Fanview Lite: January 21, 2012

Joe T.

Kick it!

My apologies to Blue State…but I’ve had a come to sabermetrics moment…I believe in moneyball…

I cannot see the Ravens beating the Patriots tomorrow. In fact if they do, I will use that horrible high school picture of me (the one that makes me look like “Screech”) for a month on my column.

San Dimas DC Brian Mustain has a lot of linebackers coming back next season. They move everybody around on the Saints defense, but in the middle SD returns Justin Bugh and Jake Barbosa. On the outside they return Adam Casillas and Denzel Mitchell.

(If Bill Zernickow’s offense holds form, Mitchell should see an increase in playing time at running back.)

And with coaching changes at Pomona and Covina that leaves the top of the Valle Vista wide open for San Dimas and…(Dare I say? Dare! Dare!)…The Northview Vikings.

I never thought I’d say this, but there is way too much college basketball on television.

How do I know this? Well when you are so short of announcers that you have to have Doris Burke call a game it means too many games are on television.

The next best thing at Mayfair? We know about safety Billy Thomas (maybe we don’t), but wide receiver/cornerback Josh Anderson is only going to be a junior come September. Talented.

What do Rosemead alums Sergio Romo, Josh Vasquez, Dan Diaz, Mitchell Bonilla, Justin Fregoso, and Greg Parham have in common with current Panther Steven San Miguel?

The first time I ever saw former USC tailback Marc Tyler play, he was an outfielder for Parkview Little League in Lancaster.

It was a sectional Little League tournament and El Monte American’s Albert Molina Jr. struck him out while pitching a perfect game.

Almost 12 years later Molina has graduated from Rosemead High School where he played some really good football.

Tyler played in today’s East-West Shrine game in Florida.

And El Monte American is open for business down at Pioneer Park in El Monte (Drive by, sign up and play in the heart of Little League’s District 18).

I’m sorry for where Mike Mooney is right now, he was always nothing but class with me…and I pray peace for him going forward.

The Star-News’ Miguel Melendez is right; the Pasadena-Muir game should be moved to a bigger venue.

Most underrated quarterback heading into the 2012 spring, summer, and fall seasons (it all feels like one season now)?

Valley Christian’s Patrick Avila. He’s mobile (not necessarily a runner), has a good arm, and competes. Avila started all 11 of the Crusaders games in 2011 and finished with 16 touchdown passes against 14 interceptions. As the season wore on his decision making improved. Avila’s interception totals (11 through the first five weeks of the season) fell to only three over the course of the last six games.

The Dude abides…


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