Nike Confuses USC With that School Near Diddy Riese.

Unless I am being punked this is absurd.  Unless I went spontaneously colorblind, this is utterly insane.  Nike spends more money on their products and ads and R&D than almost anyone out there.  I know sometimes spicing up a team’s clothing designs sparks sales.  Sometimes, we like a Dodger hat in brown with a key lime LA on it.  We like to get extra funky sometimes.

But honestly Nike, what the hell is this shit?

Picture 1USC gear in UCLA colors.  Unless you come from a “mixed marriage” of a Bruin and Trojan, who the hell is wearing these things?  This is honestly like wearing a t-shirt with a picture of another guy having sex with your girlfriend on it.  It’s brutal.  It’s a bastardization of all that is right with the university.

Is there no intern at Nike that spoke up and said “yo, these are UCLA colors, dude”?   No one?

Picture 2I honestly think I’m being deceived here.  There’s no way this can be real.  Is this the best hoax ever or the worst planning ever?  You tell me.

I am sure Bruins will buy this though.  They can finally wear the logo of a winning team to their football games without being pointed at in a crowd.

All right, all right.  I’m having a little fun at UCLA’s expense.  That said, I am sure they don’t like this anymore than the Trojans do.  Brutus Buckeye dressed in Maize and Blue?  The Sooner Schooner draped in Burnt Orange?  The Yale Bulldog in a crimson sweater?  What on earth was Nike thinking?

Oh.  They weren’t.

thanks Nick for spotting it.

thanks Nick for spotting it.

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    • Eric

      haha yeah when I was looking on the Nike website I saw this and almost went blind!

      but then I remembered: after all… Nike designs Oregon’s football jerseys…and I realized having the wrong colors isn’t as bad as looking like a bunch of douchebags…at least we have a choice whether or not to wear this stuff =P

    • too much time on your hands?

      if you look at this entire list of comments, its the same people defending USC. i.e. zack, papawu.

      nike messing up colors? it happens. get over it.

      • Zack

        i’m certainly into other examples. perhaps you can use some of the “extra time on your hands” that you’re currently using to read my blog to find some other examples.

    • university of south central

      maybe they can also print up some trojan wear in purple and gold

  2. This is an absolute travesty.

  3. Dude, seriously this is a massive failure on Nike’s behalf.
    WTF?
    As a USC graduate, this is ridiculous. I am sure these will be flying off the shelves! Great blog amigo.
    FIGHT ON!

  4. Sal

    Yeah, no kidding. How dare they use the UCLA colors on that trollie crap of a school.

  5. Terry

    As a Bruin, I can say that while the U$C logo has never looked better, it is indeed a travesty to the blue and gold.

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    • Bruin G

      No, nike used the Greatest school in LA’s colors ahem..UCLA on a crappy school’s logo. Way to go nike, you realized no one was buying with the other color so you had to taint the blue and gold.

  7. doug

    link to the product page?

  8. nicky

    This is great! As an undegrad of UCLA and graduate student at USC, this is perfect for me! ha!

  9. RB

    I think the new colors will be a hit at USC athletic department; it’ll help them hide from NCAA infractions committee.

    • Zack

      ok now that was funny. same time, you know why UCLA’s uniforms are blue? So they blend into the handicapped parking spots their football team parks in. Although, if you ever see them play, maybe they should be allowed to park there.

      • Bill Rowe

        Did Daddy pay some writers to write that for you or did somebody else say it and you thought it was witty?

        I’ll give you props: you finally had a thought.

      • Zack

        First off, hard for me to feel insulted by some douchenozzle rocking the hot online moniker “the chicken man”. Have fun on your quest to have sex for the first time. Rent “Adventureland”. It’s sort of about that.

        As for needing Daddy to hire a writer… Well, not that necessary. This thing you are reading is a blog. I write it. My film degree is from USC in writing for screen and television. While “The Chicken Man” may not find me to be much of a writer, society has kept me feeling good enough about myself to get out of bed in the morning.

      • Bruin

        Doesn’t it suck that you were picked on by all of these jocks through middle school and high school and then, AFTER COLLEGE, you’re spending your time defending them?

      • Zack

        whatever helps you sleep at night, Bruin🙂

      • Wow! You must have gone through some extensive therapy for experiencing this yourself. A little word of advice, it’s simply not healthy to work to pin your own insecurities and nightmares of your past on others. This is just my opinion of course. Good luck with all that repression Bruin.

      • Brian

        So, if that logic is true (and nearly 10 years old by the way, time to get a new line), does that mean that the USC unis are red b/c they blend in with the blood from the OJ crime scene? Ignorant!

      • Zack

        at least now you are making fun of us for something we can’t deny.

      • Bill Rowe

        So USC does have a class in word abbreviating? Is that after the class where they teach you how to cook Pop-Tarts?

    • bob

      You mean make them invisible just like ucla!

  10. Bruin

    Or we can wear them to a basketball game as USC loses

  11. Jennifer

    Everything looks better in blue and gold.

  12. Tommy Trojan

    gd dam it those fuls @ Nike r so dam dum n not kul i meen how can dey rly mix up dis gr8 skul usc (trojans 4 eva!) wit dat dum skul in westwud. dat sht is reel wack dey so stupid usc so much betr den ucla we got da athletez da classs betr style an betr lukin hunnies

    • Bruins!

      Haha, wow that was difficult to read. I guess all the English classes got replaced huh? Ballroom dancing classes perhaps?

    • Susie

      Well, at least at UCLA we know how to spell and didn’t just rely on our daddy’s checkbook to get in.

      • David

        Hmm… I see you like to end your sentences in prepositions, Suz. Well played- you sure Bruined your life.

      • Bill Rowe

        David, I see you like to misspell names even though they’re right in front of you.

        Well played- tell Daddy to hire better writers next time you want to look witty on the Internet.

      • Zack

        Hey “chicken man”. Stop dumbing up my blog. He said “Suz” as a shorthand version of Susie. Or did that class get cut at UCLA do to lack of funding and football wins?

      • Bill Rowe

        Well, you seem to enjoy referring to me using various forms of my email address. Apparently nobody taught you what a name is at USC. Also, it makes you look and sound insane and unintelligible when you try responding to someone and refer to them using a name that doesn’t display. In case you haven’t noticed, nobody can see my email address, so it might be hard for some Trojans reading your blog to keep up with this little exchange we’re having.

        Also, we don’t have a class at UCLA which teaches you how to properly abbreviate words. Most students that come to UCLA actually have a moderate level of intelligence and are able to make coherent thoughts. However, your post seems to suggest that USC has a class in word abbreviations. After all, you guys do have the funding and football wins to have it. You should enroll, maybe you’ll learn something. Don’t worry, the class is curved.

      • Susie

        Well, at least at UCLA we know how to spell and didn’t just rely on our daddy’s checkbook to get in to our university of choice.

        There, is that better? Also, for the record, my name has no z in it.

      • James H.

        Correction on Susie’s point above. That should read “SECOND university of choice.” No one had U$C their first choice school. I know at least 20 trojans, and nearly all of them ended up at U$C because they were rejected by UCLA.

        Go Bruins!

      • Zack

        personally, I just wanted to go to the better film school.

      • Paige

        The guy was obviously shortening her name. He didn’t spell it incorrectly because he’s a stupid Trojan or whatever you children are whining about.

        Congratulations on being juvenile.

      • At least daddy has a checkbook Honey. It is simply easier to pay tuition in that fashion than the dollar bills you paid your tuition with through your job. Ooops…did I just let the cat out of the bag???

      • Mikey B

        Come on now Susie…there is nothing wrong with being rich and having connections. I’m all about it if you got it. Its just too bad Daddy didn’t have enough connections to get them into UCLA.

