Thursday, October 08, 2009

USC Football: A Love Story

It's a well documented fact that I love USC football, so I got pretty excited when Kelly announced that this week was "Favorite Teams" on "Show Us Your Life."

I may not be as hardcore as all of the SEC girls out there, but I do love me some Trojan Football -- everything from the tailgating to the sold out stadiums to game watching parties for away game. In fact when football Season ends and I suddenly have all of these free Saturdays, I don't know that to do with myself, since Trojan Football is an all day event.

The Mr. and I met at USC so we've both been avid USC fans for over 8 years now and sharing Football games is one of our favorite things.

Note: Unfortunately almost all of my USC pictures from College are not digital, so I'll have to show my love for USC Football through the last 4 years after college.

We usually tailgate for at least 4 hours before the game with the Mr's fraternity alumni association. Here are few of my favorite tailgating pictures from over the years. Lots of beer and BBQ!

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USC hate UCLA more than anything (way more than UCLA hates USC) hence the FUCLA shirt above. USC's band even has a whole song that ends with "UCLA Sucks" -- that they play at games where we're not even playing UCLA. Hilarious.

We have Season tickets and apparently I really like to take close up pictures of ourselves in the stands.

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Fun unrelated-fact: From 2005 to 2009 the Mr lost over 50 lbs! You can really see it in these pics.

I love seeing the Colosseum covered in Cardinal and Gold.

We're so passionate about USC Football that we usually go to at least one away game a season. Here we are before the Stanford game last year and at the Berkely game this year.

But my favorite games are BOWL GAMES! Since I started at USC in 2001 the Trojans have been to SEVEN BCS Bowls!

Of course the best Bowl Game was in January 2005, when I traveled to Florida to watch the Trojans win the Orange Bowl and be named the 2004 Season National Champions! It was SO amazing!

And for the last two years we've watched the Trojans win in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.


Update: Check out my bloggy friend, Julie's post on USC. Her little boy in USC jerseys just makes my heart melt! I swear, when I have a baby, the first thing I'm going to buy for him/her is a little jersey or USC tee!


Lil' Woman said...

Congrats to the can really tell the difference and how his face has thinned out. :)

You guys are hardcore about your football, aren't you

Angry Julie Monday said...

Are you a big fan of USC? Nah....not you...hehehehe..

My post was about USC too, duh. I linked you!

Plus, I included some cute pictures of Angry Toddler and his Bff.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

You my friend are a super fan!

Megan said...

Love all the pictures. Your hair looks great in ALL of them! I wish I was a fan of a big football team, it seems so fun! :-)

Monique said...

Such cute pictures!

Heather said...

Love these pictures, so cute!

Megan said...

Love it! Fight on! I don't think I've been to the Coliseum since 2005, I miss it!

B.E.A said...

Great photos! We are die hard Hawkeye fans but my husband is seriously thinking about USC for grad school. We might just have to start cheering for USC too!

Danica said...

I am just like you <3 ha ha. :) USC for life and yes, I LOVE the UCLA sucks song too! Fight on Trojans!

ingrid said...

Fight On!

Meant to be a mom said...

These pics are adorable. I just love the college football support. Although my team is sucking it up bigtime lately :(
I'm still supporting no matter what. I'm glad that you guys have so much fun at your tailgate parties. Keep enjoying!

Erin said...

If you continue to post things like this I can't read this ever again...HAHAHA...go Bruins!

Shoshanah said...

I guess I can be nice and give ya a Fight On!

Michelle Marshall said...

oooh we're going to have a rivalry on our hands next saturday!!! your trojans are coming to visit my IRISH!! GO IRISH!!! :)

Sarah Ann said...

I'm just going to leave you with the comment my husband made when he saw this post "Whoever that person is, they're smart."

Brittany Ann said...

Wow! You can totally see the 50 pounds he lost! Good for him!

Troy and Rachel said...


Nicole-Lynn said...

Very cute pics. We both enjoy football season as well :)

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