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.

Tim can be reached at

14 Comments to "The Peterson Principle 4/22/13"

  1. Ekwa Chem's Gravatar Ekwa Chem
    April 24, 2013 - 9:46 am | Permalink

    Just play good ball and you will earn the respect that you want. No bad preseason teams though, you need to challenge and prove yourself to the rest of the division that you mean business.

  2. anonymous's Gravatar anonymous
    April 24, 2013 - 9:12 am | Permalink

    Gabs crying about getting recognition when nobody in that league gets it. Just play ball!!

  3. Clown's Gravatar Clown
    April 23, 2013 - 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Haha Gabby is terrible.

  4. Stat Checker's Gravatar Stat Checker
    April 23, 2013 - 4:29 pm | Permalink


    EM Stats versus Gabrielino
    38 Points
    417 yards passing
    178 yards rushing
    595 total yards kept in check

  5. Home of the Brave's Gravatar Home of the Brave
    April 23, 2013 - 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Note to Torosian/Peterson/Barker. My request is if that if your coverage of Gabrielino is screwed can you come over to BP and screw us in the same way?
    @FOLLOWER the MVS is fresh air. Take your problems someplace else.

  6. wow's Gravatar wow
    April 23, 2013 - 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Stop crying for attention Gabrielino. You should worry about staying consistent and not about the consistentcy of mvs. Who is Gabrielino anyway? One decent season, now you demand respect, please.
    Mvs, keep up the good work . No need to explain yourselves to these types.

  7. Follower's Gravatar Follower
    April 23, 2013 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    @ MVS: Have you read these articles? I take it you haven’t. If these article are not jabs, then I don’t know what is. Your facts are scewed. Sounds like MVS is taking this personal. SMH. No need for comment.

    MVS Staff: Read the articles? Genius, we wrote them! How is listing three football players in the top returners of the Mid Valley Division taking a “jab” at them? Define what you deem as a “jab”

  8. btbear's Gravatar btbear
    April 23, 2013 - 10:05 am | Permalink

    With Marshall entering the league one of the biggest issues is that their lower levels are a mess. No knock on them. They are a struggling school and smaller in size. Their coaches work hard Im sure, but without numbers you cant fill out rosters. What to teams that do have freshmen and Jv levels do when Marshall cant fill out those squads.

  9. Follower's Gravatar Follower
    April 23, 2013 - 9:21 am | Permalink

    @ Anonymous: Way to bring it to light! MVS shows great awareness of other Mid Valley programs and players (Ex. Monrovia – Recruit talent from all over). However Gabrielino efforts are ignored. Take account bloggers. Mid Valley Sports News efforts are scewed and need to be under new management.

    From MVS Staff: Try the search and see what comes up for Gabrielino and then come back and say Gabrielino’s efforts are ignored.
    4-6-2013 Arcadia Invitational. Mark Winchell only athlete noted in the post.
    2-26-2013 – The Ten. Lady Eagles soccer semi-final game.
    2-21-2013 – Mid Valley Top 12 returning wr’s – Jeremy Franco
    2-26-2013 – Mid Valley Top 15 returning rb’s – Carlos Monjares
    2-14-2013 – Mid Valley Top 5 returning qb’s – Elijah Peters
    2-11-2013 – The Ten – Tyler Shimamoto
    2-7-2013 – Fanview – Elijah Peters
    One last thing, go look at the Arroyo v. Gabrielino football story. We were on the field!

  10. Follower's Gravatar Follower
    April 23, 2013 - 9:10 am | Permalink

    @ MVS: It is obvious, MVS has shown no respect to Gabrielino. Even after 2012 Gab football (7-3) season, which defense dominated and is expected to do the same 2013. MVS again, fails to actknowledge Gabrielino efforts, even when they beat Rosemead and stiffled SEM & EM offense (Check the numbers). No respect for GAB! If I were MVS. I would read my own 2012 articles, Examples: Open season article. SEM article, EM article. “If you can find any I’ll acknowledge it.” All season long.
    @ MVS. “Huh? Just read the column again and don’t see any “jabs” at Gabrielino. And we have never taken “jabs” at Gabrielino in the past.” Maybe your not noticing! Maybe this is why MVS is not allowed on Gabrielino field. Take Notice! Duh.! Your only missing out on greatness.

  11. NewRam's Gravatar NewRam
    April 23, 2013 - 7:46 am | Permalink

    Cox has come a long way. I got a good last look at him last season against Cathedral in a quarterback war with Rettig….in the game where he struggled with ankle damage that limited his senior season.
    His courage under fire and pressured on the field decision making – are two components Cox has long held. While not the bomber that Rettig is, Cox fired two beautiful deep post throws and as well as a couple long outs that demonstrated his arm strength. I hope he reps well at Utah.

  12. Bobby Knight's Gravatar Bobby Knight
    April 22, 2013 - 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Simple. You said that a win over Marshall is a confidence builder. Huge put down for the Eagles. A confidence building win for them would be a victory over Cerritos or Blair.

  13. Free Advise!'s Gravatar Free Advise!
    April 22, 2013 - 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I feel your frustration. I notice there are other readers of these blogs that also share the same comprehension problem. I don’t know if it stems from ADD, education received, or just a case of selective reading. These symptoms seem to be the most severe among Monrovia faithfuls.

  14. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    April 22, 2013 - 7:35 pm | Permalink

    What do you have against Gabrielino? It seems as though whenever the opportunity presents itself to take a jab at them, you always swing for the fences. Did someone from Gab steal your girlfriend in high school or what? Get over it already!
    From MVS Staff: Huh? Just read the column again and don’t see any “jabs” at Gabrielino. And we have never taken “jabs” at Gabrielino in the past. I have no idea what you’re talking about and apparently neither do you. Please cite examples of when and where we took a jab at Gabrielino and if you can find any I’ll acknowledge it. But I know you won’t find any because there aren’t any. Thanks for the clicks though.

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