      • Blue

        So PapaWu, you’re basically saying that the students at UCLA are hard working, and don’t want to take the easy route by using their parents for everything…why exactly is that a bad thing?

      • Christopher

        I just thought I’d point out, both as a matter of clearing up an absurd myth about style and also putting down a trojan, that it is ACCEPTABLE to end English sentences with a preposition. That is a ridiculous myth that people applied to English based on style rules of Latin, and English is not Latin. In fact, English isn’t even a romance language, it’s germanic.

        Maybe it really was your 3rd grade English teacher that told you this lie. Maybe it really is the school system that failed you, and ultimately led to you becoming a trojan. Maybe if you had had good teachers that told you the correct things, you could have gone to UCLA and been intelligent. No one knows for sure how life could have been different…you’re still wrong, though.

      • Christopher's English Teacher

        Hey Chris, see this is why I gave you a C- in my class. You wrote, ” it is ACCEPTABLE to end English sentences with a preposition.” Actually it’s acceptable in the SPOKEN language, not the written, since speech fluctuates and bends such rules.

        You also wrote, “English isn’t even a romance language, it’s germanic [sic].” While this true, it’s heavily influenced by the rules of Latin.

        So you sir, are wrong. Never correct anyone again.

      • Chris’ English Teacher: This is the kind of offensive impertinence, up with which I will not put.

      • Six

        Okay, I’m all up for a little friendly rivalry, but you Bruins are nuts. I owe Sallie Mae more money than my parents spent on their first house – and it’s the case with the majority of us at SC. WE DON’T rely on “daddy’s money” – that’s just something guys say who were denied admission to the USC Family.

        So get a new insult. This one is outdated and overused.

      • Christopher

        Besides the fact that I know I’m correct, a really quick Google search gives the following references which state unequivocally that it is acceptable to end sentences with a preposition in written English:

        The Chicago Manual of Style (kind of a big one)
        The Grammar Bible- Strumpf & Douglas
        Merriam-Webster’s Concise Dictionary of English Usage
        The American Heritage Book of English Usage
        The Washington Square Press Handbook of Good English
        A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

        Why, I even found this:
        Adams Sherman Hill, Beginnings of Rhetoric and Composition, American Book Company, 1902

        A document over 100 years old which states that it is good practice to end sentences with prepositions in written word.

        I am aware that English is “heavily influenced by the rules of Latin,” but this is not one of them. In fact, this Procrustean adherence to Latin’s said influence has led to this and many other problems involving people just assuming that English and Latin rules are interchangeable. You’re probably the type of person who freaks out when someone says “octopuses” instead of “octopi.” You’d be wrong for doing that on many levels, too, although you can go and figure out why yourself.

        Also, sorry for failing to capitalize Germanic in my previous post as you were so quick to point out. I’m sure it did a lot to ruin my credibility.

        Finally, I’ll leave with a quote from you:
        “So you sir, are wrong. Never correct anyone again.”

        Notwithstanding your own grammar error, which I won’t specify, because everyone makes little mistakes now and again, myself included, I can’t help but wonder if you ordered me never to correct anyone again because you were hoping I wouldn’t correct your own erroneous statements?

      • Gary

        It’s no wonder Bruins get such a bad rap about being arrogant and full of themselves. The sad thing is that your superiority complex is based on misguided and faulty assumptions. For example, that supposed high ranking is based primarily on the research activities that are generously funded by the tax payers of California and have little impact on the actual “education” bruins receive in their overcrowded and crumbling classrooms. Notice how UCLA’s ranking in the US news has stayed the same while USC’s has risen dramatically. And the assumption that USC students are all rich is based on the fact that it is more expensive then UCLA – really? The majority of USC students are on financial aid – in fact a College Board study a few years back estimated the average family income at UCLA is actually higher than USC. Bet that makes those tax paying folks feel good. Bruins also like to brag about their high GPA’s and SAT’s, but USC students scores surpassed UCLAs years ago. Even the low admit rate is more a matter of most California high school graduates applying by default then it being their number one choice – don’t believe me, take a look at the yield rates – much higher at USC. Finally, lets really talk about that location. USC prides itself on being a part of the community it is in and is committed to being a part of the solution. It has been recognized as being one of the best places to weave community service into the educational experience. USC students graduate with not only a comprehensive, top notch education, but also a very real understanding and appreciation of the challenges we all face.

    • Bruin

      “gd dam it those fuls @ Nike r so dam dum n not kul i meen how can dey rly mix up dis gr8 skul usc (trojans 4 eva!) wit dat dum skul in westwud. dat sht is reel wack dey so stupid usc so much betr den ucla we got da athletez da classs betr style an betr lukin hunnies”

      -Tommy Trojan

      No comment necessary.

      • In reply to Blue, I have absolutely nothing against hard work. The ignorant assumption most Bruins make is that all Trojans live through the pockets of their parents. Now, we all do know what is said about assumptions. Not that I truly want to delve into my life’s history, yes, my parents are among the affluent, but no I did not ride on their heels. I studied my ass off through half my High School years from a hospital bed while fighting bone cancer. I left home at the age of 16 after a falling out with my abusive Father and Step-Mother and finished High School on my own while working part-time and living with numerous friends.I managed to graduate with a 4.2 GPA(Thanks toUCLA extension courses) and a 1565 SAT. I earned a full scholarship to the school of my choice. I just happened to choose USC because I had been a fan since childhood and it was also USC Medical which happened to save my life from the clenches of cancer. The Orthopedic Surgeon who performed the miraculous surgery which spared me, also happened to be an Associate Professor of Medicine at USC. I worked extremely hard to build a successful Marketing Company and still often work 15 hour days, so please do not presume to preach to me about the merits of hard work.

      • ucsd for the win!!! our football team is undefeated!!hahahaha

    • Paige

      Give me a break. I’d bet money whoever wrote that doesn’t like USC and knew you people would react exactly as you did.
      Furthermore, someone who is a fan of USC isn’t necessarily an alumnus; if UCLA is so awesome, I guarantee you guys have more than a few idiots in your fan base.
      If you really think USC is a terrible school, then you can’t really think too highly of your own since they’re virtually neck and neck in rankings.
      Rivalry jokes are funny, but you have to be very ignorant and gullible to believe everyone who goes to USC pays their way into the school. I don’t know many people who weren’t on financial aid or a full scholarship.
      Quit taking the rivalry so personally. Grow up.

      • Joe Bruin

        We probably have some idiots in our fan base, but we sure as hell don’t have them going to our school.

        And for $50,000 a year for a school that is “neck and neck in ratings” and is in the middle of one of the shittiest parts of L.A., you tell me who is the real moron.

      • Bruinlover

        I don’t expect every USC student is able to pay their way through USC; however USC does expect its students to be able to fully pay their way. I know several USC graduates who had their financial aid cut in half during their junior year and lose the remaining amount their senior year. USC was not willing to reconsidered its decision in each of those cases. UCLA stripped me of my financial aid my senior year to due to a clerical error. When the financial aid staff was made aware of their mistake; they bended over backwards to correct the clerical error. My financial aid amount was reinstated for full amount. In truth, the school was offering me a loan for the amount of financial aid that was wrongly stripped from me. UCLA is the business of graduating students. I am not sure USC is in the same business.

      • Zack

        that’s great they did right by you, but this argument is like saying “my friend got comped a room in vegas” and using that tale to make a generalization that all rooms in Vegas are free. Still, glad you got your education from a good school.

      • Grow Up?

        That’s not what rivalries are for. Rivalries are very special relationships in which both parties get to unequivocally hate one another in a relatively non-violent way. USC hates on our football. We hate on their money. Yankees hate on the Red Sox. Red Sox hate on the Yankees.

