Booty Breaks Finger Early in Loss

John David Booty suffered a broken middle-finger on his throwing hand, when his finger collided with another player’s helmet while completing a pass in the second quarter of USC’s 24-23 loss to Stanford.

Booty’s hand was x-rayed during half-time, when the fracture was discovered. Despite the injury Booty elected to play and Pete Carroll concurred with the decision, rather than playing relatively untested backup Mark Sanchez. Booty’s four interceptions played a major role in the Trojans loss to the Cardinal.

But by the end of the game all Booty had to do is turn to the Trojan fans, where many in attendance would gladly (not to mention disgracefully) give him their middle-fingers.


There are those sunshine fans who now shun John David Booty, claiming Sanchez is the better player; that Sanchez should have always started over the Heisman candidate. This is despite Booty’s impressive 2006 record, Rose Bowl win over Michigan and solid start to the 2007 season. But two shaky games later and Trojan fans seem to have selective amnesia.

These same fans have also seem to have forgotten that Sanchez has yet to throw for 100 yards in his career, that he struggles to complete on third-down, and that he’s never thrown a touchdown pass…although he has thrown a pair of interceptions.

As reported by the L.A. Times Booty had this to say:

“I want to compete. I want to fight. No way I was coming out of that game,” he said. “Look at (Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett) Favre, look at those guys, they don’t hardly ever play healthy so it’s one thing you have to deal with.”

“I’m playing,” Booty said. “I don’t know what we’re going to have to do to it. . . . It’s my plan to play and start every game.”

And as the Trojan fans booed the very same team that just three hours ago they had professed their unwaivering allegiance to…

“Believe me, inside I was booing too. I was as frustrated as they were,” Booty said.

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10 thoughts on “Booty Breaks Finger Early in Loss

  1. HE WAS BOOING INSIDE THIS GUY REALLY DOES NOT THINK HE SUCKS,HE TOO DUMB TO KNOW HES STANDING IN HIS ON PISS

  2. LET ME SEE,COMPARE YOURSELF WITH BRETT FARVE MAYBE THE INTS,REGGIE BUSH DURING HIS BYE WEEK SHOULD BEAT BOOTY WITH HIS HEISMAN THAT IS AS CLOSE AS HE WILL GET TO ONE,GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND TAKE PRIDE IN THE FACT YOU DESTROYED MATT AND REGGIES TROY,THIS IS PROOF THAT THE WIND REALLY CAN BLOW TRASH ANYWHERE

  3. What an arrogant bastard. Sometimes you need to go, let someone else take a better crack at it. I still hadn’t gotten back from my piss break after halftime, while I was pissin’ he was makin’ a case to keep playin’. No sooner than I get done pissin’, he throws another INT. Yeah, good choice… Make a change then… C’mon Pete! Nope.

    He makes horrible decisions, throws into triple coverage because he’s so keyed in on the receiver he’s thinking about before the snap, that every defender that picks up on this is ready for that errant pass thrown too hard and ten yards too deep. That and he gives up on the INT’s and doesn’t try to tackle the opposing player running for the end zone. He lost the UCLA game, damn near single-handedly, didn’t manage to hand the game to U of Washington, and blew it again against Stanford. Really? Really? Stanford? If this was RB, WR or Center causing this many turnovers, they’d be benched. Let’s try option #2. I can accept sloppy play from a QB with limited playing time, but I can’t take one more from this clown, he has too much experience to make so many freshman mistakes.

  4. As a diehard Trojan fan who personally experienced the mediocre John Robinson era part II as a student and the abomination that was the Hackett regime, I love what Pete Carroll has done! While I agree the current edition seems to have a sense of entitlement and that wins will come just by throwing on the pads and helmet and walking onto the field, the lack of support and the distress eminating from the fanbase is disturbing. I hated the loss on Saturday. Living in Ohio, I have to deal with Buckeye fans constant rantings about how SC is a mirage team and the Pac-10 is a farce. I quietly keep my mouth shut, smile and watch as SC dominates everyone in its path. Now, with the recent struggles the verbal barrage increased but, you know what? I’m still proud of my team and my school and will be until I die! I urge all true Trojan fans to stop berating our teams and players, especially the ones who are playing their hearts out! Losses hurt them more than you will ever know. Stand behind your team. When a loss happens, thats when they need our support more than ever!

    And for the spoiled students and fans who booed ‘your’ team on Saturday: Shame on you!

    Fight On!!

  5. Dont crap on the team. Those of you that do, probably became fans last year. You guys dont know a thing. The responsibility of removing Booty lies with Carrol and Sarkisian, no one else! Of course players are going to plead their case about being able to finish a game, but its the coaches responsibility to see through that and replace them. I’m really disappointed in the coaching staff that Sanchez wasnt givin a chance, but I dont hate my team, I’m just mad at Carroll and Sarkissian for the moment. Next week I’ll have forgivin them and be looking to be back on track with a Wildcat ass whoopin.
    Everyone gets up for SC. Its the closest thing to a national championship for them.The biggest game they’ll ever face. Every team SC plays is giving their all. Washington did its damage with the injuries to the O-line and SC got caught slippin in a game they thought they would steamroll, as it was for UCLA, Ore. ST. and now Stanford. You think SC gets up for Stanford the way the Cards get up for us? Hell no!
    To the TEMP SC fans that booed the team that has won 59 of its last 64 games and is 65-12 in the last 6 years, go back to the team you stood by before SC kicked their ass and brought your sorry ass to our side. We dont need or want you at the Coliseum. You chumps obviously dont know the history here. Eventhough we werent good, at least we had REAL Trojan fans in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You love em when their up and when their (rarely)
    down! Remeber, who else has our record? NO ONE!

  6. i’d always support this team no matter what,even when they’re down. I still support our qb JDB, the year is still young and there is plenty of time to play. Hang in there guys! 2007 BCS Champs!

  7. Are you serious? Cincinnati? get real, you need to find a different sport to follow cause college football is not it!!!! fight on

  8. Are you serious? Cincinnati? get real, you need to find a different sport to follow cause college football is not it!!!! fight on

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