Maybe they’re all washing their hair that day.

What is the world coming to?

It does not appear USC will sell out its Outback Bowl allotment of 11,000 tickets.

Athletics director Eric Hyman said about 9,500 tickets had been sold through the university — a total that includes as many as 1,500 tickets the athletics department purchased for band members, cheerleaders and player comps.

Barring strong walk-up sales, the game will not be a sellout. About 10,000 seats remained at the start of business Monday.

Man, when you can’t get the ‘Cock fan base pumped up about an Outback Bowl appearance, that’s a sign of the impending Apocalypse.  Next thing you know, these guys won’t be doing their annual preseason SECCG chest beating.

And that’s with a Stephen Garcia sales pitch, to boot.  Bummer, dude.

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UPDATE: Technically this is unrelated, but amusing nonetheless.

When two teams get thrown together in a bowl game, they often don’t know a lot about each other or where they’re from.

Monday, I asked several South Carolina Gamecocks what they knew about Iowa Hawkeyes football and the state of Iowa in particular. The first answer I got gave me pause, but others saved the day.

“Iowa potatoes, that’s about it,” said USC defensive tackle Nathan Pepper.

But Pepper didn’t know the reference when I asked him if he was related to Sgt. Pepper of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club fame, either.

Although that last bit makes me feel old.

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4 responses to “Maybe they’re all washing their hair that day.

  1. DT

    Lloyd: That’s a lovely accent you have. New Jersey?
    Lady at bus stop: Austria.
    Lloyd: Austria! Well, then. G’day mate! Let’s put another shrimp on the barbie!
    Lady at bus stop: Let’s not.

  2. NebraskaDawg

    Still looking for a bag of Iowa potatoes at the grocery store, man they must be popular cause I can’t find them anywhere.

  3. Ally

    I’m personally partial to Iowa corn myself.

  4. Ally

    doh! Meant to say IDAHO corn.

    Further proof its just too hard to dumb-down to the lamecock level I guess.