        These people aren’t the ones taking this too seriously. You are.

    • bob

      jealous ucla student obviously

    • fk sc

      great grammer they teach you at usc! and if “ur” trying to sound cool and shorten words it just looks even more stupid! fuck SC and if you all hate UCLA so much stay away from westwood!

  13. Tommy Trojan

    Wow this is real stupid. Nike really dropped the ball on this one. They shouldn’t’ve made such big mistake. I mean seriousally? Their gonna go out of buisness if they make mistake like this more often.

    The Bruins? lololol more like the Ruins because we ruin them in football every year. Seriousally their school cant even win a footbal game USC so much better.

  14. Kevin

    Well, now we know there are a lot of USC graduates working for Nike.

  15. P. Bear

    UCLA: So awesome, our rival school copies our colors.

  16. Crystal

    fire those people in marketing. WTF.

  17. Didn’t believe it until I went to the nike.com site to see for myself. Excellent.. especially for Bruin/Trojan hybrids like me. Anyone else think this is going to turn into a collectible fast?

  18. Jeremy

    Probably designed by a Trojan.

  19. Candice

    First off, this is just ridiculous. Secondly, that last line was really unnecessary. All USC has is football. Everyone knows UCLA is better.

    • Zack

      U.S. News and World Report. Pick one up. UCLA should start worrying more about football. USC’s academics are a lot more celebrated than UCLA’s football team. You guys are running out of excuses. Is the 8 Clap a way of counting how many points you plan to score in football?

      • Susie

        Pretty sure that academics are more important to employers than a football team, therefore UCLA is better. I personally don’t give a crap about who has a better football team as long as I’m getting the education I pay for. Oh and being surrounded by Beverly Hills and Bel Air instead of South Central L.A. is a bonus too.

      • Zack

        Susie, thanks to my education at USC, I now live in Beverly Hills. It’s pretty awesome. I too feel as though I got what I paid for with my education. By the way, my education cost twice as much. Think about it.

      • Bruin

        “Think about out.”
        -Zack

        -no comment necessary.

      • Zack

        oops. that is a typo. i’ll fix it. thank you for being my faithful editor🙂

      • Bruins92

        Oh, so how much you paid for an education denotes the quality. Got it. So the private University of LaVerne is a better school than Cal, Michigan, North Carolina, UCLA……

      • Tom

        U.S. News and World Report. Pick one up. UCLA has been consistently rated better than USC for the past however many issues you want to site. I’ll give you one thing: USC is climbing the ranks while UCLA is mostly static.

        Keep in mind, though. UCLA is at the same position despite getting its budget consistently cut. How does it feel to throw so much money at your education and yet still not be able to match up to a university that is actually getting less and less money?

      • Zack

        Let me get this straight… You are bragging that your school continually gets it’s budget cut? And it’s a bad thing that USC is climbing the ranks while UCLA is “mostly static”?

        UCLA is ranked 24. USC is ranked 26. USC is ahead of Michigan, Tufts, North Carolina, and so on. Basically, dude, academically it’s a draw. Meanwhile, in football, not so much.

      • Bill Rowe

        I’m merely stating a fact. USC is ranked 26 and UCLA is 24, as you said. USC has been steadily rising in the ranks while UCLA is remaining mostly static.

        UCLA’s budget keeps getting cut and yet it stays at the same level in the rankings. I really don’t know about USC’s budget, but I would assume they’d have a fairly hefty one charging their students so much for attendance. So if UCLA is losing money yet still ahead of USC, what does that say about USC? Even if you do manage to pass us, look at what it took for you to. We had to take a massive financial hit in order for you to have a chance.

        I’ve obviously upset you because you’ve resorted to name-calling and petty insults to feel like you’re winning the argument. While this says nothing about the graduates and students of USC, it certainly says something about you. I’ll give you a hint: it isn’t pleasant.

        I hope this blog gives you some small feeling of self-worth after having endured the travesties of Trojan-Pride for however many years it took you to graduate. I hope the football victories your school enjoyed which you had no part in make up for the fact that you’re now a blogger, adding to the cesspool of self-gratification and pompousness we now know as the Blogosphere.

      • Meggan

        UCLA is ranked slightly higher than USC (for undergrad) for the time being – however, with the latest round of budget cuts coming down on the UC and Cal State school systems, I don’t think this slight edge will last long.
        The professors who make these schools what they are will be lured away by bigger paychecks, more funding, and affordable living elsewhere. (Austin, Boulder, Ann Arbor, etc…)

      • Bill Rowe

        Which is the only reason USC has been able to catch up.

      • Bruinzah

        I agree with you that academically almost a draw. And while I also agree that going to U$C on scholarship is a great way to go, let’s face it, UCLA is slightly better academics for half the price. Yeah, California budget cuts are hitting hard, and yeah, our football team has looked better in the past (and will again in the future!), but at least the majority of my classmates don’t look like tools on a regular basis. At least our band doesn’t sound worse than my 35 piece high school band. And at least we’re not constantly under investigation. If football is what you want to cling to, go ahead, but the downfall of troy is coming, I’d join the Bruins, or at least the Greeks…

        Btw, congrats on your house in Beverly Hills! You must be happy with all that money…?

      • lookitschloe

        Hey WHOA. I’m all for rivalry talk, but don’t knock on the Trojan Marching Band. The Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have not one, but TWO records go platinum. Not to mention performances with Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, John Williams, a couple of Grammy appearances.. I’ll stop here.

        After knowing those little facts, if you still think your 35-piece high school band sounds better.. I am impressed with your high school band.

      • Impartial

        I don’t know man, if you read any of the other LA blogs its pretty clear that downtown is where its at…

      • Zack

        downtown is where it’s at.

      • Kitty

        Uh…no. Downtown is NOT where it’s at. Aside from the convention center, a few pricey lofts they’re shoving in there to gentrify the area, and the usual tourist-y bullshit, it’s basically a crack dealer’s paradise.

        By the way…ANYONE who comes on a random blog saying “I live in Beverly Hills” smells like a load of bull to me.

        a) As far as I’m concerned, you could be a toothless hick from Lancaster sitting at his computer.
        b) Studios in Beverly Hills can start as low as $850 a month…so…big whoop.
        c) Who gives a shit where you live?
        d) Don’t get me wrong, I love Beverly Hills, but your obnoxious display of alleged wealth is so ‘new money’ it’s disgusting.

        Same goes for the Bruins on here though, too. Westwood’s decent, but let’s not brag like new money trash.

      • First off, he’s not coming onto a random blog. IT’S HIS OWN BLOG! He wrote it. Pay attention, Kitty.

        His point about living in Beverly Hills is not that he has money but that he still loves downtown not simply because he lives there.

        It’s called context.

        And your rant against downtown makes you clear you’ve never done anything cool there. Pacific Dining Car? Golden Gopher? Roosevelt Hotel?

      • Sarah

        Chloe, your band is also the only band we’ve encountered that relies on a full-fledged speaker system to broadcast their sound. Bands at other rival schools certainly don’t feel the need to aim speaker towers DIRECTLY AT the Bruin Marching Band during a game. What kind of lack of decency is that, anyway?

        Yes, you have a large band. You can keep it, and your platinum records too. We don’t rely on status symbols to tell us we’re the better band (and guard)!

        Also, I consider our school rivalry to be in good fun. But a band rivalry… now that’s where it gets serious! =P

        Go Bruins….zah!

      • Zack

        sarah is my favorite bruin of late.

      • I want to every man, woman and child to cheer for the BRUINS! Yeah! Give that school across town some heck! They don’t have a belligerent old fool like me yelling from the sidelines to keep the fans loyal and interested!

