“Drivin’ over Kanan, singin’ to my soul There’s people out there turnin’ music into gold.”—John Stewart
Right off the Top: I lost track of the fact that July 1st is Bobby Bonilla Day…The former stiff actually collects a $1.2-million check from the New York Mets, from a deferred buyout in 1999, through 2035.
I can’t slam Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick because I haven’t seen him play since spring training…I can say, however, Dee Gordon looks pretty good in Miami. The Marlins aren’t good, but they do know how to beat the Giants.
Last Add El Monte Quarterback Edward Dominguez: The testimony is, stay put. If you have talent, if you have the physical dimensions schools are looking for, they will find you.
On the other hand if you’re stuck at a school that has had five head coaches in five years…Then get the heck out of Dodge.
The Traveling Man: Kurt Scoby is now at Dixie State…Wow. We annually cover APU’s game in St. George, Utah. I hope he gets on the field. The Red Storm plays good football…and the stadium is only a couple of miles from Cracker Barrel.
Game to keep an eye on, or at least should be a lot of fun, is Maranatha going to San Dimas on Friday, September 4th. Every time I’ve tried to see the Saints this summer and spring I’ve been derailed but don’t let my silence fool you…Others have told me that, while Northview is the favorite in the Valle Vista, the party isn’t over in San Dimas. I agree.
Here’s a possibility…just a possibility…given its preseason schedule South Pasadena, yes, I said the Tigers, could be (could be) undefeated when they start league play on October 9th against La Canada…Truth is, they can probably beat the Spartans and be 6-0.
Speaking of Running Backs: The best player at Temple City, for new HC March Shettleroe, is running back Anthony Degravina.
Word out of Sierra Canyon is that quarterback Niko Harris is a 100 percent and looking great. Harris, a junior, had the fast start to his sophomore season derailed by a knee injury. The Trailblazers will continue to be Mid-Valley contenders.
I take heat every year by honking for Mayfair’s Isaiah Jackson, but I don’t care. I’m also going to honk for another under the radar quarterback who probably won’t see post-season this year…Walnut’s Micah Maes…
CIF ought to allow mid-season trades for seniors. I always advocate for this (and I always get the sanctimonious; ‘Joe, life is more than football, these are just kids…’ yada, yada)…Think about it. Walnut could very well be improved this year, but are they going to find any traction in the Hacienda League? They’ve got Chino, Diamond Ranch, Los Altos, West Covina, and Charter Oak in front of them. Not even a SCOTUS interpretation of the 14th Amendment could rescue them from that.
But perhaps if a senior quarterback could be dealt to a contender, with his consent, then you might have something really interesting going on in mid-October when fates become sealed and opportunity arises.
In regards to the New York Mets: The offense hasn’t looked this good since the days of Mike Vail.
In regards to Matt Koffler: No truth to the rumor the former Rosemead HC is seeking the RNC’s Presidential nomination…
In regards to politics: “Folks, it’s simply time to concede the point…today’s conservative movement is Cumberland College, Obama is Georgia Tech.”—Dennis Miller
In regards to boxing: “Why is it we’ll watch a boxing movie, but we won’t watch boxing?”—Dan Patrick
In regards to Scottie Pippen: He says he was LaMarcus Alridge before LaMarcus Alridge.
The Dude abides…
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