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I graduated the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Theatre, but along with my passion for acting comes my passion for writing, particularly in the realm of sports. My voice is lightheartedly sardonic and an unconventional stab at conventional sports coverage. My previous writing gigs include Bleacher Report, Football Nation and Tailgate 32. I have miraculously survived as a New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Lakers, and Pittsburgh Penguins fan, and have retired to Florida at the age of 23. Protect your blindside with conventionally unconventional USC and sports coverage and follow the Italian Trojan on Twitter @italian_trojan

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User Blog

USC to NFL: Trojans' Stake in Super Bowl XLVIII


Why should the diehard Trojan but casual NFL follower care more about football on this particular Sunday? The Italian Trojan highlights the cardinal-n-gold at MetLife Stadium.

USC: Five Las Vegas "Bowled" Predictions


The Trojans have arrived in Sin City, but how much would you bet that they show up on the field?

Jack Del Rio vs Ed Orgeron


How far - or near - does USC have to look for their next official head coach?

Lee Corso Bleeds Cardinal N Gold


It's symbolic that the Coach cut himself whilst playing around in Trojan garb, because Ed Orgeron has been a brilliant bandage for this now jovial program. Now add him to the injury report. 16-0!

Don't Shootout Yourself in the Foot, USC!


The chemistry of Cody Kessler and Nelson Agholor is coming on, the returns of Marqise Lee and Xavier Grimble are looming, and Tre Madden and Silas Redd are rediscovering their footing. Even so, USC's offense simply doesn't have the silver bullets to keep up with Oregon State should Sean Mannion and Brandin Cooks teepee Corvallis and beat the Trojans to 30 points. Leonard Williams and Clancy Pendergast have to win this game tomorrow.

2013 NFL Trojans - Who's Midseason's Best?


Which professional players are USC still proud to call their sons?

USC Stars in "The Halfback at Notre Dame"


Featuring Will Ferrell, Ray Lewis, Pat Haden, Marqise Lee, Ed Orgeron, and an Oscar-studded roster...okay maybe Cookie Monsters.

USC vs. Utah State: What's on the Menu?


In a young yet already tumultuous season for the Trojans, let's regurgitate what we've tasted thus far, before tightening our bibs for the Aggies.

Pancake Blocks: Trojans Dole-Whip Rainbow Warriors


Encompassing USC's opening victory, the Italian Trojan takes a virtual pineapple tour and paints Hawaii Cardinal 'n' Gold.


Fantasy Football: USC's Reality

National Draft Day came and gusted away this past Saturday. It took everything within me to not cancel my entire day and loiter around Buffalo Wild Wings - dressing up like Albus Dumbledore as I...

Pancake Blocks: Disneyland Main Street USC

Bumped...P Back in my day (as my imaginary monocle rolls its eye at me in mine own reflection), I neglected lectures in my Sports Communication and Culture course for the sake of catching the live...


Pac-12 Network: 12 Original USC Trojan Programs

It is the little things that inflate our hefty Trojan egos these days. Cherry Passion Tic Tacs emulating school colors. Being ranked No. 24 in the AP Poll rather than assuming we're no worse than...


Pancake Blocks: Beware of Danger Dog, Marqise Lee

Behold the L.A. street dog - the city's ceremonial "heart attack on a bun" - a frankfurter quite possibly in danger of being made by and/or from actual Snoop Dogg and celebrity company. The...


NCAA's Photo Shop is Bush League

Bumped...Italian Trojan beat me to this. P For all of the Trojans who have obediently forgotten who this USC all-time playmaking running back is, fear not: his name fell clean off the back of...

Pancake Blocks: Like Trojans and Oranges

Bumped...P Welcome to Pancake Blocks, where the gridiron meets cast-iron griddles. Wipe your cleats before entering the kitchen and be sure to keep the running back's lanes and arteries unclogged. ...


USC's Lane Kiffin Needs a Cooler Seat

If you're looking for Boston Creme donuts, there are none. Lane Kiffin is sitting on them, just for temporary relief. Watching this interview conducted by WeAreSC, never in available memory...

Pat Haden Recaps USC's 2012-13...Again


I love rehashing our victories over the past calendar year as much as the next Trojan...but August 29th needs to hurry up before the Vs become Zs...

