^sort of. The cables aren't exactly "reversed." There is an "A" pattern and a "B" pattern (Google is friendly). A normal ethernet cable uses the same pattern on each end. A crossover uses one "A" end and one "B" end.
Edit: USB would be painfully slow. If you don't have the tools to make an Ethernet crossover cable, either find a local shop to make one for you ($20 for material+labor seems reasonable), or get a couple of normal cables and use a router or switch in the middle.