Sunday, September 24, 2006

The famous USC finger fountain...

Well, I am not sure whether the content in this entry is correct or appropriate for anyone to read, so do read it at your own risk and will :)

If you are at USC , or have been there, you may have heard of the USC finger fountain. To be more precise, let me post the picture

The interesting thing is, that while this might look like an ordinary fountain, it's peculiar shape does rise considerable doubt, and add to the fact that it is pointed in the direction of UCLA, USC's biggest rival . A rivalry which has been around for decades and generations. In fact if you just go to the USC, you'll find so many different things that point to this traditional rivalry,

This article depicts the rivalry from the UCLA side of it, and the following lines really tell you, who the better team is ;)

In front of 50,000 people at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Bruins suffered an embarrassing 76-0 loss at the hands of the Trojans. The lopsided outcome clearly showed why USC and coach Howard Jones were among the nation's elite and that UCLA was young and struggling with a program that still needed to reach puberty.

The ensuing year, the Bruins improved but still lost 52-0 to the Trojans and it seemed as though the series would end.

"In 1929 and 1930 the USC-UCLA game was like a practice game for USC," said Robert Beaver, a member of the Bruin squad from 1929-32.

For the next five years, UCLA did not play its future rivals and tried to mature as a team. The Bruins wound up 30-17-2 during that span and won a Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) title in 1935 as the men of Troy turned in a subpar 5-7 record that same year.

Anyways, no offence meant to anyone , but just something that I found really interesting...

Have fun, BTW, Thanks to everyone for their wishes


Rushabh Doshi said...

to be precise, it points in the direction of all public schools in and around LA (and not just UCLA, UCLA is just an interpretation that Trojans like to think of =) )

Jewel said...