Fanview: May 20, 2014

Joe T.

Joe T.

“Never been awake,
Never seen a day break…”—Pilot

Kick it!

Oh, I’ve always been a Indiana Pacers fan!

You heard it here first, Keppel breaks the curse…The Aztecs get their first Almont League victory this century in 2014.

Unless there is a Pat Ewing, David Robinson, or Tim Duncan…does winning the NBA Draft Lottery mean anything? Is Kevin Love worth a lottery pick? Is a lottery pick worth anything?

When the West punted down by two scores with two minutes to play on Friday night in the Hall of Fame game fans began to complain…“Oh sure, now you don’t want to punt,” said El Monte HC Joel Sanchez.

Word out of Burroughs is that Indians HC Keith Knoop is addicted to Sharkey’s Bistro…Note to Knoop: I want a finders fee…or at least some of the Bistro’s pulled pork.

For the Record: Jorge Reyna is still at Pasadena. He plans on playing football next year at Pasadena. He plans on graduating from Pasadena a year from now.

The CIF playoff groupings are out:
Central: Hacienda, Mt. Baldy, Palomares, Sunkist, Rio Hondo
Mid-Valley: Almont, Gold Coast Miramonte, Mission Valley, Montview, Valle Vista
Northwest: Ambassador, De Anza, Del Rey, Northern, Olympic, Prep
Southeast: Del Rio, Mission, Pacific, San Gabriel Valley, Suburban

Didn’t we publish this same list over a week ago?

The MVS staff and Rio Hondo League will be at a local sports bar & grill this evening karaoke singing Alice Cooper’s “Welcome to my Nightmare”.

I’m just really happy Blair finally got some relief…Kenley Jansen style.

Not sure who is in the Northern League…can somebody help us out?

This has bled through a few message board comments, but it is now official Jude Oliva is the offensive coordinator at Buena Park. Oliva reunites with Anthony White the current BP HC. In the summer of 2009 White lured Oliva over to Temple City…for about three days before Oliva changed his mind and returned to San Gabriel where he became the head coach in 2010.

Rosters for the 605 game are supposed to be released tomorrow. Montebello’s Pete Gonzalez is coaching the West while Artesia’s Joe Veach will lead the East. The game will played on Friday, June 6th at Cerritos College.

Speaking of Montebello: Word is Oilers tailback Isaac Mendibles is bigger and faster heading into his junior year.

I thought Peterson did a great job with the Roddy Layton story.

About us being vanilla…okay, I guess we are. I just don’t have the energy anymore. There are other things to get emotionally invested in, things to be excited about, things I want to do.

I spent the last half of the 1980’s as an activities director at a junior high summer camp up in Idyllwild. There was one kid from south-central, his name was Mike Jackson, who wore a baseball cap and talked about his favorite player…Harold Reynolds.

Afterwards we stayed in touch for a while, we exchanged letters, and then life went on. Word came to me last night that Mike died of natural causes. He’d become a radio technician after college and volunteered as an aid at a public school working with special ed kids. I still see twelve year old Mike preaching the gospel of Harold Reynolds and the Seattle Mariners. I share this not to conjure up sympathy (the kid became a man and was out of my life)…but when the comments started flooding in about how lousy we were, how terrible we were, how we suck because we didn’t say Roddy Layton sucked…I got the news about Mike’s passing.

Yeah, we suck…Okay, but those saying we suck never knew Mike Jackson and I got to know Mike Jackson over the course of a few summers when I was trying to be the best person I could be. You don’t get to know a Mike Jackson by acting like an ass and tearing down people.

And I have been very guilty of acting like an ass in the past. By letting my anger get the best of me I’ve done stupid things that I have to own. You don’t get to meet great people by constantly searching for ways to tear them down. Also every great person you meet, with the exception of Jesus Christ, is going to be far from perfect.

Is Roddy Layton perfect? Nope…But he’s a good guy. So is Zernickow, so is “His Arroyo Baldness” when he curses me for bringing up the wrong subject…So is Big Tony when he eats all the wings from Rio’s in Montebello on a Friday night…while we’re on the air.

If I never would have efforted to be better, if I had never taken those weeks to work those camps in my youth, I never would have known a kid like Mike Jackson. My point is, there are just better things to do with our time.

Mike’s passing is a reminder to me that there is so little time, that we are all far from perfect, and that we have to be purposeful in our deeds…Otherwise…well…what a waste of life.

Thanks for the soapbox.

In regards to forgiveness: “Time heals no wounds.”—“His Arroyo Baldness”
In regards to playing defensive back: “A jab step don’t mean nothing. You want him to give you two steps before you react. A jab step means he ain’t coming.”—Keppel defensive coordinator Kymm Snowden
In regards to millionaire Dodger prospect Alex Guerrero: Can he play third base?
In regards to Fantasy Baseball: I’m sort of over it.
In regards to “Survivor”: I think it’s going to be a Final Two on Wednesday.

