3. Sweet inside sunglasses, bro.
4. They only show up when things are going well. Last year, despite opening the season ranked No. 1 in the country, USC finished 7-5. That wasn’t enough to get its head coach fired. The difference this year? People stopped showing up to the games. USC ran out of fans. Declining attendance after a slow start to the season contributed to the decision to make a coaching change. So all those people you see walking around in their USC t-shirts with car flags now that USC won five straight games and beat down Stanford? Most of them weren’t doing their peace signs a mere month ago.
5. They have car flags.
6. They liked this guy.
7. They cheat like motherf***ers. USC has produced a lot of talented players (plus Mark Sanchez), and has seen a bunch of Heisman trophies collected by its players, but they aren’t great at rule-following (both the rules of the NCAA and the rules of society in general). O.J. Simpson lost his trophy because it had to be sold due to that whole owing-a-bunch-of-money-for-murdering-people thing. Reggie Bush forfeited his after he was accused of taking money from an agent. Former Trojan running back Marc Tyler said it best when he was asked by a TMZ reporter whether players make more money playing in the NFL or at USC: “USC,” he chose enthusiastically, “they breakin’ bread.”