        No, they have stupidly hot song girls. Who cares! I’m wrinkly, wear shorts, and yell a lot. I’ve been around fooooorever! Now let’s get the 8 clap started now guys!!

      • Bruin lover

        Every year, UCLA receives more applicants than other university. UCLA is the most recognized university logo. UCLA is considered the public equivalent to an Ivy League University. UCLA has more NCAA championships than other university. It sends more Olympians than some countries. It is nearly impossible to watch documentary, read an academic journal, or attend an academic conference, or read about some groundbreaking event where UCLA is not involved. UCLA is one of America’s premier research universities. UCLA is the number twenty-four in US News College Rankings. The University of California holds the top three spots (Berkeley, San Diego, UCLA) in the Washington Monthly College Rankings and has three more spots in top twenty-five (Davis, Riverside, and Santa Barbara).USC is number 41: Damn 38 colleges are considered better than USC. USC has a decent football and nearly cracked the top 25 of US News college rankings. Oh wait, UCLA is still a multi-level powerhouse. Call me when USC manages to achieve half of UCLA has done, and then you can brat. Until sit down and shut up.

      • Zack

        I am definitely tearing this post a new asshole tomorrow.

      • Bruins92

        Yes, if you choose to look at only the US News & World Report’s annualcollege rankings, it looks like we are neck and neck. But in most rankings – especially those that rank strictly on the quality of the academics, rather than things like alumni donations – it’s not even close (see Forbes’ list, for one). It’s no accident that UCLA consistently ranks much higher on peer rankings – other academic institutions have much more respect for the quality of a UCLA education than a USC education. See US News’ own international peer review, which ranks UCLA 30th and USC 102nd. You won’t hear too many Trojans point out that one!

      • Zack

        No, but you sure find a lot of Bruins on this Trojan’s blog.

      • There certainly seems to be quite a few Bruins here Zack. Has me getting curiouser and curiouser. By the way, did you ever hang out in Westwood? I sure as shit never went near UCLA. I found Venice and Santa Monica much more appetizing. Hell, I would rather have hung out in frikkin’ Palmdale!

      • DL

        I’m assuming you know that US News and World Report uses things like SAT scores, where $C reports the best scores from separate sittings (Math/Verbal can be from completely different test dates), which is the only way the scores even get close.

        Enjoy the student body of UCSB rejects (not to insult Santa Barbara- it’s a whole lot better than Fig Tech) and keep pointing to ratings where your school can and does buy their way up.

    • I apologize. I didn’t realize USC did not also have a stellar and often Championship worthy Track,Soccer,Volleyball,Soccer,Swimming,Diving,
      Golf, and Tennis program. Oh wait, did I forget to mention the superb Marshall School of Business, and of course the world renowned Cinema School. But hey, what would you know.

  20. Disgruntled Trojan

    Just the idea of the USC logo in blue and yellow makes me want to vomit. It’s bad enough that when we throw down at the Rose Bowl game so often we have to see those colors, the idea that Nike could make this mistake is just ridiculous.

    Oh and Bill Rowe? You partook in just as many name-calling and put downs as any other person on this site in reference to the other side and defending your own. And as someone who a) graduated in 4 with 6 years of work done, b) tutored a football player to make sure he kept his GPA up and c) went to USC with scholarship and loans I’d love for you to try and find fault with my way of going to USC. Without Daddy’s checkbook, working hard, and even helping the football team out since the kid I tutored was a first round draft pick this last year. So where does your argument stand now?

    Oh and one more thing – Fight on.

  21. Nocore

    I think I just threw up into my throat.

  22. Troyfan24

    This was probably the result of having so much blue and gold fabric available since no one buys anything with UGLY on it…

    • DL

      Except that UCLA gets more applicants than any school in the country.

      Of course, knowing that requires reading, which we all know is less important than ballroom dancing and underwater basketweaving.

  23. Oh jeez, all the Trojans claiming that USC is better than UCLA… do you really want to step to that level? First of all, you only went to USC because you didn’t get into UCLA. Paying 3x the tuition to live in the “heart” of LA rofl. Football, I’ll give you the past few years, good job fellas. You’ll still never rival UCLA basketball. And as far as good looking people go??? Who would have thought the SMARTER kids look 10x better too??!?!

    UCLA FTW!!!!

    • Thomas Trojan

      Or to the Pac 10 basketball tournament where USC sent ucla home CRYING last year…. Or to a second place finish in “your sport” in the PAC 10… at least SC tends to win the Pac 10 in “our sport”… or why don’t you wear them to the bowl games your team has been spotted at recently… oh nevermind you guys don’t tend to make a lot of those. And you powder blue douches should stop using a 25th place spot in U.S. News and World Report’s Academic Rankings compared to our spot at 26 to justify your academics being that much more stellar. Hope those California budget cuts don’t harm that in years to come… And for those of you talking about us hiding from the NCAA infractions committee… we’ve never been caught for doing anything. Your coach, Rick Neuheisel, has though… several times… and was banned from the NCAA for three years as a result… And whoever says Trojans only go to SC because they didn’t get into UCLA is just ignorant. We all know of plenty of cases in which an individual got into one but not the other. FIGHT ON!

    • Joe Bruin

      Actually, you should only give them the past 2 years😛

      13-9, bitches!

    • Katie

      Re: “USC is better than UCLA… do you really want to step to that level”
      Yep! (and I think you meant ‘stoop’)
      I got into USC and UCLA both, not to mention UC Berkeley and NYU as well. I picked USC over all of those; out of those, UCLA was actually my backup school. So there goes that argument of yours.

      Re: “3x the tuition to live in the heart of LA”
      There’s this thing called scholarships? You’ve probably never heard of those… mainly the “smarter” kids get those. I’m paying less than $9000 to go to SC.
      And we may not be located in the best part of LA, but if you’re a true Angelino, you love the historical, gritty parts of it as well. Sorry I don’t consider only the clean parts of LA the “heart” – sounds like a true, snooty Westwoodian Bruin. I love my city. All of it, from the streets to the suburbs.

      Re: “football”
      We always own you guys.

      Re: “basketball”
      Hey. 2009 Pac 10 champs. Who dat?
      Oh right, us.
      Who we beat?
      Oh right, you guys.

      Re: “Who would have thought the smarter kids look 10x better too?!”
      You’re right.
      We do.

      • Bruins92

        Katie, I’ve seen this mistake a few times, but I know basketball success is new to you all so I’ll help out. USC was not the Pac 10 basketball champion this year, they were the tournament champion. Washington was the Pac 10 champion with a 14-4 record vs. 9-9 for USC. If USC had not won the Pac10 tourney, it was questionable as to whether they would have gone to the NCAA tourney. There was never any question that both Washington and UCLA were going to the NCAA tourney this season, because they finished much higher in the Pac10 standings.
        As for football, no doubt you guys have a better tradition and have owned us lately. But “always”? I don’t know how old you are, but there was an 8 year stretch when the Trojans were the ones that were owned.
        Good arguments for the most part, but just not entirely accurate.

      • Nikefailed

        I was accepted to Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, Pomona, and USC. They were the only schools I applied to. I chose USC. A large reason why I chose USC is BECAUSE of its location. Situated in a poor urban area, USC places students close to those who need help, enabling students to give back to the community. USC also gave me a full scholarship, something they do for hundreds of students every year. Additionally, USC is an up-and coming university and the campus is buzzing with excitement and promise. There is truly something special about being able to help build a better university rather than attending a stagnant one. Although USC may not be the top academically-ranked school, it undoubtedly creates a stellar environment for personal and professional development.

        There is a reason why the Trojan family is so strong. It’s because we grew together.

    • John

      Actually, myself and many other Trojans rejected UCLA without any second thoughts. The lack of an alumni network and static academics in the shadow of UC Berkeley made it an easy choice.

