Societal and Media Bias Against USC?

15 Nov

The University of Southern California football program has always been seen as one of the best in the nation. However, after the NCAA placed them on four year probation, many people started to consider them as a team of ungrateful, overconfident, cheating bandits. Quietly under the direction of head coach Lane Kiffin and quarterback Matt Barkley the Trojans have had a productive season. So far USC record is 7-3 overall and 4-3 in the Pac-10. QB Matt Barkley is putting up Heisman like numbers with 2,518 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. But do we hear anything about USC as a team? The answer is NO.

Of course, we as a society should punish them for what few did to get them in trouble. Should be not mention the good things they are doing now? All the players that caused the problems for the program are gone, all the coaches that allowed it to happen has left, and the athletic director that sat and let the culture of noncompliance fester is nowhere to be seen. Be that as it may, we as a society, or better yet the NCAA and the media are choosing to make the young men that do the right thing suffer. They get no recognition for what they are doing now as a clean, drama free, legit team.

The men that go to class, lace up their cleats, and put on the shoulder pads for the Trojans of the new USC need much more respect than they are given. For the very simple reason, any other program under the same conditions would have caved. The players that remained stayed and made a declaration to bring the program back to the good graces of the alumni and to the nation as a proud program. We should encourage them not ignore and shame them.

They will continue to Fight On…

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