USC Coach Steve Sarkisian Got Too Drunk At A School Function And Had To Be Pulled Off Stage Mid Speech
LBS- Steve Sarkisian apologized Sunday for his behavior at a USC football event on Saturday night where he was drunk and reportedly had to be pulled off stage after embarrassing himself.
The incident occurred at a Salute to Troy event, which is the annual school-sponsored event marking the beginning of the Trojans’ football season. It’s attended by big donors and it’s an event where the coaching staff is introduced. But Sark didn’t exactly comport himself like a professional at the event.
Pacific Takes gives a rundown of Sark’s behavior, which culminated with him being pulled off staged by AD Pat Haden and John McKay Jr.
– Sarkisian was definitely drunk at the event and slurring his words during the speech. That’s been confirmed by multiple sources at the party.
– Sarkisian dropped an F-Bomb while introducing his team to the donors.
– Sarkisian said that Oregon, Arizona State and Notre Dame all suck. Sark is 0-9 against Oregon and Arizona State and has always lost to the Ducks by three scores or more.
Did I just become a USC fan? Okay, no, I still don't like the Trojans, but I am definitely a Steve Sarkisian fan. How am I NOT watching a viral video of this performance? The NFL and TMZ spent months upon months uncovering (or trying to cover up) footage of Ray Rice beating his wife, then a feel good story like a college coach getting hammered and saying everyone sucks is out there and Sherlock Holmes goes into hibernation? Such bullshit. Society is too damn obsessed with the negative that we miss all the positives. Like a guy that is known for being a stern, hard ass finally letting loose and showing his true colors. That's how you relate to your players. Sarkisian deserves a goddamn raise for getting yanked off stage like a white country singer at the Apollo. Now his players finally know he's human.
You think I am going to sit here and criticize a guy for prioritizing getting blind drunk over his MC responsibilities? Hell no. He's basically just the best man that goes 0 to 100 at the cocktail hour. It's hard to hold off from drinking when the situation so clearly calls for drinking. Yeah, maybe the guest of honor shouldn't be mixing in the hard stuff before he gets on stage, but hindsight is 20/20. Plus, considering how inebriated he was, his list of transgressions isn't all that bad. Slurring some words? A college coach accidentally saying 'fuck'? Talking about how all your rivals suck? Yo Sark, my birthday is on February 17th, you pick the place, just came sure it has a stage. That's a man that I not only want to play for, but would love to drink with. I have a soft spot for anyone who gets drunk and their first thought is how much Notre Dame fucking sucks.
This is basically the last party that Sarkisian gets to attend where he can test the limits of his liver. He's probably been looking forward to this the entire offseason. If you haven't gotten so excited for an event that by the time it finally got there you drank yourself into a stupor before all the guests even arrived then you ain't no friend of mine. Once college football starts the only drinking he will be doing will happen alone on his couch after a loss, and feature an expensive bottle of scotch, glass optional. Can't we let the man get his spirits up (literally and figuratively) before he embarks on a tough season of trying to teach a bunch of teenagers how to ignore hot, dumb blondes and focus on football?
P.S. Worst case of "what the fuck happened last night?" EVER.
I'm turnt. #TeamSark