  24. Anne

    Everyone knows that UCLA is a better school than U$C.

  25. Moose

    You spelled “Diddy Reese” wrong. And if you had gone spontaneously colorblind, you wouldn’t have seen the Blue either. If you had gone to UCLA you probably would’ve known that… but not all of us can be Bruins😉

  26. John

    I see a lot of myths being spread on this blog. Yes, UCLA has a higher academic ranking according to the Princeton Review, but check this out. http://www.satscores.us/
    USC’s average SAT score (1910-2180) is way higher than UCLA’s (1760-2090). Also, the median family income of USC freshmen this year was $72,476. For UCLA freshmen it was $68,230. Not much of a difference.

    Now that USC’s students are smarter, their network is larger, their football team is better, and their basketball team destroyed UCLA’s last year, what does UCLA on USC?

    • Mike

      Way to use the Trojan brain or rather, the lack thereof. Since when has a standardized test told anyone anything about the intelligence of a person? Let me use your next talking point to address the first – the USC kids come from families with higher income and therefore probably had more expenditures on SAT prep. Not everyone has the luxury of doing that.

      Your next talking point referring to family income is NOT what the previous poster was talking about. The previous poster was talking about FUNDING. UCLA (and all public schools in general) are taking huge budget cuts due to the recession, and yet their performance in these yearly reviews has been consistent. Fees for students, although they have been rising, are still far below the tuition paid by USC students. Yet, USC students receive a lesser ranked education. Where’s all that extra cash go? I guess into Bush’s and Mayo’s pockets.

      Final talking point – UCLA won the basketball series 2-1, and while the last game was a win for USC by 10, the previous game was a win for UCLA by 16. I wouldn’t call either win particularly “destructive” since it translates to 5 and 8 2-point baskets respectively, both of which can be made in less than a couple minutes. You would also do well to look at the game flow for both games – you would see that the USC win was pretty close most of the game, which UCLA’s second win was a blowout through and through.

      Perhaps you should do some research before you go myth-busting.

    • When I applied to USC they told me that they calculated SAT scores by taking the highest from math and verbal. UCLA (and the other UCs) took the highest score from an individual sitting. I’m unsure if they still do this, but if they do, you can;t compare the two SAT scores. More importantly, if you’re going to say there’s not much of a difference between the incomes, I’d argue that USC’s freshmen SAT scores are not “way higher.” In fact, a difference of 90 points is not much at all and hardly predicts freshman year success.

      UCLA has way more students receiving Pell Grants than USC, which lends to the fact that we admit a more socioeconomically diverse student body. I also wouldn’t compare median incomes since most UCLA freshman come from California, a state with a high cost of living. On the other hand, USC has a larger percentage of foreign students and students from outside of California. This would surely throw off the comparison.

      UCLA has a much greater network of alumni than USC. Simple math. As for what UCLA has on USC, I’d check out the rankings for graduate and professional schools. USC lags when it comes to business school (14 vs. 20), law school (15 vs. 18), medical school-research (11 vs. 39), medical school-primary care (10 vs. USC does not have a ranking), education (5 vs. 22), and many graduate programs in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. USC outranks UCLA in engineering (14 vs. 7) and public affairs.

      • asielen

        That was probably the most thought out argument on this board. Rivalries are great and all but not when they just turn into shouting matches.

        Thank you for being civil.

      • Nestor

        Correction, UCLA has more of an international recognition than USC. USC’s alumni network is fiercely strong, however, as I would say it would eclipse UCLA’s by far.

        As far as a diverse student body, I’m not too sure that when in 2006, UCLA only admitted 100 african american student out of 11,000+ admissions?

        I’m pretty sure the profile is still the same with majority white and asians. Some diversity.

        Who cares about rankings? Jesus, people ride those lists way too much.

      • John

        USC admits people from around the country and the world. UCLA doesn’t. Explain how UCLA can make up for this and create a greater alumni network when the vast majority of their graduates live in California.

      • Bruins92

        Wow, John…really? Having attended UCLA and meeting friends from all over the world, I can’t begin to understand where you get your facts from. UCLA has alumni clubs in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and throughout Europe and the US. I don’t know enough about USC’s international presence to comment, but your take on UCLA is baseless.

    • bruinlife

      You seem to have forgotten that U$C SUPERSCORES the SAT…UCLA uses SINGLE sitting score for admissions. Of course everyone will have a higher superscore than single sitting score on the SAT.
      So a difference of 90 points when comparing supescore to single sitting is not anything you should brag about…if anything you might want to hide that fact.

    • bruinlife

      You seem to have forgotten that U$C SUPERSCORES the SAT…UCLA uses SINGLE sitting score for admissions. Of course everyone will have a higher superscore than single sitting score on the SAT.
      So a difference of 90 points when comparing superscore to single sitting is not anything you should brag about…if anything you might want to hide that fact.

  27. it’s not ucla colors.. ucla colors is gay sissy baby blue… and yellow…

    not cardinal and gold.. so dont worry about it mytrojans..

  28. UCLA Alum Pride

    well the thing about usc is, its not a very good school.. i mean i might be ok, but the people are mean. I am currently a butler and my cousin is a maid for another usc graduate.. I graduated with a business emphasis from ucla and my cousin was an engineer major at ucla. she started off washing dishes and has moved up.

    Because of my education, i plan to LEAD (thats right, be the boss) of the wait staff for this usc alum prick in the future.. that is my 25 year goal.. My other ucla friends are out of jobs and unemployed, but that’s only because our alum network isn’t like the OOO so great cocky USC alumni network.. psh.. usc sucks!!

    well we do have kelly perdew! he was on TV!

  29. this never comes up:

    the best thing about USuCock (sorry couldn’t resist) only being good at football is that American football is a made up American sport recognized/glorified solely by the filth that is the USA. So I say: fight on Trojans because no one -as perceived on a world stage (the only one that ultimately matters)- gives a crap!

    • Word Guy

      Funny that soccer elitists would come in and talk crap about American football. It’s also funny that you state that the world doesn’t give a crap, yet you went ahead and responded to the blog.

      You fail, good day sir!

  30. nancy

    This is truly moronic.

  31. Wow. there are truly some silly folks from both camps. Have you ever noticed that it’s always the [b]ruins that vehemently defend UCLA by bring in academics into an industry whose aim is sports? Let me say that again, SPORTS.

    But let me speak to please all the pundits. Yes UCLA, a great institution that futilely attempts to escape big brother Cal’s shadow, is a reputable school with a stagnant rank for years. Yes it’s the first to [non-revenue] championships. Yes it has a rich basketball history.

    USC has climbed up the ranks, thanks to the vision of President Sample. Yes it has a nationally renowned football program. It has a rich tradition of athletes participating in the olympics; and it also has a share of problems like many Eastern schools.

    Here’s the difference. You’re a Bruin for 4 years, but you’re a Trojan for life. One day I’d like to see that type of strong and consistent camaraderie from our friend across town. Don’t spin the whole tuition bit on this, with the rising cost of college, you might as well look beyond the academics, and look at career placement.

    But until then, let’s keep this from a business standpoint. Whether it’s an abomination or a beauty, one thing’s for sure: Nike’s “mistake” is a surefire money maker. So snag it up and sell it to the truly prideful (or their idiotic counterparts) at inflated prices and make yourself a nice profit.

    FIGHT ON!

    • Joe Bruin

      “it’s always the [b]ruins that vehemently defend UCLA by bring in academics into an industry whose aim is sports? Let me say that again, SPORTS.”

      Only a trojan would think that a school’s primary purpose is sports. *facepalm*

      • Joe Trojan

        Reading comprehension > you.

        We’re talking about Nike apparel, whose goal is to sell SPORTS gear. Last I recall, Nike does not sell or license books from McGraw-Hill.