The Dude abides…
Psalm 3:3
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26 Comments to "Fanview: May 20, 2014"

  1. all talk's Gravatar all talk
    May 30, 2014 - 12:15 am | Permalink

    @charter oak dad.let the season start before you start talking championship. San Gabriel have alot of D1 players in there division. Come on charter oak and St.Francis.our division is not afraid to go against nobody bring it.dropped down to lower division because you can’t play with schools like serra,mater-dei,alemany.we will put up a fight.keep your mouth quite until the season begin.

  2. funny's Gravatar funny
    May 29, 2014 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    @charter oak dad you bragging on St.Francis why you not bragging on charter oak your own team.nobody is going to let St.Francis run over there team in the south east division.St.Francis beat jserra big deal.all southeast teams have good players.oh yeah St.Francis couldn’t hang with teams like alemany and other big time Catholic schools. Southeast teams will be ready.

  3. charter Oak Dad's Gravatar charter Oak Dad
    May 29, 2014 - 7:16 pm | Permalink

    I’m Baaaaaacccckkkk!!!! SGVL, wake up and smell the coffee, LA Serna got lucky last year.They should have lost that game by 10 points. I guess 1 outta 3 ain’t bad. 1 cif title in 46 years isnt bad either, lmao!!! Frankie palmer was your entire team and now he is gone. Looks like LA Serna will have to wait another 46 yrs. St. Francis takes the next 3 CIF titles!!!!

  4. May 24, 2014 - 7:32 am | Permalink

    10 am- Downey. And also, the reigning champs, La Serna, will give people a challenge with or without Palmer. They will be a solid competitor.

  5. May 23, 2014 - 5:37 pm | Permalink

    All this talk about La Mirada, St Francis, Cathedral. Has everyone forgotten about the San Gabriel valley league and Downey? They throw tomorrow against Long Beach Poly and Narbonne. Someone should come see where the real athletes are.

    From Joe T.: What time and where?

  6. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 22, 2014 - 11:21 am | Permalink

    Jorge Reyna at Pasadena cant wait to see what he and the team bring to the table, hopefully the Bulldogs bring a championship ring. This kid never rest always working out and practicing one thing for sure he is a hard worker Good Luck Jorge!

  7. MVS sport's Gravatar MVS sport
    May 22, 2014 - 7:42 am | Permalink

    Kids that go from school to school every year ,are they never happy? are they not spoiled? and have to move because “I don’t get the ball” I wonder How many of those kids will make millions doing this after college, a handfull? a high percentage? Or will they fail at work after college? if they even get to one, as they are not suited to cope with reality, are they going to quit their jobs because Daddy or Mommy said “the boss don’t like you ? leave” people that tend to those kids are begging just to have one more talented kid,and hope it transfers into wins, but what is he teaching the other kids in the roster? that he is a kiss ass? This is for all head coaches who wish to reply for or against my questions

  8. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    May 21, 2014 - 11:17 pm | Permalink

    I really hope the rhl stays in the new central division. Monrovia is good and should be pleading to stay in the central instead of going back to the mid valley. If I had to do a preseason top 5 for central division it would be…
    1. Glendora
    2. Charter Oak
    3. Canyon
    4. Los Altos
    5. Monrovia

  9. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    May 21, 2014 - 9:24 pm | Permalink

    CV Fan: Let me get this straight, you are writing off St. Francis in May? And you made this determination base on CV missing eight starters and St. Francis you assume had a full squad? Just one suggestion: Go research St. Francis’ class of 2015 and see how they did in the Mission League as freshmen against the likes of Cathedral, Serra and Chaminade. I think you will agree any of those latter teams would run circles around CV.

  10. CV fan's Gravatar CV fan
    May 21, 2014 - 8:34 pm | Permalink

    @ Football Fan
    St Francis is not even close to what they were last season. They just played CV in 11 on 11 and they were equal at best and CV was missing eight season starters.
    Muir has inherited a quarterback between him and his family has been a cancer to every sports team he has ever played on. I predict the wheels will fall of that wagon.

  11. Really's Gravatar Really
    May 21, 2014 - 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Joe T
    On The C.I.F. Conference it Posts- Gold Coast:
    Small School Re-leaguing- Alpha Ocean Valley= Then is , Why I don’t know? (Who’s on First)
    Here they are:
    1.Brentwood 2. Campbell Hall 3. Cross Roads 4.Kilpatrick 5. Paraclete 6. Sierra Canyon 7. View Point 8. Windward-
    I don’t know which teams play football in this league, but those are the 8 listed.

