Fanview: July 2, 2015

Joe T. scanning the field at the Creston Tourney.

Joe T.

“Drivin’ over Kanan, singin’ to my soul
There’s people out there turnin’ music into gold.”—John Stewart

Kick it!

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.

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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.

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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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Psalms 94:9

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9 Comments to "Fanview: July 2, 2015"

  1. Really's Gravatar Really
    July 8, 2015 - 12:39 am | Permalink

    On Curt Scoby- I want to know if you are going to give us updates when his college days are over. You know, like his arrest record, and what prison he will be reassigned to. Oh, don’t forget the cell block so I can send him a copy of the Midvalley fish-rap because he is not allowed computer access. Wow! This is almost as bad as anything on Jude Oliva,,, lol

  2. South Pas's Gravatar South Pas
    July 5, 2015 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Well, last year was unfortunate for the kids that their coach didn’t have enough faith in them and made a serious error in judgment as a result, but taking the third playoff spot in the RHL is not enough to be a good team. I’m sure everyone from South Pas, TC, and La Canada really wants that winning league record and first round playoff beating, just for the sake of bragging rights and a chance to compete in playoffs, but that’s not the same thing as being a good team and challenging Monrovia or San Marino.

    What about Blair? Do you think there’s any light at the end of that tunnel? It was good to see them get a few wins last year. Admittedly, it wasn’t against great competition, but I think that’s ok. A few wins to make football fun and not humiliating is probably necessary at this point. And giving Temple City something of a game was something they haven’t had in a league game in ages.

    From Joe T.: This is what sucks in regards to Blair. Going all the way back to the beginning of our coverage days local coaches told us that if Blair ever got the right coach they would dominate. Well they got the right coach in Tip Sanders and in 2007 they kicked everyones butt. They were also the last team to beat Monrovia in Rio Hondo League play…but that momentum was killed by the administration and the school district…That will always be the case at Blair.

  3. Oso Viejo's Gravatar Oso Viejo
    July 3, 2015 - 8:54 am | Permalink

    I think you may be on to something with that mid season trade idea. But why limit it to seniors? Or even players? I say we make this thing WIDE OPEN, set a trade deadline, (like midnight Saturday before league play starts), and let ‘er rip.

    I can see it now: team goes winless in non-league play yet has a stud player spinning his wheels for nothing. BOOM! TRADE HIM! School that wants him doesn’t have a player(s) you want? Trade him for a basketball player or even some really tall girl who is a cross over volleyball, roundball star. FREE MARKET BABY!

    Heck, I can even see making a deal for an assistant coach or even a really good AP Social Studies stud. Or that Mom who makes those killer carne asada burritos for the snack bar. Yeah Joe, I call you a real visionary.

    From Joe T.: Thank you…I’ve always thought I was 🙂

  4. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 3, 2015 - 7:10 am | Permalink

    @MVS , Kurt Scoby always shifted schools in HS level , now he is shifting in college, had a hard time getting grades @ HS level, he problably will have a harder time being accepted because of grades !
    He is not Reggie bush a super star to NFL! Does anyone know why he left Fresno? Or backed from APU?

  5. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 3, 2015 - 7:05 am | Permalink

    @ MVS ; Koffler RNC ? What is RNC ?

    From Joe T.: Republican National Committee

  6. Calvin Harizzz's Gravatar Calvin Harizzz
    July 2, 2015 - 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Haven’t heard much about Arroyo this summer (aside from their staff). Could mean two things #1 They are good and doing a good job of hiding it. #2 They are average or below average. All the coaching in the world doesn’t help if you don’t have talent. What’s the cheese MVS?

  7. South Pas's Gravatar South Pas
    July 2, 2015 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

    So other than having a soft non-league schedule, what else is going on at South Pas? Any chance of breaking into the big two?

    From Joe T.: I was hoping to make it out to the SP throw with Montebello today, but couldn’t swing it time wise. I don’t want to be negative, but if you mean by breaking into the Big 2 as knocking off M-Town or San Marino…Sorry. Don’t see it happening…The Tigers are the Greek Tragedy of valley football…Can you think of another team that has posted consistent winning records for the last five or six years but always misses the playoffs for one reason or another…And before anyone says schedule, CIF put McAulife in the playoffs last year

  8. Angel's Gravatar Angel
    July 2, 2015 - 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Joe thank you for your advice. Your opinions and thoughts are truly valued and appreciated.

  9. BlueEyes's Gravatar BlueEyes
    July 2, 2015 - 8:41 am | Permalink

    Ellinghouse has to have at least a half-semi chub going on, now that Niko is back. Kid runs his offense pretty darn good.

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