        Stupid Bruin.

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      • Jane Trojan

        I know its tough always losing. But that’s no excuse to whine about it to your superiors.

    • HERE HERE Brother! Well stated. FIGHT ON!

  32. Red

    USC students will probably buy them so they might get confused with UCLA students. Heck, they already hang out in Westwood enough.

    I also think its interesting the USC folks talk their football team up so much although 99% of the school has
    a) never played on their football team
    b) doesn’t know any of the football team

    Its almost like they have nothing else to be proud of.

    Fulfillment by vicarious living through others with superior abilities. Get used to it Trojans.

    • Ashamed Bruin

      Funny, I see UCLA students do th same thing. OMG we have the most championships ever!!!! Nevermind the fact that I probably don’t attend these games except for that one time I camped out of Pauley for that no-name bball game, goooo bruins! School pride at UCLA is a huge joke, then and now.

  33. Alex

    Oh come on now. How else are they going to sell those colors…

  34. Brujan

    I’m a Trojan and my wife is a Bruin; our oldest son is attending UCLA while our daughter just started her first semester at USC. This product line will be great for all the sporting events we’ll be attending. I think Nike is doing the right thing by targeting the more mature demographic who aren’t fueled by childish rivalries.

    • I’m a Northerner and my wife is Confederate; our oldest son is fighting for the Union and our daughter gives head to rednecks. This product line will be great for all the lynchings we’ll be attending. I think Nike is doing the right thing by targeting those of us unable to make a decision and aren’t fueled by nincompoopitude.

  35. Brujan

    I’m a Trojan and my wife is Bruin. Our son is doing his graduate work at USC while our daughter just started her undergrad at UCLA. This product will be great for all the sporting events we attending; great move on Nike’s part by targeting the older and mature demographic who aren’t constantly fueled by childish rivalries.

  36. At least this post created a forum for an all-out USC/UCLA flame war.

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  38. Thomas Trojan

    Or to the Pac 10 basketball tournament where USC sent ucla home CRYING last year…. Or to a second place finish in “your sport” in the PAC 10… at least SC tends to win the Pac 10 in “our sport”… or why don’t you wear them to the bowl games your team has been spotted at recently… oh nevermind you guys don’t tend to make a lot of those. And you powder blue douches should stop using a 25th place spot in U.S. News and World Report’s Academic Rankings compared to our spot at 26 to justify your academics being that much more stellar. Hope those California budget cuts don’t harm that in years to come… And for those of you talking about us hiding from the NCAA infractions committee… we’ve never been caught for doing anything. Your coach, Rick Neuheisel, has though… several times… and was banned from the NCAA for three years as a result. FIGHT ON!

  39. SUC Cheats Too Much

    This is the only way a sucster can wear the blue and gold since they didn’t get accepted into UCLA. They can only dream…

  40. whatever

    omg wehhhh. call the wambulance bitches

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  42. asrhsarh

    You guys are all fags.

  43. Ivie

    USC students are so dumb that they probably will not even notice🙂

  44. ivan

    holy crap. this is just insane. someone should just email nike, ask them if the color scheme was intentional, and, if so, what they were trying to accomplish. obviously, both sides are offended. it’s almost like comparing apples and oranges. ucla has a better basketball program. usc has a better football program. and as for academics – if the purpose of a college education is to prepare you for whatever career you choose – no one really cares what school you went to after you have a few years of experience under your belt.

  45. zeezeecakes

    Alright, this argument about all the spoiled children who run off to USC with mommy and daddy’s credit card has to stop.

    For one, UCLA is ONLY cheap for California residents. I guess they’re the only ones commenting on this site, but for people from out of state it’s virtually the same price as USC – give or take $2000.

    What make this even WORSE is that UCLA only admitted 23% applicants from within California for the 2009 Fall Quarter. For those struggling with math – that leaves 77% of the student population footing the same bill as us rich, snobby USC kids. With the largest population of all the UC’s, I’d say that’s alotta dough. And I’ll bet that just as many, if not more, are paying the full bill with mommy and daddy’s money.

    It’s actually absurd considering that about half of the students going to USC come from California. Perhaps that’s where that large number of students rejected from UCLA is coming from. I’d say it’s pretty sad that the private university has to pick up the pieces where the public university abandoned their own students.

    As far as USC’s endowments and donations: it’s a private school. That is how the school makes money. Can you really cross your arms and huff and puff about that? Hell, it’s serving California students more than the largest UC in the UC system so I’d say be glad USC gets the money it does.

    So as far as your Bruin pride though – please keep it. You should be so very proud of your school denying your high school classmates so it could squeeze some money out of a trust-fund baby back east.

    Fight on.

  46. zeezeecakes

    Alright, this argument about all the spoiled children who run off to USC with mommy and daddy’s credit card has to stop.

    For one, UCLA is ONLY cheap for California residents. I guess they’re the only ones commenting on this site, but for people from out of state it’s virtually the same price as USC – give or take $2000.

    What make this even WORSE is that UCLA only admitted 23% applicants from within California for the 2009 Fall Quarter. For those Bruins struggling with math – that leaves 77% of the student population footing the same bill as us rich, snobby USC kids. With the largest population of all the UC’s, I’d say that’s alotta dough. And I’ll bet that just as many, if not more, are paying the full bill with mommy and daddy’s money.

    It’s actually absurd considering that about half of the students going to USC come from California. Perhaps that’s where that large number of students rejected from UCLA is coming from. I’d say it’s pretty sad that the private university has to pick up the pieces where the public university abandoned their own students.

    As far as USC’s endowments and donations: it’s a private school. That is how the school makes money. Can you really cross your arms and huff and puff about that? Hell, it’s serving California students more than the largest UC in the UC system so I’d say be glad USC gets the money it does.

    So as far as your Bruin pride though – please keep it. You should be so very proud of your school denying your high school classmates so it could squeeze some money out of a trust-fund baby back east.

    Fight on.

    • DL

      My high school class (in CA) sent 5 people to UCLA and 5 people to U$C.

      All five who went to U$C were rejected by UCLA and Cal, and all three that applied to UCSB were rejected there too.

      Plus, I’d love to see evidence (you know, facts) of UCLA rejecting more qualified people to get “trust fund babies” from the East coast, considering the volume of applications received. Unless you’re under the delusion that California kids are better than everyone else, (which considering we’re bottom 3 in public education spending K-12 isn’t likely) you’re basically bitching about the school having fair admissions standards.

      I guess that sounds more like a Trojan education than anything other than academic fraud in Spanish classes for “student athletes”

  47. bruins4life

    Finally USC has something that they can wear in March

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  49. Bruin

    Nike’s head designer is a USC alum… so it’s understandable how colors might confuse him. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking…Guess he’s just trying to get as close to being a Bruin as possible. He obviously doesn’t cut it.

  50. DanicaUCLA

    GO UCLA!!!

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  52. alissa

    as a former bruin, who gave half a crap about the rivalry, and dated a former trojan for 2 years, i basically totally want one of these. i’m all in for the sweatshirt.

  53. fuck sc

    that school near diddy riese is still better than the one in the ghetto.

    • Oh, and I suppose your utter lack of vocabulary is proof of its superiority? fuck sc indeed. Contraceptives were created for people like yourself. Take my advice and never reproduce. Society shall be most appreciative.

