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By Joe Torosian “There’s just something about youth and comedy that go together. Maybe it’s that foolishness, that silliness that you can get away with when you’re younger, that you can’t get away with when you’re older.”—Joe Flaherty Kick it! Right off the Top: Do you know who Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Macias are?
By Joe Torosian “And I kept on looking for a sign in the middle of the night But I couldn’t see the light No, I couldn’t see the light I kept on looking for a way to take me through the night Couldn’t get it right I couldn’t get it right” —Climax Blues Band Kick […]
By Joe Torosian (Azusa)— Brentwood’s Braelee Albert’s three-pointer as time expired lifted the Brentwood Eagles to a 55-54 victory over the Burbank Bulldogs in the CIF Division 3AA Boys Final Friday night at the Felix Event Center on the campus of Azusa Pacific University.
By Joe Torosian Temple City High School has stayed in-house and hired Riley Saxon, an on-campus teacher, to become the 14th head football coach in school history.
By Joe Torosian “Okay, so your heart is broken You sit around mopin’ Cryin’ and cryin’ You say you’re even thinking about dying? Well, before you do anything rash—like hiring Steve Sarkisian—dig this! Everybody plays the fool…sometimes…There’s no exception to the rule.” —The Main Ingredient (adjusted) Kick it! Right off the Top: My advice to […]
By Joe Torosian “When all else fails there’s always delusion.”—Conan O’Brien Kick it! Right off the Top: I guess I wrote a column last week calling for the end of Temple City football…I can’t find it on my computer but if you run across it can you forward it to me? Thanks.
By Joe Torosian “Joe, when I became a Principal I was told to do three things. Make sure no one was standing in front of the school smoking. Make sure the grounds were properly landscaped. And, make sure I had a good football team.”—Tony Ortega, retired educator, football coach, current president of the National Football […]
By Joe Torosian “Sometimes when I wake up in Milagro, I want to scream.”—Ruby Archuleta Kick it! Right off the Top: What happens in the Rio Hondo League next football season? Will San Marino, Monrovia, South Pasadena and La Canada get two byes during league play? Can anyone, honestly, see Blair and Temple City fielding […]
By Joe Torosian “Do I dare disturb the universe? In a minute there is time. For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”—T.S. Eliot Kick it!
By Joe Torosian “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”—Groucho Marx Kick it!