Category Archives: Opinions
By Tim Peterson It’s not unprecedented. Temple City hired a head coach in May one year. There have been other hires as late as June. But with the football season a year round thing now if you don’t have a head coach in place by April 1, you may already be a step behind.
By Tim Peterson You know you’re getting old when high school football players that you covered are now taking head coaching jobs.
By Tim Peterson I love watching this UCLA team. With freshmen Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf mixed with seniors Bryce Alford and Isaac Hamilton it’s the most entertaining Bruin team in years. Throw in an Aaron Holiday and a Thomas Welsh and they may have the recipe for a national champion.
So Temple City isn’t folding its football program. Great news. By hiring an on campus teacher as the head coach the administration has at least shown that they are interested in creating some consistency and some interest in a program that desperately needs it.
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 Tim Peterson The Burbank hire may have been a surprise to everybody except the people who knew Burbank. While former Bulldog quarterback Adam Colman may have been under that radar as far the next head coach, to Burbank it made perfect sense.
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 Tim Peterson For 22 years we didn’t have a football team. Now we get a team every year. Maybe next January the Jacksonville Jaguars will announce they will be moving to the City of Industry.