USC Football

Great Expectations- Not Always Fair.

TEMPE, AZ - NOVEMBER 7:  Head coach Pete Carroll of the USC Trojans walks on the sideline before the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils on November 7, 2009 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.  USC won 14-9.  (Photo by Jeff Golden/Getty Images)
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Zane FergusonContributor INovember 30, 2009

So recently i bought myself a USC trojans sweatshirt..I currently live in Ca. i am only 13 and would like that to be my college of the future. But back to my article. So i bought the sweathsirt and wore it around town. I would say atleast 2-3 times a day people would say a comment like "oh they are not doing so well this year" or "Sorry bout USC". Well that got me thinking.

Taking those comments abouut my USC sweatshirt into consideration i thought to myself.  Ok USC is 8-3 and elgible for a Bowl Game. Ok maybe it because i am Oakland Raiders fan but i believe that 8-3 is great record. I understand that it is USC and they expect 10-1 and 11-0. But something told me that the people that were giving me those remarks about my sweatshirt were probably UCLA, Notre Dame, or Michigan fans who are just waiting for a top contender to slip up just like they have so they can feel a little bit better about them selves. I wanted to say something back but told myself otherwise.

The same goes for the New York Yankees. Regarding to last year. 89-73. A above .500 winning percentage and if they were in the NL probably could have a division or wild card spot. All the critiques and "Yankee haters" were saying "oh the yankees are done they wont be good for while" or "They need to start rebuilding" and look what happened they won the world series.

                                                I hope you enjoyed my Article

                           Feel free to leave comments about other teams that have "Great Exectations" that had a slump and were critsized.




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