(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in the TEN)
1.) Arroyo opens at San Marino on August 29th.
2.) An esitmated 1.5 million of the 4.8 million homes in Los Angeles had access to the Dodgers’ new SportsNet LA network for all of Clayton Kershaw’s no-hitter.
3.) “Glad he’s going somewhere…I’m going for a milkshake.”—MVS commenter “Mid Valley Maven
4.) “The Brawl in Montreal” Sugar Ray Leonard versus Roberto Duran was fought on this date in 1980. Duran won by decision.
5.) “…Public (schools) get a lot of private bounce backs. We got a couple this year that should make us a tough team.”—Northview offensive coordinator Chris Williams
6.) Former LA Rams strong safety Dave Elmendorf turns 65 today.
7.) St. Paul opens the 2014 season at home on August 29th against…Firebaugh.
8.) On this date in 1975 the film “Jaws” is released.
9.) Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Blake Bortles, the first quarterback taken in the NFL draft, has signed a four-year contract worth more than $20.6 million.
10.) “It is what is. It doesn’t apply to me. I have a totally different mindset and mind frame, so I’ll just stay in my lane and let everybody else say what they have to say.”—Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson on turning 30.