  54. I found this to be an incredible insult. I feel like boycotting NIKE for their clusterfuck of a mistake in regard to putting UCLA colors on the gear of a far superior institution. As to comments left here by those who are UCLA Alumni or fans, I can only call them Bruinesque, and this is not meant to be complimentary in the least. From my experience, I have found Bruins to be utterly snobbish due to their proximity to Beverly Hills and surrounding areas. Yes, USC is a private school and yes many of its students come from affluent backgrounds. Well, don’t hate the player, hate the game. Keep in mind that USC is smack in the middle of South Central and offers more help to surrounding communities and gives more financial aid than any other school in the country. They also have more BCS Bowl wins than any other school and only Notre Dame has matched us in Heisman Trophy winners. UCLA is a good school, but USC is a phenomenal one.

    • Bruin

      You’re wrong. You’re absolutely wrong. You say…

      “USC is smack in the middle of South Central and offers more help to surrounding communities and gives more financial aid than any other school in the country.”

      USC is able to offer Pell Grants to only 16% of its students, whereas UCLA has 32% of its students on Pell Grants. A good third of our students receive “need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education.”

      USC may offer more money in scholarship, but it is still providing that money to those who need it less. The Pell Grant percentages speak volumes and are the measure by which the Washington Monthly measures Social Mobility. USC also graduates LESS of its Pell Grant recipients than predicted (-2%), whereas UCLA graduates far more (+14%) than expected.

      USC is better endowed. But you’ve been around 40 years longer than we have. $1.4B in 40 years seems a pretty reasonable gap.

      AND we all know that communities in South Central HATE the culture that comes with your campus being in the middle of their neighborhood. I needn’t remind you of the tensions from the Bryan Frost trial, do I?

      • Casual Observer

        Welcome to Bizarro World, where disillusioned Bruins attack USC and its constituents so that they can feel better about their school and themselves.

        If UCLA is sooooo superior why would you continue to talk crap? Whether it be sports, admissions, financial aid, graduation rates, or even stupid rankings, WHY? JUST WHY?

        Don’t be a child and point it to USC for the mud slinging either. I want accountability from Bruins for what Bruins do.

        Private schools offer numerous scholies for the best and brightest; hell even the not so b&b get great aid. Norman Topping anyone? Presidential Scholie? MAAA?

        Where did you get your figures about the Pell grant graduates from? And who is “we?” I love how Bruins use all these weasel words to make their point “valid.”

        South LA may not be the gem that Beverly Hills may be, but at least Trojans don’t make it a point to throw the weight around when it comes to geographical location. I recall a very young “normal school” nestled in the Vermont area. I suppose when white flight took place, so did the University.

        The Trojans I’ve known, whether white or otherwise, have enjoyed their time in South LA. They really are a stone’s throw away from the many good things and people that encompass the area. While it is true that [racial] tensions rise out of very tragic incidents, by no means does it indicate a strained relationship between USC and its local communities. I often wonder what UCLA does for these “forgotten” communities, and its residents, when all I hear about are the great marvels UCLA does for the world.

  55. In answer to the comments made above by one Bruin G, they hang the fuck out there because they probably own half the shit in the area! As to comments made by one Suzie, at least daddy has a checkbook and an IQ above that of a salad spoon! Alrighty then…Said what I had to say, now TATA! =)

  56. Ryan

    LOL…you guys have too much time on your hands..arguing over which school is better is a waste of time. although i do have to say that this is an insult to both schools. that and nike might lose its licensing rights for USC if someone gets really upset about this. either way it was fun reading all your angry posts ROFL….who cares..get out of school and get a good job for fux sake…stop crying about which school is better when theres no real way to gauge both schools objectively

    • I apologize. I didn’t realize you yourself are not here making comments as well. Perhaps your alter-ego should consider telling your other self to not make comments about other people’s comments as this is considerably confusing. ROFL that.

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  58. lookitschloe

    Berkeley and Yale are are not in very nice neighborhoods either, but that has not stopped them from becoming great schools. I also really like the location of USC; close to downtown, Little Tokyo, Pasadena… everything is within a short driving distance. I will also add myself to the pool of people who are not rich but went to USC; I paid my own way through school, coming from a poor family. USC gave me a lot of money and I have so much to be thankful for.

    I like how the Nike website shows me other apparel I might like, including a cardinal and gold USC shirt.

  59. Mikey B

    “Downtown is where it’s at”…come on really Zack? Downtown sucks, if people associated LA with Downtown, we would be on par with a city like Pittsburgh, or worse…Cleveland, well maybe not that bad, but you get the point.

    • Zack

      obviously you don’t like whiskey, Mikey. Those of us that have been Downtown do enjoy it. By all means, please stay in Westwood and leave the adult activities to the adults. Have fun at Brewco.

  60. balola

    USC = university of stupid children / or u prefer spoiled children… take ur pick…. and actually the collor make the jersey look better… go BRUIN !!

  61. Blue

    There are “quite a few Bruins here” not because we are particularly interested in reading a Trojan’s blog, but because we are just as annoyed that our colors have been associated with your logo as you are that your logo is in our colors.

    And PapaWu, half of what you say (or write) doesn’t make sense, and the rest just makes you sound like an idiot.

    (Oh, and before I get attacked about my immature e-mail address, it’s not current; I didn’t fancy using my primary one on a site I don’t know).

    • In as much as I appreciate your right to your opinion Blue, it is simply stupid. I find it funny that you choose to call my comments senseless and yet here you are commenting on what I wrote. So go ahead and explain to me which half didn’t make sense and which half makes me sound like an idiot and let us see just how much intelligence you possess in the realm of comprehension.

  62. balola

    USC: university of Spoiled Children or Universtity of Stupid Children.. take ur pick…

  63. It seems plain to me that both sides of this issue have gone way off base from what this blog was truly about. I do include myself in this since I am also guilty of having left some less than civil comments and replies here.

    I guess the rivalry between these two Los Angeles institutions runs quite deep and has lent itself to immature and unrefined behavior by both USC and UCLA Alumni and fans alike.

    Nike has obviously made a blunder of immense proportions in approving these designs, but it should not be difficult to right them. As to the consumers of the world, as in all things, if you like it then buy it, if you don’t like it then don’t.

    I truly don’t even know what got into me. My only excuse is that the fervor and heated pitch of the comments I read here about my school, simply made me revert to uncharacteristic vehemence and mean spirited conduct. Those of you whom I sent scathing comments to, I do apologize. However, I will always stand up for USC as the outstanding educational institution that it is and also the one which gave me a chance at life.

    FIGHT ON !!!

  64. The stupidity of some people never ceases to amaze me. There appears to be some who would choose this day to continue throwing jibes and barbs on this blog. Truly uncalled for. This, especially, is a day in which we should spend time remembering and praying for the 2,993 lives which were lost on 9/11/2001. Rest assured, I am certain the families and loved ones of those victims will be doing exactly that. Keep in mind folks, ignorance is something which can be worked with and taught out of, but you can’t do much with stupid. Show some integrity and sense people. Save your junk for another day.

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  66. Morgan

    Obviously, a state school that offers a high-quality education at a discounted rate to California residents will attract more applications than one with a hefty price tag. I’m sure every single college-bound high school student in our country’s most populous state at least gives it a shot. You’d be stupid not to try.

    Because UCLA has less than %5 out-of-state students (jump all over me because I’m referring to a very old number and don’t care to look it up), it does not encourage students from across the country to apply, and I feel this limits their so-called “network” considerably.

    “Superscoring” the SATs only has an effect on people who take the test more than once, and even then, how frequently do you think people reverse the trends of what they are normally good at? I got 800 math on both the PSAT and SAT. My verbal was better on the PSAT, and therefore so was my overall score. It seems silly to think that USC is engaging in some mass conspiracy by employing this practice.

    I applied to USC from out-of-state, received a scholarship, got a great education, and had the time of my life. All the arguments fail to mention that UCLA just isn’t as fun as USC.

