The Peterson Principle 4/22/13

Rosemead HC Marc Paramo will get to face old pal Jim Arellanes beginning in 2014 when Marshall joins the MVL

Rosemead HC Marc Paramo will get to face old pal Jim Arellanes beginning in 2014 when Marshall joins the MVL

I’m not sure why there is such an uproar about Marshall coming to the Mission Valley League. If I’m a card carrying member of the MVL I’m thrilled about the new entry.

Marshall, at least for the moment, isn’t exactly setting the world on fire. Doesn’t the rest of the league simply chalk up another victory when the Eagles are on the schedule? Heck, for a team like Mt. View or Gabrielino it could be a confidence builder. The argument I’m hearing against Marshall is that it weakens the league. Okay but Marshall isn’t going to be the weak link forever. With Blair on the way out and an influx of athletes there will eventually be a turnaround. When the change comes into effect in 2014 Blair might already be a goner. Now if they argue that Marshall should change its name to something other than Eagles I can see the point. Three teams in a seven team league with the same name is a bit much.

Rosemead head coach Marc Paramo and Marshall HC Jim Arellanes both said they are looking forward to the challenge of squaring off against each other. They used to work together at Rosemead for Matt Koffler when Paramo was the DC and Arellanes the OC.

You ever notice when releaguing takes place the CIF is always quick to point out that all sports are considered. But when you see the quotes they are always from football coaches and when there are going to be appeals, it is the football coaches who are doing the appealing.

Former Pasadena OC and long time area coach Michael McKay said quarterback Brandon Cox is “tearing it up” at Utah. Cox is participating in spring workouts at Utah and will begin his freshman year in September.

Buena Park Coach Anthony White sent in a tape of Cox’ Pop Warner highlights to the Utah recruiting coordinator back in 2008. Interesting story.

Another local quarterback, Schurr’s Aaron Cantu parlayed a two year stint at ELAC into a scholarship offer at Southern Utah. Cantu is working out with the first team in spring workouts.

I’m not sure why Marshall got approved to join the MVL but Crescenta Valley was denied in its attempt to join the Rio Hondo. It seemed like a good fit to me. Releaguing aside, anybody know the exact dates of the CV passing tournament?

La Mirada’s Dallis Todd may have verbally committed to Oklahoma but that won’t stop the offers from coming in. A verbal commitment is just that – a verbal. Todd hasn’t signed anything yet and the Oklahoma offer will only increase the interest from other D-1 schools.

We’ll hear about the Southeast and any other changes this Friday as the releaguing continues.


When the Dodgers get swept by the San Diego Padres at home, it doesn’t matter if its April or September there’s something wrong. Three games below .500 (as of Saturday night) isn’t exactly the way the new ownership had things planned. Mike Scioscia isn’t the only manager in trouble. If the Dodgers had no problem picking up the contracts of Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, don’t think for a minute that they won’t show Don Mattingly the door and bring in a high priced manager. Tony LaRussa?


At last the real NBA season starts. Maybe it was because of the shortened NBA schedule last year but this season seemed like a never ending marathon. Contrary to what you may have heard last week, after a couple of Laker victories, no the Lakers aren’t better without Kobe Bryant. Yes they have a chance against San Antonio, in fact they have two – slim and none. But against Oklahoma City, slim will be out of town.

As for the Clippers? Well, when do the NHL playoffs begin? I’m going with the Kings.

That’s my principle.

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