    So, Maybe Mission Valley would get 3 spots, Alpha Ocean gets 4 or 3 and the other 6 team leagues get 2 each as C.I.F. states
    Or Alpha gets 3. Division A of Alpha Ocean Valley has 3 teams, if Campbell Hall does not play football, then they get 1 Automatic and Division B would get the other 2 automatic bids Then there might be 1 At Large for all the other teams to fight over.

    Let us know what you find out.

  12. CV fan's Gravatar CV fan
    May 21, 2014 - 11:33 am | Permalink

    Muir QB Chase Keough a transfer from Verdugo to Sotomayor and now Muir.

  13. Noble's Gravatar Noble
    May 21, 2014 - 11:25 am | Permalink

    Muir just threw at the Rancho Cucamonga tourney

  14. football fan's Gravatar football fan
    May 21, 2014 - 10:31 am | Permalink

    Who is Muir QB?

    From Joe T.: That’s the question we are asking right now…Joey Knowles is the only quarterback listed on last year’s roster that is returning…but we don’t know for sure.

  15. Football Fan's Gravatar Football Fan
    May 21, 2014 - 9:16 am | Permalink

    If I had to do a preseason top 5 for the new southeast division it would be
    1. St.Francis
    2. Cathedral
    3. Muir
    4. Burbank
    5. Norwalk

    From Joe T.: Does anyone know when/where/if Muir is throwing any time soon?

  16. Really's Gravatar Really
    May 21, 2014 - 7:40 am | Permalink

    Joe T
    I looked on line at the C.I.F. Document for re-leaguing and there is no Gold Coast. Paraclete is in Alpha Ocean Valley league which has 8 teams. Maybe they did not change the name to Gold Coast. However, may be it is that split 4 teams and 4 teams. Does that means that with 6 leagues, and 1 is split so really 7 leagues. So, they get 4 playoff spots, the other 5 leagues get 2 each, that’s 14 so that means there will be only 2 at large playoff spots? Too bad for the Mission Valley teams with 7 teams.

    From Joe T.: If the Gold Coast is the name of a “conference” and the split Alpha is still intact…then it would be the same as last year. I checked Sierra Canyon’s schedule and blocked on it is a Week Ten Alpha League title game…The crazy part is there are not eight football playing members in this grouping, but six (Marshall to the MVL, Campbell Hall not playing). That means there would be only three teams on each side of the split. Sierra Canyon lists only two league games in Week Eight and Nine. I’ve got calls out…and will pass on what I hear.

  17. sports fan's Gravatar sports fan
    May 21, 2014 - 5:12 am | Permalink

    Why is it Ok for private schools to recruit and it’s not OK for public? They do play against each other at times out of league! They should not be able to do it.

  18. Norwalkfan's Gravatar Norwalkfan
    May 20, 2014 - 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Nor-rock will take on anyone!

  19. bulldogfan's Gravatar bulldogfan
    May 20, 2014 - 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Muir and Burbank will also have something to say!!

  20. realTALK's Gravatar realTALK
    May 20, 2014 - 8:27 pm | Permalink

    How does St. Francis made the semi finals losing to Serra in a great game and then gets moved down division!? Makes no sense! Please tell me that they are still not in the mission league

    From Joe T.: They are in the Mission League

  21. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    May 20, 2014 - 8:26 pm | Permalink

    OldSchool: You obviously have never seen St. Francis play. Ask all those schools you mentioned to loan you the St. Francis JSerra game from last year. Private schools (not so much at St. Francis) do a lot of recruiting, no one recruits more than Cathedral.

  22. OldSchool's Gravatar OldSchool
    May 20, 2014 - 7:22 pm | Permalink

    If St.Francis and Cathedral think they’ll come in and just bully everyone in the playoffs they got another thing coming. Suburban leagues Mayfair, Norwalk and La Miranda will have something to say!!!

  23. CoachD's Gravatar CoachD
    May 20, 2014 - 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Did coach O get his credential?

  24. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    May 20, 2014 - 12:02 pm | Permalink

    St. Francis is now the King of the new Southeast. Cathedral a distant second with everyone else fighting for third place.

  25. clete's Gravatar clete
    May 20, 2014 - 11:18 am | Permalink

    Yes its the Alpha league. Gold Coast is our confrence name.

    From Joe T.: Just so I’m clear (on being wrong or right 🙂 ) The Alpha League still exists and is named the Alpha League? Or is the Gold Coast the league formerly known as the Alpha?

  26. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    May 20, 2014 - 10:33 am | Permalink

    Who’s in the Gold Coast League? The Alpha East and West?

    From Joe T.: Marshall is now in the MVL and Campbell Hall is not playing so it is now a six team league. They just renamed it Gold Coast

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