Friday, December 3, 2010

UCLA or USC? Who's It Gonna Be? You Decide In The 2nd Annual MILITANT BOWL!

It's that time of the year again, folks! It's the rivalry that dwarfs all So Cal sports rivalries! It makes the Dodgers-Angels rivalry look like a tee-ball game, it makes the Galaxy-Chivas rivalry look like soccer mom fodder, it makes the Kings-Ducks rivalry look like slushy Zamboni scrapings. It even makes the Lakers-Clippers riv...okay there really is no basketball rivalry in Southern California, but still, when it comes to intercollegiate sports rivalries in the same metropolitan area, This Is It. No other city in the USA, or even the world, can lay claim to a rivalry such as this.

This is, as you may or may not know, the weekend where the USC Trojans (7-5) face off against the UCLA Bruins (4-7). As you may or may not know, USC has been sanctioned by the NCAA and is forbidden from postseason play. Meanwhile, UCLA has been suffering from a losing season. Therefore, none of the teams will be going to any Bowl game, and so all bragging rights go down to the wire on Saturday!

History has smiled more favorably on the Cardinal and Gold as the Trojans have won 9 out of the past 10 matchups, and lead the all-time record with 44 wins, 28 losses and seven ties.

The schools have fought for not only bragging rights, but a Victory Bell and a corporately-sponsored Gauntlet.

For the fans...there's The 2nd Annual MILITANT BOWL!
It's goes ike this: from the moment this post is published to the moment of kickoff at Saturday's game, UCLA and USC fans can post their respective roots and cheers for their school below in the Comments section of this blog entry. Points will be awarded (and deducted) and the winner will be announced via This Here Blog as well as the Militant's Twitter account.

Last year saw the inaugural MILITANT BOWL with USC not only winning 5-4, but also winning the football game. Will the winner of this year's MILITANT BOWL also determine the winner of the game?

The Militant will temporarily change out of his camo fatigues and into black-and-white referee stripes! [WHISTLE] So here are the rules! Read carefully!


1. Post a comment below in the Comments section of this blog entry, beginning with "GO UCLA!" or "GO USC!" and then explain, in your opinion, why [UCLA/USC] rules or sucks.

2. ONE entry per person! Subsequent entries by the same comment poster account will be disregarded.

3. You are, however, more than welcome to encourage other fans to post their own comments!

3. Each comment poster must have a screen/user name. Any comments posted by "anonymous" will BE DISQUALIFIED!

4. Comment must be a clear root or diss towards one of the teams. Ambiguous comments will also BE DISQUALIFIED! Also, wise-ass comments irrelevant to UCLA or USC will also BE DISQUALIFIED!

5. Each root for one school or diss against the other school will earn 1 point for the appropriate school.

6. Profanity will be permitted but let's keep this (relatively) civil and respectful! No _____-ist or _____-phobic comments please. Any comment of that nature will be penalized -1 point!

7. A root or diss comment of an extremely witty nature will earn 3 points!

8. In the event of a tie, The Militant Angeleno may or may not exercise his right to use his personal bias towards his unspecified alma mater and name it as the winner of the tiebreaker. So yes, the Militant will have to reveal his unspecified alma mater! LET'S TRY TO AVOID THIS FROM HAPPENING, FOLKS!

9. The comment period shall begin from the moment of this blog entry's posting and will close at the moment of kick-off at Saturday's game (around 7:30 p.m. this Saturday)!


Aas you may or may not know, the Militant is a proud alum of one of the schools, and the rivalry is one of the highlights of the Militant's year! So get out there and post your comments! MAY THE BEST SCHOOL WIN!


Alex said...

Go UCLA! What is militant about a bourgeois, blond, Barbie breeding ground that charges $55,000 a year?

me dee eee said...

Go UCLA! Bruin Mom has spoken and the spirit of Jackie Robinson agrees. Yes, he lettered in football as well!

fatpinkchicken said...

Fight on, Trojans!

/shouldn't you bRuins be out complaining about your fee increases or something?

Amy said...

It's one thing to be bowl ineligible due to sanctions, but quite another to be bowl ineligible due to a terribly awful football team. bRuins self sanctioned: due to awfulness. How embarrassing!

Scott said...

Go Bruins!

EL CHAVO! said...

Go Nobody! I hope they both lose!

Yeah, I'm disqualified pero me valen tus reglitas!

Alan said...

Don't worry Trojans, at least you get your money's worth when you buy your degree. Think of those poor Pepperdine students.

Go Bruins!

cindylu said...

*Does the 8-clap*
*Plays Sons of Westwood*
*Dons UCLA hoodie and t-shirt*
*Goes to/works at UCLA for 12 years* (it's taking me a while to get that PhD)
*Hugs the Bruin statue*
*Asks the John Wooden to intervene on our behalf and make it so God pulls out a win on our behalf tonight*
*Eats Diddy Riese ice cream sandwich*
*Frames diplomas*

UCLA is awesome because it's the home of one of the most prominent AB 540/DREAM Activist student groups, IDEAS. These students, most undocumented and struggling to be students and pay the cost of their education without any government financial aid, have raised money for several scholarships, outreached to high school students in the same position, and been leaders in the national movement to pass the DREAM Act. UCLA has a long history of student of color activism. Our numbers (well, proportionally) may have declined since the passage of Prop 209, but we're still making change on and off campus.