    Their football team and band are abysmal. They have to take a bus to football games; therefore, they can hardly tailgate properly. They have no school spirit — except when they rally together to hammer on USC’s lesser academic prestige and crappier basketball team (I’ll give it to you; there’s only one Wooden). And finally, have to live up in Bel Air surrounded by the homes of USC Alumni😉.

    That last one was a joke, but seriously, these shirts are dog-sh*t. Read Zack’s post (linked to above) about his attempts to contact Nike. It’s hilarious. Fight on and fucla!

  67. Bill Rowe's Daddy

    Pleaese excuse Billy, he tends to get light headed with Trojan balls in his mouth.

  68. I know why they did it.
    Seeing as USC is in Watts, I can imagine that both Crips and Bloods wanted in on the USC football bandwagon. However, we all know, Crips can’t be seen in red, even within the confines of the Coliseum when Chris Fowler and Lee Corso are in town on a Saturday. Thus, Nike, in a selfless act to help out the niche group of SC/Crip fans, decided to make Trojan gear with blue instead of red. Brilliant.

  69. Bill Rowe's Daddy

    Billy, time to come home now and wash daddy’s Cardinal & Gold car. Oh, and this time, keep your lips off the hitch!

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  72. You know what folks? In the bigger scheme of things, I truly could not care less if a person went to either USC or UCLA. Just be proud you went to college and furthered your education academically. I would prefer to live my life by a Mark Twain quote which says, “I have never allowed my schooling to interfere with my education.”

    For those of you who may have forgotten, today is the anniversary of the most horrific terrorist attack we have ever known on American soil. I believe events such as this should be able to bring people closer together rather than continue a silly raving and ranting contest which in the end means absolutely nothing. Why continue arguing about such superfluous issues as whether or not their school is better?

    I had commented here this morning that, I myself, had been guilty of throwing mean spirited jibes at others who had left comments. I also apologized for my atrociously uncharacteristic behavior. At 35 years of age, it was horribly uncouth of me to delve into such immature slander. Looking at the big picture, I am much more concerned about keeping my business afloat without having to lay off some good hard working people. I am more concerned about how I am going to be able to maintain health insurance for my employees. Simply put, there are so many more important issues to concern ourselves with than some Nike apparel which people will buy anyways.

  73. BrUiNs LoVeR Hahaha

    GROW UP PEOPLE !!! U BRUINS GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS TROJAN BLOG.

  74. StanfordAlum

    Wow! As a Stanford graduate, this has to one of the most pathetic UCLA vs. USC blogs that I have ever seen. UCLA supporters appear to be lacking class and not just academically.

  75. Kitty

    Maybe not designed by a Trojan…more likely a neanderthal Trojan FAN….you know, those HS dropouts pulling up to the coliseum in bright green Chevy Astro vans to watch football and beat their chests?

    Screw that primitive shit…I’d rather be watching tennis with UCLA fans and fellow alumni.

    GO BRUINS!

  76. HikerBoy

    Hey, Nike got the colors wrong on the USC clothes.

  77. Bruin

    Haha, this really made my day. The U$C logo on UCLA colors? Woooo. Just shows that UCLA is the best in the west. =]

  78. Bryan

    would actually LOVE to get one of these but they’ve been pulled from the website. any ideas on how i should look for that zip-up hoodie?

  79. Getoverit

    Wow, USC fans whining about mundane bullshit that doesn’t affect anyone with a real life. Go figure…it’s all you’ve done your whole lives anyway. That’s why you went to USC.

  80. Anonymous

    I think it’s funny how much people at UCLA try to talk about the money thing, like our parents buy us everything.

    First of all, I got into BOTH USC and UCLA, so nice try with the joke about people only going there as a second choice. Secondly, I got an academic scholarship to both and chose USC based on the several non-academic factors (since, as stated before the level of education is almost equal), like the feeling of being part of a family, and not based on athletics or anything else. (I didn’t even watch football much before I got there)

    And while I will say there are a some kids with money at USC, people like to forget that out of state kids at UCLA pay quite a bit as well so I’m sure a lot of kids there have money too ($40,000 last time I checked, more than USC tuition). More importantly though, I met a lot of students at USC who worked 20+ hours and had scholarships and loans to finance their own education.

    Lastly, I love UCLA fans attempts to say that they picked these colors on purpose so that USC stuff would sell, when last time I checked, it was only UCLA stuff left at the Victoria’s Secret stores when they carried both schools’ gear. And not only that, sale bins were full of it. So ya, I’m pretty sure USC gear is still selling a lot more.

    I know a LOT more non-students that wear SC gear than do UCLA. Obviously a more popular school among the masses as well, perhaps because of football, but who knows.

    And for you clueless UCLA fans, USC is not in Watts. We can see the Staples Center from campus, so again, good effort but not quite. It’s not far from downtown and is in South Central if anything. I know you guys are scared to come see for yourself, but it’s really not bad. And, for the record, no one goes over there to be by UCLA, that’s just dumb. Obviously they go there to walk around and shop and go out to eat. Last time I checked, it wasn’t part of your campus so you can’t really claim any credit for it.

    Keep trying to make yourself feel better by putting other people down, as you can see I did none of that in my explanation, and like I said, I got into both. UCLA sent me to an all minority orientation and showed a powerpoint on how to get help “because hispanics have a higher probability of failing out”. Newsflash: I got in on my own and this is 2005. You don’t treat people like that. Both my parents have Ph.Ds and did I mention they’re hispanic too? Get with the times UCLA.

    So good effort and thanks for playing, but your comments were silly and ill-founded.

    USC fans wouldn’t want to wear the blue and gold anyway, so don’t flatter yourself. We’ll keep our victorious cardinal and gold jerseys any day.

  81. Thandie

    Wow…so many posts from Zach…for someone who is allegedly “employed,” you sure do have a lot of time to spend on here defending your school.

    Butt hurt much?

  82. Thandie

    Oh snap, Zach, blog writer. Got it. Wow I need to lay off the pot.

    You can still shove it though, Zach!

    • Zack

      first the butt hurt thing. now you are telling me to shove it. you are clearly a little butt-centric. but that’s what i like about you thandie. your buttcentricity.

      also, it’s zack.

  83. Simple010101

    Thanks Ucla and USC kids. This is the most fun I’ve had reading a blog in quite some time. Many of these rivalry comments are hilarious. Some excellent verbal gymnastics here.

    Thanks for the laughs. If you’re lucky enough to buy some of the gear while the link was still live, hold on to it. It will be worth some $$$. The Nike store has removed the items.

    BTW — I judge each school based on the character and attitudes of their respective graduates, the way they treat others at work and in public. In this regard, USC people have an awful lot of catching up to do.

  84. LalaPop

    Seriously, both schools need to get over each other. Both have good and bad points.

    This whole rivalry is ridiculous.

  85. TROJAN BEAR

    I’m a Trojan for life and my wonderful gf is a Briun bear.
    I think everyone here should relax a little and enjoy the rivalry and not take it too far.
    Both schools are great, and for the most part all students associated with both schools are good human beings.
    Lets just sit back and laugh @ this blunder by Nike, in the end its just a shirt that has the wrong colours on it!

    Smile and enjoy life🙂

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  93. Tyler M

    1) USC was awarded decade’s hottest school.http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-12-13/the-decades-hottest-schools/#gallery=1093;page=1
    2) Take away the sports that USC doesn’t have (Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Softball, and Men’s Soccer) and USC has more NCAA titles. Quite frankly who cares about softball and gymnastics, what’s the average attendance, a 1,000 people?
    3) USC was ranked #1 for school with a conscience because we have the most community service hours in the nation
    4) USC gives scholarships to over 60% of their students because UC parents on average make more that private institution parents
    5) UCLA gets so many applicants because they are a check box on an applicants sheet, I mean c’mon, it is only $20 more to apply to UCLA.

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