This is going to sound terrible…and I probably deserve criticism for it…but let the kids transfer from school to school.
I know, I know, the students are there for education not sports, but quite often it is sports that motivates you to go get that education.
When dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was in high school, I was a terrible student… during the school year, but when summer came I was Mr. Cal Tech.
How come? Because I knew if I screwed up I couldn’t play ball in the fall.
There are things that are learned from a good coach, that can never be learned in the classroom. A good athletic program, appropriately invested in, can/will/does make a difference in a lot of lives.
(Tangent: After hearing what I’ve heard this week; love your coaches, because 90% of them do amazing work.)
Don’t like that idea?
Okay lets get really radical, drop all high school sports. If the communities want football or badminton, then let the communities run football or badminton.
It was nice to see former Laker, Pasadena product, Michael Cooper channeling his Doctor Harry Edwards on the post-game show Sunday.
Everyone seems to be really excited about the Kings, but I’ve seen these playoff performances before. They occur every eight to ten years…but what usually happens after all the good will and energy is they fall flat the following season. I like playoff hockey, but I’m not buying.
I’ve got a face full of scars wishing and hoping for the Kings…but in the end I may look better than Los Angeles Angels fans who are wishing/hoping Albert Pujoles can turn back the clock.
Temple City running a double-wing in 2012?
If it was a normal world…where high schools could go after the coaches that make sense for their programs instead of scrambling to fill voids…who would be Arcadia’s pick to replace the recently resigned Jon Dimalante?
Note: This is just speculation…but would they consider a Mike McFarland?
Someone asked me where my “Oh, I’ve always been a Kentucky fan” declaration was after the Wildcats won the NCAA tourney a few weeks ago…Sorry, there are some things I can do and some things I can’t.
I can’t sit through a Bill Maher monologue. I can’t sit through “The Princess Diaries” without heaving. I can’t figure out a way to get Peterson to pick up the check at lunch.
…And I most certainly cannot and would never, ever, not even with a gun to my back, root, cheer, or bandwagon for the Kentucky Wildcats…
Oh, but I’ve always been a Jack Givens fan.
I’m big on Ezra Broadus.
Have you seen the numbers on the South El Monte girls softball team? In particular look up Diaz and Nguyen.
Sad and sobering was the passing of former Florida basketball standout Dwayne Schintzius from complications dealing with leukemia. Schintzius was only 43 and I remember him being touted as the next Bill Walton.
The one thing the pending playoff shift does for local football is it allows locals to line up firmly behind one school. If they don’t already, folks are really going to start to love Monrovia around here.
Sierra Canyon, which will most likely enter the Mid-Valley Division, is a good solid Christian school and a great football team…but shortly they will be viewed as the evil empire. This is inevitable.
Do the Lakers need Kobe?
The Dude abides…
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