LOS ANGELES — A billboard showcasing USC quarterback Matt Barkley in UCLA territory has been taken down and nobody is taking responsibility for it.
The billboard, located a couple blocks south of the UCLA campus at the intersection of Westwood Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive in Westwood Village, had featured a picture of Barkley looking to the sky, taken the day he announced he was returning for his senior season last December.
The school’s 2012 slogan — “We play to finish” — was in all caps to the left of Barkley’s head, with a URL to purchase tickets placed below.
The billboard was stripped or painted over either late Monday night or early Tuesday morning and now shows nothing but a black background.
USC says it had nothing to do with it.
“USC was not involved in the decision to take any billboard down,” USC spokesperson Tim Tessalone told ESPNLosAngeles.com. “We do not agree with the decision, nor were we involved in the decision to take it down.”
UCLA spokesperson Nick Ammazzalorso told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Peter Yoon via text message that the school had no involvement, either, though UCLA fans had complained about the billboard on Internet message boards
I fucking hate USC. The only teams I hate worse are Mongoloid Mizzou and Faggot Florida. When they got those suspensions handed down back in 2009, i was like one of those old ladies who gets picked for the Showcase Showdown on The Price is Right.
Having said that, i think that billboard was awesome. Just a big ass monument showing how bad USC has dominated UCLA in the last few years. I bet every time a Bruins fan walked by that billboard, their mood immediately went to shit. Not even the sunny So Cal weather could cheer those sorry fuckers up. The Trojans just went up like 20 levels in my book.