October 3rd, 2010 at 3:59 PM ^

Wears nothing but random (meaning he will appear to rep like 15 different EPL teams over the course of a few weeks) European soccer jerseys (and pants, of course).  He is a pretty decent beat writer (stays pretty impartial/critical of the program despite being a USC grad) but the guy is a total goofball.


October 4th, 2010 at 12:49 PM ^

He started criticizing the Song Girls selection process on his blog (basically it had become more about who you knew than how you filled out the sweater) and to prove his point began taking pictures with opposing cheerleaders to wake USC fans out of their cocoon of false confidence (the sort of "we must have the most hotties because we're USC" attitude we've seen with respect to our football talent pool) by illustrating that schools like Oregon and others had gals who were much easier on the eyes. 

Obviously the creepy, stalkerish tradition has continued unabated long after the initial point was made.

STW P. Brabbs

October 4th, 2010 at 2:47 PM ^

That, as you describe it, the initial point is just about as creepy as it gets.  Much, much shadier than merely "I like to have pictures of myself with hot college girls."

He was on a mission to prove that other cheerleaders were hotter and that USC thus needed to revise its song girl selection process?  And he embarked on this quest for justice as a middle-aged man? 

I keep telling myself that you're joking when you put this forward as a worthwhile effort ... I'm right, right?


October 4th, 2010 at 5:14 PM ^

I may not speak for everyone, but I'm pretty sure the USC Song Girls are an institution enjoyed by most male college football fans across the country.  If it takes a creepy, bald, middle-aged man posting pervy pictures on the internet to protect that tradition (a noble tradition of gorgeous girls in short skirts and tight sweaters), then I say "so be it."


October 3rd, 2010 at 4:03 PM ^

I don't think we should be ranked until we prove to the country that we can do better then 1-7 in the Big Ten.  Indiana is the same team we beat last year so until proven otherwise I can see why some writers are skeptics still.


October 3rd, 2010 at 4:16 PM ^

After 5 weeks of football, there are only 13 FBS teams that remain undefeated.  The AP poll has 25 spots.   If voting only on this season, and the games played so far this season, you'd think that Chip, John, and Scott could vote Michigan somewhere in the Top 25. 


October 3rd, 2010 at 4:35 PM ^

Do that and voters will start to rank us.  This is both the meat of our schedule and also when we'll get featured on TV nationally.  More eyes (voters) will watch our games and take notice.

Clarence Beeks

October 3rd, 2010 at 6:57 PM ^

This is an amazing resource.  It's amazing to scan through that list and see who these people who vote in the AP are.  Looking at some of the names, papers and locations makes one wonder what criteria they are selected on.


October 3rd, 2010 at 7:47 PM ^

in the bar after he's had a few and is trying to put the moves on some hottie cheerleader from UCLA.

"But, but, you let me put my arm around you back at the stadium...remember me? I'm Scott the sportswriter. Want to go for a ride in my Hummer?!" (winks while openly leering at her breasts).

"Ewwww, gross, you just spit on me. Fuck off, creep."


October 3rd, 2010 at 10:03 PM ^

If we win this week, we jump up to at least #13, and then if we beat Iowa, we jump up into the top ten.  Let's just forget about the polls for now and focus on these two huge games.