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USC v. Idaho Saturday Night and Wet Song Girls

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I've complained about the scheduling of my beloved Trojans' games in recent years. We seem to have had a lot of late starts. 5:00, 5:30, 7:30pm... someone seemed determined to maintain the oft-speculated upon "East Coast bias" by making sure half the country was getting into bed before USC had finished its first quarter of ball.

My feelings were reinforced when I saw that this year there are only three games that start by 1:30pm or earlier and two of those are road games. Sure, it means I don't have to wake up as early on Saturday. Loading up beers at eight in the morning only to start drinking by ten was sometimes disconcerting, but I still like to watch a game under natural light now and again.

The 7:15pm start for tomorrow's season opener against Idaho was sticking in my craw all week. Maybe I shouldn't feel so bad that the East Coast sportswriters might miss the opening game of a SC team that's been plagued by an unusual number of injuries in recent days. Maybe I should feel sympathy for the Vandals players who'll be spared the Sunday morning articles in the Eastern press on what should be a drubbing at the hands of the Trojans.

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