Max Keeble's Little Move


That's right...practice throwing on the run, Max Browne, lest the offensive line doesn't improve. Of course, the longer Lane Kiffin does not declare a starting quarterback, the more likely it's the freshman's job to lose. USC just got out of a serious four-year relationship with Matt Barkley and are now yearning for that spark with raw ability early on during the rebound. Sorry, Max Wittek, but you're looking a lot like Aaron Corp at this point.

Danger Dog Hangover


Is anyone still hungry for these beautiful disasters? If Joey Chestnut had to eat 69 of them, he would be redecorating the Coliseum walls by No. 5. I hope everyone Fought On through a great Fourth of July.


Top Five Coliseum Cameos

Pat Haden should either exponentiate his renovation plans or spare the effort and scrap the project, because Brad Pitt's people have been blowing up the Coliseum repeatedly over the past ten days...

Bounce-Back 2013: USC vs the ACC


Three of Mark May's top five bounce-back candidates for the upcoming college football campaign hail from the ACC. USC lost to the ACC's Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl to wrap up a disastrous 7-6 season. Pending their ultimate decision at the quarterback position, the Trojans should be "well-improved", and a victory over the ACC's Boston College would be a cardinal n' gold cherry on top.


Mark Sanchez: Worst NFL Starting QB For a Reason

Former Rose Bowl MVP and USC Trojan Mark Sanchez is the butt of another joke, misspelling intended. Two Girls One Dirty Sanchez (via Terez Owens) Pete Carroll is yet again proved genius in his...


USC Football: Wide Receiver U's Valedictorian

UCLA supposedly breeds linebackers. USC boisterously grows pass-catchers. Remember when colleges were accredited based upon educational merits? Neither Justin Long nor my former senior-self...

USC and Fox Sports 1 present: "Harbaugh Bowl: the Musical!"


Joe Flacco, Patrick Willis, and their respective Super Bowl counterparts are filming a 90-second TV spot in the Coliseum for Fox Sports 1. Rehearsals for this newest adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet" are currently underway, and the latest autumn tour rumors involve Wembley Stadium in October.

Bush Pushed a Nation


As of yesterday, Notre Dame was deemed the winner of the Italian Trojan's notorious "Nation's Team" bracket as college football's most polarizing poster child - if such a thing can exist. As an objective bystander throughout the process, this is how I elect to honor them, and it's fitting that Reggie and George W. share the same surname. Enjoy this blast from Trojan past, or rather the push from behind...

5 Reasons Why USC Should Be America's College Team

Bumped... What makes the Dallas Cowboys "America's Team"? Historically, these Little Orphan Annies rose from 1960s hard-knock expansion to Daddy Warbucks' Super Bowl darlings and the country ate...

Five Reasons Why USC Should Be "America's [College Football] Team"

  1. They represent the most prestigious U.S. city lacking a professional franchise, and fans will still metaphorically risk their lives supporting the Raiders over FUCLA.
  2. They certainly behave like an NFL team, from free agent acquisitions (Silas Redd, Delvon Simmons, plus rumors involving Everett Golson) to sanctioned Bush-league scandal.
  3. The Spirit of Troy is undeniably distinguishable: the emulated ancestry of Tommy Trojan; the cardinal n gold flowing through the school body's undying devotion; the actual band's IMDB merits; the fact that the SEC yearns to be someone else for a change, making SCAR a monkey's uncle.
  4. They're a star-studded talent hot tub both on and off the field, and soon the gridiron and sideline could each sport a Snoop Doggy Dogg.
  5. Whether we're competent or irrelevant in any given season, people still waste precious energy despising Arrogant Nation.

Zach Smith is a Long-Shot


As is the case with every series of trick videos, off-screen completion percentage was assuredly low, but the displayed accuracy should still allow long-snapper Zach Smith in the quarterback battle.

This is Sanchoke's Sanchize


Tough day...tough pass...26 turnovers...a Tebow under your bed...where was I going with this?


SoCal's Steve Smith Skedaddles

Mike Williams is a Toronto Argonaut. Anthony McCoy tore his Achilles. Keyshawn Johnson lost to Justin Bieber in the 40-yard high-speed chase. Mike Williams is a Toronto Argonaut. Needless to...

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