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If you believe in omens, then I suggest selling your stock in USC football season this season. If you believe in shoddy workmanship, then you should sell your stock in the manufacturers of crystal football trophies. No one is really sure how the topper on USC's 2004 BCS Championship trophy ended up at the bottom of its case (and mostly likely scratched), but Trojan fans are hoping it is not a portent of impending doom.

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Actually, it's mostly Bruins fans who are hoping that it is a sign from above. USC fans are too busy kite surfing with their agents to care.

Football: BCS Trophy at USC drops the ball [OC Register]

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