys
7. Matt Zemek (@MattZemek_CFN): “Call Me Irresponsible” – Frank Sinatra
8. Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms): “Another One Bites The Dust” – Queen
9. Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS): “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” – Johnny Cash
10. Me (@FightOnTwist): “The Navy Song” – Billy Talent
All in all, you can’t argue with any of those choices. Personally, Matt Humbert’s selection of Freddy Fender probably made me laugh the hardest because of how very true that feels. Everyone really has a case here and they made complete sense. Now let’s examine how people feel about the Trojans’ chances against Oregon, on the next page.