Fanview Lite: April 24, 2014

El Rancho HC Vinnie Lopez talking with Mid Valley Sports' Tim Peterson.

“I’m really happy here at ER.”—El Rancho HC Vinnie Lopez

“Just to think that it all began on a long-forgotten morn

‘Come in’ she said. ‘I’ll give you shelter from the storm.’”—Bob Dylan

Kick it!

Okay, so the Yankees Michael Pineda forgot to wash his neck between innings…he’s a slob, I get it…but does MLB have to suspend a starting pitcher on my fantasy team?

I keep hearing Phil Jackson is the zen master, a Jedi master, and brilliant, but my question persists…He’s never built a team, so can we hold off building him up too Obi Wan levels until the Knicks at least reach a conference final?

Or when the Knicks reach the first round and get bounced, am I going to be told that’s the new norm?

There’s been a lot of talk about who Rosemead has at its skill positions but there’s more than a few players returning to its offensive line (LT: John Leanos, LG: Brandon Olayo, C: Mike Manschrek) that make the Panthers trouble for the teams they will face.

The “Coach” Jim Brownfield Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament will be held at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena on May 30th. 

Sponsored by the National Football Foundation with the goal being to raise scholarship monies for local football players. If interested in being a sponsor or participating in the golf tournament please contact Tony Ortega at (562) 458-8895

So with my next statement do I lose all hope of collecting any Norwalk gear, if I say that Mayfair is the team everyone is overlooking in the Suburban League this fall? Better still can somebody from the Suburban tell me, with confidence, that they will still be in the Southeast Division on May 1st.?

My first response to the release of the NFL schedule for 2014 is;… yawn…(stretch)…yawn.

I like almost everything the NFL does, but the release of the schedule does as much for me as Big George Hernandez would in a bikini. Meaning, I’m just not interested. This is probably because the best teams in the NFL regularly meet in the playoffs. To me Maranatha-Mt. View on a Thursday night has far more intrigue.

Thursday night prep football games are great…Except when the game announcer, drunk with electronic power, suddenly believes he hosting SportsCenter and starts giving out scores from the NFL contest that night.

“Move the chains!”

Last Add NFL Schedule: Actually the pre-season schedule interests me more.

"A Night Out With Pops!" Marc Paramo enjoying a Dodger game with an owner of his heart.

“A Night Out With Pops!” Mead HC Marc Paramo enjoying a Dodger game with the owner of his heart.

Something to remember about the quarterback returning for Burbank; Ryan Meredith threw 226 passes in 2013. Yes, 29 of them went for touchdowns…but only two (that’s “2”) were picked off.

At El Rancho, head coach Vinnie Lopez was pink slipped and rumors were starting to circulate he was heading to Western High School in Anaheim.

“Western did offer me,” Lopez said. “And I listened to their offer but I am committed to The Ranch. When I got hired here, I told them this would be at least a four year project to rebuild the program. Yes, we have had some success in my first two years but we have unfinished business to take care of. We are making huge strides and I look forward to being here at El Rancho.”

Lopez confirmed the Western offer was to be their HC.

El Rancho itself has expressed a very strong desire to keep Lopez on campus and will have a better idea of his status at the end of the school year when faculty transitions are announced.

Last Add Western: Another name rumored to have interviewed for the HC gig was longtime San Dimas standout assistant Mark Holman.

Last Add Mayfair: Querale Hall…I don’t know how to pronounce his first name, but the dude can play.

Finally: Did you know that Glendale standout Daniel Jung will be back for his senior year in 2014? All Jung did for the John (Formerly “Gypsy John”) Tuttle in 2013 was rush for 914 yards, scored 12 touchdowns (9 rushing), was in on 36 tackles, picked off two passes, caused three fumbles, and recovered one.


In regards to “Survivor”: Oh Jefra, the light shines dimly.

In regards to Burbank: The Bulldogs three losses last season were by a combined 15 points.

In regards to Temple City Football: “It has to be Mr. Saxon,” says a returning offensive linemen. “We all know him.”

In regards to Maranatha quarterback Eli Snyder: His father is Zach Snyder.

In regards to former Gabrielino DC Steve Swanson: Has anyone considered asking him if he’d be willing to come out of retirement?

The Dude abides…


Nehemiah 4: 14

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