Bruin Pride. - Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE
3 Total Updates since November 13, 2012
6 months ago Article 127 comments
It's time to take a few minutes to chuckle at a pathetically weak petition started by Southern Cal fans upset that UCLA won't allow their skirt-wearing drum major to stab his tiny sword into UCLA's logo at the Rose Bowl.
6 months ago Update 53 comments
In the spirit of cooperation and sportsmanship and at the request of the UCLA Athletic Department, the USC Trojan Marching Band drum major will not stab the field before the game Saturday.
It was decided by Trojan Marching Band Director Dr. Arthur C. Bartner after meeting with UCLA game management that it was in the best interest of both universities to suspend this tradition at this game.
Once again, huge thanks to Class of 66 and JoeBruin15 for taking the lead on this. As some of you are aware, there is already a lot of Trogan angst swirling around this decision, but it's important to keep in mind what we have maintained all along: this is our decision to make. It's our field and our home stadium and we make the rules. As hard as we've been on Dan Guerrero, it's more likely than not that he had involvement in this, and he deserves credit for listening to Bruin fans everywhere and taking steps to stop their "tradition" carried out at our expense.
As a side programming note, the aforementioned Trogan angst has also dredged up a few new Southern Cal-affiliated accounts in the past few hours, the timing of which suggests that they are here to complain in some fashion about this decision. If this is the case, don't waste your time. If, however, you are here to engage in a respectful manner, showing proper deference to our school/logo/mascot/whatever, then you are more than welcome to participate.
6 months ago Update 21 comments
Folks. We have had an overwhelming response to our campaign to #DefendOurLogo. Last Sunday's post from JoeBruin15 already has more than 1,000 Likes on Facebook which is simply astonishing. Something is happening and it looks like a fanbase that at times has been divided a bit over last 10+ years due to all the internal strife stemming from bad coaching, management etc. - is uniting around Saturday.
Now we are hearing from friends that we trust a lot that UCLA may be taking steps to make sure that the stupid Trogan drum major doesn't stab our logo this Saturday. We have heard that the UCLA administration informed the Trojans that if that clown stabs our field, security may not allow the pathetic Trojan marching band to take the field at halftime.
We are looking for confirmation from local traditional media outlets. But it looks like Graham Watson of Yahoo!'s Dr. Saturday is reporting that UCLA officials are not allowing the Trogan drum major to plant the sword into the field. If this turns out to be true, then massive, I mean massive props to JoeBruin15, Classof66 and hundreds and thousands of members of this amazing community.
If this is also true, I'd give UCLA athletics some credit for finally showing some testicular fortitude and standing up to those classless bullies across town. Again, would love to get more confirmation on this. But great to see a Bruin Nation united.