Update: Check out UniversityofChoice's email to Adam Rose . Let's all join in Go Bruins!
If there was any doubt whether TrOJie blogger on Adam Rose would be able to remain objective while writing on both "All Things Trojan" and "What's Bruin" at the same time, this week should leave no doubt.
This guy is an embarrassment.
He first hides the fact that he is a TrOJan while writing on "What's Bruins". Here is his bio on WB :
Adam Rose grew up in a house divided between UCLA and USC ... now he's writing about both. He served as Sports Editor for LAist (covering a wide range of local action) and is also a regular on KNBC 4's News Raw. Adam manages special events in the sports community when he isn't participating himself (he staggered through the LA Marathon and can often be found on local soccer fields). If you have a question about the Bruins, Trojans, or just want to give him a piece of your mind, email:
Anything missing from that bio? Just check out what his bio says on "All Things Trojan":
Adam Rose learned about the highs and lows of USC athletics while going to school. As a freshman, he watched the football team crash to the bottom of the Pac 10. By the time he was a senior, he was in the stands for a National Championship. In between, he liked to argue points as a member of the Trojan Debate Squad. Nowadays, he's just looking to tell a good story. He is currently Sports Editor for LAist, where he covers a wide range of local action. He can also be seen weekly on KNBC 4's News Raw. Adam manages special events in the sports community when he isn't participating himself (he staggered through the LA Marathon and can often be found on local soccer fields). If you have a question about the Trojans or just want to give him a piece of your mind, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What a clown.
And he is showing he is true colors now. Here is his excuse for TrOJies not noticing OJ2's bling :
How did nobody notice Reggie Bush's car or O.J. Mayo's flat-screen TV?
If you have to ask, you've never been to USC.
First, Bush's car: The campus must have the highest ratio of luxury cars-to-teenagers this side of Dubai. I'm not saying that it's impossible to notice these things, but Impalas are easily outnumbered by M3s and 911s.
Second, Mayo's TV: Not only does the same issue of "ostentatious relativity" come into play, what about the privacy of these kids? Are coaches expected to do room inspections? These are kids. Many are teenagers. Are we really trying to make sports that invasive?
He actually wrote that. And then he writes in the same post that there is no lack of institutional control issue with SuC's football program :
Externally, the football program seems to be in the clear. Although it got burned on the Reggie Bush situation, it doesn't appear that anybody at the school was really aware of what was going on. When that happens, the NCAA expects changes to be made that will prevent repeat violations. USC did so. For example, Pete Carroll has somebody checking IDs at the gates of open football practices and actively monitors for agents.
See! There ya go! No need to worry. Peetie is following all the rules.
Funny, sad, and just plain disgusting.